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5/5/10 11:41 P

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Welcome to the team.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,256
5/5/10 7:00 P

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Welcome to the team! You could try flax or quinoa for your fiber intake.

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5/5/10 5:30 P

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5/5/10 5:14 P

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Theres a wealth of info in the threads here that and some that will give you ideas on how to build up carbs and lower your cholesterol.

We've all been in your shoes at some point with the gluten and help each other out to help ease the path to wellness. Or as my Dr puts it off the polluted river into our own tributaries that are healthy.

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5/5/10 1:20 P

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Hi and Welcome.

I am sorry it was such a long journey to find out the problem. Being gluten free can be real tough at first but it's very surprising all thats out there now a days that we can eat.
My son just turned 5 in December and it took us over three years of him being very sick to find out that he is gluten intolerant and I am thankful we got it at an early age.

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5/5/10 1:08 P

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Hi, just want to introduce myself to the group. I'm a new member living in Georgia and was recently diagnosed with Celiac's at the age of 27. When I was a child, I suffered from severe stomach pain. I was put on a very bland, restrictive diet which helped, but the doctor was unable to pinpoint what the cause of my distress was. As I grew older, my stomach pain would come and go along with IBS. When I was in college, I learned about Celiac's and tried a gluten free diet, but my IBS only got worse. Finally I tried cutting dairy out of my diet which helped for a little while, but my symptoms still came and went.

After I was out of college, I finally linked my problems back to gluten and began cutting wheat out of my diet as much as I could but I never really felt 100% better. I recently had a blood test run which confirmed me as positive for Celiac's, so now I must learn what I can do to cut not only wheat out of my diet but gluten as well. Fortunately, I've learned that I'm only lactose intolerant when I've ingested gluten (because it harms my intestines so that they can't produce lactase), so at least I'm able to eat dairy again so long as I'm careful about the gluten.

I was also recently diagnosed with high cholesterol, which isn't a good thing, especially at 27. Oats and whole wheat are the top foods suggested for lowering cholesterol, but since I can't eat those, I'm researching alternatives. To make things more complicated, I'm an endurance athlete, so it's important for me to maintain a high-carb, high protein diet which becomes all the more difficult when faced with my various dietary restrictions.

I'm just glad that Celiac's awareness is rapidly growing and that we have groups like this for support. I'm also really excited to have found such a useful tool for tracking my food intake since it's really helping me realize why my cholesterol was so high to begin with and what I need to do to correct that. I look forward to sharing my progress with this group and learning everyone else's stories.

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