Monthly Archives: July 2012

I’ve Lost It

Nature’s “Energy Bar”… eat more fruit!

I’ve gone bananas.  Yes, it’s true.

I’m officially a gluten-intolerance crazed person.

Not a news flash you say?

Well if it’s possible, I’ve taken it to a new level.

I am now, not above talking to complete strangers about gluten intolerance.

Uh oh.

Yep.  I know…

We went to the pool this weekend, and during our normal “everyone goes potty before we step foot into the pool area…” I see this mother, with her child…

and the rash on her elbows was UNmistakable.

My heart sank…

“I wonder if she knows….”  I thought.

She walked out, and I gathered my 4 bathing beauties and headed out to relax and have fun.

I settled into my chair… minutes went by… then an hour.  I saw that lady… again, and again.

The Holy Spirit kept tugging on me.

Sara… what if she has a gluten intolerance and has no idea?

Sara…  what if you’re the person who needs to talk to her?

Sara… are you going to just NOT say anything… and let her struggle… when you could maybe help point her in that direction?

Do you ever wonder where that button is to shut off that conversation in your head?  Well, we don’t really want to shut off the Holy Spirit, but sometimes we do try to avoid the conversation.

When it’s something I don’t like doing (like talking to complete strangers…)…  I really would have rather NOT spoken up, and that’s how I know – it’s not of me.  I would have stayed in my chair.

I’ll never see that woman again… I reasoned.

But I knew, God knew…

How could I NOT say anything?

Sara… I’m here with you…

OK.  We can do this.

As I got up, and walked over to this woman…I prayed… “Lord, help me have the words to say – to just mention this… Lord please help this woman to seek more answers for her health.  In Jesus name, Amen.”

“Excuse me,” I said.

“Yes….” the woman turned around.

“I couldn’t help but notice that rash on your elbows…” I started.

“Oh the psoriasis?” she answered, then crossing her arms in defense.

“Well, I noticed it, because my son had that… and well… we found out it’s more than that, and it’s from a gluten intolerance, and often goes with psoriasis,” I studdered to get the information out.

“Is it bothering you?” she touted back, still with her arms crossed.

“Oh no…no, it’s not bothering me.  Not in the least.  Like I said, my son had that… and several of our children actually… ” I comforted.  “We had been treating it topically and searching for an answer as to what was causing it, and some other problems.  It never seemed to go away.”

“What did you say it was again?” she inquired.

“Dermatitis herpatiformis,” I repeated.  “It’s very itchy, and gets worse when stressed, and the ingestion of gluten is the cause.”

She nodded.

I continued to tell her about other symptoms caused and related… and she patiently listened, as did her husband, as he also nodded – wide eyed.  She started to share other symptoms she had in line with the things I spoke of.

She shared that only one time the bumps had gone away, when her doctor put painful shots in them.  But within a month, they were back.  She also said that her doctor just recently ordered another, more powerful drug for her to get rid of it… that nothing was helping, but she was “so sick” in so many ways.

I share with her that my children’s rashes, AND my husband’s psoriasis went away after we went gluten-free.  As in, gone.

She just stared at me in amazement… “So what did you say the medicine was again?”

“No medicine,” I restated.  “Just avoiding gluten in all food, products and medicines…”

“Wow,” she said, standing in shock and turning to her husband.  “Wouldn’t THAT be something, if this was all caused by gluten.”

“Just look into it,” I prodded her.  “It might be worth your time.”

“I will…” she said.  “I definitely will… thank you.”

I apologized for interrupting her day, but I felt at peace knowing I did the right thing.  She seemed genuinely appreciative.  I’ve been praying for answers for her – and for an open-minded doctor who will listen, and truly help her get lasting help.

I’ve been telling my husband that I need a card for weeks (and no, NOT for my blog… ) But something I can give people to point them in the right direction when it comes up in conversation… because amazingly it seems to keep “finding me” – and I want to be prepared.  I don’t believe that’s chance.

The best part of the conversation was when she looked down while I was talking and mid-sentence said, “I like your necklace.”

(It was the necklace I usually wear… a brushed silver rectangluar shaped charm with a cross shape cut out of the rectangle.)

I just pray God will use this situation in a way that brings Himself glory.

