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  • in reply to: 7 Highly Effective Healthy Habits of a Gluten Free Warrior #9242
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    I watched the 3-part video. It was very good! I will put into practice what I am missing (exercise mostly). Thanks for posting.

    in reply to: Toothpast and Shampoo #9236
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    Any recommendations for the USA??

    in reply to: Leaky Brain Syndrome? #9233
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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.

    in reply to: New – from the Rio Grande Valley in Texas #9227
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    Thank you.

    in reply to: Snickerdoodles #9223
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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!!

    in reply to: shea butter? #9217
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    Nuts are OK…they aren't grains. I like shea butter too. Hope someone comes up with a definitive answer.

    in reply to: Snickerdoodles #9216
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    HOW MUCH ARROWROOT POWDER?? 1/2 WHAT?? THE BOWL IS IN THE FRIDGE RIGHT NOW BUT IT SEEMS AWFULLY RUNNY. BATTER TASTES GOOD THOUGH : )

    in reply to: peanut butter cookies #9215
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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….) : )

    in reply to: peanut butter cookies #9208
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    1/3 WHAT??? plus 1/4 WHAT??? agave nectar

    in reply to: The biggest gluten free expo ever is coming! #9189
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    Looking forward to this. It's a 4+ hour drive from the Valley but a good time to visit my niece too.

    in reply to: Hi from Louisville KY #9188
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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. Cool 

    in reply to: HOW WERE YOU DIAGNOSED? #9187
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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. Confused

     

     

    in reply to: Hello- Anyone else with Sleep Apnea? #9176
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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.

     

    in reply to: Hi from Sugar Land #9175
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    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!

    in reply to: Hello from Texas #9174
    Patricia TrelfaPatricia L
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    Hi Marcia – I'm from Harlingen! I just joined and wanted to say Hi to Houston!

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