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Welcome Alia! You should start your own topic so others will see your post...
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
"Time is Money" "NOTHING is free"-Ms. Hoke
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).
to the group,
I know someone that does something like this
Her "Would you eat rat poison"
Other person "Of course not! "
Her "Well thats what gluten is to me, and makes me feel like I've done"
I've likened it to poison, she swears rat poison works better, either way i think it gets the point across.
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.
to the Team!
Hi and welcome to the team.
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)
Teams I am on:
Caregivers support (leader)
Celiac & Gluten Free
Leaving 210- ville
Love Kids, Just Don't Have Any
One Person, One Dream (pay it Forward)
People w/ Cerebral Palsy
People w/ DIsabilities on Fixed Income
South Beach Diet
To the team!
Welcome to this site. It is amazing by going gf for just a few weeks makes a big difference. I have been gf for two years and definitely feel so much better.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. I know you will have alot of the other members coming on board to welcome you and give good advise
Edited by: CTRAVEL at: 8/8/2011 (16:49)
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- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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..