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Ugh...my daughter and I tried them for the first time this morning and had to spit it out. We think they're awful. On the other hand, we don't mind the Trader Joes brand. I was happy to find Van's in the regular grocery store but will not be buying them again (I hated to do it but I actually threw away the rest of the box).
You certainly have every right to post your opinion...after all, that is the point of this forum, right? However, it is entirely irresponsible to be posting incorrect and frankly dangerous medical information.
A doctor who performs a biopsy does not stand to make "thousands of dollars." The doctor, him or herself, in the end, will make a couple hundred. I don't think that's unreasonable.
Vaccines are not linked to "autoimmune diseases." Thimerasol, which used to be used in vaccines, has been linked to autism only. Thimerasol has NOT been used in routine childhood vaccines since 2001. The ONLY vaccine which OCCASIONALLY contains thimerasol is the flu vaccine. There are multiple different flu vaccines - most doctors are not using one containing thimerasol - if he or she does, request that you be given the other one.
There is absolutely NO reason to get vaccines spread out over time and not to give them together. In fact, many vaccines are in the same syringe so the child only needs to be "stuck" one time. It is important to get vaccines at the times they are scheduled (at least within 6 months of the scheduled date).
I would not be the least bit worried about her results. Her numbers are within range - they are perfectly fine. Numbers change constantly. A CBC, especially, changes all the time - i.e., numbers change depending on how hydrated you are, for example. The fact is, if someone is not symptomatic, even results that are mildly out of range are not something to be worried about. I would not be at all concerned. (By the way, I'm a registered nurse).
[As far as the sausage goes, it is a mix of meat, fat and spices. Were the spices gluten free? The company that makes the sausage has no regulartory need to check or advise us of the gluten statis of the spices.
Psawyer - You said you were done and maybe you aren't reading this thread anymore...but...just in case you are...I wanted to tell you I completely and totally agree with you - you were getting a bit beat up here so I just wanted to let you know that there are some of us (I'm assuming I'm not the only one) who agrees with you but just didn't speak up on the subject.
We love all their products - bagels, baguettes, pizza and rolls. The ingredients for the baguette are tapioca starch, milk, eggs, mozzarella cheese, canola oil and salt. Everything's found in the frozen section. We put it in the oven for about 10 minutes to warm it up - my daughter eats an entire loaf in one sitting, too. And their stuff is even loved by the gluten eaters in my family.
Manischewitz macaroons are gluten free. They say so right on the box. I have another recipe for Matzoh balls that are fantastic - we are totally in love with them. There is gluten free matzoh - it's made in Israel from gluten free oats - I don't remember the brand - we ate it last year without any problems - it's enormously expensive but I didn't seen an alternative - it's about $38. for a small box. We've made the Gluten Free Pantry french bread mix into matzoh - it's ok but not the same.
It sounds very much like you have tonsil stones or tonsilloliths. Tonsil stones are white/yellow waxy bumps that get stuck in your tonsils. Usually you can cough them out. They are protein deposits and are generally found in people that have naturally large tonsils with naturally deep craters. They are not dangerous and have nothing to do with celiac or being gluten free. If you have deep craters in your tonsils, sometimes food particles get stuck. Protein and white blood cells then surround the food particle to get rid of it, which then makes the "stone" larger and, therefore, make it big enough to be coughed up. There is really nothing to be done about it except get your tonsils out if it happens particularly often or is particularly bad.
I have to disagree. The "official" daily allowance of Vitamin C is 500mg. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. That means, if you take more than about 500mg of Vitamin C per day, the excess will leave your body as urine. You won't absorb it. It's a waste. More is NOT better.