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General Discussion / Thyrocsin
« on: July 12, 2014, 06:37:20 AM »
My Naturopath prescribed Thyrocsin for me. I had my T4 checked and it is at 2.4..which to my medical doctor is "within normal range". I refuse to accept that so went to my Naturopath. I definitely have symptoms of hypothyroidism and most noticeably weight gain and not losing. Anyone take this supplement? If so, your thoughts?

Personal Diaries / Re: One year status report
« on: June 19, 2014, 06:25:18 PM »
Wow...that is wonderful results!

Personal Diaries / Re: Finally weight is moving!!
« on: June 15, 2014, 06:12:24 AM »
Good morning everyone
Another update and again not successful!! I am so frustrated and tired of trying to figure out what is going on with difficulty losing weight and feeling well!! I tried the SFL plan as indicated and three months later only 3-4 lbs down!! Even with frustrations I am still
wheat free. My Naturopath started me on a product called Rhodiola for helping with anxiety and sleep. I finally set my retirement date as early fall...should decrease stress! I haven't really eliminated the dairy but may need to do this? How long does it usually take to see results from omitting dairy?

I received my thyroid test results- TSH - 2.45..up from last result of 1.73 and my Dr says this is in normal range. However, Dr Davis says different. Now waiting results of free T3 and started to check am temp. I wake up some mornings thinking " great, I had a great sleep and no GI issues, then this morning back to square one..awake several times, dull headache, tummy distress and can't see how I could have been exposed to wheat? Did have extra cream& cheese throughout the day. Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Personal Diaries / Finally weight is moving!!
« on: April 12, 2014, 06:09:19 AM »
To update re my unsuccessful 1 year journey wheat free:As I mentioned previous, my main reason for becoming wheat free was for weight loss, tried numerous suggestions from others and finally desperate with my weight higher than it ever was went back to my former healthy eating coach and yes, I was trying the extra fat, etc,etc. Within one week, my weight is down 4.5 lbs!! My coach just tweaked my menu, healthy fats but not overdoing it as I was eating nuts/cheese more than I should .
So not sure that increasing fat works for everyone. My SFL( Simply for life Plan) may be easier to maintain now after I lose the weight because I do plan to remain wheat free. Will keep you updated on progress. Thanks to all for your support!

Personal Diaries / Still very little results
« on: March 08, 2014, 04:57:17 AM »
Well, it has been a year since I started this wheatfree lifestyle and my weight belly is still there. I am at least 35 lbs overweight  and yes, it was my main reason for picking up the book stating " lose the wheat, Lise the weight". I guess I was lucky that I had very few health issues so don't see a major improvement in the few ailments that I have i.e. Sore knees, back. I have tried most of the things that are suggested when weight loss doesn't occur. Frankly, I am tired of the 'try this, try that'!! I plan to go back to my "Simply for Life" coach ( successful plan in the past but didn't stick with it) but at least I lost weight.

Good luck to everyone here. I think that there is no one magic bullet, basically it is what works for you and makes you feel well. I cannot support a WOE that simply does not work for me!

Introduce Yourself to the Wheat Free Forum / Re: Desperate and searching!!
« on: February 15, 2014, 06:07:11 AM »
Welcome Cats
I second what Vibe said. I have been WF for a year( in 2 weeks) and have not lost weight, just small gradual health changes. My naturopath is helping me discover why no weight loss and gave me a 5 day low inflammatory meal plan and it was effective...4.5 lbs in 5 days.. I have a phone consult on Monday to determine where to from here! I started a exercise program ( Walk at Home)..excellent but went at it with a vengeance and result inflamed knees/leg! Chiro to the rescue! So it is about more than wheatfree and you just have to find what works for you.

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Hard Times
« on: February 10, 2014, 02:41:02 PM »
Wishing you all the best.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: to die for chocolate ice cream
« on: February 02, 2014, 04:58:44 AM »
Vibe, sounds yummy. I'm having baked beans today, certainly not WB friendly, however, I do not plan to give up all my favorite food. My mom ate them for many of her 91 years and she is after all 91!!!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Supplements
« on: January 30, 2014, 03:52:02 AM »
I always find that my Naturopath is a good resource. We do need to be careful about taking supplements without guidance, while they are technically not medication it is still something you are putting in your body. Also would caution taking Vit K with blood thinners without advice. Just my humble opinion.

Wheat Free Tips / Re: coffee and gluten sensitivity
« on: January 29, 2014, 01:53:36 PM »
Not all flavoured coffee/ tea has wheat. I buy flavoured tea at a local health food store and it has gluten free on the package. If you go to some of the supplier websites for flavoured coffee, some are listed as gluten free.

