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Leah's Mom

Member Since 16 Oct 2010
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2011 12:34 PM
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In Topic: Help-What Are We Doing Wrong?

02 September 2011 - 12:34 PM

I totally feel your frustration. Many shampoos have wheat germ or some other gluten . . . my daughter had a horrible reaction for about a month, and we finally figured out it was because we switched shampoos and it was dripping down her face when she rinsed it out. We went back to suave naturals. Is her toothpaste gluten free? During dental proceedures does she make sure she's asking for gluten free products? Malt flavoring is a huge culprit here. What about perfume? Also soaps, lotions, face products, make-up all need to be gluten free too because kids sweat and it can drip onto the lips. Is she taking any meds that could contain gluten? (even most over the counter products contain gluten). We learned this the hard way too. Hope you get it figured out!

-Marcie

In Topic: I Hate Celiac Disease!

15 July 2011 - 04:54 AM

I totally feel your pain. Have him try Udi's bread . . . it's the closest gluten-free bread we've found to regular (soft and not grainy like other rice breads). On the bright side, I think it's been easier since we went 100% gluten free in our home. No chance of cross contamination (double dipping the butter knife, etc.)and our daughter feels "normal" when at home since we all eat the same thing now. I have been packing school lunches for the last 4 years now (since I can't possibly trust the school cafeteria with gluten-free foods). I hate that there's not much variety in their lunches throughout the week, but I think both my kids have been incredibly healthy since I started doing it . . . no long lasting colds or flus anymore. . . All the kids who eat school lunches are constantly getting sick, but ours don't. It makes me shudder to think what goes on in the school kitchens.

In Topic: Hershey's Chocolate

05 February 2011 - 07:07 PM

They mix all the mix-ins with the same machine. If they have oreos or cookie dough as a mix-in, there could still be pieces of that left on the mixer arm or that metal top the put on the top of the cup.

Actually we were told by a McDonald's manager that there isn't cross-contamination issue . . . he said that big clear spoon with the hollow square end in your McFlurry fit's onto the mixing machine. Every McFurry has it's own stirer. We watched and that seemed to be the case. I would be more suspect of the Reeses Pieces. . . . Hershey has been very disapponting with there gluten-free disclosure.

In Topic: Reeses Now Uses Wheat Flour

05 February 2011 - 06:51 PM

Hershey now says that all Reese's products may contain gluten...(yes, even the cups) as may several other candy items we once thought safe . . .So beware! They have a Reese's candy bar out now. Outer label is identical to the cups, but on the big ingredient list is wheat flour. They don't, however, list wheat under allergen information at the bottom which most of us have gotten in the habit of reading soley. There, they only mention being processed on a line with almonds. I'm so sick of having to read fine print! If only they all could be like Betty Crocker and post gluten-free right on the front of the box. I LOVE Betty Crocker for that!!!!!!!!

In Topic: First Holiday Season Being gluten-free

18 November 2010 - 03:35 PM

The key is creativity at holiday meals . . . it doesn't necessarily have to be more costly. If you google "gluten free thanksgiving" you'll find tons recipes for the holidays. I personally like the following link:

http://www.ivillage....ipes/3-b-297755

There are 11 recipes for gluten-free side dishes including traditional favorites like stuffing, green bean casserole. Now that bisquick makes a gluten free mix, a homeade pie crust is easy and pumpkin and sugar is naturally gluten-free:) Homemade whipping cream would also be gluten free!

I hope you have a wonderfully memorable Holiday Season!

-Marcie :D