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I was diagnosed back in 2009 with celiac. Undiagnosed for most of my life. Always had digestive issues and saw lots of docs. I did a great job of cleaning up my act. Then I had lymphoma twice and due to a rotten attitude got sloppy with the gluten. Anyway I am back on track now. Yesterday I gave in and had teeeeeny slice of birthday cake. You know the outcome! Spent most of the night hugging the porcelain throne. Today queazy, cramps and falling asleep standing up. I don't remember how long this trip to insanity land takes to recover from. I needed this strong reaction to remind me of why I am GF. Lymphoma being a big reason too. I know many debate the lymphoma connection and I don't want to start that one. I just know I had terrible health issues including cancer. How long do some of you suffer when you have been glutened?


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Yes...our pediatrician found a lab that does blood testing for food sensitivities so we did that last month and just got the results back. It identified 25 different foods and showed the degree of sensitivity. Peanut and gluten were the highest so we are free of those already. I will eliminate the rest of them as soon as I can figure out a few recipes that will work. I'm doing it with her so that she has support, and because I'm hoping being gluten free will help me reduce inflammation to lessen the lupus and arthritis pain.
I am asking the pediatrician to do the same test for my son next month at his appt because now I am curious to see if they have any common sensitivities other than dairy (which we are already free of).
I understand about being unsure...I'm like that with lupus flares. Good luck and thanks for the welcome!
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BWCA, welcome! Did your daughter have a test to determine the 25 things? I just read an interesting article by paleomom about cross reactivity that makes me think about cutting out other things too, but I'd rather get tested. I had no idea I had celiac sprue until my GI doc confirmed it by biopsy. I have Crohn's as well, so it's not easy for me to tell if I'm reacting to something I ate or if it's a Crohn's flair.

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Found out recently that my daughter is gluten intolerant so I am going gluten free with her. This is day 4 and so far things have been easy and going well. Next week I have to start experimenting to find some recipes that will work for her when we do a more extreme elimination diet and take out 25 things that she reacts to. Most things should be okay except bread...she can't have gluten, brown rice flour or egg whites for 2 months. So I have to experiment and see if my egg substitute will work in some of the GF bread recipes that do not have the brown rice flour.
I'm reading labels diligently to check for hidden gluten and so far so good. Also...did you know there is a gluten free scanner app that you can put on your phone so that when you are at the grocery store you can scan suspicious products? I tried it last week and it works pretty well!
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Hi, I just got diagnosed with celiac sprue today by biopsy of my upper GI. I have a lot of learning to do!

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Hi Team mates...
Just checking in to see how everyone is doing. Hope gluten free eating is going well for each and every one.
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I have been Gluten Free for almost one year. One of the best cookbooks that I have found is "Against All Grain" by Danielle Walker. It has recipes that would work well for kids. Also the Pamela's Flour products are also very good, especially the Bisquick type package.

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April 12th a Dr friend of mine is doing a special talk on Gluten and Health in Schaumburg IL. The link below has more information. You might have to copy and paste the link I don't think you can just click on it. Thank you.

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Free Gluten: The Silent Killer Talk. Free registration. Talk by Dr Alok Trivedi in Schamburg IL. April 12th. This is a free talk by Dr. Trivedi, but registration is necessary and tickets are going to sell out. If you have any interest, please register today or send me a message with any questions you might have. It is in Schamburg IL on April 12th. The link above has all the information but message me with any other questions. Thank you! Jenny Hogue.

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Christina,
Welcome, is is better if you post this under "introduce yourself'. We have hundreds (or thousands) of posts answering your questions. Check the Sticky Topics.
Barb (Team Leader).

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Hi my name is Christina.I was just diagnosed with Celiac Disease on Friday when all the test came back. It clearly was no surprise to the doctors here in the UK who finally diagnosed my problems for over the last 3 years. Was just wondering if there were any helpful hints on how to deal with this. It is easy to eat to do when your at home but what about going out?

