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I read the label and thought it was safe. I used a powdered Ranch Dressing to season the meat I cooked for dinner and almost immediately after dinner felt like I am having a reaction. I'm having horrible stomach acid, heartburn like, flare-up. What I am missing in the labeling? Other than that my meal was completely gluten free, just organic meat, gluten free pasta, and asparagus.


1994 implanted with saline filled breast impalnts

1995 began getting sick with multiple symptoms, syndromes, etc. spent the next 10 years chronically ill

2005 found out I had faulty saline breast implants and was internally poisoned

2005 had implants properly removed with immediate 80% recovery of most symptoms

6/2006 started gluten free diet when digestive problems were not healing, even after agressively fighting candidiasis

8/2006 Enterolab results Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

"There are a million right ways and only one wrong way. It is wrong to think that your way is the only right way!"

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I read the label and thought it was safe. I used a powdered Ranch Dressing to season the meat I cooked for dinner and almost immediately after dinner felt like I am having a reaction. I'm having horrible stomach acid, heartburn like, flare-up. What I am missing in the labeling? Other than that my meal was completely gluten free, just organic meat, gluten free pasta, and asparagus.

I don't know what brand you used, but to be on the safe side, don't use any package gravey or dried packaging, unless you know the true source or call the company. Often there are ingredences that most of us cannot pronounce. The rule here is, when in doubt, don't.

I am sorry that you are feeling bad, and believe me, WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE.......and that's why we are here.

Lisa

PS: Not to make you feel worse, I have tried to be gluten free for over a year now. I am alot smarter now, but the big G can still find me.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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PS: Not to make you feel worse, I have tried to be gluten free for over a year now. I am alot smarter now, but the big G can still find me.


1994 implanted with saline filled breast impalnts

1995 began getting sick with multiple symptoms, syndromes, etc. spent the next 10 years chronically ill

2005 found out I had faulty saline breast implants and was internally poisoned

2005 had implants properly removed with immediate 80% recovery of most symptoms

6/2006 started gluten free diet when digestive problems were not healing, even after agressively fighting candidiasis

8/2006 Enterolab results Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

"There are a million right ways and only one wrong way. It is wrong to think that your way is the only right way!"

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I don't remember the ingredent that is gluten but I do remember that it was on the do not eat list. I only use Kraft, and never package mixes.

Sorry you feel bad <_<


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" 15 years of it's stress!"

"blood work show's a disease called celiac,

but it can't be that because it's rare!"

Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003

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Eating gluten free can be a very complicated issue.

Let me say first, if you have damage to your intestines, it will take several months to heal. You may not know whether you have been glutened or not, between the healing process and eating well. Does that make sence? It took me almost 8 months to really feel that I have been glutened...or to know the feeling of being glutened.

What I find missing on the forum is the offer of the "Delfi-Forum Product List". I have not seen that being offered much at all to all the new folks.

So, with that said, I do not have the direct link, but google "Delfi Forums" and search for their Gluten free Product list. You can down load this on Word, and I believe on Disc and Handheld (I am soooo out of touch with tech).

There you will find a new 2006 Gluten Free Product List of food that you can just grab off the counters and not worry about it. It has been totally reasearched, and best of all safe.

This can take the worries off alot of people. I used it alot. Lost it to a new computer, but intend to reclain it soon. But yes, to intellectually read lables, that is the key to success on a gluten free diet.

Best wishes, and keep with it babe, no choice here. Gluten puts me down for three days, and at my age, I don't have time to lay around the sofa. :)

Lisa


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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For those of you who like hidden valley dressing (like me) I have some sad news!!

Thank you for your recent inquiry into whether some of our products contain

gluten. In fact, some of our food products, as listed below, do contain gluten.

Those products are as follows:

All Flavors of the dry Hidden Valley dressing mixes and dips contain low levels

of gluten.

Hidden Valley Salad Crispins contains gluten.

Hidden Valley bottled salad dressings, K.C. Masterpiece barbecue sauce and

Kitchen Bouquet browning and seasoning sauce may contain low levels of gluten

depending on the source of our ingredients.

