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#728702 Interpreting Faq's And Company Responses

Posted by on 08 September 2011 - 02:44 PM

Shelley Case wrote 'Gluten Free Diet,' and brings up some EXTREMELY valid points. For example, rye is really only used for making rye bread. We shouldn't expect to find rye in a corn/wheat facility. The taste of rye is just too distinctive to be used for other purposes. As for barley, the book points out that it is actually a pricey ingredient, and companies like to show off how nice their product is by lableing the nice ingredients. "Oh, look, black truffle oil! Only $38 for 1/8 of an ounce!" (I have never come across truffle oil, I'm too cheap! Just using it for an example.) So barley/malt will be listed because it is a high class ingredient, and rye just isn't likely to be found unless you're at a bread company. The primary concern is wheat.
I was fortunate enough to hear Ms. Case speak to our local group when I was about 4 months in, and she really eased my mind. Her book is an incredible resource as well, and I can't say enough about it. She includes nutritional information about the various grains, and encourages a more whole foods vs. replacement foods approach. Some degree of logic should be used as well when researching. Would it be nice to see everything certified? Yep! But do I even bother to look at frozen or canned vegetables to see if I need to worry about cross contamination? No. Any sauces added to frozen vegetables should be done in a seperate manner from those frozen as just veggies alone, the machinery needed for each would be different. So I don't worry (At least about the veggies!)
Shauna, you are extremely sensitive, and must be very careful! I'm not saying that you are wrong in the precautions you take for yourself and your family. But we always have to trust people just a little bit too. Mission saying that their "corn products do not contain any gluten and there is no cross contamination with any other products." is a great statement. It says they do not test. Ok. Have they made (what sound like) good precautions to take care of CC? I would say so. At some point, I have to trust them, or not.
Sorry to go on there!
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#725997 Just One Of The Many Reasons I Do Not Do Fast Food...

Posted by on 27 August 2011 - 06:13 PM

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Thanks for the chuckle! Now the new McD's expression is apparently "Do you want salt on them?" Oh, boy did I get a laugh out of this.
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#703534 My Son's Sad Look Upon His Face

Posted by on 29 May 2011 - 09:45 AM

I wish you could sit down with someone traditionally recognised as "disabled." Someone like-oh, your son. Are you incapable of doing for yourself? I don't think so. Have you ever read anything by Temple Grandin? She is autistic. The world might see her as "disabled," but I doubt she sees herself that way. She is a nationally recognized scientist and author, and a profesor in Fort Collins. Ask someone with diabetes if they are disabled. Now, (as you are an army vet), ask a vet who lost 1 or more limbs serving our country if he is disabled.
DISABILITY IS IN YOUR ATTITUDE. (And I believe the majority of the people I cited would not consider themselves "disabled." The majority of us here do not.)
You may be going through withdrawal, so I will give you a small amount of slack. If you knew that your son was going to be born autistic, would you have aborted the pregnancy? Or would you have allowed him the chance at life. You are asking everyone here to steralize themselves on a possibility. I don't want an answer on your son's life, but just something for you to think about. You can't ask anyone to make a choice about life, it isn't yours to say.
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#702739 How Often Do You Cheat?

Posted by on 26 May 2011 - 05:33 PM

Maybe invite her to read up on the topics on this forum. Maybe in a few weeks when your topic has gone down the line, or maybe not. Other people's stories can possibly open her eyes to see what the dangers of occasional poison ingestion are. You are a great guy to be so concerned for her health. And her being so defensive? That could be the gluten talking. Does she have any favorite foods? Can you try to fix a gluten-free version of those? I'm sure we can help you find some seriously tasty versions.
Best of luck!
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#698180 Glutened By A Gluten Free Marshmallow?

Posted by on 09 May 2011 - 07:45 PM

The easter candy could have been packaged on shared lines too. I've noticed that a lot.
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#695174 Yellowtail Savignon Blanc Has Gluten?

Posted by on 26 April 2011 - 07:18 PM

A recent post via Facebook from the ever knowledgable Shelley Case:

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#638616 I Feel Like A Hypochondriac

Posted by on 10 September 2010 - 05:03 PM

Not much else to say, just that.
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#631256 Too Much Time On My Hands...

Posted by on 12 August 2010 - 06:02 PM

Glee (Gluten + Free) That incredible feeling you get when you realize that there is something at a public function that you actually CAN eat. :D (Also, the feeling I have today, knowing that tomorrow is my last day at work, and then I am quitting and leaving that gluten filled eating people place!!!!!)

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