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Member Since 23 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active Jul 04 2013 01:46 PM

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More Needs To Be Done

27 June 2013 - 04:56 PM

I suppose this is venting more than anything, but, as I am going through a really bad patch where my stomach/intestines sound like a washing machine, and I am downing imodium and pepto like candy, I really feel that enough is not being done to help celiacs.


I am sick of the lack of choice, particularly the lack of texture in the food I eat.  I eat pretty much the same stuff day in day out.  Of course, if you read the media and the chattering classes, the view is that gluten-free is everywhere.  Well, no it ain't.  I live in San Francisco and I still struggle to eat out.  I have started to take risks . . . and ended up sick.


More needs to be done.  More general awareness, better chef training, more options.  


I wish so much I was wealthy like all these so-called successes.  You would then see the success I would make of my global chain of gluten-free restaurants.  Seriously, that is all I care about nowadays--my dream of opening wonderful restaurants instead of the pathetic measly so-called choices I am meant to get excited about.


I feel patronized and robbed by restaurants, as if they are gracious to offer me ONE crappy gluten-free meal.  It is abysmal.  Give me the money and I will do what needs to be done.  

Trader Joe's Brazil Nuts--Equipment Shared With Wheat

22 June 2013 - 11:00 AM

Hi all,


So after purchasing Brazil nuts from Trader Joe's I find that they were made on the equipment shared with wheat products.


Not wishing to be defeated, I washed them in cold water and dried them off.  However, I was sick after eating.


My question: is there received wisdom about the efficacy of washing such products made on shared equipment? what is the normal advice?



Have I Been Glutened?

29 November 2012 - 10:03 AM

I would appreciate feedback. Diagnosed with celiacs for three years, and later, when gluten-free diet not working, microscopic colitis.

I have plenty of "ups and downs" but the last five days I have terrible, terrible flatulence, belching as soon as I eat, and bloatedness/pain.

I am very careful to monitor my food.

Does this sound like I have been glutened? Does a glutening last for five days or more after an event?

I am scared of something else, like Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis to add to the misery.

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