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  • in reply to: beans, lentils #9447
    marciacharlene
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    I believe that Dr. Osbourne recommends organic legumes as part of a healthy diet.  I don't ever order them at a restaurant because here in Texas they frequently have something scary added to them.

    in reply to: Different Kind of Question #9446
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    My husband and I have grappled with this one, too.  We tried the traditional bread, which in our church is a tiny amount, and juice.  I got sick and felt lousy for a couple of days and he didn't handle it well, either.  To be honest with you, we have prayed over this question and we no longer take the elements.  We still feel like we participate because for me the focus is on  remembering the sacrifice that was made for us.  So, I am participating in my heart and I feel like God understands my sensitivities and allergies and knows the itentions of my heart.

    marciacharlene
    Participant

    Oh, my goodness!  I just saw Against the Grain and dairy free in the same sentence- you have made my day!  I thought all their products had dairy.  I know Dr. O doesn't like gums, so maybe just a rare treat, but I am anxious to try!  Be blessed-

    in reply to: Emergency “True” gluten-free food supply #9118
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    I might order some of this.  Do you happen to know the shelf life of the soup?  I didn't see it listed anywhere.

    in reply to: Symptoms of Glutinisation, do they change over time ?? #8949
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    Hey, Bruce.  I have only been gluten free (grain free) for 10 months, so still a novice, but I do notice that the longer I am off the gluten, the more sensitive I am when I do get contaminated.  I made sandwiches for a funeral recently, wearing gloves and not tasting anything, but had sores all over my tongue the next day.  As my body is healing from all those years of gluten, it seems like I go through phases of detoxifying.  And I will tell you that I could not live without my probiotic.  I take it twice a day and get it at Whole Foods where they special order one for me with no corn.  I continue to be amazed at how many supplements have corn and/or soy.

    You be blessed,

     

    Marcia

    in reply to: Looking for store-bought grain free baked goods #8948
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    I got so excited about the Against the Grain brand, went to their website and read about their products.  Unfortunately, they all have dairy in them and I can't do dairy, but I am happy for y'all who can enjoy it.  Go, Whole Foods!  There are so many delicious foods that we can eat, there is no self-pity in our house- 🙂  And we are so blessed to have Whole Foods close by.  I feel for folks who don't have access to organic products and our wonderful grass fed beef.

    in reply to: CANKER SORES #8747
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    Is it possible after going gluten-free that now just to be around gluten without eating it could cause canker sores?  A friend asked me to make a pasta salad yesterday and today inside my upper lip is lined with them. If that's the case, I sure need to be more careful. 

    Marcia

     

     

    in reply to: Please help! Newbie! #8739
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    Hi.  What a blessing for you that you found this site.  It is such a great resource and Dr. Osborne can give you guidance when he has time to respond, but I wanted to jump in when I read your concern about the memory loss.  I never experienced hair loss, but memory loss I can relate to.  I've only been gluten free for several months, so hopefully other folks with a longer history will respond, but I would really encourage you to go completely grain free.  It involves a lot of label-reading and planning, but it can be done.  And the results will encourage you to keep doing it.  A lot of my issues were gut-related and have greatly improved.  Re the memory, I was really feeling ashamed of how bad it got.  I can't tell you that it is completely healed, but I can say that I see an improvement.  And I plan to be kind to myself and patient while I wait for the rest to return.  I have the peace of knowing that what I am putting into my body are the things that it needs and no longer anything that causes me harm.  Hope that helps- you be blessed as you figure this out,   Marcia

    in reply to: Gluten Free Meeting Continues to benefit the community #8718
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    Dr. O-

    Since my husband heard you say last Saturday that you sometimes eat grass fed beef every day, he has seen that as a new personal goal.  I need to ask you how you cook your beef.  My husband only likes it fried in canola oil and I'm concerned that eating it that way so often is not healthy.  THank you.

    in reply to: Gluten Free Meeting Continues to benefit the community #8714
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    This was my first GFS meeting and it was well worth the time.  Dr. O's lecture was so informative and it became quite interactive, which was great.  My husband was so impressed that he plans to call today to schedule an appointment and be tested.  But the highlight of the day was getting to eat a delicious (and safe!) muffin!

    in reply to: Hola From Austin, Texas :-) #8713
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    Hey there, Lisa.  Greetings from Houston.  This is a great site and hope you'll feel comfortable here.  Wink

    in reply to: CANKER SORES #8686
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    I don't remember having canker sores much before I went gluten free but now if I stumble into hidden gluten, particularly corn, I seem to get them pretty quickly.

     

    Marcia

    in reply to: CORN GLUTEN AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE #8682
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    I have not knowingly had corn since I got my diagnosis but I bought a new supplement and started having stomach cramping and bathroom issues.  I didn't see anything listed in the ingredients, so I emailed the company, Country Life.  In the meantime, I stopped using the product, and the symptoms cleared up immediately.  It had been bad enough I was concerned about being dehydrated.  So, I am completely convinced that I cannot tolerate corn.

     

    Marcia

     

      The reply I got:  Country Life CoQ10

    Thank you for your inquiry.  We are a certified gluten free
    facility, thus all wheat, barley, oats, and rye would not be used in our
    products.  As far as corn, I would need to know which specific CoQ10 product you
    are interested in OR you can look at our products that are on our website and
    the allergens are listed.  If corn is NOT listed in the Does Not Contain
    statement, then there is a corn derived ingredient present.


    in reply to: Vitamins #8680
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    I want to thank y'all for bringing attention to the vitamins.  I have not knowingly eaten any grains, soy or dairy since I got my diagnosis from Dr. Osborne and have been vigilant about reading labels.  However, I forgot to check my vitamins until I read your post.  I take a bunch of supplements from reputable manufacturers but I was shocked at what I found.  Many of them had some form of rice, soybean oil and corn.  I think it's been a definite help that I cleaned out my vitamin shelf.

     

    Marcia

    in reply to: Hello from Texas #8679
    marciacharlene
    Participant

    I just realized that when I posted this, which is where we “introduce” ourselves, I omitted my name.  Can I blame that on gluten?  LOL!  Anyhow, my name is Marcia and it's good to meet you.

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