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8/3/08 11:14 A

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oh you need a copy of her books or at least go to your local library and if they don't have them do the interlibrary loan thing...she is SO worth it! let me know I have a fab GF pizza crust recipe that I use like foccia bread. AND the flours I mentioned to make magic flour is so much cheeper if you go to the chinese market instead of the health food store.

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8/3/08 7:04 A

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Thanks all , for the warm welcomes . My sons are 8 , and 3 years old . I'll have to look back at the chia discussion , I stopped buying gluten free chia bread because I can now make my own which is cheaper and better .
VALERIETHEVEG - Thanks for that . I will try the
" magic flour " . I use a variety of things , but this looks good , 'cos there are no expensve additives .
LYBBE1631 - Its Interesting to note that there is no test which can actually rule celiacs disease out . I mainly mention it because most celiacs are chronically ill for many years before they have a diagnosis , and being on a low gluten diet can make the diagnosis harder ( so if you do find yourself in the midst of a chronic illness , please consider CD )
GWINTER - Now as for the question regarding the evils of gluten ;
My most recent disturbing finding about gluten is that in susceptible persons it can cause/aggravate schizophrenia , and brain calcification . I searched long and hard to find the much alluded to link between psychiatric conditions and gluten intolerance .
Another interesting study conducted on extremely obese individuals , showed that many of them lost weight on a gluten free diet when EVRYTHING else had failed . None of them showed any signs of gluten sensitivity or intolerance BTW .
There is plenty more I could tell you , but I am not particulary comfortable conveying facts without acknowledging their sources . If there is a general interest in this topic , perhaps we could have a
" gluten is evil " thread , and post up links to studies , and thoughts on the topic .


Whether you think you will fail , or think you will succeed - you are probably right !!
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8/2/08 10:39 P

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I look forward to seeing you around. Willy has lots of good input here as well.

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VALERIETHEVEG's Photo VALERIETHEVEG Posts: 464
8/2/08 10:26 P

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well besides being Glue(we've all made glue from water and flour, this alone suggests it is hard to digest)~ celiac disease is also called idiopathic steatorrhea, sprue, and gluten iduced enteropathy. Wheat and Rye are big cluprits.
"Chemically wheat flour consists primarily of starch and water and to a lesser degree protein and a very minimal amount of fat. The starch and protein can be separated and when analyzed, gluten is found only within the protein portion. From the gluten, which makes up 90% of the protein a much smaller amount of a second protein, gliadin, can be isolated. It is in this fraction of the gluten that the TOXIC activity resides. "W.k Dickie a WWII Dutch Doctor. Dr Dickie was the first to standardize the glueten free diet as a treatment for Sprue.
the toxic effect of gluten and gliaden on the absorptive surface of the small intestine.
The symptoms are diverse but undetected the damage can cause malabsorption of food and lead to anemia, malnutrition calcium deficiency; small intestine damage. the main culprits wheat oats barley and rye...the substitution I call magic flour=2C rice flour, 2/3C potato starch and 1/3C tapioca flour this combo substitutes cup for cup in recipies that call for wheat flour.
This is a paraphrased excerpt from the GLUTEN FREE GOURMET, LIVING WELL WITHOUT WHEAT~ BY BETTE HAGMAN.

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GWINTER Posts: 43
8/2/08 7:15 P

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What can you tell us about the Evils of gluten ?

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8/2/08 11:36 A

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Welcome to the team &YES! GLUE-ten glues your insides together!
I'm not celiac but I do feel better without the wheat, like my body burns cooler. My kitchen is 90% organic and is wheat free..I know tons about nutrition too,I don't always apply that knowledge either. I don't bend for processed, I bend for gourmet delights out.
How old is your son? Last week we talked about Chia around here and it's supposed to help with digestion and I'd like to put it on my next grocery list!


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8/2/08 7:29 A

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Welcome to the group. I don't have celiac disease, but I am definitely sensitive to gluten and processed foods. I feel so much better when I don't eat them that it just isn't worth it to me to try. There are lots of good tips and tricks on this board - enjoy!!

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8/2/08 6:52 A

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Hi All . I'm a celiac mum , with a passion for food ; mostly whole foods . Almost glad to be a celiac , 'cos I've been finding out how EVIL gluten is ... Its just one of those things that is more and more prevalent in proccessed foods , and is clearly unhealthy for all . Plus being a celiac means that you CANNOT eat most proccessed foods , and take-outs etc. I've recently come to the conclusion that every one should be vegetarian , at least one day a week ; and vegan for at least one day as well . Haven't really succeeded at the strictly vegan thing yet , but I'm glad that I am working on it . i hope to pick up some good tips , and encouragement around here . I'm quite knowledgable about a lot of food stuff , but not always in applying it .

Whether you think you will fail , or think you will succeed - you are probably right !!
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