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9/15/16 7:59 A

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Good Morning! My name is Gloria and I was diagnosed with microscopic colitis a few years ago. At the time they tested me for Celiac but test was negative. As time went on, I figured out that gluten triggered the colitis and basically gives me really bad diarrhea (for everyone's sake, I will not be any more descriptive than that). Not only that but I seem to puff up like a balloon after I have eaten the stuff - my face gets so round and my tummy is bulging out if I eat anything with gluten - and my weight will jump like four pounds overnight. I am not very good at resisting certain things and recently indulged and now seem to have set off a colitis flare up. You would think I would have learned by now to avoid foods with gluten because the consequences aren't nice. I am actually quite a healthy eater and mostly eat whole foods but every now and then...certain biscuits or muffins call to me. I need to just hold firm and be strong. It's a mental game.

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I get hives if I eat to much gluten and I will admit at first it was a challenge to figure out where the hidden gluten is in products. I finally started going online and doing an ingredient check on some of my favorite foods, tho now I notice many foods are now labeled in the store.

Another big hurdle for me was pizza, gluten free pizza tastes like cardboard to me, and I am one to indulge once in awhile. I now order deep dish and just do not eat the crust.

Good luck on your journey to gluten free.

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Hi! My name is May and I recently took a Food Sensitivity Test and found out that I am highly sensitive to gluten and oats. Needless to say I was not thrilled at that news. I didn't want to be part of a trend to go gluten free. It took me awhile to give it a try.

I started out just cutting back to see if it would really make a difference. Wow! What a difference just cutting back made! I didn't have nearly as much brain fog and bloating. With that as the result I began to work toward a totally gluten free life. I'm still not totally gluten free but I'm down to about once or twice a week and I feel so much better.

I still have trouble sometimes figuring out everything that has gluten in it but I'm making progress.

Hoping to get some good tips and tricks and good conversation.

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Hi, My name is Karen and I am 57 years old. I have been a type 1 diabetic for 18 years and was diagnosed as gluten intolerant 2 months ago. I follow a strict gluten free food plan. I had to have an Ileus (paralysis of part of the small intestine) before it was even thought of. I am doing better now an have lost a total of 20 pounds since I went GF. I have 48 lbs to lose to get to where the Dr feels I will be at my best. I am on day 9 of Spark program and very happy with all that I have experienced. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

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You have quite a story, good that you got in touch with a doctor who was able to diagnose you so quickly. Good luck with getting healthy. I found when we lived in Holland losing weight was easier because we walked everywhere, but that was us and I did not have to eat gluten free all those years ago.

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10/26/15 12:13 P

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Hello all!

I am going on my 8th year of being Gluten Free. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease in the summer of 2008.
My only symptom was anemia. I have always been anemic since I was born premature 43 years ago. I suffered through iron shots and supplements and enjoyed eating what ever I wanted without really worrying about weight gain.
In 2008 my iron was so low that I had to receive transfusions and my Doctors were convinced I had cancer hidden somewhere that they just could not find. I was referred to a gastrointestinal specialist who had just attended and conference on Celiac disease and on a hunch did the blood test and my numbers came back sky high, this was followed by the upper GI to complete the diagnoses.
After one year of being gluten free I had normal iron levels for the first time ever, but I had also gained 50 pounds!
I have continued yearly follow up when I can. My husband is on contract a lot for his job so we move around a lot. We are originally from Seattle but are currently in France having recently finished a three-year contract in Shanghai.
I feel great and healthy but now it is time to take off the extra weight. I have tried a few things but it has been difficult to stay consistent with all the moving around.
I found spark about 2 months ago and so far I am slowing shedding the pounds but it is a struggle. I have a goal to drop 50 pounds by next summer and hope to find motivation to meet that goal.


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10/5/15 8:24 A

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I understand the not wanting to spend that kind of money on gluten free bread, it tastes like cardboard anyway.

I would suggest keep trying for dishes that are naturally gluten free. I personally have tried a few gluten free pastas and they are not bad tasting, they take longer to cook, but once cooked I would say I (who am a picky eater) can not tell the difference. Since I am still a beginner in cooking gluten free, all I can offer right now is a few of my dishes that I prepared before I had to eat gluten free that I have barely had to make any changes to. If they sound interesting let me know.

Taco Soup
Roast with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms
Chili (home made, not store bought)
Porcupines (meatballs &rice cooked in tomato juice)
Chicken & Peppers

Other suggestions

Veggie soup (I don't eat veggie soup and my mother made it without pasta)
End of Year Garden Veggies Dish (this is something my mother made from the garden, that for some reason us kids liked, I have never made it, but I loved it) It has rice, ground beef, tomatoes, green peppers, onion and cabbage in it.

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10/4/15 6:36 P

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Hello everyone,
I have been told by my Dr a while ago that I'm sensitive to gluten. I keep saying I'm going to make the changes and I start to, but then I run out of ideas to make with the stuff in my place and I end up eating what I make for the kids (I have 5 and none of them are sensitive to gluten) and then I find myself eating more and more like I used to and then all the symptoms get really bad at 1st but after a couple days of eating the stuff I shouldn't it dulls down a bit.

