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Saw an article today for those who don't do almonds, and/or need to switch it up (rotational diet) of making pie crust and anything which would normally use a graham cracker like crust with walnuts. Apparently 2/12 cups walnuts, with 4 tablespoons of butter and a tablespoon of sugar or sweetener (for those who desire it) blended into a course meal and pressed in the pan works like the gluten alternatives for making cheesecake and bars and such. I don't eat things like that daily, but it is nice to have a lower-cost wheat-free not-almonds alternative for special occasions.

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Just thought I would add For me with the "Blood Type Diet" I have to avoid Wheat but not becuase of the gluten as I can have Gluten apparently being a B+ Blood Type. So for some people unless they have Celiac Disease should perhaps look at cutting out wheat not Gluten.

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I don't think that's my problem, since we bought a pilllow top and I had to make hubby put a padded piece of plywood beneath the mattress to firm it up a bit. I think it's arthritis and grain makes the inflammation worse.

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I noticed you said your hips, knees and shoulders hurt at night. That happens to me when I'm sleeping on a surface that's too hard for my body.

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going grain free has helped my joint pain and especially in my lower back. my psoriasis has taken 3 years since I got it but slowly clearning up. the worst spot isn't visible since it's on the front of my hip bone it was half the size of my hand. it's now about a quarter of that or less. since going totally grain free about two months ago the progress has been much faster.

Since going grain free the pain in my carpal tunnel doesn't bother me, my elbows and knees are only bother me when i do to much and my hips don't hurt much at all. I like the idea of ginger tea

Any time I think i can have just a little, it hurts, back and knees for at least two days.

For the lady who was missing pasta in Italy, I've found that cooked cauliflower is a good substitute for most pasta, cut into appropriate sizes. for noodles try cutting zucchini into noodles and use that. doesn't even need cooked.

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I have heard about the book and read a few reviews of it though never read it. Maybe some day I'll get around to it. So much to read anymore!!

I only know how I and several friends have experienced cutting way down on grains and even totally removing them for a season or for good. The results are always positive.

There are ways to prepare grains that help a lot to make them more digestible. The only bread I eat, (and eat very little) is what I make myself. It is always a "soaked" type of bread like sourdough or an 18 hour proof.
Here's a helpful article about soaking grains:
www.marksdailyapple.com/soaked-sprou
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There is a grain that many tout as being easier to digest because it is an older, even perhaps one of the oldest cultivated wheat varieties.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einkorn_wheat

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Good morning,
Deb, you sound so much like me with quite a few of the same cronic complaints. My doctors had me get off wheat and artificial sweeteners. They said they were both huge inflammatories.They had me read Wheat Belly and I got the cookbook. It discusses all the bad grains. It has seemed to help me. I will definitely try the ginger tea before bed.
Annie, have you heard of this book. Is it an accurate description of what happens to your body ? I will definitely check out the grain and gluten team. Thanks for the info emoticon


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Thanks Annie, I will do some more research and try to stay away from grains! emoticon

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You might be eating stuff that is causing your joint pain and psoriasis or at least making it much worse. Here are some ideas you might want to look into:
Gluten Sensitivity--here's a link but you should google this and do your own research.
www.naturalnews.com/038170_gluten_se
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and...
celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenint
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and...
www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mark-hyman
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And then there is the food combining style of eating which though there is little science behind it seems to work for a lot of people. It is very simply based on eating together in one meal only those foods that digest in the same amount of time or thereabouts. This style of eating can give your whole system a rest from the inflammation that is going on which, from what you have said, is obviously what your body is doing. Here's a link about that:
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And, if at all possible, the first thing you might want to try is getting away from all grains for a while. Sounds hard, I know. But it can be done and with delicious results. Just try it for a couple of weeks and see what happens--just an idea for you. Go longer if you can.
You might want to join the Grain Free team and/or the Primal Lifestyle team for more information and encouragement. Many people have found relief from symptoms like yours and even worse by getting grains, especially grains with gluten in them, out of their diet.

