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

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    About Rusla

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    • Interests photography, art, writing, leather work armour and clothes, animals, traveling, sewing, gf soap and lotion making.
    • Location Calgary, AB. Canada

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    1. Rusla added a post in a topic Hoping To Meet People Like Me   

      As I have not been on here in a long time it is still nice to see some of the oldsters like me on here. Jersey Angel, you are looking quite furry today.

      Anyway, I am a writer, artist, photographer and I can relate to how you feel. They certainly were not much as friends go, were they? I didn't lose my friends, we still talk by phone. The thing is about this disease you will feel cheated. Where I am there is very little places to go eat for us folks. So my friends go out and have fun and I, stay home and paint and write. Although I consider what I am doing a much more admirable pursuit than swilling alcohol, there are some days I wish I could have dinner with my friends.

      I never eat at their places because of cross contamination issues. I also don't want to put them out to attempt to make anything special for me, so I don't go. The thing is until someone has the disease they just don't get it about the disease and I wouldn't expect them to. So in the meantime you have us, we are not the same and as we live in different places and countries it makes it difficult to hang out. We just have to make our own world.
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    2. Rusla added a post in a topic Any Irish Out There?   

      When I was in Ireland corned beef and cabbage was rarely on the menu. I think I saw it once and that was in Dublin.

      But I can say I had absolutely no problems eating in Ireland and I love Ireland for many reasons.
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    3. Rusla added a post in a topic Glutened By Kraft Bar-b-q Sauce   

      I would like to say that I do not touch the BBQ sauces because a great deal of time they have Barley Malt in them which is a gluten.

      I have never been made sick by Kraft and I am so sensitive that miniscule crumbs devastate me. I would definitely suggest calling the company.

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    4. Rusla added a post in a topic New Calgary Restaurant - A Tasty Menu?   

      No it won't, Lisa. I think I alone am paying their bills. I have taken four people there who have been bringing their friends and family and I have been there three times this week.

      Talk about an addict.
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    5. Rusla added a post in a topic New Calgary Restaurant - A Tasty Menu?   

      Yes, I have actually I was there twice in two days. Their food is all made from scratch and they serve pizza and delicious chocolate cake. They have a children's menu also. Even though they are far away from me, it is worth it to drive there. There is absolutely no gluten in that restaurant. Go and enjoy it.
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    6. Rusla added a post in a topic Diagnosed With Dermatitis Herpetiformis   

      When you are gluten-free you need to be totally gluten free, that means, soaps, shampoos, lotions, food. You must read every label all the time and if you aren't sure don't touch it. I also call all the companies if their phone number is on the bottles. Now, I have DH and being careful of shampoos etc. because it affects the DH also if you have lotion on your hands and it is not Gluten free then when you pick up something to eat, you injest it. I always get glutened at work no matter how careful I am at cleaning things off and wearing gloves to do it. All it takes is a few crumbs for me.
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    7. Rusla added a post in a topic Worcestershire Sauce   

      Worchestershire sauce is almost always wheat/guten based, that is where your problem lies. I do not know where it comes from but I have found a gluten/wheat free one called Wizard.
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    8. Rusla added a post in a topic New Gluten Free Restaurant In Calgary   

      i don't think I would want to try it without refridgeration. Since the Splitt closed here last year we have had no restaurants that are gluten free and now we have one and it has pizza. As you can tell I am crazy happy because it is very good food. They also do vegan for the vegans in the city.
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    9. Rusla added a post in a topic New Gluten Free Restaurant In Calgary   

      Okay, until you show up here I will be forced to eat your share of chocolate cake and pizza.
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    10. Rusla added a post in a topic New Gluten Free Restaurant In Calgary   

      I am so bad, I went back to the restaurant today with another Celiac friend. This time we split a Ceasar Salad that had cheese and garlic croutons, gluten-free of course. It was delicious, then I again had a pizza which was every bit as good as the one yesterday and brought most of it home with me for supper. I also brought another piece of their delicious chocolate cake home with me.
      My friend and I travel from Bowness to Forest Lawn for that food and I rarely like travelling out of my area if I don't need or have to but for them I will. We also met a couple from Silver Springs there, we were working on her to open a bigger place in the NW. All of us in there today were having pizza's.
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    11. Rusla added a topic in Gluten-Free International Room (Outside USA)   

      New Gluten Free Restaurant In Calgary
      I found a brand new gluten free restaurant in Calgary today. Granted not in an end of town I usually go to but that is okay. They have only been open five weeks. The name is "A tasty Menu," right now they are only open Wed. to Sunday, 11:00 am - 8:00 pm for now until they get more busy. It is a small modestly designed restaurant. They make everything from scratch and even though I am not a thin crust pizza girl, their thin crust pizza is to die for and so is their chocolate cake with cream cheese icing.They are located at #105 - 4202 17th Ave SE on the north side of the road in a small strip mall next to an adult store, phone number is: 403-235-0031. Stop in and say hi to the owner, Barbara, who is celiac,
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    12. Rusla added a post in a topic Best Place To Be gluten-free In Europe?   

      I have just returned from Ireland. Believe me whether large city or small town there is no problem staying gluten-free. All I had to do was walk into a restaurant and sa, "I am Celiac." The would adjust anything and some had gluten-free menus, you can buy delicious gluten-free items in every food store.
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    13. Rusla added a post in a topic Anyone Been On A Holland America Cruise?   

      I was debating a cruise with some friends, I talked to Holland America. Holland America is very well versed on Celiac disease and said it would be no problem if you let them know at time of booking and again when on board. I also know others who have been on Holland America and said they would travel no other, because not only were they treated like royalty but not once were they glutened.
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    14. Rusla added a post in a topic New Member   

      Yellow Rose, welcome.

      I don't know how to answer your question as having arthritis also does not make joint pain go away. However I can answer about the big "D" if you have
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    15. Rusla added a post in a topic I Hate My Job!   

      When I started my job, I loved it and the coordinator. However, half way through coordinators changed the new took away all our stress toys, no more pats on the back for good things, only kicks in the face. I rewrote a manual for them and I was given three hours to do it in, others rewrote a section of another manual and were given a week to do it in. When, supposed appreciation went out everyone but me was thanked. When they decide to do something for us who deal with ot and other things they order in KFC and Pizza. People now leave there in droves. The coordinator lies to us about everything and there is no morale in the place I work. Most of us are so depressed we are just looking for a chance to get out of there.

      Yes, I can relate to how you feel about your job.
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