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Contest: Win an item from No Gluten Natural Girl Products

WE HAVE A WINNER !!!! Sue P

We are having another contest !!!!!!

Like our page and tell your friends to like our page on Facebook and once we hit “500 Likes” we will have a drawing and the winner will receive an item from our website.

https://www.facebook.com/noglutennaturalproducts

http://www.noglutennaturalgirlproducts.com/#!

Snack Food, whats your favorite?

No Gluten Natural Girl Products is thinking about added snack items to our business. Before we make our final decision, we want to know what you think about this item.

The name of the product is: Yogavive apple chips

What is this product:  It is a healthy snack that is made from highest quality USDA certified organic fruit. They are organic popped fuji apple chips. This snack is naturally sweet and it contains the nutrients of fresh fruit in a convenient snack.

Flavors available: Original, Strawberry, Cinnamon, Carmel, Peach, Garlic, and Ginger.

Sizes: Small bags = 1 apple and large bags = 5 apples

What certifications does this product have:  This product is USDA certified, EcoCert certified, Kosher certified, Halal certified, gluten-free, and certified vegan.  And, this snack has no added sugar!

Trial results:  No Gluten Natural Girl Products has put this item through their product review program and given free samples out to some of our customers.  What we have found is that younger children love this snack.  Ages 2-6 seem most interested in it.  Adults trials were split down the middle, some enjoying it and others saying they wouldn’t eat it for a snack.  Children seem to enjoy all flavors and adult seem not to not notice large differences in the flavors. Adults do seem impressed with how healthy it is and are pleased that children seem to enjoy this snack.

If you would like to learn more about this product you can visit the following web page:
http://www.yogavive.com/

Please take a moment to comment on this new product.  If you have tried yogavive apple chips before we would love to hear what you think of this product.  We would also love to hear, yes or no, would you be interested in us providing this snack as an option on our website. Better yet let us know what your favorite prepackage snack is.

Thanks for your time

Anyone know where I might find a good wig?

Some time ago I saw a red spot on my head, my hairdresser who is my husband’s cousin thought it could be irritation from a hair color I used.  Well we found two more red patches on my head and no hair is growing in the red patches. Long story short I can now add Alopecia Areata to the list of issues I have. Alopecia Areata is a condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the hair follicles. Sound like my Sjögren’s syndrome which is another chronic autoimmune disease in which people’s white blood cells attack their moisture-producing glands. My body just doesn’t like me anymore.

Alopecia Areata usually starts with one or more small, round, smooth bald patches on the head and can eventually cause complete hair loss on the scalp or even on the entire body (a condition known as alopecia universalis). Now that might be Ok not to have to shave my legs anymore or under my arms, right? There is no cure for Alopecia Areata. Most, but not all, of the research reports that describe patients with alopecia and celiac disease also report that the patients’ hair grew back after they adopted a gluten-free diet. Hair can grow back in or fall out again at any time, and the disease course is different for each person. So if you all have been following me you know that over the years I have had my hair fall out and I have lost my eyelashes several times, but now I have the red spots with no hair.  I know I am going to fall into the group of not all instead of most that get their hair back. Life is a trip, everyday is a new adventure. Bring it !!!!! LOL

No Gluten Natural Girl Products is having a sale and we also just opened a Facebook Store

We will be offering a sale page every month, check it out and see what we have on sale for the month of July. There are some great deals. We are going to offer different products for each month. Is there something on our site you would like to see on our sale page? Drop us a note and we try our best to put that item on sale.

http://www.noglutennaturalgirlproducts.com/#!__sale

We have also opened a store on Facebook, Check it out and let us know what you think.

https://www.facebook.com/noglutennaturalproducts?sk=app_129982580378550

Craving old favorite foods :(

I don’t know what triggered this but I woke up this morning craving several foods I have had to stop eating since February of 2010 because of being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. I would kill for a great piece of bread, Italian Bread to be exact. I also have a taste for a juicy burger on a pretzel bun. God I also want a decent bowl of pasta.  Bread and pasta for some reason are the two things I would love to be able to eat one more time. Having Celiac Disease isn’t fun and maybe being on this diet only for a year and a half has something to do with it or maybe it’s because I saw a Bertolli commercial about pasta and that’s what triggered this. Who knows why ? Many have tried to figure me out. LOL

I do know that this will pass (Please Lord let this pass) I know I CANNOT eat these foods again, the pain from accidentally  ingesting gluten ( a local pizza place offers gluten-free pizza.)  and the memory of the pain I was in for two days helps me tell myself “NO”!!!. A friend of mine who is wise and my bestest friend in the whole world reminded me that all my life these were my comfort foods and maybe recent issues in my life (stress) has triggered the urge for these foods. Makes sense right? I will keep telling myself this today, hoping it will help the cravings  pass.

