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  • in reply to: When to start weaning of meds and other questions #10146
    Theresa
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    Hello Austin, glad to have you on board the grain free/True Gluten Free wheel of life! I agree with Rita. A phone consultation with Dr. O. may well be very beneficial. I also believe finding a doctor and psychiatrist that practices Functional Medicine would be paramount. There is a psychiatrist whose blogs and facebook page I follow by the name of Emily Deans, M.D (Evolutionary Psychiatry) she is also listed on  http://primaldocs.com/. I also recently started following and looking into the work of Dr. Daniel Amen.( “The Brain Doctor”) https://www.facebook.com/drdanielamen?fref=ts. My family has a strong history of various mental disorders which I believe are very much tied in to and affected by gluten. I personally feel there may be hope for you to get off traditional medications but this must be done with close supervision and monitoring. Wishing you the best

    Theresa 

    Hope the links work for you!

    Theresa
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    Oh my, so very many good ones! Gluten Free Society’s main page, which for some reason shows up as a “place” vs “group” on my drop down list when I put the two words gluten and free into the search box on top in the blue band once I sign on to Facebook, then there is an actual group page called “Dr. Osborne’s Natural Health and Wellness Group” There is another page under “Glutenology” . Those are the main ones that Dr. O. has but there are so many others that I have “liked” and follow. The ones closest to what we follow I found by searching for “grain free” vs “gluten free” and also anything using the word “paleo”. Even Dogtor J who has done some awesome interviews with Dr. O has a group page! Another group I love is “Heal Thyself Q&A” not strictly food related but has been very, very useful. Send me a friend request! I use my maiden and last name (Theresa Davenport Vela) on facebook. Makes it easier for me to be found!
    Theresa

    Theresa
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    Hi Diana, I’m here. Well, to be honest I’m on our Facebook groups more often than here. I also love beets, beans and salmon too. Have never tried fennel, thanks for the tip! In my gluten full days I used to love black jelly beans so I think I’ll have to go buy some fennel today!

    I have a brand new nutriblast smoothie maker that I’m having tons of fun with presently! Can’t really say I’m following any recipes but am having a blast anyway! Really find I enjoy adding ginger, cilantro or mint to just about everything. This thing comes with a blade that is supposed to grind coffee, nuts etc. I am going to try grinding some wild rice into flour and see if I can make a spice cake for my birthday in Aug. Wish me luck! You really have me thinking now. Another of my favorite things in the gluten full days that I used to love was an anise flavored mexican bread. Anise also tasted like licorice to me. Wonder if a fennel cake would be a possibility? I know I have read that licorice contains gluten but I think that is referring to the store bought candy as opposed to the actual liquorice plant. Wikipedia tells me that anise, star anise, tarragon, fennel,and sassafras also have a similar taste. It also states some rather interesting medicinal uses although like most thing sounds like too much can have negative effects. Hoping Dr. O. will chime in here!

    Hope you have a wonderful 4th Diana and if you haven’t already look us up on Facebook. http://www.facebook.com/groups/46088142894/?bookmark_t=group and http://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeSociety

    in reply to: I am not understanding genetic tests and conclusions #9929
    Theresa
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    Diana, did you have the testing done through Dr. Osborne’s office? If so you can call and speak to a genetics counselor at the lab he used for the testing. (Kimball Genetics 1-800-320-1807). I recently also tested positive for 4 alleles and they were very helpful when I called them. Don’t know if they can help if your test was done elsewhere but might be worth a try.

    in reply to: Roasted Beet Bread Pudding #9389
    Theresa
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    I don't see why not. Butternut squash would be fantastic. Can't wait to be able to use the oven more! Let me know what other variations you try!

     

    in reply to: Have You Updated Your Doctor? #9289
    Theresa
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    Lori, that is wonderful! Hopefully this will be the case in more and more offices. I am very interested in the other replies we may get on this thread. I work in a Dr's office. If a patient asks my boss he usually just says that he doesn't believe there is “that big” a connection with diet and arthritis with the exception of gout but adds if they would like to try a particular diet it “probably wouldn't hurt”. He does know about my going gluten free last year and has seen the difference in me and my health but has not asked me much about it other than if I am “really feeling that different” and if so I should continue as it “seems to work for you”.  Unfortunately I am unable to share much of my story other than I am gluten free due to stomach issues when inevetably patients ask about my weight loss. One of our patients wispered in my ear that she had been gluten free for almost 2 yrs but had been afraid to say anything for fear the doctor would think her “crazy”. This is one of the folks I referred to in the original post that was only taking half the medication (anti-inflammatory) prescribed! Another is a post I saw on one of the many facebook pages I follow. I recognized the name as a patient we had seen in the distant past that never got very good results with anything we tried and eventually left in a huff promising never to return. If this is the same person it sounds like she is doing tons better! This got me to thinking and wondering.

    in reply to: Stuffed Peppers #9287
    Theresa
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    Elise, here's the link for the peppers recipe /grainfreerecipes/caseys-kitchen-episode-10-bison-stuffed-peppers/ From there if you enter Casey's Kitchen in the search box to bring up the other 10 of her recipes. At least that's how I do it. Enjoy! 

    Theresa

    in reply to: Violent vomiting and fever… connection to gluten? #9249
    Theresa
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    This is an excellent interview with Dr. Tom O'Bryan. The entire interview is very good but the answer to your specific question is right at around the 8:00 minute mark.

