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2/27/11 9:30 P

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Hi and welcome to the group.

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2/26/11 10:16 P

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Welcome! Barb

Smiles from Barb!!

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2/26/11 4:26 P

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Thank you everyone for the warm welcome! :D

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2/26/11 4:02 P

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Welcome! It's a very knowledgeable group of people.

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2/25/11 8:39 P

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Welcome! It's nice to have ya! I don't always post on this message board, but I read it frequently ... very resourceful.

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2/25/11 7:54 P

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Welcome to the team,I am also allergic to cow's milk, some nuts etc. emoticon

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2/25/11 6:41 P

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emoticon There is a lot of information here and reading past posts may help you. Feel free to ask questions! I am also dairy intolerant and have found a definite improvement since I have been off gluten a year. I am still not 100% able to tolerate it so I have backed off again for a while. I struggle with this more than gluten I LOVE my cheese!

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2/25/11 5:01 P

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Welcome to the team! I am sensitive to dairy, even after being gluten free for several years so I guess it just depends on your system. You will know if it is OK for you after a while.

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2/25/11 4:55 P

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Hi & Welcome!!!

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Quote: "I'm self diagnosed gluten-intolerant. It would have been nice to be tested for Celiacs but that has a rather long story behind it as well. I really don't need an official diagnosis and jumped into the gluten free life on my own. The fact that I'm feeling better is enough proof for me that I'm on the right path. "
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i pretty much could have written that paragraph myself!! I was going to do the testing, but i've had WAY to many experiences trying to get my dr's to go along with things with other health problems i've had (and I go to a low income clinic & don't have the luxury of being able to switch drs), so decided to just go gf on my own instead.

My improvement hasn't been like most people's, though (I think I have fructose malabsorption as well, which is probably why I'm not improving as much as most people), but i've seen small improvements-- which i'm very happy about!! I've been gf since August, and hardly ever get any cold sores any more, have less brain fog 9for the most part0 & walking into things, and back when i first started gf i couldn't tolerate ANY dairy.... now I can tolerate cheese & yogurt (will def have to try the milk suggestions other have posted! thanks for sharing those with us!)


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2/25/11 4:06 P

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Thanks for the welcome!

Bailey, yeah the false positives... Oh well. I'm only feeding myself for the foreseeable future. I hadn't thought about it factoring into taxes before. Is that just for the cost difference between gluten free products (like gf cookie mixes, cakes, breads, etc?) or is it for everything?

I'm not eating anything that I wouldn't normally eat (minus tortillas, the occasional pizza, and cookies). Of course I've simplified since going gluten free as per standard elimination diet procedures. I've never been too big on processed stuff unless, and forgive me if this is tmi, it's that time of the month. I guess I'll cross that hurdle when I come to it.

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2/25/11 3:58 P

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People with Celiac are usually don't digest milk correctly for at least a year after being gluten free. So there is hope that eventually you will be able to have it again. I started back on organic milk and did better with that for awhile. Now I can drink regular milk.

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2/25/11 3:42 P

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I have been off of gluten for about three months. I am also self-diagnosed, although my naturopath agrees with me, I haven't had any formal tests done.
I think I am more "sensitive" than intolerant. Minute amounts of gluten don't seem bother me too much. Such as the teeny amount of barley grass in my whole food vitamin. The amount in the tablet actually meets the requirements for being GF, although the company doesn't market it as such.
My worst symptom is bad gas. lol
Also, did you know that many people who are lactose intolerant can actually drink RAW milk?


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2/25/11 3:41 P

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welcome to the team.

once you have been off gluten, don't bother getting tested IMO. You get too many false positives.

the end result is the same, except for the tax issue. But if you are not feeding a bunch of people GF, it is hard to come up w/ the amount.







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2/25/11 3:34 P

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Hi there.

Just thought I'd send out a wave to all you folks here. I was a little surprised to find a Celiac/gluten intolerant team here on spark people (I'm super new to this whole thing.) I wont bore you with a complete rundown and history of my medical problems but I'll sum them all up by saying that since I've been gluten free (coming up on a month here) my world has gotten so much better and I actually have energy and drive to do things; the past six months have been a steady decline of my normally high motivating drive to do things, and it's been rough.

I'm self diagnosed gluten-intolerant. It would have been nice to be tested for Celiacs but that has a rather long story behind it as well. I really don't need an official diagnosis and jumped into the gluten free life on my own. The fact that I'm feeling better is enough proof for me that I'm on the right path.

So here I am. I'm glad to see that there is a recipe section here on this team because eventually I'm going to try to eat more foods (been on an elimination diet) and I'm getting really tired of the same things day in and day out, no matter how good I'm feeling. I do realize baby steps are important. For example today, I decided that maybe milk was something that I could eat. Nope. Instant stomach problems and a headache so that's a bummer. Hopefully lactose and I can be friends in the future.

Glad to be here.

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