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RL2011

Member Since 31 May 2011
Offline Last Active Sep 23 2014 02:56 PM
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#811986 My First Celiac Kiss :(

Posted by RL2011 on 18 July 2012 - 04:08 PM

Hi,

The best advice is... Date someone that also has celiac disease and your problems are solved. I have also had issues with dating related to eating out and requesting that my date brushes her teeth before kissing. And I have never dated anyone that has celiac disease so I'm not sure if it would make such a difference but it sure would make life easier in so many ways.

If you like gluten-free tiramisu or at least if you are willing to make it with someone then I'm your next date! :)

I have been dreaming about gluten-free tiramisu ever since someone here got my thoughts on trying some.
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#810769 Reactions To Gluten

Posted by RL2011 on 13 July 2012 - 07:45 AM

The only time I threw up from gluten was after many years of cumulative damage to my digestive system just prior to going gluten-free. If you are vomiting, it sounds like you have to make some dramatic changes to your diet.
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#805927 Does Bacon Have Gluten?

Posted by RL2011 on 23 June 2012 - 08:48 PM

In fact, they all list that. I just shot the company an email asking, I'll let you know what I find out.



I will try out the iPhone app. The app might be incorrect as I did find the following on the company that makes the Farmers Bacon, Hormel Foods, website:

Which food allergens are recognized in Hormel Foods products?

We recognize the top eight allergens:

  • Peanuts
  • Tree Nuts
  • Milk Products
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Wheat
  • Crustaceans
  • Fish
These will be clearly listed on the ingredient listing.

To avoid food allergens in our products, always read the ingredient label on every package. This ingredient listing should be reviewed prior to every purchase, as ingredients and product formulations may change.


If it has wheat, then they list it. I am suspect about the app but will give it a try. Thanks.






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#802863 Tiramisu

Posted by RL2011 on 12 June 2012 - 06:19 AM

I went to sleep dreaming about Tiramisu and now find a moo moo might be out there with my name on it and now a song. Gotta get me some of that tiramisu!!!


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#802772 Tiramisu

Posted by RL2011 on 11 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

I missed both the help and the humor from all of you. Thanks!
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#802704 Tiramisu

Posted by RL2011 on 11 June 2012 - 04:24 PM

okaaaay.....c'mon....let out yer pants and get in the van.



Umm... When? Always hungry, will travel. :rolleyes:


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#802466 Tiramisu

Posted by RL2011 on 10 June 2012 - 08:16 PM

I love Tiramisu! Anyone need a taste tester? Or help me make some? Posted Image
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#727030 Chips For Super Sensitive

Posted by RL2011 on 01 September 2011 - 08:19 AM

FoodShouldTasteGood Tortilla Chips. I really like these chips and they are made from sweet potatoes.





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#721648 If You Were Offered $100K To Eat A Piece Of Bread/cake/scroll/croissant...

Posted by RL2011 on 09 August 2011 - 09:07 AM

For $100k you can film me eating a hundred Dunkin Donuts...
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#716102 Job Interviews--How To Bring Up Celiac?

Posted by RL2011 on 13 July 2011 - 07:18 AM

Aside from the food issues you will encounter, when you speak of your condition, turn your celiac disease into an asset of sorts. Speak in terms of it providing you with more passion for research even when the research you are doing may not directly impact you. Explain it as a source to boost your empathy when undertaking research in general as you can relate to people's problems.

Just a thought... Wish you the best of luck in your future!
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#714687 Starbucks Can Kiss My ....

Posted by RL2011 on 06 July 2011 - 01:38 PM

My thoughts about getting poor service:

Speak with the owner, the manager or the corporate office anytime you go to a store, restaurant, or coffee shop after getting bad service or being frustrated by improper or lack of labeling or unknown ingredients. To affect positive changes going forward we all have to voice what happens for a number of reasons beyond the obvious of getting a refund. Proper use of complaints will in the long run (hopefully) improve our lives as we interact with non-celiacs.

