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katbaloo

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Hi all.

It's official now. DD confirmed yesterday with total villi atrophy. All previous posts were on "pre-diagnosis, now here we are.

Almost all I've read stems from US. Anyone out there from Canada? Reason I ask is that the product base is quite different from US to Canada (much less here from what I can see) As we're new to gluten-free diet, would really appreciate some advice/feed back as to best places to shop, eat out, etc.

Thanks in advance.


Kathleen

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And about Canadians :P .....there is an army of Canadians here!


Lisa

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Hi Kathleen! Welcome to the forum!

Where in Canada are you? I am in Bowmanville (about 1 hour outside Toronto), Ontario.

There are lots of options for us. Most Loblaws Superstores, Great Canadian Superstores, and many A&P's now carry gluten free foods. The Loblaws I shop at has a whole aisle! Also, if you can't find these products in stores, El Peto has awesome, delicious gluten-free foods.

http://www.elpeto.com/

You can order from them on-line.

Any questions you have, just fire away!

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

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Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

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Thanks for the warm welcome!

I'm in Mississauga. I found a selection in those stores as well but guess I'm looking for the "easy meals"...not just the staples like bread. When you order on line, what's the S/H like?

Do you still eat out in restaurants? Ren


Kathleen

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The Great Canadian Superstore in Oshawa has an extensive choice of El Peto stuff, so I don't have to order on-line. The one thing I can tell you that is my favourite gluten-free item though, is Kinnikinnick Tapioca Engligh Muffins. They are purchased frozen, so look in the frozen section for the health section items.....

Keep them frozen and take them out individually. Microwave for 50 seconds, take out, turn it over and leave it for about 3 - 4 minutes, then slice it. Then you can either eat it as is, or toast it (my preference.)........ They are moist and delicious!

Their bread is not too bad, but not as good as the english muffins!

Karen


Karen

positive bloodwork, positive biopsy

Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism

endometriosis (at age 20)

spinal stenosis (early 20's)

Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.

Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.

Mother to Eileen 13 yrs

Rhiannon 8 yrs

Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......

"Joyfulness keeps the heart and face young. A good laugh makes us better friends with ourselves and everybody around us."

Orison Swett Marden

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.

-- Victor Borge

"An optimist laughs to forget. A pessimist forgets to laugh."

Tom Nansbury

"Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news. The good news is that you are not a hypochondriac."

Unknown

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