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so i've been rather sloppy about things the last few months. and i've suffered for it. i just started this new job a couple months ago, first fulltime job, and it's been an adjustment. it's hard for me to find food to bring, so often i will just grab some wendys or chick-fil-a. which of course has had bad glutening consequences thanks to second-hand gluten <_< I am so tired of being sick. i feel like i'm starting to go backwards in my recovery. i was doing so good until january. now i'm sick every other week, and it sucks! plus, being bloated doesn't help me feel so good about myself when all i see is this huge gut, and i can't even zip up my favorite pants. my husband hates it cuz it makes me look pregnant, and that's his worst fear :rolleyes: bah! time to go to work...

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That was one of the hardest things for me to adjust to, lunch at work. Here are some ideas that work for me:

Salad bar at local grocery store. (yeah some risk, but so far so good!)

Rice made night before in Rice cooker.

Thai Kitchen's Mushroom soup (just like ramen noodles!)

A Taste of Thai's Red Curry Noodles (again, similar to ramen noodles)

Cheese slices and Mary's gone Crackers!

mmm.. now i'm hungry!

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so i've been rather sloppy about things the last few months. and i've suffered for it. i just started this new job a couple months ago, first fulltime job, and it's been an adjustment. it's hard for me to find food to bring, so often i will just grab some wendys or chick-fil-a. which of course has had bad glutening consequences thanks to second-hand gluten <_< I am so tired of being sick. i feel like i'm starting to go backwards in my recovery. i was doing so good until january. now i'm sick every other week, and it sucks! plus, being bloated doesn't help me feel so good about myself when all i see is this huge gut, and i can't even zip up my favorite pants. my husband hates it cuz it makes me look pregnant, and that's his worst fear :rolleyes: bah! time to go to work...

I have been going through something similar. Sometimes I just get tired of having to be so hyper-vigilant. I always pay the consequences afterward, and remember why. But lately I have been realizing how many opportunities there are in my house for cross contamination. My children tested negative for any gluten sensitivity, although they both have the genetics, so they are getting used to cleaning up after themselves so that I don't have to constantly touch wheat, and then wash my hands. But I still seem to be getting some gluten somewhere, because every week or so I feel it! I made a salad for my own lunch the other day, near where I made their lunches, and thought I had cleaned up the crumbs thoroughly, but... :unsure: apparently not.... I was sick all afternoon and most of yesterday, and that bloat is something we could all stand to do without, isn't it?? <_<

I know that starting a new routine can make it difficult to bring your lunch with you, but it's got to be safer than saying a prayer and eating fast food, right? :blink:

Hang in there-

Sheryll

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I have struggled with quick, easy to grab food. I read alot on here, looked at bento pics of mr bento and got some ideas. They all require a little prep work, but if you get in the habit of throwing it together the night before, your life will be so much easier.

I often grab leftovers if there will be a microwavewhere I am at. If I am having leftovers it could be lasagna, salmon, stir fry, spaghetti, chicken pot pie, enchiladas, egg bake etc.

Cottage cheese and pears.

Egg salad in a romaine wrap. (I keep the romaine seperate untill I eat with all wraps)

Tuna salad in a romaine wrap.

Scrambled eggs with little smokies.

Boiled eggs.

Baked sweet potato.

Burger on lettuce bun.

BLT in romaine.

Hummus and veggies.

Lunchmeat, cheese, avacado, etc wraps.

Cheese and fruit.

Plain yogurt with honey and fruit (my absoloutely fav thing to eat right now!)

PB and honey mixed for dip ie apples.

Celery and pb.

Cream cheese dip with veggies.

Salad! The varieties are endless.

Tortilla chips and salsa, or bean dip.

Pirates booty!!

A little dark chocolate!

Hope this gives you some ideas! It is hard, isn't it?

Oh yes, I have done taste of thai also, i like to add a little veggies into mine though. And if you make them the night before rice balls are yummy!