I keep wanting to plan better but my older 2 kids dread when I make us all try something new because there's a 50/50 chance it's not going to be as good as we think it might be. We have found a couple things the kids all like as well as myself, but not enough ideas to get through the week without eating the same things over and over week to week.

I'm hoping to get help an suggestions on how to make the switch without it costing a lot. I'm not willing to buy special gluten free products when I can avoid it. Not sure what it's like there for any of you but something as simple as a loaf of gluten free bread runs you 3.5 times as much as the regular stuff...same with flour...I don't even bother looking in the special gluten free area of any grocery stores any more. Something we have learned to all like is using cauliflower as a substitute. All 5 kids love it and couldn't tell...they knew it wasn't the usual but like the taste. I've also switched to lettuce leaves for wraps...this way the kids can eat the normal stuff we used to stick in wraps and I can have my own version without cooking something else. I do buy gluten free pasta...it's only a wee bit more than regular pasta and only a bit smaller of a box.

I figured the best way to go about eliminating it from my diet is to start with the big stuff that I eat regularly and then nit pick later about the little things. I was totally gluten free at one point for almost 2 weeks but forgot to be prepared when I went to a friend's place...which the next day was a family member's place...and then ended up having takeout. The problem with going back once it's been out of my system so long is that the systems are very severe at 1st. When it's always in my system it's just a bit of a nuisance...moderate hives and very dried out skin. When it's been out of my system it effects my bowels and digestive system and it's very painful. Ya I know...not very smart to go back on gluten but with a very tight income and my poor planning skills lately...it's what I've had to do to make ends meet. I'm a single mom and I'm in the process of switching careers...twins are now going to school so I'm down to one daycare kid in my home in hopes that I can find work in the new field I've been studying for the last month and a half.

So anyone with recipes or meal plans that work for someone like me that's a very busy mom on a really tight budget...I appreciate all the help I can get!! Also please feel free to give me the 2nd degree every time I go back to gluten. I'm hoping to have meal plans made up over the course of this week and shopping day will be on the chaotic friday before Thanksgiving (btw I live in Canada). Which reminds me...stuffing...is there a cheap way to make gluten free stuffing or am I'm going to have to choose between expensive bread or just suffering?

I'm sure I'll have a million other questions. I've tried googling a lot of stuff but a lot of sites just frustrate me when I see what they consider as gluten free when really it's not

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Nerdymomma,

I'm glad you're here with us and emoticon young lady! Take your time getting used to the site, as we're not going anywhere and you don't need to be stressed out, while you're learning, as it makes things worse, for you.

SP Land is new for me also, as they keep changing things around, and the CD is getting easier for me to understand. There are still some foods that I would love to eat, but I don't want to put my body through all that physical pain that I go through. It's all GOLD, as GOD has all of us!

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Welcome to the group, I personally am learning so much.

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Hello everyone! I am new to SP and was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity last year.

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There you have it. To have the actual test I have to start eating gluten products again and while for that time I might enjoy some old favorites I know what I will go thru and I refuse to do that to me. So when I told my doctor, her reply was cause and effect, you have it. NOT CD for me but Gluten sensitivity. I don't have the pain like people with CD, but I get hives, I can tell you they are not pleasant, they pop up where they want, they itch and they hurt and they are around for 3-5 days. I am miserable when I have something, right now I think my pharmacist ignored my plea that all my prescription meds should be gluten free, because like clockwork I take my morning pills and I get hives soon after.

Then there is my daughter, she forgets, and she fixes a meal and puts gluten stuff on the table, I look at what is there and I tell her I can not eat that, and her reply is Oh I forgot. I am real tired of eating chex cereal for dinner because I am angry and I just go to my room to get away from her and her insensitivity to my issue.

People are hard to get to the point of understanding, it is not like being diabetic, when you are diabetic, a little sugar will not harm, but a little gluten sure will.

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HI!

I was diagnosed with CD in January of this year. I didn't know what was going on with me, but I had some ladies that would come to my home each week, and one told me that she was GF. The Word says not to be a stumbling block, so I had GF things in my home for her to enjoy, as we all did. Then God asked me why I was buying double groceries and He told me to go GF. I didn't notice any difference until Christmas of 2014, when the family started arguing because I told them I wouldn't eat certain things because I was GF. The fight escalated, so I gave in and ate. The next day was such a horrid experience for me, that I told my family they could argue all they want, but I'm GF. My sister started screaming that I didn't have CD, and I told her that I never said I had CD, it's just that I didn't want to have any gluten.

In January I asked my doctor to test me for CD and when she asked me why I told her and I also told her what happened to me when I ate the gluten and she said out of her mouth, that I have CD and she didn't understand why so many of her elderly patients were getting this diagnosis. Well,, she did the blood work and I found out that my body has to be loaded with gluten and wheat in order for it to be a positive test, and sure enough, I was negative, as I had not had any gluten or wheat in a month. I looked up some information, and it says that I have to be loaded for anywhere from 2 months to 2 years to get a good test, and I'm REFUSED to put my body through that pain that I was in, from just that one day. The doctor told me out of her mouth that I have CD, based on what I told here, an I had not even looked up any information concerning the disease. I've been gluten and wheat free ever since Christmas 2014 and I feel STUPENDOUS!