If all of us just boycott every place we get poor service from without being the voice for improvement by properly complaining to the right individual(s) we will end up having no places left to go to. So, state your mind and complain to the right person to affect positive change. Try to always lodge your complaint first with the onsite manager in a logical manner then afterwards to the owner of privately owned shops and the corporate office for chains.

In the event you are told by the owner or coporate office after you complain to stay out of their shop or don't buy their product then let us know who they are. Complaints should not be limited to just bad service but also to improper or lack of labeling or unknown ingredients.

Your voice is needed...

Enough ranting from a grumpy guy.
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#713238 Coping With Uninformed People

Posted by RL2011 on 30 June 2011 - 12:27 PM

lol! go rich! you and i are of the same mind - i will explain all day long to people who actually are interested. but to have to answer the same ignorant questions over and over makes me kind of get in their face a little: NOOOOOO. (direct stare) I'M. NOT. EATING. THAT. to the lesser importants: eeeew!! gross!!! get that stuff away from me!! i keep thinking that *maybee* someday these dorks will stop asking me questions, but everywhere you go, there they are...... :/


Notme! I'm glad someone gets my warped sense of humor. I am tough person to deal with when I choose to be and I also enjoy meeting people from all walks of life.
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#713233 Frustrating Results!

Posted by RL2011 on 30 June 2011 - 12:09 PM

After reading about many other peoples stories here on this forum, I think you have to determine what kind of proof will satisfy you. About 7 years ago I had blood tests done after many years of dealing with gut issues. Those results were negative but the Dr said he is pretty sure I am gluten intolerant and should follow a gluten-free diet. He based this on me having relatives diagnosed with celiac disease. I partially followed his advice and cut down my gluten intake but still ate some foods with gluten and drank a lot of beer.

Over the past 2 years I had been miserable. Bad gut problems and constant diarrhea. Back in March after going through gut hell, I went to Dr (GI) and had new blood tests done the beginning of May that came back positive. The Dr suggested a biopsy and I thought about it for a while. I determined that if I had listened to the Dr 7 yrs ago I would have spared myself a lot of misery. I canceled the endoscope biopsy and made the decision to go gluten-free for life.

I know how I feel now compared to before and I am satisfied with my decision to go gluten-free without that final biopsy determination. If you want to take the guess work out of it and don't want to go back on a gluten diet to get proper future test results then get the genetic test done to see if you are genetically predisposed for celiac disease.

Good luck with your decision and that is a pretty picture as your avatar!

:)
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#713171 Coping With Uninformed People

Posted by RL2011 on 30 June 2011 - 09:21 AM

JaniceS,

First of all don't get discouraged by other people. You will forever have to deal with ignorant people. Just be firm, straightforward and clearly state your thoughts. I determine who to speak with in a normal manner and I tend to go a little over board and intimidate ignorant people. This comes from managing large groups of employees both individually and as a group and trying to get others to do things my way.

My only advice to you is to learn the best way to get your point across about your dietary needs and learn how to modify the ignorant behavior and the stupid responses you will always get from others.

I said it before here on this forum, don't let any walk on you (verbally) or control your feeling by stupid stuff they say. You are the king/queen of your emotional hill and you alone control who you let knock you off your emotional hill.

Now go out there and kick some gluten in the a$...
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#712350 How Do Your Kids Talk To Adults About Gluten?

Posted by RL2011 on 27 June 2011 - 12:20 PM

The number one way to insure your kids can properly deal with both adults and other kids is to make sure your kid has confidence in theirself. As soon as a kid feels like he has to go along to fit in or is not self-confident then he/she has already lost the battle. Every child must be emotionally strong first in addition to being given the proper knowledge on how to speak about their specific needs. Food requirements should be treated the same as all other life safety issues. First, don't hide or coddle your kid. Tell them like it is so they have a good foundation to deal with peers and other adults. And build your child's self confidence and let them stand on their own as much as possible without treating them like a dumb kid. That just breaks down the self confidence you have to build or your kid will fail when faced with life's obstacles.


Another rant from a tell it like it is kind of guy...
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