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Member Since 26 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 12 2013 06:42 PM

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In Topic: Goya Canned Beans

03 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

Never been a problem with me, but always check the ingedient listing.  Hanover, is generally cheaper and they are a "full listing" company.  Of course "beans" can consist of may different ingredients as in chilli beans or flavored beans.


Okay awesome - all the stuff I found on them said they were gluten-free but it was like 3 - 5 years old. Just out of curiosity which ones have you had? 

In Topic: Whole Foods Brand Pasta Sauce

31 May 2013 - 11:13 AM

I've had good luck with the 365 brand. Supposedly all their manufacturers following GMP to separate allergens - although I haven't confirmed if they view gluten as an allergen.


I would bet it's safe, but I hate getting glutened so much I personally wouldn't risk it.



In Topic: Corn Sensitivity

29 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

I seem to not to be able to get away with anything as far as corn is concerned. A bloodwork test on me a couple of years ago called IGE was very very high and doctor then did further bloodwork test which showed corn to be a problem for me. At the time I was just told not to have corn in addition to the other things but I was not told and did not know all the corn derivatives and learned by trial and errror. I think corn is the hardest to avoid, then soy, and then wheat, and then lactose.


I know I cannot tolerate citric acid, vit. c (ascorbic acid), vit e (tocopherol), ferrous gluconate that they put into black olives, honey, xanthan gum. Eventually I found a web site called livecornfree and I copied down all the corn derivatives and just avoid them all. But it is expensive and a very difficult task to avoid all the corn derivatives in addition to wheat and oats, soy,  and lactose.



I'm more sensitive to corn than to anything else. Everything SensitiveMe said is true. Corn is in EVERYTHING except SOME whole foods. You'd be surprised at some of the whole foods that have corn. Bagged salad mixes or any other "ready to eat" veggies such as those peeled baby carrots. A lot of frozen veggies and fruits are dusted with corn starch to keep them from clumping together. A lot of white rice brands are "polished" with corn starch. A lot of salt has corn starch as an anti-clumping agent. And of course iodized salt almost always has corn - it is used as the carrier for the iodine. Most everything that is vitamin fortified, ditto - corn is the carrier for the vitamins. Most of the soaker pads in the trays of meat in the grocery store contain corn starch. And almost all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter contain corn starch. Vitamins do too. They either have corn, or soy, or gluten. I STILL haven't found one that is free of all three at once.


It sure ain't easy! I use Uncle Ben's instant white rice. I emailed the company and they followed up with both an email and a phone call. No gluten, no corn. I eat it with no problem. I eat broccoli and cauliflower with no problem. Meat - well I try to buy organic, but when I have to buy chicken at the grocery store i wash it really well and so far so good. I eat local eggs.


And it LOOKS like I have finally gotten white potatoes back. Hooray!!! I usually eat sweet potatoes because of the vitamins they contain, but it's SO nice to have a baked white potato once in a while.


Thanks for the responses guys. Are both of yours more just intolerances/sensitivities as opposed to allergic reactions? It seems that most people who need to go to such extremes to avoid corn have an allergic reaction to it and not necessarily an intolerance/sensitivity to it. Not saying that you guys aren't that sensitive to it, I'm just surprised that you would be that sensitive to it when it's not an allergy. But I guess I am that way with gluten, so who knows

In Topic: Bionaturae Tomato Paste

29 May 2013 - 12:56 PM

You guys were right - called the company today and they: "It is a gluten-free product."

In Topic: Brown Rice Bread? Anyone Had It?

26 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

I've had it and it's definitely not a great all around bread, but it certainly has its place. It's also almost all made from whole grain, so what you give up in taste, you make up for in nutrition.