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#718866 Donating gluten-free Foods To A Food Cupboard

Posted by on 26 July 2011 - 10:40 AM

The one I take food for says the Crunchmasters crackers are very popular. They are on sale, big boxes, at Costco right now. - regular $7.50. Now $5. At Walmart I think they were about $7. You get 2 packages in the box, so some shelters will split them. I gave Chex & they put it with th gluten-free stuff. I also got jars of pasta sauce to go with the pasta. I got some fruit snacks like Welch's that say gluten-free. I got some Progresso soups that say gluten-free on them. I put the stuff in boxes labelled gluten free.
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#718602 Is There Something Called "contamination Celiac"?

Posted by on 25 July 2011 - 09:21 AM

Lookie! More! Copy them all off. Under line or circle the important parts.


Q: Is it ok if I ingest some gluten if I do not experience any symptoms?

No. The majority of patients with celiac disease experience no symptoms when they ingest gluten, either intentionally or unintentionally. This led to the concept that patients, especially children may grow out of the disease. In addition, patients also consider that it is doing no harm to them. However the ingestion of even small amounts of gluten results in damage to the small intestine--regardless of the presence or absence of symptoms--and puts the patient at risk for resulting complications including malignancies and osteoporosis.


Can I cheat on my gluten-free diet?
Unfortunately, the answer to this question is no. Even when you are sticking to a gluten-free diet, it is impossible to eat gluten-free 100% of the time. This is because there is always some level of contamination of foods, whether it is when the food is processed, when dining out, or in your own kitchen at home. Intentional or unintentional ingestion of gluten will prevent your villi from healing well. Therefore, it is very important to follow the gluten-free diet as carefully as you can to benefit from it.

What are the consequences of not following a strict gluten-free diet?
There are serious consequences of not following a gluten-free diet when advised to do so by your physician. There will be continued changes in the lining of your intestines. These changes will lead to decreased absorption of nutrients, possibly leading to other conditions such as osteoporosis and anemia. You will also be at increased risk for gastrointestinal cancers, as well as non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

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#718597 Is There Something Called "contamination Celiac"?

Posted by on 25 July 2011 - 09:14 AM

There is no degrees of Celiac. Whoever fed them that bull is either trying to sell them something or her daughter lied because she doesn't want to do the diet completely. Her daughter is an adult.

Might give her a copy of this info. You canbably find something similiear on the Columbia or Mayo or Maryland websites to bombard her with.


The gluten-free diet is a lifetime requirement. Eating any gluten, no matter how small an amount, can damage the intestine. This is true for anyone with the disease, including people who do not have noticeable symptoms.
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#718595 Being Human Is Tough

Posted by on 25 July 2011 - 09:06 AM

I am trying really hard not to kick myself. There is a part of me that wants to scream, in fear, & in frustration.

Kick & scream at the boyfriend! Might make you feel better. :angry:

Because you caught it right at the beginning, maybe you will be OK.
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#718434 Alexia Foods

Posted by on 24 July 2011 - 12:13 PM

You might want to check this recent discussion:

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#718388 Some Questions About Gluten Reactions...

Posted by on 24 July 2011 - 05:55 AM

I think you have answered your question. Don't eat food prepared by others. You may find a place to eat that is safe, one day.... :)

Bring food to other houses just for hub or eat before you go.
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#718383 Hi Im New

Posted by on 24 July 2011 - 05:43 AM

It's not so strange to find negative blood test in an adult person...only a colonscopy often reveals this disease...
My advice is to eat normally the food containing gluten because in this way there isn't the risk to distort the biopsy's result...

That is incorrect. A colonoscopy does not diagnose Celiac. You need an endoscopy with multiple biopsies to have any chance of finding Celiac damage. A doc might do a colonoscopy at the same time to check for other problems.
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#718305 Any Way To Help Celiacs That Have Been Impacted

Posted by on 23 July 2011 - 01:49 PM

E Joplin animal shelter was in a contest to win $15,000. They really need it now. They need votes to win money.


Forgot to update: got a message that the shelter didn't win that week. Very disappointing until I got to the bottom of the email. They gave them $100,000!
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#718077 Devigest & Syntol Defeat Celiac Disease?

Posted by on 22 July 2011 - 02:28 PM

I agree with Scott. If they really worked, they wouldn't be selling them on the internet.
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#718001 Pumpkin Bread Recipe

Posted by on 22 July 2011 - 06:47 AM

This sounds great! It sounds like its got some good nutrition and the only sodium is in the butter (which I could sub for unsalted). I need low sodium for my mom who isn't wanting to eat.

What size is the can of pumpkin? I have seen 2 sizes of other brands.
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#717912 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 21 July 2011 - 03:49 PM

Whatever I decide to put on the sidewalk to cook! 104 F at 6:30 pm.
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#717851 Help And Advice Deperatley Needed!

Posted by on 21 July 2011 - 12:26 PM

Apparently the celiac test results are not in and take 2-3 weeks. Regular bloods are all normal - no signs of anaemia, inflammation (chrones) etc. Colonoscopy brought forward to end of August. Can a colonoscopy confirm Celiac??

Colonoscopy looks at the wrong end. You need an endoscopy with small bowel biopsies to diagnose Celiac
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#717803 The Funny Pages - Tickle Me Elbow - The Original

Posted by on 21 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

Well I just got the latest on where they are. I did some figuring and I don't think they will be here until 7 or 8 at night. So my new plan is to just leave all the lights off and pretend to be asleep. All these boxes are bothering my allergies and I will need to take some Benedryl. I can sleep through pretty much anything when I take a couple benedryl. :D

Hub can tell them you aren't feeling well. He can meet them if he wants or tell them he has to get some stuff done quietly while you sleep. Maybe some stuff from his job since he has to take a day off & they are terribly busy right now?

Vegas is sooo hot right now. Is there somewhere else we could meet? Maybe Jess's house? WE could commune with the chickens.
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#717709 Glutino Lemon Wafer Cookies

Posted by on 20 July 2011 - 05:59 PM

I can not have these! They are too dangerous! I can not stop eating them!

Seriously, if I had found these before going gluten-free, I would have eaten them.
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#716804 Trolling For Trolls

Posted by on 16 July 2011 - 05:34 PM

My troll, Ima Ceelee Ackcure, says this is all a bunch of lies and she has dubious research from her uncle to prove it.
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