• Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes


Advanced Members
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About snapple

  • Rank
    Community Member

Contact Methods

  • Website URL

Profile Information

  • Location
    Odenton, MD
  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Hey Jerry, When running becomes painful, switch to swimming. You get the same gret effects, but its easy on the joints. Plus, you never get too old for it. My dad is in his 60's and is training for a 4.4 mile open water swim. It's also great for those of us who don't want to have two black eyes just from going for a run (if you know what I mean ) Still looking for a sports bra that does what it says.
  3. I use Blistex. I don't go a day without using it. Much prefer it over chapstick. And yes, as of the last time I checked, it is gluten-free. Plus, I have never had a problem with it. Sooo....just in case it wasn't obvious...I love, love, love, my blistex.
  4. Thanks so much for everyone's input. I will give the veggie slices a try. And I will be sure to post if I find the "perfect" cheese substitute. KAte
  5. I am looking for a good cheese substitute for sandwiches and stuff. Has anyone tried the veggie slices or rice slices. do they really taste like cheese? I don't want to go out and buy a substitute only to get home and find that it tastes like cardboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Kate
  6. I don't know about everyone else, but I do worry about kissing those that eat gluten. I have been known to be so strict about others lips touching mine, that my husband started comlaining a lot (he wasn't getting his daily alottment of kisses ) . I have toned it down some, but yes, it is something I really am careful with. Usually if it has been a few hours or he has brushed his teeth, than we can kiss freely. other than that, we usually stop and think before kissing ensues. Spontaneous is no longer part of our vocab Kate
  7. I get Newsweek, but this "My Turn" is only online. Don't buy the magazine only for this article, it isn't there. I am happy thought to see more news outlets paying attention to the subject of gluten and celiac.
  8. A few more ideas: Meat and cheese roll ups Canned tuna with some mayo and red/yellow/etc pepper strips. dip the pepper strips in the tuna instead of crackers. Really yummy and low carb. Also really filling. Breakfast: you can make egg "muffins". Take some chopped mushrooms, crumbled bacon, chopped onion, chopped black olives, chopped pepers etc (whatever you like in an omlet) mix it all together with some eggs and pour it into a muffin pan. You can use muffin paper cups or not, I prefer not, and cook it for 20 mins in a 350 oven. they are easy to take along with you and are yummy as well. be sure to use pam or something similar to coat the muffin pan or the eggs will stick. This is actually really great for anyone who has to eat breakfast on the run. Trust me, everyone will want what you have. Just a few ideas. Don't worry too much about the toast. keep it simple, and romantic and you can't go wrong. You can also google toast subjects. I guarantee there are a ton of ideas on the net. Hope everything goes smoothly for you. Kate
  9. Feeling A Little Bit Sad

    Hey, it does get better. And there will certainly be days where you're going to feel down in the dumps. But then there are going to be days when you find something gluten free that you didn't know whas (cheese balls for me) and you get really excited (I was jumping up and down in the store, totally embarassed my hubby) and happy. Anyway, FYI Wegman's labels their own brand of food with a green dot and a G if it is gluten free. And they have a lot of of choices. Lastly, for those of you who HATE eating plain chicken breast (me), try mixing a cup of storebought pesto, gluten-free of course, with some grated parm cheese, aprox 2 cut up roasted red peppers, and about a tsp of diced/crushed garlic( from the jar) together. Heat it up in the microwave a little and spoon it over your chicken. Wowzers is that good! No more plain chicken. anyway, you have my support and understanding! Kate
  10. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Valentine's day! Afterall, this day is not just about romantic love, but also the love we all have for our family and friends. So on this day I wanted to say thanks for all the support, and help and advice that everyone has shared. You all have really helped put things in perspective, revamp my shopping cart, and make me laugh! Ok, now go kiss someone! Kate PS- I have to kiss the cat, hubby is at work tonight
  11. Karen, Hang in there! I don't have any knowledge of colonoscopy results, but I am sending positive thoughts your way. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Kate
  12. I did the survey as well. I think the more labeling the better. My eyesight is bad as it is sooo, the less I have to read the fine print ingredients, the better. As long as the food really is gluten-free and doesn't have 19.99999 (infiniti) ppm. I could completely see Co.s doing that. Oh well, Rome wasn't built in a day, labels won't be controversy free anytime soon. At least the word is getting out more and more. Each time I go to the store, I am finding more products with labels. I just hope they play it safe. After all, were'nt we all taught that no means no? I keep my fingers crossed. Kate
  13. I feel your pain! I also struggle with constipation. I have found that eating a salad every day helps a lot. It gets results (sometimes small, but they're results). I also find consistant exercise helps (I am still working on the consistant part). I also take citracel every night. Sometimes I feel like I'm 90, but hey, whatever it takes to feel better. And well, it's always nice when you go to the bathroom, zip up your jeans, and find that they fit better than when you went in. Hope this helps! Kate
  14. Hang in there! As you get more comfortable with food labels, it will get easier. Also, I noticed that the less "contaminated" food that came into my house, the better I felt. As time goes on, you will become more familiar with your body's reactions to specific foods and you will learn what food combinations work for you. Your body is just working itself out, it will regulate. It will probably take a little time, but you will start feeling better on a regular basis. Kate
  15. Hello, It's been a while, but I just wanted to say hello and let anyone know who was wondering that my Dec. procedure went well. I went in on the 21st for a hysteroscopy and fractured D & C. They found 2 polyps, which were removed and I am feeling fine. Everything seems to be fine, I have a follow up appt next week. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who wished me well, especially Ursula. Your advice really meant a lot to me. I am hopeful that the procedure took care of all the problems. Anyway, just wanted to give an update. Hope everyone's holidays were unstressful (uh, as much as possible), and gluten free! Thanks for the support! Kate