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6/15/10 3:39 P

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i've cut back on gluten...but not gone completely GF. it seems to make a difference. i'm less bloaty and seem 2 have more energy...but then again i've made a lot of other changes as well. still, cutting back on gluten, and substituting w/ other options is a change that seems to work for me.

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6/2/10 10:29 P

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This is quite interesting as I have just decided to transition over to a GF diet for two reasons.... 1) my audiologist said that it has been shown to help with tinnitus 2) someone suggested it as a possible cause of my headaches.

I'd love to see if it will help with fatigue as well.

Due to children that have had allergies and having to come off of the offending food, I know that it takes at least a month to notice any difference as the body must rid itself of the offending food and then build itself up. So if you try it, give it at least a month before making any decisions. Anything less than that and you haven't given your body enough time.

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2/20/10 4:03 A

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I have celiacs disease, and can't have any kind of grains. What I did at first was to buy frozen gluten free bread. Did that for a while, but the bread didn't taste much, and also I seem to react to the wheat starch that is in most gluten free bread that you can buy over here. Therefore I am now baking homemade bread, and that is so much better.

I can eat eggs, fish, chicken, many kinds of vegetables, rice, potatoes and naturally gluten free pasta (no wheat starch, based on corn flour/rice flour and more).

Not being able to have gluten does not mean the food has to be boring. We just have to plan ahead. If you want, we can create a thread for that and share recipes. emoticon

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12/23/09 3:20 P

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My husband and two of our sons are gluten intolerant. Also, some of my husbands family is gluten intolerant. It's a sucky disease to have! My hubby had to diagnosis himself about 10 years ago cause his GI doctor was too stupid to figure it out.

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8/5/09 10:53 P

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Hi WillowNorth. How did you know to cut out the gluten? What were your symptoms? Gluten is a hot topic now, but 7 years ago it must have been a lesser known issue. How did you get the idea?

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4/25/09 12:37 P

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Chicken, rice, beef, tofu, milk, most cheeses, beans, corn tortillas, potatoes, vegetables, fruits....lots of stuff :-)

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4/25/09 11:36 A

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SO -
Dumb question.
If you are gluten free waht DO you eat???

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3/27/09 11:05 A

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I've been off and on GF for the past four years, and it makes a difference for me. It's an intolerance and not an allergy though.

Spelt, however, still has gluten. If your body handles small amounts of gluten without much problem, then it is a good alternative. If you have an allergy or Celiac's Disease though, it's still poison.

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing." ~~George Sheehan


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3/4/09 4:00 A

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Hi. I have been gluten free for the past 7 years since I was diagnosed with CFS and lactose free as well. I slip some times but I can honestly say that within a month of coming off gluten and lactose my energy had tripled at least. I could actually walk up a flight of stairs without having to stop 3 or 4 times. Sure some of the stuff isn't great, but a good bread is made with spelt flour, it looks like wholegrain bread and is no where near as heavy as other gluten free breads. Freedom foods company makes alot of delicious snack foods and meals if you are intersted. http://www.freedomfoods.com.au/ they do donuts and puddings and even chicken breast fillets. I'm from Australia so I'm not too sure where you can get this stuff overseas but if you have any questions, just ask me, and I'm sure I can help you.

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2/2/09 2:25 A

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I haven't tried it, but I've wondered the same. Have you started your trial run with it yet? I'm interested in hearing how it goes too. I imagine getting tested for the allergy isn't worth the cost. I have had the regular allergy skin testing which came up with primarily cat/dog allergies, but I've wondered about foods too...

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1/24/09 1:53 P

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so many many people have been telling me that a lot of fatigue is caused by gluten allergies. now, the idea of eating those foods does not thrill me. i've tried some of the 'snack' foods and replacements and i was not very impressed. BUT...if i'll feel better, maybe it would be worth it. not to mention, i'd probably lose weight because i couldn't eat most of the stuff that is bad for me.

so i'm thinking of doing a two week trial run of being gluten free. any thoughts? has anyone tried it?

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