Off Topic Discussions / Hair Dyes
« on: January 26, 2014, 05:44:24 AM »
Anyone know if there are hair dye brands that are natural? I seem to have a sensitivity to my hair dye! It seems to have developed in the past few years.

Personal Diaries / Re: Me, myself and my wheat belly
« on: January 26, 2014, 05:39:43 AM »
Last sentence should read" so much more" not "south"!!!

Personal Diaries / Re: Me, myself and my wheat belly
« on: January 26, 2014, 05:38:08 AM »

Glad to know that I'm not alone with emotional eating, Vibe!! I just can't get back to feeling motivated since the holidays. My main reason for this WOE was to lose weight and I've gained instead! It will soon be a year and when I have indulged it has not been very much, so frustration has set in. I bought a Light Therapy lamp yesterday to see if it may be SAD that is my problem as I seem to feel like this every winter...had my first session this morning. I have been trying to follow my Naturopaths eating plan and have been successful with dropping the dairy and really limiting wine. Could eggs be part of my problem? As I have mentioned on this forum in the past, it is south more than just losing the wheat!

General Discussion / Re: Wheat Belly Lifestyle Institute
« on: January 12, 2014, 06:34:57 AM »
I also agree!! After having purchased the three books, I think that for someone like me who has not had great results, there should be access to some nutritional advice without paying more memberships!! The same goes for all the other sign up for their websites and get tons of emails promoting their products!! At least if you join a weight loss group, you do have access to a consultant and you get what u pay for...that's my rant for today!!

General Discussion / New year start!!
« on: January 05, 2014, 02:00:51 PM »
Gained back all 12.5 lbs and more that I initially lost with WF lifestyle! As I mentioned in another post, have been vigilant most of the time. Beautiful day here post blizzard so DH and I went snow shoeing in the fresh snow and we can do so from our front yard! I bought the new WB cookbook and discovered missing pages so returned the book today for a replacement, when the sales lady checked they had a number there with the same issue so was lucky to get one!

I just made the vanilla custard, a little too sweet so will decrease sweetener next time,also purchased a food processor and mixed plain goat milk yogurt, blueberries, xylitol and cocoanut...tastes very good. Just want to see if cutting dairy will help with the process. I will also have to give up the glass of red wine for awhile!

I am determined to stick with it!!!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Supplements
« on: January 04, 2014, 05:38:35 AM »
I got a yoga mat for Christmas and some props with a DVD earlier. I would like a good beginners yoga as the DVD seems a little complicated. Any suggestions for sites/YouTube? I live in Canada where we just had a major blizzard!!!so would rather not go out after work for classes! Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Happy New Year.....
« on: January 01, 2014, 12:54:19 PM »
Happy New Year everyone!!! Spending this holiday watching the winter hockey classic game between the Maple Leafs and Red Wings!!

General Discussion / Re: Sceptical no more!!
« on: December 29, 2013, 01:24:54 PM »
Barbara and scrupulousgirl
Thank you for your comments. I have not had any reaction to other foods and very mild reaction to wheat consumption in the past e.g. Sinus congestion/headache.
I started the WF lifestyle very enthusiastically, I initially lost 12 - 13 lbs( all gained back)!! Obtained relief from chronic sinus infections and felt a little better health wise. I did stop taking statins. I became discouraged by the weight issue and having to consider removing dairy as well as looking at many other possible deterrents! Cravings have never completely disappeared.
I do eat out at least once per week and try to be as WF as possible. My usual daily menu:
1/2 cup blueberries, 3 eggs, coffee with cream for breakfast,
Cheese or almonds around 10am, left overs from last night dinner for lunch with 2% iogo cocoanut yogurt & flavoured herb tea, chicken/fish/meat with veggies for dinner, glass of red wine and WB dessert.

I'm thinking that I need to up my water(May only get 500 - 1000ml most days), up my fat intake( difficult), try dairy free? difficult to find substitutes, any other suggestions would be most helpful.


General Discussion / Sceptical no more!!
« on: December 29, 2013, 09:02:01 AM »
Well, I have to say that I have been very sceptical about this WF lifestyle.
I think it comes from being a nurse and all the things I believed in the past!
So this leads me to...I have been ( mostly WF) since Feb 2013
with no miraculous results! Anyway having had small amounts of wheat in the past months, I, I don't believe the side effects are as dramatic as some I over indulged in treats
containing wheat..woke up with horrific heartburn!! Not well at all the next day, felt like a
hang over from my past! I'm not sure why it is taking so long for me to see results especially weight loss, but I will start afresh in the new year, buy Dr Davis's new book (today)and see if I can make better progress!! So you could say, I'm finally a believer!

