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Udi's Gluten Free frozen pizza reaction

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5 hours ago, JoyVale said:

I'm so glad to see this. It made me sick for three days. Every time I ate it. Come to think of it, so did Udi's gluten-free pizza. Hmmm... 

They are highly processed you could be reacting to one of the other ingredients, many develop issues with xantham gum for example, some people have issues with other grains, everyone is different with this disease and due the the way it effects the immune system you can easily develop food intolerance issues and allergies. I personally got a whole list, and some foods are minor intolerance, some depend on how they are fixed etc. The only pizza crust I have been able to stomach was califlour foods plant one -_- in small amounts with antihistamines lol (they use olives in it somewhere and I am allergic slightly to them) It is not bad and depending on prebake you can get soft chewy or extra new york crsipy. Keep a food diary write down everything you eat, spices you use, condiments and how it is cooked, then record how you feel hours later, Look for patterns in and you can track stuff down.  If you can find what you think is the offender in its purest form and try it and see.


Diagnosed Issues
Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
Sensitivities/Intolerances
Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
Occupation Gluten Free Bakery, Paleo Based Chef/Food Catering

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I found this old thread because I just had a reaction to Udi's frozen pizza. I've been hard-core gluten free for many years and have been eating Udi's frozen pizzas for the past couple without complaint ... until last night. My stomach is now doing somersaults in ways that I haven't experienced since the early days of my going gluten-free.

I figured it was worthwhile to mention the pizza to others to be cautious because the box was plastered with advertising about the "new and improved recipe" and "crispier crust". Udi's seems to be "improving" many of their product lines lately in ways that are making me stop buying their products altogether. In the cases of their bread products, it is the flavor and the texture that became inedible. But last night's pizza was different. It tasted great, but my entire immune system is now on high alert, and nothing in the ingredient list would cause me concern. 

Of course not every batch of food is the same and not every person's reactions are the same. In my experience, the better you do at eating gluten free and the fewer risks you take, the more sensitive you become to smaller amounts of gluten. There are plenty of people who react to the levels that are considered safe by the parts per million requirements that are currently the standard for gluten-free labeling in the U.S. You're very lucky if you're not one of them.

It is sad to see previous posters arguing about who is right, when everyone is just discussing their own experiences ... which can vary widely. And ultimately, the goal for all of us it simply to avoid getting glutened.

 

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I'm going to do everyone that likes pizza a favor here.

a little history behind it:when I was 14 years old our class of building construction students were so unruly that our shop teacher quit, and the principal did what any smart principal would do.he put us in mrs wileys home economics class.mrs wiley ruled with an iron fist and a three foot ruler and after several whacks with that ruler, we all came around to her way of thinking and couldn't wait to learn to sew and cook.(true story)

Mrs Wileys NO CRUST PIZZA

 

enough meat to spread in a oven pan. usually 2 pounds hamburger meat.up to 3 lbs depending on pan size

2lb hamburger or more

1 egg

3 tbl Italian seasoning(can be found at store)if preferred can use oregano only

salt and pepper

heres where you get creative,put anything you want on it

its a pizza. (I put onions,peppers,mushrooms,caraway seeds,(cause I like them),olives,pepperonis, tomato sauce or pizza sauce(it's better with pizza sauce)cheese

 

there are two ways to do this first step.

1 on a broiler pan and let grease fall to bottom of pan

2 pressed in a pan, and be prepared to pour off grease and any water rendered.

place hamburger only in 325-350 oven, till partially done

add ingredients you want and cover with cheese. cook till done.

let me add to folks reading.try to quit freaking out over the wheat problem.

I'm a bonafide tested hd, with celiac. I find many wonderful things to eat.you can too. theres chicken,with vegetables, steak with vegetables,fish with vegetables,tacos(old elpaso)frijoles,the list goes on and on and on.....salads etc.quit fretting about the junk food you can't eat anc concentrate on the many naturally produced foods you can eat.like that pizza above.you all reading this that tries that power packed caloric pizza meal will forever thank me.bread be damned! who needs bread with a no crust pizza available!

ronnied

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On 1/22/2019 at 2:10 PM, Ronnie d said:

I'm going to do everyone that likes pizza a favor here.

a little history behind it:when I was 14 years old our class of building construction students were so unruly that our shop teacher quit, and the principal did what any smart principal would do.he put us in mrs wileys home economics class.mrs wiley ruled with an iron fist and a three foot ruler and after several whacks with that ruler, we all came around to her way of thinking and couldn't wait to learn to sew and cook.(true story)

Mrs Wileys NO CRUST PIZZA

 

enough meat to spread in a oven pan. usually 2 pounds hamburger meat.up to 3 lbs depending on pan size

2lb hamburger or more

1 egg

3 tbl Italian seasoning(can be found at store)if preferred can use oregano only

salt and pepper

heres where you get creative,put anything you want on it

its a pizza. (I put onions,peppers,mushrooms,caraway seeds,(cause I like them),olives,pepperonis, tomato sauce or pizza sauce(it's better with pizza sauce)cheese

 

there are two ways to do this first step.