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Hello everyone! I am excited to be a part of this group. I was tested for celiac disease in December 2012. I have had similar issues since I was a little girl, the doc said there was no way of telling back then that it was celiac. I immediately started eating gluten-free. The doc called me back and said he wanted to do an EGD. since I was already eating gluten-free the test didn't come back accurate... But I feel 100% better eating gluten-free, but gluten-free is definitely not healthier, so you have to make sure you eat healthy stuff too. I google everything if I have questions, but I'm glad I can now ask here too.

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I am just so impressed..
I am very happy and excited.



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I plan to ask him for a reference for GP or internist. I think that is the only one who can ask for Gluten test.?

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Annie, Did you know one of the common symptoms of CD or Gluten Intolerance is Depression! Also, you must be on gluten or recently gluten free for the tests to be done or y will be negative.

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Thanks Barb. I will probably do some kind of testing..

I have to change Doc's. Mine would do nothing except put me on Anti depressants. I said, if I use the meds a while will you do testing, if I am not better. He said he would increase the Anti depressants. I am not taking them at this point. And I will not be going back to him. I had a hard year. But, he needs to listen to me.

I saw him on Monday and learned about Glutten on Wed. online.. I have been GF as far as I can tell less than a week. That is not long. I do NOT remember breathing this well in my life. I did not realize I was so blotted. My skin is not burning. I am waiting to see if the numbness gets better. I think it has, but I need to consider that I might be having a good couple days. Also, I am eating healthier in general. It could be that rather than the absence of Gluten.

But not the breathing,,, it has improved a lot. I have eaten health long periods in my life with Gluten and the breathing did not improve. I am excited,,,,,

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Annie..you should read about testing possibilities and talk to your family physician. Easiest is a blood test for celiac disease or Elysa testing also blood work for allergy. Diagnostic biopsies are also done. My Dad has skin reactions to gluten and was diagnosed by his dermatologist. My girlfriend was diagnosed by her gastroenterologist and I was diagnosed using the immune testing and allergy testing and verified by biopsies. You must have gluten in your system to be tested.

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Thanks for your comments.

I am doing a lot of reading. I will check out the sticky topics.

I didn't know there is a test.



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Good repsones Barb. I would like to add that you will probably not see much of a difference until you are 100% gluten free. As long as there is gluten, there will be symptoms. Please read our sticky topics. So much valuable information has been entered by team members.

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Annie...it depends on what symptoms your intolerance is causing. Some people notice changes immediately with stomach problems but other things like skin rashes, digestive issues etc can take from 3 months to a year for effect and healing to occur. Getting testing done before you start changes is a good idea too.

JLH...I am gluten free and was dairy free for 3 years before I could add in some dairy. It can be overwhelming to start with but there are so many options. For cheese there are soy and almond cheese options as well as sheep cheeses. They are different to cook with but taste good. We use almond milk to substitute for everything from drinking to cereal topping to cooking and have done well with this. Feel free to come to my sparkpage or sparkmail me and ask specific questions and for recipe ideas. Totally willing to help.


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I think I might be at least intolerant to Gluten. I have just started to try to be Gluten-free. How long before I feel a change?

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Congratulations Betryme100; You are on the right track. Too many of us try to substitute the gluten versions with the commercial gf products which are loaded with fat and sugar, hence more problems. Barb

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Trying to battle my RA symptoms by modifying my diet...was kind of nervous about giving up grains...I decided to see what groups SP had to help with this...and here I am! Have only begun to browse here, but I've already come across so much great info.

The things I was most concerned about doing without were bread and pizza...now I'm finding recipes and hints about ways to allow me to eat those foods while still doing what's best for my body. I have to admit, when I was reading the list of foods that I should probably do without, my thought was 'great, I'm going to have to live on fruits and veggies (but not nightshades) for the rest of my life'...but no, I can manage this and still enjoy my food.