Good luck and God bless
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My name is Debbie. I am new on this team. I am a missionary and live in Italy. I have been having all kinds of joint pain and I also have psoriasis. I went on juice fast and the pain left. I am trying to cut out most sugar and most gluten. It has been a bit difficult being here and also with the holidays. I know I need to try to stick to it. The pain in my fingers left but my shoulders, hips, and knee hurt now. Usually not during the day but at night. I like to drink ginger tea before I go to bed when I remember and this does help.
Coconut oil has been helping on some of the spots of psoriasis. Would love to get to know some of you guys!

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Hi, I just joined the team...I've been wheat/gluten free since Feb. 1! I'm doing Dr. Oz's 30 Day Detox Cleanse diet from his website. I'm also sugar and white stuff free as well. What an amazing change! I love this diet and his pre-made menus to get you started. All my blood tests came back lower than they had been in 20 yrs. just after 6 wks.!! I've dropped 23 lbs. and I haven't even started my walking program yet. I've gotten to love all things brown rice, allittle pricey, but my new health is worth it. Brown rice pasta tastes just like regular. No grit, no mush, no funny, off flavors and so much healthier. Just watch the portions and the type of sauces. I'll be glad to get to know everyone!! emoticon emoticon emoticon HAPPY EARTHDAY!! emoticon emoticon

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About.com: Living a Gluten-free Life
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Thank you so much... and my son thanks you too even though he's not aware. I really appreciate your help!!! ~~ Donna

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Here's a less complex recipe (leave out the cherries)
www.food.com/recipe/gluten-free-cher
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-icebox-cookies-339611


Here's some ideas:
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And another:
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That should keep you busy

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Lookie here

www.courtjlee.com/2011/03/12/gluten-
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ps: you don't have to use "earth balance"--reg. butter will do

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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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Anybody got a GOOD recipe for a gluten free icebox cookie? My son has Celiac and every year at Christmas I try to bake him a good tasting pinwheel cookie like the ones I made when he was little (they were always his favorite) before the symptoms manifested themselves. So far all the flour substitutes either taste yucky or are too dry and the cookies are like sand... If someone has figured it out, I'd be eternally grateful for a tip or two... Thanks, Donna

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I will recommend the to my Mom. She suffers so much from joint pain. It can't hurt!

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Going gluten-free is so worth it! I started 8 weeks ago and feel so much better!!!! Joint pain is gone, bloating and water retention are gone and food cravings are under control. Joint pain being gone is the biggest bonus here. I made some other changes at the same time, so not sure how long it took to feel the effects, but I did notice that after eating thanksgiving stuffing and pies that the joint pain returned and it took 5 days to feel better again. The first few days are the toughest (some people experience headaches and fatigue {3 days for me}) but then things get better! Eating this way is also tasty once you break some old habits.Quinoa is my new best friend : ) Also, I recommend doing some research first as gluten is alot of things you wouldn't expect like ketchup and envelope glue. Best of luck!

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Howdy---I have a question for those of you who might know? Assuming one is sensitive to gluten products, if you cut out gluten from your diet, how soon would you see results? I have no idea if I'm sensitive or not so I thought I'd try a gluten free diet just to see if it makes a difference. I have fibromyalgia and RLS and a multitude of other complaints; I hurt bad enough to try just about anything.

I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.

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Wow. Congratulations.Thats quite a feat. Good luck on the rest of your goals. You have my support. emoticon

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Another Gluten free person here. I am self diagnosed. I cut down high-fructose corn syrup, wheat, dairy and soy. Now i am working on eliminating from my diet Sugar, Caffeine and Meat.

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I eat a lot of rice. My two teenagers are runners and like to eat a lot of pasta. I make myself a batch of rice in the rice cooker and have rice with spaghetti sauce while they eat their pasta. I have tried the gluten free pasta but it is so expensive!! and rice is so cheap!


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To use up my buckwheat noodles I mixed them with pasta and it made an interesting texture. I had 3 different pasta shapes and broke the buckwheat into 1 - 2 in long pieces. I don't like many Asian noodles, particularly the slimy ones.

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I like buckwheat noodles very much. Just FYI, in case you aren't aware, most buckwheat noodles (called Soba) aren't 100% buckwheat--they are a combination of buckwheat and wheat. Read the ingredients. You can get 100% buckwheat soba but not every store carries it. Buckwheat isn't technically a grain but I don't know about its affect on blood sugar--have to look that one up.

