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    1. Dancypants added a post in a topic Is There Such A Thing As Gluten-free Hairspray?   

      I, too, use Dove mousse and hairspray without problems. I have very curly hair and the mousse seems to tame it quite well. The hairspray also works great...I use it to control wispies during performances and it holds even when I'm sweating under those hot stage lights.

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    2. Dancypants added a post in a topic What Is Your Secret Weapon?   

      CHOCOLATE Viactiv!!

      My daily 3 of these foil-wrapped wonders have been helping me rebuild my poor osteoporetic bones which...keeps me dancing (the other thing I can't live without)!

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    3. Dancypants added a post in a topic Canned Food?   

      When I go on tour (ballet company stays in hotels), I always pack my own food. Some of my favorites include:

      Tasty Bite Madras Lentils (can boil or microwave)-yummy on rice and very filling
      Annie Chun's Rice Express (fresh, already-steeamed rice bowls)
      GoGo Rice Pre-Cooked Seasoned Rice Bowls, Hawaiian (high calorie for when you're really hungry)
      Chicken-of-the-Sea Tuna or Salmon in those flat, mylar packages
      Maranatha Peanut Butter
      Plain Nuts
      Bags of Orgran Muesli
      Glutino Breakfast Bars
      Dole Fruit Cups
      Bumble Bars
      Ditto on the Potatoes...I always pack them in my suitcase and get the weirdest looks
      Annie's Natural Salad Dressings (the gluten-free ones of course)-come in individual serving packs
      Plain popcorn and brown paper lunch bags + microwave = tasty treat when everyone else is eating gluten-filled junk (I have yet to start a fire by doing it this way)

      Have fun!
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    4. Dancypants added a post in a topic Gluten Free Frostings   


      Check your private messages...I sent you one re: a Portland doctor.

      Macy's Mom
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    5. Dancypants added a post in a topic Prechopped Fruit Safe?   

      Simply rinse off the pre-cut fruit! I do it all the time when I'm on the road and want something different/nutritious to eat.

      Yes, it does remove some of the flavor and vitamins...but I'd rather be safe than sorry with regard to cross-contamination. My friends laugh at me <shrugs>.


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    6. Dancypants added a post in a topic Yogurt   

      I eat Cascade Fresh! Actually, I live on Cascade Fresh...three cartons a day!!!
      It's fat-free, gluten-free (labeled so right on the container), has no cross-contamination risks, and contains 8 live active cultures. It's all-natural, fruit-juice sweetened, not derived from rBGH-treated cows, and available in 10 flavors. One 6-ounce container supplies 110 calories, 14% of your daily protein, and 25% of your daily calcium. Although it's distributed from Seattle, Washington, I have found it as far away as Hawaii.

      Cascade Fresh: (800) 511-0057 or

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    7. Dancypants added a post in a topic Manhattan, New York   

      Whitney728...thank you!!!

      Your list of restaurants and directions have been packed.

      Leaving in four days. I'm drool when I think of having panini at Risoterria.

      Don't you love Prague! I represented the United States at the World Tap Dance Championships in Lujubljana, Slovenia...and spent several days in Prague as well. It's one of my favorite cities!

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    8. Dancypants added a post in a topic Manhattan, New York   

      My sincere thanks to everyone who replied to my query!

      I'm very slowly figuring out the different sections of Manhattan. From what you told me, Anna Isabel, Risoterria is in the West Village. I think that Greenwich Village is part of the West Village...right? I have an appointment with NYU-Tisch's Dance Department on one day and an interview in NYU's Chemistry Department on another day...and since NYU is in (correct me if I'm wrong) Greenwich Village, that would mean TWO trips to Risoterria!!!! And one will be a Tuesday for their special pasta night!!! YEY!

      When you said to "take the 1 or the 9 to Christopher Street" to get get to Upper Manhattan, are those subway lines or bus lines? Someone told me that it is dangerous to take the subway, especially at night. True?? I'm very naive about public transportation.

      jkmunchkin, thank you for Anne Roland Lee's phone number. One of the reasons I'm looking at Columbia University is because of their Celiac Disease Center. I'm planning a double major in dance and biochemistry with an emphasis in nutrition. I'm very interested in biochem research and hope to be a slave to one of their researchers as soon as possible. If a dance career doesn't work out for me, or if it is very short-lived, I'll be prepared for graduate school and celiac research of some kind.

      mookie03, thanks to you too for the Sambuca suggestion. I'll also be visiting Juilliard at Lincoln Center, so that sounds perfect!

      I think I'm more excited about finally getting to eat out than visiting these schools.

