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#724502 Why Is Barley Malt Added To So Many Breakfast Cereals?

Posted by on 21 August 2011 - 01:06 PM

Would be nice to have more mainstream gluten-free cereral but I don't see how a Celiac Society can force a store to change the cereal. Nor do I see how it is wrong for a company to make a cereral with malt as long as they aren't mislabeling it as gluten-free.
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#724362 Cracking Skin On Fingers

Posted by on 20 August 2011 - 06:14 PM

My hub and my 18 yr old son have these finger cracks. They have abused their skin. The 18 yr old heals quickly with Cerave cream. Hub has been to a dermatologist for this several times. She said he has dried the skin out for so long that it has damaged the skin. She gave him some anti fungal lotion first, then he would dampen his hands and put the Cerave ( at Walmart, Walgreens, etc) on fingers, then cotton gloves ( drug stores and beauty supply places - made me get them) then sleep. He uses the Cerave ( thick gluten-free cream) all day. I got him some little round plastic pill containers he fills with the stuff and keeps it in his pocket.

Not sure if this is the problem, but might be worth looking into. It isn't always about gluten. But....sometimes it is. :)


Anyway...do you use rubber gloves when cleaning? Probably not or only some times. ( just a guess ).
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#724361 Craving Apple Pie!

Posted by on 20 August 2011 - 06:03 PM

For me, it's the cooked apples and the cinnamon. I have never liked the crust. I make homemade applesauce with lots of cinnamon. You could just cook apple slices with cinnamon and a small amount of brown sugar. Even a can of apple pie filling heated up if the crust isn't important. Whole Foods and other health food or groceries that have a big gluten-free section will have frozen pie crusts.


Oh!!! Congrats on the baby!
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#723335 What If A Gluten Free Diet Is Not Strictly Followed?

Posted by on 16 August 2011 - 04:30 PM

Well, it's just not going to happen i'm afraid. I guess we will just have to wait out the risk and pray for the best. My husband is an avid beer lover. He works in the industry and even has a very expensive home brewery that took years for him to perfect. Plus he is pure italian and pasta is a must and a staple in his family. We loaded up on some Gluten free beers, pastas and breads in hope's they would be tolerable. But they were quite bad to be perfectly honest. I wanted so bad to persuad him they we eatable, I couldn't pull off the lie. They were awful to be blunt. The Beer was flat and watery and without flavor. Funny thing is, he would have never had any clue he had celiacs if he hadn't went for an unrelated problem. It's a life ruiner. very sad.

Jen, I know you aren't going to like me very well but you need to understand some things for your health & happiness ( and kids, too) . To be really blunt......

I hope he has good life insurance already. He likely won't be able to get any without the follow-up tests showing he is following a gluten-free diet. He will likely get some other illness because of the antibodies running amuck and attacking other parts of his body. He will have bone loss, anemias, etc due to the malabsorption of nutrients. You didn't say how old you are or if you have kids but you should be planning for your and the kids financial future.

Or....he could try to make better gluten-free beers and pastas. He could decide his health is a gift for you and the kids ( if there are some). He could set a good example for the other members of his family that may have this illness ( it is genetic). I understand that in Italy, they test all the school children for Celiac. Actual Italians, in Italy, deal with the illness.
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#722550 On The Subject Of Memory Problems

Posted by on 13 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

This is a question to those, who HAD memory issues, brain fog, ect. and have since Solved zed problems with a gluten free lifestyle, or... w.e it was that solved zed memory issues for you =D

Keep in mind, I'm looking to see if there is any..Stories of triumph not..depressing tales of ongoing struggles.
not that my heart doesn't go out to those people, it does, I just need to know if anyone's licked this xD


Saw the part of the title about " read the other posts". I'm just dying to say, " but I forgot what they said!". :lol:

Thank you. I feel better now.

I was having a very hard time thinking, remembering, concentrating and finding the words I wanted. It has resolved gluten-free. I think a good portion of it for me, was the fact that I was very anemic. Oxygen wasn't getting to my brain. When I was able to absorb iron, etc, & the anemia resolved partway, I could think better.

I started " exercising" my brain. I played word games & other computer games. I started posting on the Psilly thread. I could write my thoughts and use various words when I wrote. Then I started talking to myself. That forced me to practice speaking. ( really, I'm talking to my dog if anyone notices).

