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I am "friends" with UDI bread on facebook and they posted today to watch Dr. Oz (Thursday). (So I hope it's true!) Apparently, they are discussing gluten-free stuff and Elizabeth Hasslebeck will be there, too. Just wanted to share.

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I am "friends" with UDI bread on facebook and they posted today to watch Dr. Oz (Thursday). (So I hope it's true!) Apparently, they are discussing gluten-free stuff and Elizabeth Hasslebeck will be there, too. Just wanted to share.

Thanks! I thought it might be that just of what the ad eluded to! I will have to make my mom watch!

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Just take it with a grain of salt ( as the old saying goes). Both Dr Oz and E. Hasselbeck have reported old urban myths as true. I think one of thier favorites is that envelopes have wheat glue ( myth)

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I watched part of it this morning before class and I was kind of upset that one of the items they showed as Gluten Free (Annie's salad dressing) was there. I recently got the Gluten-Free shopping guide and it says that all Annie's dressing is manufactured on shared equipment as wheat. Infact, most of Annie's products are. It even says so on their websites when you view the products ingredients.

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I watched part of it this morning before class and I was kind of upset that one of the items they showed as Gluten Free (Annie's salad dressing) was there. I recently got the Gluten-Free shopping guide and it says that all Annie's dressing is manufactured on shared equipment as wheat. Infact, most of Annie's products are. It even says so on their websites when you view the products ingredients.

But that does not mean that they contain any gluten or gluten ingredients.

Here is their statement on cross contamination or means to prevent it.

FAQs

Allergy Information

The ingredient statement is the best source in determining what is in the product. If you are allergic or sensitive to certain foods or ingredients, you should always carefully read the ingredient statement and any allergen statements to ensure the product does not contain ingredients of concern to you. Consumers who would like additional information, may send an email to Consumer Relations or contact us at 1–800–288–1089. While there has been no product reformulation or change in manufacturing facilities, Annie's has recently decided to go above and beyond FDA requirements and include an allergen statement on all of our products that are manufactured on shared equipment with any of the top eight allergens. Our manufacturing facilities meet with the highest standards of cleanliness, and we maintain all allergen cleaning, and Quality Control protocol on file. We recognize the needs of our customers who have allergies or sensitivities to nuts, gluten, certain spices, etc. Annie's always fully discloses all ingredients on the ingredient statement and will answer any questions that will help consumers decide what products they can safely consume. At Annie's, we take every precaution to ensure that cross contamination of ingredients does not occur in our production facility. We run the products in a particular order to reduce the risk of cross contamination, take the equipment apart and thoroughly clean it in between runs of product. However, we want you to know that some products are produced in a plant that processes foods containing wheat, dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, crustaceans/shellfish, and egg. This is why we voluntarily chose to update our packaging to include this allergen information.

....but back to Dr. Oz. :)

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But that does not mean that they contain any gluten or gluten ingredients.

Here is their statement on cross contamination or means to prevent it.

FAQs

Allergy Information

The ingredient statement is the best source in determining what is in the product. If you are allergic or sensitive to certain foods or ingredients, you should always carefully read the ingredient statement and any allergen statements to ensure the product does not contain ingredients of concern to you. Consumers who would like additional information, may send an email to Consumer Relations or contact us at 1

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Dr Oz barely scratches the surface with many of the subjects he discusses. He talks too fast & jumps from 1 subject to the next w/o fully covering the previous subject.I guess with a 1 hr show & 20-25 of those mt are spent in commercials he has to squeeze everything in in the time allotted. I generally do like him but he should stick to 1 subject per show to give the viewer the most info.

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I watched it until he called our reaction an allergy and then went on to tell folks to 'just try the diet for a couple of weeks'. We all know we need to be on gluten for testing and two weeks off it is enough to skew the results.

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I think the overall message conveyed by Dr. Oz is still going to be beneficial to someone out there. I think you are right in that he should have mentioned that getting tested after going gluten free might skew results, but what he did do was perhaps provide a possible path for people to explore to explain their vague symptoms. Before my daughter was diagnosed, I had never even heard of gluten intolerance or celiac disease. I do wish he would have mentioned dermatitis herpetiformis, eczema, and/or rashes when going over possible symptoms because in retrospect all of my daughters problems started with itchy rashes on her knees that were diagnosed as psoriasis. Leading up to her diagnosis she had heart palpitations and hand tremors. She did not start getting GI symptoms until years after the rash appeared and even those GI symptoms were vague. I appreciate his effort to encourage people to explore the possibility of gluten intolerance or celiac disease.

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"I think one of thier favorites is that envelopes have wheat glue ( myth")

Oh my this is not true? I've been dabbing at my envelopes for months...