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Welcome JLH, there are gf versions of mac & cheese, in a packaged or frozen. They will be much more expensive though and I think they still have dairy. Tinkyada is a good brand of pastas. google recipes dairy free gluten free and maybe you'll find some ideas.
Yes, please check our sticky topics. There is already lots of information on what you are asking. There is also an organization for Celiac kids with the initials R.O.C.K. Look for a local Celiac/GIG support group. It helps a lot. Also, check your local library for books. while mainstream grocery stores are carrying many more gf options, there are always more at natural foods stores. Almond milk or rice milk are good alternatives to dairy milk. Try a box of each to find which suits your tastes. Also make sure they are gluten free. Not all rice milks are. There are dairy free versions of cheese too. Good Luck!

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I just found out my daughter is allergic to wheat and dairy. This is going to be a tough change for our family since we have always eaten everything wheat and dairy. I'm hoping to root around in this team and find good recipes, suggestions, and support. She is pretty upset that she has to give up macaroni and cheese and the pizza that she loves. I know we will get through this, but if anyone has any suggestions or tips for me I'd appreciate them. This is all new for me and I really have no clue what I'm doing! Thanks.

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Hi Sam, the gluten free processed foods, ie bread,donuts, cookies, crackers are about 30% higher in calories than the wheat versions. It is better to increase the vegetables, yams, squash and others instead of pastas on a regular basis. check out sticky topics. There are lots of ideas in previous postings.

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I recently found out that I have Celiac Disease. I was really dumbfounded at first and was feeling depressed like "why is this happening to me....what did i do to cause this". But after the weeks went by and with the support of my husband and friends and my little girl...I have managed to stay strong and watch that there is no gluten in anything I eat. Is there anything else that I am supposed to do now that I have this unfortunate disease?

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That's an awesome story. And I never did like hamburger helper!! blagh!!
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Gave up soda about 6 months before going GF, so I can't say either way about a change due to going GF. However, are you eating much less processed and more "real" foods now? That may be why as you might be picking up on all the fake chemical, non-nutritious crap in soda. The more I stay away from processed foods and eat whole, single ingredient, real foods, the more I notice how unappealing processed foods taste. I really think we re-train our taste buds and rewire our brains when we change our eating habits. I dropped salt for awhile and then found even low-salt processed foods suddenly tasted over-salty. I now use salt a lot in home cooking, but I used Himalayan Sea Salt, which I think is much healthier than iodized table salt. Plus it has more depth of flavor and you don't need a lot. Also, I'm not a big fan of sweets, so most sweets taste way too sweet for me and I think it's because I don't eat sweets very often at all. Anyway, my point is, when we change our eating habits, I think our tastes improve and make us desire the foods that are healthiest for us. My husband is a good example. He grew up eating a lot of boxed dinners and other processed foods. Being married to me, I don't cook those foods at all so he got used to more home cooked meals. One day he went to the store and bought one of his old favorites, Hamburger Helper and "surprised" me with it for dinner one night (long before the whole gluten intolerance thing for me). I wasn't too happy since I never liked HH, but it was interesting to see his reaction when he took a bite, made a face, and spit it out. He said it was disgusting and overly salty. I told him it's because he got used to real food and now that stuff tastes very fake to him. Over time, he's been finding that to be true with a lot of his old processed favorites.

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Has anyone else noticed a dislike for soda as a result of going gluten-free?

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Thanks Barb. I will go post it there now!

What are everyone's plans this weekend? I put up my Christmas decorations. emoticon I really love the Christmas season. I saw that there was a new movie on tonight. I think it's on ABC. I am planning on watching it! :)


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Hello118, we have a recipe topic that this would be great in. It wil be lost here since this is the chat. Next time if you want to let people know, just post that you've posted a recipe but if they have messages about topics turned on, everyone will get an email, not just those following this topic. Have a great day! Barb

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Hey everyone! I saw a great peanut butter cookie recipe that we could all have (and no one else would know it's GF)!

