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OliveBranch

Member Since 21 Jul 2009
Offline Last Active Apr 01 2011 09:44 AM
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More Makeup Info: Clinique

24 November 2009 - 08:55 AM

In keeping with the recent spate of makeup threads, I though I'd share this info. I hadn't seen confirmation on the forum about these several Clinique products that I use, so I contacted the company and got the following response:
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Thank you for your interest in Clinique.

While a formulation may not contain wheat, oat, barley or rye derivatives, for the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have cross-sensitivities, Clinique takes the extra precaution of including corn, rice and soy in our research.

All About Eyes Concealer - contains soy.
Color Surge Eyeshadow - contains corn and soy.
Eye Defining Liquid Liner - contains soy.
Lash Doubling Mascara - contains soy and corn.
Perfectly Real Makeup - contains soy.
Quickliner for Eyes - contains corn and soy.

In addressing your concern about gluten, we would like to explain that a vast number of raw materials from many different suppliers and sources are used in the manufacture of Estee Lauder Companies' products. It is therefore not possible for us to fully guarantee that our products are completely free of ingredients that may elicit an allergic response in highly sensitive individuals who react to gluten. For example, it is possible that small amounts of a wheat sourced ingredient may remain on shared manufacturing equipment even after a thorough cleaning. We therefore recommend that you discuss this with your physician, because consumer safety is of utmost concern to us.


[SERVICETICKETTEXT] We trust that the above addresses your concern. We hope you will look to Clinique for all your skin care and beauty needs

Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and concerns.

In Need Of Encouragement, Stories

18 November 2009 - 06:23 AM

Hi all,

I'm at four months gluten-free, and for the first three months I felt a steady, slow improvement in my health: my energy began to improve, rashes began to heal, my breathing improved, gas improved--all slowly but surely. However, in the last month, though I have been even more strict about my diet (having eliminated many potential problem foods, added digestive enzymes and probiotics), everything has gone downhill. It started with a period of extraordinary insomnia, though I seem to be sleeping well again now. I also have been losing weight, feeling weaker, foggier, and achier, and looking and feeling more and more malnourished (despite many gluten-free vitamin supplements).

Anyway, I'm not really looking for advice concerning my own situation, but rather stories from others who have had similar experiences, if there are any. I get discouraged when I read of people who suffered from symptoms like mine, but then were completely healed in a month or two. I was sick for two years before going gluten-free, so the damage might have been extensive, but I don't know. I'm also going to keep looking into other possible sources for my ill health, but all my symptoms seem to match celiac so well...

So, I'd love to hear from any slow-but-successful healers out there.

many thanks!

High Forehead Poll

07 November 2009 - 12:38 PM

I read recently on this forum that some people consider a high forehead to be a common celiac trait. There may be little truth to that, but I read it with great interest since my own high forehead has been my least favorite feature since I was a kid -- I would be happy if my hairline were a good 1.5 inches lower. Just curious to see if there really is a high-forehead trend among celiacs, so please chime in.

Thanks!

Spiced Pecans

03 November 2009 - 09:33 AM

Hi All,

I was trying to come up with more foods to sustain me amidst all my current restrictions, and thought of spiced pecans. I found a recipe at AllRecipes.com and modified it to the following... now I can't stop eating them! Hope the recipe might be of use to some of you--it is really outrageously simple and very festive.

SPICED PECANS
3 cups pecan halves
1 egg white
1/3 cup sugar (though I think it would still be good with considerably less, if you are watching your sugar intake)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie Spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon peel, cardamom, cloves)

1. Preheat oven to 300 F/175 C
2. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil.
3. Mix sugar, salt, and spices in a small bowl.
4. Beat egg white + 1 tbs water until stiff.
5. Mix in pecans. Add sugar mixture and coat well.
6. Spread pecans out on foil lined sheet; bake for 30-40 minutes, and then transfer to a plate to cool.

Rozerem

26 October 2009 - 09:06 AM

My doc prescribed me Rozerem for my crazy insomnia, and I see on the label that the ingredients list "starch" -- anyone know what kind of starch it is? I'm currently waiting for a call back from the company, but wanted to check here as well, in case anyone has had experience with it.

It seems like an attractive sleep med, since it isn't supposed to mess up your sleep architecture -- it would be a shame if it's not gluten free.

Thanks for any info!