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    9. Dancypants added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Manhattan, New York
      Hello New Yorkers!

      I so excited! I will be traveling to New York in two weeks. My first trip to this huge city!! I will be in the Morningside Heights area of Manhattan and will be visiting Columbia University, Barnard College, NYU and Juilliard.

      Since my diagnosis two years ago, I have never eaten in a restaurant. I'm super sensitive and I'm really nervous. I tried to talk my mom into bringing all of my food, but she says it's time to trust myself in choosing places where I can eat...especially since I'm getting ready to go away to college in another year.

      Can you Manhattanites help me in finding some celiac-friendly restaurants within walking distance of the Union Theological Seminary (3041 Broadway at 121st Street). This is where I'll be's right next to Columbia University and Barnard.

      I'm from a small town, so I'm a little scared about wandering too far away from UTS. I would prefer to not have to take a taxi if possible.

      Thank you for your help!

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    10. Dancypants added a post in a topic Thai Kitchen's Thai Peanut Stir-fry Noodles   

      Thank you to everyone who responded! This forum helps me so much!!

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    11. Dancypants added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Thai Kitchen's Thai Peanut Stir-fry Noodles
      Another thirty days have gone by, and I get to add back another gluten-free porduct to my .

      Since I'm asymptomatic when I get glutened, I need everybody's help!!

      Has anybody had problems with Thai Kitchen's Thai Peanut Stir-Fry Noodles? It's gluten-free, of course...says so right on the package. The rice noodles are produced in a dedicated facility, but the gluten-free seasoning packet is not.

      Looking forward to something new for dinner this weekend!!

      Thank you!
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    12. Dancypants added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Lundberg's Risotto
      My mom brought home three boxes of Lundberg's Risotto for me to try: Garlic Primavera, Creamy Parmesan, and Butternut Squash.

      I am verysensitive to minute amounts of gluten, but have no symptoms, so I never know when I've been glutened or what product did it.

      I completely trust Lundberg Farms in terms of cross-contamination with their rices and rice cakes. However, I have never eaten a boxed mix from them. The ingredients appear to be gluten-free, but I'm worried about such ingredients as spices (black pepper, ginger, nutmeg, sage, dried garlic, dried parsley, tumeric, and paprika extract). I know that spices, in and of themselves, are gluten-free, but I also know that most of them are not produced on dedicated lines (according to McCormick).

      So, I rely on all of you!
      Has anybody had problems with this product?

      Thank you!!
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    13. Dancypants added a post in a topic Another Birth Control Pill Question   

      Didn't even consider that a dig!
      I'm not being put on it to avoid pregnancy, but rather, to restore hormone levels (to keep my bones healthy with estrogen) and so I can shed the uterine lining every 4 months. Since my osteoporosis help lead my doctor in the direction of celiac, she has since been very concerned about my bone health.

      The patch wouldn't be a good option for me as I don't want to have periods every month if I don't need to. I dance ballet. Partnering and skimpy costuming make periods a worry. But if the Seasonal doesn't work, patches would be an excellent option for me.

      I didn't even think of questioning my doctor about the absorption at the time...I just thought of it. I suppose I should leave a message for her tomorrow and ask this very question.
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    14. Dancypants added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Another Birth Control Pill Question
      My endocrinologist is putting me on Seasonal in a couple weeks. I'm 17, weigh 85 pounds, and have never had a period...we're concerned about my bone health. She has confirmed that it is gluten-free.

      My question is this...if I'm still not absorbing nutrients well right now, will I be able to absorb the hormones in the pill?

      Thank you. I have learned so much from all of you!
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    15. Dancypants added a post in a topic Orgran Products   

      Their products are made in a dedicated factory, but...

      Dear Macy

      Thank you for your enquiry and interest in Orgran products. We would like to advice that Orgran products are wheat free, gluten free, dairy free, egg free, non-GMO, suitable for vegan and can be considered as natural.

      To answer your question, we would like to advice that we are implementing HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point), which including approved supplier program.

      The program assists us in ensuring that raw material supplied to are free from wheat, gluten, dairy and egg.

      Although we process our product in a gluten free environment, however, part of our processing may out sourced out to a gluten containing product from another company. However, we can assure you that complete cleaning was carried out at the end of every shift and extra clean down is conducted when changing over from one product to another.

      As a verification we conduct a routine gluten contamination analysis to ascertain the gluten status of this product.

      I hope this information is some of assistance. Should you have nay queries please do not hesitate to contact us.



      I was a little concerned about the "sourcing out" part of Orgran's response. I'm not using their products right now while I'm trying to heal...and I really miss their Muesli on my yogurt!!! It's yummy

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