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CLT1960 If you have a doctors diagnosis, then let the doctor fight your battle that you NEED gluten free diet. Well that is my advice. That goes for the meds as well, of course you are going to have to do your research (if possible) to see what meds you can take.

I am sorry you are having a hard time getting staff to understand, another recourse is the director of the place you are at, get them involved.

Just throwing out some thoughts here. Hope it all works out for you.

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I found out from the nurses in the nursing home where I live that many medications use products that may contain GLUTEN as binders. Try looking for these hidden sources of GLUTEN.

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I'm newly diagnosed and my mom also has CELIAC Disease. My situation is complicated by the fact that I have Neuropathy caused by the disease, which has me in a long-term care (nursing home) facility. I'm having difficulty getting the Dietary department here to take my CELIAC seriously. They keep running out of the GLUTEN Free foods I need. Anyone else have a similar problem? This is not my only autoimmune illness. I am A Thyroid after thyroid ablation for Graves Disease and have Pernicious Anemia as well.

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Herro ^__^ been gluten-free for awhile - don't have celiac but have family members who do ... I have an allergy to it though (including non-food items that I may come in contact with) - makes my face break, triggers eczema on my scalp and hands, and causes my fibromyalgia to flare up. Also of course causes stomach issues and I usually feel like I have a 'flu bug' for up to a week after ingestion.

Anyways, aside from that stuff, I'm a broke college student who is looking for healthy gluten-free options and I enjoy being outdoors, doing yoga, and playing video games.

I joined this group, because I'm taking the "Goodbye Gluten Challenge" (as a way to jump-start getting back on track) and day 2 is to "find support" =^+^=

I'm looking forward to discovering healthy foods that I can enjoy and sharing the things I've found as well.

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Hi – my name is Juli and I am 49. I self-diagnosed as gluten intolerant a few years ago after noticing I had similar, random symptoms (joint pain, skin rash, swollen fingers, migraines, tingling, dizziness, severe stomach distress – my intestines felt like glass was moving through them). My daughter was also self-diagnosed, but she had a blood test done and gluten was off the charts for her.

I finally put 2 +2 together after I noticed that my hand turned bright red and got itchy immediately after making a pita pocket. Looking back over the years all of those “stomach bugs” now make sense. I had an endoscopy and some other test which confirmed that I carry the gene for celiac, but I don’t actually have celiac. It’s currently only hubby and myself in the house now, but he refuses to eat gluten free (although it may help with his ulcerative colitis). Right now though, I am going to focus on me.

All the best to everyone - Juli

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Joined the Gluten-free challenge yesterday. Am hoping that I can reduce some of my symptoms (achy joints, itchy skin, tired feeling). Looking forward to learning about gluten and about how it affects me.


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Hi there!

I went gluten free a week ago shortly after being diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis (an autoimmune disorder...I also have hypothyroidism as a result).

I have long suspected gluten is a problem for me, but didn't want to admit it. Once I started reading how going gluten free can improve my autoimmune symptoms, I was willing to try. (Although I'll still really miss gluten).

Eliminating gluten so far has improved my symptoms a bit. I no longer have frequent diarrhea (sorry if that's tmi) and I don't feel quite as tired when I wake up/throughout the day anymore.

I'm also an ethical vegan so it makes this a bit harder for me. So far so good, though. Except for eating out...

I joined the gluten free challenge the other day. I am on day 2 of it, but I've been gluten free longer. It's good timing though as I'm still quite new to it.



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Hi there.
I signed up to the 30-day Goodbye Gluten challenge. My stomach and my head have been bothering me as well as my arthritis and psoriasis. And i reckon a good reduction in gluten may help me.
I'm already learning a lot, from the challenge, and i'm very taken with how the challenge introduces the idea of gluten-free in small, doable, steps.
And from what i've read here, there are more ideas and there's plenty of support.

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Hello, I am an oldie to SP, but since last November have been having a problem with hives. This past week I saw a show on PBS that made me think I just might have a sensitivity to gluten, so this past weekend went gluten free. I must say it was the first weekend since last November that I have not developed new hives. I am in the process of reading the book Grainbrain on my Kindle and am not foolish enough to think that 3 days is enough to be the giant total test to my problem, but after 6 months of the merry go round of doctors and their tests and no answers, well this is better than what they have offered and they have put me on 4 different anti histamines all at one time with no relief.

Well, basically I decided to join this site to get some tips on how to live this new life of gluten free, so when I go to the doctor later this month I can say I have been doing gluten free since June 5th with this result and it has or has not worked to relieve these hives which the myriad of doctors did nothing. I personally am over done with their testing.

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Hello Everyone! My name is Michelle, and I have been gluten free for 11 months. I have a sensitivity to it where it makes me severely fatigued with a heavy brain fog. I chose to try the gluten free when my thyroid levels were good, but my symptoms were not going away. Wow! What a difference in just 7 days! I don't regret one minute. I feel healthier with more energy - best decision I have ever made!