     

    http://www.glutenfreeonlineradio.com/shows_thecmshow_2010-episodes.html#drobryan

    in reply to: Pediatric Bi-Polar Disorder and Gluten withdrawal #9214
    Theresa
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    Farmwife, glad you mentioned RLS. My grandson has that too. I'll have to ask my DD about that too. This is so fascinating. I was actually very excited about the new study this Dr. was discussing until I realized the drug he was talking about. Used as an animal tranquilizer and already used and abused on the streets! Granted the study would use a very mild form as a nasal spray I think but still…scary

    in reply to: Lots of Questions #9213
    Theresa
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    Crystal, welcome to the forum! I know you will find lots of help, info and friends here. I'm so sorry for your loss of the 3 pregnancies. Hopefully your 3 are keeping the baby i miscarried company until we get to meet them up in heaven. Sounds like you are in the middle of a gluten whiplash Dr. Osborne talks about. Have you watched all the videos on You Tube? There's the “Glutenology” Channel and the “DocOsborne” channel. Wealth of info there. Milk can definitely be problematic due to the milk protein casein even if one is not lactose intolerant. Also what the cow eats gets into the milk so if the cow is fed grain instead of being grass fed….same goes for the meat. You are not only what you eat but whatever you eat ate! Don't chew it's cud. Eat only grass fed, free range etc.

    Doesn't surprise me at all that your hubby is more sensitive now. Seems like lots of us react quicker and more severely to accidental glutenings the longer we are gluten free. Seems like now that our bodies are working more smoothly they sound the alarm quite loudly when they recognize a virulent foreign intruder they finally got rid of and don't want to see around again! My grandson actually thows up if he gets glutened now. This did not happen when he was “gluten-full”. Also sounds like you would benefit from the test for other delayed food allergies just in case there are other foods playing a part in tandem with the gluten. Hang in there! And keep researching! If you are in the Houston area come to the meeting next Sat. I'll be there, love to meet my fellow gluten free warriors! 

    in reply to: Pediatric Bi-Polar Disorder and Gluten withdrawal #9211
    Theresa
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    Just finished listening to 2 very interesting interviews with Dr. Demiti Papolos (author of The Bipolar Child). He has just received funding for a study for a subset phenotype group of what he believes to encompass about 30% of children with bipolar who have a thermo-regulation problem.  Here's the link to the first of the 2 interviews. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/thecoffeeklatch/2010/11/22/alissa-bronsteen-dimitri-papolos–child-bipolar  I do believe my grandson fits this phenotype as my daughter often refers to him as her “little furnace” and he has always slept with a fan and taken melatonin.

    I am now wondering if gluten intolerance plays a part in thermo-regulation? Before I went gluten free I also considered myself to be very “hot natured” but attributed this to my age, weight, and “hot flashes”.  In retrospect I think this symptom abated quite early on, long before I could have attributed it to the weight loss.  Could this be why my grandson is sleeping easily and soundly for the first time in his life? Even after having a muti-colored slurpee that I thought for sure would have him climbing the walls! Fascinating, and would be so much healthier to be able to regulate body temp with a gluten free diet vs Ketamine HCL!!!!!

     

    in reply to: Pediatric Bi-Polar Disorder and Gluten withdrawal #9200
    Theresa
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    1st day ever, ever for Alex to get zero negative comments/remarks on his school daily log!!! Teacher said he was VERY cooperative, concentrated, and even replied to questions and commented on subject showing he was actually engaged and listening!!!! WOW!!!Cool

    in reply to: Pediatric Bi-Polar Disorder and Gluten withdrawal #9193
    Theresa
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    Spoke with my DD today.  Alex has had 2 days (in a row!!) with no major upheavals or meltdowns.  He has also slept at night  which is very unusual for him.

    I'm pretty sure he's not totally grain free at this point as my daugh. is a bit overwhelmed with the changes. Baby steps I guess, but at least in the right direction. She has cut out all obvious grains except rice and probably corn derivitives as these can be so tricky with all the synomyms/acronyms that they are disguised as.  She is aware of the whiplash effect and will be looking out for it.  I try to tell her that there is a learning curve, mistakes will be made and better to assume an accidental glutening than assume the diet “doesn't work”. Other folks spend yrs. thinking they are gluten free when they are not so I guess she's still ahead of the game as she'll know what the next things to eliminate will be when the whiplash effect eventually happens.

    Many of you have probably heard the excellent multi-part interview Dr. Osborne did with psychiatrist Dr. Charles Parker availabe on our You Tube Channel.  Well, I  found some podcasts of Dr. Parker's on something called “Cinch” at  http://www.cinchcast.com/drcharlesparker

     

    Stay tuned for the next update. Smile

     

    in reply to: Hello- Anyone else with Sleep Apnea? #9183
    Theresa
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    I was never Dx with sleep apnea but did snore. I have been gluten free since July 2010. Now that you mention it when I viited my daughter in Canada 3 mos. into my gluten free life she did mention that I no longer snored. I attributed it to the 25 or so lbs I had lost at that point (I've now lost more than 70!) but maybe it was the gluten free diet itself. Interesting!

    in reply to: Pediatric Bi-Polar Disorder and Gluten withdrawal #9182
    Theresa
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    I'm glad you concur Dr. O.! Is there anything that could help? Supplement of some kind? Would Max Digest or something similar help if used regularly for a while? Espiecially while DD gets a better understanding of the diet. Can I even get it across the border to her in Canada?  Force fluids? Aroma therapy maybe? Any ideas?  Any idea when the “worst” will be over? 

     

     

     

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