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I can't say enough about a crock pot. I make an extra meal on Sundays- usually a soup or some type of chicken breasts and that's what I eat for lunches that week or at least for the first couple of days and then freeze the rest for quick meals down the road. Crock pots are easy in that most recipies you throw it all in and turn it on. Since it takes all day I make it when I wake up on Sunday and then i just put it into tupperwares and into the fridge or freezer.

it's hard to work full time and find time to do stuff for yourself. i have my moments where i'd rather just not eat than worry about what i'm going to eat. not a good attitude but some times you just need a day off. does your husband help with the cooking? my dh tries as long as i give him the recipie and the ingredients he can use he's happy to help.

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My glove box is filled with snack food in case I'm stuck and need something small to keep me going. I've got things like fruit snacks, pretzels, M&Ms, candy bars, etc. I also always make sure I've got something small or an apple in my purse. Everytime I leave the house I check for wallet, keys, phone and food :) It does take some planning ahead, but if you start getting into the habit now, soon it will become second nature.

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The nuts is a good idea also. I keep some salted almonds and some Mrs Mays almond crunch in my purse with a couple streach island fruit leathers and a lara bar. That way if i am unexpectedly without, I have something to tide me over till I can get something else or get home.

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thanks for asking that question. just reading this thread i got some great ideas.i work construction and bring my lunch but its hard to come up with new ideas i get bored with the same things all the time

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Hello ALL,

First time poster, rookie to the website... Decided to join some groups to learn more information and to share what has worked for me!!! Going gluten-free has been a battle, as I am sure it has for everyone else as well... I have used the internet as a main resource as well as doctor information... Below is a posting from a website:

"Because malabsorption is prevalent with celiac disease, daily vitamin and mineral supplementation is essential. Important supplements for celiac disease include iron, B vitamins, magnesium, calcium and vitamin D.

Add organic extra virgin coconut oil to your diet to benefit from healthy plant-based saturated fat.

Add foods rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids to your diet in the form of ground flax meal, wild-caught salmon, minimal-mercury albacore tuna, walnuts, fish oil, and sprouted walnuts.

Eat plenty of vegetables and vegetable juices (kelp, sprouts, green and black olives, peppers, spinach, chard, celery, zucchini).

Add nutrient-dense and unprocessed foods such as sprouted nuts and seeds to your diet.

Drink purified water throughout the day. "

(http://www.Lame Advertisement.com/articles/celiac-disease-dietary.html) -- JUST CITING NOT SPAMMING...

The key for me has been preparing my own food, that means bringing it to work, not eating out... I know its tough and not as simple, but its what works!!!

GOOD LUCK AND LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE POSTS!!!

QT

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First of all, QT Welcome to the forums! It's a great place to share and gain information, and we're happy you're here!

Second, thanks everyone for your feedback.

I have to say the preparation is the hardest part for me. Since this is my first time dealing w/ a full time job, I have found myself being very selfish w/ my free time, and cooking is something I love, but when I HAVE to do it, I don't want to...lol.

I have been going through something similar. Sometimes I just get tired of having to be so hyper-vigilant. I always pay the consequences afterward, and remember why. But lately I have been realizing how many opportunities there are in my house for cross contamination. My children tested negative for any gluten sensitivity, although they both have the genetics, so they are getting used to cleaning up after themselves so that I don't have to constantly touch wheat, and then wash my hands. But I still seem to be getting some gluten somewhere, because every week or so I feel it! I made a salad for my own lunch the other day, near where I made their lunches, and thought I had cleaned up the crumbs thoroughly, but... :unsure: apparently not.... I was sick all afternoon and most of yesterday, and that bloat is something we could all stand to do without, isn't it?? <_<

I know that starting a new routine can make it difficult to bring your lunch with you, but it's got to be safer than saying a prayer and eating fast food, right? :blink:

Hang in there-

Sheryll

Yes, being so "OCD" as my husband calls me, is frustrating, but it's not like I have any other choice. Especially when he eats gluten, and I'm usually careful, but accidents happen. <_<

I have struggled with quick, easy to grab food. I read alot on here, looked at bento pics of mr bento and got some ideas. They all require a little prep work, but if you get in the habit of throwing it together the night before, your life will be so much easier.

