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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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    1. BeFree added a post in a topic The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat   

      Zucchini squash pasta made with my new Veggetti slicer!  (And a little red wine.....)
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    2. BeFree added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Veggetti Vegetable Pasta Maker
      Just dropping by to say I just tried that new Veggetti slicer that slices squash and vegetables into pasta, it works great!!!  I was pleasantly surprised!  I recommend it.
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    3. BeFree added a post in a topic If Anyone Needs A Laugh...   

      "Well it SMELLS like pizza...."
      "Yes. That was their intention."

      LOL that's my favorite.
      I've so had that experience.
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    4. BeFree added a post in a topic Need On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas   

      When I was at Walmart today I found a NEW brand of gluten-free cereal bars that I had never seen before, in the regular section with the regular cereal bars, not the gluten-free section. They are much cheaper than the ones in the gluten-free section and they are certified gluten-free and also have no soy ingredients!!! They are called "Glenny's" brand.
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    5. BeFree added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      If Anyone Needs A Laugh...
      I think the people who wrote this have been eating some of the same gluten-free pizzas that I have

      Saturday Night Live--Almost Pizza
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    6. BeFree added a post in a topic Kellogs Fruit Snacks   

      I'm so surprised they don't have to label this. Aren't there people who have actual wheat allergies? As in, if they come into contact with wheat they'll go in to anaphylactic shock? If the fruit snacks are made on shared lines with Kellogg's cereals, they could just be coated with the stuff.

      "I used to get very brain foggy and it would happen everytime I ate something sugary. Maybe your body is reacting to the BG imbalance."

      Maybe, but I do feel pretty similar to the way I did the last time I tried to eat gluten. Nausea, headache, tired and foggy, like I have a hangover but I didn't drink.
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    7. BeFree added a post in a topic Kellogs Fruit Snacks   

      "In the US, it's voluntary. There are no laws for gluten-free labelling. Wheat is one of the allergens they have to state clearly in the ingredients if it's put into the product on purpose."

      Thank you so much for letting me know, I was totally unaware of this. I'll be much more careful from now on. Is anyone fighting to make the "shared lines" or "shared facility" labeling mandatory?
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    8. BeFree added a post in a topic Kellogs Fruit Snacks   

      "found that they make these products in the same facility as other wheat containing producs. Aren't they supposed to put that on the package?

      Sadly, no. It's a voluntary label."

      I see that this post is a year this still the case? Is that still a voluntary label?

      Yesterday I ate the Kellogg's Fruity Snacks thinking they were OK because nothing was indicated on the label. Today I feel TERRIBLE, and very similar to the way I felt the last time I did a gluten test.

      I didn't realize that particular labeling might still be voluntary. Can anyone clear that up for me?
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    9. BeFree added a post in a topic Do gluten-free Flours Really Need To Be Refrigerated?   

      Thank you, this makes sense. My conclusion from all of your input is that like most other foods, it should not have some sort of extremely offensive odor or taste if it's still fresh. When I taste the raw flour it does not taste *great* obviously, since it's raw flour, but it doesn't taste what I would guess to be sour, and it has no strong smell.

      Does anyone know though, if I accidentally eat something with spoiled flour, will that hurt me or just taste bad?
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    10. BeFree added a post in a topic Do gluten-free Flours Really Need To Be Refrigerated?   

      Can anyone please tell me, how would I know if my flour is spoiled from being unrefrigerated? I want to use it to make banana bread tomorrow. How would I know if it's OK? And would it actually be harmful if it's spoiled, or would it just taste bad?

      My flour is Bob's Red Mill All Purpose Flour which has been in my cupboard for a good month or so. The bag has been opened, but clipped tightly at the top. It is made from garbanzo bean flour, potato starch, tapioca flour, white sorghum flour, and fava bean flour.
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    11. BeFree added a post in a topic Using Otc Anti-Itch Cream On Dh   

      Doesn't the prescription Dapsone that I've read about even work?
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    12. BeFree added a post in a topic Using Otc Anti-Itch Cream On Dh   

      "I can't imagine that using any approved medication will have any negative effect on someone with DH"

      OK thanks, I was concerned that if I put the wrong thing on it, it could irritate the DH or make it worse. That doesn't seem to be the case. At least no one has said it happened to them as of yet.
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    13. BeFree added a topic in Dermatitis Herpetiformis   

      Using Otc Anti-Itch Cream On Dh
      I have this rash that appears very much like DH, but I have not been diagnosed. I know that persons with gluten intolerance and/or Celiac can be prone to other skin conditions such as exzema.

      SO, today at the store I got some exzema cream to try on it, in case it might work. If I do in fact have DH, will it hurt anything to put OTC exzema cream on it? Should I or should I not do this?
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    14. BeFree added a post in a topic What Do You Miss?   

      Thank you Irish Heart, I got some Success Rice at the store today. Very convenient as they're four to a box and they can get through a busy week of dinners for me. Thanks!
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    15. BeFree added a post in a topic Need On-The-Go Breakfast Ideas   

      So back from the store, here's the report:

      All Carnation drinks have wheat starch listed as the LAST ingredient. GRRRRRR!
      I looked at Boost drinks, they are gluten-free but they have soy protein. Can't have soy.

      Nature Valley Almond Roast bars have soy in them, darn-it.

      For this week I've settled on ham and cheese rolled into corn tortillas, cut up into bites so I can eat it easily in the car. Tasty, cheap, filling, and it will give me the protein I need to have the energy to start my new job. Thanks for all the ideas and I'll file them away in my new gluten-free recipe box!
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