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5/26/14 11:03 P

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5/22/14 9:36 P

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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.
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HVANTHI Posts: 18
5/22/14 7:34 P

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Thanks guys! :) I hadn't heard of the SCD so I looked it up, and it looks quite similar to the low-FODMAPs approach. I might give it a go if the low-FODMAPs diet doesn't work out. I'm already getting amazing results though, so I reckon I'm onto a good thing. I cut out all the gluten foods before heading to the doctor a few weeks ago cos I thought that might be the issue, and I felt so much more alive after just 2 days! I've found that other things still set me off though, like onions, garlic, apples, apricots... the list goes on!

I'm actually just about to head to Germany for 3 weeks, and am a little bit sad that I won't be able to eat any of the pretzels or dark rye bread. Who knows, maybe there's such a thing as a gluten-free pretzel? I have a feeling it's going to be pretty tough avoiding garlic/onion though...

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5/22/14 7:12 P

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Welcome back. Good luck on going gluten free. It is one of the best things I have ever done. I feel wonderful.

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5/22/14 8:16 A

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Hi & welcome back, Thanks for the education into what FODMAPs are. I had never heard of this and had to look it up. Now that I get the general picture I wonder if you have ever heard of or tried the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. It has amazing results in dealing with digestive issues - even the very serious ones like colitis and crohns. There is a Spark team for SCD but I wouldn't recommend it because it's very inactive. There is a VERY active Yahoo group called BTVC-SCD for followers where you could get a lot of support and information. BTVC stands for Breaking The Vicious Cycle which is the title of a book (bible) written by one of the creators of the diet which she developed to cure her very ill child. I'm not doing any of this justice in this short note, but just something else to look into if you haven't already.
My experience is that just eliminating gluten alone has cured me of at least 95% of my long standing digestive problems and improved my general health in so many ways it's unbelievable.
Good luck in your pursuit of improved health!

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5/22/14 7:07 A

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HVANTHI Posts: 18
5/22/14 3:25 A

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Hello everyone!

I've recently started following the low-FODMAP diet (which takes an axe to all the gluten foods) and have decided to start using Sparkpeople again to monitor my FODMAP intake and maintain healthy nutrition levels. I've used Sparkpeople in the past, but didn't manage to keep recording all my meals/exercise/etc. I think my main problem was that I don't have any friends who use this website and I wasn't engaging with any SparkTeams or community forums, so the pressure/motivation to keep reporting my progress was fairly low. So, I figure it's about time that I try reaching out to others in similar boats to mine!

Looking forward to making the lifestyle change stick this time!

Cheers,
Hvanthi.

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