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TOPIC: Celiac disease-Gluten Free suggestions
Created by: savandwin
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For the past 2 years my best friend in the whole world has been losing weight like crazy she has dropped to 97 lbs (5'5") she has sores that wouldn't heal, headaches , heavy bleeding and an endless list of ailments. During that time she saw one specialist after another who would do a few tests , tell her to eat more, drink protein shakes, provide antibiotics etc. No matter how much she ate she was still losing weight . "Friends" started treating her badly and making snide remarks about her "dieting" and how "terrible" she looked .She was in and out of the hospital 4 least times. They ruled out so many many things but only today FINALLY pinpointed what is wrong with her. During one of her recent tests they noticed a dramatic thinning in her intestines,when all was said an done she has Celiac disease which is an allergy to gluten resulting in damage to the small intestine. Although this is a hard lifestyle change it isn't the cancer sentence we were starting to be convinced was coming. Any information on how to make this transition easier, a good recipe , an excellent gluten free product you know of etc would be appreciated. It is a relief to know my friend isn't dying, I know that sounds dramatic but it has been a hell of a year for her and I started to really believe she would be gone before the year is out.

Mrs Sav

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Thank you KIND and I appreciate you sharing your own experience. Life is about adjustments and challenges , some much harder than others. I am grateful she is a strong , independent (too much so lol) take charge kinda gal and has overcome many life trials others would have buckled under from. With the exception of the last week of "waiting" she has been extremely positive and matter of fact about the whole long ordeal. I've had to pump her for info and I am her BEST and closest friend. She keeps everything PRIVATE . I am the only one she has told how truly sicj she has been and she has me sworn to absolute and complete secrecy. I can't tell you how many times over the years she has gone into the hospital and NO ONE knows until she is out and than very few on a need to know bases.......meaning her own adult kids don't know . She refuses to ask for or accept help....even from her children.....she is one stubborn lady. I constantly tell her how selfish she is for not allowing her friends to be there for her and yet is hurt if we do not come to her in our time of need. She is one incredible women and the thought I might lose her was more than I could stand. My trying to "help" her with is is filling MY need to do something , anything to help make this easier. It is an honor to call her friend.

Mrs Sav

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Thank you Kind....I ve been there was making all these separate meals when the kids all went Vegetarian, Vegan, Organic etc......it was terrible so I simply stopped doing it. I'd take at least one of them to the grocery store and my job was to push the cart and pay. I refused to read labels, refused to make a huge mess and refused to make 3 different meals to accommodate their chose of diet . Even then I was left with an enormous kitchen mess as 2 or 3 of them would cook for 1 or 2 of them and not bother to clean up.......gosh I miss my kids but not the mess and cooking nightmares. Thanks for the supportive feed back.

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I think the joy of cooking left her years ago....she's been doing Licensed daycare for more than 25 years and as such has been cooking for an army far too long. At 50 she is more than ready to retire lol. It is terribly difficult to work a "diet" when you are responsible to cook for others. Like all things , she will adjust I am sure. Perhaps she will find joy in creating simple things designed specifically for her palate and required diet but as you said it is time consuming....with her schedule , where that time will come from is left to be determined.

Mrs Sav

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Thanks Kind,

They will have to do surgery as she has a 6 to 8 portion of her intestines that has been so weakened it is in danger of bleeding out but as you said the diet should immediately help with the other problems and hopefully she will start regaining weight. She is a daycare provider so purging the cabinets will be more difficult as she feed a 12 children up to 3 meals a day and must meet state dietary guidelines . She has waited for her children to grow up with the intent of moving somewhere warm , she hates living in Minnesota and always has .She has decided this spring might be a good time. A changed diet, a change of scenery and a career change might just be in order. In the mean time I will support her from a distance and pass on all the information I gather here and in my own research and I appreciate all the tidbits ya'll have passed along.

Mrs Sav

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Wow, Scandle, you're great with this stuff. Kudos to you. Sav, if she wants a decent stuffing that's really flavorful, I can give you a brown rice and (pure) cornbread recipe.

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Indeed it is, indeed it is!

I have an aunt who suffers from allergy to wheat, which in her case is even worse since she can go into anaphylactic shock if she ingests any. She has even had bad reactions to breathing in a little wheat flour and had to quit her teaching job (home economics) to save her health.

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Scandle, she is going to make the entire meal gluten free as you said with the exception of Dinner Rolls. She does use the internet a bit but isn't too comfortable using it. She has some serious nerve damage in several fingers from a car accident to doesn't spend much time online , typing seems to aggravate it. She is an HUGE reader though and went to the library today for some books and cook books. It is "funny" (lack of better word) how suddenly Celiac disease doesn't sound so bad when just week she had given up hope and was terrified she either had cancer or was going to die before they figured it out.......perspective is such a wonderful thing.

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My first sweet potato recipe is a bit spicy - delicious, but it may not be appropriate for Thanksgiving dinner. Here's another one that would work and is very simple:

ROASTED YAMS or SWEET POTATOES

Ingredients • 1 large yam or 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch thick slices • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet or shallow baking dish with aluminum foil or use non-stick pan.

2. Mix olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add yam slices and stir until coated. Arrange slices in the prepared pan so they are overlapping slightly.

3. Bake in the preheated oven until yams are tender and have begun to wrinkle around the edges, about 30 minutes.

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Mrs. Sav, my suggestion to her would be to make ALL of the holiday dishes gluten free but provide a basket of bread or rolls for those who feel they can't live without it. It won't hurt anyone else to eat gluten free, may educate them on what kinds of food she can eat so they won't feel shy about returning the hospitality, and will give her an opportunity to be more comfortable cooking for herself. It will also take away the risk of her ingesting gluten by mistake. If someone else wants to bring the dessert pie or cake, she can let them without messing up her diet. Really and truly, the internet is an amazing source for recipes if she wants to make her own.

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Scandle, Thank you so much I've sent her each of these. She was especially interested in the Sweet Potatoes, she is suppose to be cooking Thanksgiving Dinner is already having nightmares to please everyone and still be ok with her own diet.

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