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Member Since 27 Apr 2007
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Delta Air Lines To Offer Gluten Free Special Meals

25 May 2007 - 05:44 AM

I understand Delta Air Lines has now made gluten-free meals available as a special meal option. United already did this. So, one more choice for gluten-free travels.


What Is Enterolab?

09 May 2007 - 02:42 PM

I see Enterolab mentioned in a lot of posts as the method of diagnosis. What is this? I had a blood sample taken and a "celiac screen" done. There were four tests in the panel and I flunked all four. The doctor then did a endoscopy and biopsy to confirm the test results. Is Enterolab a different way of determining if one has celiac or is this another name for what was done to me? Is it more/less reliable?

It is probably too late for me but I'm intersted in learning more in case it is a method we would want to use with our son (blood tests negative so far).


Gluten Free Food At amazon .com

09 May 2007 - 08:42 AM

This may have been posted before (I'm new here) but I don't see it in any of the recent threads so I'll post anyway for the benefit of others who may not be aware.

I see amazon .com has 529 items listed as Gluten Free in their grocery section. The prices appear to be quite attractive vs. my local Whole Foods and Trader Joes. They are for bulk lots so it is probably best to buy them elsewhere to try them the first time. Once you have the favorites, it is quite simple to add to your Amazon shopping cart and reorder as needed. As I poked around there it appears most are eligible for some type of free shipping as long as you're not in a big hurry.

This should be particularly good for those in areas without good local sources for gluten free products. In addition it appears to me the pricing may make it a good idea even for those with local sources.

My nutrionist/dietician recommended a brand of vitamins at Whole Foods. I bought my first bottle there (6 month supply for $44.95). I see Amazon has the same thing for $22.34 (less than half price!).

I'm already an Amazon regular for books, music, movies and kitchen appliances. Once I figure out what I like in gluten free food, I'll probably also add that to my list of Amazon favorites.


How Do I Know If I'm Lactose Intolerant

07 May 2007 - 09:44 AM

I was diagnosed two weeks ago and have been on a rigid gluten-free diet since then. I like dairy, especially cheese, and have not eliminated it from my diet. I read here that sometimes during the first few months of the gluten-free diet it is not unusual to be lactose intolerant. I'm wondering how I will know if I am or not.

Before diagnosis and going gluten-free, I did not have stool or D problems. I was one of those Celiacs with no symptoms (although I do have the "brain fog" / general lack of energy/focus). I have not noticed any stool change since going gluten-free.

The doctor handling the diagnosis did say my Celiac was quite advanced with significant damage to the SI. Thus, I could understand having digestive problems with challending foods (like diary) as I adjust to the new diet and the SI heals. But I don't know what warning signs tells me I'm lactose intolerant. What do I need to watch for to know if I need to lay off the dairy for awhile?



Need Help From Someone Who Is A Member At Celiacforums.com

07 May 2007 - 06:02 AM

I signed up for membership at both sites awhile back. My membership here was promptly approved and I can now post. However, I celiacforums.com, I'm in a black hole. The account is created but not approved. So, I can't post or PM the moderator to resolve the issue. I've tried emailing but get no response. Can someone who is also a member there, please PM the moderator and ask them to look into activating WHinNOVA?



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