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    • By Scott Adams in Gluten Busters: Gluten-Free Product Alerts by Celiac.com
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      North Country Smokehouse, a Claremont, N.H. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,601 pounds of pork sausage products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product has a gluten free claim represented on the front of the label; however, the product contains gluten in the form of wheat. Wheat, which is an allergen, is also listed in the product’s list of ingredients.
      The ready-to-eat pork banger sausage items were produced on February 13, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
      12-oz. vacuum-sealed packages containing 4 pieces of “NORTH COUNTRY SMOKEHOUSE NATURAL IRISH BRAND BANGER SAUSAGE” and a use by date of 04/15/19 represented on the packaging.
      The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 5390A” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to distribution and retail locations nationwide.
      The problem was discovered on March 11, 2019 when the firm notified FSIS that they received a consumer complaint.
      There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
      FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ refrigerators or freezers or both. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.
      FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify that recalling firms are notifying their customers of the recall and that actions are being taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.
      Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Alicia Baker, brand manager for North Country Smokehouse at (603) 543-0234 Ext.214.

    • By Scott Adams in Gluten Busters: Gluten-Free Product Alerts by Celiac.com
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      Conagra Brands, Inc., a Milton, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 2,871 pounds of chicken and rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk and wheat, known allergens, which are not declared on the product label. 
      The products are labeled as chicken and rice products but contain beef ravioli products.  The products were produced and packaged on Jan. 16, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
      7.5 oz. canned microwavable bowls of “” on the label, and a package code of 210090151050045L, and ‘BEST BY’ date of Jul082020 on the bottom of the bowl. The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 794” on the bottom of the bowl. These items were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Kentucky and New York.                                 
      The problem was discovered by the firm after receiving consumer complaints that  bowls of microwave beef ravioli were mislabeled as “chicken with rice & vegetables.” FSIS was notified on March 8, 2019.
      There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.  
      Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.

    • By Ennis_TX in Daily Life and Compromising
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      This last month as been a mess, turmoil with sponsor (for my food truck business) changing their mind, the updated health codes, and being constantly turned down trying to find sponsors, investors, etc. I found and made back up plans and compromises but still feeling abysmal at the fact I will probably spend another year struggling and indebted my family with my medical expenses, and bills for food and rent. Hopefully it picks up with market sales this year. I did redo my recipes for better gluten free cakes, rolls, and breads for the bakery. Using more expensive almond flours, no sugars at all, and using more and different leavening agents for improved rise. Even removing the staple psyllium husk from my cakes.

      My emotional support animal Ouros the bearded dragon has been a complete  nutcase. I know he is mentally handicapped (heck his name came from the fact he would try to eat his own tail as a baby til he chewed most of it off). We got him a solid walled enclosure with sliding elevated windows. This stopped him running into walls full force every day til he stunned himself. As he used to just bang his head on glass walls of his other one all day til I would stop him or he hurt himself too much to move. Now he will scratch at the windows on this one, like nails on a chalkboard.....still special ed lizard does not comprehend see through materials, but at least it is raised so he can not head bash hard on it.  He is eating less live feeders and more veggies as he has gotten older and is saving money. Still daily he has one of his panic/mental attacks and starts freaking out til I put him in a small box for a hour or hug him close til he calms down. Heck this morning he tried to cook himself attacking his heating element. Unsure who is comforting who in this relationship lol. I think I know how parents with a kid on the spectrum feel about being powerless to help their kids.

      As to my body, diarrhea is back..... I spent January eating more and more meat, lean venison, Epic Pork Rinds, Turkey Bacon, Tuna, Salmon, Grass fed beef. Now around the end I tried tapering back my enzymes to save money...and the D got MUCH worse like 6 times a day liquid. Going back off meat in February for a "Vegetarian" month, fitting for the month of love eh?
      This brought up some other interesting concepts, could blood sugar be a issues with the D also and are they related. I was talking with other people on KETO, I have something abnormal. I can eat no sugar, no starches, no fruit, grains, or starchy veggies and even fasting still have a glucose of 101-120. Apparently I should be in the 80-90 range with my diet. Maybe my pancreas function got worse or completely dead? I mean what happens if you have NO insulin? Can't find studies on someone without a pancreas trying to Keto or atkins diet to manage blood sugar. I started a "diabetic" regime of chrominum, and a a few other things playing with herbal regimes and finding they help me feel better and evening stemming the binge eats a bit.

      Good News about body, throughout the month of January I put on 6.5lbs, I see very little jiggle in the mirror jumping but more defined abs, leg muscles, and arms. This might either be due to increased animal products, bone broths, or the extreme increase and in fat and protein. Trying to keep up the high fat/protein with vegan sources for half the month of FEB to biohack this. Last week of February I am going to go low fat high protein and do the old "cutting" I used to do. Really go for the full definition competition look.

      I also have regained  a good deal of nerve response....annoyingly so. Used to be I could cut myself, burn myself, drinking something hot, or something else and not be bothered by it. NOW, I feel little cuts on my hands with a odd burning sensation to them, I feel stuff being warm...and the old pain sensations of burning myself with hot food, hot pans, drinking hot beverages...even cold leaving a painful sensation after handing frozen items for extended amounts of time. Heck I feel itchy dry skins, crumbs on my bed, and lint globs in my socks....stuff that I have not noticed since I was a kid.
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    • Increased fasting numbers even in a low carb diet is common for a type 2 diabetic who is insulin resistant.   It is called Dawn Phenomenon.  If your post parandial numbers are over 200 or lower than 70 than you should consult a doctor to determine what kind of diabetic you might be.  You could be prediabetic eventually becoming insulin resistant and possibly developing TD2.   My neighbor recently had her pancreas removed due to cancer.  She must be on insulin and take enzymes to survive.  S
    • Yeah I did whole lot of research on it after this on the insulin and glucagon and how you can make glucagon the dominant hormone to have your body use fatty acids for fuel. BUT your liver will still be processing glycogen into glucose as a response to prevent glucose from tanking. All this time insulin is still needed for your bodies cells to utilize the glucose.  My pancreas we know is only getting 15% the nerve signals at the T7, I think it is just bogged down and I should keep to a prediabe
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    Thanks Posterboy, that was interesting information.  I believe that I had read something elsewhere about tetracycline, at least, being used instead of, or along with, Dapsone for severe or refractory cases of DH. Unfortunately, even if I had medical insurance (which I do not), and had a regular doctor who was even willing to recognize and accept my condition for what it is, I don't know what kind of luck I would have in persuading that hypothetical doctor to give me a particular and non-sta
    Healthysquirrel,  Please have your doctor check your Vitamin D level!   Vitamin D deficiency is related to vertigo https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27386060 Vitamin D can help with high IgE https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5263170/ Low vitamin D and low ferritin are tied https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29385099 Dry eye problems including blepharitis can be helped with vitamin d and vitamin a https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles
He's still going to have to eat gluten even for an endoscopic biopsy. 2 weeks minimum. Plus guidelines say no dx on an endoscopic biopsy alone - you have to have the positive blood to go with it. Even that 2 weeks will deposit more antibodies under his skin if he's got dh.  Let me put it this way. The gut damage is the gut damage & if he's celiac & it sounds like he is but we don't have labs to prove it, then there is a treatment for it. Only 1 treatment for it. A very strict gluten
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