Off Topic Discussions / Re: Supplements
« on: November 28, 2013, 10:03:57 AM »
Question: if WF is a healthy way of eating, why
all the supplements? Just wondering?

General Discussion / Re: New "wrinkle" in the mix...high BP
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:22:07 AM »
I had two surgeries in the past for chronic sinus infections.
Usually had a infection once or twice each year. I also used Flonase nasal
spray daily. Since starting WF, rare to have symptoms and no more Flonase!!

General Discussion / Re: Book: Why We Get Fat by Gary Taubes
« on: November 06, 2013, 03:49:41 AM »
Yes, Vibe, I feel the same...especially with eggs. I am also trying to restrict / eliminate dairy.

General Discussion / Re: Good News and Bad News
« on: November 03, 2013, 06:19:50 AM »
Are you finding that even without the wheat, eating/drinking
dairy over rides the benefits that could be derived from
being WF? As I mentioned in past posts, I
am now WF for 8 months. I can't say that I
have experienced any great benefits except from sinus problems.
Gained back 7 lbs, not sleeping well, etc.
I guess I have been thinking that dairy can be responsible?
I have decreased it somewhat but am including some. As you said
Lyra, I go a few days without dairy and then drift back.
I am getting a tad discouraged!!

I'm a nurse and work with the frail elderly so
yes, there is a place for vaccines. I advocate for this
with my staff regularly. So, while this eating plan
can be good for us, there is still a place for
some medical intervention, all in moderation..
we should be cautious and not think that this
is the cure to all!!

General Discussion / Re: Dairy
« on: October 20, 2013, 02:01:54 PM »
Thanks, everyone for the great tips! I'm thinking
that it is a combination of the wine and dairy plus
hidden exposure to wheat. I am going to follow
my Naturopath's suggestions( she asked me to
do it for 3 weeks). She also gave me info on
Adrenal Fatigue. I have been under extreme stress in the
past few years. I am usually so exhausted at the end of my
work day that I don't get an opportunity to
participate in this forum until weekends.
It is a great place for information and support!!

I will let u know how things go with my elimination
eating plan.

General Discussion / Dairy
« on: October 20, 2013, 07:35:33 AM »
A couple of questions:
I'm not seeing the benefits of the wheatfree
life style as are most people on this forum( still
experiencing sinus symptoms in the morning
 brain fog , low energy, went for
a walk yesterday and had so much discomfort in
my left leg,very small weight loss in 7 months, etc. so I am wondering if the following may be the issue?
1) Dairy - eat a lot of cheese, some cream milk & yogurt, chocolate
2) eat out at least once per week
3) work stress- may be time to retire!!
4) 1 wine /day
My Naturopath has suggested eliminating dairy,
1 cup caffeine daily and eliminating certain vegs/fruits for a
short period.
Any thoughts?


General Discussion / Re: High HDL, high everything!
« on: October 08, 2013, 05:05:50 PM »
Hi Lynda
How much carbs are you eating? Did you consider consulting a Naturopath? I received the results of my labs for the first time since eliminating wheat 6 months ago and discontinuing Crestor 2 months ago. I am quite pleased even though some are high:
Chol Total - 8.34, TRIG - 0.77, HDL - 2.32 !!, LDL - 5.68, Ratio - 4,
The LDL is a little concerning, but since I fall in the low risk category, I'm not concerned. My Dr thinks that I should still be taking a statin but I'm not convinced. I also told him that my mom is 90, grandmother lived to 102 and great grandmother to 104!! I did, however,see a difference since I decreased the sugar's especially with the Trig's.

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Wheat free Apple Crisp ideas?
« on: October 06, 2013, 05:05:59 PM »
Thanks so much!! I made it and substituted
cocoanut oil for the other and Splenda
for sweetener, added cream from cocoanut

Wheat Free Recipes / Wheat free Apple Crisp ideas?
« on: October 06, 2013, 07:12:50 AM »
Anyone have a recipe for a wheatfree Apple
crisp? Thanks in advance!

General Discussion / The negative health effects of sugar
« on: October 05, 2013, 04:47:55 AM »
I saw a show last night on a program called
the Fifth Estate on the negative effects
of sugar on ones health. You can find more
info at Very interesting, now
maybe they should do one about wheat?

