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    a lot of ppl wont see improvement unless you eliminate ALL gluten. I have instant reactions to it even airborne, stomach and emotional, and Orion has the runs from it, and Raven gets the runs from dairy and I get headaches from dairy. so we are very, very careful. I mean, really, my gluten reactions include stomach problems, runs, yeast infections, depression and anxiety, fatigue, and body aches. I dont mess around. at all.
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    Yes, that is pretty much what they told me, eliminate all gluten and it can take six months to get the full benefit. I had intended to do the gluten at the end of the month but we are just going to go ahead this week. I am going to clean it out of the kitchen first and give away all the gluten containing food. Our neighbor was happy to take the cheese and butter, now he will be getting more. I am hoping to get some benefits from eliminating it for myself too. I did a the paleo diet for 6 weeks, just me not the rest of the family, and felt great. It was just hard to stay on it when we were not all on it and I was surrounded by food I love.
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    today's dinner was turkey hot dogs wrapped w turkey bacon, and french fries that i fried myself (which is a multi-hour production). it was a treat!
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    It's really, really hard to make such big changes if the whole family isn't on board. My dh brings all kinds of stuff into the house and it drives me crazy. However, when I slip I pay for it so I work hard to stay on track. One nice benefit - since I've made the switch I've finally lost all of the pregnancy pounds (dd is 10...). I use all of the positives to keep myself moving forward.

    Do you keep a food journal? It's work and can be a pain but I found it pretty helpful when we were starting out. Sometimes you can directly pinpoint that food --> behavior reaction and it makes it feel very much worthwhile. Usually, though, it's more subtle and by looking back over a few weeks or months you can see trends.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbmamaz View Post
    today's dinner was turkey hot dogs wrapped w turkey bacon, and french fries that i fried myself (which is a multi-hour production). it was a treat!
    Yum! I can't imagine the doing the homemade french fries, but I bet they were awesome! I do love me some fries. And oven roasted potatoes: http://greek.food.com/recipe/greek-p...elicious-87782 I cut back on the oregano, but otherwise? They kick a$$.
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    A food diary sounds like a very wise idea. Dh knows he is free to eat whatever he wants outside the house but he can't bring it here. Hopefully he will stick to it. Does bacon have gluten? Please tell me it doesn't!!!!!!!!

    I do have a good recipe for oven fries. You soak them in vinegar water, two tablespoons in a bowl of water for 30 minutes before you bake them, then dry them off well and toss with warm oil and melted butter (or in our house, fake butter) then sprinkle with coarse salt and bake at 400, turning them after about 20 minutes. They are really, really good, though probably can't beat fried fries.
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    Bacon is safe!!! But you should always check labels. For my youngest, food dyes and artificial preservatives do a huge number on his mood. and some kids are sensitive to dairy AND soy, making it hard to judge if dairy was a problem or not - if you sub everything with soy
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    Yes, I have been wondering about the soy. We basically replaced dairy with soy and when we got those great calm days and it really seemed like taking out the dairy was helping and then downward spiral, well, I thought the HUGE increase in soy might be having the negative effect. I really, really, really wish there was a good reliable test for food sensitivities. It would make it so much easier. I like Beelers bacon, no preservatives, but I suppose turkey bacon is healthier on many levels.
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    Well, I reacted to pork on the tests I took. My first few months the only protien I had was soy, turkey and lamb.

    I did the Alcat test - they have a website, but it took me years to work through all the false positives. I also went to an allergist . . . .where I reacted to 90% of the foods he tested me for. The allergist was covered by insurance but that Alcat was not. The Alcat is supposed to be a sensitivity test. I think for me the gluten was the biggest factor, making me overreact to everything else.
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