Is Celiac Disease the causes of other health issues?

There is a lot of personnel information in here and a lot of medical information that I have collected while trying to figure out things that happened health wise to me in the past and linking it to my diagnoses of Celiac Disease in February of 2010. I am not a medical doctor and I don’t pretend to play one. The information I am sharing is only to try to help someone else sitting there going through issues and thinking they are alone. I also don’t want to scare people who are newly diagnosed, again this is information I have collected and what I personally went through

Let me also start by saying that I don’t want anyone to feel bad for me. Things happen for a reason and I do truly believe that. I am exactly where I am supposed to be at this time in my life. Oh one more thing, throughout this blog you will see and read my little sarcastic remarks because well that’s just me.

Most people can just have Celiac Disease or are gluten sensitive and that’s it, some don’t even have symptoms. People who have Celiac Disease do tend to have other autoimmune diseases (Of course we do, why not!)  In which the immune system attacks the body’s healthy cells and tissues. They feel the connection to this may be genetic (Don’t tell my mother, she is still mad because I told her Celiac Disease is genetic. LOL) 14% of the celiac patients had thyroid disease, 6.4% of adults with type 1 diabetes can have celiac disease.

Some of the other autoimmune diseases are (Let me get this one out-of-the-way because YES I have it) is Sjögren’s syndrome, a condition in which the glands that produce tears and saliva are destroyed. Now I have been suffering from dry eyes and dry mouth forever but it wasn’t until I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease did they pay attention to all my other symptoms.  The other diseases they feel are connected to Celiac Disease are Type 1 diabetes, Autoimmune Thyroid Disease, (which I mentioned earlier) Autoimmune Liver Disease (My doctor is on the fence with this one, I must have liver scans every 6 months) Rheumatoid Arthritis and Addison’s disease, a condition in which the glands that produce critical hormones are damaged.

Gluten is also linked to many psychiatric and neurological diseases (OK ready, here we go) such as anxiety, schizophrenia, depression, dementia (My friends tell me I have the start of this), migraines (I have had them my whole life, not fun at all), epilepsy, and neuropathy (nerve damage). Now I do have Fibromyalgia which causes pain and tender points in joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Is this related to Celiac Disease some say yes others say no.

There are many other health issues that some say are caused by Celiac Disease especially if untreated.  Cancer, miscarriages, infertility and early menopause are also linked to Celiac Disease. I had my first child at 21, a beautiful, healthy boy and delivered in several hours. No biggy, I can do this again. When he was 4 I got pregnant and lost that pregnancy around 4 months.  Over the next 2 1/2 years I lost 2 sons’ that were born premature. Now I wonder did it have anything to do with my undiagnosed celiac? Not sure, I don’t know or really want to know now because you can’t change the past you can only look to the future.  Finally after getting pregnant yet again, I had a surgery called a Cerclage (they suture the cervix shut) and it is usually performed between weeks 14-16 of pregnancy.  These sutures are removed between 36-38 weeks to prevent any problems when you go into labor and for extra care my doctors confined to bed rest after my surgery (That was not fun).  Unfortunately, I couldn’t keep anything down and had to drink Ensure shakes (The smell of them still makes me gag) to get some kind of nutrient in me. I gained 20 lbs and lost 18 of it before the delivery. By the heavens above my youngest and last child was born, a healthy baby boy.

So I can only imagine how overwhelming all this information is, I know it was for me at first. Again I don’t want to scare anyone. I was just giving information from my research over the last year and a half.

Now I was always or at least I thought I was very proactive when it came to my health and I would ask the doctors questions and question their test or medications that they gave me. I had never heard about Celiac Disease and it was never brought up in any conversation with any doctor over the years (25 at least). Since being diagnosed I find that I am not the only one who suffered for most of their lives. Most of us in are 50′s (Yes I will admit to my age) are finding out we were misdiagnosed.

