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    darlindebdarlindeb
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    Hi, my namde is Deb and I live on Long Island, New York.   I am definitely not new to this, having been gluten free for 10 years this month.  Only truly gluten free for nearly a year.  I ate the things I was told were safe, including all the gluten free processed foods, along with corn, soy, and rice.  6 years ago, I realized soy had to go, then in a short time corn, next tomatoes, then potatoes, and rice.  I had eaten Quaker Caramel Corn Rice Cakes from the beginning, and thought they were safe for me.  Finally I gave them up and ate my peanut butter on apples.   Still not feeling well, my PCP told me to try a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar a day for optimal health.  I searched until I found one I thought was gluten free, trusted the company saying it was gf, and got very, very sick from it.  That's when she decided a trail of a candida diet may help me..she didn't even know how to test me for candida.  Well, that diet is the best thing that has happened to me outside of going gf.

     

    Gluten always made me gain weight, weight that I could not get to come off.  Now that I eat nothing processed, no grains, no nightshades, no sweeteners other than Stevia, no dairy, no red meats, no shellfish, etc.  I eat chicken, peas, carrots, green beans, apples, pears, peaches, almonds, decaf coffee and green tea, and lots of water.

     

    Any of you suffering from insomnia, try dairy free.  I suffered insomnia for years, went totally dairy free and it went away nearly overnight.

     

    I wish people whom are told they may be gluten sensitive would take it seriously.  10years ago, I didn't know what gluten was and I was so sick.  I have sensory neuropathy because of gluten, raynauds, was borderline diabetic, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue syndrome and brain fog still.

     

     

    #8690
    Kate OsbornePeter Osborne
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    Hi Deb,

    Welcome to the forum.  Thank you for sharing your food experiences with us!  Looking forward to a mutually beneficial forum relationship.  

    Have you ever had a Spectracell test performed? (spectracell.com)  Brain fog is a common complaint often resolved by addressing nutritional deficiencies.

     

    All the best,

    Dr. oLaugh

    #8700
    darlindebdarlindeb
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    No, I haven't.  From what I understand insurance does not cover it, and I can't afford to pay for it, so no testing for now.

    #8707
    Kate OsbornePeter Osborne
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    Deb,

    You may try calling the lab.  I know that Cigna, United Health Care, Humana, and Aetna provide coverage.  Smile

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