Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Ranch Dressing
0

14 posts in this topic

Hello all. Been away from home this week and was at Denny's in Orlando, FL and was asking about the menu. I was surprised to find all of the steaks they serve are not safe for a gluten free diet. I was more surprised to find that RANCH DRESSING is not safe!

This evening, I am back home and was eating at Ruby Tuesday's and found that their Ranch dressing is also NOT SAFE!

Is there anyone else out there that has found this to be so? I am like really really dumbfounded to find this, as I never expected RANCH DRESSING to be a problem!!!

I have been having serious problems with GERD lately and have been mostly gluten-free (aside from eating ranch dressing!) and by mostly, I mean that there have been times that I have accidentally consumed it. I had an upper GI 2 weeks ago and asked that they biopsy me for celiac. I was told they would, but, to expect a negative result because of being mostly gluten-free for like 2 years. Well, now I find that they DID NOT biopsy for celiac! I have to go tomorrow for a gastric emptying study (where I get to eat radioactive eggs! :( ). They are also supposed to draw blood to check for celiac.

Does anyone know if this is an effective test? If yes, will regular eating of NON gluten-free ranch dressing actually HELP to confirm a positive problem with celiac?

Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

No, that would not have been enough gluten. They say you need to eat several slices of bread a day for months to get a positive biopsy.

A gastrict emptying test will not be used to diagnose celiac. I suggest you look into enterolab for a genetic test.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are ranch, as well as other dressings, that are not gluten free.

Anything and everything can have gluten in it, honestly....even if it doesn't make sense to us! It is the joy of processed food.

#1 rule is to assume that everything has gluten in it, then find the ones that are safe. I believe some of the Newman's Own and Hellman's are safe (but, not all!)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Denny's I worked at used a powdered ranch we had to mix up ourselves and I believe the mix was from Hidden Valley. Aren't their normal ranch dressings we can get at the store not safe either?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kensfoods.com which is Ken's Steak house...they have all types of gluten-free dressings. However, crosscontamination may be present b/c their processed in the same plant as wheat which they do warn about on their website.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I have noticed a lot of dressings contain gluten....especially if they are low-fat/fat-free. I buy all my dressings from whole foods because most of them will say if they are gluten free or not....or i just make my own dressing from oil and vinegar.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Kraft dressings will not hide gluten in their ingredients.

I enjoy Kraft's Ranch and Creamy Bleu Cheese all the time.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just had a gastric emptying study 2 weeks ago. Just a heads up, take a book its very boring. You eat your little meal they give you, then you just sit there for 2 hours or more, getting up every 10 or so minutes to take the pic.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
No, that would not have been enough gluten. They say you need to eat several slices of bread a day for months to get a positive biopsy.

A gastrict emptying test will not be used to diagnose celiac. I suggest you look into enterolab for a genetic test.

Okay. I knew the gastric empty is not being used for celiac, it is being used to determine the extent of GERD and to see if the empty time is a factor.

The same Dr. office (actually he is a D.O.) did a blood draw today after the gastric empty that is to be used to determine celiac. I was just wondering if by my being mostly gluten-free aside from not knowing that ranch was dangerous if celiac was detectable by blood test. I wanted to avoid enterolab if possible due to cost if the celiac diagnosis can be made by a Dr. covered by insurance.

This has been a really great place to come to for great information. Thanks again.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

dressings might contain grain vinegars, malodextrin or natural flavor. Newman's own ranch is gluten free and yummy.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
dressings might contain grain vinegars, malodextrin or natural flavor. Newman's own ranch is gluten free and yummy.

I read on a related site that maltodextrin is a sugar, and is a polymer of glucose and is not related to malt but rather the sugar maltose so it is gluten free.

Is this a correct statement, or do most or all of you here avoid all foods that list maltodextrin as an ingredient?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For the most part I avoid dressings in restaurants. Like Laura said, I pretty much assume everything has gluten in it and then find the ones that are safe.

Outback's ranch dressing is great. It's actually probably one of the very few restaurants I will eat dressing in.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can make your own gluten-free ranch dressing. Here's a recipe I cribbed from Epicurious.com:

Ranch Dressing

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons powdered cultured buttermilk blend* (Check ingredients to see if your brand is gluten-free. It usually is!)

2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley

2 tablespoons finely chopped celery leaves

1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

3/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon dried dillweed

*Available alongside the canned and powdered milk in most supermarkets.

Whisk first 3 ingredients in large bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients. Cover and chill at least 1 hour to blend flavors. (Dressing can be prepared 5 days ahead. Keep refrigerated.)

