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  1. Thread: May Roll Call

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    I rarely check in here. More activity on...

    I rarely check in here. More activity on Facebook. I like Dr. Ford's group Gluten Free Planet.

    All is well and soon to travel to WI to see my grandkids. At least it will be warmer. When I visited...
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    I certainly think it is an interesting concept....

    I certainly think it is an interesting concept. It is also important to look for all the types of lyme...there is more than just one.
  3. Thread: March Roll Call

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    Better late than never. So sad that this forum is...

    Better late than never. So sad that this forum is not taking off very well. I am in some FB groups but it is not the same as our old BT or GFAB forums.

    Still exercising and my goal is to do a...
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    Doing well here! Decided to stay in my apartment...

    Doing well here! Decided to stay in my apartment another year since they did not raise my rent - probably means I was paying too much last year! ;) I am still exercising with a trainer. I have...
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    Great Nancy - wonderful news! I have recently...

    Great Nancy - wonderful news!

    I have recently added naturally fermented sour kraut at almost every meal and it seems my digestion is better. A few years ago fermented foods did not sit well with...
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    Watched the Superbowl but was not hungry because...

    Watched the Superbowl but was not hungry because of a great salmon and brussel's sprouts dinner.
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    I saw this too late to get one early. I wonder...

    I saw this too late to get one early. I wonder how accurate they are. When I read Tricia Thompson's posts about the difficulties of testing for gluten, especially hydrolyzed gluten, makes me...
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    Have not started my RS trial. Still working on my...

    Have not started my RS trial. Still working on my Iodine trial.
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    Thanks Al, I posted the first link on the GIGCA...

    Thanks Al, I posted the first link on the GIGCA FB page.
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    The Holidays were quiet for me...in fact I pretty...

    The Holidays were quiet for me...in fact I pretty much ignored them. Glad I got to visit with my grandkids right before Christmas. As soon as the New Year starts I get a birthday and I am another...
  11. Thread: Happy New Year

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    A little belated but, Happy New Year to everyone.

    A little belated but, Happy New Year to everyone.
  12. Thread: 23andme

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    23 & Me has been partially shut down by the FDA. ...

    23 & Me has been partially shut down by the FDA. They really don't want us to have this information. They still run genetic tests but only for ancestry-related information and raw genetic data...
  13. Thread: Yeast Allergy

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    I have high antibodies to baker's yeast as tested...

    I have high antibodies to baker's yeast as tested through Enterolab. Apparently this is very common in both Crohn's disease and celiac disease.

    When I started my GF journey 10 yrs ago the people...
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    I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is not...

    I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is not having to brave the return crowds today. And if you are one of the many without electricity because of the storm - hope it gets restored soon.
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    Back from WI and boy was it cold! I did not...

    Back from WI and boy was it cold! I did not venture outside very often. My grandkids are wonderful and will post a picture when I get them on my computer.
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    Way back I mentioned the possibility of Lyme...

    Way back I mentioned the possibility of Lyme disease causing my left bundle branch block. There have been reports of young people dying from heart block - a conduction disorder - and the Lyme disease...
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    Great report! I really want to get retested by...

    Great report! I really want to get retested by Enterolab. The last time was about 8 yrs ago and my antibodies to gluten were still high.

    It was through Enterolab that I found my antibodies to...
  18. Thread: Gallbladder

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    Low fat diets may promote gallstones. Fats keep...

    Low fat diets may promote gallstones. Fats keep the gall bladder working. Dr. Eenfeldt gives a better explanation. http://www.dietdoctor.com/gallstones-and-low-carb

    Here is a post about the gall...
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    Guess I better post before we run out of...

    Guess I better post before we run out of December.

    It is cold here in Little Rock and there was a coat of ice that kept me off the road for 3 days. Tomorrow I am heading north where it will be -1...
  20. Thread: Pasta

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    I have heard good reports about Barilla pasta...

    I have heard good reports about Barilla pasta too. It is also made in a GF facility. I don't know how much it costs. Always fun to find a product you like.
    Anne
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    Mary Grace, having dismotility of the intestines...

    Mary Grace, having dismotility of the intestines sounds very difficult. Do they know what caused this?

    Nuts are a staple for me. I hate having to give them up again for a week. At least I know...
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    Ducolax and Miralax was what I was told to use....

    Ducolax and Miralax was what I was told to use. The Miralax has to be mixed into 64 ox of fluid. Half the fluid volume should make it easier. Last time I drank a liter of GoLytely and I could not get...
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    Colonoscopy - small rant

    Well, I was supposed to have a screening colonoscopy tomorrow because it has been about 15-20 years since my last one. I prepared all week - no nuts, no seeds, no red foods. I ate very lightly the...
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    That was beautiful Cara. Do you sing like that...

    That was beautiful Cara. Do you sing like that too?
    Anne
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    Hope these extra precautions help your daughter....

    Hope these extra precautions help your daughter. Let us know how she is doing.
    Anne
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    I certainly would bet Dr. Fine was not invited...

