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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Anyone From Pa.

    Yes, I know that... but I think I am a more sensitive person to the caramel coloring and maltodextrin -- They should be safe... but I react to it. I check everything and my primary doctor has to live gluten free as well. Even she has mentioned that Coke-Cola isn't safe for me due to the caramel coloring in it. And I have also spoken to one of the managers at the school. He has been wonderful in getting me food I could eat. One day of having a 12oz. of coke-cola and I was crawling for the next 4 days. That only happens when I accidentally consume gluten... I know I am not allergic to the caramel coloring we make at home, because it's just burnt sugar with the ham... (Candied Ham - it's a Dutch or German thing,.. maybe Lancaster thing to make for the family). Trust me - I have done the research... and experimented on myself... I don't plan to repeat the experiments, due to the fact that I messed up my stomach very badly. >.<" It was a bad idea on my part. If I need to explain more, I would be more than happy to.
  2. May I use you in my research report for college?? I also had depression, then the GI upsets (still have those...), then fibro as well. I really don't recall much during my "Depression Period" as I would like to call it myself. The GI upsets are because I have GURD and Acid-Reflux; it's very hard to eat my foods. I believe I was diagnosed with Fibro for almost...well... about 5 or 6 years. If you need help in gaining some help in the kitchen.. I do advise making Ramen Noodles. This is all you'd need [if you can get the supplies] : Rice Noodles ( I use them in bundles ) 1/2 cup - 1 cup of broth made from 2 Bullion Cubes (they come in different flavors) Water = 1/2 to 1 cup >>> Microwave on a low setting, then stir it -- test-try to season After following the directions for making the Rice Noodles, add the broth to it. ENJOY! I think it's a wonderful dish by itself, but you can add steamed vegetables, meat, or whatever you think would be good in it. I bet your family would be willing to try it -- members of my family have tried it, though not big on ramen, and enjoyed it. We must talk more on the Fibro and the rest of anything you've been diagnosed with! I am very curious and would very much like to see what symptoms we both have in common.
  3. Anyone From Pa.

    Hello everyone! I'm new to the site, but I really don't get on as often as I would like; I'm going to Millersville University and trying to be gluten-free there is very tough. I live in Marietta -- Lancaster County. I really do like some of the stuff I cook, but my family's income is almost nothing. My twin also has Celiac Disease and I've been diagnosed with it for about a year; maybe two years now. I was wondering if anyone else in PA has had to completely stop eating items ( or using items ) with Caramel Coloring in...? It's been very hard for me to keep to the diet while going to school, because several times, the people making the food had gotten wheat into our food. [ My twin follows me around, just in case I fall; which may be related to this, or a part of something else... A few of the doctors call me a "puzzle child" and/or "mystery kid" to some extent... It's kind of embarrassing, but I guess it's not at the same time... I can elaborate on the tests I've done recently... ... weird tests, just for the record. ] The foods I end up staying away from are: Wheat, Rye, Barely, Malt, Maltodextrin, and Caramel Coloring. My mom told me that caramel coloring is just burnt sugar, which makes me seriously wonder why shampoo and/or medicine needs it. I'll tell you one thing for sure..... I never trust my medicine anymore - as if I ever did. *sigh* I'm half-hoping my twin and I are able to sell enough yarn and jewelry items we make --> I'm still working on a decent site using code and cheating.