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June 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm in reply to: 7 Highly Effective Healthy Habits of a Gluten Free Warrior #9242
I watched the 3-part video. It was very good! I will put into practice what I am missing (exercise mostly). Thanks for posting.
Any recommendations for the USA??
I just read an article on “Gluten Ataxia” and my husband says it describes me very well along with the abdominal symptoms. Gluten has FAR-REACHING effects.
Welllllll……. I only put in 1/2 tsp Arrowroot powder but added 1 cup tapioca flour. They wouldn't form into balls and when I pulled them out of the oven, I found 1 GIANT thin cookie covering the entire cookie sheet. LOL…. I just cut them into squares and ate them that way. Tasted great!!
Nuts are OK…they aren't grains. I like shea butter too. Hope someone comes up with a definitive answer.
HOW MUCH ARROWROOT POWDER?? 1/2 WHAT?? THE BOWL IS IN THE FRIDGE RIGHT NOW BUT IT SEEMS AWFULLY RUNNY. BATTER TASTES GOOD THOUGH : )
Thanks – I'll give it a try. If it doesn't work, I'll try something else. I'll play around with it. I certainly understand foggy days (and weeks, and months….) : )
1/3 WHAT??? plus 1/4 WHAT??? agave nectar
Looking forward to this. It's a 4+ hour drive from the Valley but a good time to visit my niece too.
Pami – I am also a vegan and just started grain free 2 days ago. What a challenge!! If you come up with any good recipes, keep me in mind. Do you cook for your family too? Do you make 2 meals or 1 and add ingredients to theirs? I need a lot of help with this.
I'm from deeeep south Texas.
On the 2nd visit to my new PCP she really read over my symptoms carefully. We just couldn't figure out why I was gaining weight as a vegan and walking 2-3 miles a day. I have Fibromyalgia too, which was confusing the issue. Then she looked at my knees and saw that both of them were covered with a bumpy, itchy rash. I had had it on my elbows, lower buttocks, head and neck but I was packing up our house to move and figured I had gotten into something while packing. She had another patient whose dermatologist had the same thing and had Celiac. So, she told me to go gluten free and did a blood test. I was having a colonoscopy the next week, so he also did an endoscopy and biopsies. Both the blood test and biopsies came back negative but the change in diet was working. I lost 15 lbs, my abdominal pain went away, my rash cleared up, I wasn't bloated anymore, and no more gas. This gluten free diet did include rice, although I did cut out corn and soy. I can tell when I eat something with gluten but seem to have hit a wall. My constipation is back, I'm feeling depressed again, gas is back (but not as bad), and I have headaches. My Fibromyalgia pain, problem with balance, and paresthesia is worse again too. I've also developed hypertension, which I've NEVER had a problem with before. I've been eating this way for 3 months now…am I going through detoxing? Or heredity?
So, after finding this Gluten Free Society and watching some of the videos, I have cut out all grains. I'm at a loss now how to eat so I get the proper nutrients…and how to cook for my husband. It's hard making 2 meals…I feel like I am making the same thing all the time.
I guess that makes it elimination diet for diagnosis as well as a collection of related symptoms.
OH, if this works for me, it will be the biggest blessing EVER!! I don't like sleeping with a CPAP but my snoring is SO BAD my husband and I have to sleep separately if I don't use it. The CPAP gives me a headache from the straps. I've been what I thought was GF until I watched the video. Now I've gone totally grain free and ordered Dr. Osborne's Matrix videos. Looking forward to good changes.
Hi Laura! I'm new to this site and new to GF eating. I lived in Sugar Land a little over 20 years ago when it was “out in the boondocks”. LOL
Nice to meet you!
Hi Marcia – I'm from Harlingen! I just joined and wanted to say Hi to Houston!