Cindy Hello, my name is Cindy. I have been gluten-free for 241 days. I can walk w/o muscle/joint pain. My active heart rate reduced from 207 to 185. Tummy does not have dehabilitating pains. Random hives no longer visit for weeks on end. I eat Asian, Mexican, and yummy gluten-free pizza. It is nice to live a (mostly) normal life! I want to start a gluten-free food joint bc I believe in sharing good health!
December 8, 2009 at 4:17pm
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OMG - ME TOO!! i had a few surgeries over the summer, lost a lot of weight (that i couldn't really afford to lose), and the intolerance was finally found in september. i've been thinking about gf cooking classes. take care! ♥
December 8, 2009 at 4:52pm ·
Wow I tried that too. Can u honestly say gluten free pizza is good?
December 8, 2009 at 5:26pm ·
I eat gluten everyday, I enjoy my nutritional source of protein
December 8, 2009 at 5:54pm ·
a friend of a friend begins chef school next month for the same reason.
December 8, 2009 at 7:13pm ·
I think that is a wonderful idea!!! Go for it...you would do great. And congrats to your success.
December 8, 2009 at 9:17pm ·
A majority of Americans have gluten allergy and do not know it. Digestive issues are a HUGE problem in the States. They put gluten in everything as a thickener. You are so lucky because there are tons of foods available now. Congrats to your colon being healthy!!
December 9, 2009 at 7:27am ·
That's awesome. You know, Katie can't have wheat either, so we should have a gluten free dinner sometime!
December 9, 2009 at 8:21am ·
Jess - Thankfully I didn't have any surgeries, however, I would have gladly accepted some weight loss :) Happy for you that you figured it out!
Shaun - Yep, this place in Chicago owned by my friend's parents make REALLY good gluten free pizza. last time I went, I ordered 5 pizzas!Winnie - not fair. we have the same genes.
Heidi - maybe I should hire your friend...
Thuy - thanks! Miss you!...
Toni - I know! Shocking how many foods have flour in it!
Craig - for sure. early 2010?? It's a double date!
December 9, 2009 at 9:53am ·
Do you have celiac or just an intolerance? My BIL has celiac and it's no fun. :)
December 9, 2009 at 10:17am ·
All the websites, restaurants, recipes, and comments about being gluten free are greatly appreciated. Good job Cindy!! It is not an easy thing to do.
December 9, 2009 at 10:54am ·
CK: I never did the intestine biopsy for celiac. Scars on my tummy are not necessary so I have no conclusive evidence.
Sandra - I think it's actually more difficult on Ernie's mom who is always offering bagels, sweets and breads! I feel so bad and I really want to eat it. I caved on the stuffing during turkey day. She's so cute getting gluten free menus from places so we can have dinner together!
December 9, 2009 at 12:30pm ·
As an alternative to the biopsy, you might consider the genetic test for celiac. I had it after my sis was diagnosed earlier this year; my mom's been living with it for almost 40 years. Luckily, I am negative. It was expensive for me do to the insurance plan we have, but worth knowing.
December 13, 2009 at 7:58pm ·