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Member Since 09 Jul 2013
Offline Last Active Jun 18 2014 08:18 PM

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Brandy - How To Tell If It's Gluten Free?

22 April 2014 - 03:59 PM

Hi all,

I have a bottle of E&J VSOP Superior reserve brandy that I was going to use in a recipe. I called the company and asked if it was gluten free, if they used any caramel colors or flours on their barrels. They confirmed that it was gluten free. But then I did a search on Celiac.com and found a list of alcohols that said "AVOID VSOP!" Sooo, who do I believe? What to do?

Is There Anything To Help The Effects Of Getting Glutened?

26 March 2014 - 04:34 PM

My 6 year old nephew just got glutened and my sister is asking if there is anything she can do to help his system. His symptoms are mainly behavioral, if that helps at all.


I have heard lots of anecdotes about digestive enzymes, even tequila, so I thought I would check in to see what you all do when you get gluten and what works for you.

Coming Up On 9 Months gluten-free And 7.5 Months Li

22 February 2014 - 04:45 PM

And I just wanted to check in/report/send you all love and hugs.


I am doing really well. Like, REALLY well.  :D  I keep saying to my family that I feel like a new person - calmer, more focused, waaaay less anxious than ever before in my life. I stopped the Xanax back in December and have been enjoying this new calm in the center of my being. It's wild. I hope it stays! And my digestion is impeccable - too bad it's not something you can really share with people...well, outside of these forums anyway. :lol:


The rash still comes and goes but it is so much less of a problem: less itchy, flares clear up quickly, no big blisters, smaller hives in general. I am hopeful that the purple-brown spots will fade in time, but honestly, I can live with it. Looking like a leopard-human hybrid is a small price to pay for feeling as good as I do.


And finally, I want to apologize for not being around very much. When I first started coming here I was so thankful for the kind and loving support that I said to myself "You need to make sure you pay it forward when you are better and help others here." But, you see, one of the wonderful things that came out of this horrible, scary, chaotic last year was that I decided to go back to school for Nutritional Therapy Training and that is keeping me VERY busy. So, I am sorry to not be around, but know that I am thinking of you all.


To the newbies struggling with DH: IT DOES GET BETTER! Take heart, you will get through this. Love your body, it's an amazing vessel. Feed yourself simple whole foods so it can heal optimally. (If you'd like to read a good and not-too-lengthy book on optimal nutrition, check out Eat Naked by Margaret Floyd) Sleep, slow down, drink water. Time and patience are your best allies.


Love and BIG HUGS!

(Much Less Itchy) Abby


Nuts Dot Com Is My New Favorite Website

13 November 2013 - 01:19 PM

I just got a big box from Nuts dot com (stop snickering!) and I feel like a kid on Christmas morning! Seriously, everything is so good. I opened all the packets and tried one of each. The figs, raisins and dates are all super soft and fresh (like they are in California). Also got chestnut flour, cacao nibs, freeze dried cranberries and kale granola, which is awesome. And it's all certified gluten free, which makes me super-triple-happiness-content. Weee! (No, I am not getting paid to say this, but I totally should. I am now a huge fan)

What's Your Favorite gluten-free Chocolate? (Soy Free, If Possible)

06 November 2013 - 02:00 PM

I have been eyeing the Enjoy Life brand chips. I like that it does not have any soy (in the form of soy lecithin) because I am currently low-iodine and that eliminates soy. (Though I wonder if soy lecithin really a problem, but better safe than sorry, I guess)


What other brands of good gluten-free chocolate are there? Bars, chips, baking, cocoa etc.