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    1. bincongo added a post in a topic Wheat In Coffee   

       I think I will do some bean grinding but I do like the Starbucks Kcups.
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    2. bincongo added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      How Often To Have Testing Done
       I was not diagnosed with Celiac until I was 63 years old. I always thought and was told I had IBS. One of my sisters has three autoimmune diseases but not Celiac. My other sister had the basic blood work done for Celiac two years ago and it was negative. I told her if they will not do gene testing then she needed to be retested every couple of years. She goes to Kaiser Permanente in Colorado and at her last appointment she asked to be retested because of my advice and the doctor said, "who made your sister a doctor," and refused to retest her. Does anyone have a online source that has a lot of credibility that I can copy and send to my sister to give to her doctor about being retested every few years. 
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    3. bincongo added a post in a topic Wheat In Coffee   

      I can't get the link to copy but it was put on the weather channel web site on 8/12/2014 under the heading - bad news for coffee lovers.
      I don't like flavored coffee so I use the regular Kcups that are pre-made like Starbucks and others. I don't know how they could put wheat in the product unless it is during the grinding and you would think that would have to be put on the labeling. But the article seems to indicate that the wheat is added to the beans.
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    4. bincongo added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Wheat In Coffee
       I just heard that because of coffee being harder to grow, Brazil and other countries are using fillers. They are putting in wheat, soy or dirt. Does anyone have information on this. Would it be safe to use whole beans and grind them? Coffee has become more of a problem for me this year since I started using a coffee machine that uses Kcups but it might be because it is just stronger.
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    5. bincongo added a post in a topic Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe Help   

      I was a chocolate chip cookie lover before going gluten free. My favorite recipe is from Land-o-Lakes. Go online and look for Chewy Chocolate chip cookies(gluten-free). To me they are as close to my pre-gluten free cookies as they can be.
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    6. bincongo added a post in a topic Scones   

      I too am a scones lover and it took me a long time to find a good recipe. I love the one by Betty Crocker. Go to their web site and type in Cinnamon Scones gluten free. I add mini chocolate chips to my recipe.
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    7. bincongo added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Flour And Starch Storage
      I do a lot of baking now and so I order my flour's and starches online,(mostly at Amazon and their subscribe and save program). What I need to know is what needs to be in the fridge or freezer for long term storage. I order at lot at one time and don't use it up quickly.
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    8. bincongo added a post in a topic Are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Gluten Free Or Not?   

      I know this topic has been around awhile and I sure it has because Reece's peanut butter cups are so good that we don't want to give them up. I LOVE the dark chocolate ones. I ate the full sized ones and have not had any problems but then I do not have a lot of symptoms to began with. Lately I tried the small dark chocolate ones and for some reason I seemed to have some symptoms with them. I can't be certain but since the dark chocolate ones are new I am wondering if they are different. The label does not indicate any gluten ingredent. Has anyone noticed this or is it in my head.
      Also I am finding it difficult to get the full size ones. It seems all my stores only stock the small ones now in the dark chocolate.
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    9. bincongo added a post in a topic Need To Find A Gi Doctor In Alabama Please Help?   

      There are several support groups in Alabama that may help you find a doctor. I live in Huntsville and we have a support group. Let us know where you live. It will also make a difference on your testing if you are already gluten free.
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    10. bincongo added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      My son and his wife went on a cruise and got me some Vanilla. I really would like to use it but I don't know if it is gluten free. The ingredients list Ethyl Alcohol, vanilla pod, natural coloring and perservative. The brand is Xialam.
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    11. bincongo added a post in a topic Flourless Chocolate Cake   

      If you don't have espresso powder I think instant coffee will work. It looks so good that I am going to make it this week.
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    12. bincongo added a post in a topic Itching Worse In The Evening?   

      I find that my DH is always itching more in the evenings and I think I have seen others on this site that say the same thing. I don't have an answer as to why this happens but for me it is always worse in the evenings.
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    13. bincongo added a post in a topic Dh After Being Gluten Free   

      Thanks for your reply. I do think that taking out the vitamin with iodine has helped. Maybe that was what irritated it. I can't get a Dermatologist appointment until April. The site with pictures helped and that is why I do think I have DH but not as bad as the pictures. The spots that I do have look like the one ladies back but I don't have as many. Using Benadryl lotion seems to help at night. I have to have my husband put it on and he isn't too crazy about that.
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    14. bincongo added a post in a topic Recovery Phase - Quite Confused   

      If your parents use flour to cook with it gets in the air and settles on lots of things. Also there is Lactose free milk, hard cheese is ok to eat and yogurt is ok in certain brands. Breyers makes a lactose free ice cream in vanilla only. I don't look for lactose in every product but I do cut out the larger amounts like milk and I use lactose free milk for cooking.
      I had good weeks and bad weeks after going gluten free and sometimes felt worse than before. It wasn't until I was gluten-free for about 3 months that I spent more time feeling good than I did feeling bad but I still had ups and downs.
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    15. bincongo added a post in a topic Are Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Gluten Free Or Not?   

      I think all companies should be required to label products that are made on shared equipment. They do that with peanuts and nuts so why not wheat. Having said that I am in love with Reese's dark chocolate peanut butter cups and I eat them several times a week. I don't have a lot of symptoms so I can't always tell if I am having a reaction but my recent blood work showed I was following the gluten free diet very well. I did find last fall that Reese's came out with a new candy bar and the packaging looked very much like the peanut butter bar but I read the label and it had wheat in it. You can never be too careful.
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