1 cup sugar
1 cup peanut butter
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup crushed peanuts

Servings: Makes 24

Active Time: 15 min

Total Time: 25 min (plus cooling time)

directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. In a large mixing bowl, beat sugar, peanut butter, egg, and vanilla until well blended.

3. Form cookies using a small scoop; place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Flatten each cookie and make a crisscross pattern with fork tines. Sprinkle with peanuts.

4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 24. Per Serving: 110 calories, 11g carbs, 4g protein, 7g fat, 10mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 1g fiber


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Red Bridge is a great product. I save carbs 1 day a week so I can enjoy it on my salad supper day!

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Hi NEODY60
Thanks for the information. I actually can't stand beer, so I don't miss beer at all. And being that Mike's doesn't bother me, I think I will stick with it, as well as my wine. Also, I live in PA, which is very backwards with the liquor laws and we cannot buy alcohol in grocery stores, convenient stores, or WalMart. We either have to go to a State Liquor store or the beer distributor. If Redbridge is hard to find where you live, I imagine it would be even more difficult in PA.

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Agree about the Redbridge being hard to find but if you can, it's quite delicious!


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Hi Dragonfly02,
I've always stayed away from all the malt beverages, just to chicken to try them. But I do like a cold brew no and then but the Redbridge beer is hard to find. This summer I discovered WoodChuck Hard Cider at my local Walmart. It's gluten free, comes in several flavors (Granny Smith is just about my fav) and it doesn't cost and arm and a leg. Cheers!



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Thanks for sharing the information on Mike's. I love the product and do not react to it at all.

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Thanks GFNOMAD!! Good advice. Nothing better than to just listen to my own body.

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Dragonfly, as in any discussion there are the extremes. The standards for gf labelling range between 5ppm to 20ppm. To achieve 0 from a commercial product is probably not realistic.
If you are satisfied with their statement, enjoy the product, and do not notice any!! reaction, then go ahead. Others obviously do not feel the same but that is their decision.

I get a horrific reaction to charred or broiled meats Some would describe it as a gluten reaction but it's not. Sometimes gluten is blamed when it is not the culprit. We always need to look beyond the obvious and not jump to conclusions.

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I try to stay away from gf baked goods - they are high in calories and they cost too much. Instead I eat foods that are naturally gf such as corn tortillas. So a breakfast can be eggs, fruit and a corn tortilla. I also like a green smoothie for breakfast: fresh fruit, fresh greens such as kale and a little protein powder into the blender. The best part is that I can make it the night before and grab and go the next morning.

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Hi! Does anyone here drink Mike's Hard Lemonade?? I've been drinking it lately and never thought about it being a malt beverage, similar to a beer. I looked it up online and found some blogger where they posted about it and it seemed controversial as to whether it was safe or not. I checked their website and they do claim to be gluten free and explain the testing that they have done. Here's the link: www.mikeshard.com/faq.php?cat=Gluten

Anyway, there was a lot of discussion in the blog as to whether their claims were acceptable and many people saying that the testing wasn't stringent enough and saying less than 5ppms of gluten was unacceptable and the standards should be changed to 0ppm. I do work in industry and we do a type of test on product that measures in ppms and I know have absolute 0 is virtually impossible, besides the tests always allow some error. If you think of it ppm, which stands for parts per million, if something is 5ppm, then in a million "parts" there are only 5 that contain whatever you are testing for. That is pretty low and like I said, tests always allow for some error, so essentially it could actually be 0 or 1 ppm. Anyway, in reading the comments to the blog, about half the people were saying they've drank Mike's and had no reaction while other's have said they had one of the worse reactions ever, so it was on the fence as to whether it's acceptable to drink if you have Celiacs/Gluten Intolerance or not. I was just wondering if anyone here has drank it and if so, do they find it okay to drink or not? Based on my own experience, drinking Mike's has no affected me at all.

