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I just stumbled onto your site today, while trying to research where to go on an upcoming vacation. Wow! I love how you tell it like it is and your dry humor. Anyway, I am wondering why the posts are from 2015 or before, mostly. Since you celebrated your 5th year recently, do you still have a following?
I used to blog a lot. Like seriously a lot. As a matter of fact, to help raise celiac awareness, I once blogged for 31 straight days. By the end of the month, I joined a long list of people who were officially sick of me. My point is, yes I’ve slowed down a bit. Instead of 3-4 posts a week, now I’m writing 1-2. Aiming for quality over quantity. Do I still have a following? The numbers say yes, but all I really care about is helping people. I’m not caught up in the numbers anymore.
I was wondering if you have ever heard of the product, “E3 Advanced Plus”, which is supposed to help alleviate symptoms after being glutened? It is created by a doctor (Dr. Tom O’Bryan) who is well known in the field, but the product seems too good to be true. Have you ever heard anything about it?
Not a fan of the good doctor and certainly not a fan of these types of products, which seem to be popping up everywhere now. Sounds too good to be true? Then it usually is.
I was diagnosed 1 year ago with Celiac and have had some times when I feel I’ve turned a corner to getting well and then I go back to feeling horrible. I eat gluten-free food, but I’m wondering if even small amounts affect me. The rest of my family also eats gluten foods and I wonder if even small amounts from their food is affecting me. If I eliminate gluten-free foods, I’m not sure what to eat. Also, is it fair to ask my family to get rid of all the gluten foods in the house?
Yes…small amounts can affect you. Not sure what you mean be “eliminate gluten-free foods” unless you are talking about the processed crap. If that’s the case, yes…bag it until you begin to heal. What can you eat then? Fish, meat, veggies, fruit, nuts…and the list goes on. As for your family, I suppose it can’t hurt to approach them about it. See what their initial reaction is.
Would you be interested in doing a product review on our new organic and gluten free crackers?
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in June of this year and I have followed the diet to a T, no cheating and here I am four months later still getting the same cramping and issues that led me to the GI in the first place. If I eat, I get even sicker and feel awful. When I ask the doctor about it, I just get a new pill to try. I’m just wondering if you struggled like this also or how your journey went until you felt better.
Forget the pills! It took me years to heal after my diagnosis. And I still struggle with pain every so often. It’s just the nature of celiac. Try giving up dairy. Helped me tremendously. And don’t eat any processed “replacement foods” for now. Let your body heal. And just be patient. You’ll get there.
I came across your blog when I googled “gluten sensitivity rage” after a blow up with my husband and he left when I asked him a question he did not like that normally would not cause a fight. He has a gluten sensitivity (we both do) and he recently decided to throw the towel in and stop avoiding gluten, meaning eat it cause he’s sick of trying to figure out what to eat. I fear that our times of fighting regularly will return and after reading your post about how it affects you and how you reacted to your wife and coworkers after eating gluten, wish that I could get him to read what you wrote and somehow convince him to go back to trying. He really doesn’t think its the gluten and it makes me so frustrated. Is it my over reaction to feel like it is similar to living with an alcoholic and fear it will end our relationship? He is a good man but not the same man I love when he eats gluten.
This one is over my head a bit. Anybody out there have some advice??
I recently got a minor infection that required antibiotics. I told my doctor that I had celiac and needed to make sure the drug prescribed was gluten free. The doctor said it was the pharmacists responsibility to make sure the drug was safe; the pharmacist said it was the doctor’s responsibility. The manufacturer only has an answering machine and won’t return messages for at least 24 hours. What do I do?
It is so crazy in this day and age that we still play russian roulette with our meds. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a labeling law for our medication? Wouldn’t it be nice if all the parties came together for the BENEFIT of the patient? Wouldn’t it be nice if we didn’t have to jump thru hoops to get a dang prescription filled? Wouldn’t it be nice if we were older; then we wouldn’t have to wait so long? (Beach Boys)
I’d love for you to do a post on oats. Can we eat them or not? What kind of research is out there for/against oats? Is it true that some celiac so just can’t handle oats, while others can? Do you eat them?
Oats themselves are ok. BUT…and this is a big but (hence the uppercase), they are majorly cross-contaminated so unless they are grown and stored in a certified gluten-free field/facility, stay away.
I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease almost a year ago, I hate it! I miss everything on a daily basis, but I manage. What I truly suffer with is my family’s ignorance. They don’t put any effort in during family functions (and we have a lot! !) I have to ask what went into everything or bring my own food. I get constant jokes about my all of a sudden “allergy” like it’s all in my head, like it’s something I’ve made up. I don’t want to be celiac, I didn’t want a tube down my throat or up…..somewhere else. But I am and I’m trying to deal. I try not to blame my family for not wanting any inconvenience but I expected a little more…..is that too much?? Honestly am I being unreasonable? Any advice??
No…you are not being unreasonable. Your family members are being moronic, inconsiderate boneheads. I have words for people like this and I’m sorry you have to deal with it.
And on that note…I’m outta here. Happy Friday everyone.