Hi! I am Alia. I am a certified HHA. I found out in February about gluten. I decided to stop eating gluten type food. Boy, was that one of the best blessings of my life!!! I don't get upset so much and most of my bowel problems are gone. My scalp problem doesn't get so bad either. I am trying to lose weight, but it can be hard when you are used to normal food, but I am still losing. It just seems to take longer. I lost 60 pounds since last fall. I am looking forward to losing more! I just wanted to introduce myself.
" Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is a mystery. Today is the present so treat it as a gift". -Ali Bekki
I'd work to get more knowledge about Celiac Disease, so you can counter their comments with facts. The facts are that people with Celiac Disease often suffer malnutrition because their gut is so damaged by the reaction to gluten. This can result in frequent illnesses (I got terrible bronchitis every year), anemia, osteoporosis, and even cancer. It can result in an inability to get pregnant, or an inability to carry a pregnancy to term.
I'd also spell out the symptoms that tell you you have eaten gluten. In my case I had horrible nausea, exhaustion, swollen lymph nodes, loose stools and a low grade fever. I spent months thinking I had either food poisoning or had eaten spoiled food. Who on earth would choose to feel that way day after day if they had a choice? That has got to make an impression on your listeners!!
Winners do daily what others do occasionally (Pete Thomas).
thanks for the welcome everyone.. Im going to need all the encouragement and help that i can get.. finding stuff that is gluten free, is hard. I have a question for you all, how do you explain to people that you can't have foods with gluten in them? Most people I've told, are telling me I'm just being picky.. They don't understand, how gluten affects me.
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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
current weight: 224.0
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welcome to SP and the team! Going gf can be challenging, but as you've already observed, our health- and feeling better- is worth it!!
Edited by: RHALES199 at: 8/8/2011 (20:17)
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Hi everyone! I'm new to this group, after dealing with stomach issues for a while, i have been told i have a gluten intolerance. Ive been gluten free for a few weeks, and my issues seem to be gone. :) its good to know that there are other people in the same boat as i am..
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