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  • v OOLALA53
    I wish everyone who wanted to could get vaccinated tomorrow!
    1 day ago
    emoticon for your comment on my blog--"Don't Open This Can of Worms!" .. emoticon I am overwhelmed at the responses-and thank you for your friendship--It means the world to me!

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    2 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon SOmetimes we have to too or own horn, cheer ourselves on. Today let's remember all of the good things about ourselves. What is your best attribute? Focus on how wonderful you are! emoticon YAY YOU!!! Ruthie emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Good for you! If you want to have less pain and inflammation, go completely Gluten Free for awhile just to see.
    Gliadin is found in wheat and some other grains, including oats, rye, barley, and millet. People with celiac disease, Crohn's disease, and other conditions may be sensitive to gliadin in the diet. In these conditions, antibodies to gliadin can often be detected in the blood. I tried oats again, Quaker oats-the box that says GF, I got sick to my stomach when I ate them. Never again and I hated that, because I loved oats!
    You may not be intolerant like I found out I was, after a month completely off of it.
    But, Alot of experts are saying Gluten causes leaky gut syndrome too. You can't absorb nutrition with it.
    I hope you lose weight like we did. Everyone that I know and including us lost that puffy look ( I call it baby fat- especially in the face). You have that, just like we did. You will look more lean afterwards. We couldn't believe it when we lost 20 pounds in 3 months and had a leaner look. So 4 years later, we don't miss it at all. If I eat gluten, by accident , I either feel sick or arthritis is way worse. We even have GF pizza off and on, Frozen, called Against the Grain, best pizza ever!!!
    Have a great week. Happy Hiking! emoticon
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    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/1/2021 2:35:54 AM
    Thank you for reading my blog “… not Donna Reed” and sharing your story
    My big revelation as an adult was discovering that I could eat broccoli and cauliflower raw.
    Perfection as defined by others may not be possible, but we can all strive to become a more perfect version of ourselves.

    4 days ago
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