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Hey all, I'm not exactly new to GF or SP, I was on SP years ago, but here I am years later, still fighting with my weight. While I have no official diagnosis, I have discovered in the last year how sensitive my body is to gluten and wheat products, and how much it affects me in various physical and mental ways. Thankfully, the market for GF products is expanding and the food options are getting better. I have always struggled with my weight, and a few years ago was diagnosed with PCOS, and more recently, with carpal tunnel syndrome because of my office job. I had to go on birth control for the PCOS and was on it for 2 years solid before the side effects became too much to bear, and now currently have to take a nerve blocker to help with the pain in my arms and wrist. I am working on curing the PCOS myself, but it is so difficult to eat as strictly as is necessary to help the PCOS as well as my gluten sensitivity under control, and the previous birth control and current nerve blocker can cause weight gain as well as difficulty losing it, like I need that. At only 29 years old, none of this should be happening to me, so I am here to take my life back and do what I need to in order to optimize my health and get as much of this fixed as I can. Peace, love, and good food y'all!

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I have been having a rough time with digestive problems. The doctor has tested and found nothing wrong. He has also doubled my medication; yet, I am still having problems. Since I know I am allergic to wheat I thought maybe gluten could be the the problem. Something is causing the problem. I intend to check it out to see if that is the problem. It certainly can't hurt and I could feel better. It's worth a try.

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I have been diagnosed with Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease. My son began dating a young lady who can not eat gluten (not sure of her exact diagnosis. So I started looking up gluten free info as I wanted to have something she could eat when we had family gatherings. In reading for that purpose, I began to wonder if perhaps going gluten free might at least help some of my symptoms form UCTD. I haven't went gluten free yet but I think I will. I was just diagnosed as having Gastritis so have been busy trying to find foods I can eat on that diet. I think pretty much if it has flavor I am not suppose to have it. I have been picking up some gluten free flours here and there when I shop. I love to bake so that will be my biggest challenge. Also love pasta but have found some gluten free pastas to try as well. The bigger issue there is finding a sauce/flavoring that is okay for the gastritis

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Hi everyone. At my yearly checkup I was talking with my DR about how lousy I was feeling in general. My IBS was getting worse. Moods swings were getting worse. Felt like depression was setting in. Just felt icky overall. He talked me through what my cravings were. I told him. "I am a bread freak!" My favorite thing in the world! When I am stressed, I crave sugar. He suspected with my cravings that I was dealing with serotonin imbalances and that possibly the IBS was related to gluten sensitivity/intolerance. Additionally, he was worried about pre-diabeties (strong family history). He prescribed me to stay away from wheat and starches including corn, rice and potatoes. I thought I would die. All my favorite things. That was Jan 31, 2015. I have worked hard to stay away from these foods and can honestly say I feel a lot better. IBS has completely stopped. Mood swings has stabilized. I have even lost 21 lbs as of yesterday (I was 207 at Dr appt). I do find it hard sometimes to find something that is not only gluten free but corn, rice and potato free.

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Hey ya'll. I'm very *very* new to this. I got really sick about a month ago with a stomach virus, but I never stopped throwing up. After being hospitalized and stomach & nausea meds regulated, I still stayed sick. My stomach hurts all the time. Sometimes I can keep down solid foods, but a lot of times I can't. I joked that it felt like there was a softball in my upper abdomen. My dr referred me to a GI who did an EGD. The preliminary results are back, and the biopsies from the duodenum indicate Celiac Disease. I went yesterday for the Celiac panel and am waiting on those results. In the mean time I have been told to immediately go on a gluten free diet between now and my next appointment where we will follow up on other biopsy results and the panel results. Overwhelmed? yes. Praying for answers? yes Praying for relief? DEFINITELY yes. So here I am. 35 (36 later this month) and learning to eat.

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Hi. My name is Charmaine. I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. I also no longer have my gallbladder. I have a weight loss coach who suggested I go gluten free. I've been struggling with a lot of bloating and diarrhea. I've been gluten free for two weeks now. I also have been taking probiotics. I hope that going gluten free will help me. I was tested for celiac and it was negative. I could have a sensitivity to gluten.

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Hi all! I'm your newbie and I am going to need all of your advice and support. My boyfriend has gone gluten free and it is kicked up a notch with a FODMAP diet limiting us as well. This comes after being tested for Celiac and Crohn's but both were negative. He has massive digestive issues and no gall bladder. The dr says just because he doesn't have celiac's doesn't mean he isn't sensitive. So we are going hardcore w/ FODMAP and after a few weeks hope to add in dairy and see where that stands. Then onions, etc. I will be reading like crazy the next couple weeks! Great to be here! Michele (with OneL)

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Hi, My name is Angela. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease 7 years ago. I believe I must of had it when I was younger because of how sick I was all the time, by the time I was diagnosed I was very ill and I was diagnosed around that same time with Fibromyalgia so it has been a rough 7 years trying to regain my health and learn what I can and can't tolerate eating.

