• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • 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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Enjoy Life Products
0

11 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

GFreeMO    113

Before I drive 100 miles each way, I am wondering if it would be worth the trip for Enjoy Life products.  I have tried the rice milk chocolate bars and really loved those.  I am wondering about the Plentils and some of the cookies and bars.  Are these good and worth the drive?

 

Any specific ones that you like?

 

Thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Ninja    31

The plentils are very very good. I also liked the crunchy cookies, but not the soft ones. I also like their gluten and oat free granola (cinnamon raisin). And the chocolate, of course... :) Have fun!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
JNBunnie1    164

Um, that's a whole lotta gas money! There are SO many websites that sell these products,

maybe go mail order before you make a 4 hour trip?

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GFreeMO    113

I ended up driving to get some Enjoy Life products and I am glad that I did.  I will mail order next time but I wanted to make sure that I liked them well enough.  I bought Plentils and they are very very good.  I also got a box of chocolate chip cookies and I really like those too.  I think they are keepers.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


GFreeMO    113

I'm ok with the chocolate I think but something in either the Plentils or the cookies is causing a reaction.  

Glad I didnt buy a bunch of products.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


kareng    1,992

I'm ok with the chocolate I think but something in either the Plentils or the cookies is causing a reaction.  

Glad I didnt buy a bunch of products.  

 

 

I have tried a couple of brands of lentil chips.  Every one leaves me feeling blechy!  I don't think its gluten, just the lentils?  Flavorings?  Sometimes cheese flavorings on chips bug me.  Real dried cheese doesn't.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GFreeMO    113

I don't think it's gluten either but something made me feel like crap in one of those products.  Oh well.  They were really expensive for what you get.  

The cookies have date paste in them and I have a problem with grapes and raisins so I think dates are in the same family...not sure really but the hubby can eat them....he'll eat anything.    :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kareng    1,992

I don't think it's gluten either but something made me feel like crap in one of those products.  Oh well.  They were really expensive for what you get.  

The cookies have date paste in them and I have a problem with grapes and raisins so I think dates are in the same family...not sure really but the hubby can eat them....he'll eat anything.     :)

 

 

I didn't like those cookies.  They tasted like dates to me, not a chocolate cookie.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Ninja    31

The cookies have bothered me too - I seem to be ok with one every once in awhile but any more frequently than that and I feel crappy. They are good though, IMO.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      107,924
    • Total Posts
      938,743
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,853
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Mollyt
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Popcorn, wine, as well as coffee are my favorite things.  Have you identified what is left to enjoy?  
    • I think you need to take a little time to learn about DH and celiac disease.  Celiac and DH are technically autoimmune disorders.  This is about DH: https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/dermatitis-herpetiformis/ Learning about celiac disease (overview): https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/what-is-celiac-disease/ Testing for celiac disease via blood test: https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/diagnosing-celiac-disease/screening/ I think the full panel is around $400 and the basic budget screening which is pretty darn good (TTG IgA) is under $100.   If you are paying for your medical care (even under insurance) you have the RIGHT to copies of everything.  So, when your doctor orders a lab test, ask for a copy of the order, so YOU know what he is ordering.  Then you can google to see if he/she is ordering the right things.  Get a copy of the results.  Get a copy of the costs/receipt if you are paying out of pocket.  Put your requests in writing.   I think some labs and doctors use the term for gluten allergy incorrectly.  1.  There is a wheat allergy (IgE) that is like a peanut allergy which can cause anaphylactic reactions (throat swelling, breathing issues, drop in blood pressure).  There are some blood tests that are about 50% accurate, along with skin scratch tests (also not super accurate.   2.  There is celiac disease (autoimmune that when exposed to gluten attacks the intestinal track, skin or brain) triggered by gluten (I gave you the blood tests: TTG, DGP EMA).  3) Non-celiac Gluten sensitivity or Intolerance which is like celiac in terms of symptoms, but no antibodies are generated and intestinal damage does not occur.  This diagnosis is reached when you have failed the first two as there are n tests for it.   Read through the DH section of this forum for symptoms and tips.   I hope this helps.   Finally, if you really suspect DH, you  can always go gluten free.  Keep in mind that you need to be strict and you need to adhere to the diet for at least six months to a year.  
    • I mean I might get a prescription refill, or a new vitamin pill for example, and take it for awhile, with absolutely no symptoms.  As we know, no symptoms does not mean no damage being done.   I will feel fine for weeks, but then I start feeling awful, like a bad flu coming on.  I never did get the intestinal symptoms others get.  This for me is the hardest part of having Celiac's, figuring out what did it.  Last month I ended up with pneumonia because I thought the achey symptoms I was having was from gluten, maybe from cross contamination even though my kitchen is off limits to gluten, maybe from some new prescription, maybe from some new tea I was trying, maybe from new vitamins (marked gluten free but not certified, those have gotten me before), so I stopped taking all of that but didn't feel better and kept getting worse.   It took me awhile to figure out I actually had a flu and by that time it went to my lungs and had to go to urgent care. 
    • If you get accidentally glutened, how do you keep doing it for several weeks? Or do you mean you get glutened once and several weeks later you react? 
    • I think, at least from my personal experience, that these tests are accurate if you were diagnosed including blood work that was positive.  All of the tests on my panel were positive by large numbers at diagnosis and over the next year, they went to very low normal for the ranges given.  My GI symptoms were gone by then and the lingering neuro ones took longer to heal but they did. I would assume in a highly symptomatic Celiac, that resolution of symptoms, normalization of the blood work and weight gain would indicate healing.  Whether I am 100% healed or not doesn't matter as my health is far better today than it was in my youth.  I have not developed any more AI diseases than the 4 I already have and I call that a big win. I think doctors do not take into account enough symptom resolution, weight gain for the skinny Celiac's or weight loss for those on the opposite end of the spectrum, as important markers for healing.  I am not even sure if it is totally necessary for a person to heal 100% as there is overlap in the small intestine and nutrients are absorbed not in just one place, making it a brilliant design, when you think of it.  If your health has improved dramatically on the gluten-free diet, along with the other things mentioned, then consider yourself healed well enough that you've regained your health back.  Repeat endoscopy's are really for those still having problems.
  • Upcoming Events