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Rosewynde

Soaps And Chocolate?

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I'm a bit confused over some of what I've read in posts here so I thought I'd ask as I just got a positive test for the antibodies related to Celiac's. I don't wear makeups so not worried about that, but soaps, shampoos, and cleaning supplies are a problem for Celiac's? Why? You don't swallow them do you?

I've also been lactose intolerant for years so I know what to avoid in the way of milk products. Cocoa it's self does not have a Celiac Gluten no no or milk in it so why should Coco powder or bakers chocolate be a problem? I've made things with this recently and had no discernible problems. A woman without her chocolate is miserable indeed ; D

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Hi - You can still have chocolate. I don't know why cocoa powder or bakers chocolate would be a problem, unless there were additives involved. The label should let you know.

If you do a search for "shampoo" in the "products" forum you'll find countless discussions about shampoos, soaps etc.


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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If you do a search for "shampoo" in the "products" forum you'll find countless discussions about shampoos, soaps etc.

Thanks I'll try that.

OH and another thing I saw was someone saying they had reactions with Beef. I've had Ground Beef and Tri Tip with no problems. I'm wondering if it has more to do with the seasonings or sauces or if there's something else I don't know ; D

I'll try doing a search to figure it out though, but I appreciate any advice.

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Thanks I'll try that.

OH and another thing I saw was someone saying they had reactions with Beef. I've had Ground Beef and Tri Tip with no problems. I'm wondering if it has more to do with the seasonings or sauces or if there's something else I don't know ; D

I'll try doing a search to figure it out though, but I appreciate any advice.

Plain beef is not a problem (when the only ingredient is beef). Seasonings and sauces can be a problem, but they would need to be labeled in the grocery store. If you are eating out, make sure you find out if the marinades, sauces, seasonings etc. are safe before eating meat. Breadcrumbs can be added to ground beef as well. If you are buying meat in the grocery store, the situation will be more straighforward (just make sure you read all of the labels).


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Some people have issues with chocolate due to other food intolerances in addition to the Celiac. In my case it is soy. If Soy Lectin is added to chocolate (which it is to most) I will react to it. Most of us cannot tolerate dairy at first, so any milk chocolate would be a problem.

Hershey's unsweetened cocoa is fine. I use it all the time for chocolate almond milk and baking.

Kat.

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btw, there are lots of dark chocolates that don't have any dairy. :)

as for soaps and shampoos, some of it can get into your mouth when washing, but lotions are more important - when you put them on your hands (or use your hands to put it on yourself), and later put something in your mouth, or touch your mouth, you can get it in your mouth.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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