If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit. Charles Stanley
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Fitness Minutes: (102,077) Posts: 6,391 2/26/11 10:16 P
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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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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Fitness Minutes: (0) Posts: 3 2/25/11 4:06 P
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.
Fitness Minutes: (20,053) Posts: 5,909 2/25/11 3:58 P
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.
"How do you go from where you are to where you want to be? I think you need an enthusiasm for life. You have to have a dream, a goal and you need to be willing to work for it." Jim Valvano
current weight: 153.0
Fitness Minutes: (136,860) Posts: 19,558 2/25/11 3:42 P
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?
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.
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