HIDDEN VALLEY bottled salad dressings contain white distilled vinegar.

We understand your concern and regret that some of our food products may not fit

into your special diet requirements. Hopefully, however, this gives you the

information you need to help you decide if our products are suitable for you.

Sincerely,

Kate V. Godman

Product Specialist

This is off the old celiac forum <_<<_<<_<


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" 15 years of it's stress!"

"blood work show's a disease called celiac,

but it can't be that because it's rare!"

Diagnosed via blood and biopsy 2003

Not a medical professional just a silly celiac

offering support, my

experience and advice

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Yea, I was hoping (okay, praying...) Hidden Valley would be safe but I got the same info on the phone - trace levels. And when I tried it (just in case... :rolleyes: ) I got sick as a dog.

Nancy


The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

~Chinese Proverb

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WOW! OK that explains it then. I had to take 2 Pascalite and 2 Zantac just to feel like I could make it through tonight. I'm better now, ut I hate having to take pills to counteract my reactions. I've been living on pills for so long and now that I am gluten-free I haven't needed them nearly as much. I'd like to be totally free from them! Wishful thinking? Maybe someday I will heal to that point.

I haven't been tested for the intestinal damage, but I can say with 100% certainty that I have it bad! It was 11 years ago that I started noticing that what came out of me was not right, and it was only last week that I finally got test results proving gluten intolerance.

Thanks for all the info! I will look up that safe list.


1994 implanted with saline filled breast impalnts

1995 began getting sick with multiple symptoms, syndromes, etc. spent the next 10 years chronically ill

2005 found out I had faulty saline breast implants and was internally poisoned

2005 had implants properly removed with immediate 80% recovery of most symptoms

6/2006 started gluten free diet when digestive problems were not healing, even after agressively fighting candidiasis

8/2006 Enterolab results Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

"There are a million right ways and only one wrong way. It is wrong to think that your way is the only right way!"

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WOW! OK that explains it then. I had to take 2 Pascalite and 2 Zantac just to feel like I could make it through tonight. I'm better now, ut I hate having to take pills to counteract my reactions. I've been living on pills for so long and now that I am gluten-free I haven't needed them nearly as much. I'd like to be totally free from them! Wishful thinking? Maybe someday I will heal to that point.

Don't lose hope on being able to throw away those scripts. I made quite a private production out of flushing all my meds down the toilet about 6 months after diagnosis. I am now 4 years post diagnosis and haven't had to add a single one back in. It will get easier with time and I hope you feel better soon.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Don't lose hope on being able to throw away those scripts. I made quite a private production out of flushing all my meds down the toilet about 6 months after diagnosis. I am now 4 years post diagnosis and haven't had to add a single one back in. It will get easier with time and I hope you feel better soon.

Thank you! Though nothing that I take is a prescription. I have MCS and can't take most prescriptions. I live on OTC stuff like Zantac and Immodium. (not the liquid which I know has gluten) But I'd rather not have to take anything at all. I am free-er now than I used to be, but before I couldn't even leave my house without loading up on stomach aids first.


1994 implanted with saline filled breast impalnts

1995 began getting sick with multiple symptoms, syndromes, etc. spent the next 10 years chronically ill

2005 found out I had faulty saline breast implants and was internally poisoned

2005 had implants properly removed with immediate 80% recovery of most symptoms

6/2006 started gluten free diet when digestive problems were not healing, even after agressively fighting candidiasis

8/2006 Enterolab results Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

"There are a million right ways and only one wrong way. It is wrong to think that your way is the only right way!"

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It's very easy to make your own powdered ranch mix, and you won't have the MSG and preservatives to deal with:

All it is is garlic powder, onion powder, dill, parsley, a tiny bit of paprika, and a sqeeze of lemon or a dusting of lemon zest. For ranch dressing, just mix with mayo and milk (or buttermilk). Easy! If you need a thickening agent, add cornstarch.

You can make Lipton's onion soup mix substitute by substituting dried minced onion for the onion powder.

