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shepgs

Member Since 05 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 12 2010 08:26 PM
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In Topic: Any Recipes For Making Your Own 'on The Go' Bars

13 June 2010 - 02:34 PM

I did search through old threads, but only found a few half ideas. I like to have Lara bars handy, but I would also like to try to make some of my own. Has anyone had good success, and if so, how?


I have made these My link I have only tried the main one so far, but they were a success!

In Topic: Frustrated With My Mom's Doc

20 April 2010 - 01:15 PM

If you are going to do gene testing make sure you go to someplace that tests for all the genes, there are 9 currently known to be celiac related. I had my genes tested a few years after diagnosis and found I have 2 copies of DQ9 which is considered an RA gene here in the US but is a recognized celiac related gene in some other countries. I am glad to hear she is going to try the diet, she should be very strict when she does it. Do make sure she is done with all testing they are going to do first. I hope she sees as good a resolution of her arthritis as I did. It did take a few months but by month six mine was in 'remission' and only flares when I get glutened.


Could you tell me about these other celiac genes? I did have mine tested through Enterolab. Do they test for all the ones you are referring to?

My mom has damage that is irreversible, having had more surgeries than I can count on both hands. :( However, I'm hoping a gluten-free diet would slow down or stop more inflammation and future damage. Her doc yesterday is wanting to switch her meds b/c of the inflammation - but didn't want to look in this direction. Maybe someday the medical community will catch on.

That is so great that you were able to see resolution of your RA! I'm hoping to prevent it before even developing it.

In Topic: "gluten Free" Items That "got You"

16 April 2010 - 04:24 AM

This topic has been so helpful! I'm only a little over 2 months into being gluten-free and didn't have noticable symptoms to start with. I wasn't sure if I would know if I were glutened or not. Well, I think I found out!

After dinner a few days ago, I began to feel dizzy and have abdominal/gas pains/bloating. The next day it continued till evening, with the headache still here. My dinner was pigs-in-a-blanket made with Ballpark Angus franks and homemade dough (with Arrowhead Mills millet flour included) and Lays Staxx (barbeque flavor). I know, terrible nutrition-wise...

I'm thinking it must have been the millet flour. I used this in the beginning, so I must not have been truly gluten-free at first. <_<

I had had the chips a few days prior with no problem. I would have never thought of the millet flour if I hadn't read this! Do they use a shared facility?

In Topic: Do Not Trust The Trader Joes Labels

14 April 2010 - 07:30 AM

Please bear with me with this thought, as it really does relate in my mind. :)

While I am very new to the gluten free world, I have had to educate myself regarding IgE (immediately life-threatening) food allergies. This issue regarding shared equipment/facilities is a big one. Now, I'd have to search to find the link, it's been so long ago, but I had read about a study done on food made on shared equipment. It showed something like 25% of the food (with none of the allergens as ingredients) actually had traces of the allergen in it when made on shared equipment. I think this was specifically peanut related. Because of that, I had to set a strict guideline for us. I am not willing that my child could die from eating something once out of four times.

No, I admit, I do not know how this actually relates to gluten, but it has affected my choices now that we are gluten free.

In Topic: Need A Brand Of Good Flour Tortilla Shells And Hot Dog Buns

14 April 2010 - 06:23 AM

Kinnickinnick makes great hamburger buns. maybe they make hot dog buns, too/


They do make them and they are good, too.