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Hello- I usually have gluten free oatmeal for breakfast in the morning but other options that work for me are...fresh fruit and toast, peanut butter toast, french toast and fruit, blueberry pancakes, omlettes and fruit smoothies. My favorite bread is either Rudi's multigrain or cinnamon raisin and Udi's multigrain. My favorite baking mix is Pamelas and it makes great muffins and pancakes. The oatmeal works best in my calorie plan and I just add in the other items for variety once in a while...

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hello; First of all a piece of fruit everyday, then greek yogurt with nuts and honey, scramble eggs full of veggies, omelet, gluten free cereal.

I used to do corn meal muffins but take care if you are counting calories, on sunday buckwheat or almond flour to do pancakes, Love them.

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Hey everyone! I need some new ideas for gluten free breakfast. Now that it's cooler, I am struggling with gluten free breakfast ideas. I usually eat muffins, bread, etc but that is much harder now with the GF restriction. Any thoughts?


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Concerning the question about Rice Krispies, if the box doesn't say it's gf, I wouldn't chance it. My bet is that they did make some recent changes in the recipe to make it gf.



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Hi everybody, You're all emoticon

Is a bless found this team, thanks for your comments and share them, people dealing with same issues as me, now a day many people realize how wheat-gluten can affect our health, and after making the changes they feel astonishing, I'm new to the team, just joined and would like to participate actively.

Some times I get the substitute for wheat flour but find some of the options has too many calories, like for pancakes, was reading about the pizza and think I MUST try it, thanks for sharing it, Making this changes in my live forced me to get more fruits and veggies and honestly 2 fruits a day in my body make the difference, less hungry, and calm my sweet desire, everybody needs to find what works good for them.

you are doing great with this team and helping other having a better life.

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Have had fun cooking week as my last dd left for college so only me and dh to cook for. Made gluten free pizza with udi's crust, have been eating Bob's red mill gluten free oatmeal for breakfast every morning and thankful for the increased fiber...seems to make me feel full til lunch too and make croutons from leftover bread crusts from Rudi's multigrain gf bread this week and mase salads with these...yummy to have crunch in my salad again. Also started making myself popcorn popped on the stove for a snack once in a while...had forgotten how good it tasted. My dd's girlfriend came over for movie night before dd left for college and made us popcorn cooked in coconut oil...yum!! Fun to add in a new gluten free treat to our snack plan!! Has any one added in a new gluten free food item that they really are enjoying?? I have learned to bake gluten free donuts this year and am thinking I would like to learn to make crepes...had buckwheat gluten free crepes on vacation...nummy!!!

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Are Rice Krispies any less Gluten Free if they don't say Gluten Free in LARGE letters on the box?

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There is a Gluten Free bakery in Roanoke called "Good Grains" the lady who owes it and does the baking is Melissa Paul, her phone number is 260-710-1495. The hours are limited, so call before going, but her products are great and include a wonderful gluten free pizza crust. You can call ahead and place your order for pick up at a later date. There is another gal in with her who makes gluten free cakes, etc and they are to die for.

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Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to share that it's been 2 weeks now that I've been eating gluten/wheat free, and the difference in how I feel is astonishing. What a huge difference! I have ENERGY, and I'm not dragging myself through my days!

It hasn't been terribly hard to adapt because I was already eating very cleanly - little to no processed foods, etc. I'm happy to see the discussions about pizza though - that's going to be a bit of a challenge. I had been using whole grain flatbreads - which work fabulously but have wheat in them. Thanks for all of your ideas!