I wrote this blog because I am getting articles from so many people about the diseases and issues it can cause. I have shared this information with the hope that maybe one person will read this and go to a doctor with a little more information than I did or ask one more question than I did or at least won’t feel all alone like I did.

Websites that can be helpful when newly diagnosed with Celiac Disease

You will find that I am a research junky, I have tons of information saved. I thought theses sites were helpful when I was first diagnosed.

University of Chicago, Celiac Center.

http://www.celiacdisease.net/

Celiac Disease

http://www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/21/

What is Gluten?
http://www.quickcare.org/misc/what-is-gluten.html

Hidden Sources Of Gluten

You will find gluten in items you wouldn’t think of

http://www.celiacsolution.com/hidden-gluten.html

Gluten Free Diet:  Author:  Frank W. Jackson, M.D.

List foods that are safe and those that are questionable

http://gicare.com/Diets/Gluten-Free.aspx

Confirmed Gluten-Free Drugs and Medications

http://gfmedications.com/

Gluten Free Registry. Type in city and state and it will give you safe gluten-free restaurants

http://www.glutenfreeregistry.com/

 

A list of gluten free prescription medications

http://celiac-disease.com/medications/#c

 

My favorite social networks

These are the best networks I feel if you want information, ask questions and find people who can give support.

Don’t Eat That: This social site is run by a great lady named  Jayne Aston, she runs several blogs with great information. There are a number of groups you can join based on your needs. Articles and videos are also on site and you can design your page yourself.

http://donteatthat.ning.com/

The Celiac Diva: This is another site run by another great lady who has a Facebook page where you can get tons of help and or she has an internet show which is very informative and she blogs

https://www.facebook.com/TheCeliacDiva

http://theceliacdiva.com/

Gluten Free Networks: Here is another site where you can join all kinds of groups and meet new people with similar needs. This site is run by a gentleman named John Libonati. Lots of great articles and information

http://network.glutenfreeworks.com/

Simply…. Gluten Free:  This site is great, the beautiful lady that runs this site is a television chef, freelance writer and cookbook author, so not only do you get great recipes you also get a lot of information. She also has giveaways which is really nice.

http://simplygluten-free.com/

Gluten Free Gigi: This site is run by yet another great girl, tons of product information, great recipes and she is also a food writer and a contributor for Health Central, an online support and wellness community providing trusted information for a variety of conditions.

http://www.glutenfreegigi.com/about-gigi.html

 

Reviews on No Gluten Natural Girl Products

A new review of one of our products that we sell called Oxy-Prime. It a natural chemical free laundry detergent. Check it out:

http://www.ellensceliacinformation.blogspot.com/

Gluten Free Gigi

http://www.glutenfreegigi.com/1/post/2011/06/product-review-no-gluten-natural-girl-products.html

The Celiac Diva

http://www.theceliacdiva.com/should-we-use-gluten-free-makeup/

Aunt jayne’s Blog

http://glutenfreewithauntjayne.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/no-gluten-natural-girl/#comments

Posted by pastmaddie on 2011/05/05 at 17:23

Great Website! So many Gluten Free Products to pick from!!!!
Love the sunscreen and lip balm!
My favorite item for myself is the lip liner!
Also, cleaning is so much easier with the Oxy-Boost

Posted by Mandy on 2011/05/01 at 15:16

They have free shipping for the month of May!

Take advantage of this and stock up on summer items such as: sun lotion, bug spray, hand sanitizer, and SPF 15-30 lip-balms.

Kathy Prokop, Illinois  (Facebook)

Just received your cleaning products and finished using them. They work great even the stain free took grease out of my husbands shirt. It really, really works. Customer service was fast and had no problems. Will reorder real soon., Thanks

Debbie Dicker Puscitti, Illinois (Facebook)

I love my new lipsticks and I will try my new powdered foundation and blush today! Yesterday was a no make up day! Haha! I also love the new lip balm I received as a gift, just for ordering! Can’t beat that! The balm feels very soothing! Also, I received my products really quickly.. Although, I live in IL as well. But, either way I was impressed with the quick turn around! Thanks for my new find!