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#905400 Man I Was Bumbed!

Posted by on 07 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

Yeah, I'm still eating some processed foods. I went without them for a long time and when I finally found gluten-free/corn-free ice cream and gluten-free/corn-free potato chips, I jumped on them.


As a matter of fact, I found a new (to me) brand of potato chips the other day. The health food store was out of Kettle Brand but they had Boulder Canyon Olive Oil chips. Now, I love Kettle Brand but they are incredibly greasy. I mean if you tip the empty bag the greas will actually drip out! These Boulder Canyon chips are not as greasy and even if they were, we all know olive oil is good for us. So yeah, I'm still getting the salt and the calories, but I don't feel quite so guilty. And they are yummy. :)

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#905364 A Word Of Caution To Preliminary/self Celiac Diagnosis

Posted by on 07 February 2014 - 08:39 AM

OK, if you don't mind, could you have a doughnut for me too? And I'd love a few of those buttered dinner rolls, preferably fresh out of the oven. Oh, and if you're ever near Plainfield, Connecticut, could you go to Pizzarama and eat a large pepperoni pizza for me? That's for breakfast and lunch. For dinner could you please have some baked stuffed shrimp? Lots of them? And when you're too full to take another bite, could you please have just one more? And then...

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#905275 Man I Was Bumbed!

Posted by on 06 February 2014 - 03:01 PM

I guess if I were only interested in celiac (wheat, rye and barley), I would have read the first post in this thread and, seeing it was about corn, not read any farther. But that's just me.


Anyway, I'm glad for you that you have no further intolerances. :)

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#905257 Importance Of Getting Professionally Diagnosed

Posted by on 06 February 2014 - 12:08 PM

"The statement you make about medical care in the US is not true. Anyone can walk into an emergency room and get free medical care here. Taxpayers foot the bill but they do in every other country also. You can also apply for Medicaid if you are financially strapped......really financially strapped and not faking it, and get free medical care also. There are ways to get help with seeing a doctor here."


Yes, a person can get treated in an emergency room, but they won't do celiac testing in an emergency room. If you are doubled over in pain they will rule out appendicitis or heart attack, then tell you to go home and make an appointment with a GI.


And unless you have small children or live in one of the states that expanded medicaid, you can't get that either.


I am uninsured, childless, living in a state that did not expand medicaid, and I am about as broke as I've ever been. With propane costing five bucks a gallon and the temperature at 17 below zero, it looks like I'm going to stay that way for a while. If it weren't for the doctor who comes down twice a month to run a free clinic here, I would never get to see a doctor. As it is, any testing, or lab work has to be done at the hospital and must be paid for (full price) up front.

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#905252 Man I Was Bumbed!

Posted by on 06 February 2014 - 11:30 AM

Larry Mac, from the very sources you cited:


Maltodextrin can be enzymatically derived from any starch. In the US, this starch is usually corn;
And citric acid:
In this production technique, which is still the major industrial route to citric acid used today, cultures of A. niger are fed on a sucrose or glucose-containing medium to produce citric acid. The source of sugar is corn steep liquor, molasses, hydrolyzed corn starch or other inexpensive sugary solutions
Believe me, I am so sensitive to corn I have done TONS of research and I KNOW what a corn intolerant person can and can't have. The last time I had something with cirtic acid (which because of the cheapness of corn is almost ALWAYS from corn here in the US), I spent hours in the bathroom, then ended up with a drop in my body's core temperature and had muscle spasms for hours.
I would never tell a celiac person that they could eat something that most likely had wheat in it. Telling corn intolerant people they can eat something like velveeta which DOES contain corn is NOT a good idea.

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#905031 Do Celiac Symptoms Go Away Or Change With Time?

Posted by on 04 February 2014 - 01:53 PM

And these are the tests you should ask for:


tTG IgA and tTG IgG



total serum IgA control test

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#905024 Do Celiac Symptoms Go Away Or Change With Time?

Posted by on 04 February 2014 - 01:12 PM

Actually doctors used to think that kids with celiac could "outgrow" it because often their symptoms would be reduced or even go away. But they still had celiac and their bodies were still being damaged. I believe my Mom was one of them. She had symptoms when she was a child although I don't even think they knew what celiac was back then (1930's). But when she was in her 50's she got slammed with symptoms again and by then she had permanent damage. Her villi never completely healed and she had to have vitamin injections for the rest of her life.

