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Re: “Dining Without

I was so happy to come across your informative stories shedding light on Celiacs. I have know I have it for 10 years. On top of celiacs I am allergice to eggs, dairy and yeast. I also cannot successfully digest nut or seed butters...I do not know if it's the yeast in the nuts/fruits or the fact my villi aren't strong enough to handle the heaviness of the butters...but I end of with a yeast infection type breakout on my face and it's not pretty. I was one of the overweight types. I lost a lot of weight after I diagnosed myself with it (with the assistance of a nutricianist). I have been able to maintain a healthy weight for years now as long as I take really god care of myself. It is sooo hard even after all this time. I was really sick after something triggered some horrible reactions to everything I was eating at age 23. I was projectile vomitting, had horrible skin issues and stomach pain. I worked at a health food store at this time and believe it is what was my saving grace. I was able to discover new foods and read all about it, daily. I read stories in magazines and online but none of them ever tell of the horrible effect is can have on your health. I was glad to see you actually touch on it in your stories. Some things that people may not be aware of is that it's not only the foods you eat, it is the products you use. You quite simply CANNOT allow gluten (also found in oat which you neglect to mention once in your pieces) into your blood stream...so even your beauty/body products need to be gluten free. Dessert Essence has introduced a yummy line of gluten free shampoos and conditioners and Burts Bees has a great gluten free body wash. The mineral make-ups are mostly gluten free as well. Quinoa is a saving grace for protein and grain suppliment; the four, though expensive makes yummy breads and muffins. People need to beware of additives in products and chemicals because they can be grain derived. I have to admit that I cheat...it's so hard not to. I do it out of frustration. I don't go eating an entire piece of cake or a slice of pizza, just a nibble once in a great while. I react to so many things...even the gluten free baking items effect me sometimes. Thank you for all of the resources such as local eateries which cater to our needs. I did notice that Pasta Pomadoro still lists the gluten free pasta on their menus...I am so bummed they don't provide it...I was excited! Thank you for that information. Enjoy, Stacey Louiso

Posted by Anonymous on 10/22/2007 at 11:58 PM

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