"Dr Oz barely scratches the surface with many of the subjects he discusses. He talks too fast & jumps from 1 subject to the next w/o fully covering the previous subject."

Very good point...I like his show but why not slow down a little and do a WHOLE show about gluten-free? It's a very hot topic right now, there's plenty to fill an hour. They went so fast, the one lady looking at the "gluten-free vs non gluten-free" table didn't even get that couscous has gluten in it, and they brushed right over that.

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I watched it (or most of it, I think it started early).

Yes, it was incomplete. Yes, Oz called it an "allergy" once. Yes, EH is annoying (but not as much as usual).

But overall it was great to see it out there - but why was it under "The #1 Secret for You to Lose Weight" title????

Btw I loved the villi video!

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I missed the first few minutes when they were talking on the couch...what did they talk about? Was it just the story about how she discovered the Celiac from being on Survivor?

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Dr Oz barely scratches the surface with many of the subjects he discusses. He talks too fast & jumps from 1 subject to the next w/o fully covering the previous subject.I guess with a 1 hr show & 20-25 of those mt are spent in commercials he has to squeeze everything in in the time allotted. I generally do like him but he should stick to 1 subject per show to give the viewer the most info.

This is smack dab how I feel...well, except for that part about generally liking him <_< Why can't they dedicate a whole show to a subject? . . . because if they are covering 5 different topics, they get five times the people tuning in to to watch.

I didn't watch today but in the past I have been really annoyed with his coverage . . . in general, the mistakes and the lack of depth. If you've seen his previous shows about gluten free, you would know he's contradicted himself. One show (looooong time ago) with EH (promoting her book) he brought up gluten-free as a means to lose weight. Then in another show (early last year?), he complained that manufacturers were bombarding the general public with gluten free foods making them think they could lose weight with them when in fact, they are not lower in calories.

My take away is . . . on a subject that I am very familiar with, I have seen many mistakes (most not that critical) . . . so what should I believe about the topics that I'm not familiar with? How many mistakes does he make on those?

. . . and I'm sorry, why are his audience members so darn excited to be touching diseased internal organs? OK, getting off topic . . . I'll go now. :ph34r:

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. . . and I'm sorry, why are his audience members so darn excited to be touching diseased internal organs?

.. . :unsure:.. . ... . ......Well....isn't everybody?... . ...

:lol:

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. . . and I'm sorry, why are his audience members so darn excited to be touching diseased internal organs? OK, getting off topic . . . I'll go now. :ph34r:

I have always enjoyed it! :lol:

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"I think one of thier favorites is that envelopes have wheat glue ( myth")

Oh my this is not true? I've been dabbing at my envelopes for months...

Dab if you choose, but not be cause it contains gluten, rather for the taste....ick. There is no gluten in envelope adhesive. :)

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Lisa you say it's a myth, but I too believe envelope glue has gluten. I will surely stand corrected if you can tell me how you know for sure or point me to the proof that debunks the myth. B)

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I watched the show and it was better than the last episode he did on gluten. I think he glossed over the topic in some areas because of the time factor? Still...he's putting the idea on people's radar. For those that aren't getting answers or relief from various symptoms from their Dr.s, they now know to mention it.

As far as the glue on envelopes..maybe the "main manufacturers" don't use gluten, but we get so much stuff shipped here from China it's crazy. There's no way of knowing what they've used. They've been busted for using LEAD in children's toys and jewelry. I HAVE gotten a gluten reaction from licking envelopes early in my DX and just won't do it anymore.

I generally buy my envelopes from the Dollar stores and they are off-brand. I just checked the box and it says Distributed by: Greenbrier International, Inc. Made in Indonesia. Can we be sure of what they use in Indonesia? I think of licking envelopes as the same as playing "Russian Roulette". I won't do it.

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That's good to know :) Thanks. I'm still new to Gluten free. It's only been 6-7 months and I'm still not feeling better so getting extra paranoid about what I eat.

You can trust Annie's salad dressing. I am extremely sensitive and generally will not buy products from shared lines as I get sick but I have never gotten the least bit sick from any of Annie's products. They label the gluten-free ones as such and do a good job of making sure there is no cc problem.

You may have additional intolerances if you are not feeling better by now. That's pretty common with Celiac. Do you have an issue with dairy?

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Here is a small guide to help those new to the diet.....Gluten-free Diet Myths

Thanks Gemini - hope that cleared up some questions. B)

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Lisa you say it's a myth, but I too believe envelope glue has gluten. I will surely stand corrected if you can tell me how you know for sure or point me to the proof that debunks the myth. B)

In my absence today, some knowledgeable folks posted information on envelope gluten...please read :D I still dab, because it just tasted bad and also, I have not gotten over the habit of thinking is was gluten for several years until I learned otherwise. :rolleyes:

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