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#1 bossley

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 06:37 PM

does any body know about, Bear Creek Country Kitchen soup mixes, Are any of them gluten free? I just ate their navy bean soup and I feel my face swelling. AM I just a worry wart because the words 'GLUTEN FREE' were not on the pkg.I thought the ingreds looked good.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:17 PM

Welcome!

I was curious so I found the ingredients online:

Great Northern Beans, Potatoes, Modified Corn Starch, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Onions, Salt, Carrots, Whey (from Milk), Tomatoes, Navy Beans, Celery, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil, Sherry Wine Flavor, Garlic, Parsley, Vinegar, Sodium Caseinate (from Milk), Turmeric, Paprika, Spices, Annatto Color, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Disodium Inosinate And Disodium Guanylate (flavor Enhancers).

While there is no obvious gluten, there could be hidden gluten in the flavors or spices. It is possible that you are reacting to something other than gluten in the mix. Some of us develop other food intolerances after removing gluten from our diets. Some of the other foods that can be problems while your digestive system is healing are Dairy, Soy, Corn, Nightshades, Legumes - this mix has them all.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:54 PM

The ingredients look OK. In the US, if there is wheat in it it must be declared, it cannot "hide". Nor can a grain "hide" in spices as it it not legally a "spice".

There are a lot of ingredients in there, so it could be hard to pin point one as the culprit. If you are new to Celiac, it can take months to heal. During that time, many things can be hard to digest. It is usually recommended that you stick to a simple, whole food diet at the beginning.

Another thought is that the soup has been cc'd by whoever made it? Perhaps it was made using the gluteny pasta pan for example. Maybe something else you ate earlier in the day?
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#4 bossley

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:25 PM

Welcome!

I was curious so I found the ingredients online:

Great Northern Beans, Potatoes, Modified Corn Starch, Natural And Artificial Flavor, Hydrolyzed Soy Protein, Onions, Salt, Carrots, Whey (from Milk), Tomatoes, Navy Beans, Celery, Maltodextrin, Palm Oil, Sherry Wine Flavor, Garlic, Parsley, Vinegar, Sodium Caseinate (from Milk), Turmeric, Paprika, Spices, Annatto Color, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Disodium Inosinate And Disodium Guanylate (flavor Enhancers).

While there is no obvious gluten, there could be hidden gluten in the flavors or spices. It is possible that you are reacting to something other than gluten in the mix. Some of us develop other food intolerances after removing gluten from our diets. Some of the other foods that can be problems while your digestive system is healing are Dairy, Soy, Corn, Nightshades, Legumes - this mix has them all.

I've tried staying away from some of these but saw no difference. Now, My question is this. If I stay gluten free will all these other sensitivities[bad spelling] go away, as I heal? What are night shades?
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

The ingredients look OK. In the US, if there is wheat in it it must be declared, it cannot "hide". Nor can a grain "hide" in spices as it it not legally a "spice".

There are a lot of ingredients in there, so it could be hard to pin point one as the culprit. If you are new to Celiac, it can take months to heal. During that time, many things can be hard to digest. It is usually recommended that you stick to a simple, whole food diet at the beginning.

Another thought is that the soup has been cc'd by whoever made it? Perhaps it was made using the gluteny pasta pan for example. Maybe something else you ate earlier in the day?

What is a whole food diet?
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:42 PM

That is a tough question to answer. Maybe. It depends on a lot of factors. Some Celiacs are able to heal by removing gluten only; Others are able to heal by eating mostly whole/non-processed foods; Some have to remove other intolerances in order to heal and are able to add those foods back into their diet after healing. Wish I could give a clear cut answer, but there isn't one.

Nightshades are tomato, potato, peppers (all except peppercorns like black pepper) and eggplant.
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3/26/09 gluten-free - dignosed celiac - blood 3/3/09, biopsy 3/26/09, double DQ2 / single DQ8 positive

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Health history since celiac diagnosis became too long -- moved to the "about me" section of my profile

My children and I all have multiple copies of the genes for Celiac Disease, along with large variety of symptoms/resolution gluten-free

Current tally from me, three kids and two grands: 4 diagnosed with Celiac Disease, 2 NCGS

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ALWAYS independently research health related information found on internet forums/blogs.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 04:43 AM

I've used the Bear Creek Creamy Potato as well as the Creamy Wild Rice without a problem. They have now changed their website so I hope they haven't changed their ingredients. http://www.bearcreek...s.com/soups.php

I first read about their gluten-free soups here. I do hope this list is still accurate...it's over 2 years old. If you check into it further, please let us know what you find out.
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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:20 AM

What is a whole food diet?



Eating things that are not so processed. Eating things without all the strange ingredients that wouldn't be in the soup if you made it yourself.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 03:18 AM

When making my own bean or lentil or split pea soup, I have frequently found random grains in the dry beans, so it wouldn't surprise me if canned beans were contaminated to some extent. Be wary of canned soups.
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Posted 12 August 2012 - 12:34 PM

Bossley, it would be best for you to just eat plain meats that you buy at the meat counter, cooked without any spices either in the oven or a crockpot. Buy your veggies in the produce department, cut them up yourself, wash the heck out of them, then steam or microwave them. Organic is best, but if you don't have the money or a good source nearby, wash wash wash everything. If you're worried about nightshades, eat sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, and peel them. That's easy to do if you bake them in the oven first. The peels come right off. They are full of nutrition too.

