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3/20/11 10:43 A

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Bingnomore83-welcome. Can we address this excellent list to digest one topic at a time? Oh, and I would like to see our leader initiate approval of these common allergen testing food issues. A discussion is open for a dialog of: Wheat, nuts oranges, tomatoes, pork and corn. We like to get the latest chatter in the wheat politics and other life benefiting facts from people who do this gluten-free thing every second of every single day. Each of us and our motives are not the same. The healthy way to avoid an allergen or an intolerance food still hits the sensitive nerve which will resist change. We all want hope to lead the campaign program of denial turned inward. Going gluten-free seems like chaos to a once organized food plan. It is not easy. The steps it takes to get there are the mile stones of achievement. The gentle tips to improve on an improvement needed situation can often be heard right here on this team. Take the time to share an event that may invoke more hope for some one struggling to make sense of this inner turmoil. In my own circle of influence each one of these potential allergic reaction foods have genuine causes; I had to stop eating them. I faced down the scary issues in gradual understanding one by one. I experienced to rotation diet in order to come to accept my need to stop eating them.

I can see a vernacular happening and confusion with each double meaning on the same word. We have created a synonym of Allergen and Intolerance. The definitions can vary with the person using the vocabulary in mixed company and with mixed meaning. For example what is an allergen and what is an intolerance issue. So far the meaning seems to lie in the documentation of signs by a formal doctor. You will want to know the major differences when the asking those interesting questions. Here is a brief over view; an allergy if left ‘uncared for/untreated’ will fall into a blood poisoning like shock of an army of white blood cells and the lab report numbers will fluctuate drastically called anaphylactic shock. An intolerance is not considered a blood issue but more of an inflammation causing condition that sometimes spreads from one organ or body region into a more all over discomfort. Both are measurable.


If you self test as I do; some of your ‘ledger facts’ are admissible in court. The self testing helps produce self awareness that works to alleviate emotional pain and leads to more empowerment and self control. These self generated ledgers; they fall into a category of wonderfully handy tools to share times, dates of bouts of illness in an appointment session with a doctor. They help focus on a specific body action that correlates to a certain theme. Some lab testing and a personal following of the laboratory trail should lead to keeping copies for your own file. Again, hope and self control are winning steps to overcome the madness. Learn what each entry means.

In order to get better, a doctor has to see that you are sick; then document it. This may lead to more open dialog and going deeper into the lab numbers than what is considered ‘in the normal ranges’. To help all concerned then the need for specific health questions to get answered is a new priority. Some times these questions where never addressed by the doctor. To answer the uncommonly asked for missing details; then testing to reach a ‘feels good’ spot on your opinion and the ‘within range’ on the lab results will take some dancing and some time to get the doctor to endeavor by tweaking your foods choices thus getting the lab numbers to create your own ranges and limits of personal satisfaction and comfort. If you hurt when the doctor says you are okay then the answers are not available in that doctor’s analysis and medical file to see why you still hurt. Some of the story is missing. If you show a borderline or a flagged lab result then it behooves a person to find all the options of care then decide with the doctor to aim for that stretch to reach a better score. I have tested a high in places and a low in other places that when the numbers are strategically adjusted the feel is so much better. The average lab answers are not your best numbers. This may be why it took so long to find the problem. Sometimes the chart will read normal but a little more adjustment is needed within the already considered okay range. If you have a test range of 3-9 and you hurt on a 3.5; The doctor may stop trying; then a goal of a 6 may be wanted for more internal balance. And that doctor may not have all the tools to get you there.

Each food you find yourself intolerant to has a complex set of properties: enzymes, proteins, amino acids, minerals, etc….that modern food science has discovered to be more harm than the nutritional benefit is valued. With the many alternative choices the food value may have to be recalculated to fit new guidelines. It may be one of these issues seen in diagnosis or an eroding complex set of many issues in small ways. By finding out all the seemingly little reasons why something should be removed from the diet can have exciting healing and encouraging affects on the level of hope you share with yourself. This is my experience after the chip has left my shoulder.

I know wheat is a serious life threatening food all too common in the diet. Then added are the other no-no’s to overwhelm a person. This will cause an avalanche of emotional discomfort and require some negative thinking to approach the other side with an over all positive belief. Hang in there. This has been tackled by others and the light and glory are obtainable.