Sometimes we can be turned off by something if we tried it thinking it is a great substitute for something else and then we are disappointed because it wasn't really the same. It's like when people were advertising carob as a substitute for chocolate (as if chocolate wasn't good for us--lol). Anyway, one taste of carob and you know it's not chocolate. Many people thought it was terrible because of false expectations. Same with buckwheat, it's not wheat and it doesn't taste like wheat. It's got a flavor and texture all of its own which many people really like. I love buckwheat hot cereal as well as the noodles. There are many ways to serve it.
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I eat gluten just fine so I've never tried buckwheat noodles or buckwheat anything. I just add posts for others when I run across the info. I always wanted to try buckwheat noodles though. What were they like?

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I tried buckwheat noodles and was dissapointed when compared to wheat noodles, I won't buy them again.

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glutenfreegirl.com/recipes/ blog & recipes, see also video

crockpot365.blogspot.com/ crock pot recipe site, all gluten free

www.livingwithout.com/topics/celiac_
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recipes & info

glutenfreemommy.com/ blog & recipes

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Yes, Cindy you are so right. Just like the manufactured foods labeled "vegan" there are manufactured foods labeled "gluten free" and neither, so labeled food items are good for us. Those terms have been exploited just to make money on sincere dietary concerns. To be gluten free there is really no reason to purchase those things with the come-on labels. It's important to stick to real foods and if you have any questions about what real, natural foods contain gluten you can get that information right here on the web. There really aren't many foods that do contain gluten compared to the ones that are truly gluten free and are mighty nutritious.

Learning to make your own condiments really isn't that hard. I say that because so many commercially packaged condiments do contain gluten. If you stay away from pre-packaged food, make your own condiments and avoid gluten-containing grains (wheat, barley, rye, spelt, and kamut) you will still have a large world of healthy foods to eat. There are other grains that are gluten free, buckwheat being one of my favorites (buckwheat isn't actually a grain anyway but it makes awesome pancakes and pasta).

Hope this helps.
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Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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I have Celiac disease and have been GF for a year. Let me know if you have any questions! There are good food lists on celiac.com, as gluten can hide in a lot of things. I find it best and cheapest to stick to whole foods as much as you can. emoticon

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Hi, I just noticed this gluten free site. I just decided to try the gluten free eating. I am so sensitive to so many things between foods, meds, perfumes etc.

I am a little concerned that I will have some problems with the gluten free foods. A few years back I had tried a different diet or food change. It was of chicken, veggies, fruit, brown rice, water, green tea decaf and I lost weight and felt better but I got off it. I think the gluten free is something like what I had been doing. But my husband likes to snack and I think that didn't help me.

My cholesterol came down to normal which at that time ( 368 to 150 in three months) and lost 27 lbs looked & felt good. even my allergies got better.

I just picked up THE G FREE DIET -- A GLUTEN-FREE SURVIVAL GUIDE by ELIZABETH HASSELBECK. It does look like what I had been doing but a real gluten free diet will take me farther than before.

Tomorrow I am going shopping for gluten free foods and see what I can eat. hopefully I can get the foods I need in the grocery store.

I will let you know how it is going.
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I frequently purchase 100% buckwheat soba noodles.
www.azurestandard.com/shop/product/5
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They don't have any other ingredients in them; only buckwheat flour; that's it. I can't say if the buckwheat flour in soba is the "fancy" or the "supreme". I know that the company that sells these noodles has great customer service and that if you go to their website and contact them with questions they have always been good about answering. Here's their website:
www.edenfoods.com/
Contact them. Their 100% buckwheat soba noodles might be just the thing you are looking for.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any trouble getting your questions answered.
-annie

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Thanks for the link here, for gluten-free skin products. I scarcely put anything on my skin, anywhere, but I do look into new options at times.

I tend to be in the small percentage who are bothered by ANYTHING that anybody could possibly be bothered by! Flourescent lights, scents carried in solvents, flavorings in solvents, some artificial colorings, tiny bits of mold, heavy metals, lactose, gluten, too much of anything in my gut....so, I am not surprised that I had a reaction to the darker buckwheat, just very annoyed! The reaction was enough to keep me from considering eating any buckwheat for the past couple of decades.