Makes 1 1/2 cups.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I just had a gastric emptying study 2 weeks ago. Just a heads up, take a book its very boring. You eat your little meal they give you, then you just sit there for 2 hours or more, getting up every 10 or so minutes to take the pic.

WHAT???? You got to sit up and just go back and forth every ten minutes for the scan?????? I had a gastric emptying in the Spring, and I had to stay flat on my back on the table for 2 hours and wasn't allowed to move. They told me I could read if I could do it without moving, but there was no way to get the book in view because of the bulky machine.

FWIW: I wasn't given scrambled eggs, they were going to give me cereal. But I explained Celiac and they let me bring my own cereal with me. So, if any of you out there have to have a gastric-emptying scan, know that you will be asked to eat something with the nuclear med added to it. Insist that they allow you to bring your own cereal or whatever, and they just add the med to whatever you're eating. My diagnostic center said some places do provide scrambled eggs, but this place did not have a kitchen. Even if they want you to eat eggs, if you have a Celiac diagnosis or KNOW that gluten is a problem for you, I'd scramble my own eggs and take them along. Cold eggs are better than a gluten reaction!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,650
    • Total Posts
      921,606
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • This subject is often raised on this site, especially by women.  I am prompted to raise it again today, having spoken to my doctor who has said that she has noticed that celiacs often have thin hair, especially in later years.   Rather than just accept what she thinks is just the inevitable I would really like to hear from anyone who really has seen great improvement in their own hair and what they did. There are lots of tips on line but I am particularly interested in hearing from someone who has actually been there, done that, and now has better hair!  
    • This subject is often raised on this site, especially by women.  I am prompted to raise it again today, having spoken to my doctor who has said that she has noticed that celiacs often have thin hair, especially in later years.   Rather than just accept what she thinks is just the inevitable I would really like to hear from anyone who really has seen great improvement in their own hair and what they did. There are lots of tips on line but I am particularly interested in hearing from someone who has actually been there, done that, and now has better hair!  
    • Oh i hope so!! I'm really anxious about the procedure as I've never done it before. I've been through operations but never an endoscopy and the thought of it is really scaring me! Thank you for giving me some courage! 
    • You are right, the tests could be invalid.   All the celiac tests require you to be on a gluten-containing diet.  It is up to you to decide if you want to go gluten free.  You can do it.  Believe me, I know.  Hubby is not officially diagnosed.  He went gluten-free 15 years ago, based on the rather poor advice from my allergist and his GP.  It worked though.  But he would be the first to tell you that I have had way more support in terms of family and medical.    We think he has it.  Both of our families are riddled with autoimmine disorders.  I am the first to be diagnosed.   My Aunt went gluten free per the advice of her Chiropractor.  Her other doctors never suspected celiac disease.  The diet obviously worked for her.  Her daughter (my cousin) is a nurse.  She had an endoscopy but they did not check for celiac disease.  She chose to go gluten-free too since it worked for her mom.  Both will not do a gluten challenge.  However, my diagnosis has helped them get proper medical treatment.  My Aunt is very active in a celiac support group.    Now everyone in my family knows about celiac disease.  My own niece was just diagnosed with Crohn's, but her GI did test and will continue to test her for celiac disease.  You can develop additional autoimmune disorders at any time.   So far, a few other members have been tested.  No one else had had a celiac disease diagnosis yet.  Time will tell.  If I can save someone from the misery of struggling to get a diagnosis, then I can feel good.   Now, an official diagnosis will help you adhere to the diet .  You can get follow-up care.  Get checked for other things like SIBO, H. Pylori and cancer.  But ultimately, it is up to you.   Whatever you decided to do, please consider a family health history chart.  You might someday help a grandchild.   The stool tests?  In all my research, leading celiac experts do not recommend them.  http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/why-dont-you-recognize-tests-stool-tests-or-otherwise-for-gluten-sensitivity-that-are-currently-available-through-companies-like-enterolab-or-cyrex/ gene testing?  Some 30% of the poulation carries the celiac genes.  It just tells you that you have the chance to develop celiac disease.  It can not diagnose you.    
    • The procedure is a breeze. You will go in, be sedated and go to sleep for a short nap and then it's over. Some people will have a bit of a sore throat but not everyone does. For me the hardest part of the endo was not being able to drink coffee when I got up. You seem to have been back on gluten for long enough to have the test but as CLady said there is a good chance your blood work may be negative. In your case you may want to continue eating gluten after the biopsy at least until you get your blood results. If they are negative consider going a bit longer and getting them redone.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,653
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    KerryO
    Joined