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Good morning everyone. I'm Gayle and I went gluten free two years ago. My daughter had been diagnosed as gluten intolerant a year prior so I already had some experience making adjustments for her dietary needs. Then she moved out and I went back to eating the way I always had. Right after Christmas two years ago, I was at a food tasting (long story) and we were sampling a burger blend of ground beef and chicken. I thought "oh I won't have the bun, I've eaten too much over the last couple of months" but that fresh baked hamburger bun was screaming my name. Wrong thing to do. I had to go home early due to severe cramping, diarrehea. That night I realized that I had been fighting stomach cramping, gas, diarrehea for months. The pieces started to fall into place, 2 birthdays in October, 2 in November plus Thanksgiving, plus Christmas...that is alot of cake and other gluten loaded items. So I decided to go gluten free for a month "just to see". What a difference it made! I spoke with my doctor months later to inquire about testing and his take was "if it is working for you, why waste your money on the testing? Your insurance may not pay it". Good point!. It is amazing the difference it has made. I had a reoccuring rash on my chest and my neck that my boss blamed on nerves. It now only reappears if I consume any wheat products and yes I screw up every once in a while and I do pay for it. I am human.

The issue I am having is I need to get this extra weight off and I am finding it is a bit harder being gluten free. I did weight watchers for a while but found it not real gluten free friendly and just ran across Spark and decided to give it a try.

If you didn't have time to do it right the first time, what makes you think you have time to do it over again?


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Hi. I'm Kerry. I was diagnosed about 18 months ago with severe intolerance to gluten, dairy, egg and soy. One or more of those things is in just about everything and I struggle with every meal trying to figure out what to eat.

I have been a vegetarian since I was 12, but have added fish back into my diet because I my diet is so terribly limited now. So my protein sources are just fish, beans and nuts.

My sluggish metabolism has caused me to gain weight that I just can't seem to lose. I eat a very healthy diet but am about 20 pounds overweight. Having such a limited diet makes weight loss an even bigger challenge.

I look forward to getting to know all of you and being part of this cyber community to help me lose weight and regain my health.

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Hi all , rejoined spark people after some lack of coming to the site , while I was terribly ill, then decided to cut back on starchy stuff and much less gluten since I do have some symptoms I finally learned what they were, and my mother died from celiacs that went undiagnosed til her last year of life and that last year was horrible. She was a diabetic but doctors couldn't also be honest and simply do a blood draw for gluten sensitivities? WEll, seems my own cant either, whether it is the VA or civilians. So I am trying to wrestle the bull by the horns all by myself on this matter. Since I dropped the majority of gluten based foods, I know I am doing better. I have also controlled my blood sugar much much better . I am definitely losing weight. In fact this week with a little walking thrown in just on errands , I lost a lot more than I should in one week. But I feel a lot better in general and I'm starting to look good in my thinner jeans I just got! LOL. Best wishes, this is a terrible disease if it gets out of hand and there is still so much ignorance about it and judgement calls. It's not something you can fake either.

By reducing it my chronic pain levels are down more than they have been in over 20 years. I also have a lot more pep in my step.

I am looking for gluten free recipes for muffins? Occasionally I can have them . Or half of one. ;)



Snowstorm is playing with power and internet connections so will get back to anyone who shares recipes via email or on comments on my page. Welcome anytime!

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Hi all! I've been gluten free for almost a year. After reading some of the posts here, I am glad I just have a gluten intolerance and not celiac's! My heart goes out to those of you who do.

A year ago, I had been cramping for well over a year. Like I was going to start my period, but I have no female parts, so I knew that wasn't it. Then I felt like I was in labor. Nothing was helping. My friend said my symptoms were very similar to her daughter's, who is gluten intolerant. I resisted, as I felt these GF diets were the latest fad. I finally relented to try a GF diet after the holidays. Well, the day before our birthday (we share the same birthday in early December), I called my friend and said I was miserable and ready to try a GF diet, even though I didn't think it would work. The next day, she cooked us a GF birthday breakfast and talked to me about going GF and all the GF products out there. (Let me insert here that I also have fibromyalgia.) Well, I went GF immediately. Within three days the cramping stopped. Within six weeks I found I had more energy.

I found the best GF cookbook ever. It's the America's Test Kitchen (ATK) "How Can It Be Gluten Free?" In there they have a GF all-purpose flour mix. It is also extremely educational, giving you the science behind each recipe. It talks about all the different GF flours out there (brown rice, white rice, potato starch, etc.) and the additives like baking soda, xanthan gum, guar gum, etc. And the why's of each combination. The sandwich bread is one of the best I've tried, although it is very crumbly. And like other GF breads, tastes best toasted.

A side-affect of going GF is my fibro seems to be more manageable. I am in a flare right now that has gone on for almost two weeks, but overall it is milder than others I've had in the past. I had to retire early from a career I loved because I couldn't handle the 8-hour days (still can't, but that's okay).

I haven't been tested, but my doctor noted that I do feel better on a GF diet.

I was recently on a wine-tasting tour with the friend I mentioned above, and accidentally ingested gluten, and was up at 2 a.m. cramping again. Luckily, I realized it as soon as I had the first bite, and the cramping only lasted a few hours, but the sluggishness lasted a couple of days.

Anyway, thanks for reading, and sorry this is so long.

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Hello All,

My name is Tonya and I am 36 years old. I was newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease this year in June 2014. Growing up I always had mild digestive issues and as I got older my health issues progressively got worse. Specifically 2010 and onward, I was in a downward spiral and not getting any better. My problems consisted of digestive and skin issues, but many other symptoms as well. I went to a few gastro specialists, which they all seem to believe that people with digestive issues should just take Prilosec or Nexium and shut up. Otherwise it is all in our heads. Yes, I had a doctor tell me that my problems appeared to be in my head. I was persistent and kept on going to other doctors in order to get to the bottom of my issues. My own father (now 60) has had massive digestive issues for as long as I can remember growing up. He has had two esophagus surgeries, ulcers, etc. He still doesn't believe removing gluten will help him, even though I was diagnosed with Celiac and I told him it is genetic. He sleeps in an upright position and downs Tums like Candy and take Prilosec every day.

