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5/8/09 12:35 A

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You totally get it! My family is sick and tired of me talking about being sick and tired. My own sister will no longer talk to me for more than 1 hour. She knows that my biggest issue to discuss is why I am I sick and tired. Well you Guys are patient to me, thank you.
I have since learned that a condition “a weakened me” is adrenal fatigue which is all too common and not found in the insurance company corporations International Disease Code book (IDC) unless… unless you are dying from it in the form of Addison’s disease/adrenal fatigue not just sub-clinical. You must be almost deathly sick. Doctors do not get paid for a sickness with no code! No code, no pay, no service and a doc will stop serving you. Mine did! And she shredded all my files too.
So a cortisol lab test will find it!


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5/7/09 1:32 P

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thanks everyone! I knew there would people here who "get it"

I've actually wanted to start up a GF/CF bakery-cafe for the last 3 1/2 years. Guess I should probably take the next steps to make that a reality, huh? Time to go into R&D emoticon



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5/7/09 12:48 P

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The Hawaiian bread... I have a GF recipe for that and it was AMAZING... my friends said it totally rocked and they can eat gluten.

Both Karina's site and Ginger Lemon Girl's have a lot of breads and cookies (I did not type that) that taste just like the real thing.

There is no need to sacrifice, just improvise... hey, I think I just thought of my blog for the day!





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5/6/09 7:47 P

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Hi, I too am GF/Dairy free, for 3 months now. I feel so much healthier that this has allowed me to be less frustrated by not eating foods that are not good for me. I have had my moments though of feeling pretty bad for myself!!! (which most recently resulted in a splurge on GF junk food!!) I have really tried to view the food search as a new opportunity to try something different. I purchased a cookbook called The Gluten Free Vegan by Susan O'Brien (since they don't use any dairy it met my needs) and there are GREAT recipes in this book. I do miss good bread and good cheese though, especially bagels. I have found the substitute pastas to be fine so I do not miss that, but soy cheese and gluten free bagels just don't compare!!! Keep up the effort though, it will be so much better for you! Good luck in the process.

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5/6/09 3:40 P

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to the Team and SP LUVSFREEBIES72.

You can do this, it is just a different mindset. Embrace that you are GF/CF instead of being upset about it. I find it very easy to not look at the foods I can no longer eat longingly. Instead, I see them as evil hurtful items that want to make me miserable.

Have you checked out any blogs? Karina's Kitchen is my favorite. She is usually GF & Vegan (I believe that is also CF or similar?) Then there is Clara of 6 intolerance's. There is a lot of help out there.







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5/6/09 1:51 P

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Hi Luvsfreebies,
I'll be 37 in 2 weeks and have been GF since last year. I wouldn't beleive that I had CD and continued eating gluten till I developed Dermatitis Herpeformitis, for me it was who cares if I was screwing up my intestines but heaven forbid I have a physical problem that people can see(and for me it starts on my right hand and was un-employed so had a hard time shaking hands with a visible rash on my hand). I beleive I've had it since an accident at 13, my Dr agrees with me.
Anyway, with your love of food check out the book and/or blog - Gluten Free Girl. She loves food and her decriptions makes me want to eat foods I can't stand. Her book doesn't have a lot of recipes but I found eye opening on how we got where we are in todays world. Her blog is a good mix but they compliment each other. glutenfreegirl.blogspot.com/

Since you are GF/CF also check out glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2008/
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She is also GF/CF and has other food allergies.

With your being a cake decorater, have you tried finding a GF bakery in your area or starting your own? If you aren't around it you can't be tempted.

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5/6/09 12:50 P

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I am fresh diagnosed (February, 2009) and have been basically gluten free. It has been difficult for there is nothing easy about this. However, I have decided that since I quit all the gluten, I am feeling much better. I have tried an assortment of GF breads and find that the Glutino variety is the best thus far. I especially like the raisin. I am also a diabetic and am quite surprised that my blood sugar readings have dropped remarkably. I find the best pasta is the corn pasta. It is wonderful. Am I happy, well yes because I have found out why I have not been well for many, many years. Do I miss my normal diet. Yes of course but you know what I feel better and I love it.

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5/6/09 11:58 A

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I hear you. I have recently gone gluten free to see if it was causing my stomach issues. I think it is. so far so good. I too am addicted to my breads, cereals, and pastas. I have found some fabulous gluten free cereals and pastas. Because of cost, I will start to make my own pasta soon. I have not found a bread I am happy with, but I have found a recipe I want to try. As well, by using SP tracking, I have noticed that I am still getting in enough carbs, so I don't feel very deprived.

You can do this. You can live a pain free life. It will get easier. You just have to commit to not letting any gluten pass your lips.

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5/6/09 11:45 A

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Hi!

I am 37 and I am a gluten-holic. I feel like I have to admit this to get better. I was diagnosed with CD and casein-intolerance 4 years ago. I immediately went GF/CF and after a month felt fantabulous. I never knew what it was like to feel so good. My doctors suspect I've been gluten and casein intolerant my entire life as I cannot remember NOT having all the symptoms...

Anyway, I fell off the wagon shortly after. I think it was rebelliousness, lack of support and laziness. And I have now come to the realization that if I want to live - and live a happy, meaningful life free of fatigue and pain, I don't have a choice. It gets very depressing for me as I also have multiple food allergies and I absolutely adore food. I feel so deprived constantly. I love to cook & bake. I am a cake decorator. (How's that for irony?) and I feel like no one in my life understands. I found spark people and thought it would be a useful tool to help me hold myself accountable daily on what I put in my mouth. And then I saw this team and thought what an awesome thing! You all know what I am going through and can help me! Yeehaw! So here's to Day 1 of remaining GF/CF...



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