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Member Since 09 Apr 2010
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In Topic: Asian Market Rice Flours

29 December 2010 - 06:12 AM

I do not know the brand name of the one I bought b/c it was written in Chinese in red letters. I could tell a definite difference in the freshness department as in it was a bit stale. Bob's Red Mill has always been fresher and so I'm back using their brand.

Unfortunately for me, both are covered in red lettering. Frankly, I had to pay fairly close attention to identify one from the other since I don't read any type of character writing. But one's logo is a flying horse and the other is an adorned elephant I think.

In Topic: Tostitos

31 July 2010 - 07:36 PM

Great information. Wal-Mart's Great Value corn chips taste pretty good and are clearly marked gluten free. I have noticed that some WM's do not carry their own brand of corn chips for some reason,so they may not be available at your local store.

I'm not so happy with Wal-Mart's Great Value line at the moment. I had my husband pick up a jar of their pizza sauce since it was listed as gluten-free in my Cecilia's Marketplace book. Right there on the jar, it says "a naturally gluten free food" but in another place on the jar, it says "may contain traces of ... wheat". Don't put the term "gluten free" anywhere on a product that also displays that disclaimer!!!!! Not to say that all their stuff isn't good or anything, and I do appreciate the disclaimer being there b/c I just won't buy the product again in that case, but I really want to be able to believe that anything someone actually takes the time to label as gluten-free in any way really is gluten-free!

In Topic: New Symptoms?

24 June 2010 - 06:44 PM

My soy and dairy intake have not gone up, per se. I have not cut them out (i.e. I don't avoid products with those allergens in them) but I don't seek them more than before or anything. I could see if I were having digestive symptoms that it might be sensitivity to those other things that are often issues for those with celiac, but it's the secondary symptoms only that I'm dealing with. I suppose if I have a true allergy to these other things (beyond simple intolerance), I could get some of those same secondary symptoms, but I'm not ready to go there yet.

But I do find it very frustrating that Celiac has so many seemingly unrelated (to digestion) symptoms that virtually anything could be a symptom of gluten exposure -- or could be totally unrelated! Grrr... Oh well...

In Topic: Hungry All The Time

23 June 2010 - 06:41 PM

I feel hungry a lot, too, but have more problems with cravings. I'm constantly craving desserts and carbs. My diet before I was on the gluten-free included a fair amount of these foods but I didn't have such strong cravings then. It is weird because even though I sometimes know I'm full, I still feel "hungry" to try all these new foods, esp. baked goods.

This pretty much sums me up in a nutshell. I'm something like 2-1/2 months gluten free and I just feel like I NEED the carbs (even still). I was a carb eater before, but of course they were all wheat carbs. I can't identically replace all my stuff, so the void is being desired by my mouth (if not the rest of my body) in crazy ways. I've indulged myself somewhat b/c I figure I have to work out how to make things like brownies, muffins, cookies, and breads eventually anyway, but I do need to be careful b/c I find that most gluten-free versions of things (whether homemade or from boxes) are higher in calories and/or fat than their regular counterpart so I can't even eat the same amount of stuff I did before if I don't want to gain weight. It's kinda frustrating, I must admit.

I keep hoping it will go away on its own, but I think eventually it's just going to have to be a mind-over-matter thing that I force upon myself for long enough that the habits break and my body gives up demanding the things.

In Topic: Carnation Instant Breakfast

01 June 2010 - 03:43 AM

I realize this thread is old, but I'm ticked at Carnation right now b/c as I pulled out an IB packet this morning, I read on the package that it's made on equipment that also processes wheat. So if it was fine 3 years ago, why did they have to go and mess it up??!!! That used to be one of my favorite breakfasts and SO convenient!!! (At least I didn't buy it new after my diagnosis thinking it was clean -- this was left over from earlier this year.)

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