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    1. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Face Wash   

      Proactiv states that all of their products are gluten-free. I have used it for years. Its works all right for me but I prefer other brands. Plus the first day I used it, my face was really itchy. But I got used to it and didn't have anymore effects. That is the only one I use that I know for sure is gluten free.

      These are the other brands I use without problems and have no gluten ingredients on their labels:
      Clinique skin care line
      clean and clear morning burst
      clean and clear blackhead scrub
      oil of olay
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    2. ErraticBinxie added a topic in Gluten-Free Ingredients & Food Labeling Issues   

      Wheat Gluten And Chicken?
      I was just watching the news and they were saying that the contaminated wheat gluten that was in all the bad pet food was also being fed to chickens. Now they are afraid that people are eating infected chicken.

      My first thought was....if chickens eat wheat gluten, should I be eating chicken? Does anyone know anything about this and if there is any risk from eating meat that eats gluten?
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    3. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Teen Guys?   

      I totally know what you mean. I don't ever go out with friends unless its sushi. I am always so worried about it. And I don't know how to meet celiac guys so I am always wondering if I will meet them if I go to GIG meetings. UGH! Why does it have to be so socially awkward?
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    4. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic How Long Have U Had Celiac?   

      I have been gluten free for about 10 years now.
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    5. ErraticBinxie added a topic in Celiac Disease - Teenagers & Young Adults Only   

      The View!
      This morning on The View they turn to Elizabeth and say...."Now tell me about this Celiac Disease that you have..."

      And then she talked about it and then she and Rosie drank RedBridge.

      It gave me goosebumps. Yay for celebrities being advocates!
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    6. ErraticBinxie added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      I have always been against eating oats. Just recently, my mom and I found Gluten-free oats and she ate them and she felt fine. I am scared try them though.

      I am just wondering how everyone else feels about eating oats.
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    7. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Celiacs Disease And A Freshman In College   

      I lived in the dorms as a freshman and I was continuously getting sick from dorm food. Don't give up hope. I figured out I was risking too much so I spent the rest of the year eating fruits, veggies and rice. It worked out really well because I ate healthier than I ever did before and I felt great. It was kind of refreshing to live like that for a while.

      I would recommend as soon as you can to get an apartment to yourself. I live by myself and I like it because I know that everything in my house is 100% gluten-free. Good luck and have a good first year at college!
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    8. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic For The "real" Teens   

      Oregon. And I get the feeling that I am the only one.
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    9. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Does Anystill Eat Gluten?   

      You should really see it as a blessing that you were diagnosed. There are so many people that go for years not knowing what is wrong with them - some of them almost dying - and in the end, they are so thankful to know what is wrong with them that a little gluten-free diet seems like nothing.

      Honestly you are being irresponsible. Part of being 18 and an adult is being able to take care of yourself which you obviously are not doing. Even if you aren't showing syptoms, you can severly damage yourself internally without even feeling it. I have read stories of people showing no symptoms and then doctors doing biopsies and their digestive organs are just mush.

      Please be careful and think about what you are doing because your family cares about you and everyone on this forum is here to support you.
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    10. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Kinnikinnick   

      After all of the years I have been doing this, I have learned that you need to toast EVERYTHING that is gluten-free unless you make it fresh yourself. It takes some getting used to, but after a while you won't want to eat bread, bagels, etc unless it is toasted. Good Luck!
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    11. ErraticBinxie added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      May Contain Traces Of Sickness
      I work at a seafood restuarant as a waitress and I often have people come in that have celiac disease and ask me what they can eat. I pretty much know all of the ingredients in salad dressings, sauces etc.

      A few weeks ago, I told this mom (who's very young child has celiac disease) that the only dressings we have that are gluten-free are thousand island, italian, etc. She argues with me telling me that our ranch dressing is gluten-free. I was angry that she would fight with me. I told her that we use Hidden Valley that contains Modified food starch. She insisted it was made from corn and so I brought it to her anyways.

      Later that night after I had clocked out, I decided to trust her and reunite with the best salad dressing of all time. I regretted it later.

      I called the company to find out if Hidden Valley ranch is gluten-free. They said it is but it is produced in the same facility as things that do contain gluten so it may contain traces of gluten. That is enough to drive me away. I don't see a point in ever risking it when things "may contain traces."

      But it made me wonder about this mom. Is she being responsible in the food that she is feeding her very small son? He can't advocate for himself and if she doesn't watch what he eats closely then who will?

      I want to know what you all think. Do you risk it when it "may contain traces of" or "is produced in the same facility as"?
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    12. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Is Anyone Here Not Actually Diagnosed?   

      I have never been diagnosed. But my mom was when I was little and I felt better without gluten. So I have been gluten-free most of my life. But it sucks because my doctor refuses to believe that celiac even exists. So I will go through my life without it on my medical records. Oh well.
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    13. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Help!   

      I have been gluten-free for 10 years and when I started college this year, I felt really crappy. I tried everything and I finally felt better when I went off of dairy.

      Sometimes a reaction (ie you feeling crappy) are set off by stress. Or in your case, you are still new to the diet and your system is still trying to heal. Be really gentle on yourself. Even if it means going off meat and raw veggies (lettuce is really rough on me), it is worth it in the long run.

      When i'm feeling icky, the best things are bananas, EnerG Wheat-free crackers and lemon-lime gatorade (to prevent dehydration.

      Hope you feel better!
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    14. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Oregon Corvallis/albany   

      I am in Eugene and there are a few wonderful places down here. Sweet Life has gluten-free brownies and other pastries. Capella Market carries tons of Kinnikinnik products. Market of Choice also carries many gluten-free free products. There are tons of options in Eugene.

      I was also hoping there would be a support group down here but I e-mailed the person that I found online and I never got a response. I think that they haven't met for several years. Good Luck!
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    15. ErraticBinxie added a post in a topic Vegetarian   

      I have tried several times to become a vegetarian and everytime it has been a challenge but that doesn't mean it can't be done. I am living on my own next year and am planning to do some major tofu experimentation. If you were a vegetarian and now also gluten-free, the amount of food that you can eat will definitely shrink but you can still find ways to make it work. You will just have to be willing to put more time into cooking. I totally support your decision to be vegetarian and gluten-free and I admire you for trying!
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