I often grab leftovers if there will be a microwavewhere I am at. If I am having leftovers it could be lasagna, salmon, stir fry, spaghetti, chicken pot pie, enchiladas, egg bake etc.

Cottage cheese and pears.

Egg salad in a romaine wrap. (I keep the romaine seperate untill I eat with all wraps)

Tuna salad in a romaine wrap.

Scrambled eggs with little smokies.

Boiled eggs.

Baked sweet potato.

Burger on lettuce bun.

BLT in romaine.

Hummus and veggies.

Lunchmeat, cheese, avacado, etc wraps.

Cheese and fruit.

Plain yogurt with honey and fruit (my absoloutely fav thing to eat right now!)

PB and honey mixed for dip ie apples.

Celery and pb.

Cream cheese dip with veggies.

Salad! The varieties are endless.

Tortilla chips and salsa, or bean dip.

Pirates booty!!

A little dark chocolate!

Hope this gives you some ideas! It is hard, isn't it?

Oh yes, I have done taste of thai also, i like to add a little veggies into mine though. And if you make them the night before rice balls are yummy!

Thanks for your ideas. Sometimes I get so tired of my 2 or 3 things I normally take. What are little smokies? Do you do anything different w/ a sweet baked potato than a reg. one? What kind of cream cheese dip do you make for veggies? And how do you make a rice bowl? I like to add some chicken to my taste of thai noodles.

I can't say enough about a crock pot. I make an extra meal on Sundays- usually a soup or some type of chicken breasts and that's what I eat for lunches that week or at least for the first couple of days and then freeze the rest for quick meals down the road. Crock pots are easy in that most recipies you throw it all in and turn it on. Since it takes all day I make it when I wake up on Sunday and then i just put it into tupperwares and into the fridge or freezer.

it's hard to work full time and find time to do stuff for yourself. i have my moments where i'd rather just not eat than worry about what i'm going to eat. not a good attitude but some times you just need a day off. does your husband help with the cooking? my dh tries as long as i give him the recipie and the ingredients he can use he's happy to help.

I need to be better about using my crock pot. I usually will do something each weekend, but I'm not good at planning for more than 2 meals or so. I love soups, but they take so much prep sometimes I just get lazy. But being glutened this week, I was really craving some soup. I think I'll make some tonight :D

Dh doesn't do much in the way of cooking. He'll help out a bit if I ask him to, but he's home less than I am, and pretty much knows how to make a few things (eggs, waffles, taco salads, and his other staples).

My glove box is filled with snack food in case I'm stuck and need something small to keep me going. I've got things like fruit snacks, pretzels, M&Ms, candy bars, etc. I also always make sure I've got something small or an apple in my purse. Everytime I leave the house I check for wallet, keys, phone and food :) It does take some planning ahead, but if you start getting into the habit now, soon it will become second nature.

That's a great idea! Although I don't know how long I could keep those m&m's...I live in utah, and by may everything in the car melts :P But a good idea to keep food w/ me all the time.

Thanks again everyone. I'll put together a list of my new lunch ideas, and put them to work!

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Sweetfudge,

Thanks for the kinds words and I appreciate...

Look forward to hearing, helping, and sharing with others...

Have a great day!!!

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Hey Sweetfudge,

No problem, I love getting new food ideas. Little smokies are tiny little sausages. I buy Hillshire Farms ones. You can find them in the lunchmeat/hotdog section of the store. They are good cooked in bbq sauce or salsa also.

I bake sweet potatos in the oven at 400 on foil with some knife holes in them for steam. I peel them and eat them with anything, my fav is salmon with them.They are good with plain yogurt, cheese, anything really.

This is what I do with cream cheese, I basically experiment. I throw cream cheese and pineapple salsa together, that is good. I also really like a bit of garlic, chives, salt and pepper and parmesean mixed together, that is yummy. Dill and lemon with onion salt is good too. It depends on what flavor you are in the mood for, basically anything goes with cream cheese dip, lol.

