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rtc

Member Since 19 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 18 2013 03:53 PM
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#747556 Reply From Sensodyne

Posted by rtc on 14 November 2011 - 02:24 PM

Actually, this is just the standard CYA statement all companies usually provide. No one will guarantee their product is 100% gluten-free, for liability reasons.
I have used Sensodyne toothpaste in the past and never had any issues with it and I am about as sensitive a Celiac as they come. It was the regular Sensodyne and, unless they have changed their product ingredients, it all should be safe. I've never heard of anyone reacting to toothpaste of any brand.
Toothpastes are usually always safe to use.


Talked to them last Friday
about the Pronamel Gentle Whitening
iso-active foam in the can.
They confirmed that it is also
gluten free.

(The other iso-active versions carry the
CC caution.)
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#638767 Need A Pep Talk

Posted by rtc on 11 September 2010 - 12:35 PM

Please look at it from the standpoint of what you're getting,not losing.
I was diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic in 1986 and "gave up" sugar
(refined white and brown).Did not go on insulin until last year,
due to age and celiac recovery weight gain.People used to tell me
they just couldn't "give up" sugar...would ask them if they
could "give up" kidney failure,heart trouble,blindness,etc.
It seems that the older you are the harder it is,and that's
understandable.IMO it has to do with acceptance...this is probably
why AA makes their folks get up and say "My name is so and so
and I'm an alcoholic".
Celiac is unfortunately far worse than diabetes IMO.We are
talking about the destruction of the small intestine,cancer and
a lot more bad things here,not just a sugar spike.
Please look upon gluten as poison...that's how I see it (and sugar).
Place it on your no-no list and put safe things on your good list.
And,as the Apostle Paul said,look to the future and forget the past.
There are many wonderful folks here and you're not the only one
in this fix.There are more workarounds today than ever-
you just have to find them.
My concern is also for your children since this stuff is passed on...
they could have the gene and it has not fully kicked in yet.
The more I learn,it seems that too much gluten is not good
for anyone.
But please note,your feelings are completely normal-and
you're not alone.All of us recall the good old days,but
they must remain the old days.
Best Regards...
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#638132 Dove Chocolate

Posted by rtc on 09 September 2010 - 05:14 AM

Yes, Patti is right :) . It might take more exploring, if you tend to be sensitive.


Thanks to all of you for your comments.
I was a bit too sensitive re: Dove and their
CC policy;they did all they had to do and
more than many do.
After two years of gluten-free living it appears that
the challenge is not in avoiding the obvious
things,but in trying to avoid the CC ones.
Sometimes it's "mission impossible".
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#637963 Dove Chocolate

Posted by rtc on 08 September 2010 - 11:43 AM

Talked to them today about their sugar-free silky peanut butter
candy.Their phone number leads to a very nice setup where they
provide allergy info including gluten;turns out that all Dove
candy is OK,according to their phone setup.
But... this particular item was not mentioned so talked to
a rep ;turns out that while all the candy is fine as to ingredients
it is made on lines that might expose it to CC.
So it could be contaminated.....or not.
Had a nice talk and "educated" the rep to the fact that the
product being "gluten-free" is not enough;it must also be free
of CC,too or else it is not "gluten-free";we really can't afford
being gluten testers.
It is sad how a company would go to all this trouble and fuss
and yet not know this.
The rep is now aware that a "little" gluten does as much harm
as a "lot" of it.
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