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December 2017 Road Trip!

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Emperor Penguin
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Joined: 21 Dec 2009

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2018 Feb 19 - 11:57 PM

Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
Location: Hunter Valley NSW Australia

PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:59 pm    Post subject: December 2017 Road Trip! Reply with quote

This was my first 'holiday' in over 8 years....
went to quite a few places i had never been to before - over 1500kms of driving (over 930miles)

'Three Sisters' Blue Mountains Katoomba NSW

National Motor Racing Muesum

Poll Position - on iconic race track

Sunset - christmas afternoon

Whip Bird - makes melodic whip cracking sound

Red Wattlebird

this was my first road trip holiday since MC diagnosis 8 years ago. I ate out with no major issues with digestion.

The main thing I have noticed that has changed in the last 7 years is that getting 'safe ingredients' and 'safe meals' is way, way easier. Awareness of dietary intolerances has grown big time, and being able to eat out is much easier compared to 5-7 years ago. Menus and food places are much more receptive to dietary requests. In larger cities thanks to interest in keto eating plans, I was able to get high protein meals such a breakfast that was just eggs, bacon and avocado.

When eating out, I am used an intolerance complex product that helps the body digest gluten and dairy to minimize inflammation in case I accidentally ingest them. I have also increased Vit D3 and magnesium.

As it is summer here in Australia, I am getting accommodations with decent size fridges so I can carry some 'safe staples’ such as cold meats, avocado, etc. This means that I have been able to stick to high protein MC safe eating plan while travelling. Tonight we are in an Air BNB option that is a house with fully decked out kitchen. I have cooked steak and vegies for dinner, and have some left-over vegies to have with my breaky tomorrow. For $32 worth of ingredients I have done yummy dinner for two people (good quality steak and vegies), and have ingredients for breakfast for two people with vegies, bacon, eggs.

Once home a check with my functional practitioner and I was not toxic nor ‘gut breeched’ (functional term for no excess inflammation in the gut) I was really chuffed with this given I was also having treats of red wine. All the hard work/changes/sacrifices of the first years post diagnosis are totally worth it!
Gabes Ryan

"Anything that contradicts experience and logic should be abandoned"
Dalai Lama
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2018 Feb 19 - 7:57 AM

Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Those are some cool birds. I'd never even heard of them before.


It is suspected that some of the hardest material known to science can be found in the skulls of GI specialists who insist that diet has nothing to do with the treatment of microscopic colitis.
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2018 Feb 19 - 7:57 AM

Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, soy, corn, sugar, quinoa, rasberries, blackberries
Location: Florida

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gabes,

Both you and Three Sisters are beautiful! I'm glad you had a chance to vacation after all you do for us!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Vacations Reply with quote

Gabes, this is soooo exciting to hear about. Anytime we get to a vacation is a wonderful gift from this forum.

My husband and I are planning a trip to Spain in September 2018. We are going to walk the Camino De Santiago- Pilgrimage (Camino Frances). It is a long walk over a predestine trail between the villages and cities in Northern Spain. We are going to walk for a month. The information I am able to gather is that the people who provide places to stay (albergues or hotels) and places to eat are becoming more aware and are able to accommodate people with gluten intolerance or celiac. I think I will also use a "complex product" during this trip. Open to any other suggestions.
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Rockhopper Penguin
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Joined: 19 Feb 2013

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, dairy, eggs, soy
Location: Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wonderful news to hear, Gabes!
Thank you for sharing! 😁
Linda :)

LC Oct. 2012
MTHFR gene mutation and many more....
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Little Blue Penguin
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Joined: 06 Sep 2017
Posts: 41
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2018 Feb 19 - 11:27 PM

Food Intolerances : Nuts, Gluten, Eggs, Lactose, Corn, Coconut, Soy, String Beans, Legumes, Radish, Sugar Cane
Location: Adelaide, Australia

PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So great to see you had a fantastic holiday Gabes Very Happy
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Food Intolerances : gluten, dairy, tuna, chicken, oat, cashew, salmon
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So glad to hear! Thanks for sharing your holiday and pictures!
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style. - M. Angelou
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