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May 19, 2010


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the wild raspberry

glad you got some answers that made a difference. i have a very good friend that also eats gluten free. my sister is going to try a raw diet to help her fight off cancer.
it's amazing how much the foods we eat affect our health.

way more than we think...

have a wonderful weekend~


I thank the Lord that He has led you to these answers to your health issues. And I commend you for all the earnest work you have done to follow through on the guidance you are receiving from your chiropractor and from the things you are learning. I know you must be so happy to feel the benefits. Thank you for sharing your journey!

Lemonade Makin' Mama

I'm so glad you posted this! My Ava has all sorts of issues, and I've been wondering about gluten intollerances with her little system, and even questioning mine. passing this on to a friend!


You are so great to share what was probably a very scary experience. A very dear friend at work has been experiencing some strange symptoms. I have forwarded your information on to her in the hope that it may help her as wonderfully as it has helped you. Even if it just gets her to look at what she is eating as a culprit!!!
Thank you again for sharing and keep going on your road to improved health. I'll be watching for more updates and delicious recipes!


jeanne, thanks so much for sharing your story. very interesting. i am so glad that you have gotten answers that you need. the recipe looks wonderful, i am going to make that. my husband and daughter will love it!!

krys kirkpatrick

My sister had a similar experience. She thought she had a brain tumor, was having anxiety attacks. Had every test, every specialist...and she ended up having hypothyroidism. So many people have thyroid issues. It runs in families, I also have it. Good luck to you, sounds like you are on the right path.

Linda @ bushel and a pickle

Thanks for sharing. My husband is undergoing tests to see why his joints hurt with no help so far. I have diabetes and if I eat better and exercise if feel better. Duh! However this last year of no energy, at my request check was done for Vitamin D. It was way low.
So glad to hear you have found relief and help.
Linda @ bushel and a pickle


Yow! What an ordeal...and the stress of it probably made the symptoms even worse. I mentioned on my blog that my digestive system is a wreck and has been since February when I had a tooth extracted and took preventive Penicillin. There may or may not be a connection. Anyway, I have been tested for celiac, had a colonoscopy, lab work and they finally said, "We think it's probably IBS." Are you kidding? PROBABLY? Then I decided maybe I had a systemic overgrowth of yeast, and I bought pharmaceutical grade vitamins, probiotics (the best I could find) and Candex. It hasn't worked yet so I'm still trying to find out what is the deal. It's scary to me because I have always been an exceptionally healthy person. Plus, when I looked into foods that have yeast in them, like you, I discovered that practically everything has it. The saddest thing is that my doctors just seemed like they didn't really care; I have had to push them for everything. N.G. Anyhoo, glad you're feeling better because you must have been so scared of those symptoms!! Bless you and prayers for vibrant good health for you and your family, too. :-)


Thank you for sharing your road to finding answers. How frightenting for you all these years of feeling like this. your new discovery in answers sounds wonderful. I'd love for you to continue to share more recipes. This is how we love to eat and i'm always looking for new recipes.
Wishing you good health,

Dana Voyles

Wow! This is amazing. I symphathize with your struggle. I have battled some issues for 10 years with chronic sinus infections, due to inflammation and my immune system being out of wack. I recently found my vitamin D was low and my rheumatoid factor high. I ended up with an IV PICC line for three months because I had MRSA in my sinuses. It was a struggle to get back on my feet, but I did. I have just started to be on the look out for foods with glutens. It sounds like something I need to look into. I really understand the frustration of visitng doctor after doctor and having test after test, only to still not really know what is wrong. Thank you for the website and the recipe! I will be using both. ~ Dana


Ok, now I am curious what kind of testing you had done. Would you be able to find out the name of it? I live in the Vanc WA/Portland OR area so I know there are many good drs around. I mainly go to a whole body chiro and have also been to a naturopath for the Carroll Food test which said my main allergy is fruit. My chiro did blood work and a saliva test and since then I haven't eaten gluten, oats or corn. (Although I'm not sure exactly all the things that contain gluten - I did not know gum does?! Is there a site I can go to with a list of everything that has gluten do you know?) This has been 2 years now. I am still very low on energy and am tired alot. It has helped my anxiety/ depression immensely tho and I can def tell when I do eat the things I'm not supposed to. Sorry about the long post but I would LOVE if you could contact me with any more helpful info. I so want to find out if I'm allergic to anything else. I can't believe you are severley allergic to rice - that's like the main thing I eat now. I just think - what if I am too!!?! I know a 31 yr old should not feel as run down as I do most days:( So glad you are getting answers. It feels so good to finally know WHY!! jmierandco@gmail.com Thanks!