    I certainly would bet Dr. Fine was not invited because of Enterolab. Another doc who should be in the next summit is Dogtor J or John B. Symes, D.V.M. as gluten is certainly not good for our cats and...
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    Although doctors will tell you that the gluten is...

    Although doctors will tell you that the gluten is not absorbed by the skin, that is only for intact skin. What happens if there are breaks or microabrasions of the skin? There is also the question if...
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    I did buy the digital edition as I don't have...

    I did buy the digital edition as I don't have time to listen to all the talks right now. Also I get a transcript and I can stop typing up notes. Felt it was a good deal - a little over $2 for each...
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    Have you looked at the SCD diet? It was...

    Have you looked at the SCD diet? It was specifically developed for those with Crohn's. It is GF but it removes all grains and some other stuff too. I know some who were able to heal with doing this....
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    The Gluten Summit

    I hope you are all signed up for The Gluten Summit. Yesterday was day 1 and the presentations were awesome. I think they are available for about another hour. Today is day 2 and the presenters are...
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    I can see not eating foods that contain allergens...

    I can see not eating foods that contain allergens one cannot have. I can see turning down foods that raise blood sugar in a diabetic. But I cannot understand why someone would turn down a food just...
  32. GMO labels in the US - there are no federal or...

    GMO labels in the US - there are no federal or state guidelines. There are some independent GMO certification such as Non-GMO Project http://www.nongmoproject.org/ Whole Foods says it will label...
  33. Thread: Leg cramps

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    Not sure what form of Mg is best other than stay...

    Not sure what form of Mg is best other than stay away from Mg Oxide as it does not absorb well. I use Mg Taurate because it is supposed to be good for the heart. I have also taken Mg Citrate and...
  34. Agree with you Nancy.

    Agree with you Nancy.
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    November Roll Call

    Sad to see there is so little activity here. I think some of the FB groups are much more active but there are disadvantages. Hard to find interesting old posts on FB. I do like Dr. Ford's group -...
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    Judy, glad your mom is ok.

    Judy, glad your mom is ok.
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    On Oct 1 I flew to Seattle to spend a week with...

    On Oct 1 I flew to Seattle to spend a week with my son and DIL. Had not seen them in a year. Because of the government shutdown, his vacation that week was cancelled. He is considered essential and...
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    Have the rules changed? Here Tricia says that...

    Have the rules changed? Here Tricia says that beer made from barley cannot be labeled GF in the US. There does seem to be problems measuring residual hydrolyzed gluten....
  39. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    Thanks, feeling less crazy! *ack Anne

    Thanks, feeling less crazy! *ack
    Anne
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    Thanks. Another recall is by Purely Elizabeth....

    Thanks. Another recall is by Purely Elizabeth. You can go to the GIG main page to get a link to the details. http://www.gluten.net/

    This is a GFCO certified product line. I think it is great that...
  41. Thread: 23andme

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    Very interesting article about how we can have...

    Very interesting article about how we can have more than one type of DNA. I a TV program about this years ago, but at that time it was considered very rare....
  42. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    Now I am beginning to think my vertigo is also...

    Now I am beginning to think my vertigo is also related to fabric softener - or I may simply be crazy.

    The other day I rubbed my skin with a fabric softener sheet. I had read that this was a...
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    Your husband, Stephanie, sounds very like someone...

    Your husband, Stephanie, sounds very like someone I know. Sometimes he cannot help himself and will eat a Snickers out of his stash in front of me.

    Yes, my joint pain and swelling are gone too.
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    Wonderful to hear that everyone is doing well....

    Wonderful to hear that everyone is doing well. Hope when others check in they have good news too.

    My good news is that I survived my 30 days of exercise with a trainer and now I have signed up...
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    It is sad that it is so difficult for so many...

    It is sad that it is so difficult for so many people to stay away from gluten. Before I went GF my knuckles were turning knobby and my little fingers were becoming crooked. All straightened out once...
  46. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    My test for insulin resistance showed no IR. But...

    My test for insulin resistance showed no IR. But I am on a very low carb diet - 30-60 carbs a day. I told my doc I know I am IR cause if I eat about 60-80 carbs, my BG will go to 200. As long as I...
  47. Thread: Vertigo -- BPPV

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    I have been told I may have BPPV as I have bouts...

    I have been told I may have BPPV as I have bouts of vertigo with nystagmus. I am fine while standing. It only occurs when I lie down. I think this is food related. I know it happens if I get any...
  48. Thread: Tremors

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    I don't think it is necessary to get a new meter...

    I don't think it is necessary to get a new meter ever year, but I do think it is wise to take your meter if you get a blood draw for glucose and check your reading against the blood draw. The last 2...
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    You are welcome. I put them here so I can find...

    You are welcome. I put them here so I can find them later and so Cara can grab them for TGF.
    Anne
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    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23963400

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23963400
  51. Thread: 23andme

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    I have a mac now but I was so use to using...

