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raisin

Member Since 30 Nov 2008
Offline Last Active May 09 2010 09:51 PM
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In Topic: "ark Naturals" Pet Products

14 August 2009 - 08:54 AM

There are no gluten ingredients in the product itself, only plant oils. I am concerned about CC.

In Topic: Pharmacy Not Celiac-friendly

22 May 2009 - 06:31 PM

Saying it should be illegal.. is so many kinds of unrealistic. The entire issue is about legality, already.

The fact is, companies do get sued of ridiculous things they have no personal control over, on a regular basis. It's a realistic liability. If you want to complain about how screwed up the system is.. You may want to point the finger at the root of the issue; very imperfect court system and those who abuse it. The highest abuse comes from people "protected by the ADA." Celiacs are now part of that group.. so it's no wonder corporations are starting to worry.

The pharmacy is also the messenger, in a sense. Your medicine is made by a company, that company decides what is or isn't on each line, and you take the medication. While they have to disclose inactive ingredients if you ask and they can find out, it truly is not their job to worry about that. The job is generally about the active medications. If you think they don't realize peoples' lives are in their hands, you aren't thinking very hard. If I meet a pharmacist who worries about allergens over focusing on potential dangers of the actual medicines.. I am running for the hills, and I have multiple serious allergies.

everything that woman did that you seem so offended by.. It's standard dealings for me sense going gluten-free. Re-checking the formula of my proscription each time (takes all of 2 minutes) is not the end of the world. And I wouldn't blame them if my medication accidentally contained gluten; as the messenger, it wouldn't be their fault. It's no more difficult than buying food, soaps, etc.

In Topic: 20+ Food Intolerances...help?!

23 April 2009 - 07:30 AM

I also cannot eat the fallowing you listed : wheat/gluten, milk, beans, peas, soy, grapefruit, pineapple, nuts, yeast, rice, melon, oats, salmon, aspartame, sesame, asparagus, carrots. Plus no olives, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers), tangerines/tangelos, alfalfa, red/vidalia onions, bananas, kiwis, strawberries; maybe broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower; and I still manage to eat a nutritious diet, with the help of Kirkman brand's hypoallergenic vitimins.

Now you may be a little less upset to know.. A number of your allergies are actually just part of one common lump allergy : Legumes (Nuts, soy, beans, peas, alfalfa), and no one (celiac or otherwise) is not reactive to aspartame, which is practically a toxin.

I was told by an "alternative" doctor to go on a diet that would have me eating many things I react to. The point was to "desensitize" myself. Horrible idea that made me sicker. I don't know what "natural path" is, but I can't tolerate brown rice much easier than white rice, and if you feel the same way, don't let some doctor or anyone else tell you your own digestive system is lying to you. Same applies to any other foods on the diet they're pushing.

I found the only thing that works for me, is trying one new food every 1-3 days, to check for reactions. In doing this, I found I could eat oranges, eggs, blackberries, raspberries, and even corn (all unexpected). Buckwheat tastes like rice, you could try that. Tapioca is a good alternative. Romain lettuce is very nutritious (better than Iceburg). Eat a variety of red meats (ostrich, buffalo, beef, venison), and/or whatever white meat you can tolerate is good; Like turkey, fish, shellfish. I can also eat white onions, which theoretically aid your digestive system. I also take slippery elm. Other foods.. I am still in the process of trying.

In Topic: Chrone's & Celiac? Or Ulscers?

21 April 2009 - 11:05 PM

First, it was very comforting to hear that neither of those chronic (and rather scary) conditions would likely apply to me. I also really couldn't see it being a bug, based on how long my symptoms had lasted. I will at least talk to my doctor about thyroid, but because my general blood tests always shout "100% normal and healthy and every way," they told me once before that it was unlikely. I'm still going to get tested for H. Pylori, too, as ulcers still fit the bill.

Mainly; It's very strange.. The day after I posted this, my constipation and related oddities just stopped, and have yet to return. The day after that, and every day (excluding the two days after I ate a bowl of grapes), my dyspepsia has been absent, too..! I am no longer sure I'm bloated, and thinking.. maybe I'm just finally gaining more weight? I don't know how to tell the difference, sense I have essentially never gained weight before. But my bras went up a size, sense going gluten-free year ago, and my thighs and butt actually fit into a size 1 now, so probably? I just didn't think women gained lower-stomach-weight easily.

The change seemed to root from diet. I removed coffee and one gluten-free product from my diet, along with every single Birch-related food. I started to finally change my sleeping schedule back to semi-human hours, have had enough energy to clean up my apartment and go out for walks, and even started eating CornThins and Oranges for the first time in a long time!

Sadly, now my diet is pushed to a pretty extreme limit, but with a couple of months of allergy testing and finding a good nutritionist, it should only get better.

In Topic: Deodorant/antiperspirant

21 April 2009 - 10:48 PM

I have a large number of allergies, along with skin (and "normal") gluten reactions. I also had pretty bad reactions to every "normal" antiperspirant and deodorant i tried.

First, I tried the Savonnerie one, and of course like all Sav products it is safe.. but powders are not so good for just everyone, as it gets on your cloths. I didn't like it, so I kept looking.

The Most perfect things I could find : Nutribiotic brand deodorant sticks/solids. It doesn't stop sweat, but it leaves you smelling great, and contains aloe, so it really helped my skin heal.The whole "you still sweat" concept.. Not a down side once I found out that regular antiperspirants only prevent sweating by clogging your pores with something gross.