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I particularly like the "...studies show that most soy-allergic individuals may safely eat most types of soybean oil." But we're not going to tell you which kind of oil we have :lol: Or what we mean by "most" individuals ...


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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oh my gosh, i cant eat any type of soy, not oil, lechtin (pardon the spelling im on my gluten challenge and my brain has stopped working) cant eat none of it, soy for me is fustrating its in everything! good luck, i dont know if you have taco time in the USA but i can eat there corn taco's with no problems, GOOD LUCK ;)


Nadine

mom of 4 great kids - 2 diagnosed with autism and 2 typical kids (thank goodness)

all this started after my hysterectomy in March of 2006

G.F. since Feb 2007

Soy free since April 2007

Blood work was negatvie (after 2 weeks of being on the gluten-free diet)

entrolab results:

Antigliadin 9 (normal <10)

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 - 0302

HLA-DQB2 Allele 2 - 0502

HLA-DQ 3,1 (subtype 8,5)

carrying one celiac gene and one gluten intolerant gene

nurse at entrolab figures i caught this early and dont eat gluten anymore

life is like a box of chocolates;sometimes you get stuck with the yukky coconut fillet one

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I haven't eaten at a taco bell in probably 5 years, and don't plan to anytime soon.

But out of curiosity, what is the difference in a taco and a tostada? From what I can tell it is only the fact that the tortilla is curved or flat. Same stuffings, right? The tostada is listed as gluten-free but not the taco. What gives?

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Taco Bell:

Express Taco Salad - chicken only no beef

Fiesta Taco Salad - chicken only, no beef, no shell, no red strips

Southwest Steak Bowl - no creamy jalapeno sauce

Tostado

Zesty Chicken Border Bowl - no zesty dressing, no red strips

What in the world would you be paying for. Let alone the cross contamination. Not my idea of a tasty lunch.

I agree, what do you do with a tostado, when their shell are not gluten free. Go figure.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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i loved the pintos when i was a kid, but tried it last month after visiting TB's site, and got VERY glutened. it was quite frustrating! I say, make your own at home :D w/ lots of cheese!!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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My husband eats at Taco Bell once or twice a week & has never had a problem. He gets the Southwest Steak Bowl with no jalapeno sauce & a pintos & cheese. Thank goodness we didn't have to go without Taco Bell!


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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I haven't eaten at a taco bell in probably 5 years, and don't plan to anytime soon.

But out of curiosity, what is the difference in a taco and a tostada? From what I can tell it is only the fact that the tortilla is curved or flat. Same stuffings, right? The tostada is listed as gluten-free but not the taco. What gives?

The tostado has beans but no beef. Just the opposite of a taco, beef but no beans. The beef does not contain wheat, but does contain oats (probably as a thickener), thus the gluten designation, (see link). Oats have oat gluten & likely wheat CC, they covered both bases (in practical terms however, any wheat content would be extremely small, if at all - not suggesting anybody eat it, just trying to be realistic). Both shells are OK as they are corn. Tostados used to be much more popular back in the '70s & '80s. Usually just a flat, crispy, corn tortilla. Spread with refried beans, topped with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and shredded cheese. Kind of a vegetarian taco. I used to order a side of sour cream. That way I could control my sour cream distribution. Of course one puts salsa on it.

I just don't see this place being considered in the same category as say, a KFC. Sure there's CC possibilities. But there's no wheat flour flying around in the air. I'm not advocating eating there. This is fast food after all. However, why not have an educated, objective evaluation. I mean, many Celiacs eat out at restaurants. Almost all have a hidden kitchen. You don't know what's going on in there. At least here everything is in plain sight, you can see exactly what's happening and where CC is likely to occur. Make sense? Maybe there's some hope here, lets see. There are two main areas of concern:

1) Items to avoid, items that contain wheat ingredients. The website allows extensive research, it's very comprehensive. See link below.

Flour tortillas & chalupa shells. Some specialty sauces as they contain wheat soy sauce (I wouldn't use those anyway, this is Tex-Mex, use salsa!). The big salad shells are wheat flour. The red strips, they contain wheat crumbs. The fire sauce has wheat soy sauce in it. The crisp tortilla chips are just corn but are fried in the same fryers that may also be used to cook wheat containing items (not sure what exactly). OK, that stuff is out, what's left? Lets see if there


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

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Problem is, that even if we took these steps, these steps weren't taken all day long before we were there. Contaminated gloves, utensils, (etc) have been used to touch all the things all day long. (Think of it like cross contamination at home...you can't clean everything, use a clean knife, etc and then dip into a contaminated butter that has had wheat in it before).

That is the problem everywhere, but it is potentially more of a problem at fast food restaurants who don't have training on cross contamination.

I have repeatedly taken all of the above steps, at numerous times/locations, numerous places, etc., and continually get glutened. Its because the gluten is already there.

Take me out to eat at a taco bell or other fast food place .... see what happens :P

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I have repeatedly taken all of the above steps, at numerous times/locations, numerous places, etc., and continually get glutened........

Take me out to eat at a taco bell or other fast food place .... see what happens :P

Thanks for the reply hp, doesn't sound promising.

Boy, this Celiac thing sure does away with a lot of cheap dates!

best regards, lm


gluten-free 12-18-06

colonoscopy, upper GI
blood, urine, stool tests, prometheus panel
positive endoscopy/positive duodenal biopsies (severe villous atrophy, high intraepithelial lympocytes)
diagnosed celiac disease by Gastroenterologist Andrew R. Gottesman, 12-18-06

"Sobriety sucks. That's why they invented booze in the first place." Denis Leary - Rescue Me

Beware the chocolate of Chiapa

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It is pretty frustrating. I have had some positive experiences, but for me, the symptoms are so bad that it isn't worth it often. I would rather take my risk at a nicer place, where at least I can really enjoy the food :)

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Nicer place? How much nicer can you get than Taco Bell? I'm kidding! We have gotten lucky & my husband has always done well with them. McDonalds is a totally different story though. It's like a roll of the dice.


July 19, 2005 - My husband Bill was diagnosed, via bloodwork, with Celiac.

August 3, 2005 - Biopsy confirmed Celiac Sprue.

Food Allergies: Chocolate, Shellfish & Gluten

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