I am so glad, though, to learn about the "Fancy" rating; I really want to have buckwheat in my list of foods, for a noodle that I can eat regularly. I have not eaten more than a small taste of anything, with noodles in it, for about two decades!

I've seen buckwheat noodles made by hand, with just the flour and some water and a bunch of squishing with the heel of the hand, before rolling, cutting, and boiling.

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This is what we are saying; Almost all buckwheat products have had the hulls removed. It's been done that way for decades. And yes, some buckwheat flour still has particles of the hull in it. You can see tiny brown specks throughout the flour and it is called "Supreme" because it has the most nutrients. But most buckwheat flour is light colored and does not have any hulls in it; it's called "fancy". I'm sure you won't have trouble finding buckwheat flour that is hull-less.

I just did an on-line search for buckwheat hull sensitivity and all I could find is that about 1 to 5 percent percent of the population of the earth has this problem and it is almost always caused by particles of flour and dust left in the hulls. I thought that was interesting.

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I hope they have figured out to take off the hulls. I just remember that one package of the buckwheat flour was dark and the other light, and they told the difference as the hulls being removed. I bought the stuff with the hulls all ground into the flour and thought I was doing myself more good, but then couldn't use it all--my body rejected it.

I just figured I had some mysterious allergy to it until I learned about the hulls. This was all over almost two decades ago.

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Buckwheat hulls are always removed from the food items. they are used in japanese buckwheat hull pillows and sometimes in the heat pillows that you microwave to apply heat to parts of the body. perhaps that's what the warning was about.

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Interesting; you learn something new every day. I've never heard of a buckwheat hull sensitivity but there you are! Good you found out what it was. But I don't think there are many buckwheat products that include the hulls. Were you eating whole buckwheat kernels? I like to sprout whole buckwheat and then dry them to make a crunchy ingredient for granola or cookies.

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AniDuckThistle, I too, loosely gather facts on a few subjects--do better on others. I learned somewhere that buckwheat seed-coats have the chemical that makes skin sensitive to the sunlight, creating sunburns more easily. I found one buckwheat flour, years ago, that said it was hulled--meaning de-hulled--so it would not do this.
I had wondered for years why I sometimes loved buckwheat and sometimes sort of didn't, and this might be the difference; my subconscious might have figured this hull business out!

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I love bread but I also like rice crackers which makes a good substitute. sometimes they say made on machines that also process ??? but I don't need to worry about that.

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ya, I get that too. I still give in to temptations now and then, but I always feel better without it.

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HA! I just noticed this thread... I'm feeling great now that I've kicked the gluten. For me it caused bloating and embarrasing gas. :)

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Cute site.

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Just thought I would add this. I have a client who makes her own ORGANIC gluten free mixes. She's right here in our little neck of the woods, but sells it nationwide. Here's her website:

www.kristyskitchen.com/

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Annie, I think it was here that we did our soy rant.

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I've always wanted to try that, but the only "soba" noodles around here are fake. they're 100% wheat.

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I really like Soba (buckwheat spaghetti). If you try it make sure it says "100% buckwheat" because a lot of Soba has a mix of wheat and buckwheat. But buckwheat is gluten free so you want the pure stuff. If you don't see it on the grocery store shelf ask your grocer to order it for you or get it on-line. It's really good.

There are other gluten free pastas available; some are quite good and others just don't cook up very well.

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Anyone with any hormone issues should definitely research before using soy. Soy is warned against for those with Thyroid problems, and Estrogen sensitive cancers such as some breast cancers, some uterine cancers and ALL colon cancers, and any other cancers associated with the mucus linings in the body. (my Gastroenterologist told me this last part.)

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Soy MAY have SOME health properties but if you don't buy organic then you are ingesting a GMO product--not natural at all and possibly dangerous.

Soy also contains estrogen disrupting agents which for some people might not be such a big deal but for others it can mean much. The only really safe way to consume soy is fermented as in fermented soy sauce, miso, tempeh and other very-unfamiliar-to-western-culture foods.

You might want to do some research on soy to find out more about it. Soy has been discussed at length either on this team or possible on the Eating Clean team. I can't remember which...lol. All I remember is that we have discussed it a lot!

