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6/10/07 12:28 P

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Keep at it, you're worth it!

KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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HOBBITKITTY's Photo HOBBITKITTY Posts: 67
6/10/07 9:55 A

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! I'm slowly changing my diet, so hopefully within the next few weeks I can be completely gluten free! I am starting to feel a difference on the days that I stick with the diet. :)

5/10/09
Started the Couch to 5k running program. 154lbs

12/31/10 - 121 Lowest weight ever!

5/5/11 - 128 wedding weight.

6/5/11 - 132 post-honeymoon weight.

11/13/11 - 1st 5k 34:32

11/19/11 - 1st 10k 1:07:08

1/9/12 - 141 lbs
Pre-training weight


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DOTSLADY's Photo DOTSLADY Posts: 10,019
6/7/07 10:46 P

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Welcome HobbitKitty - glad you've turned your thinking around about the gf diet. What Lucas said is so true. Prevention is key. No symptoms - go figure! I love to hear that, but only because I keep telling my loved ones to get screened and they think because they don't haven symptoms that they don't have to.

About your anemia - maybe once you've been on the diet longer, you'll start to absorb nutrients better and the #s will go up. I don't know what kind of anemia - iron, presumably; but hemoglobin or serum ferritin? My hemoglobin got a titch better while on gf diet, and my serum ferritin has gone from a 5 to a 7 in a year; anything under 70 is a problem (my hair's falling out!). My PCP didn't think much about that, so I went to a hematologist who gave me an iron uptake test to make sure I absorbed (I do) and then recommended I take 100mg elemental iron daily. I see him next month to see what difference it's making. Iron is SO important, so make sure your doc helps you address this. (And make sure to mention other meds/supplements taken as some shouldn't be taken together - ie, calcium or vit D - can't remember, maybe both.) Next, I'll be working on my B12!

Has your doctor checked all your fat soluble and B vitamins, etc? It's great to know before you start the diet as a sure way to read your progress.

We look forward to getting to know you (have you read GF Living for Dummies by Danna Korn?).
P.S. I really like your doctor! emoticon Do you think a local support group might be able to help "support" you? www.csaceliacs.org (has a link to local chapters).

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 6/7/2007 (22:52)
KNOWLEDGE = POWER. BODY = TEMPLE. FOOD = MEDICINE. PREVENTION IS THE CURE. YOU ARE WHAT YOU ABSORB!
One person's food is another person's poison.
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Celiac Disease: An autoimmune reaction from eating gluten grains: wheat, rye, barley and contaminated oats=nutrient deficiency=cancer. Have 1 of 300 symptoms? bit.ly/cdsymptoms
CD stories: bit.ly/cdstories
Nutrition/Cancer: bit.ly/Quillinnutrition


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6/7/07 12:39 P

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Thanks for the info. I'll do the same.

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JG0919's Photo JG0919 Posts: 175
6/7/07 8:55 A

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I don't know about them updating their database, it seems a little one size fits all...

I do add the information for my food but I don't eat that much processed food so I only substitute a few food items.

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6/6/07 6:34 P

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Is there someone responsible for the food database? Could we ask them for a gf option or is it that we just need to inout the gf options when we have them? It would make it so much easier if there was that option as the gf foods seem to be completely different than their glutenous counterparts.

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6/6/07 4:32 P

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There's not one offered. I try to substitute the "glutened" foods with gf items but sometimes the gf foods are much higher in calories. Makes it a little tough.

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6/6/07 7:54 A

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I thought I would say hello. I have just joined and sparks and I am so glad there is a celiac group. I was diagnosed 3 years ago and although I am very strict with my diet I don't think I am getting everything I need. Is there a gf meal plan option on the nutrition page?

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6/5/07 8:10 P

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It's getting easier to eat gluten-free as there are a lot of products out there. Trader Joe's is really good about labeling products.

If you don't already belong to a listserv group, I would suggest it. There are a lot of meal ideas and comments about gf products. Yahoo! has a couple of gf/celiac groups as well as a vegetarian gf group.


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6/5/07 7:34 P

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I don't want to be an alarmist, but it is very important to stick to the gluten free diet for your health's sake. Eating gluten can increase your risks of intestinal cancers as well as other autoimmune disorders (celiac is an autoimmune disorder).

I would suggest consuming brown rice on a regular basis as a source of iron and fiber. Of course you will want to follow the guidelines of the diet so as not to pack on too much weight.

Other non-meat sources of iron are eggs, green leafy vegetables, almonds, beets, blackstrap molasses, dates (be sure they are not dusted with wheat or oat flour), kelp, dried seeds, kidney & lima beans, lentils, millet, peaches, pears, soybeans and sesame seeds.

 
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6/5/07 2:26 P

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Hi, I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm looking for some support to try and get back onto my Wheat and Gluten Free diet. I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about 3 years ago and I was completely surprised. I never had any symptoms at all. The only reason I was diagnosed was because I had gone to a new doctor about my Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, and it just so happened that she screens for Celiac with many of her new patients. The blood test came back that I had Celiac. Within a week I began the diet and I followed it perfectly for a few months. It was so difficult though, that I stopped.

I just joined this site last week in an effort to lose the weight I put on after college and the birth of my son, and figured now is as good a time as any to try and go back to Gluten free. I lost 20 pounds the first time I was on the diet and I'm hoping that will give me the motivation to do it again and stick with it this time.

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I thought I should also mention that I do not eat any red meat or pork (stopped when I was 8 years old), and I have anemia. If anyone knows some good tips for eating GF and partially vegetarian, let me know! Trader Joes is one of my favorites. :)

Edited by: HOBBITKITTY at: 6/5/2007 (14:45)
5/10/09
Started the Couch to 5k running program. 154lbs

12/31/10 - 121 Lowest weight ever!

5/5/11 - 128 wedding weight.

6/5/11 - 132 post-honeymoon weight.

11/13/11 - 1st 5k 34:32

11/19/11 - 1st 10k 1:07:08

1/9/12 - 141 lbs
Pre-training weight


 current weight: 141.5 
 
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