Giveaway for those with Celiac Disease  

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Check out the contests and giveaways at my other blog,
The contests are given by lds only but anyone can enter them! One thing in particular I wanted to point out is the free dining card that people with celiac disease or who need to avoid gluten for any reason can give to their food server to quickly help them understand just what you can and cannot eat. Very convenient for those who like to dine out.

If any of my readers run across a contest on an LDS/Mormon blog (I only make the distinction because it is a niche--there are already tons of contest blogs out there) please leave a comment on this blog or the other. If you do, I will post your blog address. Thanks so much!

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7 wise, witty and wonderful comments

I am just curious, do you have Celiac? You know it is genetic and it comes down through the Baldwins. Just wondering if anyone else in the family has issues with it.

August 5, 2008 at 7:16 PM

Yes, I knew that there are some in your family who have it--I don't know if I do or not. Right now I am just experimenting to see how much of a difference it makes if I stay away from gluten. Aunt Carma has trouble with wheat but for her it is not celiac, it is the fibromyalgia. So, we'll see. I sure do love the stuff, though!

August 5, 2008 at 7:28 PM

I have a particular sensitivity called dermititus herpediformus (sp)a close cousin to celiac, which is also what dad has. Janeth has always had Celiac. You really can learn to live and manage this incredibly frustrating malady. It is an auto-immune thing as is fibromyalgia so I wouldn't be surprised if staying away from wheat helps. Just make sure you check labels because there are an awful lot of things with wheat sneaking in. I also love the gluten laced little tasties. Lucky for us Chocolate isn't one of the offenders. MSG and iodine also trigger things in me so watch out for those also.

August 6, 2008 at 5:56 AM

I have a friend with celiac. I'll let her know...

Your spewing/toilet flooding stories are great (great to read, not great to clean up, I'm sure). It reminds me of hanging out with my all the ladies in my Mom's family, where this sort of talk is de rigeur dinner table talk.

Congrats on your book! I am green with envy!

I'll come back and visit again soon.

August 6, 2008 at 9:11 AM

Roxanne, yes, I have noticed that MSG and a lot of salt (iodine?) is a big problem for me as are preservatives. I will have to ask my doctor about your diagnosis--I thought your dad had straight celiac. Hey, and Beeswax, sorry I don't remember your name off the top of my head but thanks for the kind words and I really enjoyed reading your blog--I'll be back, too.

August 6, 2008 at 10:35 AM

I just checked out the Segullah personal essay contest, and on the homepage it says "no other submissions accepted." Just thought I'd let you know. Maybe I hsoudl have put this on your contest blog, but oh well.

August 6, 2008 at 9:20 PM

Jenny, thanks for letting me know--I am confused about that but it's not an unusual state of affairs. And here I just figured out what my essay was going to be about, too!

August 6, 2008 at 10:26 PM

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