Becky @ Farmgirl Paints

OH MY GOODNESS! You had to cut coffee too:o You poor thing. Life just sucks sometimes! So glad you are getting it all figured out. You are gonna feel so much better you won't even care about the coffee or anything else.

anne marie

Dear Jeanne,
I am so glad to hear you are not just falling into the trap of medicine...and hearing your story is so heroic of you to share this with "the world"

Making connections like that are rare - as you are - such a rare beauty on the inside of this blog when i visit

when I had my first son, I went blind for nearly a week...the doctor's thought it was an allergic reaction to ibuprophin (sp?) but I now know it was my thyroid...I lost my site Jeanne when I was driving my newborn to the grocery store with me
thus: one more reason why I am organic junkie

so many blessings you have been given!! all through suffering and sacrifice...(sorry little long here :)
p.s. my email is temporarily ndfmama@gmail.com


Jeanne: Thank Heavens you finally received
the answers- it is amazing that more doctors do not work with diet instead of drugs!Hope you start to feel wonderful!Thank you for the informative post! I just received another one of your beautiful bags-THANK YOU-Jean


Jeanne, Thank you so much for sharing your story. I have a similar situation that has gone on for years and all of my doctors have not been able to attach a name to it. Their only advise is to have surgery which would entail cutting a nerve close to the brain stem. Your story gives me hope that I can find a solution other then surgery.
Please let us know how your progressing with your diet change. Thanks also for the recipe.
xx, Michelle


My sister just went thru this ordeal, after several years of doctors not knowing what was wrong and giving her all kinds of medicine that did little to nothing. She went to a great doctor who took the time to figure her symptoms out and give her a detailed blood test. She is on a gluten free diet as well and only eats organic. She was also diagnoised with Hashimoto. My sister is a great advacate for women to make sure their doctors actually listen to what the symptoms are and not make an across the board guess. I am sure she would love to chat with you, you can reach her at kimcook.com. (She is a photographer in Denver) Hope you feel better! Best wishes

andrea-faded plains

I'm so happy to hear you've finally found some answers to your symptoms...I'm actually in the process of trying to find out why I have headaches everyday...for 18 years now. I'm scheduled for an mri and now that I've read your post...I have information to give the doctor's too...thanks so much Jeanne!


Wowsa, Jeanne! What a journey. Thank goodness for your discovery. Be well.

The Flying Bee

Jeanne, thank you so much for sharing this. I just tried calling my mom to tell her your story. My mom has been having episodes and has gone to the ER twice for what we thought might be a mini stroke or we even thought a reaction to meds. She has migranes all the time. The doctors never give her any answers. It's so frustrating! I can't wait to share this with her. We are so familiar with the GFCF diet. We did it for my son who has autism. Your recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.


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Hello Sweet Jeanne, I received a little note from you on my blog and wanted to say a hello back. It was nice meeting you at the Art Saves event and you made me feel at ease since I went alone. Now that I have read your blog, I feel you have given me some answers to check into with, some similar symptoms.
I've lost alot of faith in doctors and have tried to ignore things, but that won't work much longer.
Thanks for the recipe, it sure looks yummy.
Warmly with Blessings,


It amazes me how many people's health problems are tied to gluten/thyroid issues! My husband's family runs rampant in that dept. We have a family friend who is a food nut and she really focuses on raw and organic. You can check out her food adventures here: http://happyfoody.com/


p.s. I had some scary health issues going on this spring. Went to a neurologist and they prescribed me an anti-seizure medicine........for chronic migraines. I did my own digging and decided to try a little less drastic route. I started taking a decongestant before bed if I'm feeling any pressure and a multi-vitamin every day and have hardly had a migraine since. Funny how sometimes we can know our bodies and needs better than the experts!


Thank you for sharing your story...I need to do that at some point on my blog...I was diagnosed with RA 15 years ago when my son was in first grade. I've gone to docs all over the country :) I was told once that I have a wheat allergy, but I never realized that could be the missing puzzle piece to my thyroid issue.. Thank you I think I should be retested and find out my allergies again....
Thank you ~~ I am going to tell a friend about your post she has those mini strokes too.

chiropractor spokane

I am so glad you are feeling better!!! I hope it keeps working for you. I think there is so much to be said for eating how we are meant to.


Thank you for sharing your story. I have had a similar experience starting in 1999. They tested me for all of the same things, stroke, MS, etc and finally settled on Atypical migraines. I too have the auras, numb feeling on my left side, unable to say what I am thinking, stuttering and sometimes what I call a tap dancing walk. I'm off all meds now because when I first had them I was either pregnant or nursing and finally I just gave up on meds. I never thought of allergies. Thank you for sharing your story. I totally understand how scarey it can be as I had 3 year old and one year old at the time and couldn't imagine what would happen if something was seriously wrong with me. Now the kids are used to mommy's migraines, stuttering at times and funny walking which usually only happen at night. I look forward to your gluten free recipes and might look into that some more.

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