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2/17/11 5:00 P

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Welcome to the team!

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2/17/11 10:58 A

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2/17/11 10:41 A

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Gluten free all the time...all the way! It is amazing how much better I feel and how going gluten free has helped my immune system on this healing road I am on. Welcome to the gluten free team and to a healthier way of life. Smiles Barb emoticon emoticon

Smiles from Barb!!

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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
2/17/11 10:13 A

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emoticon I agree you will not really see as much difference if you are not totally GF. Even minute things like gluten in a vitamin can make me feel really crappy. Now that I know the difference, I would not willingly eat any gluten ever!

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2/17/11 9:57 A

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Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement. This is a lot to tackle, but I am working on it. Kate, I have been avoiding cakes/goodies too at parties and it is getting easier. I feel so much better physically and mentally when I just say no. I used to say just one won't hurt me because I don't have treats like that on a regular basis, but even one CAN hurt me, I am coming to terms with that :)

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2/17/11 2:26 A

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Welcome to the team, Dawn. I have the same thyroid disease, and I have notice I'm much more stable off wheat especially, and gluten in general. I think one of the things which may help is that we just say no to so many things which would tempt us in the past.
Last weekend we went out to breakfast. We went to a place which makes their breakfasts from real food: no pancake batter in the egg dishes like Denny's, IHOP and others. Of course I got no toast. In the past, I would have ordered sourdough or whole wheat, and eaten some, even if I wasn't that hungry. So, I saved those calories.
I don't eat the cakes and goodies brought to events for birthdays and such. So, in that most of us feel better. No question is a stupid one unless it goes unasked. Good luck and hang in there.
Kate

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2/17/11 1:16 A

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Hi and welcome to the team.

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2/17/11 12:52 A

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This is a great group that helps out each other a lot. Hashimoto's and CD/GI tend to run hand in hand and when you have one auto-immune you are more likely to have more.
You'll do a lot better if you go completely GF. I was in denial I had any problems at first and went GF half assed and wondered why I didn't feel a whole lot better. Then after developing the rash - Dermatitis Herpeformitis did I finally admit that I needed to go GF all the way did I really get better.

if you have any questions ask away. Look through the threads there is a wealth of info there. I'd put more but the store is closing.

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2/16/11 9:36 P

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Hello,
I found out recently I have a gluten sensitivity. I've known for a few years that I am Hypothyroid/Hashimotos Disease. I have been really frustrated in trying to loose weight and feel good mentally. I am hoping avoiding gluten will help. I have cut back for a few weeks and notice my moods are more stable, now I would really like to loose weight. Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Thanks
Dawn


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