In order to get to my celiac diagnosis, I have done an elimination diet with a nutritionist where I learned that milk, eggs, and grains all do a number on me. I eliminated all of the major food allergies (wheat, whey, nuts, eggs, milk) for 12 weeks and then re-introduced them to my diet one at a time. Nuts were the only food that didn't affect me. I then went on and had the other diagnostics tests in order to reach my Celiac diagnosis.

I was experiencing other symptoms as well, which led me to believe there were problems with my Thyroid. I simply could not lose weight, I had ringing in my ears, I was severely fatigued, my hair was falling out, and more, etc. The regular thyroid tests my primary care doctor did over the past 6 years all came back normal. I started doing my own research and found that most doctors DO NOT do a FULL THYROID PANEL + ANTIBODIES. So, I took matters into my own hands and ordered my own Full Thyroid Panel test. What I found was interesting. My regular panels such as TSH, T3, and T4 all fell within the normal ranges (my thyroid is operating optimally), but at the upper end of the normal range. Also, the Thyroid Antibodies (TPO) was severely elevated with a reading of 247. I did not know what this meant so I started reading more about it. I found out that elevated antibodies means that your own immune system is attacking your thyroid gland. So, I scheduled a visit with the Endocrinologist Specialist. I had to wait nearly 4 months to see the specialist. During this time waiting, I followed my strict gluten free diet due to my newly diagnosis of Celiac Disease. Let me tell you, I was feeling FANTASTIC. I was no longer experiencing GERD, acid reflux, indigestion, or stomach ailments and pain. My skin was also improving!

In September 2014 I finally had my visit with the Endocrinologist. We spent about an hour together going over my medical records and history. We talked about my Celiac diagnosis and he started telling me that there is a major Gluten/Thyroid connection. Having an autoimmune disease can in fact open you up to being susceptible to other autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's (immune system attacking your thyroid gland until it is deemed inoperative). He advised me that I must remain strict with my gluten free diet in order to avoid damaging and killing my thyroid. Since I was already following a strict gluten free diet for the past few months, he re-tested my thyroid panel and antibodies. A few days later I got my results back. My TSH, T3 and T4 was still in the normal range, but now in the central normal range rather than the upper part of the normal range. The TPO Thyroid Antibodies are supposed to be between zero and 34 to be normal. My original reading was 247 but was now reading 86, which is a major improvement!!! I now have to re-test in January 2015. My doctor does not want to diagnose me with Hashimoto's just yet. Yay!

I have to remain Gluten-Free for the rest of my life for optimal health. It only took 36 years to find out I was Celiac, but now I can live the rest of my life feeling normal by keeping gluten out of my system. It is not the end of the world. Just a new way of living! :-)

Anyway, that is my story!
Tonya

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Hi I just joined SP and I am looking fwd to the forum and teams to learn from people that have similar goals and concerns.

I have over 6-months gone gluton free on and off and now I am returning to start a future of no gluton in my diet. I look forward to being in this group to learn from others.

Thank you. Have a great week!

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Hi, I'm Heather. I'm new to the group, but not to SP...been with them off n on since 2006. I recently found out I have a gluten intolerance and have been trying to convert to g.f living 100%, but have been struggling a bit, since my family doesn't support me n thinks it's all in my head. But I am making the transition, making changes slowly n finding out ways to modify my favorite foods so that I can still enjoy them. Trying to get my daughter on board as well since she has eczema, and I have read that going g.f. could help relieve her symptoms n possibly eliminate it altogether. I am glad that I have found a group that I can relate to and find support along my healthy g.f. lifestyle journey. :-)

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Hello, I'm Stephanie. I went gluten free months ago at the suggestion of my chiropractor. He said my bloated belly was due to a Gluten sensitivity. I lost a few pounds initially, but not enough, and I seem to have stalled. I go up and down the same 5 pounds. I will remain gluten free because my body just feels better. No more gas, indigestion, or swollen joints. I need to lose a lot of weight, though. So I am hoping to find some folks here with a mutual experience to give me some guidance.

Thanks for reading.


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Hi all,
I'm back as well. I had joined this team several years ago because I thought we were going to go gluten-free but then my doctors and my daughter's docs said there was no reason to. Luckily I kept all my initial research because now 6 years later my daughter has been diagnosed as gluten intolerant. For the next two months we'll go on an elimination diet of 25 things she is sensitive to. Then we'll slowly add things back in to see how she reacts. However, she will never be able to have peanuts or gluten again.
I'm actually excited about it because I am doing it with her and I'm looking forward to seeing if the elimination of gluten will help my Lupus symptoms as well.

For now I need either a good bread recipe or a bread I can buy that is free of gluten, brown rice flour and egg. Any suggestions? I've looked up the Udi breads and they have egg or brown rice flour so those are out. I'll keep researching!

