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    1. Mango04 added a post in a topic Moving To France, Very Gluten Sensitive - Help!   

      I've been to France a few times and spent a couple years living in Europe.  I found it EASIER there!  I never heard of anyone not believing in celiac over there.  Maybe, just like here, there will be people who have never heard of it.  You might need some time to explore and experiment, and of course there will be times when you won't be able to eat in certain situations (just like in your home country).  If you can eat dairy it will be even easier in my opinion, but if you can't that's okay too.  
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    2. Mango04 added a post in a topic Restaurant Japan Town San Francisco?   

      The gluten free grocery store in the Dogpatch

      Mariposa Bakery in the Ferry building

      The Plant Cafe Organic

      I won't list more because I'm not familiar with who doesn't use rice flour, but there are a lot of options
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    3. Mango04 added a post in a topic Hot Enough For You?   

      59 and foggy
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    4. Mango04 added a post in a topic Gluten Free In Us West Coast - San Francisco, La Etc   

      You won't have to look very hard in SF or LA. I don't know if this is the type of food you prefer but in SF I like The Plant Cafe Organic, Samovar, Rainbow Grocery, Whole Foods, Bi-Rite (the latter three for picking up groceries/grabbing salads etc), the farmer's markets (they're everywhere). I just learned that there's this place : There's also PIca Pica and Om Shan Tea (both entirely gluten-free, I think). If you're flying and you land in terminal 2 at sfo you can get tons of gluten-free food right in the airport (and you can even do yoga while you're there lol). Really, you can't run out of options. Have a great trip...
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    5. Mango04 added a post in a topic Traveling Overseas ... Any Guidance?   

      My advice is to not worry too much. I lived in Europe for an extended time and have spend a lot of time in London. I always found eating there to be extraordinarily easy. I felt the same way about Ireland and even Paris.
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    6. Mango04 added a post in a topic Gluten Free Deoderant For Daughter?   

      I would recommend contacting Bubble and Bee Organics. They make extremely safe and effective deodorants (safe as in free of toxic chemicals - most deodorants are gluten-free) They use essential oils in their deodorants, but maybe some of all of the ones they use would be safe for your daughter. The company is really good at helping customers find the best products for their individual situations, so might be worth shooting them a message.
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    7. Mango04 added a post in a topic Beginner Grocery List For Gluten Free Diet   

      You don't really need to change anything then except the grain part, which you can replace with gluten-free whole grains (there are lots of them - quinoa, brown rice, millet, amaranth etc.)
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    8. Mango04 added a post in a topic Going To The Cinema   

      I know the OP isn't drinking soda, but I want to point out that the ingredients in Coke, Pepsi etc. in the US are completely different from the ingredients in Coke, Pepsi, etc. in Sweden. Coke in your country isn't the same as Coke in someone else's country. Just important to keep in mind when giving people advice about specific products.
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    9. Mango04 added a post in a topic Traveling Abroad - What gluten-free Tools Do You Recommend?   

      gluten free dining cards, maybe some sort of plastic travel fork, and an open mindedness toward getting yourself food at a supermarket or farmer's market instead of a restaurant, if need be (even if you don't have a kitchen). It also can't hurt to pack some snacks in your suitcase.
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    10. Mango04 added a post in a topic Eating Out, And Eating Abroad Or In Other Countries   

      Europe is much more celiac-aware than the US and generally more willing to accommodate a special diet. When it comes to eating and traveling, I find Europe about a million times easier than the US. You should be okay.

      Take restaurant cards if you're worried about a language barrier. Don't overlook the possibility of getting food at grocery stores and farmer's markets. There's often gluten-free food available in pharmacies as well. This is often how I eat in Europe even without a kitchen (there's a ton of stuff that you can get at a grocery store that you don't need to cook to eat)...
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    11. Mango04 added a post in a topic "can You Eat This? What About That?"   

      "I have a medical condition that restricts my diet. I'm not comfortable talking about it right now. It's not an eating disorder."

      That usually shuts people up really quickly!
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    12. Mango04 added a post in a topic Someone Said Udi's Is The Best Bread And I Dont Like It!   

      If you cook and or/bake, gluten free girl has some excellent recipes on her blog (and good advice for people newly diagnosed)
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    13. Mango04 added a post in a topic First Time On Plane Celiac   

      Europe is actually quite easy and much more celiac-aware than the US. I find traveling around Europe easier than traveling around the US ('m sensitive with multiple allergies as well). I've done it without a kitchen - with a kitchen it would definitely be doable.
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    14. Mango04 added a post in a topic Burt's Bees No Longer gluten-free   

      I would use the product you called about, but if you're looking for a company that completely and fully discloses the sources of its extremely organic, amazing and safe ingredients, I like Bubble and Bee Organic. The make an amazing lip balm.

      Their organic deodorant is amazing as well, if anyone is looking to get away from aluminum.
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    15. Mango04 added a post in a topic Does Anyone Here Eat Trader Joes Products?   

      I eat TJ's food extremely regularly (practically live next door to one) and don't have any sort of problem. Their gluten-free pasta is inexpensive and great. I love their almond milk. I don't eat much of their super processed stuff though (they do sell a lot of junk food) so maybe that helps.
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