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  • in reply to: cute comeback #9653
    redbird
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    That sounds great and we'll remember it for “special” occasions.  So far just trying to get our obvious CD/GS relatives on board and they're not telling us what to eat,  they don't want to hear us telling them what they can't eat!Frown

    in reply to: Hello, newbie with a question here… #9634
    redbird
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    Now I can't load any of the videos or tv show either.  Just get the “video forbidden”  video private grey screen and it says that it is “loading viddler videos” but nothing else ever shows up.  I've tried Firefox and IE9 and same on either one?

    in reply to: Newbie with a question #9633
    redbird
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    If you go to the menu bar and click on GF Recipes there is a recipe book for sale from here. I don't know that much about it and my wife does the cooking. On the the “forum” menu you will find find the category of “True Gluten Free recipes” that will also help you.

    in reply to: DOES “GLUTEN FREE” BREAD MAKE YOU FEEL BAD? #9632
    redbird
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    Well, my previous post sounded good?  NOT!    My wife decided to make another loaf of bread with Pamela's Bread Mix and I only had one piece with butter.  Not a gluttening type of reaction but still messed up in the gut.  Either cross-contamined with gliaden but don't think so because that would have given me diarrhea so it must be I can't withstand the sorghum grain in the flour.  No more of that flour, along with the wheat,rye,barley and corns too.  The world won't end if I can't have bread after suffering this CD for 45 years without diagnosis and relief!

    in reply to: Newbie intro & a symptom question #9627
    redbird
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    KB, the antiobiotics really are tough on the good but probiotics.  Sounds like maybe your system is not in the correct vitamin/probiotic condition yet and everytime we take antibiotics we stop any progress we've made.  I'm sure Dr. O  can help you get the right vitamins and supplements to get your system back into balance in the fastest manner.  Good luck and keep up the efforts to stop all the harmful foods. Those efforts will pay off!

    in reply to: DOES “GLUTEN FREE” BREAD MAKE YOU FEEL BAD? #9619
    redbird
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    My experience with the Bob's Red Mill gluten free bread was not good. Not glutenning but like you mentioned a lot of gas and gut discomfort from the garbanza bean flour.  The Palmela'a bread mix is rice flours and sorghum flour and I thought the first time it was also causing discomfort but later found a different cause. Pamela's GF bread mix makes tasty bread with no beans and no adverse gut reaction,   just kinda fattening and we're trying to slow down and lose some weight!Smile

     Compared to buying in a local grocery store the price for that is much cheaper on Amazon and free shipping too.

    in reply to: Redbird from Arkansas #9618
    redbird
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    Getting very close now to being totally grain free,  just a little rice flour for breading,crust and not very often.  Not having any bad reaction to it at all but will even stop that when we use up the expensive supply I ordered from Amazon and won't order any more. My wife found out she has this gluten problem after both us eating this GF diet and getting accidentally “gluttoned”. She got hit with the “D” even faster and worse than me?    She made some good navy beans yesterday and didn't even fight eliminating her favorite cornbread, I wouldn't have believed that would happen without me ranting about using the grain-cornmeal?  We did as Dr. O instructed about allowing the beans to soak for over 36 hours and no problems and virtually no gas either…WOW!      With the near true GF Diet and  the “NOW FOODS- True Calm supplement”  I'm feeling great and the sleep/anxiety/brain fog has lifted……Teriffic…..Thanks Dr. O and others here!

    in reply to: corn reaction yikes #9602
    redbird
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    Just read a report of a research performed in Great Britain. I think they are going to fight allowing the GMO corn in their food over there.   The scientists were testing our corn made with GMO in the seed laboratories and it was determined that the genetically engineered corn had a virus injected into the corn cells that cause the corn to make it's own “natural” pesticide. Then when eaten by us humans our body instead of trying to get rid of the corn gene it tries to reproduce it making pesticide in our own cells. Maybe good if we need to get rid of gut worms? WOW    I guess we can take it but I wonder if that stuff is in our gasoline and hurting our cars??haha

    I already know from my working days at Dupont that they use GMO in
    their Pioneer Seed Company seeds to make their crops immune to being
    sprayed with their pesticides,fungicides and herbicides, but allow the
    bugs and weeds to be killed. That can't be good for us either.

      Conclusion:   I just chunked our Fritos and Tostido chips just like I chunked the Wheat Chex cereal yesterday.    Only using a small amount of Xylitol sweetner if any at all. It is natural made from a special Birch tree and sqeezed out like cane into sugar. Definitely no corn sweetner product.   The Truvia from the stevia plant that we got from Walmart is leached out to make a sugar using toxic chemicals. No calories but plenty of anti-freeze, wow!

    in reply to: Sauces and dressings #9593
    redbird
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    Bush's beans says gluten free and we haven't haven't been surprised……yet?   I've read on another website that the EZ Gluten test showed that “Allen's” beans have tested “safe” and their website says they are “gluten free”.   There are several store brand dressings and sauces that say on the bottle that they are gluten free?    I guess I'm wondering how many here are eating those things and making sure they are not getting any grains,etc.     If you make you own from scratch and start with purchased meats/fruits and veggies, how are you positive there is no cross-contamination on them either?    Someone with wealth may be able to afford the EZ Gluten test kits and each test stip that is used costs about $2.50.     That is just to find a positive/negative to wheat,rye or barley, not all the other grains or lectins? 

