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About kareng

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  1. Sorry Folks! Looks like someone accidentally hid this thread for a few hours. Hit a wrong button or something. Should be fine now! Carry on...,
  2. What GEE EFF said! Look for incubators, some business schools and even community colleges will have classes about starting your own business & info about financing one. There is a lot more to a business then just making and selling and getting someone else to buy the food Taxes - paying and collecting in different cities or tax zones, health department codes, liability insurance (vehicular and general business ), renting a health dept approved kitchen, a small business lawyer to help you "become a real company", permits, "booth fees", etc. You can probably avoid some of it right now, just selling at a local farmer's market. add- You might check with your state. Some states have funds or low interest loans. It helps if you are a "minority".
  3. It appears that surgery is one thing that can trigger Celiac disease. Just want to add - once you have Celiac , you always have Celiac. It isn't an "imbalance" and can't be reversed. The only current treatment for Celiac disease is a gluten free diet.
  4. Splenda was gluten-free back in 2005 when this thread was active and its still gluten-free now! I like it better than aspartame as aspartame gives me a stomach ache. But some people are the exact opposite.
  5. Looks like 1 Celiac antibody test & its negative. the IGa = 356 just means that you make enough of the stuff that an IGA test looks for. A few people don't, so that's why they have to have that.
  6. If you have been eating gluten free, here things should all get better. Perhaps you have some other issue that needs to be addressed?
  7. I would like to clear something up here..... " Celiac. Com" doesn't " say" anything. It doesn't do research. Sometimes it links to studies or articles published elsewhere. It allows people to express thier opinions, thoughts, links to info, etc. Using " Celiac. Com " as a scientific source isn't valid. Perhaps saying " in this article, on c. Com that I am linking to", would be more valid? Then people could see where the info comes from - the study, pharmaceutical company, etc. The fact is, you can find someone's post or an article that will contradict another article. This forum and site are for sharing information but it's is not a scientific entity.
  8. "see this link where they say quoting "While the excess risk found in celiac first-degree relatives can be explained by genetics, the higher risk in spouses points to the impact of environmental factors" like stress in their environment. Mind you these people don’t’ have the genetics for it. Now technically if we listen to “Classic Genetics” only those who have the Celiac GENES can get sick of Celiac disease? Right?" I am not sure that really says that the spouse had no genes for Celiac. I think it's worded awkwardly. The spouses don't share he same genetics with thier spouses ( least spouse aren't usually first degree
  9. Wheat germ oil, stuff labelled wheat something ... maybe oats. It is only important that it be gluten-free if it goes in your mouth - like a lipstick.
  10. Corn tortillas are cheap in the US. They are just water and corn. I think the secret to making them is getting the right " grind" or texture of corn. Just saw this on my Facebook about flour substitutions. You might find this helpful
  11. I just realized that you said you won't eat eggs for some reason. You will have to use an replacer like chia and / or flax or " egg replacer". I don't know what a " China diet" is but I wonder why you feel the need to limit yourself so much and make life's harder than it needs to be. I guess if you are trying to eat like Chinese people did before modern times - you wouldn't eat corn . I not think they'd had sorghum, but they did eat eggs. Might be duck eggs or whatever eggs they could get thier hands on. I know they ate bugs and snakes, too.
  12. I jùst buy corn tortillas. Not sure if you can where you live? Google some recipes. You need a bit more than tapioca and sorghum. You might want another starch like arrowroot and maybe some xantham gum, maybe flax seeds or some pectin. You may need to adjust the amount of " wet " ingredients. There are many goo recipes on line. you might use the search function on here and see I found you can find some recipes. I know we have had a few nice ones.
  13. It is suggested to cut out dairy because lactose is hard to digest. With most lactose intolerance, you may find you don't have to avoid all dairy. You may be able to tolerate a small amount or some dairy items that have little to no lactose. Check "lactose intolerance" on the internet. For the salad dressings - maybe google "lactose free ranch dressing"? Or " vegan ranch dressing"
  14. How are they explaining the " near total blunting"? Because that is a medical finding they better be trying to figure out if they don't think it's from celiac.
  15. Don't put your food on the table? Keep it on a placemat, or in containers. Eat in your car? Eat at your desk? Go to a park on nicer days ( my son always ate in his car at the park , watching the ducks on the lake, just to get out of the office). Your enclosed lunch should be fine in the same fridge. Is this table very very tiny and people are eating thier lunches over yours? Just sitting near someone won't " gluten" you but if they are waving thier sandwiches over your salad bowl, that needs to stop.