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Member Since 24 Apr 2004
Offline Last Active May 15 2004 08:26 PM

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Specialty Flavoring Syrups--torani

13 May 2004 - 01:25 PM

I have enjoyed the Torani sugar free specialty syrups in the past in my hot chocolate or coffee. I am wondering if any of these are gluten free? I have the following flavors:
Irish Cream:purified water,glycerine,natural flavors, caramel color, ptassium sorbate, citric acid, sodium bensoate, zanthan gum,sucralose(SPLENDA brand), sodium citrate, and acesulfame potassium

Vanilla:same ingredients except vanilla extract and doesn't have glycerine

Raspberry:Same as Irish cream but has FD&C red 40

Hazelnut:Pure cane sugar, water, natural flavors, citric acid, sodium Benzoate and Potassium Sorbate, FD&C red 40

Mandarin Orange: Pure cane sugar,water, natural flavors,tartaric acid, sodium benzoate, FD&C red 40

Thanks for any help you can give.

Wheat Dust

09 May 2004 - 06:53 PM

:huh: I live in wheat country. My husband and my BIL have both asked me if wheat dust in the air might affect celiacs. Being new to this stuff, I am wondering too, since I am new to being celiac. I am think especially during wheat harvest.....can this have an adverse effect on me being a celiac?? Does anybody know? Marsha

Pre-diagnosis Stuff

24 April 2004 - 05:28 PM

I tried to respond to someone else's post but it appears to have sent it to the person and not posted it to the board.
I have about a dozen of the symptoms of Celiac plus the complication of severe osteoporosis.
The symptom that finally sent me over the edge was canker sores. I had them repeatedly for four months before I decided maybe a gluten free diet would help. I started the diet on Sat a week ago and the cankers all healed within three days. I stopped having pain/cramping with BM's. I stopped feeling bloated. I have more energy.
Here's my dilemma. Is it imperitive that I go through all the tests to confirm Celiac? If eating this way makes me feel better what is the point?
Then again, if I were hospitalized, would anybody listen to me if I tried to tell them I couldn't eat certain things if it is not documented in my medical record?
What are the benefits to being diagnosed by the medical establishment as opposed to just listening to your body and knowing what you need to stay away from?
Is the diagnosis important so that people don't think you are off your rocker for being so "picky" about your foods? Is it a way to feel validated when people question you?
I am just really confused as to whether I should pursue a diagnosis or not. I am trying to figure out what the benefit vs risk is worth.
I think I will go talk to my doctor about it and get his take on the whole thing. But I would like to hear your thoughts on this.
Even if I did get tested and say the tests actually came back negative, I'd still stay on the diet knowing how much better I feel this way.

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