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#949294 Talenti Gelato

Posted by on 25 July 2015 - 05:56 AM

I bought them before they put gluten free on the label.  It made it easier to just read "gluten free" on the label, but it was pretty clear which products are gluten free from reading ingredients.  My family has been gluten free for over 10 years.  I can tell you 10 years ago there weren't as many main stream products available at the grocery store labeled gluten free.

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#944311 Bumps In Throat?

Posted by on 19 April 2015 - 06:50 PM

Have you been scoped and tested for Eosinophilic Esohagitis?

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#933248 To My Canadian Pals

Posted by on 23 October 2014 - 06:24 AM

Enduring strength is part of the Canadian spirit.


Stay strong Canada!

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#926703 The What's For Dinner Tonight Chat

Posted by on 07 August 2014 - 06:42 AM

Gluten free & egg free is tough.  Lived through it though, and learned a lot.


Go for your old recipes that have only 1 or 2 eggs to replace.  Think about why the egg was used in the recipe to determine which way you will replace it.  (lighter texture?, hold the other ingredients together?, and how much flavor was this egg adding to the dish?)


For dishes that need a lift ~ egg replacer product / baking powder & vinegar

hold it together/ flavor ~ fruit puree (as in applesauce or babyfood) I have added water to almond paste in food processor,

hold it together (no added flavor) chia seed or flax with water, gelatin [vegan recipes are not going to show how easy it is to swap eggs for gelatin ~ there is such a thing as vegan gelatin, but not convenient to find]


I love Cybele Pascal recipe book, Allergen Free Baker's Handbook.

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#924017 Celiac Or Not, Gluten Free Dish Soap Is Ridiculous - Daily Beast

Posted by on 16 July 2014 - 07:14 AM

Right on Irish!


Who needs to read this ridiculous person's opinions?  I'll keep the gluten free products, and do without this written garbage.  To the "author", do some constructive with your life ~ quit writing your ignorance.  (Unless this was really an attempt at humor, I did laugh at you.)

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#913153 Ballpark Update 2014

Posted by on 19 April 2014 - 08:51 AM

Looked up gluten free at Comerica Park (Detroit Tigers) and as usual the Windsor Star newspaper (Canada) ran the story from last summer about gluten free options!


It is still advised to call ahead 313-471-2230 for dining options.  (I would go to the web site first)

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#906845 Suddenly Have Gluten Sensitivity?

Posted by on 22 February 2014 - 10:51 AM

A gluten free diet has been shown in some studies to be helpful for auto-immune diseases.  (In basic terms..  the gluten protein chain is more complex,  choosing a simple diet is easier for an already stressed body~ so eliminating extra stress in the gut enables the body to be healthier.  The usual suspects for food intolerance/allergies are well known as the top 8 allergen list) 


I have known an MS sufferer who went on the gluten free diet as a last line of defense (she could no longer afford her medications).  She has had an amazing turnaround in her health.  She has also decided to avoid sugar among other allergens.  Her doctor now really stresses to patients that changing their diet is part of treatment plan that works.


If you have had testing for Celiac/intolerance completed you can start the diet.  Welcome to the board!  Any questions feel free to ask.  Peruse old posts by all means, but if you need to ask questions, it might be best to start a new thread.

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#896586 Lewey Body Disease (My Mom Just Was Diagnosed With It)

Posted by on 20 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

Wow D.

I'm sorry to hear about your mom's diagnoses.  Do you know any common genes involved with Lewey?  When we discuss genes associated with Celiac here, we are using a very shortened abbreviation of the HLA strand.  We do have some very infromed members of the forum, but quite a few members are MIA!!?


As a side note note...  Someone I know was working with some Alzheimer patients and closed head injuries.  I asked if it would be helpful for a "memory board" for the patient.  (Stole the idea from 50 first dates movie)  I would hate to wake up every morning and not be "in the know" for my life.  I don't know if these people awake with a moment of time memory.  Like a mother thinking her child is 2 years old and freaking out they are unattended.


Maybe this is something you work on with your mother to pick and choose pictures, write out tidbits of information.  She may want to "confess" certain things.  (My grandfather would slip into coherance and talk about being scared to death the Natzi's were trying to take him to be a translater because he could speak 7 languages.  He was very young, Too young to be a soldier.)  I think sometimes those fears need to be known and much easier to calm the person from becoming combative.

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#889296 2 Year Old Screaming At Food, Please Help Us!

Posted by on 22 September 2013 - 05:00 AM

We used sign language too.  It was before we knew about Celiac and it was for my kids to bond.  My son was 3 1/2 when my daughter was born.  I am told it was not 100% accurate, but it worked.  It was from some books and kid videos.


Now that my son needs to take a second language, he is taking sign language.  He is trying to go for a 4 year certification and is considering being an interpreter. ;)

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#888914 2 Year Old Screaming At Food, Please Help Us!

Posted by on 18 September 2013 - 12:39 PM

Let toddlers make a choice (that you are comfortable with) when ever you can.  This is the time of life when they are so egocentric/trying to be little control freaks.


Remember this is a hard time for a little one to verbally communicate with you. 

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#888253 Wheat Bran - Try It - It's Great!

Posted by on 12 September 2013 - 06:47 PM

Sadly the worst........ "The doctor said so."

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#888125 Ive Developed A Lovely "light Golden Tan" To My Skin. Whats Happening?

Posted by on 11 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

jaundice would have the yellowing of the eyes.

In Addison's there is a build up of Potassium.  This causes the body to not store sodium.  There is usually salt cravings involved.  (ie this can be a craving for salty things like pickles, bacon, or just plain table salt.  But who doesn't crave bacon!!?)

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#888108 Wheat Bran - Try It - It's Great!

Posted by on 11 September 2013 - 11:00 AM

Don't let a troll get you this upset.

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#887924 Ive Developed A Lovely "light Golden Tan" To My Skin. Whats Happening?

Posted by on 10 September 2013 - 07:28 AM

"hyperpigmenation or bronzing of skin (melasma suprenale)"  ((This is taken from an article on Schmidt's Syndrome: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome 2))  used this reference for spelling and closet article that had a link to Addison's (second Addison's I would think)  By the way Schmidt's syndrome is an autoimmune polyendocrine disorder that causes adrenal insufficiency along with thyroid disease, diabetes, or gonadal failure.


Most links in a quick look up suggest this would be an adrenal gland or an endocrine tissue issue.  That means you should get a refferal to an Endocronologist Dr.


I just happen to be a "research junkie"

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#887569 How Much Sooner Could You Have Been Diagnosed If The Dentist Knew About Ename...

Posted by on 07 September 2013 - 08:53 AM

I remember the dentist commenting on "gum boils" when I was about 4.  The dentist was quite upset and warned my parents that something was a miss. Cavaties from missing enamel.   I really was not that symptomatic as a child.  I didn't look that thin because of belly bloating. 

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