Go to Doctor Mercola's website and search for the articles he has written on the subject. Also go to Mike Adam's website NaturalNews.com. Mike's got some things to say about soy. And another place is:
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Last week I bought some Soy gluten free spaghetti, I definitely prefer wheat pasta. I bought it because Soy is supposed to have health properties.

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about 20 years ago I read in an article that an allergic response involves histamine. it can affect the stomach (food i mean) but it can also affect other organs in the body.

A sensitivity involves reactions to things that touch and irritate. That can be a food that causes gas, or give you a stomach ache but doesn't cause a histamine reaction. So there's no way to tell if a stomach problem is a sensitivity or an allergy unless it's accompanied by other reactions that ARE histamine related such as Hives, anaphylactic reactions, etc Or anywhere where the food doesn't touch is assumed to be an allergic reaction. SO from that,when I get intensely itchy in different places all over my body when I use dairy I assume it to be an allergy, though I've never had an allergist do test to confirm it.

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Yes. Many people don't know the diff between allergies and sensitivities. I think the word "allergy" is often misused. An allergy can be deadly whereas a sensitivity can make you have any number of uncomfortable symptoms. I admit I don't completely understand this or where to exactly draw the line between them. Needs some research. Well, I have researched it but I can't remember the details--never do! I'm just a loose factoid gatherer!

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yes, if it was an allergic response- that's what happens for me as well.

I just mentioned that so that if someone tried the gf diet and then experienced a bit of discomfort when they tried it again they might think they were allergic when in fact they just needed to build up the proper enzymes to digest it again.

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I think I experienced just the opposite. I went off gluten for 18 months, along with a lot of other things as well because I was so sick all the time. After the 18 months I started eating wheat again and never experienced THAT kind of sick again. I do know that I do better when I don't eat so much wheat. Spelt is okay. I think for some people, who aren't celiac, their body's immune response just has to quiet down. This can happen by not continuing to eat the things (for a while) that cause inflammation or antibody over-reaction. At least that was what I was told by two different doctors from two different parts of the world who don't even know each other. Not in those exact simplistic terms but you get the picture.

Hospitals are terrific for traumatic care; for acute care. They do a really, really good job in saving lives when it's a sudden bleeding emergency. But in terms of chronic care, they're terrible; (that is) in terms of the illnesses that most people have, endure, that cost the most money, that last the longest and ultimately die from. -Dr. Andrew Saul


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well to be fair, it's said that gluten is a very hard substance to digest and ANYone who goes off of it for very long, months I think, and then goes back on it is going to suffer SOME digestive upset because our bodies stop making the enzymes required to digest it. DON"T ask for references, I'm a trivia collector, and I read it somewhere online while reading about celiac cause my sister has it. if you need references google "celiac self diagnosis" since that's the sort of page it was on.

That said, I've found that I have less excema when I leave it alone. so it's not good stuff for me.

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I avoided surgery with a gluten free diet, but it is hard for me to stay on it.

I had reflux so bad that I was prescribed 2 40 mg of nexium a day and still had it. My Primary Care doctor sent me to a surgeon to consult on surgery. When I found out that you couldn't throw up after having the surgery I started looking for alternatives.

Then on my acid reflux team someone posted about the symptoms of gluten intolerance and they fit me. I went off gluten for two weeks and my symptoms went away. Actually, I could tell the difference in a few days. I have found I can tolerate 1 piece of bread a day, but past that I start getting symptoms.

The best part is that I don't need the surgery anymore.

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Oh boy, you know how hard it is for us to "stick" to a subject lol!

That is a great question, Amber. Our bodies give us a lot of signs yet we often misread them or miss them altogether. I like to experiment. That is one of the great things about doing things naturally; there are very rarely any negative side effects. Laura caught on right away as soon as she shared her symptoms. Maybe she already had serious thoughts about being gluten sensitive but from way over here in SP Land it looked like she shared her symptoms and bingo!, she jumped on her own inner doctor!

I don't think it would hurt anybody to go off gluten for a while and just see what happens.

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Good thinking Annie! Is there anyone else here who is working on gluten free? What are some of the benefits? My question is should one show signs of being gluten intolerant before considering going off of gluten? I will make this a sticky topic.

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I thought it might be a good idea to start a thread dealing with gluten-free dietary considerations.

Here's a starter for us:
www.glutenfreeclub.com/

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