I was talking about rice balls, not bowls, but those are really good too. With a rice bowl, I would just throw some rice in a tupperware and put stir fry or something else like that on top. Heat it in the microwave and yummy! With rice balls, I cook rice. When it is still warm I dip my hands in saltwater, put a little rice in my hand, put some filling in the middle on the rice, put more rice on top and squish it into a ball shape. The filling could be tuna salad, bbq chicken or pork, etc, anything that might sound good. I like putting chopped up pepperoni in spaghetti sauce in them too. They are a little time consuming. But they are yummy!

I forgot to tell you my big timesaver. Every time I cook a meal, roast beef, chicken pot pie, stir fry, anything, I put some in a freezable tupperware, lable and date it and freeze it. I prob have about 45 of them in my freezer right now. I have anything from lasagna to egg bake to cheesecake in there. Then, when I am going out, the night before I pull out one and pop it in the fridge. I grab it the next morning and go. Then I can eat salmon and roasted root vegetables while everone is eating greasy pizza, lol. I use the as seen on tv tupperware that is 3 sizes and the lids all match and are interchangeable, they all fit in a little rotating stand, easy to find and keep organized. They stack well in the freezer. That made my life so much simpler.

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I struggle with getting bored with foods. I don't particulary like much of the prepared gluten free stuff, so my options get limited. Every week we cook about 3 lbs of chicken breast and a couple of thin sliced top sirloin steaks (If you have a Super target store, they have a family pack that is perfect) I have been trying to add some variety, yet stay on the healthy side of life.

For snacks:

individual wrapped cheese sticks, nuts, peanut butter, fruit (we divide up early in the week-just grab a ziplock and go)

For quick easy meals:

Fajitas or Tacos-Beef fajita strips, seasoned with simply organic taco seasoning-add in frozen bell pepper and onion strips (they are all ready sliced) and now you have tacos

Hamburger steaks-Hamburger patties topped with grilled onions and mushrooms

I am from TX, so Salsa can go on anything ;)

Spagetti squash-it is a large squash, cut in lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place cut side up on a baking sheet in the oven and bake for about 45 min. at 350-until it is soft. When it is done, let it cool and then scoop the insides out. It looks like pasta. Then I add marinara on top with a little cheese. This is one of my favorites!

Canned Salmon-not the fresh pouches, but the cans-add a little Canola based Mayo, some pre diced celery and onions (I buy the containers at the grocery store-the money is worth the time is saves) and some pickles and done.

Frozen veggies are my life saver. If I have to chop, dice slice etc. it won't happen.

And of course all the other ideas too. I will bake sweet potatoes on Sun night and keep them wrapped in foil and just grab when I need them for lunches.

As soon as I hit send, I will think of about 4 more things :rolleyes: Cooking in larger quantities really does help alot.

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Dear Sweet Fudge,

I can totally relate! My parents have glutened me. They are very careless. I think they are in denial of the fact this is a genetic disease and do not want to accept the fact they may have it as well. I have to practically thoroughly exhaust myself obsessively cleaning and cooking all day. Now I know of some easy stuff I can have when I do not have the energy to cook. Portable food is good, too.

Here are some ideas:

Dinty Moore Beef Stew (I love this stuff!)

Hormel Chili

Hormel Spam

Hormel Turkey Spam (oven roasted or smoked)

Wal-Mart's Great Value Lunch Meat like Honey Ham is labeled gluten-free!

Lay's Stax Potato Chips

Zone Perfect Bars (Fudge Graham, Chocolate Almond Raisen, and Chocolate Coconut Crunch are safe!)

Cocoa Pebbles Treats (Just make them like you would Rice Krispee treats, and you can add peanuts, coconut, chocolate chips, sunflower seeds, whatever you want!)

Glutino Pretzals

Glutino Fruit Bars

Planter's Nuts

Del Monte Fruit Bowls

If you can eat dairy:

Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup

Hunt's Chocolate Pudding (Snack Packs)

Jell-O Pudding Snack Packs (made by Kraft, and most are gluten-free! If gluten is present, it will be there!)