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#905006 Hello!

Posted by on 04 February 2014 - 10:45 AM

What they said! :lol:


But I just wanted to add that even though some doctors still claim that most folks with celiac are thin, that is not true. There are quite a few people with celiac who are overweight. (I speculate that becuase we aren't getting the nutrients from our food that we overcompensate by overeating. Sugar will make even a celiac gain weight.)


Here are the tests you should ask for:


tTG IgA and tTG IgG



total serum IgA control test


Make sure you get copies of the test results and the ranges, then post them here so we can help you interpret them.

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#904918 Man I Was Bumbed!

Posted by on 03 February 2014 - 03:59 PM

Why not use Velveeta? It doesn't contain any corn ingredients. BTW, this isn't a "Coping with Celiac Disease" issue, per se. It is a  "Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut Issues" topic. Just saying. 


best regards, larry mac

Actually Velveeta DOES have corn ingredients.


Maltodextrin, scorbic acid, and cirtric acid are almost always sourced from corn. If I ate Velveeta I would probably wind up in the hospital.

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#904902 Like Button?

Posted by on 03 February 2014 - 02:11 PM

And I just liked Irish's post. One good turn deserves another! :D

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#904895 Importance Of Getting Professionally Diagnosed

Posted by on 03 February 2014 - 01:40 PM

Quite a few of us here have no official diagnosis. As long as you know you feel better off gluten I don't see any reason you need a doctor's diagnosis. Do read the Newbie 101 thread in the coping section, and then check out the DH section. (If that doesn't scare you into being scrupulously strict on the diet I don't know what will!)


So welcome, and if you have any questions, fire away! :)

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#904625 Shopped But Feel Like I Failed!

Posted by on 31 January 2014 - 02:20 PM

I guess I'm just cynical, but the way so many people EVERYWHERE seem to do a slapdash job, I'm thinking the folks in food factories might too. I mean, I see it at the grocery store where they don't rotate the stock. I see it at my insurance agent's where I drop off my payment several days before the due date and they don't process it in time to avoid a late notice. I see it at the department store where they move in slow motion and never call another cashier no matter how long the line is. And I saw it as a quality control inspector when I worked at a factory - when I would take something back to the person who made a poor quality item, they'd often say something like, "Well it's Monday and I had a rough weekend!"


The work ethic in, probably not just this country but everywhere, seems to have degraded so much! :angry:

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#904503 Problems With Corn ?

Posted by on 30 January 2014 - 02:11 PM

Oh yeah, I forgot something really important! You remember all the uproar about BPA's in plastic? It was in the clear plastics like individual servings of water come in and the plastic linings in food cans. Well, a lot of companies have now replaced that with a corn-based plastic. I really did get sick one time from bottled water! (The cloudy plastic that most gallons of water come in are safe.) I even checked out how this stuff was made and the protein is not processed out. As a matter of fact, the protein is what they use to make it.


And speaking of gallon jugs, milk is vitaminD fortified and corn is the "carrier". Most things that are vitamin fortified have corn in them. You would have to check with each company to be sure, but I just avoid anything that is vitamin fortified. I have FINALLY managed to find a mult-vitamin that is gluten-free, corn-free and soy-free. Lifetime iron-free softgels.


Now, they say that the protein has been processed out of corn STARCH, and although it gave me problems at first, I eventually got to the point where I could tolerate it. Then I got glutened and lost it again for a while. But I got it back again and as long as I go easy on it, it seems to be OK.

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#903873 Glutened At Rodizios In Nashville

Posted by on 25 January 2014 - 12:36 PM

I would never eat from a salad bar. There are crouton crumbs flying everywhere and spoons tongs and ladles getting put into bins other than the ones they were originally in. It doesn't take much to get a full-on glutening.

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#903780 Just Started A Gluten-Free Diet, Need Some Advice Please

Posted by on 24 January 2014 - 10:27 AM

The hunger is normal.It is part of gluten withdrawal, which isn't just psychological by the way, but a true physical withdrawal. You may get headaches and mood swings too.

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