Thanks everyone for the are all
a great support!
Randal, to answer your questions; I
don't mind telling my age, soon to be 57.
Height - 5'2 and 167 lbs. ( aim to be 137 - 140).
Always exercised, however because of
a very stressful job and a number of life issues
this past year, only occassional walking..often
too exhausted at the end of the day to think about it.
So to sum up: in the past 5 years: new relationship,
moved to a new province( left behind family
& friends), new job with much more responsibility, and super worries about
a 24 yr old son(in another province!).Always been very
conscious about what I eat and exercise...just
need to figure out how to get past this plateau..oh,
water, again either no time in my day, always on
the run! I suspect that the comments about
adrenal fatigue may be a thought?
I did find grass fed meat and free range eggs at
a market yesterday, so that is a good thing!

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been
wheatfree for almost 7 months. I don't feel a
big difference physically...and no more weight loss,
as a matter of fact gained 2-3 lbs over the summer.
Just a few questions: how much do you think
load of stress would impact on feeling better/weight loss?
Some things I may not be doing right: flavoured coffee,
occassional "more than" recommended amount of
carbs, grain fed meats.
I will be getting my labs done this coming week
for the first time since going wf and dropping
a statin, going to a market to check out grass fed meats.
My typical day: 3- 4 eggs with cocoanut oil,
few blueberries, probiotics at breakfast,
Coffee, mid morning- coffee, sometimes cheese,
new found snack - enerjive Quinoa Skinny crackers,
Lunch - meat, salad or veggies, Greek cocoanut yogurt
Snack - sometimes- Almonds or cheese, Dinner - meat/ veggies
dessert( cheesecake/ PB pie from WB, occassional
low fat frozen yogurt. Some days less than 1 L of water.( I know
not good!!).. glass or two red wine.
I did see a Naturopath who gave me a
meal plan to eliminate dairy( and other foods on a
temp basis) 1 caffeniated beverage,etc...
May need to go there? Thanks for reading this
long winded post! Anyone else with similar

General Discussion / Re: Suggestions most welcome
« on: August 31, 2013, 05:07:35 AM »
Thanks to you all for the great suggestions!
I talked to him about some of this and
hope some of it sticks with him.He is attending
a support group soon.

General Discussion / Suggestions most welcome
« on: August 25, 2013, 05:20:12 AM »
I'm wondering if anyone would have suggestions
for a WF menu for a 24 yr old young man
living away from home? That would be my son
who is experiencing numerous issues( I'm
sure) made so much worse by wheat.
He eats 3 - 4 slices of toast for breakfast,
never feels full.He is  experiencing depression,
because of the recent loss of his dad and
dog. I feel that if he could get rid of the wheat
it would be a great start. Any suggestions
would be much appreciated! Thanks.

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: July 06, 2013, 05:36:47 AM »
I added a pancreatic enzyme with the
Acidophilis and even after taking the last
dose of Pantoloc, I am feeling a
lot better!! I also added Omega 3 and
Iodine. I have my Naturopath appt in two
weeks so will see if I'm on the right track.
Thanks for your awesome support...still

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: July 02, 2013, 05:45:34 PM »
Thanks everyone for the support. I plan to see
a Naturopath and will keep you posted.

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:55:54 AM »
Thanks, Randal..after reading the link in your
post above, I plan to do just that!

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: July 01, 2013, 04:54:06 AM »
Pain mid chest(not cardiac!), bloating, gas
...typical ulcer symptoms. I had been wheat free
for about 3 1/2 months prior to the symptoms&
would have anticipated they would have occurred

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: June 30, 2013, 06:12:29 PM »
Supplements: Acidophilus 10 billion caps
2-3 daily ( last 5 days), Vit D 2000iu each day.
Pantoloc - only medication...dropped Crestor
Because of muscle pains.

General Discussion / Re: Continued Gastric Issues
« on: June 30, 2013, 05:23:47 PM »
My typical day:
Breakfast- 1 whole egg, 3 egg whites, mashed
with CO or butter and a cup of blueberries
occassionally, Udis Gluten free bread.
Decaf coffee/almond milk with 1 tsp honey.
Mid morning - Almonds or cheese
Lunch- left over chicken or beef with veggies
Chia pudding made with almond or cocoanut
Herbal tea 2-3 times each day.
Dinner- chicken/salmon or pork chops with
Veggies. sometimes WB cheesecake, WB
Biscuits with fruit.