Did I mention I can’t believe I did that?  Oh wait… it’s because I didn’t.

Thank you God for the strength to do the impossible.  Not my will but Yours.

“Everyone who believes that  Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and  everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of Him.   By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments.   For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments.  And His commandments are not burdensome.   For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world.  And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.   Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God?”

1 John 1-5

The Perfect Mix

Pineapple Salsa

I keep seeing lots of fruits and veggies together.  Fruit salsas and the like… it’s a great way to spice up your daily salad.

Then I saw one for pineapple, cumcumber, cilantro and red onion.

Hmmmm…. that looks good.

A little onion goes a long way with me.

It’s amazing how you can have one small piece of onion – in an entire meal… and an hour later.  You can taste that tiny onion… 

Whew!

So I chopped up:

– cup of pineapples

– a cup of fresh cucumber

– smallish handfull of cilantro

– … and skipped the onion.

It was recommended on grilled chicken, or pork, or mixed with tuna.  You could also use it as a dressing.

It was very refreshing!  What other fruit salsa topping do you enjoy?

“Make a tree good and its fruit will be good, or make a tree bad and its fruit will be bad, for a tree is recognized by its fruit.  You brood of vipers,   how can you who are evil say anything good?  For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.  A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in him, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in him.  But I tell you that everyone will have to give account on the day of judgment for every empty word they have spoken. For by your words you will be acquitted, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Matthew 12:33-37

Being Still in God

Yesterday my second son told me he was bad.

“What did you do?” I inquired… concerned that he had destroyed something and was feeling guilty, meaning he did something wrong.

“D – #1  won’t pitch to me,” he said sadly.

“Well…  that certainly doesn’t make you BAD,” I comforted.

I went on to explain that others don’t determine our worth, nor do we look to circumstances to bring us joy or discontent.  We discussed behavior not defining us, vs. our eternal soul’s state…

Our JOY is in the Lord.

Then I thought about myself.

I know my joy is in the Lord…

but how often do I let others make me feel like I am suddenly less than what God has created me to be?

How easily do I compare the life God planned for me, with one the world tries to sell me as what I should be doing?

Too often.

I’m anything but perfect, but insecure – I am not.

My security.  My hope, and my worth… are all in God. 

Circumstances and people cannot change that.

However, I am a sensitive person… so I’d be lying if I said I never hurt for the hearts of those who can’t understand…. or refuse to accept, reject, or ignore us.

It’s easy to feel radical sometimes, in small town America.  My husband and I often laugh that if we lived in a bigger area – no one would think a thing about how we live (in all aspects) are strange.  Not that we’d “blend in”… but we wouldn’t be so much in the minority as we are sometimes.  We are hardly radical.

For us, it comes down to our personal responsibility to God.

Most people would rather NOT be responsible anymore, nor take a stance on things.  They want to push a button, escape, and disconnect from real relationships.  They’ll choose the easy road vs. making investments and taking risks – and most would rather just be fake in order to NOT be stressed, uncomfortable or inconvenienced.  They will not be slowed down.  They want to take a magic pill to dissolve all of the poor food choices they continue to make.

It’s NOT easy being healthy for Him.

But God didn’t promise easy.

Next time you feel like complaining.  Click this, and count your blessings – and BE STILL.  Our trials are not without purpose, we can reflect His glory in all circumstances.  While I’m not a fan of the term, “pay it forward.” I do believe we have a responsibility to support an encourage other brothers and sisters in Christ in whatever way we can.

We will never be GOOD enough on earth, but we should never stop trying to please our heavenly Father.

On that note… we made some yummy gluten-free/dairy-free banana/PB “ice cream” together – and all was good again.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”

Psalm 46:10

Working Out, Air-Force Style

Oh Bob, Bob, Bob…  funny boy.

I really enjoy that he can make me laugh in a workout… because that’s really what you need when you’re feeling like you can’t go on, and hurt in every way.

Comic relief is essential in life.  At least in MY life.  It’s good medicine.

