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Member Since 30 Jun 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 25 2015 06:51 PM

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In Topic: Gluten Free Hand Cream

25 March 2015 - 06:35 PM

I love the Moon Melt Lotion bar. Great for dry skin. Says gluten free on the packaging. Very simple natural ingredients. Look around on the internet for the best price.


In Topic: San Francisco, Livermore, Grass Valley, Nevada City (California)

19 December 2014 - 08:10 PM

Near Livermore here are two recommendations:


Blossom Bee in Dublin. It is near the intersection of 580 and 680. Fabulous gluten free crepes! Loved the chicken pesto and one with beef. Great honey mustard dressing on the salad that comes with it. They prepare the gluten free crepes in a separate pan so no cross contamination issues. Love them!



Eddie Papa's in Pleasanton.


Their gluten free reviews were great and the food I had there was fabulous. Oddly enough I had to push a bit for the lady who seemed like a maitre'd to ask for something other than sandwiches to make a gluten free dish. Their chef, however, knew what he was doing and I had a fabulous Fog City Tetrazzini Pasta. On another visit I had the Castro Artichoke Soup. Also fabulous. The first lady I delt with, I didn't understand why she was so odd, maybe confused or unknowledgable but tried to tell me they couldn't make cream sause without flour. I just gave her a look and she went to ask which of course the chef said no problem. The reviews all indicated there should be no such problem with this restaurant which is why I pushed. Usually I would just leave with that amount of pushback but was very glad I stayed. They give you a big cup of cotton candy with your check for free. Very unusual and kind of fun.

In Topic: Restaurant Recommendations In Denver, Co?

21 November 2014 - 05:01 PM

Which direction are you coming from? There are some great places but they are all on the outskirts. Downtown there is a P.F. Changs, Cheesecake Factory and Old Spagetti Factory. Probably the last 2 are best for a 3  yr old. Not having kids I haven't been to the 2 factory restaurants. If your driving in I can recommend some great places but honestly downtown I've never had any luck.

In Topic: Celiac Patients Tolerate Wheat Spaghetti After Hookworm Treatment - Celiac.com

06 October 2014 - 09:45 AM

The thought is very disgusting. But it is good they are doing research. I wonder how they are handling the bad parts of having a hookworm infection. The article doesn't mention that. I wonder if they got rid of the hookworms afterwards but still saw an improvement in handling gluten.


Maybe they can figure out why it works and come up with a safer approach.

In Topic: Many New Food Allergies At Once?

12 September 2014 - 06:36 AM

I had this problem too. I posted about it but can't figure out how to link to the post. Here is my reply to a similar question containing the suppliments I took to clear it up. I'm very lucky in that I have a holistic Dr. who knows about this sort of thing and I can afford the appt. to get it looked at. It is very expensive so I posted what he prescribed here so others could take advantage of it. It is all over the counter so anyone can buy it. Mostly I got mine on amazon.


After about 5 yrs eating gluten free I developed massive food allergies to everything I ate. I had been following this forum for pretty much the entire time and noticed that alot of other people developed them also. Fortunately I have a great Dr. who did some tests and put me on some suppliments (over the counter) that solved it all. For any one who is interested but perhaps doesn't have access to good Drs. or can't afford the $1000 test here is what I started taking:


Allimax - contains Allicin is an organosulfur compound obtained from garlic 2x per day for 8 weeks.


Candibactin-BR - From (Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned) 'CandiBactin-BR provides extracts of herbs including berberine-containing plants to support healthy immune, detoxification, and elimination functions. Featuring berberine hydrochloride and extracts of Oregon grape and coptis roots, the formula encourages a healthy intestinal environment and supports detoxification function of the liver and gallbladder. A proprietary extract of Chinese herbs-including ginger, licorice, and skullcap-harmonize the action of the other herbs within the formula. Product Review as Follows: "I am using this in conjunction with other supplements to clear up a candida problem. Working well. I will keep this handy for maintenance once things are cleared up."' 2x per day for 8 weeks.


Both of the above with food and Ok at the same time.


These were to wipe out bad yeast in my gut.


To be taken NOT with the above:


Ultra Bifidus DF - A probiotic supplement featuring a specially cultured, highly viable, pure strain of the beneficial bacteria, Bifidobacterium lactis. 1/2 tsp per day


Saccharomyces boulardii - From webMD "Saccharomyces boulardii is called a "probiotic," a friendly organism that helps to fight off disease-causing organisms in the gut such as bacteria and yeast." My dr. explained that it was a replacement for the bad yeast that the above were killing. From the NOW vitamin description. "

Saccharomyces boulardii is a probiotic yeast that survives stomach acid and colonizes the intestinal tract. It promotes the health of the intestinal tract, helps to encourage a healthy gut flora balance.** Saccharomyces boulardii has also been shown to support proper gastrointestinal function during a disruption to the normal balance of gut flora.**

Manufactured by Now Foods." 3x/day


I now just take a maintenance dose of Allimax and Candibactin BR. But I haven't consulted with the Dr on this. It just seemed to me that when I dropped these completely I eventually started getting stomach aches again after eating. When I take them I'm fine will all foods except of course gluten. I ended up not continuing with the UltraBifidus DF or Saccharomyces Boulardii beyond the intial doses largely because I'm lazy and I like the Pearls probiotics and the Enzymedica Digest Spectrum because they are an easier form for me to take. I hope you get your problem cleared up. I wasn't going to accept not being able to eat any dairy, eggs, some meats, some vegetables, some fruits etc. It would have been a very unhealthy and restricted diet long term.

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