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Last night I was excited to try the new Donotos No Dough Pizza. The

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Welcome!

The Donato's No-Dough pizza has been around since at least the summer of 2009--it is hardly "new."

I'm sorry to hear you had a bad experience. I would suspect accidental contamination of the toppings before considering the oven.

Many restaurants successfully prepare safe, gluten-free foods using shared ovens. The pan prevents contact with the actual oven. If there are multiple racks in the oven, there is a risk if a gluten-free pizza is baked other than on the top rack.

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Thanks for the information. This is only my fourth month being gluten free. I've had a bad experience at three places. Donatos, Perkins and China Wok. I get more leary everyday about trying another restaurant. I am getting better at talking to chefs and I carry my condiments in my purse. So much to learn in a short amount of time. Thanks again for the info and thanks for letting me ramble. Be Well.

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Colleen, you say that you are undiagnosed.

If you do, in fact, have celiac disease, there may be substantial damage to your small intestine, as well as other damage. Healing takes time, and the time required varies with a number of elements. The more advanced the intestinal damage, the longer it will take to heal. Your age is also a factor in how long it will take to heal.

During the time that you are healing, random reactions can occur due to your systemic damage, which are unrelated to what you just ate. During my recovery phase I sometimes reacted violently to plain boiled white rice. My body just did not want any food and returned it to sender. icon8.gif

It will get better, but it will take time.

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Colleen, you say that you are undiagnosed.

If you do, in fact, have celiac disease, there may be substantial damage to your small intestine, as well as other damage. Healing takes time, and the time required varies with a number of elements. The more advanced the intestinal damage, the longer it will take to heal. Your age is also a factor in how long it will take to heal.

During the time that you are healing, random reactions can occur due to your systemic damage, which are unrelated to what you just ate. During my recovery phase I sometimes reacted violently to plain boiled white rice. My body just did not want any food and returned it to sender. icon8.gif

It will get better, but it will take time.

Thanks. For the encouragement. It means alot to me.

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You might have reacted to another ingredient in the pizza also. Soy is a problem for some of us. But anything can cause a reaction. Especially when your gut is already irritated. Sometimes reactions take awhile to show up also, like a day or two even for some people.. Other times they are very quick. Nightshades are another food group that can cause reactions in some people. Lots to learn as you said! :)

You ate at quite a few restarants it sounds like. I'd suggest limiting them for a few month until you get more healed. A whole foods diet is a good way to start the gluten-free diet. And that means no processed foods, or very few at least. Restarants are a big gamble IMHO.

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Hi GFinDc. Thanks for your reply. Yea, I had a difficult start with my gluten-free diet. 1 week after I started, (I also juice), we left on a three week trip to Florida where my father is retired. I went armed with my juicer, udis bread and lots of fruit. My father,however, likes to eat at his country club or restaurants he likes. I stuck with fresh fish, chicken and salads. My husband and I also stopped to grab food, one being at the china Wok. You mentioned soy and that is probably what nailed me that time. Another one was a Perkins and I did what I was supposed to do, I asked them to use 2 fresh eggs instead of egg mixture, needless to say they ignored me, I suspected because the eggs where that perfect yellow. Aside from in Florida, I very rarely eat out any more, and especially after Donotos. The only time I had a problem with food at home was when my husband made my eggs in a pan he had just toasted hamburger buns in. We both learned a big lesson there. We even have separate butter dishes now. I'm very good at staying away from processed foods, I've never really cared for that anyway. I am just eternally grateful for my rheumatologist for suggesting this diet for me. It has a high learning curve but I am very determined to always put my health before my taste buds. I still need lots of help in reading condiment labels and find those sneaky bad ingredients, but I have my lists with me always. I take a bunch of different medications and it was quite an ordeal to get gluten-free meds and I now know what suppliers I have to use. My brain spins most of the time (lol). Thanks for listening, sometimes I just need to talk it out. Be Well.

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Hi GFinDc. Thanks for your reply. Yea, I had a difficult start with my gluten-free diet. 1 week after I started, (I also juice), we left on a three week trip to Florida where my father is retired. I went armed with my juicer, udis bread and lots of fruit. My father,however, likes to eat at his country club or restaurants he likes. I stuck with fresh fish, chicken and salads. My husband and I also stopped to grab food, one being at the china Wok. You mentioned soy and that is probably what nailed me that time. Another one was a Perkins and I did what I was supposed to do, I asked them to use 2 fresh eggs instead of egg mixture, needless to say they ignored me, I suspected because the eggs where that perfect yellow. Aside from in Florida, I very rarely eat out any more, and especially after Donotos. The only time I had a problem with food at home was when my husband made my eggs in a pan he had just toasted hamburger buns in. We both learned a big lesson there. We even have separate butter dishes now. I'm very good at staying away from processed foods, I've never really cared for that anyway. I am just eternally grateful for my rheumatologist for suggesting this diet for me. It has a high learning curve but I am very determined to always put my health before my taste buds. I still need lots of help in reading condiment labels and find those sneaky bad ingredients, but I have my lists with me always. I take a bunch of different medications and it was quite an ordeal to get gluten-free meds and I now know what suppliers I have to use. My brain spins most of the time (lol). Thanks for listening, sometimes I just need to talk it out. Be Well.

I think China Wok probably didn't agree because chinese and japanese places use soy sauce in EVERYTHING. Soy sauce contains wheat unless it's specifically gluten-free soy sauce or tamari soy sauce.

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I think China Wok probably didn't agree because chinese and japanese places use soy sauce in EVERYTHING. Soy sauce contains wheat unless it's specifically gluten-free soy sauce or tamari soy sauce.

I think it's beyond just soy sauce...how about those won-ton noodles and lo mein, etc. The possibility for cross-contamination would be huge. I really do miss being able to pick up take-out at our local Chinese restaurants.

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