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larry mac

Member Since 04 Jan 2007
Offline Last Active Aug 11 2014 01:55 PM

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In Topic: Do You Shop In Asian/oriental Stores?

04 August 2014 - 10:20 AM

I've found plenty of rice flour at these stores. Lots of different brands. Cheap.


best regards, larry mac 

In Topic: Wal Mart's gluten-free Good Value Line

04 August 2014 - 10:18 AM

Tried the Cheeseburger Macaroni last night. It needed doctoring up IMO, just like the mac & cheese. I added some cheddar, some Velveeta, lots more milk, some seasonings, some sour cream, and a little gluten-free Kikkomans soy sauce. It was pretty good, even reheated today (with more milk). Oh, and it required twice the cooking time as stated in the instructions.


Probably could have just made it from scratch. lol.


bests regards, larry mac

In Topic: Any Recent Updates On The Blue Cheese Debate?

29 July 2014 - 07:54 PM

It's not an opinion, but I've been eating blue cheese for the full eight years since I was diagnosed.


best regards, larry mac 

In Topic: Wal Mart's gluten-free Good Value Line

28 July 2014 - 10:42 AM

I shop at Walmart almost every day, and dislike Aldi's. Tried the great value brand mac & cheese last night. The mac does swell up like crazy like someone mentioned. The cheese powder was typical store brand mediocre, I prefer using Krafts cheese packets, and just throwing their noodles away. I had to doctor it up myself, but it was dirt cheap, compared to other gluten-free products.


The cookies were pretty tasty, if a little crumbly. But again, very inexpensive.


I'm very excited to see WM start offering these products. They are obviously procured by them from some of the same manufacturers we are buying other gluten-free products from. But, at a much lower final price. 


Things are looking up for us. Eight years ago I would have been shocked to see the availability of products we can now find at our local store.


best regards, larry mac

In Topic: Is An Endoscopy Really Necessary?

25 March 2014 - 01:58 PM

Yep, I skipped the biopsy because I had positive tTG IgA and EMA IgA. I looked at the specificity of those tests and decided that was good enough for me. Plus, I knew that the biopsies are not perfect and have heard too many stories about people who doubted their diagnosis just because one out of three tests (the biopsy) was negative.

First I've heard of that. Where did you read that one out of three are negative? Are you referring to the visual part of the endoscopy that examines your villi, or the biopsy samples?


And what about the people who have doubted their own self-diagnosis because they didn't get a biopsy. Not to mention, you may not be taken seriously is you just self-diagnose.


best regards, larry mac