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  1. Hi all: I just wanted to highly recommend the Red Robin in La Mirada, CA. I had such a wonderful experience, that I had to e-mail them to commend them for their attention to detail. The letter appears below, it should be self
  2. Hi All: Several months ago, I went on the elimination diet, and felt wonderful. While I think it did
  3. Hi everyone: I have a pretty odd question, not sure if any one here has any experience this or something similar
  4. Hi: I have asked several questions here, but this is my first time answering one, so I hope you are patient with me too. I had a simmilar reaction when I went off gluten. Though I felt much better in general, I still wasn
  5. So it happened again this weekend. My partner had a summer cold that basically knocked him out over the weekend
  6. Hey All: Wow, I just checked this post again for the first time in several months (I didn
  7. Hey All: If you ever find yourselves in Long Beach and are looking for a great, romantic place to eat, go to Cafe Piccalo (http://cafepiccolo.com/)... They don't have a specific gluten-free menu, but the chef (and most of the waitstaff, are very knowledgeable about gluten-free--my waitress last night wasn't, but I've heard from a friend that other waitstaff members are--and my waitress was very helpful, once I explained it.) They also have gluten-free Angel Hair Noodles that can be substituted upon request..... Piccalo was always my favorite restaurant in Long Beach before I knew I had celiac disease, and was thrilled to learn I could eat there now.... I was nervous because I'm so spoiled with the gluten-free menus at PF Chang's and other places, but I had no ill effects, and the food tasted wonderful as always... I really respect the national chains for their gluten-free menus, but it was really nice to go to an independent restaurant with a lot of character and ambiance, you can't always say that about Outback Steakhouse or some of the other chains . Thanks, David
  8. Hello Everyone: Just wanted to give a quick update. I had my doctor's appointment on Monday, and was very pleased with the service and level of care. Basically, I met with a doctor, he listened to my concerns, then had a consult with another doctor. She too was very nice, and was actually very familiar with celiac disease, food allergies and the elimination diet. (I was really impressed with that, when I had insurance several years ago, my doctor had never even heard of celiac disease.) At any rate, they scheduled about six different tests, and I will go back for them in about two weeks. The fees were very reasonable, all of the tests amounted to little more than, $200 total. They said if they decided I need more complex or involved testing later, that could get pricey very quickly, and suggested go through the county's "Ability to pay" program for those tests. But I truly don't think it will come to that. I am going to opt out of one test. They suggested I eat gluten for three weeks and get tested for it then. The doctor who seemed to know a lot about Celiac Disease said three weeks would be enough time to show up on the blood test, though I've heard here it could take a lot longer...
  9. Hey Everyone: Well, I took a lot heat in an earlier posting in this forum for (heaven forbid) wanting to see a doctor to explain my multiple and undiagnosed food allergies and intolerances in addition to gluten (or at the very least to rule out that I don