General Discussion / Continued Gastric Issues
« on: June 30, 2013, 05:59:47 AM »
Still struggling with gastric issues...still wheat
free. It has been 2 weeks since I started
taking Pantoloc. I have to be extra cautious
about what I eat. I did start taking apple
cider vinegar and believe it or not, more effective
than Pantoloc! Any suggestions would be most
helpful!! Anyone else experience gastritis
after several months of wheat free?

General Discussion / Re: Total Failure
« on: June 26, 2013, 02:27:49 PM »
Unfortunately, because of my gastric issues
I can't tolerate extra fat....maybe because
I have been low fat/fat free for years..anyway
whatever is going on my epigastric
distress is frustrating. Just started Acidophilus
and notice a difference, not sure to attribute
it to that or the Pantoloc. I will remain wheat
free because it is not difficult, however
would just like to feel better. Oh, yes absolutely
miss my red wine and the decaf coffee ( headache)
from caffeine withdrawal!!

General Discussion / Re: Total Failure
« on: June 23, 2013, 05:54:47 AM »
I have to say that I agree with you! I have been
Wheat Free for 4 months. Initial loss of
10 lbs...last 2 months 0.
As for feeling better, my sinus syjmptoms
have gone( managed before by a steroid). I have not experienced a
lift in mood, increased energy or decreased
joint pain. As for gastric, was in the ER
on Wed night with chest pains that was diagnosed
as Esophagitis!Have started on Pantoloc
And still feeling miserable. I have to say I was
feeling better before WB.
I work full time and more,so if I have to
be researching this and studying that, sorry
to say don't have time for it.
On my initial read of the WB book, I thought
this is great.While it seems to work for some,
I don't think we can say that"one size fits all"!
My experience will certainly not convince
my physician that this way of eating is best...just
my opinion and if anyone can suggest how
to do things differently it would be greatly appreciated!

Food Elements / Re: Coconut oil
« on: June 19, 2013, 06:56:03 PM »
Has anyone experienced digestive problems from Cocoanut oil? I have been wheat free since the end of February and other than the occasional exposure to wheat have not knowingly consumed it. This past week I have experienced upset stomach, bloating and most uncomfortable, a gnawing pain in the upper gastric region that comes and goes. I just am not feeling the overall wellbeing that a number of people are reporting. I have a Dr's appointment tomorrow and just know that I will be facing a barrage of tests and medications! I am wondering maybe if it could be the increased fat?

General Discussion / Exposure to wheat after a wheat free period
« on: June 11, 2013, 03:34:58 PM »
Just wondering if anyone who has been
wheat free for a period and have been exposed
to wheat have experienced distressing
symptoms? I have been wheat free since
the end of Feburary and eat out at least
once each week. This past weekend after
eating out, I experienced abdominal distress,
slight headache, brain "fog" and terrible mood
swings. Is this really possible?

Wheat Free Recipes / Re: Basic Bread recipe
« on: May 29, 2013, 05:49:57 PM »
I made the basic bread recipe twice. I did
use the five eggs and like the taste. I slice
the bread and freeze it in individual slices.
It has a nutty taste that is not unpleasant.
I have also toasted it and added natural
Peanut to try as a topping
...cream cheese!!

General Discussion / Re: Never hungry
« on: May 20, 2013, 08:55:58 AM »
Yes, Joan,it is a statin. I've been on it about
three years and really don't want to be.
I finally decided that I will stop it and see
how my cholesterol level looks in a month or so.
Maybe I will also feel better?

General Discussion / Re: Never hungry
« on: May 18, 2013, 08:46:55 AM »
I am not as hungry as before going wheat free but I enrolled in a healthy eating program before reading Wheat Belly and it advocates eating low carb/low fat and eating every 3-4 hrs. I lost 10 lbs in the first two months but stalled in the last month. I have not experienced a lot of the health benefits that others have except my chronic sinusitis has all but disappeared( great for allergy season!!). I still experience muscle discomfort in my shoulders, leg cramps, etc. The only medication I take is Crestor...could that be the culprit?...any thoughts? I am tapering this medication and plan to discontinue prior to my next blood work and Dr's visit.

General Discussion / Re: Happy Mother's Day
« on: May 12, 2013, 06:08:38 AM »
Happy Mothers Day to you and other mom's as well. Have a great day!!

Wheat Free Tips / Spaghetti Squash
« on: May 11, 2013, 02:12:40 PM »
I just tried Spaghetti Squash as a substitute for spaghetti noodles, with a homemade spaghetti sauce...very good!!

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