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Snickers Bar

Ideas on how to make more food in less time:

1. Choose one day a week to do all of your cooking.

2. Utilize as many different ways as you can to cook. You also save dishes the rest of the week that way! How you do this is: Use the crockpot to make pot roast, bake chicken in the oven with veggies (foil bags work great!) You can make a packet with it yourself. There is a concern with aluminum, however. I try not to do this often as a result of fear of Alzheimer's. I do this more than I should out of convenience. If you can use the microwave at the same time, do something in there! Meatloaf is good! If you can afford the gluten-free oats, my mom's meatloaf recipe would be perfect! Use your little saucepan to make some Idahoan mashed potatoes to go along with it. Do some porkchops in another foil bag in the oven. You see what I mean? You will cook the foil pouches in the oven at 450 degrees for 1 hour. That is two meals right there! Then your crock pot roast can be paired with gluten free noodles in another pan if possible.

3. I keep canned vegetables and fruit around all the time. If I have meat cooked, this helps a lot. I can eat any of these with it!

4. Put the meals you cook in Ziploc or Glad containers. We got those storage containers from television, and despite what they say, they are NOT dishwasher safe! Now the lids are warped and won't fit the containers! Only about half of them at best stay on or will shut at all!

5. Buddig Lunch meats are great! I get those a lot. You can pair them with fruit and nuts or gluten free crackers.

6. Get some Fresh Express Salad Mix, cut up some Buddig Ham, Chicken, or Turkey, add Kraft Fat-Free French Dressing, and sprinkle Kraft Fat-Free Cheese, and that will be good!

7. You could cook extra lean ground beef then add a jar of Classico Sweet Tomato Basil Sauce and eat it with rice noodles. It is now spaghetti! Mangia!

8. One of my absolute favorite things is a stuffed potato. You make a meal out of that quickly. Get some Ortega taco seasoning and cook some lean ground beef. Then, scoop it into a potato, and add fat-free shredded cheese, chopped tomato, and fat-free Daisy Sour Cream. You could also stuff it with the Hormel Chile and add cheese.

9. A stuffed tomato would be good. Make up tuna salad with Great Value or Starkist tuna in water, drained. Use Kraft Fat-Free Miracle Whip, some chopped apple, onion, and celery, plus some Heinz Sweet relish juice, and stuff it in the tomato. Add some gluten-free crackers, and you have a meal.

10. Gluten-free bread can be topped with some Classico Sweet Tomato Basil Sauce (I would say 2 Tablespoons or so) then add Kraft Fat-Free Shredded Mozzerella, and Hormel Pepperoni! MMMMM! Big sexy food! Let's not forget about good old peanut butter and jelly! Take some Jif peanut butter and some Welch's grape jelly, and there you have it! I hope this helps!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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soups are time consuming to make but my time saving trick is to buy frozen bags of veggies and throw it all in...that way there is minimal prep. and it tastes just as good!

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Hi there and welcome to the boards. I am glad you are using this great resource.

Here are some more ideas for snacks/lunches. I use the PALEO DIET book and BREAKING THE VICIOUS CYCLE and GLUTEN - FREE GOURMET for ideas for meals, snacks etc. I am on the road A LOT (4000 miles a month), so I always carry food with me. I eat mostly paleo, though, and tend to avoid a lot of gluten-free processed foods.

Some examples:

chicken (plain, roasted)

Turkey (plain, roasted)

chunks or slices of cheddar cheese

raw or blanched almonds (be careful about cross-contamination in some processing plants, though)

Lettuce wraps

Sandwiches made from Foods by George English Muffins or Jrader Joes gluten-free rolls. I like to use Applegate Organic chicken or turkey, lettuce and applegate bacon ! yum! (I usually toast the muffin first, since it holds together better in a sandwich)

Whole apples, pears, bananas or fresh berries

THE GLUTEN FREE GOURMET (book) has an amazing recipe for "Savory Chicken Puffs". These are so popular with my friends (who are NOT on gluten-free diets) that I have to bring them to every party. They make great snack food in a cooler in the car.

