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I had difficulty with some B12 due to artificial sweeteners such as sorbitol, etc...(anything with a 'tol' at the end. They would upset my digestive system for 3 days each time. Now I use Natural Factors brand. It was difficult to find sublingual, gluten free, artificial sweetner free in the Methylcobalamin form of B12.
Hello, Thank you for letting us know about these choices! I had just found out about ZPizza in Upland, CA. (and Redlands too, although I haven't looked into it and it sounds as if not all the branches have gluten-free pizza. ). I didn't know about Ciao Bella, sounds good! Have you been to Pizza Fusion in Temecula?
Freeda sublingual B12 has artificial sweeteners. I bought some and had to give it away. They don't have the ingredient list on their website unfortunately but it is in their catalog which they can send by mail. I don't know if their SCD vites have artificial sweeteners.
Re: B12. I use a brand of Methylcobalamin sublingual made by Natural Factors which has no artificial sweetners, or gluten (I contacted them). 1000 mg. I don't know why they have to put sweeteners or flavorings in these products as there are some with 5000 mg I would take if I could but I can't use anything with the sweetners, sorbitol, manitol, etc... I would take about 10-12 of the Natural Factors tabs a day plus in a multi, ate liver, whatever to try to boost my B12 but was never so tired in my life.
I started on weekly B12 shots and it took about 5 weeks before one day I said, I feel normal! My MD's didn't think I needed the shots even though I told them that I took the vitamins consistently. I don't agree. Some people out there lack the intrinsic factor to process B12 by mouth, so they need weekly shots. I haven't been tested for that, I don't know if I have that (pernicious anemia). But I can't go a whole month without a shot and that is what the MD's want me to do. Some gyms, & health food stores (like some Whole Food Markets) have MD's who give B12 shots there monthly.
I don't know if the Natural Factors tabs fit in with the SCD diet . Watch out for some vitamins by Freeda. I take their multi, but ordered other vitamins not knowing most have the artificial sweeteners. Jarrow also.
Here it is.
RICE FLOUR PANCAKES
1 Cup Sweet Rice Flour
1 Tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup rice or soy milk
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 tsp olive or vegetable oil
Sift the rice flour, sugar, baking powder and salt together into a bowl. Beat in the rice milk until the mixture has a smooth consistency. Add the beaten egg and olive oil and mix until just blended.
Heat a non-stick griddle to 375 degrees or until it is hot enough that drops of water splashed on the griddle bounce and sizzle. Lightly oil the pan. Ladle the pancake mixture onto the griddle to form 4 inch cakes.
Turn the cakes once the bottoms have browned and bubbles appear on the tops. Cook the cakes for an additional two minutes. Serve the pancakes with warmed maple syrup.l Recipe will yield 12 pancakes.
Sorry you had a bad experience. I agree with another person who says they order whatever doesn't require someone to put their gloved hand in it. So, although I want lettuce and cheese, I do without it (maybe I will bring some from home in a little baggie someday). I get the burrito bowl, and everything at Chipotle except the flour tortilla is supposed to be gluten-free, including the salad dressing. (someone else mentioned vinegar in the red salsa).
The salad dressing, while delicious, is very, very salty. Before I decided not to order the salad anymore, I would water the salad dressing down, in effect, by squeezing lemon juice into it, then not using it all. Another option is to bring your own packets of salad dressing. I carry some around with me, I order a Balsamic dressing, Newman's own, from a website called Minimus.biz.
I also order some gluten-free soy sauce from them to carry around also, for when I have rice at a restaurant. It is lower in salt than any gluten-free tamari (like the one they use at PF Changs) or any other I've had.
I saw the show! As soon as they said flattened villi, I said, the man has Celiac Disease! But I also knew it was too early in the show: they never get to what someone really has until the last few minutes. Then when the patient said, I can't feel my legs, I said, neuropathy, caused by malabsorption then malnutrition! As someone said, it turned out he didn't have Celiac, and they never even mentioned the word Gluten. Any mention of Celiac in the media could lead to increased awareness, but like lots of things on the show, the lines were spoken so quickly that I wouldn't be surprised if most people watching didn't catch the word Celiac.
Thanks for the heads up! I headed down to Pizza Fusion yesterday, what a treat. I asked the waitress if she gets many people ordering the gluten-free pizza, and she said that at each table there at the time someone had ordered gluten-free pizza.
By the way, off topic, if you know when the support group meets in Temecula, if you could let us know I would be grateful!
Thank you for the link! When I went to the Revolution Tea website I couldn't find any way to contact them. I've now sent my question and will post the answer when received.
I don't think PF Changs plans to reply.
That was my favorite too! I would love to continue to have it but I would also love to know that it is indeed safe. I wrote back to PF Changs again since I posted, still no reply. I guess unless they are able to tell me that the manufacturers told them that they do not add gluten ingredients it is better for me to stay away.
I posted this earlier in an established "what do you eat when you go to PF Changs" topic but I think it needs to be on its own.
I love to eat at PFChangs but I recently became aware that I need to find out if flavored teas are gluten free. PF Changs has maybe 6 hot teas listed on their regular menu, but actually No drinks are listed on the gluten-free menu so the omission didn't necessarily mean that the teas were not gluten-free. Anyway, here is the reply I received from Revolution tea, via PF Changs:
On 2008-08-19 P.F. Chang's China Bistro wrote:
I contact Revolution and here is what they said...
"Additionally, Accuracy of "gluten-free" labels
The "Codex Alimentarius" set of international standards for food labeling has a standard relating to the labeling of products as "gluten free", however this standard does not apply to "foods which in their normal form do not contain gluten".
In the United States, gluten may not be listed on the labels of certain foods because the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has classified gluten as GRAS (Generally recognized as safe). Requirements for proper labeling are being formulated by the USDA. It is currently up to the manufacturers of "gluten free" food items to guarantee such a claim. "A final rule that defines the term gluten-free and identifies the criteria that would enable the food industry to use that term" is scheduled to be released by the FDA on August 2nd, 2008 . Many so-called gluten free products have been found to have been contaminated with gluten (such as Pamela's cookies , etc.).