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    About ThatlldoGyp

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    • Interests My first love is and will always be Border collies.. then cooking, gardening, gluten-free beer. I enjoy teaching people how to communicate with their dogs (i.e. train) using positive methods only, my personal training "focus" is on dog therapy and agility training. I am a huge promoter of local and whole/slow seasonal food purchase and consumption and try to personally only buy products that have been grown or produced within 75-100 miles of my home.... add that to the challenge of being a gluten free vegetarian, lol! ( I am however "flexible" when it comes to certain categories such as hard cider, meade and gluten-free beer, and Bob's Red Mill products .. lol!) I am just so happy to finally feel well enough to enjoy my life again!
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    1. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Why Can I Tolerate Wine And Beer, But Not Vodka!   

      Hi, I am assuming you mean gluten free beer. Switch to a non-gluten based vodka (potato, acaci berry, sugar cane, etc.) and see if that helps. Here is my fav. site for checking vodka base ingredients:

      both of the vodkas you are mentioning are grain based so switching to non-grain might clear up this issue for you. I know "they" say distillation renders it gluten-free, but this is at least and easy way to rule out any issue with a grain reaction.
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    2. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Help! I Need White Cornmeal   

      Bob's Red Mill
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    3. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic New Gi Doesn't Believe That My Dd Has Celiac!   

      seriously? With that family history? I would "just say NO" about that and let him know that any gluten challenge will be her choice when an adult. Don't argue about it, just state your decision and move on. If he has a problem with that, then I think a new GI is hopefully in your future!
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    4. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Are Bulk Bins Okay?   

      No, NOT ok. If cross contamination via the scoops doesn't gluten you, then the "poof" from the flours will. I have seen people open several bins at once and then scoop away not realizing that they are poofing flour everywhere and cc'ing every bin they have hanging open. Or even if they are just opening one, the person next to them getting the wheat flour is poofing everywhere.
      My advice? Pass those raisins on to someone else and stay away from the bins!
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    5. ThatlldoGyp added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Chartreuse Liqueurs, Tested And gluten-free!
      I have been missing one of my favorite liqueurs, and now have happily recieved this wonderful reply from the company when I emailed regarding their gluten free status! Imagine my happiness that not only did they have an answer, their product has actually been TESTED!!
      Hooray! Just in time to still get those holiday gift hints dropped early! lol!
      Here is the reply:

      Dear Customer,

      We are very happy to hear that you like our product and we thank you
      very much for it.

      Regarding gluten , as you can guess it, we have already had several inquiries
      coming from our customers.

      What we can say today that we have made a lot of analysis - Made by one
      of the leading laboratories from France.
      The result is : No detection of gluten at 5 ppm or above.
      Below? Impossible to analyse, too minimal. The laboratory has let us know
      that the analysis we have made are the ones made today by all the food/drink
      manufacturers when asked about gluten.

      We hope this answers your legitimate question.
      With our best regards - Madeleine P
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    6. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Adding Fiber To My Muffins   

      Hi, I like to add shredded squash such as zucchini or summer squash, carrots...whatever is available. All you need to do is decrease the amount of oil that you use since the veggies wil keep them moist.
      Other ideas? add chopped or dried fruit such as apples, raisins or dates, etc.
      Then you have the usual seeds (poppy, sesame, sunflower, etc.).
      Hope this helps!
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    7. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Recommend A Doctor In You State   

      Add to that as a primary care peds: Dr. David Coggins, Pediatrician, State College PA. His wife and her siblings are all Celiacs.
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    8. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Feeling Like It Finally Is Making A Little Sense   

      Hi, He could be like my brother, a non-allergic, non-celiac gluten senstive or intolerant (depending on what doctor you talk to). My brother has the genes, has not triggered into the full autoimmune disease as I have, but must still maintain a gluten free diet or he basically becomes non-functional with migraine pain, the big "D" , RLS, brain fog and exhaustion or any combination of those. He has a good doctor to tell him to go ahead and go gluten-free. I hope he feels better soon!
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    9. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Loose Stools....not Necessarly Diareah....   

