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2/1/13 9:44 P

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Fruity, hey!

I think it would be okay to try if you're not intolerant of any of those ingredients.
I'd start out slowly on a weekend or some day that you aren't under a lot of pressure, and see how it effects your system.

That way you can see if its for you or not.
Everyone is different... we all have sensitivities and there's no way of knowing how much of each botanical is in the potion.

I eat almost those things... granted not everyday!... stir wilted in a bit of olive /coconut oil in either a soup or smoothie that I make in my blender.

It looks like a mix of anti-inflammatories/antioxidants (turmeric, blue berries, cayenne which is also for blunting pain, nettle leaf), an adaptogen with stimulating properties (schizandra), sources of sulfur and antioxidants(broccoli, daikon..that's a white asian radish, its really good on a sandwich... usually served grated with sashimi), a source of vitamin C (the berry camu-camu), a natural diuretic (dandelion which is also a source of iron), and beet root ( for lowering blood pressure).

I don't know how much of what is in there, if there would be enough of each ingredient to make a difference. I definitely think there wouldn't be enough beet root (a fancy word for ordinary beets) to lower your blood pressure.

Just as an aside... you can sometimes find burdock root in the Asian markets... its about 3 feet long and looks like a brown hairy carrot. Its supposed to be a blood tonic and a mild diuretic. I like it fried in bacon grease with a dash of saki. LOL

The two I've not eaten are cleavers (that has some caffeine in it) and red root which I had to look up here cuz I had absolutely no idea WHAT that was!
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The decision is completely up to you as to whether you want to take it.
Me... I'd rather eat that stuff fresh and in season!

Have a fun weekend.
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2/1/13 7:17 P

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Ok MzzChief, so I have got hold of this 'comprehensive cleanse' which specifies Celiac support. It seems that it is meant for daily use rather than in times of emergency...

It claims it has several aspects

Liver and Kidney detox support (milk thistle, schizandra, tumeric, broccoli sprouts, daikon sprouts, camu-camu, wild bluberry, beet root, burdock, dandeliion, nettle leaf)
Bowel detox - non laxative, non bulking - chlorella, cayene
Lymph and skin detox - cleavers, red root, burdock, dandelion, nettle leaf
Blood purification - burdock, dandelion, nettle leaf and cayenne
Heavy metal clearance - chlorella

So what do you think?

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1/31/13 11:59 P

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Time is what I do.

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If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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1/31/13 8:49 P

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Time. I had someone recommend to an enzyme (Gluten Freeze or Gluten Ease or something like that) but it helped very little (if at all). I also had someone tell me to take psyllium capsules (high fiber). that also helped me minimally. Lots of water and rest is the only thing I've found.

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MZZCHIEF's Photo MZZCHIEF Posts: 9,198
1/31/13 3:33 P

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One of the problems with celiac is that the brush border of the intestines becomes compromised. For those who don't know, this is the part of the intestine that absorbs nutrition from our food.

IMO amino acids or easily digestible protein foods like whey, bone broths and gelatin are a good choice following a sneak gluten attack.

I'd have to see what was in the Cleanse.
The stomach isn't the part of the gut that has a problem with Gluten.
The stomach is coated with a thick coat of mucous. Only about 4 things get thru the mucous to be absorbed. (alcohol, caffeine, aspirin and a bit of water)
The stomach's job is simply to break down food with hydrochloric acid.

The problem happens in the small intestine.. this is where gluten is absorbed.

That said enterocytes (the cells that line the intestine), are incredibly short lived, they change over every 3 days... meaning our wonderful intestines already are a self cleansing, self repairing machine!

The more you learn about the body, the more you will realize what a miracle it is... how lucky we all are to have been given this gift.

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1/31/13 1:52 P

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I don't know the answer either as I too am learning (diagnosed 8 mnths ago). Everyone's reaction to being glutened seems so different from everything I have read. Hot bath for the aching?

For helping the stomach - at the gluten free mall I have seen a Cleanse product which is meant to be taken daily and helps Celiacs stomachs to cleanse itself of toxins. Don't know whether any of more experienced posters have tried it and whether it might help after being glutened.

Hope you feel better soon.


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1/31/13 12:53 P

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I don't know the answer to that. Hugs.

I too have made the mistake of not reading the labels.

If it is going to be it is up to me !!!
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1/31/13 12:29 P

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Hey y'all. I was diagnosed with celiacs about 9 months ago and have been GF ever since. The other night, I was tired and in a rush at the grocery store and I did the thing all good celiac patients should never do -- I didn't READ ALL THE INGREDIENTS. I grabbed what thought was a loaf of gluten free bread from a brand Iíve had before. BUT... after eating a delightful GF grilled cheese, I discovered very clearly lower down in the list of ingredients was spelt flour (it promptly went into the trash). It took nearly 48 hours for my stomach to stop hurting (not to mention the fun other side effects, like my face is breaking out, aching and fogginess).

Because Iím so dedicated (read: anal), this is only the second time since going GF that I've had a reaction this severe. Any advice on how to speed up the process so I can get back to normal? Or what foods to eat/avoid? Yesterday I hardly ate anything and I know that's not helping my weight loss efforts.

Thanks for your suggestions!

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