This week I learned something NEW – which is probably old hat to those in the military…

Bob called it the “Air-Force Style” of training.  It combined circuits of moves, and burpies in-between each circuit.  It looked like this:

Warm up for 5 minutes

4 burpies

ONE MINUTE Right arm presses

4 burpies

ONE MINUTE – Left arm presses

4 burpies

ONE MINUTE – Goblet squats

4 burpies

ONE MINUTE – Jumping lunges

4 burpies

ONE MINUTE – Plank hold

ONE MINUTE REST

Start with burpies again… and REPEAT 2 MORE TIMES!

Cool Down

Obviously, you can throw in whatever moves you want – but the burpies in-between, sure were a “treat” to look forward to.  (Don’t forget to give a happy jump and clap at the top!)  The entire workout was about 30 minutes, but without instruction – and based on your warm up or cool down you could get it done in 20-25 minutes.

** Also, on the weighted presses – even though you were working ONE arm at a time, you held BOTH weights for balance.

“Blessed is the one who finds wisdom,
    and the one who gets understanding,
for the gain from her is better than gain from silver
    and her profit better than gold.
She is more precious than jewels,
    and nothing you desire can compare with her.
Long life is in her right hand;
    in her left hand are riches and honor.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness,
    and all her paths are peace.”

Proverbs 3:13-17

Living With Health

The Aug./Sept. issue of Living Without magazine.

Who knew that the magazine, “Living Without” – could really empower you to living with HEALTH!

Each month I’m so encouraged by the articles in this magazine, and I feel like their writers, know me – or other people I know…

I love that.

It’s true that the best person to listen – is someone else who has been there.  It’s so encouraging to read another’s struggle, and be comforted that someone else understands that without nodding while thinking…”you’re a head case”.

Several of the articles have spoken to me, and touched my heart over the months – but none like the one of the two doctors, who both ended up being diagnosed with celiac disease from the Jun/Jul issue, “All In The Family: Celiac Disease.”

While it took the husband almost 20 years of symptoms and struggles to get that “golden standard” diagnosis, his wife’s process was later in life, and easier to attain – given his struggle.  Together, both being doctors – realized how wide-spread the levels of gluten intolerance are – and they wanted to be the voice in the medical community.  They want it to be one of the first things doctors check out when they’re running down their “most common” causes of symptoms – specifically inflammation, of any kind.

Fabulous!!

We definitely need more of that around!

Interesting article about how some celiacs are upset with the gluten-light/fad dieting going on. On the other side of the page, my favorite online store – Vitacost!!

Living Without has some great information all over their website.  You can sign up for a free regular emailing they send out with recipes and information as well as they share a quick start guide for those wanting to learn more about going gluten-free.  They also have a special section for those who have children with ADHD, or learning disabilities and are looking at going gluten-free.

Just a reminder – if you have very strong sensitivities, or have been recently diagnosed with celiac disease – they recommend a few important changes in your kitchen to rid your house of gluten flours:

– Clean out and vacuum all drawers and cupboards

– Throw out or donate all contaminated wooden spoons, (or porous cookware that was previously used with gluten products)

– Buy a few toaster

– If you own a bread machine, buy a new one – (that flour gets in everything, and after yesterday – you KNOW what  a “dusting” does to me… still dealing with the inflammation of that – day 4)

I realize, some of these things can be expensive… and this can’t be an over night process for many – but having goals on getting well, and making change are helpful.  Set your plan in motion!

“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Proverbs 16:3

Cross Contamination? It Happens.

A burrito bowl from Chipotle! A little brown rice, some black beans, pico, and veggies and lettuce… what could have gone wrong?

What IS cross contamination?

It can mean a few different things actually…

#1 – When you have a gluten intolerance, it can mean something else that acts “like a gluten” in your system.  Those “Cross Contaminates” cause similar effects (to what gluten does) in your body.  The proteins look “similar enough” to gluten – to your system – and your T-cells can attack them, like they would gluten…making you sick, and causing inflammation.  This is why sometimes people STILL don’t feel well when they remove only gluten.  It’s because they have other “Cross Contaminates” acting like gluten in their bodies.  When they have a leaky gut – those CC often go right into their blood stream – causing major issues, as you might imagine.  Often times the CC is lactose or casein, but it can be a whole host of others… for me, it was roasted things – coffee and nuts, as well as corn. (Corn technically does have a gluten, because it’s grain, and it is a confirmed inflammatory in the system.  It’s just not one of the ones celiacs are specifically to avoid.).  Trying to avoid corn and gluten isn’t the easiest task in the world – but I do feel so much better when I’m NOT on those things.  That includes (sniff) my dear, sweet potato chips.

