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Offthegrid

Member Since 31 Oct 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 19 2008 10:20 AM
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Gfcfsf Multivitamin With Folic Acid?

19 March 2008 - 10:14 AM

Doctor chided me for not taking a multivitamin at my annual checkup, and I said it's just too hard to find one that's gluten-free, dairy-free and soy-free. He encouraged me to look again. :rolleyes: I've spent about 60 minutes trying to find one online and I'm just not getting there.

Can anyone recommend something? That's preferably not $20 for 30 days' worth? I see plenty that are gluten-free. Plenty that are gluten- and dairy-free. But I haven't found any that are GFCFSF. Also must have folic acid.

Thanks!

Study: No Link With Autism And Vaccines

08 January 2008 - 11:45 AM

From The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.c...h/0...&ei=5087

Study Finds Vaccine Preservative Is Not Linked to Risks of Autism

Published: January 8, 2008
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Autism cases in California continued to climb even after a mercury-based vaccine preservative that some people blame for the neurological disorder was removed from routine childhood shots, a study has found.

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Times Health Guide: AutismResearchers from the State Public Health Department found that the autism rate in children rose continuously in the study period from 1995 to 2007. The preservative, thimerosal, has not been used in childhood vaccines since 2001, except for some flu shots.

Doctors said that the latest study added to the evidence against a link between thimerosal exposure and the risk of autism and that it should reassure parents that vaccinations do not cause autism. If there was a risk, the doctors said, autism rates should have dropped from 2004 to 2007.

Dr. Daniel Geschwind, a neurologist at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the focus should be on exploring possible causes of autism, including genetic links.

“Something else must be at play,” said Dr. Geschwind, who had no connection with the study. “And we need to know what that is if we’re really serious about preventing autism.”

The results of the study are in the January issue of The Archives of General Psychiatry. The study did not explore why autism cases increased.

Officials say one in 150 American children have autism, higher than other estimates. Researchers say it is unclear whether the increase stems from changes in classifying autism or whether the increase is actual.


And I wonder what a study eliminating gluten, dairy and soy would show ...

Anyone Thought Of Making A Packet For Doctors And Patients?

08 January 2008 - 09:59 AM

I remember I spoke to the doc, he said I can't eat gluten, I said, "but what will I eat?" and he basically gave me no advice and referred me to a dietitian, whom I got to see over a month later.

Has anyone thought of creating a gluten-free information packet for doctors to hand out to patients?

It could include info on local support groups, this forum, local stores to buy gluten-free flours from, ratings of a few gluten-free products, any gluten-free restaurants in the area and the names of the best gluten-free cookbooks.

I wonder if I made something up like this if my doctor would use it. He's super nice, so he might -- I'll see him again in March.

(I'm not involved in the local support group because it only meets every other month.)

Need Tnt Recipe For Gfcfsf Ranch Dressing

18 December 2007 - 08:51 AM

I see a lot of options to make ranch, but they all involve yogurt or milk. I can get the Spectrum mayo, and I can use rice milk. (The vegan mixes are loaded with soy.)

Has anyone tried this? How do you alter the traditional recipe? Is it possible?

Stupid Co-workers!

12 December 2007 - 05:20 AM

Ah, the gift-giving season has begun here. And what better to get your gluten-free co-worker but shortbread cookies or chocolate-covered pretzels.

Seriously, what are people thinking? It's well-known in my department that I don't eat gluten. (I wouldn't blame anyone if they didn't know about the dairy, soy or potatoes.) In fact, the shortbread gift-giver even arranged a holiday lunch where I called the restaurant to make sure I could get something gluten-free. How hard is it to give somebody canned peanuts instead?

So, what's the stupidest give you've ever gotten from gluten-eaters?