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2/22/11 2:52 P

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2/19/11 11:38 A

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Hi Helen and welcome to the team. My youngest daughter just started college and is in her second quarter. Your advise is good and I will share it with her. Hope all is well as you juggle gluten free and college schedule. I continued to have problems with stomach until I went off of dairy as well. I had to do this for 2 years and then was able to add dairy back in small amounts. I also take a digestive enzyme and acidophillus at my naturopaths recommendation which seems to help. Smiles Barb

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2/19/11 10:44 A

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And hi beesparkle! College is going great, I enjoy my classes, and I know I'm going for the right major, so that takes some of the stress away. I'm in my 2nd year, and it's flying by! Some tips I would have for your granddaughter are: try new things, be outgoing and meet new people, join clubs/organizations to meet people that enjoy the same stuff as you, don't take too heavy of a credit load your first semester since you are new to college, and try to plan out your days to make the most of your time and get the most done (something I have a problem with:) ). Good luck to her, I hope she enjoys it!

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2/19/11 10:40 A

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Thanks for responding everyone! Yes, I've tried cutting out dairy. Actually, before I went gluten-free, I thought lactose was the problem, so i cut it out, and then started taking daily pills so that I could have dairy again, and it helped for a while, but then I was diagnosed w/ the gluten intolerance. I still take the lactose pills, so I do eat dairy, but I've tried re-cutting it out and then trying to go off the pills in case it was just the fact that my gut wasn't healed before and now it is, but I still have problems with it, so I am still taking the pills. Also, I was diagnosed w/ a sluggish gall bladder, so that doctor advised me to go on a strict low-fat gallbladder diet, because I didn't want surgery, and I also went to a holistic doctor who told me to avoid anything with artificial sweeters/preservatives and stuff like that. But it's extremely hard to try and follow all of these different things, so I do gluten-free, and I also try to avoid really fatty stuff, and just eat healthier overall, since I can't follow all the diets strictly.

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2/19/11 1:01 A

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2/18/11 8:59 P

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I agree, dairy might be another food that is causing problems. I know I do better when I have more limited dairy, mostly cheese and yogurt. And our youngest daughter, who has celiac, couldn't tolerate dairy for quite some time. But now that her gut is healed, she is fine with dairy.

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2/18/11 4:28 P

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emoticon Have you tried cutting out dairy? That really set me off for a while, now I have been GF a year and am handling it better. Still not normally but better. Something to consider...

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2/18/11 3:33 P

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Hi Helen,
Glad you have joined. It takes time but hang in there girl. I am Celiac. I had same issues as you. Two days good and then one day bad is my journey still. It sure has its ups and downs. I do enjoy the macaroni and the bread the blueberry muffins. The other Gluten items. . I toast the bread. I bought. G. free choc chip cookies for weekend treat. Boy are they small. I eat chicken and fish mostly and pork chop. They are only the meats so far agree with me. The other day. I used the rice cereal as a shake and bake in oven for an hour baking. They were good. I made some up. MyGranddaughter is going next year first time to college. My G. daughter wants to be a school teacher for the primary grades. She turns 18 this March. So how is College? . Any tips you can give us for first time away from home 18 year old.going next Sept . She has not left yet. I think we are all thinking about her going. That is a Mom for you and a Grandmother. So it is the weekend so not many get chatting in here. So don't be discouraged. Then some will. Everyone has things to do and so forth on weekends. Right now I am into making my Granddaughter an Album for memories of her from Grandma and Grandpa here. All her pixs and name it life up till now. The book is like 200 pages. What was I thinking when I bought the book to do all the journal and scraping for her. First Grandchild. First girl. Good enough reason.

You came to the right place at Sparks. Alot of nice people and young ones. Look around. . When I first came onto doing the I have loss four pounds or five. I have not even exercised since Christmas. I was so ill. The digestive problem. So learn to get yourself acquainted to your body the G. F food. Then go from there. Your young so you will master the exercise as soon as you feel yourself again. Pitfalls can throw you back somewhat.

I am glad your feeling much better then you have. So be a happy Sparkler with us. We will be the best sparkler we can back for you. You will be also encourager for us. So make comments and speak your mind. We can all learn from each other.

Have a good weekend. I am in Canada.



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2/18/11 2:25 P

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I just joined SP at the end of January. I've been gluten free for about 13 months, after being diagnosed w/ gluten intolerance, but I'm still having digestive issues (but I'm much better thanks to no gluten!), and am trying to find out what else is going on, while at the same time trying to lose weight. Also, I'm a college student w/ a job as well, so I'm very busy and it can be stressful and easy to let the exercise/eating slide, so I joined sparkpeople hoping it would give me a push in the right direction.

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