#2 – It can be when you are having a “gluten-free” meal – at a restaurant or away from your gluten-free kitchen, and some wheat, barley, rye flour get in whatever it is you’ve ingested.  This is why “gluten-free” meals that are in restaurants without “gluten-free kitchen training”  can be very misleading and dangerous to those who have severe gluten intolerance.

Take me for example.  I excitedly went to Chipotle for the first time last week.  Yes – as in, the first time… EVER in my life.

I ordered a completely gluten-free dish.

They have pretty good practices at Chipotle for persons with celiac disease/gluten intolerance.

No flour should have been around my food… but….

I ended up sick.  

As I recalled what might have happened in the process – here is what I see could have gone wrong:

A server – takes off his gloves, washes his hands – and replaces his gloves.  Grabs my bowl (should have grabbed one from the bottom), and then puts my food in… while he’s grabbing the spoons full of food – this “clean” gloves are grabbing spoons that have been touched by gloves covered in”flour”.  Then they grab some tongs to get my lettuce out, and I notice the other server – grabbing lettuce with her hands.  OBVIOUSLY not a good practice as now the lettuce is all contaminated.

I’m not sure what’s more unsettling.  That something that tasted so good made me so sick, OR that I ate it to days in a row… so what my husband convinced me was “just fatigue” half way into the first day, built into a nasty swelling cycle that night after I consumed MORE – with major  bloating, pain, muscle and joint pain as well as neuropathy.  I wish I could explain the brain shaking feeling – but it’s scary enough, I really hope no one knows what I’m talking about!  I looked like I’m 5 months pregnant again – and the pain the days after are not pleasant.  Focused thinking/talking is about impossible.

Please, be careful out there.  I know it’s crazy that such a “little bit”, basically a dusting – can make one SO sick… but that’s honestly why I want those who are gluten sensitive to really consider their continued exposure to gluten CAN and will do to your system.  Some of the reactions you will see and feel (like mine) and some you won’t know until it’s too late.  I’m not sure which is worse – but it’s why gluten intolerance is such serious business if you’re genetically predisposed to a reaction.

Do I want to live in a bubble?  Obviously not.  I’m really TRYING.  But I’d be lying if I said it’s not a tad bit aggravating when I get knocked down like that.  Who has a few days a week to just toss out to worthlessness, and fatigue, grouchiness and pain?

Exactly – ME neither.

Back to my Aleve!  We have school starting TODAY – and we had a fun scavenger hunt to kick off our new year.  The children are EXCITED.  Gotta keep moving and SMILE!  THIS is the day the LORD has made – I am GLAD for that.

Have a great week!

“Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, 

whenever you face trials of many kinds, 

because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  

Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,

not lacking anything.”

James 1:2-4

Like It Hot?

Well if you’re living in the mid-west… you had better like it hot – because the extended forecast is looking anything BUT cool!  Whew.

We always start school the same time every year – This week.   But this year, I’m especially glad.  It’s crazy hot, and our kids need something to do, since they’re inside all day most days with weather like this!

So… speaking of HOT.  My boys like a little BBQ sauce now and then.  I’m not a huge fan myself, but I obviously want a better option for those I love, who do!

There are a few things to watch out for in condiments – gluten, high fructose corn syrup, and MSG.

Here’s a brand we enjoy, available from our local food co-op.

This brand has none of the offenders included.  Make sure you read every label, and when in doubt?

Go without!

It’s so not worth the after effects.

Other condiments that often contain gluten or the other offenders:

Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup, Relish, Pickles… always read the labels!!!

“Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.  But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”

2 Peter 3:17-18

East to West – God Knows Best

Another great recommendation from my (mother of a celiac son) friend, Kori. These are often more expensive – but these product are WORTH it. Light, soft, moisture… full of great flavor with ZERO main allergens in the mixes. Fantastic product! 1,2,3 GLUTEN FREE!

