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HEALTHYBARB1
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3/10/11 11:55 A

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Using the internet and library were very helpful to me when I first was diagnosed. Living without magazine, Celiac.com, Gluten free girl are some of my favorite sites. There were lots of books at the library that I orded to help as well. I asked the Librarian for help and then started just putting every cookbook and information book I could find on hold to get lots of information. I found my favorite books that way....1000 gluten free recipes by Carol Fenster (I use her sourghum flour blend to bake almost everything now) and Gluten free for Dummies and Gluten free cooking for dummies were very helful when I was first diagnosed. My favorite foods that I buy all the time are Mrs. Lepers Corn pasta, Prego Pasta Sauces, Pacific Foods gluten free cream soups (can substitute in recipes), Rudi's Multigrain Gluten Free Bread (available at Costco and health food stores), Bob's red mill Gluten free oatmeal, Pamela's Gluten free Pancake and Baking mix and also Bread Mix, McCormick Seasonings (most of them are gluten free),Costco Pulled Pork and Baked Chickens and Mashed Potatoes (all gluten free)...just some ideas...let your husband know that when I first started I found that things tasted different and some I liked and others were just yuck for me. It takes time to adjust and to find out what your taste buds like and don't like. Take one day at a time and slowly adjust the way you cook and you will find that you can do this. You can ask anyone on this team for recipes and will find helpful information and recipes. Welcome to the team! Smiles Barb

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CINDYTW
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3/8/11 10:42 P

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I live in NY, but our Wegmans is AWESOME!! They even carry Udi products here!! I did a little happy dance and even posted on here when they started that...They also are good about ordering things if enough people ask...

Cindy

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3/8/11 6:33 P

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There are some AMAZING Gluten Free bloggers out there. I particularly like Ginger Lemon Girl, Book of Yum, and Clara at six food allergies. There are also some really good yahoo groups, including a gluten free weight watchers group, that shares tips on how to make GF food weight friendly, too.


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3/8/11 11:41 A

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emoticonemoticonto the Team!






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BEESPARKLE
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3/8/11 10:24 A

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I just bowed my head and prayed for your hubby. Now I send this to post.

God love you both.


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ALMOMMA
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3/8/11 8:46 A

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Wow - Thanks everybody! I will be sure to check out all your links. They seem like they will be very informative. You might regret saying I can ask questions, because I'm good at that!!! LOL!!!! I'll over run the page with questions. Ha ha!
My husband had a biopsy done about two - three weeks ago. He had gone to the Dr. with his stomache always feeling in knots and just not feeling right. It has been like that for awhile. He also was burping alot. So his Dr. sent him to an endo....(not sure of the exact word...ha ha ha) he then did a biopsy. We are headed to Wegmans grocery store tomorrow to see what they have. Our local grocery stores don't have to many options, actually very few, so we are hoping that we are able to find more. Thanks again to everybody.
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3/8/11 2:04 A

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As you can see we help each other a lot here. Peruse the threads since their is a wealth of info here already, if you can't find anything don't be afraid to ask.
If you have a smart phone there are several programs that can make shopping easier. if not I use this list www.celiacdisease.net/gluten-free-diet cut and paste the list and take all the spaces out so unsafe is on top and safe on the bottom then fold it in 1/2 and laminate it(I used clear shipping tape). Also if you contact the school they will send you a goodie basket with a diagnosis within 3 months.

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3/8/11 12:01 A

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Hi and welcome to the team.

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CINDYTW
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3/7/11 8:52 P

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emoticon There are a lot of sneaky things gluten can hide in...a few of the things I have been burned by are vitamins, herbal teas, and supplement drinks. Wheat and barley grasses are common in supplements, and barley is in herbal teas and coffee alternatives. I agree celiac.com is great for newcomers!

Cindy

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BEESPARKLE
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3/7/11 8:04 P

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I feel I am blessed to not have to be scared of the pan that sticks and can give cross contamination and utensils.
As I use a non-stick pan for my fish. So far so good. I am at this G.free now about six weeks.

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3/7/11 8:01 P

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Welcome and good luck!

I agree with CHAPER about cooking from scratch. I have yet to try the many gluten free products out there, I have tried some rice products though, like rice Thai noodles. For the most part I just cook flour free.

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I love my dogs! Annie is a fearful dog and is doing great under careful management. I raw feed my dogs.

Diagnosed with Celiac Disease 02/25/2011

Non-smoker after smoking 30 years and was at 3 packs a day.

Former skinny person who never exercised and is now trying to make exercise a habit.


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CHAPER
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3/7/11 7:09 P

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Welcome, good luck on your gluten free journey. One of the things that hasn't been mentioned yet is that usually dairy is hard for the first year after you go gluten free. It usually gets better after the villi (in the small intestine) heals. Hard cheeses are safer. It is much easier to follow the gf diet if you are eating at home and cooking from scratch.

Be careful of gluten that sticks to the inside of non stick pans, colanders, wooden spoons etc. This is called cross contamination. It is also big in condiment jars shared with non gf people. ex-peanut butter that anyone redips the knife to get more when making sandwiches on wheat bread. Just ask if this is foreign to you.

He will feel SO much better that you will find that all the precautions are well worth the effort. Also you can check for gluten free restauraunt menus on line.

Here is a link that I really like. www.glutenista.com/index.html

Edited by: CHAPER at: 3/7/2011 (21:04)
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3/7/11 6:28 P

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Welcome to the team! I know what it is like to feel alone in this subject. I have been at this for 3 years so if I can help please spark mail me. First off keep in mind it's a lifestyle so this will be something your husband and you will follow your whole lives.

I'm so sorry your Nutritionist wasn't very helpful I would find a new one.

First off wheat, rye, barley, and oats are out. You can have all sorts of new foods and some old favorites like potatoes and corn. A lot of gf alternatives are high in carbs I don't know if that is a concern of yours. But you can be gluten free and still stay healthy. Gluten is hidden in a lot of things too it is tricky like medicine and lipstick.

Let me recommend a book Gluten Free for Dummies it really helped me when I felt alone. I hope this little bit helps.

Here you will find all sorts of wonderful people. I wish you the best on your journey!

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3/7/11 6:23 P

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Hi and welcome to this site. If you don't mind me asking how did they test your husband for Celiac Disease? I know it must seem very devastating to you and no one to talk to. I am glad that you came on this site as I know beside myself, there are other members who will be more than willing to help you as much as possible.

A good site to look at for Celiac Disease is www.celiac.com In fact, underneath my signature is the link to Celiac. They will explain it as much as possible and they also have a list for safe food (this you can print out) and keep it with you at all times especially shopping. I do not know what your husband likes or dislikes are. It would be good to make a list of the things that he likes and go from there. The gf food is not cheap but if you want to check things out most of your markets do have gf foods and you can see what you would need. I would buy just a few things to get you started and do not want to overwhelm you with buying alot of things. Can you see your dr and bring the letter that you received?

I have been gf for almost 2 yrs and it is just myself and my hubby. He is not Celiac but does eat alot of gf things.

I hope that this has been of some help and like I said other members will be offering to advise to you too. Good luck and please keep us posted.

Charlene

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ALMOMMA
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Hi everybody! My husband was just told that he has celiacs disease and that he/we have to go GF. We haven't talked to a Dr. yet, they just sent a letter stating that he had it and sent us to a dietician. The dietician basically just gave us a pamphlet for a couple things to look for. Any help with anything about Celiac Disease and being Gluten Free would be wonderful. Thanks!


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