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oceansparkle

Member Since 11 Aug 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 28 2010 07:39 AM
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Julie's Organic Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches

24 August 2010 - 05:17 PM

Hello all!

Just a note to inform all of you looking for the new Julie's Organic Gluten-Free Ice Cream Sandwiches is that while the ingredients in the ice cream look fine, the baking soda used in the cookies is not labeled as organic, AND there is an allergen alert at the bottom of the label noting that the "Product is manufactured in a facility that uses Wheat, Tree Nuts and Peanuts." Excuse me?

After enjoying one of these, and not scanning the ingredient list as well as I should have, I quickly had my "cross-contam" symptoms of ringing in my ears, headache on the left and top of my head, as well as a black substance that momentarily blurred my vision (nope, I wasn't smearing the thing all over my face). The symptoms lasted about 15 mins. Lesson to remember: don't trust the product name and throughly read the ingredient list. I should have known better.

How To Lose Weight

11 August 2010 - 06:34 AM

Hi everyone,

I am overweight and aside from losing the "bloat" and stomach misery associated with GI, I am not losing weight yet. Perhaps I'm still healing at this point. Does anyone have any suggestions?

A little background info: I was belittled and called "overweight because I ate too much" by several doctors during my search for my hidden illness and, of course, misdiagnosed several times including being told by one doctor that I was headed for Type 1 diabetes if I didn't quit eating the wrong foods!!? I was not eating in an "unhealthy" manner and understood calorie counts. What I couldn't understand was the incredible pain and strange illnesses I went through. It wasn't until I went to a community clinic and from there sent to a nutritionist for evaluation for gluten intolerance that I discovered what was truly making me ill. Since that wonderful day of realization, I have changed greatly as a person and now understand my body much more than I did before. Now when "glutenized" I can even tell the difference between (the monster) malt powder and slight cross-contamination. I steer clear of restaurants now, do almost completely organic food and bake my own bread.

I was recently tested for D3 deficiency and found that I was a 20: 30 is baseline health and 50 is optimum - so I'm really diligent about "changing my oil" every day. I find that now I am rarely hungry (I used to be constantly ravenous in the past), am alert and am now catching up on a lot of things that I did not have the mental clarity or energy to deal with when I was sick. Since staying as gluten free as possible (and, of course, learning from my mistakes) for over a year now, I'm finally really feeling good. I've been taking gluten-free B vitamins, wellness formula, and using Omega-3 fish oil with vitamin D3. I can't stop taking my 3 tablespoons of fish oil a day. B)

Thanks guys!