Gluten Free Fish and Chips: from Ian Mead on 2008-10-16
I have recently returned from a few days in Dorset and would strongly recommend Alf's Fish & Chip shop at 2 Lynch Road Weymouth 01305 783342 where I had cod and chips cooked in the chip oil, so no possibility of contamination. Absolutely marvellous. Mostly take-away but Alf has two tables for anyone eating in the shop
Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Nikki on 2008-10-17
Wow I have just started gluten free 3 weeks ago, after the doctors just ignoring my tiredness etc and after many different medicines, I have become quite depressedand my cloitis is at its worst, after reading your story I cried with excitement, I am sure it is most of my problem and I am about to start some supplements from my naturopath so I am quite hopeful it will help. I use to run and go to the gym but the last 4 weeks have lapsed into hopelessness and depressed and moody and feel I will never feel happy again but you have given me encouragement, well done for you although I guess if you had of found out earlier it could of saved you from the operations. My brother had severe crohns for many years and is now in remission but lost half his bowel in the process, I have only had colitis for 3 years, most of the time it has been active and bloody frustrating, but I look forward to my diet now. Thanks Nikki
Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Nikki on 2008-10-17
Gluten free and go to a naturpath who has experience in the field, get a blood analysis done from the naturpath, I have been at my wits end I have been depressed and felt like dying had enough, works out I have low iron not absorbing Vit. B12 which causes depression and fatigue and food allergies , being tested in melbourne next week(aussie) I am, I know exactly how you feel I have had enough I just want the happy energetic me back. Nikki
P.S. Good Luck
Gluten Free Fish and Chips: from maybe on 2008-10-21
You can buy wonderful gluten free fish and chips in Hawes.North Yorkshire . Also cooked in separate fryer and a sitting in cafe with great staff. Good area to go for camping holidays or weekends away. There is also a gluten free freezer shop which supplies cakes,puddings, pastry,pork pies. steak pies and too many other goodies to mention
Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Christian on 2008-10-31
Just browsing and came across this topic. I had a year and a half long Ulcerative Colitis flare and it seemed like no matter what I tried I could not get it under control. I started experiencing pain furthur up in the intestinal tract that didn't feel like Colitis. After speaking with my doctor, he decided to test for Celiac Disease and sure enough, it turned out I had that as well. After a couple of months on a gluten free diet, my flare subsided and have been basically healthy for the past three years. I did catch the stomach flu, which triggered a small Colitis flare, but was able to keep it small and get back to normal in a couple of months. Not the easiest diet to follow, but well worth the results. You really start wondering how many people with Colitis also have Celiac Disease. It certainly made getting Colitis under control much easier on a gluten free diet
Re Gluten Free Fish and Chips: from saarh edwards on 2008-11-04
Just had absolutely delicious gluten free fish & chips from Youngers fish bar at 73 Caerphilly Road,Birchgrove,Cardiff, they cook gluten free fish &chips on the 1st and 3rd monday in the month,this was my first fish &chips for six years since being diagnosed with coeliac's and it was wonderful
epilepsy, seizures and gluten: from Marsha on 2008-11-20
I was diagnosed with seizures when I was 19, nearly 13 years ago...I struggled off and on for years before maintaining seizure free condition for 7 years on a very small dose of Topamax.
Four years ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac via a blood test. I have maintained a strict gluten free diet for those four years and all along suspected that the gluten caused the seizures.
Today a new Dr. told me I am siezure free and wants me to go off the medication completely.
I am convinced there is a strong correlation between gluten intolerance and some seizures. I would love to go back in time and let my 19 year old self know that. Obviously not ALL seizure disorders will be helped with a gluten free diet, but mine has. I will now embark on taking myself off drugs (Dr. Suggested) and seeing how that goes.
There needs to be more research in this area, but patients must learn to be their own best advocate now. Drug companies give too much money for Dr.s to overlook.
UK Gluten Free Beer: from tony kerr on 2008-12-04
Google st peters brewery for a crackin gluten free beer
Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Jeremy on 2008-12-08
I have been suffering from the syptoms for about a year, Just got diagnosed with UC about 4 months ago. Have pretty much been getting steadily worse and have not had any "remission" in over 6 months. The doc's have me on the steriods 30 mg a day and 9 colazal a day. I also take probiotic pill twice a day, as well as an aloe vera pill twice a day. None of this seems to be helping. Found your site while surfin the net for info. This makes some sense to me because about a year and a half ago I movede in with my girl friend and she is a big " health nut" and got me to cut back on the meats and pot. eat more of the wheats and grains. since my problems started after that, I have decided to try this gluten free diet out. Is there any info about how long till I start to get some relief? I started eating Low/no GLutens two days ago. Am planning on going No Gluten, just haven't gotten to grocery store yet or found everything I need. Any advice or hints you can give me would be helpful. I don't have the bad pains some of you talk about, just mild cramping and constantly RUNNING to the bathroom. This is awful hard since I am a farrier and am constantly in barns, alot of which don't contain bathrooms. It is seriously cutting into my income and life. So any advice you all have would be appreciated. Thank you. 38 year old male, ohio, usa
Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from E on 2008-12-11
My boyfriend was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis his sophomore year of high school. They put him on an exorbitant amount of pills and drugs that only seemed to sort of help. He lost a ton of weight and then gained a ton of weight when they put him on steroids. About 4 years ago he decided to experiment with diet. He's a research junkie and after reading about gluten intolerance he decided to give it a try. He's been gluten free (for the most part) and mostly symptom free since then. Just with in the past few days he's noticed some symptoms so I've been doing some research. His cousin was actually misdiagnosed with UC and then later they found out it was Celiac (by the same doctor). So he is going to get some more blood work done this month. This is all very interesting to me