I still forget the word I want. But, who doesn't occasionally? I have to remind myself that it's normal sometimes. Hope that was a hopeful story!
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#722337 Cleaning A Wok?

Posted by on 12 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

The wok or pans at many restaurants are stainless or aluminum. They should be easily cleanable in the industrial dishwashers. Apparently, her home wok is cast iron which is porous.
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#722184 Are Blood Test Accurate If You Have Been gluten-free For 1-1/2 Years?

Posted by on 11 August 2011 - 05:09 PM

A gene test is different than the blood tests. The blood tests test for the prescence of an antibody. Your body makes them when there is gluten in your small intestines. If you are not eating gluten, you shouldn't be making these antibodies. A gene test can tell you if you have a gene that could, some time, cause Celiac. Many people have the gene but don't have Celiac. I know there are still tests going on to determine what genes or combos of genes are needed for Celiac.

IgA is not a gene test.
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#721216 Manwich Sloppy Joe Sauce

Posted by on 06 August 2011 - 03:15 PM

I just ate a Manwich sloppy joe for the first time and so far so good. No reaction. The ingredients looked ok, but after reading this thread, could be a slight amt. of wheat in it.

Any one else eat this product?



If its still a Con-Agra product, they will clearly list all gluten even barley. The can will say Con-Agra in little print. or you could check the website to see if it is still one of thier products.

The info on this thread is very old in "Product Time".
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#720942 Is It True That Celiacs Lack An Enzyme That Protects Our Body/organs From Can...

Posted by on 05 August 2011 - 08:39 AM

If there was an enzyme that protected people from cancer - only Celiacs would get cancer & researchers would be frantically trying to duplicate it. It would be all over the news. Celiac isn't about a lack of enzymes, its autoimmune.

Ask her for her source. Read the source. Beware her source, if she can provide one. It will not be a reliable & well recognized Medical Center. It will be someone trying to sell us "a cure".
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#720715 Rice With Gluten?

Posted by on 04 August 2011 - 06:16 AM

Of course, it's possible to have a problem with rice, or bananas or strawberries or any food.

I don't know how long you have been gluten-free, but it can take months to normalize bathroom issues. Even if it's not something you are eating, you have to get the right amount of fiber. Sometimes the good bacteria is out of whack. You could try some probiotics ( google that on the site for some ideas). Or yogurt everyday. Yogurt is something people with dairy issues can sometimes tolerate.

Moral of the story: Other people without this issue, probably do not know more than you.
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#720707 Will Drs/nurses Ever Really Understand?! + Muscle Pain Question

Posted by on 04 August 2011 - 06:05 AM

my now 15 yr old gets faint when he gets more than the pin prick. My SIL draws blood for her job. She said a lot of boys, especially in the summer, may be a bit dehydrated. That makes it worse. Make sure he has an extra glass of water or juice everyday until the test. Don't make a fuss about the blood draw or even mention feeling faint. Take a big sucker to eat while he is having the blood drawn. Even at 11 it might give him something else to focus on. The sugar can help with the faintness.
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#720254 Can Pain Paills, Percacet Mimic Celiac Symptoms?

Posted by on 02 August 2011 - 09:54 AM

I've been taking them the last week. The last 2 days have had yeast in fection feeing along with the stincky, burning constapation and loose deal. Could the pain pills be contributing to all these symptoms?


Pain pills can make you constipated.

Your post is very poorly written and typed. Not your usual posting style. Maybe the pills are too much. Or try another type? I get really messed up be some of the pain killers and can't see straight.

I hope you take that the way it was intended. Not meant to make you mad. But I'll take the chance of making you angry because a post about pain pills that is so poorly typed makes me worried.
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#720109 Toaster Bags

Posted by on 01 August 2011 - 06:39 PM

Got to the upper right corner and google toaster bags. We have had lots of discussions. Also, you can google them on tzhe web. They work great. Get the Toast-it ones. Tose cover the bread completely. Some of them are only half a bag. There was recently ( last 2 weeks) a post with directions to make your own.
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#720105 Need A Good gluten-free Dessert For This Weekend...

Posted by on 01 August 2011 - 06:16 PM

these are good. Gluten eaters will like them. If you are going to share any food, take yours first. Or easier, just bring a separate portion for yourself that you keep away from gluteny fingers and crumbs.

http://www.celiac.co...290#entry712290
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#719855 Happy Birthday Raven

Posted by on 31 July 2011 - 01:50 PM

Happy Birthday!
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