Swedish meatballs (There's an awesome recipe in Gluten Free Gourmet that travels well and isn't overly 'gooey')

Grilled Cheese Sandwich with Enjoy Life bread (it's the best I have found) or Whole Foods Bread (not so great) or better yet, from bread that I made from Gluten-Free Pantry Mix. (I like the french bread mix the best)

I also make a lot of stir-frys and freeze the left-overs in single-serving boxes that are microwaveable. I use a lot of chicken & shrimp and add tons of veggies and leafy things like kale and spinach. THis reheats well for lunch and also is tasty cold.

Tasty gluten-free processed snacks: Gorilla Munch Cereal, Glutino Pretzels, Enjoy Life breads and cookies, lots of Glutino items, Foods by George breads, bagels, muffins.

Also- about once a month, I make a HUGE pot of chicken soup and freeze the leftovers in single or double serving containers. I take the biggest pot I own, toss in some chicken legs and thighs (since they are fatty, they make great tasting soup!), some whole carrots, celery, onions, parsley. I fill the pot with water and cook for about 4 hours. Then I remove the bones and often take out the celery, since it's harder to digest. yum!

My stand-bys if traveling and I cannot find anything else: M&Ms, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, Coca-Cola, fresh fruit, fresh veggies, applegate packaged deli meats (at nearly any grocery store)

Also, I carry activated charcoal tablets in my bag AT ALL TIMES in case I mistakenly ingest gluten. These usually stop the rumbling, pain, gas, etc. in the case of a mistake. I am also really careful about anything that touches my mouth directly or indirectly - lipstick, hand lotion, face lotion, hand wipes, my fingers(!).

GOOD LUCK!

kathleen

gluten-free since August 2003

Diagnosed with non-celiac gluten intolerance (very severe) by the celiac disease center.

Also had 52 different food allergies (which have all subsided after eliminating gluten) and several associated medical conditions (all of which have cleared up on gluten-free diet).

I react severely to even the tiniest amount of gluten.

Chef extraordinaire (only recently!) ha ha

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NoGluGirl,

If you are talking about the same tupperware I am talking about that is strange. I throw mine in the dishwasher every day and they have never warped. Here is a link to the ones I use. I put them in the freezer and the microwave also. here is link Is this the same stuff you used that you had problems with? I also write with a permanant marker on the blue lid and then when I wash it it rubs right off so I can relabel it next time. I accually have 3 sets of this tupperware because I like to keep a bunch of food in the freezer all the time.

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Making your food at home is the BEST way to go, and the most economical. I used to frequent the salad bar in the cafeteria at work and that worked out great, except the expense. So now I use my crock pot ALOT! And freeze left over soup and box up all left overs and bring them with me. That is what works for me. Otherwise, I keep chunky peanut butter and rice cakes in a spare drawer at work, and I have peanut butter and rice cakes (portion 1 or 2 rice cakes) for lunch at least once a week!

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NoGluGirl,

If you are talking about the same tupperware I am talking about that is strange. I throw mine in the dishwasher every day and they have never warped. Here is a link to the ones I use. I put them in the freezer and the microwave also. here is link Is this the same stuff you used that you had problems with? I also write with a permanant marker on the blue lid and then when I wash it it rubs right off so I can relabel it next time. I accually have 3 sets of this tupperware because I like to keep a bunch of food in the freezer all the time.

Dear Mountain Mama,

Yep, those are the same ones! They warped, though! I was so annoyed. I was very careful and put them on the top rack of the dishwasher. They pop open and all kinds of stuff. It is really frustrating. These are exactly the same set as we have! Smart Spin did not work for us. Maybe our dishwasher is just weird.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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what are charcoal tablets? i'm looking for good remedies for when i get glutened, and have bad cramps/gas/bloating. tried pepto, tums, phazyme...all w/out much result.

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what are charcoal tablets? i'm looking for good remedies for when i get glutened, and have bad cramps/gas/bloating. tried pepto, tums, phazyme...all w/out much result.

HI there! I posted this in another forum, but will post it here for you, as well, in case you haven't seen it over there.

If I accidentally ingest gluten, I IMMEDIATELY take a few activated charcoal pills/tablets. You can buy these at any pharmacy. They help ease the symptoms and shorten my reaction time from DAYS or WEEKS to often just hours or one day. Gas and bloating stop right away!

