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  1. Shampoo

    My shampoo also has hydrolyzed wheat protein in it and oat proteins. I asked my doctor(s) about it and they said that unless I have DH, I don't need to worry about those ingredients (although we do still need to watch lip balm, lipstick, etc.). He said that I would need to ingest it in order to evoke a reaction/damage. I am very careful that I don't get any on my face so I can't accidentally ingest it. Some may disagree or have other expert opinions... I have had two endoscopies and three sets of blood work since being diagnosed - all of which show that the diet is working and levels are very good, so I tend to follow the doctor's insights. Good luck! p.s. When I need to find a safe food brand or something of that nature... a google search has been very helpful in locating "micro-sites" that are not easily found on manufacturer's Web sites and in forums... I type in "gluten free" in quotation marks and whatever else I'm looking for (usually a restaurant or brand name) also in quotation marks.
  2. Bravo (italian Restaurant)

    I have had multiple experiences at Cranberry Bravo! - all good! Their bolognese sauce is wonderful and safe! They told me I don't even need to call ahead, that they always have it in stock. But, I would be disappointed if I went there and they didn't, so I still call ahead. I've never been glutened there, but always remind them to use a different strainer, etc. On the other hand, I have spoken to the (very nice) chef at the McKnight Road location who also asked me if wheat penne would work?!?! They don't carry it. The one in Robinson (at the Pointe) does not carry it YET, he said. However, he mentioned that if I had an event there and knew in advance, they could order it in. I haven't spoken to the one at the Galleria (South Hills), but heard they offer it as well.