If you're like me and practically helpless in the kitchen you can do what I have done. I buy a package of chicken breasts, wash them well and then throw them in the oven. Take them out when they're done. It's that easy. Then I cook up a bunch of rice. I shred the chicken in the rice, and then I add vegetables to the mix. I usually use fresh broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. Then I put individual servings in ziplock bags. Throw them in the freezer and all you have to do is microwave them. I usually put cheese in there with them too, but if you're off dairy for a while I guess you won't be doing that.

Even the sweet potatoes can be mixed with meat and veggies and frozen in individual servings. I usually only cook one day a week. The rest of the time I just grab what I need out of the freezer. And you know what? The stuff tastes pretty good!

There's a good chance that any intolerances you are developing now will go away in time, but it might take a year or more. While your gut is healing your body can mistake all KINDS of things for gluten. It will take time and patience, but if you can just get through the next year or so, you will find that life can return pretty much to normal (except for the gluten).

It won't be easy, but try to think of eating as a necessary bodily function. You do it when you need to and then get on with life. Concentrate on all of the good things - your hobbies, your family and friends, sunsets, you get the idea. Even then there will be times when you need to vent. Come here when you do. We all understand.
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#11 bossley

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Posted 12 August 2012 - 08:49 PM

Bossley, it would be best for you to just eat plain meats that you buy at the meat counter, cooked without any spices either in the oven or a crockpot. Buy your veggies in the produce department, cut them up yourself, wash the heck out of them, then steam or microwave them. Organic is best, but if you don't have the money or a good source nearby, wash wash wash everything. If you're worried about nightshades, eat sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, and peel them. That's easy to do if you bake them in the oven first. The peels come right off. They are full of nutrition too.

If you're like me and practically helpless in the kitchen you can do what I have done. I buy a package of chicken breasts, wash them well and then throw them in the oven. Take them out when they're done. It's that easy. Then I cook up a bunch of rice. I shred the chicken in the rice, and then I add vegetables to the mix. I usually use fresh broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. Then I put individual servings in ziplock bags. Throw them in the freezer and all you have to do is microwave them. I usually put cheese in there with them too, but if you're off dairy for a while I guess you won't be doing that.

Even the sweet potatoes can be mixed with meat and veggies and frozen in individual servings. I usually only cook one day a week. The rest of the time I just grab what I need out of the freezer. And you know what? The stuff tastes pretty good!

There's a good chance that any intolerances you are developing now will go away in time, but it might take a year or more. While your gut is healing your body can mistake all KINDS of things for gluten. It will take time and patience, but if you can just get through the next year or so, you will find that life can return pretty much to normal (except for the gluten).

It won't be easy, but try to think of eating as a necessary bodily function. You do it when you need to and then get on with life. Concentrate on all of the good things - your hobbies, your family and friends, sunsets, you get the idea. Even then there will be times when you need to vent. Come here when you do. We all understand.

I really appreciate the time you take to help me and I'm going to work on this. Would eggs be acceptable ?
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 01:00 AM

Wow! Bartful gave you great information and ideas. I'm going to use some of it myself. :)
Bossley, eggs are just fine as long as they don't bother you. In fact, Bacon, Eggs, and Fried Potato with Onion is one of our favorite gluten free meals. Fast and easy.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 06:53 PM

Wow! Bartful gave you great information and ideas. I'm going to use some of it myself. :)
Bossley, eggs are just fine as long as they don't bother you. In fact, Bacon, Eggs, and Fried Potato with Onion is one of our favorite gluten free meals. Fast and easy.

Bacon is OK ? Why would eggs bother some,are they iffy too? Are they another thing I have to watch.
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:06 PM

Bossley, it would be best for you to just eat plain meats that you buy at the meat counter, cooked without any spices either in the oven or a crockpot. Buy your veggies in the produce department, cut them up yourself, wash the heck out of them, then steam or microwave them. Organic is best, but if you don't have the money or a good source nearby, wash wash wash everything. If you're worried about nightshades, eat sweet potatoes instead of white potatoes, and peel them. That's easy to do if you bake them in the oven first. The peels come right off. They are full of nutrition too.

If you're like me and practically helpless in the kitchen you can do what I have done. I buy a package of chicken breasts, wash them well and then throw them in the oven. Take them out when they're done. It's that easy. Then I cook up a bunch of rice. I shred the chicken in the rice, and then I add vegetables to the mix. I usually use fresh broccoli, cauliflower, or carrots. Then I put individual servings in ziplock bags. Throw them in the freezer and all you have to do is microwave them. I usually put cheese in there with them too, but if you're off dairy for a while I guess you won't be doing that.

Even the sweet potatoes can be mixed with meat and veggies and frozen in individual servings. I usually only cook one day a week. The rest of the time I just grab what I need out of the freezer. And you know what? The stuff tastes pretty good!

There's a good chance that any intolerances you are developing now will go away in time, but it might take a year or more. While your gut is healing your body can mistake all KINDS of things for gluten. It will take time and patience, but if you can just get through the next year or so, you will find that life can return pretty much to normal (except for the gluten).

It won't be easy, but try to think of eating as a necessary bodily function. You do it when you need to and then get on with life. Concentrate on all of the good things - your hobbies, your family and friends, sunsets, you get the idea. Even then there will be times when you need to vent. Come here when you do. We all understand.

Are frozen veggies ok?
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Posted 13 August 2012 - 07:16 PM

Are frozen veggies ok?


Plain frozen veggies are great. Just read the ingredients to make sure you don't pick one up with a sauce.

Don't worry about eggs. some people are bothered by eggs but its not directly related to Celiac or gluten.
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