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Member Since 11 Sep 2012
Offline Last Active Aug 09 2015 04:48 PM

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Gluten Free In Montana

14 July 2015 - 08:33 AM

I will be travelling to Montana soon. Does anyone have some good suggestions -- particularly for Whitefish Bay and Bozeman?


Thanks much!

Stickers On Fruits And Veggies

13 March 2015 - 08:59 AM

I've always been one of those people who will not lick an envelope -- something I read somewhere about the glue containing gluten. It occurred to me that there seems to be stickers on nearly every piece of fruit and many vegetables as well. They must have some sort of adhesive -- should I ( we) be worried about those as well?


13 March 2015 - 08:49 AM

I am 2.5 years post diagnosis. I have had a celiac panel done six months after diagnosis and then each year since. I am always eager to get those test results since I had no symptoms when I was diagnosed, and have never felt "glutened" even though I'm sure I must have made some mistakes along the way. Luckily the results of the Celiac Panel have been very good-- my antibodies in the normal range. 


When my GI sent me my most recent results , he wrote 


- the Celiac Panel lab result is normal and this is good news.
- this means the disease is in remission


I was apalled that he used the word remission. No! The Celiac disease did not go away --- it's being controlled with a gluten free diet! He---sadly--- is the same GI - who after my first follow up appointment suggested that since I healed so well that I can occasionally treat myself "to a special treat" ( I did not follow that advice)


So I did some research -- and on the University of Chicago's website - which I think is one of the best - it states:


you can assess remission if everything is perfectly fine clinically. In other words, if the symptoms that were present prior to a gluten-free diet have not returned, you may be able to assume the disease continues to be in remission.


I was so surprised that they used the word remission as well. I think that the word remission is very misleading -- making it sound like the disease has gone away. Just like a diabetic who depends on insulin still has diabetes -- I feel that Celiacs who depend on a gluten-free diet still have Celiac.


What do you all think of the word remission?

Dental Floss

13 March 2015 - 08:16 AM

I recently wrote Oral B to check if their dental floss is gluten free-- and I thought people may like to see their response:


No. None of the ingredients in Oral-B/Glide floss contain gluten.

All of our flosses are made on designated lines so there is no chance of cross contamination with gluten.
Thanks again!
Oral-B Team
Yeah! Good News!

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