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Member Since 22 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Nov 01 2014 12:01 PM

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In Topic: Trouble With Aleve?

31 October 2014 - 10:16 AM

Oh god no I never eat out! Ever. I pack all my food ahead of time and take it all in an ice chest. My boyfriend stays entirely gluten free with me for the whole trip as well. I absolutely cannot figure out where it's come from.

In Topic: Help! Nerium Age Defying Cream And Oats - Freaking Out Here!

24 July 2014 - 03:30 PM

Oats don't contain gluten. Oats are often manufactured on shared equipment but the oat itself doesn't contain gluten. So the company was right in telling you their product is gluten free. You might have a reaction to oats but it isn't from any gluten "in" oats since there is no gluten in oats.

While not EVERYONE reacts to oats a lot of us do and most doctors and reputable celiac websites will tell you to stay away from them unless they are 100% gluten free grown and processed. Because of this I say it is absolute BS for a product to be labeled gluten free when it contains something known to make many celiacs react. I've heard of celiacs that don't react to a certain wheat product but do to others - that doesn't mean its safe and that doesn't mean something with wheat should be labeled gluten free! Besides that fact, it also contains barley so the point is almost moot anyway. 

In Topic: Help! Nerium Age Defying Cream And Oats - Freaking Out Here!

24 July 2014 - 03:28 PM

The product also contains Barley - obviously Nerium is NOT gluten free. This is the day cream I'm talking about, not the night cream. 


I was finally able to get ahold of the one person at t he company that is educated on ingredients to speak with her. She claims that they have tested the product and that it's gluten free. She could not tell me who tested it, when they tested it, whether they test each batch or only one time and when I asked how many ppm it tested to she said she had no idea what I was talking about. I explained to her and she says she is going to find out and call me back. Although I'm not sure who she will find out from since SHE Is touted as the company's expert on ingredients. 


I don't need any more info, the simple fact is that the product is labeled gluten free despite having oats and barley and I got very sick from it. They have not heard the end of this from me.  

In Topic: Needing Help From Anyone With Corn Problems :(

24 July 2014 - 03:24 PM

Yeah, it's really hard. A food journal is a great idea. The corn allergy sites are still full of information on where to find hidden corn and there are quite a few people on them who have intolerances instead of allergies. For me, the protein is the problem. That's why corn starch is OK. But those clear plastic bottles you get individual servings of water in make me sick because they are made with corn protein! And I know ascorbic acid does me in because the last corn exposure I had was to a vitamin C capsule and I truly thought I was going to die.


If there is a Shopko near you you can get vitamins though. They have a line called "Shopko Naturals" that contain no gluten, corn, soy, yeast, sugar, dairy, sugar, salt, artificial flavorings or colorings. Maybe you could even order tham from their website. I stock up when they have buy one get one free sales (which they do fairly frequently), and wind up paying about $3.50 for a bottle of 60. Vitamins are really important for folks like us who are on such limited diets.

Bartfull the main question I have I think is what is really the difference between corn syrup and high fructose corn syrup? I have googled it but don't really understand the answers. I KNOW that I cannot have corn syrup. But I still drink sodas and I don't know if the HFCS has more or less corn derivitive than regular corn syrup? I know the caramel color is bad too but I'm seriously addicted to caffeine and until I work it out I am curious how much the HFCS is affecting me. 

In Topic: Help! Nerium Age Defying Cream And Oats - Freaking Out Here!

22 July 2014 - 08:02 PM

I feel your pain.  It is always the ONE time you don't thoroughly look that it gets ya, I think it increases my paranoia each time.  I also have a lot of skin allergies so anything that goes in or on my body I have to be totally anal retentive about.  Let us know what the word is when they get back to you!

I will for sure although I already know in my heart the answer. From what I'm reading about the company online today they are awful and use toxic ingredients. I will never use it again but I at least want them to refund the hundreds of dollars I've spent on their supposedly gluten free products.