I buy COUNTRY LIFE 100% pure activated charcoal 260 mg. They contain only the charcoal in a gelatin shell. There is no yeast, corn, wheat, soy, gluten, milk, salt, starch, preservatives or artificial color.

I take a couple of them - depending on how much I ate and how bad my symptoms are. Yesterday, I took 2 after some cross-contamination issues after eating 'out'. I had serious pain for a few hours, but most symptoms were gone within 4 hours of starting & I was just a little groggy this morning - but feel pretty normal.

Warning, though: don't take these through airport security unless they are sealed really well. I tested positive for explosives as a result of my bottle of charcoal tablets! Luckily, they understood and let me through eventually - after a 30 minute delay.

Ginger can also soothe an upset stomach, but never really did much for me, since the issues are far greater than just intestinal symptoms.

Kat

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NoGluGirl, that is odd. Oh well! I like your new pic btw!

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NoGluGirl, that is odd. Oh well! I like your new pic btw!

Dear Mountain Mama,

That is strange. Maybe our dishwasher is crazy or possessed! :lol: That would explain why it ate my cookie scoop! :( My best friend bought it and a cookie sheet and a mini cake pan for my birthday some months back. I hate having to throw it away now! It cannot be used because it was broken!

Thanks, but that it actually an old pic! :lol: That was made ten years ago! When I was an eighth grader! I have not changed much. I sure miss wearing a size 0. That will probably never happen again! :( My hair is black now. I changed it temporarily to show everyone my natural color. They were curious. I tried on Jennifer Aniston's hair, but realized that would never work!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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what are charcoal tablets? i'm looking for good remedies for when i get glutened, and have bad cramps/gas/bloating. tried pepto, tums, phazyme...all w/out much result.

Fudge,

Here is a quote on charcoal tablets... Also, here are some other remedies to help with your cramps/gas/bloating and your overall intestinal health...

"Activated charcoal is a traditional remedy for treating excess stomach and intestinal gas. It works by attracting excess gas in the stomach and bowels, which binds to the surface of the charcoal powder"

Source: http://www.tiscali.co.uk/lifestyle/healthfitness/health

Some products...

Gastro Bundle - Lame Advertisement

http://www.Lame Advertisement.com/articles/produ...upplements.html

JL Bragg's Medicinal Charcoal Biscuits

http://www.charcoal.uk.com/tablets.htm

Happy hunting and I hope this helps...

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Some days I wish they would make some Willy Wonka type food pill with all your nutrients and no gluten just to make lunch easier. I'd pay some Oompa Loompas some serious money for that stuff!!!

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    Roxanne Bracknell
    Celiac.com 06/22/2018 - The rise of food allergies means that many people are avoiding gluten in recent times. In fact, the number of Americans who have stopped eating gluten has tripled in eight years between 2009 and 2017.
    Whatever your rationale for avoiding gluten, whether its celiac disease, a sensitivity to the protein, or any other reason, it can be really hard to find suitable places to eat out. When you’re on holiday in a new and unknown environment, this can be near impossible. As awareness of celiac disease grows around the world, however, more and more cities are opening their doors to gluten-free lifestyles, none more so than the 10 locations on the list below.
    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the U.S is a hotbed of gluten-free options, with four cities making the top 10, as well as the Hawaiian island of Maui. Chicago, in particular, is a real haven of gluten-free fare, with 240 coeliac-safe eateries throughout this huge city. The super hip city of Portland also ranks highly on this list, with the capital of counterculture rich in gluten-free cuisine, with San Francisco and Denver also included. Outside of the states, several prominent European capitals also rank very highly on the list, including Prague, the picturesque and historic capital of the Czech Republic, which boasts the best-reviewed restaurants on this list.
    The Irish capital of Dublin, meanwhile, has the most gluten-free establishments, with a huge 330 to choose from, while Amsterdam and Barcelona also feature prominently thanks to their variety of top-notch gluten-free fodder.
    Finally, a special mention must go to Auckland, the sole representative of Australasia in this list, with the largest city in New Zealand rounding out the top 10 thanks to its 180 coeliacsafe eateries.
    The full top ten gluten-free cities are shown in the graphic below:
     

