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Eric_C added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsMaisano's Italian In Novi, MichiganBefore having to go gluten-free this was our favorite restaurant.
Fantastic home made food that has never disappointed.
I literally called them every 4-5 months for 7 years asking if they had gluten-free pasta yet. Finally a month ago they did.
Not only do they have a gluten-free pasta, spaghetti and penne as of last night but they can make most of their dishes gluten-free. Their pasta is fantastic, best I've had.
I order the Veal Marsala and they make it with corn starch instead of flour and its excellent. They made me shrimp and scallops tossed in olive oil, black olives, mushrooms, onions, and a few other things over the penne which they chopped lightly after cooking that is just as I remember it when I had it with regular wheat pasta.
If your looking for a place that makes food versus preparing it I'd highly recommend them. Dinner for 2 without alcohol is usually around $40-$50 and their Tuscan Onion without the croutons if gluten-free, but is an up charge.
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Eric_C added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsUnethical Practice? Gluten Free PalaceMy wife went online and ordered about $200 worth of BiAglut pasta from Gluten Free Palace last night.
They held the money on the card and then sends her an email stating that they are closed until October 10th in observance of holiday.
No where on their website does it state they are closed, and no mention of it until after the order was placed via email.
We could not even cancel the order stating it was already being processed. Tried calling them and get the answering machine they are closed until October 10th.
Called the CC company to get the charges removed but if they are going to be closed and not processing orders for 11 days they should have a notification on their website before having people place orders, especially for food stuffs which are time sensitive and then telling you after the fact they are not open.
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Eric_C added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Had Flour By Mistake, No ReactionWith spring coming up and us traveling to Mexico and Central America last week I started to take Zyrtec for mild allergies.
I always take it when we travel because leaving Michigan usually messes with my sinuses. The past 3 times we've been on vacation in the past year I have never had a single gluten incident. I find that odd since we must have eaten at 20 different random restaurants, normally Mexican since it seems safest, across the US with no reaction at all.
If it be Celiac's or an allergy my reactions are severe, nearly instantaneous, and had long term health effects for me like nervous system problems, and everything else most go through from long term exposure. I've taken a single bit of food and within 30 seconds know something is wrong with it.
Yesterday we went to a local Mexican place we had been to before and I ordered Enchilada's Verde. I got about 1/2 way through my meal and from the first bite noticed something wasn't right with the tortilla's but one of the reasons we go there is they have excellent corn tortilla's, just figured I had missed them.
I realized they were flour tortilla's. This is the first flour I had in 7 years beyond CC. Apparently they make this one dish with flour tortilla's but in the past the waitress knew we were gluten-free and ordered them the right way. Never seen a place that makes flour based enchilada's, they are called burrito's.
Zero reaction. That's enough gluten to put me in the hospital. When I first had a gluten problem it would effect me late at night or at the next meal but slept through the night no problems, just had breakfast an hour ago and nothing.
I've had CC not more than 3 weeks ago with a severe reaction, the only difference is taking the Zyrtec.
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Eric_C added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Candida And All Who Have On Going ProblemsI don't actively read the board but I do come by to post on this topic occasionally.
Nearly every single post I've seen on this forum in regards to problems with Celiac's I've had at one point in time or another. The big ones were:
Neuropathy - anything from shaking hands/burning/cold, etc
Severe to moderate arthritic pain
2 years go I realized that so much of this was related to yeast/Candida. Attacking the Candida with diet changes and supplements fixed the coldsores (first to go and easiest to fix), the hypoglycemia, and most of the neuropathy issues. Sore joints and all that went away too.
The brain fog turned into anxiety at times. I started to notice the brain fog as it got worse always came with sinus pressure. Sometimes bad, sometimes moderate but always with pressure. On really bad days it would include memory issues, hard to concentrate, hard to remember.
I've been on a strict plan to manage Candida and I was winning most of the time but I still had this lingering issue. Went through a bunch of doctors till I finally found one who listened to me on the Candida issue.
I had been feeling great. I had a bunch of symptoms return but that was due to my high sugar intake, once I stopped that and went back on the Candida supplements it subsided, except the more frequent brain fog/anxiety.
There was a reason why the Candida continued to be an issue. Low stomach acid was part of it. I've been on antacids for years. I cut them in 1/2 and within week things improved dramatically. I was creating an environment for the candida to grow.
So after this entire program to rid myself of Candida once and for all I still had the lingering brain fog, concentration, anxiety issue.
He prescribed Diflucan, an anti-yeast, but in a nasal spray.
Been on it a week and an great improvement. The last place that yeast can be hiding, and probably has been hiding for years, is getting treated. He told me no pill or liquid med can kill yeast in the sinuses, especially the deeper you get.
I cannot tell you how many doctors I've relayed this info to and just kept getting sent away.
I personally believe that many of the problems that Celiac's have is not directly due to the Celiacs but it has created an environment where all this other stuff grows and causes issues. It got bad enough to the point at times where they starting mentioned Fibrmaligia (sp?).
It has been a long road to get here and most of that road was finding information. Had I been informed years ago I could have probably spend 2 months fixing this and been done with it.
I considered myself cured about 5 years ago but dietary habits and the hospitable environment(low stomach acid) caused it to creep back in. And it does creep back in, it's not like overnight your sick. There is a plateau it reaches but the lead up to that point is tough to pinpoint.
Our hope is now that the low stomach acid issue is gone that once I rid myself of it that it will stay away.
To summarize Candida infection caused most of my related issues. As I treated it and attacked it I got much better but it basically takes refuge in the sinuses. As soon as you stop doing most of the things to make it inhospitable to the rest of the body it creeps back from the sinuses to the rest of the body causing problems again.
Hopefully this is good info for those struggling to find the answer to their problems even though they've gone gluten-free.
A big part of the reason I feel that so many feel better, then feel worse is if you like your gluten based foods and you give them up what is the best comfort food to replace it with?
Sugar...which feeds Candida and other parasitic types.
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Eric_C added a topic in Gluten-Free RestaurantsBuddy's Gluten Free Pizza In MichiganUtterly amazing. Zero difference from their regular product to the gluten-free.
Cheap too, $9.99. We go there for a Pizza with 3 toppings and a antipasta for 2 for $20.
Been to a few and very concious, you even cut your own pizza with a special cutter for gluten-free pizza's.
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