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heatherjane

Member Since 15 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Dec 08 2013 11:30 AM
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#781623 Best Tasting gluten-free Waffles To Buy

Posted by heatherjane on 19 March 2012 - 04:51 AM

Just a quick word of warning to people trying Van's for the first time: their gluten free packaging is similar to the packaging for the regular gluteny waffles, and I've often seen them stocked close together at my grocery store. You just have to make sure you don't grab the wrong box. ;)
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#767392 Gluten Binges... Help

Posted by heatherjane on 23 January 2012 - 12:13 PM

I'm not sure if anyone has mentioned this yet, but it may also be a good idea to get counseling for this problem, especially if you feel you can't control it. Your behavior really sounds like an addiction, and sometimes we need help beyond our own willpower.
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#765229 Bj's Brewhouse Louisville Ky

Posted by heatherjane on 16 January 2012 - 05:58 AM

Hometown Pizza (in Louisville) also has a really good gluten free pizza and they are really diligent with their prep practices.
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#730296 Guests Who Ask For My Food

Posted by heatherjane on 14 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

A suggestion: if you have people coming over, why not make something easy that everyone can try? For example: Betty Crocker gluten free brownies. You don't have to be an expert cook to whip these up...add the ingredients, stir, put in the pan, bake it. That's it. :) (The gluten-eaters that I've served them to can't tell the difference.)
And, yes, it is pricier than "normal" brownie mix, but I find it on sale frequently and sometimes find coupons in the paper.

Maybe doing something like that will appease their curiosity but also show them that this crazy diet you're on isn't so bad after all. ;)
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#717367 Colgate-Palmolive

Posted by heatherjane on 19 July 2011 - 08:38 AM

They're just saying that for legal reasons. No one can guarantee that something hasn't been exposed to gluten.

I use softsoap all the time.
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#713105 Does Anyone Carry Allergy Or Gluten Cards?

Posted by heatherjane on 30 June 2011 - 04:31 AM

Unless Triumph has changed their wording, they may be unnecessarily restrictive. At one time those cards said no vinegar (as in salads) and had a couple of other errors (I don't remember what). Check any cards you get to be sure they accurately reflect your restrictions.



I'm looking at the ones in my wallet right now and there's no mention to avoid vinegar other than malt vinegar. I guess you could say they are more conservative (one says to avoid modified food starch), but I don't see anything blatantly incorrect. Honestly, since it's often a gamble with restaurants and what they really put in their food, I'm ok if those cards err on the side of caution. They have been a lifesaver for me and are the best ones I've seen so far. :)
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#712880 Does Anyone Carry Allergy Or Gluten Cards?

Posted by heatherjane on 29 June 2011 - 08:04 AM

I use the cards from Triumph Dining and they are wonderful. They have them made up specifically for 10 different types of cuisines and are in both English and the language of country whose cuisine you're eating. Very helpful for ethnic restaurants! They are also laminated and fit into your wallet or purse. Definitely check into getting them...they save you from the hassle of having to go into an hour-long discussion w/ waitstaff.
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#697311 Whitman's Chocolate

Posted by heatherjane on 06 May 2011 - 09:09 AM

I've recently started on the Gluten free diet and have eaten about 4 of these yesterday and having a reaction to it. Box says that it does not contain wheat but processed where other wheat containing products are processed. Any one have a reaction to these chocolates?

Sandy



If they are processed on shared lines they could have been contaminated.
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#693067 Walkers Crisps Are Not Gluten Free!

Posted by heatherjane on 18 April 2011 - 11:27 AM

Make sure you are reading the ingredients label and not just looking for "gluten free". Also, keep in mind that information on the internet...even this website...may be outdated. If you are in doubt about a product, contacting the company directly is the best bet.
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#690099 Hi-C Poppin Lemonade? Anyone Know?

Posted by heatherjane on 06 April 2011 - 07:51 AM

It just occurred to me now - what about the glue used to seal the ends of those paper sleeves which cover straws at fast food places?


Wow... straw wrapper glue is the least of my concerns. :)
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#672408 Msn Article

Posted by heatherjane on 02 February 2011 - 09:17 AM

I was expecting the same write-off of the gluten free diet as a fad. Was pleasantly surprised...

http://health.msn.co...68225&gt1=31014
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#667361 Mddonalds And Their New Oatmeal

Posted by heatherjane on 12 January 2011 - 09:14 AM

So i sent McDonalds an email questioning about their new oatmeal.. unfortunately this was their crappy response... just wanted everyone to know.. I did eat this Saturday morning and considering today is Wednesday and i'm a little bloated.. i may have had a reaction.. not sure yet.. sometimes it takes a few days to figure out if i was glutened or not.

Hello Christina:



Thanks for your interest in McDonald's menu.

McDonald's no longer maintains a list of products that are considered gluten free. We do, however, provide extensive nutrition and ingredient information for our nationally offered menu product on our website. We update the information on our website (http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/eat.html) frequently as we receive new information from our product suppliers. We encourage you to read our ingredient statements and make personal decisions that meet your specific dietary needs.

Again, thank you for contacting McDonald's and we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again soon.



Jessica
McDonald's Customer Response Center

ref#:7489088


Oats are not considered safe unless they are certified gluten free, and even then they are a debatable choice for celiacs. Since McDs wouldn't confirm it, I would take the oatmeal as not being safe...steer clear.
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#661792 Dealing With The Holidays - Presents

Posted by heatherjane on 20 December 2010 - 08:56 AM

How do you deal graciously with presents you can't eat? At my office, we all give each other little things to celebrate the holidays, and this year a co-worker in my department gave me the same tin of cookies as everyone else. I'm really torn on how to react to this - I know the holidays are a busy time but my department has been aware (and even supportive) of my celiac for the two years I've been working here. Should I just assume she forgot and that her gift was just part of a checklist (and therefore not really meaningful)? Should I believe that she was just trying to be equal in her gift-giving so no one would feel left out? Should I offer for her to have it back so she can give it to someone else? I don't know why I'm so bothered by this, but I'm really having trouble letting it go.

Any suggestions on how to best deal with this situation would be welcome. My first instinct (because I'm an uber-practical person) is to offer it back to her so she can give it to someone else, but that might be misconstrued as insulting. (Then my small, mean side says "Well, it's insulting that she gave you a gift that she knows you can't enjoy!") Or am I just being ego-centric? I have been really lucky and have not had to deal with this in the almost 3 years of being diagnosed, but now it's happened, I'm not really sure how to deal with it.

Thanks for any help you can give!


Don't over-analyze it...sometimes people are just forgetful. If you think they'd be really offended, then smile and say thanks, and then pass it on to a gluten-eater later. It doesn't have to be a big deal.
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#653809 Sign New Online Petition To Mandate Gluten-Free Labeling On All Pharmaceutica...

Posted by heatherjane on 16 November 2010 - 08:20 AM

Bumpin' this topic back up to the top...everyone please sign! :)
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#653601 Fairly Certain Gluten Is Getting Into My Diet

Posted by heatherjane on 15 November 2010 - 12:15 PM

What about any medications, supplements, lip products, etc.... have you checked those? Also, is your kitchen completely gluten free?
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