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It's very easy to make your own powdered ranch mix, and you won't have the MSG and preservatives to deal with:

All it is is garlic powder, onion powder, dill, parsley, a tiny bit of paprika, and a sqeeze of lemon or a dusting of lemon zest. For ranch dressing, just mix with mayo and milk (or buttermilk). Easy! If you need a thinckening agent, add cornstarch.

You can make Lipton's onion soup mix substitute by substituting dried minced onion for the onion powder.

I also add powdered buttermilk to my ranch mix. I usually use it dry to season chicken and whatnot.


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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Thanks for all the info! Good to know!!

I printed off and read the "safe" foods list and found out that I have been ingesting more gluten than I realized. Silly things like certain BBQ chips. Luckily I do not (can not) eat junk food very much since I have to stick to mostly organic foods.


1994 implanted with saline filled breast impalnts

1995 began getting sick with multiple symptoms, syndromes, etc. spent the next 10 years chronically ill

2005 found out I had faulty saline breast implants and was internally poisoned

2005 had implants properly removed with immediate 80% recovery of most symptoms

6/2006 started gluten free diet when digestive problems were not healing, even after agressively fighting candidiasis

8/2006 Enterolab results Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

"There are a million right ways and only one wrong way. It is wrong to think that your way is the only right way!"

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can anyone tell me about how much of each ingredient for the homemade ranch it would be?


Stephanie

Gluten free since October 05

son born severly premature due to

celiac

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can anyone tell me about how much of each ingredient for the homemade ranch it would be?

I would be interested in this also, I'm not good at throwing stuff together and need a detailed amount if available. Thanks :)

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can anyone tell me about how much of each ingredient for the homemade ranch it would be?

Oh, man, I tend to just throw it in a bowl without measuring! :unsure: I definitely use more garlic powder than onion powder (maybe twice as much garlic compared to the onion), and if I'm adding it to mayo for ranch dressing, I don't add any extra salt, as the mayo already has salt. I just throw in enough parsley and dill to make it look nicely speckled.

Next time I make it, I'll try it with measuring spoons and see what I come up with. Sorry!

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I'm pretty sure that Penguin makes it, too. Maybe she has a recipe.


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I'm pretty sure that Penguin makes it, too. Maybe she has a recipe.

Indeed I do :)

http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?showtopic=15123

I posted that recipe forever ago. All of the quantities can be tweaked to taste, and of course fresh herbs are better than dried, but dried works fine!


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

We'll all float on, alright

Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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Thanks penguin. I appreciate it.


Stephanie

Gluten free since October 05

son born severly premature due to

celiac

"True love stories never end" Richard Bach

"Did you ever stop thinking and forget to start again?" AA Milne

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you" AA Milne

Swimming Instructor #2 and Town Crier of Rachelville

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i'm confused now. i happened to have a packet of it in my cabinet, and the ingredients: maltodextrin, salt, monosodium glutamate, onion, garlic, parsley, buttermilk, spice, and calcium stearate - are not on the "forbidden ingredients list". where's the gluten? the only possible gluten i could even see heree would be maltodextrin, and we've all been told that in the us, maltodextrin is perfectly fine. nothing else there says gluten to me at all.

uuuuugh. this stinks. i'm sick of having to think this way about food all the time. :huh:

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Oh, I don't avoid the packet because of gluten. I make my own because it's much cheaper, and I want to avoid the MSG and all that salt. $4 worth of dill, parsley, garlic powder, and onion powder (I buy my spices at the dollar store) and I can make about 50 packets!

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Thanks Penguin :) You made my night tomorrow I'm going to head off to the store and buy the ingredients. Im tasting already macaroni salad with half mayonnaise and half ranch dressing :P

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This is sort of off topic, but it's sort of related too... I thought maybe someone would know... The Lays Stax Hidden Valley Ranch flavor are listed as naturally gluten free on the canister. Anyone have any insight since all HV ranches are listed as NOT gluten free?


~Angie~

Gluten free since May 2004

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