1 on a broiler pan and let grease fall to bottom of pan

2 pressed in a pan, and be prepared to pour off grease and any water rendered.

place hamburger only in 325-350 oven, till partially done

add ingredients you want and cover with cheese. cook till done.

let me add to folks reading.try to quit freaking out over the wheat problem.

I'm a bonafide tested hd, with celiac. I find many wonderful things to eat.you can too. theres chicken,with vegetables, steak with vegetables,fish with vegetables,tacos(old elpaso)frijoles,the list goes on and on and on.....salads etc.quit fretting about the junk food you can't eat anc concentrate on the many naturally produced foods you can eat.like that pizza above.you all reading this that tries that power packed caloric pizza meal will forever thank me.bread be damned! who needs bread with a no crust pizza available!

ronnied

 

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On 3/16/2016 at 2:57 PM, notme! said:

most packaged frozen pizzas don't 'like' me - i ate the freschetta brand (gluten-free) and it felt like i was digesting broken glass - not fun!  the against the grain brand is one i can manage.  idk why.  i still have a little residual sensitivity to soy (but not all the time?  lolz stupid body) and i try to stick with the brands that have the least amounts of ingredients (why would you put xanthan gum in sour cream....?!!)   i expect that because i went so long being undiagnosed/misdiagnosed, i may still be healing, even at almost 6 years strictly gluten free.   so, who knows the reason some things don't agree with my finicky guts, but i can say with a certain amount of certainty that it isn't from gluten in products labelled as gluten free.  so, there's going to be a little bit of a shove back to somebody who tells me all packaged foods are labelled to fool the general public.   someone anonymously spreading fear among people who are already overtly cautious about what we eat (and rightfully so! ) isn't something that we would like to leave up here unchallenged.  for the future newbies :)

when i was first diagnosed, i thought there was gluten in *everything* - i was so paranoid (my poor husband "GET YOUR BEER AWAY FROM MY CELL PHONE!!!!"  <as if i go around licking my phone lolz)  but everybody finds their 'groove' - takes a little time, but everybody gets there.   a healthy fear in the beginning, until you get your 'gluten-free legs' isn't necessarily a bad thing :)  i had the hardest time quitting licking my fingers that i had to start wearing food prep gloves when handling gluteny foods until i could break myself of the habit   ;) 

it's also funny that you can eat amy's stuff - that's my paranoid company because it says it's manufactured in a shared facility lolz, so, it just goes to show ya, to each their own! :D  

Hello!! I am pretty new to all of this, and my symptoms for GERD have decreased since I have been gluten free for almost a year now. However, it is most frustrating that my doctor (Kaiser) has not diagnosed me with Celiac or even as having a gluten intolerance even after my test results show that I have a wheat allergy.

I came on this forum after having another bad reaction after eating Freschetta's "Gluten-Free" pepperoni pizza. I started getting sharp gas pains and terrible gas about 20-30 mins after eating. Then came the extreme fatigue, and I would keep dozing off then wake with a jolt with my heart racing. I get a jittery, anxious feeling throughout my body, and even though I had taken my Protonix (for GERD) I still felt heartburn like inflamed gases were rising into my nasal passage and causing congestion. My breathing was shallow which may have made me jolt out of my sleep. I really don't know what's going on with me because I had been doing so good with eating gluten free, but now I noticed that I will have a reaction like this if I eat BBQ sauce or even have certain spices (I learned this after letting my husband cook what he said was "gluten/ wheat free" a couple times).

Recent test results have shown that I just have a Vitamin D deficiency and my HDL (bad cholesterol) is slightly raised at 109. I get so scared of eating certain things, especially trying new things because my reactions feel so scary. I have had whole body reactions where my extremities feel cold and I have tremors and shaking in my legs. I am even scared to take vitamins LOL but I know my body needs it because I am not eating properly. On a good day I feel alert and I don't feel bloated or heavy. But on a bad day, my brain feels foggy and I feels anxiety and have excessive belching & my stomach issues are connected with my anxiety! I have gotten a LOT better but I use to think the worse... it has been hard.

So all this just to ask or see if anyone else has had a reaction with the Freschetta Gluten Free pizza?? I can eat the brand I but from Wegman's (Udi's?). 

Also, is there a specialist I can go to? Kaiser has been so dismissive and attributes everything to GERD or IBS, but my symptoms got so much better, almost nonexistent, when I kept gluten and wheat products out of my diet. However, I have been getting a few reactions here and there especially after the holidays (my first Thanksgiving & Christmas trying to be gluten free was only somewhat successful) so I feel like my sensitivity is at an all-time high. Anyways, blessings to you all. This is a very rough road...

