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7/29/08 12:08 A

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Wow that is a lot to give up. I am thinking about starting with wheat and going from there.

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7/24/08 11:19 P

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Hey, I'm not celiac or have any known allergies to foods, but I have had anxiety issues my dr put me on a gf, as well as no corn, soy,dairy or coffee, or anything artificial, I have been on it for 1 month and have felt better no gas, more energy and am sleeping better, he has a website that you can go to and read all about him,He is a chiropractor and a nutritionist, I live in Kansas and his office is in texas, so he gives me consultations on the phone, he is reasonable. His website is www.drlenlopez.com, if you like what you see and decide to order any of his products please put my name on it as a referel, Debbie Prim, thanks, even if you don't want to order anything, he gives lots of advice on his blogs you can really clear up some problems, I know I feel better!m If you have any more questions I'll try to answer, Debbie

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7/24/08 10:15 P

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I think you have seen more of NM then I have. I have been to the airport in Albuquerque but most of my time is spend up here in Northern NM.

Carlsbad would be fun though.
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7/24/08 3:11 P

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I have to admit why we went though. My hubby is a total scifi geek. We saw the documentary 7 days in Roswell. So we went for the UFO festival. I thought it would be totally lame but it was a blast.

We went to Carlsbad Caverns which were amazing, we were in Albuquerque for 2 days, visited a place where we got to taste New Mexican wine. I loved the Native American influence on the Architecture and the culture.

It was a really neat vacation.

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7/24/08 3:04 P

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ah...Southern Oregon, a lot drier there isn't it? Yes, NM is a magical place. I get it why they call it the land of enchantment.
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7/24/08 2:53 P

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Bam,

I actually have eaten the South Beach Bars, love them and have no issues with them stomach wise. Like you said everyone reacts differently like. Most people with IBS can't do cheese but I can.



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7/24/08 2:44 P

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I have been living in Southern Oregon for the past 8 years. I grew up on the East Coast. I love it here. We live about 15 miles outside of Medford, Or.

I love NM. I went there two years ago. Hubby and I just loved it and want to go back some time.

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7/24/08 2:42 P

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Hi Gutbomb,
I grew up in Portland went to high school in Milwaukie and raised my kids in NE Portland and then SW Portland. Now I am here in nearly always sunny Taos.
And you?
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7/24/08 2:33 P

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hi, i was diagnoised with IBS at 18, i'm now 43, i would have bad bouts of it on and off, i always ate a high fiber diet & even took fiber supplements which seemed to help, i exercise regularly, and don't eat a lot of fat, anyways after being on high doses of steroids trying to get a cyst to shrink, then having to go on an antibotic,i had a bout with the IBS that last for over 6wks so i went into the dr. to get tested for celiac, dr. said i was gluten intolerant and to go GF, when i first started this eating GF 3mos ago, if i even accidental ate something with gluten in it i had horrible smelly gas and bloating that wouldn't go away until the next day when i had a bowel movement also very sticky, but last week i ate a white choc. macodamin nut regular cookieyes by choice and didn't have any gas, bloating or bathroom problems.
you can still enjoy eating cereal, like rice chexs if your husband eats cereal, and then by a loaf of GF bread in the freezer section and just take out a slice or two when you need some, while husband can eat regular bread. you can still have rice, potatoes, and quiona is very yummy i make it as a pilaf. instead of eating cheese and crackers i eat baked tostitoes with my cheese. i've made GF blueberry muffins and banana bread using the Gluten Free Pantry brand mixes(their bread mix is pretty good too!) i just leave a few muffins out and freeze the rest, and with the banana bread i made it in 3 mini loafs, kept 1 out and froze the other 2. i've found Revial Soy bars are good if you need a meal replacement bar, and South Beach Diet High Protein Cereal Bars Cinnamon Raisin (140 cal 10g protein) are good snack bars. both of these products don't have Gluten in them but the plants they are made in do have wheat products. so their are not an option for full celiacs but can be an option for allergy & intolerance depending on your level of sensitivity, how often you use the product etc. so Please everyone don't jump on me, i know it's a little different for everyone, just like with the oats, some people can and some can't. at first everything can be very overwhelming so if the only way you can do it is slowly, it's still better than not changing at all, but it will take longer to start seeing the improvements in how your feeling. good luck!

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7/24/08 2:26 P

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Where did you live in Oregon? I am in Oregon.

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7/24/08 2:21 P

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I was gluten free for a couple of weeks due to an unconfirmed suspicion that I have Celiac. But when I had to go to Santa Fe the other day for medical test my friend and I went out for Indian food...we have no such restaurant here in Taos. I ate the Nan. And got sick later that day...so I am going gluten free again and see if this rashy stuff clears up.