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Barb Ihave just tried to adjust to eating real foods as that is what I do best with. I like having the fall-backs if I have a craving though! But even those throw me off for a few days. emoticon

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Cindy- adjusting to gluten free and finding pizza crust and bread that I love and can eat has been the most challenging for me. I want to still be able to eat everything that I did before I had to give up gluten!! I just keep trying lots of recipes and products until I find what tastes good to me!!! Glad to have finally found a local pizza crust that I like!!! Smiles Barb


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Oh I will have to look again Barb! I have been trying to stay away from the substitute products as much as possible, but sometimes the cravings for pizza and such get the best of me! I haven't really been buying anything but an occasional loaf of bread, that will last me a month or more, unless we are camping then I use it in the sandwich maker.

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Cindy - I bought udi's crusts in my bakery and they were not frozen and bigger and soft. I froze them and then later cooked them frozen and though they were thin they were soft not crispy. I do not like crispy crust. They were new and I found them at our Fred Meyer store.

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I have some too they are a bit thin though and crunchy. I like the softer crusts mostly but Udi's are good in a hurry!

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Local store, Fred Meyer, had Udi's gluten free pizza crust in there baking section and I bought some and made my own pizza with sauce, sausage, olives and cheese. Tasted really good and so easy. Will be buying those again. YUM!!

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I have had success with Chebe and Bob's Red Mill. If they have them in your freezer section Against the Grain makes some good baguette type things so I bet their pizza crust is good. The Bisquick recipe is nasty, I threw it out today. The secret I have found is pre-baking them, I don't know if you are in the habit of doing this or not. Helps them not to be soggy.

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Hi Team...hope everyone is having a great August!! Interested in knowing if anyone has a gluten free pizza crust recipe! The bakery I use to buy them frozen from has closed. It is all about the texture for me...chewy and able to pick it up....does any one make there own and like it???

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Hi Everyone!
So glad I found this team.
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Summer is awesome, with all the great produce it's easy to be gluten free. I have been so happy with corn and strawberries and watermelon. Now stone fruits are out. Lucky to live in California, I guess. I've also been making salads with gf grains. emoticon

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Came to check in...so quiet here?? How is everyone doing with the beginning of summer?

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Hi Success68!

A simple idea is to just give yourself a week with no wheat. See if it makes your symptoms go away. A day might be: smoothie with protein powder for breakfast, salad with protein and fruit for lunch, nuts for snack, protein/veg/sweet potato for dinner. It can be a bit hard to imagine a day without wheat if you're not used to it, but it's not really hard. So many staples are wheat free: eggs, dairy, meat, poultry, fish, veg, corn, rice, fruit.

If you see a major improvement, however, your might consider getting tested for celiac, or for wheat allergy. The celiac test requires that you eat gluten daily for weeks before being tested - a bummer if gluten is your problem. Both tests just involve a blood draw, so pretty simple.

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I might be "intolerant" to wheat?? Stinky gas/bm"s. what do I do??

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Sp is wonderful about providing information for people. In some other groups are some women whose doctors are telling them to avoid wheat, that they are intolerant of it.

So I find this GF article on SP www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti
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I wish there was some way to offer some suggestions. I don't think a lot of people take this seriously. I read where they are "80% GF" and then wonder why they are still feeling bad?

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We are living in a swamp since all it has done the last 3 days is rain. thank goodness the garden is doing will and I haven't had to water lately. Ready to pick another lettuce salad tomorrow for lunch plus we get the rest of our transplants and seed for the rest of our gardens. I don't live in a big enough town to have GF restaurants wish we did it would be nice to go out to eat and have that choice. Lucinda

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emoticon My mouth is watering! I love fish and chips! I will have to make some soon! We don't have anywhere that has them here, even with about 20 restaurants with GF menus.