And this is where the money and politics step in. When the issue is neglected and ignored in a hope that it will go away; conditions may grow worse and you and the doctor could sure use some answers. Knowing what to spot and how to change for the better can be daunting. The right additional tests would show evidence to motivate a doctor to bother with extensive time and testing. That professional would need a reason to look there. A motive to then set up the lab request required to register a small change. It may seem insignificant to the doctor but if it leads to your comfort and a way of healing; then go for it! Most of us want a change for the good. When the outcome is a win-win then that ledger can pin point correct tests which need to be generated. Less shooting in the dark and more direct hit answers can smooth the way to healing and understanding of this food change. Some of the tests are not ‘insurance accepted’. So OUT –OF –OF-POCKET can be an alternative with a few of the tests a doctor may not see a need to research. A doctor usually has the desire to verify a condition, and help a person get the steps to improve if possible. It will follow a progression of proven healing and invade the body as little as possible and the signs of complications will show signs of diminishing and less pain. Is this the goal?


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3/19/11 12:38 P

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Just take it day at a time. Check in here often. People on this site have helped me tremendously.

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3/16/11 6:07 P

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Learn all you can through our trials and errors and slowly explore the foods available that are different from the old normal food choices. I promise the emotional barriers you are felling will fall when you can say with confidence that ‘foods are out there and I Can Eat Them!’

I am not diagnosed celiac but truly live a G-F life. My adrenal glands went haywire around Katrina Recovery time and my diet has declined in inflammation creating foods since the discovery of this immune system complication. I am thankful I can keep and open mind to cook odd and new to me foods. I had originally before this illness a wide preference of food choices beyond all my own many no-no’s I avoid since learning the subtle tips for faster recovery.

To carefully explore the options keep a journal of what you eat and when and where and how you feel during and after eating and drinking. It will not seem to make sense right now but the follow up reviews of those notes do help to pin point the many awful harm causing foods you are unsure of in your diet. I set my patterns after reading about the rotation allergy elimination diet.
How to Use a Rotation Diet; Food-Allergy.org
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If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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3/16/11 4:06 P

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Skin testing is IgE mediated like an immediate reaction like a peanut allergy vs IgG mediated for gluten sensitivity/intolerance or celiac disease.

You should have gotten some guidance from the health practitioner! I would start by making a list of things you CAN eat. And I'd incorporate rotating your foods every four days, too. What a good habit I wished I knew or learned about early in life. *sigh*

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3/16/11 1:45 P

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You will find lots of wheat free eating ideas on this team and recipes on the spark recipe pages. It seems daunting at first to change your diet but if you make a commitment and go searching for new foods and recipes you will succeed. Smiles Barb emoticon emoticon


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3/16/11 12:17 P

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but aren't we discussing a wheat allergy, not gluten intolerance? The difference being the body's reaction to wheat exposure. To my knowledge, the two aren't related. I could be wrong, of course.

Is the reaction intestinal, or an actual allergic reaction? Either way, if eating wheat makes you sick, you should probably stop. I know it can be intimidating and frustrating at first, but if you commit to it, you can find so many other options that do not have wheat. I promise!

Best of luck to you. The internet is your friend in finding recipes and options.

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3/16/11 9:20 A

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Well always eating something doesn't mean you don't have a problem with it. I always ate wheat and drank beer. I would suggest trying out the gluten free diet without cheating for a couple weeks, then if you want to confirm, eat some wheat and see how you feel. You will have an answer then for sure.

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3/16/11 12:16 A

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but i tested positive for wheat allergy it was mild but still, could this be a false reading at all? I always eat wheat and thats what i dont understand i do itch sometimes and had a throat reaction once but it was after eating rice krispies and orange juice which i am also allergic to.

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3/16/11 12:04 A

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You should ask for a Celiac Test before you get off all wheat or you may test negative for it,

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3/15/11 11:47 P

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It is really not as bad as it seems...I eat well and really don't eat much on your list except pork and tomatoes. It just takes creativity! Chin up! You can do it! Stick to basic meat and veggie meals and you will be fine!

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Did you ask to be tested for Celiac Disease? That was were I made my error, I waited to long before getting tested.

Wow, long list, but this is a very interactive spark team so you came to the right place. Can you eat beans?

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hello, i was allergy skin tested and was told i was allergic to wheat, nuts, oranges, tomatoes, pork and corn, im not even done with testing, that pretty much means i can't eat anything cause i think im also allergic to rice and potatoes if im allergic to tomatoes cause they are in the same family. this is all new to me and i am pretty upset about this, it gets really frustrating cause i know i need to eat so i just been eating things with wheat in them anyway cause i dont know what to do anymore!

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