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Eric_C

Member Since 05 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Oct 06 2012 05:09 PM
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In Topic: Prices Of Gluten-Free Foods? Anyway To Save?

02 October 2012 - 07:28 AM

What Sa said. Eating whole foods like fruits and veggies I can find at a regular supermarket saved my family a whole lot of money. Of course I needed to adapt my taste a bit to accept a wider range of veggies... :P But overall, I ended up spending less on food.


Well until the new health care law limits FSA's to $2,500 you can use that to buy food.

If you have a HSA/FSA and say a box of gluten-free Spaghetti is $5.00 and a box of regular spaghetti is $2.50 then you can use the $2.50 difference out of your HSA/FSA and buy the extra cost pre-tax.

The new health care laws however will limit that to $2,500 in total which will create additional tax revenue. We easily hit 6-7 thousand dollars a year in FSA/HSA spending between prescriptions and the rest.

Bulk purchases of staple foods usually help. We order a few hundred dollars at a time of gluten-free pasta's because BiAglut is expensive but buying in bulk reduces the cost about 40 percent.

In Topic: Unethical Practice? Gluten Free Palace

01 October 2012 - 10:53 AM

Here is what B&H Photo did for the holiday:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com

It's right there on their home page.

In Topic: Unethical Practice? Gluten Free Palace

01 October 2012 - 08:34 AM

I'm pretty sure its for the Jewish holiday.

They are free to close as they please but they should have at least put it on their website BEFORE you order that your product will not ship for 11 days after placing the order.

It must be for a certain sect of Jew's because the next thing I did was called a few of our Jewish customers we had scheduled for work this week and wanted to verify they would be in and had no idea what I was talking about not working.

We are middle of moving so we ordered early enough so that we thought it show at the new address before we moved to the new.

In Topic: Had Flour By Mistake, No Reaction

11 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

There is someone else here, can't remember user name, that is severely allergic to wheat and I think its Zyrtec that works dramatically well for her.

Yes, if you always assumed Celiac and its really an allergy this could be life changing, couldn't it?

I really think mine is Celiac, unfortunately, because I was on loads of antihistamines for my rash and that didn't stop it... but not eating gluten did. Crap.


I don't think it would be life changing. It's been 8 years since I've been gluten-free and there are 2 things I miss, White Castle and Perogi's.

The rest I can do without, but Udi's gluten-free bread and Biaglut pasta make gluten-free much easier today than even 2-3 years ago.

We thought it was Celiac, doctor included, because I had all of the other issues and they went away when I went gluten-free however I've posted a few times on here about how Candida can strike people with Celiac and causes huge issues. I did a 4 month no-sugar/no-carb regimen along with Nystatin a year ago for Candida.

So it may have just been grand coincidence.

I just had a complete day of meals including we went for Indian for dinner and I feel great. I'll give it another week on the Zyrtec and try something else next week.

I'll also make an appointment with an allergist but my doctor will never believe me, I was in such bad shape after having gluten its surprising to me that such a small dosage has such a large effect.

In Topic: Had Flour By Mistake, No Reaction

11 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

Antihistimines are immune suppressants. In this case, they appear to be helping you (which is a good thing).

I have seasonal allergies, but allergy meds never did much for me UNTIL I went gluten-free. Now, I can take a half dose of Claritin every other day and it works great.

I also discovered it helps reduce ai symptoms during an ai flare, by accident.

My ND isn't thrilled I take it since they are hard on the liver (or is it kidneys?).


Thanks for the reply.

What I find surprising is how major of an effect it has. I have massive reactions to even the smallest amount of gluten. To see that a small 5mg dose of Zyrtec eliminates my reaction is a bit hard to believe.

I'm going to wait a week and see how I do with something else with flour in it. That would lead more towards allergy versus Celiac. I've never had the tests but because my reactions were so severe and of such variety we always assumed.