    I have a mac now but I was so use to using Firefox on my PC that I have stuck with that. Maybe I will have to give Chrome a trial. I do use Chrome on my Ipad and Iphone.
    Anne
  52. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    What telomere study? Or are you saying your...

    What telomere study? Or are you saying your telomere length was good? bad? Does 23 and me test telomere length?
    Anne
  53. Thread: Tremors

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    I believe that many people have high blood sugar...

    I believe that many people have high blood sugar spikes and just don't know it. These spikes can be very damaging. For years my docs told me not to worry about my OGGT spiking around 200 because my...
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    Should Giving Diet Advice Be Against the Law?

    http://www.menshealth.com/fitness/should-giving-diet-advice-be-against-law/page/3


    Good article about the case of Steve Cooksey against the North Carolina Board of Dietetics/Nutrition. This board...
  55. Thread: Is it dairy?

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    Life would be easier if I reacted to food...

    Life would be easier if I reacted to food immediately. Gluten takes about 24 hours to hit me.
    Anne
  56. Thread: Leslie

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    What sad news :( I so enjoyed her wonderful...

    What sad news :( I so enjoyed her wonderful stories about market, especially the Christmas market. Thanks Judy for letting us know. I had written Leslie a while back but had not heard from her in a...
  57. Thread: 23andme

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    Very tempted to get the 23 and me. Would really...

    Very tempted to get the 23 and me. Would really like my kids to have it run.

    Marilyn, sorry to hear about the computer virus - so frustrating.
    Anne
  58. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    I do take K2. I do have insulin resistance that I...

    I do take K2. I do have insulin resistance that I am trying to control with a very low carb diet. I am wondering if that is still playing a part as my blood sugars are not perfect and in spite of...
  59. Thread: Is it dairy?

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    Is it dairy?

    As I have mentioned, I have started an exercise program with a trainer. I actually am enjoying this. Not sure how long I can afford to have the luxury of a personal trainer, but it sure makes...
  60. Thread: Tremors

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    Definitely need to raise fat intake if carb...

    Definitely need to raise fat intake if carb intake is reduced.
    Anne
  61. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    Thanks Marilyn, I will check out the link....

    Thanks Marilyn, I will check out the link. Currently I am waiting for test results. My integrative doc did and NTX which is a urine test to see how fast I am losing bone. She also ordered a insulin...
  62. Thread: Tremors

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    Glad to hear you are doing better. I don't do...

    Glad to hear you are doing better. I don't do processed carbs either. To keep my BG under control I have to limit my carbs to 30-50/day. Are you eating enough of the good fats? I use coconut oil for...
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    FDA ruling on gluten

    We now have an official definition of GF in the US. Here is a FDA document answering many questions about this new ruling....
  64. Thread: Osteoporosis

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    Osteoporosis

    Got another bone scan and when compared to the one 4 yrs before, there had been bone loss putting me into the osteoporosis categore :(

    I am refusing to go on the prescription medications. I...
  65. The role of hyperhomocysteinemia in neurological features associated with coeliac

    My homocystine is in the "normal" range but is considered elevated by some. Wondering if they are also checking for a MTHFR mutation.

    Anne
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    Guess the biggest news for August from me is that...

    Guess the biggest news for August from me is that I have committed to a month of exercise with a trainer. I really have no motivation to exercise and I have been a total failure in doing this on my...
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    Another example of a food that looks like a...

    Another example of a food that looks like a single ingredient but is not. Ground beef! I was in Walmart and took a look at the beef. On the front of the package it say "natural" but if you turned it...
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    Anti-TG6 and sporatic ataxia in China

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23860139

    I don't know if TG-6 is available through mainstream labs but Cyrex offers it for both IgA and IgG....
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    I read labels even if the product looks like it...

    I read labels even if the product looks like it should be just one ingredient. For me, this is not just a gluten issue. This is to be sure there are no strange additives that I don't want. An example...
  70. I put up the same article into a FB group and...

    I put up the same article into a FB group and most of the people who responded said they knew more than the dietitian. There were a few who did get help and they mentioned that they saw a dietitian...
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    I had only 4 PVC's out of 77246 total beats. Our...

    I had only 4 PVC's out of 77246 total beats. Our hearts work hard ;)

    How is Nick doing?
    Anne
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    Another book I will pre-order is "Death by Food...

    Another book I will pre-order is "Death by Food Pyramid" by Denise Minger. She is the young woman who tore apart the China Study. http://rawfoodsos.com/ is her website.
    The book is...
  73. Is Dietitian Use Associated with Celiac Disease Outcomes?

    http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6643/5/5/1585

    I wonder what sort of dietary advice was given by the dietitians. When I get with someone for 101 help it is all about keeping gluten out of their food and...
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    OK, the other week had 2 more episodes of...

    OK, the other week had 2 more episodes of irregular heart beats - the "panic attack". These happened when I was sitting in a chair watching a boring show on TV. The heart rate was like...
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    This book has nothing to do with gluten (other...

    This book has nothing to do with gluten (other than the author should probably try removing it). This is just a fun book and I am looking forward to it because her blog posts and art have made me...
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