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#731191 Natural Flavors

Posted by on 16 September 2011 - 02:33 PM

Also, the footnote on the Unsafe Foods list states:

"6) According to 21 C.F.R. S 101,22(a)(3): [t]he terns natural flavor or natural flavoring means the essential oil, oleoresin, essence or extractive, protein hydrolysate, distillate, or any product of roasting, heating or enzymolysis, which contains the flavoring constituents derived from a spice, fruit or fruit juice, vegetable or vegetable juice, edible yeast, herb, bark, bud, root, leaf or similar plant material, meat, seafood, poultry, eggs, dairy products, or fermentation products thereof. Whose significant function in food is flavoring rathe

*** Why couldn't wheat leaves fall into this "Natural Flavors" category?

Thanks again, to all!!

I have never heard of wheat leaves used for anything. Wheat is the seed. Leaves used in flavorings would be like mint.
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#730960 Deployed In Afghan With Celiac

Posted by on 16 September 2011 - 04:23 AM

Have you reported this to your medical team or commanding officer ( however you're supposed to report an illness). Not thinking straight and needing a bathroom often probably isn't safe in Afghanistan - for you or the others around you. I would think they would want everyone at their best.

Sometimes the dizziness & fuzzy thinking can be the result of vitamin deficiencies caused by Celiac. Those will take awhile to get better. Getting enough fiber without gluten may be hard with your limited food choices.
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#730065 Completely gluten-free Resturaunts?

Posted by on 13 September 2011 - 01:08 PM

We should rent a tour bus (one with a good bathroom) and try them all!
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#728973 I Work In A Resturant

Posted by on 09 September 2011 - 05:00 PM

Do you feel comfortable speaking to the manager? You might explain that it bothers you and no Celiac customer wants someone with flour all over themselves making or serving food.

What do they use it for?
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#728824 Thai Spring Rolls With Peanut Dipping Sauce

Posted by on 09 September 2011 - 05:04 AM

Yum! Shall I stop by about 7? Perhaps you could serve some pretty drinks with umbrellas?

I make a sauce/salad dressing like this sauce. If you put it in a jar and shake it every once in a while, it mixes together well but gets extra hot the next day. Stir it first with a butter knife in the jar.
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#728480 Signature?

Posted by on 07 September 2011 - 04:41 PM

Repost your question about easy foods on the post dx/ recovery thread. Make your title something like " can't keep food down".

I don't have a signature & haven't tried so I can't help you there.

I'll check for it and approve it right away.
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#728284 Frustrated In Companies

Posted by on 07 September 2011 - 06:56 AM

Hmmm. I'm confused as to why you are frustrated. This is a clear answer, in my view. Read the label and the ingredients in that package will be disclosed.

In my case, I hate having to re-pack & pay for postage to mail it back. I would like to know what the ingredients were before I ordered.

Also- how would your doctor know what's in the product if they don't? Honestly, do they really think we can call the doc & run a list of chemicals by him & he will even take the time to listen?
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#727230 Help-What Are We Doing Wrong?

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 07:23 PM

Having a 15 & 18 year old - are we sure she isn't cheating when parents aren't looking? Or even, just misjudging what is OK away from home? My 15 year old has a friend with celiac disease that thinks it's Ok to take the burger off the bun, etc.

Also, has she checked all her soaps, lotions & beauty products? If you use your fingers to put the lotion on your legs, the lotion sticks on your fingers. Fingers touch food.

Cover Dad's eyes for this one-
Is she kissing someone who has gluteny food in his mouth or lips?
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#727183 Pity Party/ College Search

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 04:30 PM

My son's school & another school his friends go to have kitchens you reserve. He could have it every day, by himself with his own pans. He keeps the food in his fridge in his room. He can have a microwave in his room for the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

If you won't consider other schools, you will have to figure out how to work with what you have available. Or fight for more. Either way, it's a good learning experience for him.
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#727063 Pity Party/ College Search

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 09:44 AM

One option is to expand your search area. There are thousands of Colleges. Not sure if you are in the US or which part of the country.

My son (not gluten-free), lives in a dorm with a full, beautiful kitchen on the first floor. I didn't have to delve into the gluten-free food thing, but I saw that they have choices including food provided & cooked or no food plan & cook in the dorm. Whole Foods is across from the campus. Groceries within walking distance as well as a good bus system. Scheduled bus runs for the dorms to Target, etc. Just to show you that there are schools that can work.

Dorm living is a great way to meet people, so its great for Freshmen. You may just have to continue looking.
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#727052 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 01 September 2011 - 09:25 AM

Are you taking him any peanut butter cookies so he can show the girls what they are supposed to taste like? :D

Yes. I'm baking them this afternoon & freezing for freshness.
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#726255 Corn Tortillas That Contained Wheat Flour

Posted by on 29 August 2011 - 06:57 AM

You can name the brand. That way people who live near you will know.
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#726204 How To Keep A Teenager Compliant

Posted by on 28 August 2011 - 07:48 PM

Wanted to add:

The punishment of breaking a rule should be a consequence of the the rule breaking. Taking away her cell phone
or her new UGG boots has nothing to do with sneaking gluten food at her friends house. Not going to the friends house makes more sense. If you can't behave at Suzy's house, you can't go to Suzy's house. Because you don't behave at Suzy's, you aren't going to any friends house.
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#726201 How To Keep A Teenager Compliant

Posted by on 28 August 2011 - 07:41 PM

I would tell mine something like this.

You know you need to be gluten-free. Even a little will cause antibodies to start destroying your body, even if you don't feel it. Eating gluten-free is a rule. If you cannot follow this rule when you are not at home, you will not go anywhere without a parent to supervise you. This includes school functions, movies, etc. If she is not following the diet at school, you could try to talk to the counselors and maybe she must eat a home packed lunch in the office. Maybe you come up and watch her eat.

If she was smoking pot when she went to a friends or the movies or at lunch, you wouldn't think these things were too harsh. Eating gluten is probably more dangerous to a Celiac's health than pot is to a 13 year old ( no I don't think kids should smoke pot).

Even if she says she will follow the rule, you will need a way to ensure she is. You will need to show up and check on her randomly. Maybe a teacher or another parent who is there will check for you. When my son first started driving, I would see if his car was where he said he would be. I had other parents and neighbors tell me how his driving was.

Yes this is a lot of work for you. You chose to be a parent so this is your job.

Yes, it will embarrass her. So what? I bet you embarrass her once by sitting with her for school lunch and a party and she will follow the rules. You have to mean it and follow through or it's a waste of time.
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#725743 Nutrition And Wellness Consultant

Posted by on 26 August 2011 - 08:21 AM


Sorry family are being poopy! ;)
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