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Busy day yesterday but fun...went to the Tulip Festival north of us and out for gluten free fish and chips at one of my favorite gluten free restaurants. Planning to plant flowers today and relax as I am tired from all the walking yesterday! Barb

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It will be great to go out the door and pick everything for a salad that is organic and not picked early to be shipped. Lucinda

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Lucinda- Enjoy your garden. We are planning on going to lots of Saturday and farmers markets this year to get fresh garden produce. We did that last year and it was so much fun and healthy too!! Barb

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Cindy they are not sprouted yet but with plenty of water and sun shine we are having I hope to see results soon. Look forward to a big salad from my own garden! Lucinda

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Lucinda I am jealous! I want a garden, but would have to fence it and don't want to put the money into a rented lot. We were looking for a house, but DH lost his job so that is off the table until he finds a new one. Hopefully friends will be generous gain as they were last year!

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Planted my cold weather crops, lettuce, onions, and spinach, friday and saturday so will have lots of produce to eat soon. In the spring and summer it is easier to reach my veggie and fruit requirements. Lucinda

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I always got sick from donuts so they are one thing I had no trouble giving up!

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Thanks for the doughnut site!! Looks good!!! It is one of those things you miss after a while!!!

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For doughnut recipes (baked ones) www.edibleperspective.com/list/ has a ton of GF baked doughnut recipes, I have also used her recipes and tweaked them with some more common GF ingredients with success!

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Back when I was diagnosed I was terribly sick because it took them almost a year to figure it out.(13 yrs ago) So I never intentionally eat gluten! I guess if my symptoms were not that severe it might be a different story. Never never want to be that sick again!

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Feeling much better end of week. Thankful for Friday and looking forward to weekend.
Cindy- I got some gluten a few weeks back and was so ill...the local deli's chicken recipe got changed... no fun...will not be doing that again!
I to indulge in some dairy like cheese with my taco's and occasional real ice cream or cheescake for a treat. Otherwise stay away from everything else.

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Yes we do have indulgences, mine are with dairy though never gluten! I am dairy intolerant too. I actually don't have the "guts" to do it. I want to, but I always chicken out!

Brittney the mentrual issues are not something my doctors ever head of but in talking with other Celiacs it is. When I went on birth control I bled for 2 weeks straight and I still got cramps. They changed me to 3 different ones before I threw them away. I know other people who have had weird issues and bleding and cramping like this too there is something to it. Not sure HOW it is related but it has to be.

Barb hope you are better!!

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It sounds like you are getting a handle on the problem. Praying! emoticon emoticon

I cook mostly gluten free at home for me but for Hubby it is regular cooking. I do not have
Celiac Disease but a sensitivity to wheat, peanuts, and gluten. So I can cook with wheat and it does not cause me trouble. Another reason I eat GF is my bowel is thin like paper tissue and I have trouble healing. I am not diabetic but I am on a that style diet to keep from having trouble in that area. I have not posted here for a long time. Hope you all have a blessed day! Jenny emoticon

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Feeling better today!! Cleaned out my whole fridge and freezer today and checked to make sure didn't get sick from something there...my water was tasting funky so dumped out all the ice and changing the filter...Hope everyone is having a good week!! Barb

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Have tummy flu and not feeling well today. Checking in and noticed comments about what eating gluten causes...I have been gluten free with only a few instances of exposure for close to 4 years and know that gluten makes me really sick so unless accidentally get some I just stay away. Barb

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Hi everyone. After reading some of the posts I see that I am not the only one who gives in to temptation. I am on my third day with no gluten and am starting to feel better. I have only known since Nov. that I can't eat gluten. It took several years to figure it out. I still have a hard time believing it.
When I indulge, I get cramps within an hour followed by many trips to the potty. The next day I will have swollen feet, hands and face. And I hurt all over. Don't know why I keep doing that to myself, but I am getting better.
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I love biscuits made from GF Bisquick, especially made with buttermilk or made into cheddar-garlic biscuits a la Red Lobster. emoticon

I have had hormonal changes too even to the point I have break throughs mid-cyle and I'm on birth control pills. No doctor has been able to explain this to me. I chalked it up to one of the rarer symptoms. I also seem to have neurological symptoms when I eat gluten: shooting pains, foggy brain, dizziness. Would be interested to hear others' experiences.

