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larry mac

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  1. Our Aldi's gluten-free bread is pretty good, albiet a tad on the thin side. It's sold defrosted, and I keep it in the fridge. Otherwise it gets moldy quickly. best regards, larry mac
  2. Very impressive article. Great info, and well written! Two comments I have: Gluten-free pizza , in my experience, and IMO, always sucks, unless it's cooked in an industrial oven such as Domino's. So that's a tough one, and Carnival is in the same boat as the rest of us there (oops). Sandwiches, that's an easy fix. Simply utilize individual packets of mustard/mayo. Problem solved. Thanks, larry mac
  3. If I may, Id like to comment on this 9½ year old (until yesterday) thread. I'm not a food chemist, or expert, so this is just my opinion. I don't use artificial sweeteners. Not because of any health concerns, but because they don't taste good to me. I just can't abide 'em. lol. However, I'm very fond of Truvia. This is not an artificial sweetener, it's an "alternative" sweetener. Yes, it's a processed product, but to one extent or another, so is sugar, agave nectar, molasses, etc. I can't stand any other stevia product, too bitter. But Truvia solves that problem. They extract only the palatable part of the steeped stevia leaves. Then blend with some sugar alcohols (which are also "natural"). The result being a processed, but not artificial sweetener. Walmart sells a similar, generic product with the same taste, as far as I can tell. But, I don't like it because it's a very fine powder. When you pour it, you get that floating powder taste in your nose. Truvia has crystals about the same size as sugar. best regards, larry mac
  4. Just my opinion, this is nonsense. There's no wheat, barley, or rye in corn. It's perfectly safe for Celiacs. best regards, larry mac
  5. Hallelujah! I buy Honey Nut Cheerios for my wife, and now I'll be able to eat them also! best regards, larry mac
  6. I can't hardly fathom having Celiac AND Diabetes. Much less being a young student living apart from family. This person faces some huge challenges, and I wish them all the strength and luck possible! best regards, larry mac
  7. Yes, and forgot to mention, I was sick for two years before I found a doctor that knew about Celiac Disease. Lost a lot of weight from gastro problems. Of course it's more known now days. best regards, larry mac
  8. I was extremely fortunate. Made an immediate and complete recovery the first day I started the gluten-free diet. It was like a miracle! best regards, larry mac
  9. Just had a dream last night where I ordered a hamburger, without bun, at a fast food restaurant, and saw the food preparer make it with a bun, and then take the bun off. I said "hey, that will make me very sick". Next thing I know, I'm eating a hamburger with the bun! And really tearing into it! lol. Yeah, I know, my dreams are crazy, and make no sense. Hope you enjoy your gluten-free burger. The last gluten-free burger I had was at Red Robin. It was their signature cheeseburger, with bacon, and a fried egg. It was the messiest thing I've ever had. Every bite was followed by face and hand wiping, luckily they have large, heavy duty napkins. lol. An absolutely insane burger! My experience was most likely enhanced by one of their "adult" milkshakes! lol best regards, larry mac
  10. I've had flue shots every year for as long as I can remember. Before and after being diagnosed with Celiac Disease. Have never had a reaction, of any kind (well except perhaps a slightly sore arm, lol). best regards, larry mac
  11. Have you had any medical tests or clinical diagnosis? best regards, larry mac
  12. Hi Aimee, I'm sorry I don't have any advice for you. However, I'd like to add my support to keep searching for answers. You're far too young to be having these serious health problems. I too suffered for over two years before I finally found a doctor that had the expertise to help me. I didn't have the same problems as you do, and I feel for you. But I lost over 40 pounds and had constant gastrointestinal distress before I was successfully diagnosed. I'm sure there is a light at the end of the long road to wellness. You will get there! I will be praying for you, and hope you find a Doctor that can help you finally find some relief, and happiness. best regards, larry mac
  13. As much as I dislike everything about Aldi's, I'm lovin the frozen Ravioli. For gluten-free, it's pretty tasty IMO. best regards, larry mac
  14. I've found plenty of rice flour at these stores. Lots of different brands. Cheap. best regards, larry mac