Also, a doc I had in Oregon suggested the "No grain diet" book due to my many, many allergies. Have you read it?
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7/24/08 2:18 P

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It could be. I just don't know. I found out about my issues with wheat when I tried the South Beach Diet. The first 2 weeks it is very restrictive. When I finished that and started to slowly add back in Sarah Lee Delightful bread which gave me slight headaches after I ate it. It had HFCS in it which can cause those problems as well. So that is when I tried the bulger and holy hannah it was bad. They had to send me home from work I was so sick. I started researching it. I don't think I am allergic because once I get back into eating it I stopped getting the headaches and stuff. What I read was that people with a wheat intolerance can eat wheat for years and not realize that wheat is their issue but once they take it out they rarely are able to put it back into their diet. I was able to put it back into my diet. Part of it may have been the medications I was taking for my IBS/UC. Now that I am off the meds it is a whole other story.

I do have a lot of allergies, enough that they wanted me to get allergy shots. Most of what I am allergic to is environmental not food but I don't think they included wheat in the allergy panel. As I said I should probably go talk with my doctor.

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7/24/08 2:06 P

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I was wondering because I still eat goat cheese and wine......

With the IBS, that is reason alone to go wheat free. Did you every think that the wheat is part of the problem with that too?

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7/24/08 2:02 P

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HHmmm, so being allergic to wheat doesn't mean I need to go gluten free. And I should mention that I got gluten free mixed up with yeast free. Yeast free you ahve to give up wine, cheese and vinegars.

I think first things first is I should talk to my doctor about it. My body is going through a huge amount of change right now because I went off of medication that controlled my IBS because we are going to try and get pregnant soon. I probably should have mentioned that lol! I really wish I could afford to go to a nutritionist. I think that would help so much.

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7/24/08 2:00 P

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since you are struggling with the change, or dragging your feet, whatever you want to call it, I would suggest just slowing changing over. I am sure others would say to just do it. Each week when you grocery shop, slowly replace the gluten products with gluten free. Work on the Gluten products for now, then later, work on the wine and cheeses.

Think of it this way, why would you continue to touch the hot pan if you know you are going to get burned?

My BF does not eat gluten free. He has cereals, breads and granola bars that he eats that I have no problem with. He tried to bring home girl scout cookies, but I told him they needed to be kept at the office.

I am not Celiac, just gluten sensitive. When I get a little (by accident) I can't stand it anymore. My skin itches and my brain fogs up. Once you have been clean for a while, you will understand it better.

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7/24/08 1:54 P

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I say that you already have youor answer about wheat. You are obviously allergic to it. That is different to Celiac or gluten intolerance. You definitlely need to avoid all forms of wheat and derivitaves. You may try the same process, essentially an elimination diet, for barley, rye and oats. Good luck!

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7/24/08 1:54 P

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I don't have celiac either, but I'm gluten insensetiveor allergic or what ever ... It's not always the same. I've been GF (unless I smuggle) for over 5 years. First I cried over bread (with old Amsterdammer cheese no you can't get that in the US. We keep it for ourselves) Then I started to look for what I could eat and started my journey into "non wheat carbs" with a simiular attitude ;). I found out that going GF is not the end of the world.

You can eat a lot of carbs besides legumes. There is rice in all kind of variations. Think maiz/corn that's GF as well (but one can be allergic. Quinoa and millet ... just about fine in any GF diet. Try buckwheat, verry GF ... There is of course the oat discussion and as long it's worked in a mill were they make weat products as wel ... it's fine by me, but that discussion is wide open.

The trick is not looking at what you can't eat, but what you can and take it from me, there is a lot out there even when you're like me allergic to maiz as well.

Good luck with it.

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7/24/08 1:37 P

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Hey there,

So I am not on a gluten free diet yet. I am really dragging my heels but know it might be what I need. I have been diagnosed with IBS and UC after a battery of tests. I was tested for celiac disease which came back negative. I have read all the benefits and am pretty sure it would do me good. I have all sorts of skin allergies, rosacea, eczema and so on. I do know I have a wheat intolerance because I did a two week detox with very few carbs and no wheat products. My only carbs came from cheese, beans and legumes. Once I was done I tied to add wheat back in slowly but got very bad headaches from adding wheat bread. The killer was when I tried to add bulgur back in and I got a migraine and my face turned bright red.

I am just having a hard time giving up foods I love like cheese, wine, bread and so on. So I am in the beginning process of research. Another "excuse", cause lets face it that is what they are, is my husband. I do the cooking so he would pretty much be put on this diet as well. That would suck for him. I know he would also buy stuff still with gluten which would be a huge challenge for me since I would have to have the will power to resist it.

Amanda



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