Take care all,
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Welcome back Terrie! You've done a wonderful job preparing for your journey. Kudos!!!
I think that being prepared and having things planned out is 3/4 of the battle. It's so much easier to have the meals or exercise planned than to try to fit things into a day that may have not gone as well or gone faster than we expected.

I've found it to be very helpful to have snacks pre-measured, so when I'm hungry and/or waiting for my meal to be ready, I can just grab a baggie. All measured and ready to enjoy! Otherwise, I'll just grab a handful and not really know how much I'm having. Which starts the guilt cycle, and boy, do I get on that cycle and pedal away! (Grin!!) I buy my gluten free crackers at BJ's wholesale club. So when I go shopping, that night I'll measure and bag my crackers while I'm watching tv. I do that will all of my "dry" snacks~ nuts, chips and the like. I also open up the boxes of my GF granola type bars. (I have severe RA in my hands and those boxes are very hard to open the first time.)

I started and restarted my "diets" to many times to count. Finally, when my health (and my life) was at stake, I became serious. Throwing out the word "diet" was the best thing I did for myself. Diets are at the most temporary. I made a life-style change.This is something I'm doing for myself, to make my life better. I CHOOSE to do this. I don't have to, I want to.

Most people, by now, have noticed I've lost weight (46 pounds since the beginning of the year). And so the word diet comes up a lot. So I reply ~ I'm not on a diet. I've made a few life style changes in my life. I find it funny (have to or I'll cry! ) when people ask me ~ Can you have (insert your favorite dessert, etc, here). Again, I'll gently say~ Yes, I can have that, but I choose not to. Maybe, tomorrow I might, but today I choose not to!. It's very empowering to have this be a choice that I make. Not a choice that a "diet" makes for me.

Good luck with your journal. I think it's a very good idea to chronicle your journey. Don't limit yourself to what you've eaten and the exercise you've done. (That's a very good thing to do, by the way) Also include how your outlook on life has changed, how this may or may not be affecting your relationships, etc. I think you might be amazed on how this affects many different areas of your life.

With clear and decisive goals, you've got a very good start. You know where you're going and how to get there! Remember, however, this starts with a single step. And later, sometimes, that step may stay in place or even step backwards. When that happens figure out why. Then think about what you may have done differently. And then LET IT GO! Don't punish yourself. You are only human, and humans aren't perfect. The "trick" is to treat yourself like you'd treat your best friend. You wouldn't yell at your best friend and call her worthless if she made a poor choice for lunch, would you? Then why yell at yourself??? ( BTW~ this is a sparkpeople video, well worth watching!)

Best Wishes and feel free to email me if you want to!

Hugs,
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Hello and happy Sunday all! My name is Terrie, I'm not really new to SparkPeople, but I've been gone for quite awhile. I hope I can make it work this time because starting over, and over, and over again is getting exhausting! For health and happiness reasons I need to make some serious changes in my life.

I've spent the weekend setting up my account and page, cleaning out my fridge and pantry, as well as planning my meals and workouts for this week. I'm looking forward to my workouts tomorrow and I'm definitely feeling prepared and ready to get started! Today I'm cleaning and prepping my workout room, as well, I really want to start a journal with some very clear and decisive goals.

I'm looking forward to the help and support of this team!

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Thanks Jolette for the pointers. I have started my own section in the fridge and cupboards as my hubby eats whatever he wants. Although he is supportive and encouraging, he doesn't go out of his way to stop eating all that junk in front of me. It's a good thing I have a will! :)

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emoticon Hi Welcome to the gf, it does have some challenges but it is so worth it. I have gotten yeast under control, which I have fought for years. I feel better. I buy a lot of groceries from Amazon and have a pantry just for me. I save quite a bit by shopping online.

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Hi. Nola here. I haven't really been diagnosed with Celiac Disease, but have had some tests which I should get the results from soon. I either have Celiac Disease or I have an allergy to wheat. I have been having problems with diarrhea and occasionally constipation or both for quite some time. I have several of the symptoms Mike spoke of. Had the gallbladder removed about 3 years ago due to abdominal discomfort, but I'm still having the same problems. I am planning to start the GF diet and hopefully shed some pounds while I'm at it.

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Hello,

My name is Mike. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about two months ago. I think I have been suffering with it since I was a kid, just didn't know it. I remeber being taken to the ER several times as a small kid (5-6) with stomach pain that they could never find a cause for. Then for many years I didn't have signifcant issues, it wasn't until my mid 30's that I started having problems with constipation, stomach pain, tiredness, cloudy mind, sometimes diarrhea, terrible bloating, gas and very bad joint pain to the point that I had a hard time walking.

The diagnosis actually started when I went to the Dr. due to upper right quadrant pain. I went through an ultrasound, CT Scan, MRI, many blood tests and finally a HIDA scan to calculate gallbladder function. The HIDA Scan showed that my gallbladder was pretty much dead and needed to be taken out. It was thought that this was my problem, but I continued to have the abdominal pain well after the surgery.

So, when I saw the surgeon for my follow up he was thinking it was a GI issue unrelated to the surgery so he refered me to a GI specialist. The GI specialist wasn't sure what it was so he orded some additional blood work, including a tTG IgA which came back weak positive. The GI doc then performed a biopsy which showed Marsh Grade 3b damage which is consistant with Celiac Disease.