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Ugh, St. Paddy's Day was rough. My baby's 3rd birthday and a very high volume business day. I ate bread! And drank beer! So bad, I still feel yuk although after 17 hours mostly on my feet there was not much will power to be found. Now I have to get back on track in a big way.

I did make gluten free cupcakes that turned out very good. I was happy since everyone enjoyed them and no one noticed until I said something. The recipe called for mayo in addition to eggs which was brilliant for keeping them moist. I used part Bob's Red Mill AP flour mix and part white rice flour. NO xanthan gum.

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RE TOM issues, I did have a lot of issues after my Celiac dagnosis. I had unbearable cramps, super heavy bleeding, off cycles when I was regular before...and after trying birth control pills with no sucess, I found that evening primrose and magnesium helped me. I would expect some changes initially and then it should calm down and get to a new "normal" for you.

Barb I will keep you posted! Eating super clean right now after and indulgence in mediterranean pizza.

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look forward to hearing how the biscuits go Cindy...
I am no help with the TOM personally...
Having a good week and enjoying increasing my exercise and activity level as my eye issue is slowly improving...Working on increasing fiber levels as have been a bit low of late.


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If I might ask an off topic question - does anyone notice changes to their TOM eating GF? I'm off gluten for about a month now so I was very aware of my bizarre period this week. Actually, I normally have a very heavy TOM but this time I started getting my PMS 2 weeks ago (water weight, tiredness, etc.) but then nothing was happening and I'll admit I had a mini panic attack at the thought of a surprise pregnancy! LOL! But then I got "it" for 1 day and it was gone until last night when "it" came back. So now I don't know what to think. I've been reading online about the correlation between gluten intolerance and menstrual issues but thought I would ask if anyone had anything new they would be willing to share. I am not complaining - if I only have a 2-day TOM, that is a big improvement. I'm just curious about the duration of the PMS and the "false start" as it were.

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I may try to tweak the biscuit recipe on Bisquick...I used to before m adding more baking powder and whatever else i felt like. I will report back when I do!


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so I guess I am on a quest for the perfect biscuit recipe...any one who finds or has a recipe...please send it my way!!! Smiles Barb

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No idea Barb, sorry to say! I would love a good biscuit recipe myself. Not so much into the sweets.


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Hi team...wondering how everyone is doing with the beginning of spring ahead...I am enjoying that we have red sweet strawberries in our stores and making some plans to find new gluten free recipes for some favorite foods that I have been missing. I would love to find a recipe for fair scones that I traditionally had every year at our local fair. I have not been successful in finding either a biscuit recipe, scone recipe or strawberry shortcake recipe that I like yet though I am on a quest!! I also would like to learn to make donuts that taste like the real thing...my favorites are apple fritters, old fashioned (the ones with the crinkly top) and maple bars. Any recipes you have used and enjoy would be much appreciated. Thanks Barb

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Thanks for the reminder about this article...I put it in my favorites with plans to see if I can look at all the cookbooks and information for new ideas on the gluten free journey. Good resource and reminder for me to keep learning along the way. Smiles Barb

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This may not be new but I happened upon this SP article about gluten free today. Not necessarily helpful but informative.
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My problem seems the same...if I buy bread I have no problem but if I use flour blend at home and make it I am gassy...I will do some more research too...if you figure out what you think it might be for you let me know ok? might be the same thing....thanks Barb

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I have, but I'm not sure which one is causing the problems. I need to spend time looking at all ingredients because if I buy some gf breads (Udi's for example) I don't seem to have issues, but if I make them at home...I do...so something is going on.

I think a lot of my illness lately has been medication related, so I plan to switch off the new med. I have not had gluten products on purpose in almost a year now...so I feel like I am 'over the hump' in terms of food...but it irritates the socks off me to get sick anyway.

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