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2 hours ago, Angel202 said:

Hello!! I am pretty new to all of this, and my symptoms for GERD have decreased since I have been gluten free for almost a year now. However, it is most frustrating that my doctor (Kaiser) has not diagnosed me with Celiac or even as having a gluten intolerance even after my test results show that I have a wheat allergy.

I came on this forum after having another bad reaction after eating Freschetta's "Gluten-Free" pepperoni pizza. I started getting sharp gas pains and terrible gas about 20-30 mins after eating. Then came the extreme fatigue, and I would keep dozing off then wake with a jolt with my heart racing. I get a jittery, anxious feeling throughout my body, and even though I had taken my Protonix (for GERD) I still felt heartburn like inflamed gases were rising into my nasal passage and causing congestion. My breathing was shallow which may have made me jolt out of my sleep. I really don't know what's going on with me because I had been doing so good with eating gluten free, but now I noticed that I will have a reaction like this if I eat BBQ sauce or even have certain spices (I learned this after letting my husband cook what he said was "gluten/ wheat free" a couple times).

Recent test results have shown that I just have a Vitamin D deficiency and my HDL (bad cholesterol) is slightly raised at 109. I get so scared of eating certain things, especially trying new things because my reactions feel so scary. I have had whole body reactions where my extremities feel cold and I have tremors and shaking in my legs. I am even scared to take vitamins LOL but I know my body needs it because I am not eating properly. On a good day I feel alert and I don't feel bloated or heavy. But on a bad day, my brain feels foggy and I feels anxiety and have excessive belching & my stomach issues are connected with my anxiety! I have gotten a LOT better but I use to think the worse... it has been hard.

So all this just to ask or see if anyone else has had a reaction with the Freschetta Gluten Free pizza?? I can eat the brand I but from Wegman's (Udi's?). 

Also, is there a specialist I can go to? Kaiser has been so dismissive and attributes everything to GERD or IBS, but my symptoms got so much better, almost nonexistent, when I kept gluten and wheat products out of my diet. However, I have been getting a few reactions here and there especially after the holidays (my first Thanksgiving & Christmas trying to be gluten free was only somewhat successful) so I feel like my sensitivity is at an all-time high. Anyways, blessings to you all. This is a very rough road...

Hi! 

First of all, if you want to pursue testing for celiac disease, you might want to consider changing your doctor at Kaiser.   The next hurdle is going back on a full gluten diet for 8 to 12 weeks. 

But maybe this is not necessary.  What were your test results? Were you tested for celiac disease or a gluten allergy (big difference, not to mention there is no testing for gluten intolerance, just ruling out celiac disease.  Post them and we can guide you.  

As far as the pizza, it is highly processed.  You might be reacting to gluten less than 20 ppm, but you could be reacting to any of the ingredients.  For example, I can never eat pizza because as celiac I also have some food intolerances.  No peppers, onion, or garlic.  These foods can cause tummy upset or trigger my autoimmune gastritis which is separate from celiac disease which has thankfully healed. 

Go select another doctor.  Kaiser has been great for my extended family.  Sounds like you have a dud PCP.    If that is not successful, see a doctor outside your network and pay cash.  It might be the best $150 you have ever spent.   But try another doctor within the plan first.  

Celiac disease requires a gastroenterologist (GI). If you have been on PPIs and it is not solving your problem, insist on a GI consult.  Long term PPIs are not good.  Find the root cause of your problems.  And IBS is just a “I Be Stumped” diagnosis in my non-medical opinion.  

 

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Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

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On ‎3‎/‎15‎/‎2016 at 4:26 PM, rockstarkate said:

I don't trust any of the labeling, honestly. Was just hoping to be able to not cook every single thing! I don't eat out except one restaurant I found where it's completely gluten-free environment.

Well, I guess one upside is I've lost 20 lb (I needed to lose) since I was diagnosed! LOL

Like, my nose can smell chemicals and taste chemicals and yes you cannot trust labeling. The companies are putting chemicals in the food and NOT listing them.  Under the word "spices" they can put any chemical.

You cannot trust the FDA. It goes DEEP in the rabbit hole. All of Wal Mart products I can taste and smell the BLEACH smelling  horrid preservative they are dousing everything in.  So I don't BUY anything edible from them, not even produce. Last time I got an advocado and it was injected with some type of chemical and i reacted.     I took one tiny bite. I had bad experiences with their pinto beans and black eyed peas too, and I did NOT eat them. SMELLED like a horrid bleach chemical. I just got glutened on their corn chips I loved . That was the only thing I ate that was wal mart brand. Now NEVER any food at all!!! Wal mart go bye bye.

Buy your foods from azure standard that is what I do. the Blue berries are fantastic!!! Because i guarantee you the ones at wal mart are gonna smell and taste like bleach.

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