You know the Scripture in Psalm 103, that says God loves us as much as from the east to the west He removes our transgressions far away from us?  Well this week, in our sermon – the pastor shared a visual lesson with a globe how you can go east – all the way around the globe, and you never stop going east.  Same thing with the west.  You can continue going all the way around, and you’re still going west.  Had God said, “I love you north to south”, that wouldn’t have meant the same thing (obviously)… as if you go north to the top – and go around the north pole to continue north, suddenly you’re going south towards the south pole…

You get the picture?

God said that … because before WE ” discovered” the world was round… HE knew it was round.

He meant what He said.  There is no end to His love for us.

I often marvel at how God simply shows us what to do, if we listen to Him.

I mean, truly listen.

The point is… that God is talking to us, directing us – are we listening to HEAR HIM SPEAK?  Do we trust in what He says?

God is powerful, way beyond our ways, and how our simple minds process.  Do we trust in that?

There are few things I’ve been fanatical about in my life…  but when something strikes a chord with me – just ask my friends, or siblings – WATCH OUT.  I have a hard time shutting up about something I believe in – that God fills me with confidence about.  I call that God-confidence, not self-confidence.  If channeled right – this can be a great thing – but it’s been known to drive a few people I love crazy now and then too.  {Being aware of that is part of my therapy}

Daily I ask God to give me eyes and hears to bring this topic up to others I see struggling, who could potentially have issues with gluten… and it’s been amazing how much He has allowed me to learn from others, and how He continues to put people in my life who were struggling with some type of health issue/ behavioral issues/auto immune disorder – ALL related to gluten.

Today, I got a great article from a good friend who is suspecting lots of symptoms related to gluten sensitivity.  Her husband is actually a grain specialist at a university – so he was definitely interested in researching this for their family – of whom a majority showed GS signs.

I cried with JOY tonight as they shared some more articles/studies he discovered in his research.  Articles of recent studies done or discussed just this year… about the time all of my 30 year struggles were coming to a peak.  {I have made it downloadable for you, just click on the link – and enjoy!  Another GREAT article for you to take to your doctor, who might be doubting that gluten issues are highly possibly reality for you.

God is so awesome.  He really is.  I marvel at His greatness, and I’m THANKFUL for His provision in this journey.  Thank you for reading – and for helping to educate others too!  May God continue to use us all to help one another be HEALTHY FOR HIM!

“…as far as the east is from the west,
so far has He removed our transgressions from us.”

Psalm 103:12

Sapone et al 2012_spectrum of gluten related disorders (1)
 
Summary:
“It is now becoming apparent that reactions to gluten are
not limited to CD, rather we now appreciate the existence
of a spectrum of gluten-related disorders. The
high frequency and wide range of adverse reactions to
gluten raise the question as to why this dietary protein
is toxic for so many individuals in the world. One possible
explanation is that the selection of wheat varieties
with higher gluten content has been a continuous process
during the last 10,000 years, with changes dictated
more by technological rather than nutritional reasons.
Wheat varieties grown for thousands of years and
mostly used for human nutrition up to the Middle Ages,
such as Triticum monococcum and T. dicoccum, contain
less quantities of the highly toxic 33-mer gluten peptide
[65]. Apparently the human organism is still largely vulnerable
to the toxic effects of this protein complex, particularly
due to a lack of adequate adaptation of the
gastrointestinal and immunological responses.
Additionally, gluten is one of the most abundant and
diffusely spread dietary components for most populations,
particularly those of European origin. In Europe,
the mean consumption of gluten is 10 g to 20 g per day,
with segments of the general population consuming as
much as 50 g of daily gluten or more [66,67] All individuals,
even those with a low degree of risk, are therefore
susceptible to some form of gluten reaction during their
life span. Therefore, it is not surprising that during the
past 50 years we have witnessed an ‘epidemic’ of CD
[68,69] and the surging of new gluten-related disorders,
including the most recently described GS [44,62]. This
review provides some rationale to explain these epidemiological
phenomena and expands our current knowledge
to gain more insights into gluten-related disorders.”
 
 

G-Free Tortillas or Pizza Crust

I wanted to share with you this delicious flour we tried when we had our HyVee “G-Free” birthday party last month.  The dietician shared a recipe that can be used for either tortillas, OR pizza crust.

