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Member Since 29 Jun 2010
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In Topic: Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix

07 December 2010 - 01:26 PM

Hubby and I made tacos with the Low Sodium Old El Paso Taco Seasoning Mix and I got sick as a dog. (Pretty sure it was the seasoning b/c I tried eating just the meat again and sure enough - sick for a second day.) !!! I had checked their website and some reviews of the product and everyone said it was gluten free. Tho when I searched *this* site, someone warned against the mix and said to use the bottle sauce - but didn't give a reason. Is there something I was missing in the ingredients?
Here they are for reference:
Maltodextrin, chili pepper, salt, onion powder, spice, MSG, modified corn starch, garlic powder, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, silicon dioxide & ethoxyquin

Ewww...MSG and partially hydrogenated anything. I hate reading ingredients. Anyway, I'm a little confused. Maybe it's the MSG? But I've never noticed a problem with anything else... By the way, we used the bottle sauce this past weekend and were fine. YAY! Hubby makes GREAT steak tacos!

We're going to stick with the bottle sauce from now on, but I'd still like to know what it was that made me sick! Any thoughts?

Modified cornstarch is NOT gluten free!

In Topic: Questions

06 September 2010 - 07:50 PM

If you haven't been gluten free for very long then you might be able to get an accurate result with a shorter challenge. False negatives are seen even on a full gluten diet so if your blood test results are negative but you feel better gluten free continueing the diet IMHO would be the best thing to do after you are done with testing.
If someone has fully healed on the gluten free diet then 2 to 3 months back on gluten will give them the best chance of an accurate result since it can take some time for the antibodies to build back up.

I have been gluten free for about 2 months. In one more month I will be having an endoscope and a colonoscopy. I had antibody testing back in February and was told I have Sjogren's. I also suffer from Raynauds and Bipolar Disease. I have been struggling with my weight for over a year (wasting). Last winter I found a nutritionist who thought I had Candida so put me on a gluten free low sugar diet. I've also been taking probiotics ever since. After many months I felt better (not healed)and slowly started adding wheat and sugar into my diet. For the most part I stayed away from it. While doing this I would wake up with wasting away from time to time and still to this day have to eat all my meals all balanced to not lose anymore weight. I am under weight by about 10 pounds but have stabilized as long as I do not skip meals. I had company in late June and consumed small amounts of gluten some unknowingly. After a few days I woke up wasted away again and this time became very ill, all my problems were magnified and chronic again. I am convinced I am suffering from Celiac Disease and will be having these procedures done to find out what damage has been done to my GI tract. My question is........when they take the test will it show the villi still atrophied? They told me it may come out negative because I am now gluten free. I do NOT want to consume gluten and suffer the consequences just for a positive test. I know my doc will say oh no your not a Celiac cause the test was negative. If she ate gluten and had problems like we do I know that would convince her. So maybe I should just stay gluten free and see if the scopes find any other problems.

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