      Hi, Of couse I can not diagnose you, but this sounds like you may have some additional food allergies or intolerances (soy, lactose, casein, fungus, yeast,etc.) or you may have another autoimmune condition such as microscopic colitis that is just low level and not really on your GI's radar. I suggest you talk to your GI about it, be prepared for the "IBS answer", but you can counter that with having a good food and symptom diary prepared.
      Have you had a colonoscopy with biopsies yet? Usually that will rule in or out colitis issues. Check your biopsy report if you have one and then go from there!
      You have more asking your nutritionist as well, if you have a vegetable heavy diet that could make that normal for you, but the gas and pain makes me tend towards thinking colitis or addtional food issues.
      Good luck, I know this isn't much of a real answer, but maybe it will get you on the right path!
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    10. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic What About Oats?   

      Hi, I you can have oats, but they need to be gluten free oats. There are several sources, I use Bob's Red Mill and have not had a reaction yet.
      However, it is said that you do need to wait until you have healed before you start trying oats. Oats have a protein in them (avenin) that some celiacs have an additional issue with.
      Personally I waited almost 2 years after being gluten-free to try oats, and even then I eat them sparingly as I don't want to push the envelope so to speak.

      please go here for more information:
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    11. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic What Do You Make Of This Response   

      It is on the unsafe ingredient list, which I trust a lot more than some random customer service person who may or may not have been properly educated about gluten. Call customer service and ask to speak to a manager, ask for an e-mail to send the unsafe ingredient list along with the response that you received from their company. Nioxin is clearly NOT gluten free if it lists Hydrolyzed wheat protein, please avoid it if you have issues. As others have said, "When in doubt, leave it out!"
      Safe travels out there!
      Gyp's mom!
      Here is the Nioxin ingredient list:
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    12. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Diarrhea , Will It Ever Go Away?   

      are you WASHING the quiona well before you cook it? Quiona has saprons that can really irritate your bowel if it is not rinsed off prior to use.
      Just thought I would ask! Blessings!
      - Gyp's Mom
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    13. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Where Did The Celiac Come From?   

      It is genetic, just like any disease you have to have the right matching set from mom and dad to have the 'right environment' for the disease to develop.
      You do realize that even though the majority of your family has tested negative they have to continue being tested for the rest of their lives if they just do the blood screening testing? Just because they are negative NOW doesn't mean that celiac isn't lurking and can trigger at any time...
      Personally, since I am a celiac and my husband is of european descent (scotch/ irish) we have decided to get the genetic testing for my son as to rule that in or out as a possibilty once and for all for him.
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    14. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Having My Children Tested   

      My husband is a Pediatrician, we went right to a reliable source for this answer. According to the Pediatric GI he consulted, the usual recommendation is blood screening test is immed. with a positive first degree relative (at their age), second degree relatives are just as important (Aunt, Uncle, Cousin) to go ahead and do at least one screening.
      Re-testing for asymtomatic children with a first degree relative should be done every 5 years. If IGA/ IGG def. then genetic testing is a must.
      We are paying for genetic testing for my son so we will know once and for all if he needs to worry about celiac. I am a celiac, my hubby is Scotch-Irish. Hmmm... wonder what those results wil be! lol!
      sorry for all the edits, my dog is going to town brooing and it is making it hard to concentrate, lol!
      P.S. This GI is from Europe, so he is really on top of things, we are so lucky. I wish he would see me too, lol!
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    15. ThatlldoGyp added a post in a topic Warning! Blue Buffalo Dog Food!   

      UnBELIEVABLE! Check out this response:
      " Thanks so much for your interest in BLUE. And thank you for taking the time to write to us. The barley that is used in BLUE was recommended by the holistic vet that helped formulate BLUE, Dr. Robert Goldstein. We use whole barley as opposed to the processed barley that is unfortunately, found in many other pet foods. Whole barley is added to BLUE as a good carbohydrate source for energy, B vitamins and fiber colon health. It is an excellent source of soluble fiber and has been shown to lower cholesterol levels. The whole barley used in BLUE is a quality grain source and minimizes reactions typically associated with corn and wheat.

      All grains have a gluten component of the whole grain. When we say gluten free, we mean that we don
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