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#710336 Gluten Free Chicken Broth...

Posted by kareng on 20 June 2011 - 06:41 AM

I use Kitchen Basics or Pacific. They have slightly different ingredients. I know one has mushroom & one doesn't. My SIL can't have mushrooms. MIght be something in the Swanson's that bothered you?

Usually the Kitchen basics has less sodium then the low sodium swansons. They also have a no salt if you can find it.
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#709997 I'm So Happy!

Posted by kareng on 18 June 2011 - 04:41 PM

Super Woman!
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#709805 Chick Beer

Posted by kareng on 17 June 2011 - 07:03 PM

Besides, despite the fact that this is an international board so legal drinking ages vary, should we really be talking about alcohol on the teenager board?

This thread is resurrected from 2008. It is for teens & young adults. If alcohol is what they want to talk about, I guess that's was Ok. Too late nowv.
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#709705 Gluten-Free Rice Krispies

Posted by kareng on 17 June 2011 - 03:13 PM

Found them in Pathmark and A&P in NJ.

The people without celiac disease ate all my gluten-free rice krispie treats I made. Boo!!!

Also, found gluten-free Synders pretzels in individual 100 Cal bags.

I found them at Hen House in the KC area.

Where did you find the Snyders in the little bags? Its just me eating the pretzels so that would work well for me!
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#709453 Slightly Frustrating Doctor's Appointment Yesterday

Posted by kareng on 16 June 2011 - 07:22 PM

Hey, Hon! I came to this late. I agree with everyone on the vitamin deficiency making her eat odd things. Is your house more than 35 years old ( approx)? The bottom layers of paint may contain lead if so. One more thing to bring up with doc.

There is a spray to keep dogs from chewing on things called " bitter apple". Look at the ingredients but I think it's safe for humans. You could spray it on the wall where she is chewing. It's supposed to be very bitter. I think there are hot pepper ones too. Might help get her out of The habit.

I know when I was very anemic, I craved weird stuff. I just knew not to eat dirt or drywall or whatever.

I don't know if it works this way in Canada but this can work in the states. Take her to the emergency room of a full service hospital or children's hospital, even better a teaching hospital, during the week day. " she just ate drywall! Is she poisoned?". Whith the doctors already there or in the adjacent office building, many times the docs will pop in at the emergency. Then give you an appointment for 1 or 2 days in the office.

This worked. J got fiberglass glue in his eye. Looked ok at the ER after rinsing but he got into an eye doctor the next morning for a follow-up. My hub goes to her & he has to schedule 2 months in advance.
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#709339 Newbie With Significant Challenges

Posted by kareng on 16 June 2011 - 12:48 PM

I used the Google search at the top right corner. Once I spelled vegetarian correctly, lots of past post showed up.
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#708847 Need Ideas For Summer

Posted by kareng on 15 June 2011 - 05:58 AM

Y'know, there are lots of good suggestions here. I agree with what someone else said: If she's unwilling to try anything, then maybe she should sit home by herself, hot and bored. You can't always cater to what she wants.

Perfect Pals is the animal shelter? Did you even explain your situation to them. Maybe they would have something for her. I think you are shooting down ideas before really finding out what is possible. The only reason I keep trying is I worry about your daughter & this negative attitude.

The animal shelter here has a thing called "cat socializer". I knew a kid who did that. They gave him the cats that were very shy. He sat quietly in an empty office & waited for the cat to come to him or get used to people. Sometimes they do that for dogs, too. They have a guinea pig right now they need someone to sit with it & cuddle & 2 rats that like to be read to (childrens books are OK) and petted.

I have offered my boys options but if they choose nothing, then they have to deal with it. When they get bored enough, they find other things to do. They even go back to kid stuff like legos or Dr Suess books (one is not a good reader).

If she really is this negative about everything - maybe she should have a workup for depression.

My kids have had friends that have had injuries and couldn't do much but they do what they can. They watch there friends games, play cards or board games, sit at the pool & put thier feet in, go to the mall & let a friend push them around in a wheelchair, drive the electric chair & grocery shop with mom, etc. A normal 12 year old would find things to do.

Remember when she starts whining that she is bored - The bedroom door closes and you can turn the TV volume up. ;)
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#708841 Incomplete Testing, Stupid Nurse!

Posted by kareng on 15 June 2011 - 05:36 AM

Whoops! We were posting at the same time. Didn't mean to repeat what you said. :D

Great minds think alike!
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#708829 Incomplete Testing, Stupid Nurse!

Posted by kareng on 15 June 2011 - 05:03 AM

Try printing the sheet about what tests are neccessary to show the doctors. I have found that this has helped with our docs. They like to have info from another doc not some stupid patient. :angry: Highlight the exact test names and ask for those by name. "Celiac panel" sometimes has some extra stuff thats not neccesary.

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#708826 The Gluten Was "fermented" Out Of The Sauce

Posted by kareng on 15 June 2011 - 04:54 AM

I just feel like a fool... I always assumed :rolleyes: that if a company labels a product gluten free (or sugar free, caffeine free, soy free, dairy free, whatEVER) that they must have the testing to back it up before they market it as such? And if they had this testing in place, shouldn't it be available to people like you and I to view to reassure our Celiac selves that we are safe when we consume it? I guess I just have an awful lot to learn!

In the US there is no law about what gluten-free means. We have some great companies that make things and put gluten-free on them because they don't put anything gluten in them. But they don't test. If they had to test, it would be too expensive. For example - a grocery store chain labels canned fruits & vegs gluten-free. The only gluten was someone's lunch in the lunch room.

There is still the problem of companies that label wheat or barley on the ingredients but insist its gluten-free. Just shows we must read the labels.
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#708637 The Gluten Was "fermented" Out Of The Sauce

Posted by kareng on 14 June 2011 - 01:56 PM

I have family members with celiac
disease that use this product without problems and have done so for many
years.....as do many of our customers. "

I want to get in touch with these celiacs. I have swamp land. the Brooklyn Bridge and a cure for Celiac I want to sell them. ;)
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#708261 Hi, I'm New. Few Questions.

Posted by kareng on 13 June 2011 - 07:58 AM

Check this thread out if you haven't.

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#708239 Need Ideas For Summer

Posted by kareng on 13 June 2011 - 06:11 AM

Sounds like she is just going to be bored. She will have to find a way to amuse herself if she refuses everything you offer. If she starts whining, she can whine in her room with the door closed. Yes she has some medical problems but so do alot of other kids her age.

You really should go to the library & check for what is available in computers, DVDs, music, etc before you shoot that idea down.
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#708009 Your Top Two Pieces Of Advice

Posted by kareng on 12 June 2011 - 08:51 AM

Korwyn, maybe if we ask nicely one of the moderators will "sticky" it and weed out our friendly back-and-forth so it's all suggestions. I don't think anyone would mind this thread being cleaned up and if it's "sticky" new folks can find it easily.

Yeah, maybe the moderators can add the list to the top and make it sticky.

I started to pour maple syrup in the celiac disease drawer to make this sticky, but my son stopped me & said I didn't understand. :)

I sent a note to the "Boss" that you all are asking about this. I don't know if its doable or desired. It has been a fun post. We could do it every couple of months and get different people but I imagine most of the advice would stay the same. I'm quite partial to the advice about beating people with a stick like a pinata. :ph34r:
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#707976 New Link To Heinz Gluten Free List

Posted by kareng on 12 June 2011 - 06:24 AM

That's a great list.

For the brain fogged or child distracted - the countries that product is gluten-free in are listed. A product might be gluten-free in the US but not in Australia (for example).
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