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    1. KAthyB added a post in a topic Philadelphia Places To Eat   

      Boar's Head and Deitz and Watson turkey and cheeses are all gluten-free
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    2. KAthyB added a post in a topic Tortillas   

      The Don Pancho Tortillas are pretty good and if you click the link on the gluten free food bullet on the homepage of it will link you to the Gluten Free Mall and they carry them and ship them.

      A good lunch idea is lightly toast frozen waffles, let cool then spread with peanut butter and fluff or jelly. Trader Joe's waffles taste like EGGO's and have a much nicer texture then the Van's. The waffles make great breakfast sandwiches....bacon, egg and velveeta are my daughter's favorite.

      Gillian's pizza dough can be rolled into thin circle using parchment paper over and under and layer pepperoni and cheese or your favorite gluten-free lunch meats on one half then fold and close edges forming a semi-circle....brush with olive oil and cut a few slits in the top.....bake at 350 for about 10 minutes until light brown...this packs well for lunch and is good heated or at room temp.

      Kathy B
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    3. KAthyB added a post in a topic Tums   

      I spoke with Glaxo Smith Kline about three months ago and was told Tums are not gluten free....this was after the GI suggested my daughter use them for her reflux...Rolaids are gluten free!
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    4. KAthyB added a post in a topic Pf Changs Restaurnat   

      We ate at PF Changs for the first time this weekend and my daughter had the Cantonese Chow Fun with chicken and the wide noodles. I trusted that if it was on the gluten-free menu that it along with the lettuce wraps were safe. The manager came to out table and told us that the lettuce wraps were gluten-free but not all of the sauces were. He brought out a gluten-free soy sauce and told my daughter she could add in 2 of the other 4 sauces that they had on the table. She did not get sick and had a wonderful dinner. Our service was impeccable.
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    5. KAthyB added a post in a topic Cd And Reflux   

      My 19 yr old celiac daughter was up to 40mg nexium 2x daily and xtra strength pepcid 2x daily and a 3rd nexium if needed after a ph probe on meds showed that the usual dose was not blocking enough of the acid. She decided on her own to take a "drug holiday"....24 hours off meds...she learned that these "holidays" are often helpful in one of her nursing lectures...(never skip insulin)....she resumed the following day starting at one Nexium one hour before her dinner and the reflux is very much improved. She did this on her own....I would not recommend trying this without a doctor's advice...but she feel so much better...she was looking inot surgeries but was told that they are risky....she agrees that reflux is probably worse if she gets some gluten...this usually only occurs when she eats out and is not assertive enough about the cross contamination issues.
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    6. KAthyB added a post in a topic Accidental Gluten In Diet   

      When my daughter was first diagnosed in March of 2003 I was constantly on the message boards and saw the warning that Corn Pops which were always gluten-free were changing the ingredients. I went out and bought a box from the last gluten-free batch. Genuardi's/Safeway make a corn nuggets cereal that is very much like the corn pops and is gluten-free. Sorry you found out the hard way. Hope you feel better soon.
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    7. KAthyB added a post in a topic Ratzinger--not Good For Celiacs   

      My daughter receives the low gluten host once a week and has been for one year. Her blood work is done every 3 months and since she went gluten-free her anti-bodies are in the normal range. The low gluten host is the only exception she makes and it is either truly a harmless trace of gluten or God is watching over her. This is a personal decision and it is important to her to receive communion. Healing is both physical and spiritual. God bless.
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    8. KAthyB added a post in a topic Need Ped Gi Dr In Pa   

      There are sveral doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. My daughter was dx'd by Dr. Barbara Haber. Dr Petar Mamula is also a good one and has celiac disease himslef and Dr. Ritu Verma has 2 children with celiac and runs a children's support group. Appointments can be made at 215-590-3630
      Good Luck, KathyB
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    9. KAthyB added a post in a topic A Day In The Life Of A Gf Child   

      Breakfast......bacon, egg and cheese sandwich on Trader Joe's gluten-free waffles
      Snack.........Strawberries dipped in gluten-free vanilla yogurt
      Lunch......grilled hot dog with cheese wrapped in a corn tortilla with grapes and apple slices
      Snack.......Mr. Ritts bakery or homemade cookies with an Ensure shake (add a scoop of ice cream)
      Dinner.......Chicken Tenders.....dip in egg and then a 50/50 mix of rice flour and Pamela's baking mix....deep fry( not healthy but good) .....steamed rice and brocolli w melted cheese
      Snack........Vanilla Ice cream with a spoonful of gluten-free peanut butter and choc. sauce
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    10. KAthyB added a post in a topic College   

      Hi! My daughter is at Gwynedd-Mercy College in Montgomery County, PA. The chef has offered to cook her a gluten-free meal every night and have it on a covered tray waiting for her. He learned all about the diet but sadly, my daughter is stubborn and just reheats the foods I send her. She is only about 45 minutes from home so I stock her up on the weekends. She is going to try to eat these meals at least 3 nights a week this semester. The chef is very helpful but since it is a small college there is no food court as you can find in a larger school. Having her live away but still be close enough when she needs something is working out very well.
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    11. KAthyB added a post in a topic My Attempts To Make Bread :)   

      Hi...i just tried the Mana from Anna mix and it is truly good....even the non-celiacs in my family ate tastes like one of the Panera Breads....i got on the net from a site called gluten evolution. Kathy
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    12. KAthyB added a post in a topic What Would You Do?   

      i know this is daughter is 18 and recently dx'd...she absolutely freaks when others don't eat gluten because of her....but she never refuses and invitation to dinner....she says she eats to live not lives to eat....and does not want to miss out on good time because of gluten...she either eats before and orders something safe like a plain salad or just ice cream...or brings her own...i'm sure being celiac can make you feel very isolated but staying home doesn't sound like the solution...good luck..KathyB
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    13. KAthyB added a post in a topic Swanson's Broths?   

      Hi all, I am reading the swanson 32 0z box .....i don't see the gluten...i talked to swanson sevral months ago and they said all their ready to serve sizes are gluten-free...what ingredient contains the gluten.....Kathy
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    14. KAthyB added a post in a topic The Best Gf Cookies!   

      I use vanilla pudding in my choc chip recipe and all the kids in my daughters dorm love them..they asked for the recipe....wait till their moms see that it uses gluten-free truly tastes like a toll house 2 1/4 cup of Bette's featherlight rice flour mix, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 cup of soft butter, 1/4 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup light brown sugar, 1tsp. vanilla, 1pkg. jello vanilla instant pudding, 2 eggs and a cup of choc. chips......combine butter and sugar, add vanilla and pudding, beat w a mixer till smooth, beat in eggs, add flour and baking soda little by little stir in chips...drop by tsp. full on heavy duty cookie down a bit with finger tips and bake 8 -10 min @ one would ever know the difference...Kathy
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    15. KAthyB added a post in a topic Cant Sleep   

      Hello celiac daughter was plagued by insomnia the first two weeks away at college and melatonin did the trick...just one (i think 3mg) tablet....from a local drug store and 20 minutes later zzzzzzzzzzzzz! She compares it to the feeling she has going under sedation (too many med. tests). She also suffers severe headaches and lo and behold her neuro suggested melatonin since he just read a report of a study where when taken each night there was a reduction in the number of headaches. Not sure if it is helping the headaches but she is able to fall asleep easily, even in a noisy res hall. It is natural and has no side effects and does not leave you drowsy in the AM like some of the OTC meds.
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