Plus, its super simple – love that!

The Domata flour was from Hy-Vee.  It was $13.37 where we live, for the 4lb bag.

Gluten Free Flour Tortillas

(makes 8 tortillas that are gluten and casein free)

– 2 cups gluten-free all-purpose flour mix

– 1  1/2 tsp. xanthan gum

– 2 tsp. organic sugar

– 1 tsp. salt

– 1 cup warm water

* Add dry ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with hands

* Add cup of warm water to bowl and mix in dry goods with hand, until it is no longer dry

* Separate the dough into 8 pieces and roll each piece into a ball.

* Sprinkle a clean, flat surface with a bit of rice flour and then roll your dough ball into a roughly circular shape.  If these are tortillas, make them thin as possible.

* If this is a pizza crust, oil up hands and spread crust into desired shape.  Bake for 10 minutes at 350, then remove – and add toppings as normal, then bake at 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

* If this is for tortillas, throw thin shapes onto hot griddle with oil and let cook 1 minute or until it has started puffing up, and making some brown spots, flip and cook other side.

* Slide cooked tortilla onto a waiting plate and repeat until all are done.

Enjoy!

“Come, follow me,”   Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.”

Matthew 4:19

Buy Bulk & Invest in Your Life!

My daughter’s thought I had lost my mind when I started piling in the boxes of Van’s GF waffles and french toast sticks… but at $1.29 off a box… I just couldn’t resist! Always watch sales and stock up when possible!

When I say “invest in your life” … all I really mean is, your quality of life.

Do I truly believe you’re going to add any more days than God has ordained for you?

No.

But one could have the attitude of “live it up”…  eat it up, drink it up, smoke it up… we’re all going to get some type of cancer anyway.”

I was actually told of a Dr. who told their patient that… when “gluten sensitivity causing cancer” was brought up, they stated,  “Oh, everything causes cancer.”

Say Whaaaaaaaaa?

For starters???

That’s not true.

That sounds like a an ignorant generality to belittle the patient, and their genuine concerns.

Inflammation IS a huge cancer-causer,… and there are lots of different things can cause inflammation in your system.

THAT is true.

Do you never wear sun screen, because you could get cancer anyway?

Of course not.

Do you smoke and ignore warnings on the packages because, if you’re going to die of cancer – you’d like to choose your type of cancer?

No, we do what we can to take the best care of our bodies now… NOT because we’re taking them with us.  We’re doing it as an act of worship – and obedience to God’s call…  to take care of His temple.

So, when others tell me how expensive it is to make a choice to eat in a way that keeps your body healthy…

I think… “NO, actually – it’s a good investment in my health, I FEEL so much better and so does my family.”  It’s an easy decision for us…  simple?  Not always.

A friend recently share with me that her son heard on the radio, a daily talk show host said that going gluten-free was a new “fad diet” – because most people who THINK they have gluten sensitivity – don’t.  I loathe hearing things like this… I’m not sure what type of fad diet that would be – but it would be a short-lived one with as much time as this all takes.

No, it’s definitely NOT a fad.  For us, it’s for life.

To me, I begin to see how the numbers are skewed in a way, that we might not know for a very long time – just how vast this destructions lies, or how deep diseases like celiac are – simply due to the level of ignorance in some of the medical community, and the withdrawl of the patient from the process.

I’m not sure how that changes, through neurologists, MDs or GI doctors or when that will change?  I pray soon.  There are FAR too many people doing way too many tests with no answers… who DAILY are getting sicker and sicker as they continue to eat, breathe, and live gluten-FULL life – while it chips away at their immune system.

If there is a placebo effect “like that” – that eliminates dermatitis herpetaformis, rids my body of muscles cramps and other issues from malabsorption of vitamins, clears my head, and takes away all of our gut issues and chronic infections from the past 30 years….  than THAT must be one GREAT placebo effect!  {Now only if it would reverse some of the permanent effects the damage did!} 

*Shakes head*

It seems the doctors that are the MOST in tune with this process… are the ones who have gluten sensitivity issues themselves, or within their family.  Suddenly, it affects them – and we learn so much quicker that way!

“He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness.”

Hebrews 5:2

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