It took a total of about 4 months to diagnose it which seems quick for most people but I guess I just lived with they symptoms for years before they started to get much worse. Apparently celiac disease killed off my gallbladder.

Anyway, I was not one of the Celiacs that lost weight, I was the opposite. Toward the end of it I was just hungry all the time which my Dr. said is probably because I wasn't absorbing nutrients very well. So because I was eating so much I didn't actually lose any weight.

So, that's why I'm here, to lose weight while living gluten-free.

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Hi to all. I am Becky. I was told I had a non celiac gluten sensitivity from some tests and bloodwork I had done last year, and the Dr's instructions were to keep an eye on what I ate "in case something bothered me." Funny thing was already having some episodes of bloating, gas, diarrhea, vomiting,cramping, pain... somehow I feel I should have put 2 and 2 together, but there were some other issues we were looking at that kind of eclipsed those instructions. Things have gotten a lot lot worse in the past few months, and so it was recently recommended I go gluten free, and have been doing that for about 3 or 4 weeks.
The episodes have disappeared unless I unknowingly eat something that contains gluten, and then they come back stronger and worse than before. I am becoming a real label reader, lol, and every time something sets it off I am looking to discover what it is that caused it.(things like wheat in soy sauce; I seriously would have never thought it would be in there) I find I am having no problem giving up the gluten stuff because it totally isn't worth the consequence of eating it. Maybe after my body gets to feeling good all the time I might mourn it, but right now it's the enemy!
I have been on SP for a while, and it occurred to me that I should look for a gf team to jump in to for support and info. I have to say that reading a lot of the stories on this intro thread moved me to tears, because they were my story in a way. I am glad to have found this team, and looking forward to getting to know people better

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My name is Courtney and I've been gluten free now for over 3 years. My doctor had listened to all my symptoms and had me cut gluten out for a month to see if I improved. I've been avoiding gluten ever since.

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4/4/14 10:09 A

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Hi all, my name is Melanie but you can call me Mel. I have recently learned I have a Wheat and Soy allergy. I have Hashimoto's Thyroid disease and Endometriosis. I had the Gastric Sleeve procedure done over a year ago and have only lost 50 pounds so far (well lost 62 but gained some back). I am trying to adapt to the gluten free lifestyle and struggling with it. It's like idk where to begin. I know what to do but not sure how to get there. I hope this forum can help with that. I have so much to learn and can't wait to get to know and learn with each of you.

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3/16/14 5:24 P

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Hi,

My name is Colleen and I have fibromyalgia and ibs. I have been tested for celiac which was negative, but I suspect that I may have an intolerance to gluten. I do have a number of other symptoms that could be more likely attributed to an intolerance, including numbness in feet, some skin issues. I have also seen mention of gluten intolerance in fibro and ibs as well. I am trying to cut out soda as I have a real problem with that but also want to explore the gluten issue. This group seemed to fit the best out of those listed for gluten issues.




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3/9/14 7:46 P

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Hi group, my name is Jackie. I am a 52 year old with type 2 Diabetes. I noticed a while back that I quit being nauseous every day when I quit consuming gluten containing foods. I work full-time and have 13 grandkids, which causes some challenges with maintaining a healthy diet. I find that I am constantly surrounded by tempting foods that are bad for me.

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emoticon Hi Pam, I am getting used to no wheat and other stuff but still have problems eating out , Mexican restaurants are the easiest, because they have more gluten choices, I went to a small rest., and ordered an omelet and hashbrowns and the omelet must have some wheat, unpleasant surprise. Wasn't even able to make it through dinner. Not fun,

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3/3/14 9:56 P

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Hi my name is Pam. I have irritable bowel gerd, and was having lots of stomach pain and bloating, have been gluten free for the last couple of weeks and am feeling much better.

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1/21/14 9:54 P

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You know, I have found that the flour for gluten free flour has a number of flours that work, and they also have one for bread that isn't too bad, a little chewy but not bad tasting. Also the bigger stores have some, they are usually found in the freezers because the bread doesn't hold up unless it is used up pretty quick. Oh yes, and I found that bugles are made of corn and give me a little something that crunches, which helps me a lot.

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1/21/14 8:43 P

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Hi everyone! So I'm in the process of citing out wheat. In doing so I've noticed an almost sentimental attachment to bread products. Has anyone else had this problem? Any suggestions for transitioning?

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I have been living the gluten free lifestyle for almost 4 days. I am not officially celiac but I do have pcos probable fibromyalgia and probable ibs(which could actually be celiac idk). So i went researching on what could could make me feel better. It all came down to gluten. So far I feel alot less achy and my bowel arent always in termoil. I feel great! I also gave up soda at the same time. I'm actually sleeping! I hadn't had a good nights sleep in I dont know how long. I'm excited to see how this changes my life!!

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When I first stopped eating gluten my weight was where I wanted it, although I was sick frequently so don't take credit for it. Now, after 8 mos of eating gluten-free, I've put those unwanted pounds back on. Still can't eat gluten but want to take charge of all else I eat. Looking both to give and get support.

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emoticon emoticon emoticon MERRY CHRISTMAS. by the way, I love to look at quilts/

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