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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

Wonderful!

Sorry family are being poopy! ;)
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#725196 Is This Gluten-Free?

Posted by on 24 August 2011 - 04:48 AM

i would call the company and ask.



I agree with the Wolf!

With medication, the only way to know is to ask. Except for the few that put gluten-free on the box.
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#725195 Does Gluten Make You More Athletic?

Posted by on 24 August 2011 - 04:35 AM

All the feedback that has been given from these forums has been passed on to the others in some way or other. Who they are shall remain a mystery. ;) But don't get me wrong, many on these forums (yourself included) have been very helpful overall and I really appreciate getting feedback from all who have something to contribute Their identity cannot be traced, and I don't think they'd have a problem with how I've gone about any of this. These questions I believe are similar to those that many I'm sure may be asking in their own minds (they may just not want to share their feelings with anyone and may not know where to do so).




I won't be answering any questions from you any longer. I do not appreciate that you are taking our replies and appear to be re-posting them as your own on your website.

I realize that this is a public forum and anyone can read our replies. I realize others could be copying our answers and re-posting them as thier own. However, I will not be a willing participant in something that borders on plagerism.
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#725072 Does Gluten Make You More Athletic?

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 03:17 PM

Seriously, Kelly! What's with posting stuff from "friends"? It really makes no difference what we say, the people aren't here to answer questions or clarify something.

On the chance that this is serious - Kids grow. One year they are the tallest or the fastest, the next year, someone else grew more. I know a girl that was the second best long distance runner in the state. The next year, she grew 5 inches and had to slog along until she could get re- coordinated. Boys in grade school have feet that grow 2 sizes in a week. Sometimes it takes awhile to figure out where their feet are and they trip over them a lot.
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#725006 How Would A Gluten Free Chex Mix Go Down With The Glutenoids

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 12:20 PM

Here's an official recipe from the 60s. We never liked the Wheat Chex.

Chex.com has more variations

This is the authentic 1960s recipe:

3 tbsp cooking oil
1 tbsp peanut butter
Blend over low heat until blended ( I microwave)
Add: 1tbsp Worchestershire sauce
1/4 teasp garlic salt
1/4 tsp salt

In a 9x13 pan mix:

2 cups wheat Chex
2 cups corn Chex
2 cups rice Chex. ( I do 3 cups each corn & rice)
1/2 can salted peanuts
1 cup pretzels

Mix in the sauce. Bake at 200 F for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes.

You could use unsalted peanuts, low salt Worch. sauce & garlic powder to make it very low salt.


In the US Lea & Perrins is gluten-free.
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#724889 I Don't Want To Go!

Posted by on 23 August 2011 - 03:08 AM

2) There is another poster (kareng, possibly?) who has written a few times previously that she will call ahead and find out what a host is planning to prepare, then make an individual serving of that same meal, but gluten free, for herself.



:wub: It warms my heart to see someone is listening to me!

I have a slightly different take on this, this time. I think it is wrong of a company or a boss to insist that spouses must come to an event. I am not the employee. What I eat or how I talk or look or think, should not effect my husband's job performance. Very few jobs really need a spouse's participation (maybe President of the US). I attend things occassionally, it I want to. Even before gluten-free, I rarely went to these "command performances". Yes, the boss says it is to "reward the employees for thier hard work, and the spouses for putting up with the long hours". I don't find sitting eating with people I barely know and have little in commmon with, a reward.

Buffets or cocktail type things are easier to negotiate than a sit down dinner. If everyone is eating at once, its obvious you aren't. When everyone is milling about, who knows if you ate 5 minutes ago.

If this were me, my hub would probably tell them I had something with the kids but he would attend. If its too late for that, He needs to tell him that you are very sensitive to gluten. Eating, even a gluten-free meal, at another's house won't work. Even an errant crumb will make you sick. (tricky because people will think you are saying they don't wash dishes well) Your doctor has advised you not to eat at other peoples houses because gluten is a sneaky little ba$#%%#.

Good luck.
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#724645 Celiac Cost Me Everything

Posted by on 22 August 2011 - 05:14 AM

Oh Raven! I'm so sorry about your dog! We can't walk with you but we are still here for you.
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#724516 Needed: Meat Balls

Posted by on 21 August 2011 - 02:35 PM

I like to make a meat ball appetizer called MOINK balls. These are made from frozen meat balls, treated with a BBQ rub, wrapped in 1/2 slice bacon. They are cooked until bacon is done, then glazed with a BBQ sauce.

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Problem is no frozen meat balls that are gluten free.

So I am looking for a recipe for gluten free meat balls that I can use in this appetizer.

Suggestions are very welcome!


I was just looking for meatball recipes myself, today. I'm sure your " balls" are yummy! Bacon & BBQ sauce!

Go to the upper right corner. Put meatballs in the google search. I found a variety of recipes and substitutions for the bread crumbs in gluteny meatballs.
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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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