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Seeking2012

Member Since 09 Nov 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 09 2014 02:39 PM
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Topics I've Started

Most Delicious gluten-free B-Day Cake?

09 November 2014 - 02:39 PM

It must be chocolate! I am a chocolate lover! What's your favorite birthday cake box mix? I don't want to make from scratch; too much hassle. Must come from a box, just add water, egg, butter, etc.

 

And what about icing? Can be chocolate or vanilla. What's the best? Has to come already made--don't want to bother making it myself.


Recipe For Canyon Bakehouse 7-Grain Bread

25 October 2014 - 03:35 PM

My favorite sandwich bread so far out of all that I've tried from Canyon is the 7-grain. None of their other breads even comes close. Does anyone know a recipe for the 7-grain?


Questions About How We Get Glutened...

03 October 2014 - 08:33 AM

My husband and I have been thinking up new questions ever since my Celiac diagnosis. I'm glutened today so I may not make much sense. Can I get glutened from:

  1. Eating eggs that come from chickens that were fed wheat
  2. Eating meat that came from livestock that were fed wheat
  3. Creams, lotions, skin products that I put on my skin that contain wheat
  4. Bumping against someone who has eaten gluten

Other questions we have:

  1. At what temperature is gluten "killed?"
  2. Does bleach really kill gluten?
  3. Does the dishwasher clean away all the gluten?
  4. Can we "de-gluten" our stainless steel pots and pans (they have scratches in them)?
  5. Can potatoes be cross contaminated? I'm talking about whole potatoes that you get in the bag at the grocery store in the produce section.
  6. Which brand of spices should I switch to instead of McCormick, which seems to keep glutening me?

One final question for now. What ingredient do you think made sick in this Shepherd's Pie?

  • Ground Beef
  • Kraft shredded cheese
  • Whole milk
  • Butter
  • Mahatma white rice (they told me that their rice will be non-CC unless it says processed in a facility that also processes wheat)
  • Potatoes
  • Tone's Garlic Powder
  • Deep South Onion Powder
  • Spice Supreme iodized salt
  • Tone's Black Pepper
  • McCormick "Roasted Garlic & Herb" (I think this is the culprit)

Thanks guys; any help is greatly appreciated. Sorry for such a long post.


Explosion Of Autoimmune Disease And Other Disease Being Caused By Glyphosate?

19 September 2014 - 02:56 PM

I have been reading that Celiac disease and food intolerances are on the rise. You can take a look at my signature to see why I am fascinated and perhaps obsessed with this topic. I have been searching to find out why Celiac, autoimmune diseases, and "modern" diseases are on the rise. So here's what I've been reading from various health websites that are seeming to all say the same thing now:

 

The overwhelming majority of scientific literature shows that glyphosate is highly toxic to human health. Glyphosate residues are now found in the main foods of the western diet, comprised primarily of sugar, corn, soy and wheat.

 

Looks like conventional corn is out for me! So what is glyphosate anyway?

 

Glyphosate is the key ingredient used for weed control on genetically modified food crops such as corn, soy, wheat, and alfalfa. Glyphosate residue is not only present in these crops, but it is also in the animals that eat these crops. Glyphosate is in beef, pork, poultry, farm raised fish, and any other meat source that is fed GMO corn, wheat, soy, or alfalfa.

 

Wheat isn't yet a GMO food, but it has been bred countless times over the past several thousand years.

 

Glyphosates are a very potent endocrine disruptor. It’s a half part per million. You see an inhibition for amytase and other functions in the endocrine hormone systems, not just for reproduction, but for thyroid function, pituitary function, any of those other levels

 

A half per per million is 0.5ppm. That is less than 1ppm. I wonder how many parts per million of glyphosate is present in a food that contains 20ppm of gluten?

 

It is clear that glyphosate is not a benign chemical. Glyphosate interferes with enzymes in plants and microbes because of its ability to chelate (bind) trace metals and by its antibiotic action, which kills microorganisms. Other chemicals used in formulated products that contain glyphosate enhance the toxic effects of glyphosate.

 

Now this keeps getting more and more interesting with each quote I'm pasting here. I recall something that Dr. Alessio Fasano, founder of the Center for Celiac Research, said that really wraps all this together:
 

“There must be some environmental factors that explain why most people [with the genetic predisposition] eat gluten all their lives and stay healthy, and others lose their tolerance. And it could happen at any time. Some people don’t become celiac until they are in their 70s. You’re not out of the woods at any age.

 

“The genome is like a marble block. What it will become in terms of a sculpture depends on the environment. Even if we inherit these genes they are not always functional or expressed.

 

We also know that prevalence is rising and we’re in the midst of an epidemic. Based on our study it seems that prevalence has doubled every 15 years in North America. Why? I think it goes back to the microbiome. There are antibiotics, our diet has changed, we travel more. There have been so many changes in the past 50 years.”

 

I personally have read many papers published by Dr. Alessio Fasano and I recall that he believes that Celiac is triggered by an unfriendly change in the microbiome.

 

“Can we identify the changes in the microbiome that make us unable to handle gluten?”

 

If you look at how the microbiome changes over time in people that have the genetic predisposition and go on to develop celiac disease, versus those that have the genetic predisposition but don’t develop celiac disease, you can try and pinpoint when, why and how these changes take place he says.

 

“And that’s exactly what we are doing right now with a larger scale study. Does the microbiome shift in months or years and can we intervene to re-establish order? That would be the Holy Grail.”

 

 

USA corn is considered toxic to other countries.

 

China has rejected imports of U.S. corn, because of genetically modified content. It is now buying corn from Brazil. Nearly 1.45 million metric tons of corn was rejected, resulting in lost sales of $427 million for the US economy.

 

Both Japan and South Korea cancelled orders and banned imports of what they believed was GMO-contaminated wheat from Oregon. Russia banned importation of GMO-contaminated corn. Canada banned the import of GMO-contaminated papayas from Hawaii.

 

Are any of you coming to the same conclusions as me? If not, why not?


I Keep Getting Glutened! Beware Mission Tortillas!

05 September 2014 - 10:31 AM

Mission Corn Tortillas...thought I was safe, but nope! From the manufacturer's website:

 

"Mission® corn products are produced with 100% corn masa flour; wheat ingredients are not added to the formulation.  These products include corn tortillas, corn tortilla chips, taco shells, and tostadas.  These products are produced in plants that also process wheat tortillas."

 

No wonder I felt sick after making what I thought was a gluten-free casserole!!!! Where do I get gluten-free tortillas now?