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May 19, 2010


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Yay! I'm so glad you are feeling better!! I hope you keep it that way!!

Melinda Barrowcliff-Reyes

I can only imagine what fear you have had to deal with these past years. I am so happy that there may be an answer finally in sight. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!
Have a wonderful day.

Anna C. Boyer

Wow that's quite a story. I too am dealing with health issues, and even though I take medications for my high blood pressure, thankfully I have not experienced the mini-strokes or TIA's that you describe. I *DO* however have an underactive thyroid. My PA took blood tests to check my thyroid activity and it came back significantly below normal. She started me on synthetic thyroid medication, which I could not tolerate. It gave me heart palpitations, anxiety, and panic attacks, so I quit taking it. She will not prescribe Armour thyroid for me (dessicated animal thyroid) so I just suffer feeling like crap most of the time. I never thought about the whole gluten thing... I am going to give that some more thought and re-read your posting so I am clear on what you are saying. It certainly is food for thought... thanks for this timely posting.


Jeanne, i am happy for you that you are finally getting some answers...and that you may be symptom free soon...your chicken salad sounds delicious...i look forward to seeing what other recipes you post...i need to start cooking more healthy...

jennifer Rizzo

I am so glad you are feeling better!!! I hope it keeps working for you. Since I've switched to grassfed my cholesterol has dropped by 26 points!! I think there is so much to be said for eating how we are meant to.


I am glad you are finally getting some answers and that you are starting to feel much better.
I would need answers too. I have felt just that way in regards to my families health on many occasions. Often dealing with allergies. Thank goodness my children all out grew them. My husband however still suffers from such things. He has waited 6 months to see an allergist and has had his share of very scary moments, one like you describe. We are also hoping for answers.
Thank you for sharing your story. Allergies seem to be effecting more and more people and your story will help others.


So glad you are able to share this...isn't it amazing the effects of food and changing a few things has changed your life!!!? I am glad you will share this because you never know whot this may help! your recipe looks sooo yummy!


Wow Jeanne, I will keep you in my prayers. I too suffer from migraines but I am being told it is my age....I'm not convinced. I wish you continued success.

Shelley Overholt

Wow! What a story of staying the course. My little girl stomach always hurts and we kind of get blown off as it her just being a kid. Now I wonder what all she may be allergic to. I should dig deeper with her problems now! Thanks

The Tiny Homestead

I'm glad that you're getting answers at last. I've had to take a long road with health problems too. I really appreciate you sharing your story and recipes. I'm looking forward to more of them.

Courtney Walsh

I know we've already talked about this, but I am so thankful you called and told me about the gluten/thyroid connection. I am on a whole new path now...and finally getting some answers! :)

I can't wait to try your salad! Looks like a GREAT lunch! :)

Amy Jo Axe

Oh my, that post brought back some scary memories and put tears in my eyes! I remember the day that you first had your symptoms years ago. So scary. I'm so happy that you have figured things out and can be symptom free! Yippee for your good friends who led your way! Love you!


Jeanne, I can hardly believe you have gone through this....as I HAVE as well. ALL the test and inconclusiveness. Mine started in May of 2005. I haven't written about it and for the past three months have prayed on if I should incorporate how the migraines with aura have changed my life (mostly for the better....NOW) Hmmmm? Funny how life works and better how healing happens. Happy you are feeling more YOU, these days.

the domestic fringe

I cannot believe you posted this. I can't tell you my whole story, because it would be as long as your post, but I had such a similar experience for the last 6 years. They thought brain tumor, spinal cord injury, MS, & seizures but it was none of those. Finally it settled on migraines which I've always had. Then about 4 years ago I moved and my new doctor discovered a thyroid problem. I've had bad allergies all my life and when they are especially acting up, the crazy symptoms come in force. At first I would panic every time something happened, but now I'm used to it. I don't know what triggers what (thyroid, allergies, migraines), but it seems like they are all connected somehow. I've done acupuncture and chiropractic too.

Anyway, glad you are doing better. Health is a strange thing that we so often take for granted. I wish more mainline doctors incorporated more natural/diet things into their thinking.


once again you inspire me. #s 2&3 are wheat and dairy free and I am attempted to eliminate it from the rest of our diets, but gradually, so that it simply becomes part of who we are and our daily routine. I am really excited about you sharing your recipes as some days it is difficult to find things that will work... I can't wait to try this salad!


Wow, that's quite a burden you've been carrying. I'm glad you're finally getting some answers. Isn't it amazing that what we put into our body has such a profound effect on so many things!

Amy "Booze"

Medical mysteries are SO frustrating!! Good for you for sticking with it. What a scary time for you, though; and ironically what a "simple" answer. Simple in theory, not necessarily in reality. It sounds like you aren't having too much trouble with it, though. Thanks for sharing, Jeanne.

Molly Pearce

Wow, now you got me thinking I might have the same thing! I have IBS and have had to cut out all eating out (resturants&fast food) and can only eat organic and non processed foods. My body has done a total 360 since I have done that. I have my physical in August and want to have some allergy tests done to see if I am allergic to anything. My headaches have subsided but I do have the occasional one due to my sugar dropping. It is amazing what we eat can make us feel so horrile. I am so glad you have some anwers and are able to change your diet to help you instead of medication. Blessings my friend!
~Molly P

Leah C

Not knowing what's wrong...but knowing something is wrong...can be so frightening. It must feel amazing to finally have some answers! Wishing you well:)
P.S. The recipe sounds yummy!


Praise God for your chiropractor who had the wisdom to put two and two together!

Your recipe looks DELICIOUS. I shall be trying it out on my family soon! :)


Hi Jeanne ~

So glad you have pursued answers, even if you don't get one - the picture does become clearer. I truly believe diet (what we eat) plays a big role in our health - thanks for sharing this delish recipe! I know I'm going to LOVE it! My grandad had celiacs, so more and more I'm trying to cut that out of my diet - I love pasta, but notice I don't feel so great after eating it...

Best wishes for continued good health & happiness & keep sharing yummie recipes!

Hugs ~


I'm so glad you found out what was wrong. Isn't it so much easier to treat the problem than to not know at all?! My friend Clairissa (you might remember her from CO before she moved to Georgia) has MS and she has really changed the way she eats too. She posts lots of good, organic recipes on her blog. Let me know if you want to be invited to look. I am a FIRM believer is healthy eating. And I know my family benefits from it as well. If my kids can learn healthy habits, I've done my job! Keep it up my friend (although the coffee thing must really suck for you)!!!!


Jeanne, I am not sure if I ever missed your post or if this is the first time since you said that there were some lumps found in your breast. I have been waiting as I was also praying and trusting that the Lord would heal you. I am so GLAD to hear that it is all good and that you have found some answers for your stroke like sysmptoms. I am so happy for you and your loving family, enjoy your day my sweet bogging friend.

Smiles and Blessings,

Tami ~ A Girls Gotta Nest

WOW! I too have hypothyroidism, was diagnosed twelve years ago and take medication everyday. I find this very interesting. My husband and I have tried to eat organic as much as possible. Just with in the past couple weeks, after watching Food Inc., we stated buying grass fed beef. My weight has been such a struggle due to my thyroid levels...we are on are way to a healthier life and the hopes of a thinner me.

Tami ~ A Girls Gotta Nest

PS. Thanks for sharing, what an inspiration you are!!

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