    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/21/2018 - Would you buy a house advertised as ‘gluten-free’? Yes, there really is such a house for sale. 
    It seems a Phoenix realtor Mike D’Elena is hoping that his trendy claim will catch the eye of a buyer hungry to avoid gluten, or, at least one with a sense of humor. D’Elena said he crafted the ads as a way to “be funny and to draw attention.” The idea, D’Elena said, is to “make it memorable.” 
    Though D’Elena’s marketing seeks to capitalizes on the gluten-free trend, he knows Celiac disease is a serious health issue for some people. “[W]e’re not here to offend anybody….this is just something we're just trying to do to draw attention and do what's best for our clients," he said. 
    Still, the signs seem to be working. D'elena had fielded six offers within a few days of listing the west Phoenix home.
    "Buying can sometimes be the most stressful thing you do in your entire life so why not have some fun with it," he said. 
    What do you think? Clever? Funny?
    Read more at Arizonafamily.com.

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/20/2018 - Currently, the only way to manage celiac disease is to eliminate gluten from the diet. That could be set to change as clinical trials begin in Australia for a new vaccine that aims to switch off the immune response to gluten. 
    The trials are set to begin at Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre. The vaccine is designed to allow people with celiac disease to consume gluten with no adverse effects. A successful vaccine could be the beginning of the end for the gluten-free diet as the only currently viable treatment for celiac disease. That could be a massive breakthrough for people with celiac disease.
    USC’s Clinical Trials Centre Director Lucas Litewka said trial participants would receive an injection of the vaccine twice a week for seven weeks. The trials will be conducted alongside gastroenterologist Dr. James Daveson, who called the vaccine “a very exciting potential new therapy that has been undergoing clinical trials for several years now.”
    Dr. Daveson said the investigational vaccine might potentially restore gluten tolerance to people with celiac disease.The trial is open to adults between the ages of 18 and 70 who have clinically diagnosed celiac disease, and have followed a strict gluten-free diet for at least 12 months. Anyone interested in participating can go to www.joinourtrials.com.
    Read more at the website for Australia’s University of the Sunshine Coast Clinical Trials Centre.

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    Jefferson Adams
    Celiac.com 06/19/2018 - Could baking soda help reduce the inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease? Scientists at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University say that a daily dose of baking soda may in fact help reduce inflammation and damage caused by autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac disease.
    Those scientists recently gathered some of the first evidence to show that cheap, over-the-counter antacids can prompt the spleen to promote an anti-inflammatory environment that could be helpful in combating inflammatory disease.
    A type of cell called mesothelial cells line our body cavities, like the digestive tract. They have little fingers, called microvilli, that sense the environment, and warn the organs they cover that there is an invader and an immune response is needed.
    The team’s data shows that when rats or healthy people drink a solution of baking soda, the stomach makes more acid, which causes mesothelial cells on the outside of the spleen to tell the spleen to go easy on the immune response.  "It's most likely a hamburger not a bacterial infection," is basically the message, says Dr. Paul O'Connor, renal physiologist in the MCG Department of Physiology at Augusta University and the study's corresponding author.
    That message, which is transmitted with help from a chemical messenger called acetylcholine, seems to encourage the gut to shift against inflammation, say the scientists.
    In patients who drank water with baking soda for two weeks, immune cells called macrophages, shifted from primarily those that promote inflammation, called M1, to those that reduce it, called M2. "The shift from inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory profile is happening everywhere," O'Connor says. "We saw it in the kidneys, we saw it in the spleen, now we see it in the peripheral blood."
    O'Connor hopes drinking baking soda can one day produce similar results for people with autoimmune disease. "You are not really turning anything off or on, you are just pushing it toward one side by giving an anti-inflammatory stimulus," he says, in this case, away from harmful inflammation. "It's potentially a really safe way to treat inflammatory disease."
    The research was funded by the National Institutes of Health.
    Read more at: Sciencedaily.com