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Member Since 01 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Nov 14 2013 02:12 PM

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In Topic: In The Pet Care Industry

09 November 2013 - 04:50 PM

Gloves? I'm sure you wash your hands before you eat, so the only problem with gluteny hands would be if you rub your lips or scratch them. The thing is we do those things subconsciously. You CAN force yourself not to though. (I used to be a waitress, and I learned never to touch my face, mouth or eyes unless I washed my hands first after touching money and dirty napkins.)


But the dust - that could be the real problem. You could get a dust mask (the kind carpenters use), but they don't really keep all the dust out. Even if you tie a bandana over your mouth and nose when you are pouring out the food, it would be better than nothing.


The other thing to consider is, are you getting cross-contamination from something else? Do you have your own separate mayo jar and butter and jelly? If a knife touches regular bread and then goes back into the jar for a second dose, it has just contaminated the whole jar. Do you have a separate cutting board and toaster? How about wooden spoons and strainers? Are you using scratched plastic containers or teflon pans that have held gulten in the past? If you use cast iron, you need to clean it in the oven on the "clean" setting, then re-season. How's the silverware drawer? Almost everybody's gets crumbs in it.


Have you read the newbie 101 thread? It'll give you even more info. We WILL figure this out!! :)

Thanks for all the ideas bartfull, but, yep separate toaster, toaster oven, cutting boards, condiments.  But hadn't looked in the silverware drawer, that's quite a good idea, and yes, did find a few crumbs of something in there, so bang it's cleaned out now.


I have the worst feeling that as long as this goes on and my gut does not seem to be healing the more sensitive I'm getting.  Have never really felt "glutened" before although all the scopes showed damage, that's why I had no idea I had celiac. I had migraines, osteoarthritis, was always anemic then finally a colonoscopy showed the damage. Then this past month have gotten all the "bad"

stomach reactions, diarrhea, gas etc etc. from unknown sources.  This is my 2 yr anniversary of my diagnosis.  Seen 2 drs, and 3 nutritionists, thought I had this pretty well nailed - guess not.

In Topic: In The Pet Care Industry

09 November 2013 - 03:14 PM

My only problem is that I need to walk, feed and play with at least 25 dogs a day.  Feeding twice and walking twice a day, washing my hands after each feeding is not really feasible, my hands are already shot from being wet so much as it is.

In Topic: Just Diagnosed. "no" Symptoms. What Do I Do?

23 March 2013 - 06:54 AM

2 yes ago ,my Dr told me I had high liver enzymes and asked me if I had a drinking problem. I do not think 1 beer a day is cause for alarm. Then the hypo thyroid DX came. I always got sick on certain foods but thought nothing of it and then last years up until 2 months ago became very ill.And I read that you can have no symptoms for years and then all of the sudden....bam!

This is very true.  My Dr. told me that sometimes you may have it since birth, but it takes some kind of change in your body to trigger it.  In my case I believe it was my knee surgeries, some people report another kind of health problem which triggers it.

In Topic: Just Diagnosed. "no" Symptoms. What Do I Do?

22 March 2013 - 11:50 AM

This continues to be very helpful. I'm definitely feeling physically odd, but I know it's because I've been very nervous and eating weird; for instance, I had way too much Ben & Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk ice cream last night after Googling it. ("It's gluten free so the calories don't count, right?")


pricklypear1971, definitely, avoiding food served in airports is good for humans in general. How'd you know I'm in McCarran all the time? Oh right, we business travelers are *always* in McCarran. You-all can think of me a little bit like George Clooney in "Up in the Air," except shorter, not nearly as handsome, and ... okay, not like George Clooney in any way.


One of my go-to lunches at work is a salad from the deli across the street, where I see them pick the individual ingredients out of metal cups and mix them in a big bowl with metal instruments. I can switch to red wine vinegar & oil for dressing. That should be OK, right?


Also, tgk112, why would the Thai restaurant need to have a special gluten-free menu, for instance? I didn't think there was any gluten in most Thai curries, at least the recipes I've seen. Tell me what I'm missing.

Please o please watch the carbs and calories in gluten-free food.  I was someone who had no clue that I had celiac until I was diagnosed after   a routine colonoscopy.  Then lo and behold, I found out that celiac can cause migraines (which I suffered from), osteoporosis,( which I have,) and anemia (which I've always been.)  I went into a huge depression going to grocery store and stuffing the cart with everything gluten free thinking it had to be good for me - wrong!  20 lbs later I find out that the additives put in gluten free foods to make them tasty are high calorie high carb.  


Many restaurants these days are getting the hint that they need to address our needs.  Red Lobster, Olive Garden, etc etc all have menus to give you that list gluten free offerings, so it's getting better for us.


I used Medifast gluten free meals to get the weight off, and another thing that helped was trying to follow the Paleo diets that are out there, basic food items & tasty !


Good luck to you, you'll need to read lables constantly to try to keep from getting glutened.  If you read this forum you will see that many manufacturers are gluten free then something changes and they're not anymore.

In Topic: I Dropped My Guard... Bad Idea. Lol

19 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

I know what you mean, I got careless and instead of picking up the Udis gluten free bread I grabbed a loaf of Rudis (not gluten-free) bread.  I ate about half the loaf when I realized what I had done,  I was out of town at the time and it took just a little while for the drowsy, stumbling symptoms.  Then a migraine that started the morning I was supposed to take a 4 hour flight, although I take Imitrex, it takes a while to kick in, and one of the things I cannot do with my headaches is sit or lay down, not possible on a plane.  Poor fellow I was wedged in with on the plane, I probably looked like I was gonna die - I felt like it!


Why can't stores make up gluten free sections instead of mixing organic and gluten free together.  And lord only knows why Rudis and Udis have to look so much alike.

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