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WICKEDTHICK Posts: 11
7/8/09 7:02 P

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Oops, wait. That was a link to my Facebook. Here is the real link. www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxBZ5E8Ilf8

Ok, I fixed it. Now I am being redundant. lol

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7/8/09 7:00 P

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Here is a link to a very informative video about gluten. www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxBZ5E8Ilf8

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
7/8/09 5:42 P

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I think malt can be from barley or wheat. (both would have gluten, right?) I remember looking on a jar of Ovaltine once and saw that it had malt in it. I'm glad that Nestles Quick does not - or at least the last time I looked. I read all labels any more as sometimes ingredients change from one visit to the grocery store to the next.

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7/8/09 4:39 P

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Isn't malt more from barley vs wheat?

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7/6/09 10:30 P

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That's true! I forgot that Little Miss Muppet was eating her "curds and whey." emoticon

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7/6/09 10:24 P

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Malt is but whey is dairy. Whey is a by-product of cheese making. It is formed when the curds separate from the milk or cream.

I think you know where I stand on the gluten yes/no question. You either are or aren't. No half way. What you may consider only once in awhile, once a week etc is still doing damage that you cannot see. It may show up years later. There are now 300 documented symptoms of CD/GI. You really don't know how well you can be until you commit and do it if you do not want to be tested. There are other diseases that may appear to be celiac too. So start with the testing. If it comes back negative, then try a gf diet to see if it resolves your symptoms.
There is so much variation and contradictions in test results.

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10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
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7/6/09 10:01 P

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But, on the "bad" side, there's whey and malt (both gluten, right?) hiding just about everywhere. 8-)

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My favorite so far is my peanut butter recipe for cookies that have absolutely no flour in them. Not exactly low cal or anything, but so easy!

I take one cup of peanut butter, one cup sugar, and one egg; mix them together and bake. Can't tell the difference really in those and the ones my mom made that had all kinds of stuff and were SO much more trouble.

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7/6/09 9:07 P

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Good Luck, starting is always the hardest part.

This is really when the GF products come in handy.
It is hard thinking you can't have cookies, chips, crackers,etc....you really want them then.

Ask people for suggestions on their favorite products to help you sort through the good from the bad.

Crackers: I like the crackers made by Glutino.
I have tried Nut-Thins and they are OK, but that's about it.

Once you've been GF for a couple months it starts to get much easier. You neither crave processed foods nor miss them as much.

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I'm thinking it'd be best to go ahead, since I already know I'm allergic/sensitive to wheat. The difference between GF and the once a week my allergist suggested is pretty lame. 8-) Linda C

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7/6/09 4:47 P

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Linda,

You will know when you are ready to go GF. Or perhaps your body will let you know. I had bought these wonderful tasting rolls from Whole Foods.
On Good Friday I ate 2 maybe 3. By the end of the day my stomach felt like it was swelling. I had to write 'No More Rolls' in my food journal.

The following week I felt like I had broken glass moving through my intestines! That same week I read an article in a magazine about a woman whose medical tests for celiac and gluten came back negative but she continued to have symptoms until she went gluten free. No more pain.

According to some of the celiac sites it is best to be tested as it can be an inherited trait and best to know for your children and future generations. Me I just went gluten free and I have had no more pain.

When you are ready to make the leap you will do it!
Keep watching the posts though.

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And I've spent the past year lurking around here, trying to figure out if I should go GF, get tested first, cut back on gluten, or what! I think I'm about ready to make the jump, although I didn't get to 100% today. Linda C

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WICKEDTHICK Posts: 11
7/5/09 9:03 P

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Thanks. I went out and bought lots of books when I was first diagnosed. I suppose I should blow the dust off of them and see if the ones with recipes have nutritional information I can use.

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7/5/09 8:24 P

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Hi Cheryl,
Make sure you read our team's sticky topics. There are many books' worth of information, experiences and recommendcations in them. You may find a lot of your questions answered there and some you didn't think to ask.
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10 Tests that could save your life www.50plus.com/health/10-tests-that-
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Welcome Cheryl! To lose weight I have to cut back on grains and emphasize proteins and vegetables. I make pancakes and muffins with almond meal and flax occasionally. It is worth staying gluten free to feel better.

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Welcome to the team, and welcome to Sparkpeople. Be sure to take advantage of all the great free online sources available here, such as the nutrition and fitness trackers. Also, the online community is great. They are here to offer support when you need it, or celebrate your successes with you.

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7/5/09 5:30 P

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Hi Carol - Nice to meet you. So do you eat alot of fresh fruits and veggies? I pretty much started the GF diet finding all the sinful foods I could have first and then I have slowly transitioned to more fresh fruits and veggies. I experimented with different GF baking mixes, recipes and have pretty much been exploring the whole GF landscape but now that I have some tasty and not so good for me dishes mastered, I have to get on with getting healthy.

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Hi, Cheryl!
I have been GF for almost 2 years. I don't have celiac, but I am sensitive to wheat/gluten, no doubt about it. I also am vegan. So I thought I would lose weight. I haven't lost much at all. I think I overdo on the carbs sometimes.

Best wishes!

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Hi Everyone - I joined SparkPeople a couple of years ago before I knew I had Celiac Disease. At the time, I had been diagnosed with Hypothyroidism and was gaining weight quickly. After I packed on the pounds, I found myself very sick...and I began losing weight and losing essential nutrients from my diet, along with battling anemia. I was diagnosed in October 2008 and have spent this past year learning the ins and out of the gluten-free diet. Surprise, surprise, I have gained weight. I am hoping I can find support as I navigate this tricky new plan of dieting on a gluten-free diet. I would love to make new friends.

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