    in reply to: corn reaction yikes #9592
    redbird
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    Lori, I totally agree and sure don't have any answers, just doing a lot of looking and research.  Now there is research showing problems for CD folks with WheatGermAgglutins and Zonulin ZOT proteins keeping the TJ fibers open totally separate from the immune response. Probably a disease with many different aspects.  I thought I had found the research that would show corn as a separate gluten response when reading an abstract from some Swedish Scientists but when I got all the way to the bottom of the report on the patients they said they got their corn from a  “supposedly” gluten free/contamination free source but when they ran the  lab test on the corn for cross-contamination it did show some wheat gluten/gliaden.  We have both of Pamela's flours, one the “bread mix flour” using sorghum in addition to the rice,etc and the Pamela's pancake and baking flour mostly rice and tapioca without sorghum.  I don't know if the sorghum (if not contaminated) is bothering me or if like the folks say on GlutenZap that the other grains are cross-contaminated as shown by their EZ Gluten test kits.   For my purposes I know I don't eat the Pamela's bread mix/flour.  Big problem is if they are right it can be just luck if you get any of the GF flours or processed food that is not CC.   We are gradually moving as far away from the GF products but it's not easy.   We can eat just meats/fruits and vegetables and if what I've been reading about seed company scientists producing crossed/genetic engineered crops with “special” qualities and containing WGA, etc. then the only safe way to eat is “maybe” if you grow all your own.   Even if you have the time/money/land and equipment to do all that it's not necessarily that good either.  The recent cantalope listeria bacteria scare that caused a recall after killing a few and sickening many divulged that the soil in most all places has different bacterias and fungi that can affect humans and the crop. Listeria supposedly is not rare to find in someone's soil and even if yours is clean can become contaminated by stray animals that eat on the crop and use it for a potty?   Also, store bought “fresh produce” in many cases has been fumigated and possibly sprayed with a waxy/invisible coating for protection and the coating sometimes has gluten in it.    Seems like walking a tightrope and at 65 my balance is not that great!haha

      Norb

    in reply to: Hello, newbie with a question here… #9591
    redbird
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    In all fairness to this website GFS and Dr.O, I have run into this webbrowser compatability with other websites and a few where I pay my bills. I was frustrated enought with one of them to really complain and make myself obnoxious about it.  Their site engineer then explained to me that their website was designed to operate fully effectively with the latest MS IE browser and all the browsers do not fully mimic that language and programming due to some “in house” desigining on the different browsers. Some are close and I've found Chrome and Opera to be the closest.  Firefox and Safari have many compatability issues as newer browsers are created and some problems with the different “developer” tools.    Anyway, the website engineer said that for them to make their webpage fully compatable with all browsers would require a lot of cost to program the different requirements that would display a totally different page appearance on each browsers and not something they were willing to do.  I sure love Firefox and they know they have problems too and that's where the fix needs to be made but they are also seeming to resist?   Most all pages view fully and properly when using the IE browser that comes on all PC type computers and if not can be downloaded from the internet if needed.   It's an annoyance to change browsers for certain websites but I really am not fond of IE and use my Firefox or Opera when possible.

    in reply to: corn reaction yikes #9584
    redbird
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    I also visit a website that is mainly for folks with CD who are super-sensitive and some there are research Ph'ds offering advice.  They are into the traditional CD theory of  wheat/barley and rye and the
    “other” grain problem is explained as cross-contamination.
    They are not buying into the “other” grains causing the CD/gluten problem but do run the expensive gluten test kits on  “advertised gluten free” products that are sold to us.   Their results show over 45% of the GF processed foods/flours are “strong”  gluten(wheat,barley,rye) positive and most of the rest do show some “slight” positive on the 10ppm and 5ppm tests. Still below the FDA allowable 20ppm on gluten but still more than a lot of us can eat without symptoms.  I do remember seeing the test on the new GF corn and rice chex cereal both showing positive on their tests. That was just “after” I had bought a box of the GF Corn Chex!  Seems to not cause any gut symptoms but still probably causing harm. I do like the substitute Pamela's GF flours but using them too often makes my “brain fog” return and they also show positive on their gluten test kits?

    in reply to: Going gluten free, yet tired #9583
    redbird
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    I was also having the fatigue and brain fog problem in addition to waking up early in a nervous state and unable to return to sleeping.  On another website with folks who are super-sensitive I found some with the same problem taking two supplements that I am now taking with a lot of success too.  These are both produced by “NOW” supplement company and one is “True Calm” and the other is the “Melatonin 5 mg”.   You can find both at the local health food store but much cheaper on Amazon.   Sure has helped me a lot and beats trying drugs/meds from the doctor!

    in reply to: Hello, newbie with a question here… #9582
    redbird
    Member

    Rita, I also couldn't find the correct link and then remembered that I use the Firefox browser and sometimes it is not great with all websites.  Then I called up my IE8 browser and went here and the “videos tutorials” on the menu bar shows up.  Actually with my Firefox the link to the “HealthyGlutenFree Recipes” and the “video tutorials” are missing?    So, Christine if you are using something besides the IE8 browser try it instead!

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