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Celiac 621554

Member Since 03 Sep 2008
Offline Last Active Jun 27 2010 06:33 AM
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In Topic: Gluten-free Coffee?

14 August 2009 - 04:59 AM

Several months ago, I decided to cut caffeine from my diet. Since decaf coffees usually taste terrible, I decided that my "reward" would be to consume some really lovely whole-bean decaf coffee. I've enjoyed this option up until the past few weeks.

Over the past 5 weeks, I've had repeated un-explainable bouts of diahrrea. I've been going crazy trying to pin-point the culprit. (I'm incredibly careful about my diet.) For the past 4 days, I have not consumed any of my coffee. I was feeling sick and was drinking a gluten-free herbal tea. I also did not have any diahrrea.

This morning, I woke up and made a cup of coffee. 30 min. later, at the office, I'm sick again.

Is it possible for decaf whole-bean coffee to contain gluten? If so, are there any gluten-free options that taste good?


Coffee is known for being a bowl movement initiator...and a diuretic. So, somewhat of a loose bowel would be expected, especially if you chased it with apple juice. But if you're SICK, like throwing up, I'd switch brands and get rid of the coffee maker. Its probably full of mold. My husband used to service those fountain/coffee/juice machines for businesses, and he won't drink from anything but a previously sealed bottle/can because the drink machines were always full of mold and roaches.

In Topic: Dh After Going Gluten Free

03 May 2009 - 12:01 PM

I get what I fondly call "the itchies" too, on my lower back. In the beginning, I used primrose oil and that seemed to help as a topical treatment, but the most consistently effective food option I've found, is FLAX. When I can get sufficient amounts of it on a daily basis, I do just fine.

In Topic: Outback Steakhouse

17 January 2009 - 08:48 AM

I was so happy when I went to outback steakhouse and the lady told me there was a gluten free menu. Then the manager came to talk to us and he said they make sure that all the equipment is gluten free and the chef's change gloves and utensils before cooking anything gluten free. Love it.


I want to give a special thank you to our local Outback Steakhouse, here in New London, CT. Our server was only 3 months on the job and it was obvious, the owners took the time to educate him. What a wonderful person.

The plates/silverware was one of my concerns with eating out, so I was happy to learn that the cooks/servers have to physically go to another room behind the kitchen to get designated plates, silverware and gluten free ingredients.

They're coming out with some new gluten free recipies in the near future :-)

This was the 4th time I've eaten at an Outback Steakhouse and every time, the service has been oustanding, the food is yummy and most importantly, SAFE. Way to go guys! :D

In Topic: Is All Maple Syrup Gluten Free?

11 January 2009 - 09:01 AM

I found a great syrup at Walmart that is called Maple Grove and is gluten-free and sugar free. It even says "gluten-free" on the label!


Really? I must have missed it...where does it say that on the bottle? I'd double check that.

In Topic: Progresso Creamy Portabella Mushroom Soup

30 December 2008 - 02:26 PM

Maybe, like the company suggested, the supermarket you go to has decided to stock other varieties/flavors of the soup. Or perhaps the Creamy Mushroom wasn't selling very well. If you ask them to, they might add it back...or just make smaller orders, knowing that you'll buy the soup.



It's possible that's the case. Or it could be that your store is having trouble paying their bills and the manufacturer has shut them off until they catch up.
Since it IS soup in a can, perhaps you could cut a deal by special ordering a case of 12? Many companies don't mind special orders if you buy a whole case.