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Boston's Gourmet Pizza are the US version of Boston Pizza which is a Canadian company. As I understand it, they are fairly new to the US. The first Boston Pizza was in Edmonton, Alberta...though the Boston Pizza chain stopped offering gluten free pizzas around here (I live just outside of Edmonton). Don't know about the franchises in the rest of Canada.
My understanding is that the body is not efficient at changing vitamin D2 to D3 (the type our bodies need), so D2 is not necessarily a good choice.
Yes, skin exposure to the sun is important too. However, that's difficult for those of us further north, who have winters that last 6 months of the year. Supplementation is essential to counteract the lack of skin exposure to sunshine, and potential side effects (such as SAD.)
I think many of them are. Especially during the many years it takes for proper diagnosis of autoimmune disease. I believe that is the category I've been lumped into, since I have no concrete lab results to explain my symptoms. Going on 7 years of trying to figure it out now.
Oils, because of the way they are processed, do not contain the offending allergenic protein. In theory, one should be able to tolerate soy oil when they are allergic to soy, or peanut oil when they are allergic to peanut.
The problem is with cross-contamination. You just can't ensure that the oil has not come into contact with the unprocessed proteins, so, for those with serious allergies, avoidance is a must.
If you had such bad decay in the last 6 months, I'm wondering if you're still unknowingly ingesting gluten? Does your toothpaste have flouride? If not, perhaps ensuring it does (Tom's of Maine does have flouridated toothpaste too) may help stave of decay.
I'm not sure how to ensure you find the "right" dentist. I was able to request gluten free products at my dentist without problem, and it has been written into my chart. I asked in advance of my appointment so that they had some time to research and have the right products for my next appointment. For me they us plain pumice for cleaning, unflavoured floss, and unflavoured flouride gel. The gloves would be the other potential gluten source...the powder inside can have gluten in it.
I have to say, regardless of the gluten content, the unflavoured stuff is much preferable, to me, over the flavoured...that stuff was migraine-inducing! My middle son used unflavoured stuff too, it was the only way he was willing to sit for a cleaning (took a few years to figure it out....he found the flavours to be overwhelming to his super-tasting palate!)
Yes, you can have both celiac and allergy. But even if it's "just" a severe allergy to wheat, and not celiac, you would need to eliminate it from your diet. The thing with an anaphylactic allergy, though, is that each time you're exposed to the allergen could end up being your last time...a closed airway can be deadly if not treated immediately.
I would consider seeing an allergist for testing for foods and meds. My son had to be tested for penicillin allergy (he had a reaction to his first dose when he was a baby) and now carries an epipen, and we need to be hyper-vigilant, when he is being medically treated, that he is not given penicillin accidentally. When my son was in emerg. due to mono, the attending ENT was prescribing penicillin for his throat, even though I repeatedly said that my son was allergic. Thank goodness the resident was listening properly and got everything corrected!
That does sound like an allergic reaction...and a pretty bad one! I would be concerned about anaphylaxis if your throat is swelling. Have you seen an allergist? Has any doctor suggested you carry an epipen?
I would also suspect allergy to meds with the reaction you list about your knee surgery. Itchiness after surgery meds isn't unusual (morphine can really cause itchiness...patients are typically given Benadryl to counteract that), nor is some swelling if you've been given IV fluids, but a serious reaction indicates something more serious!