• Join our community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?

  • Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Subscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsSubscribe to Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter

  • 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

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

Just wondering if any of you out there have used or know anything (good or bad) about the Gluten Guard Software. It sounds helpfull but expensive. Just wondering if it's worth it or not. Thanks.....any input would be helpfull. I just find it really agravating to look and read every single lable while my 4 year old is whining and my baby is crying and my husband is trying to push me out of the store. I find it hard to know everything that we can not eat....half of wich I can't even pronounce.

Share this post


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


hm, never heard of it, but I can see how that would be handy. Or, if you have the opportunity to go shopping without the family, I know that makes it a lot less stressful. If not, I do a lot of my research before I head to the store, checking the websites of foods I frequent and such. Good luck to you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's a program that is saposed to tell us a ton (100,000) of products from food to bath products that are gluten free. I wish I could get out to the grocery store on my own. I have yet to leave my youngest daughter alone with anyone besides a nurse. Both her grandmothers and her father panic during an emergency....or at least they did when our oldest daughter used to choke on allot of food. She has allot of health issues and I guess I am not ready to give up being over protective. Her pediatrition doesn't want her in a shoping cart due to germs so it takes two people to go shopping. On top of that are shopping trips are long since we usually only go once maybe twice a month since we live about an hour from a decent grocery store. I have tried doing some of the research with some tips found on this site but it gets all to confusing for me. With names I don't know and lists that are out dated. I guess I am just overwhelmed. Thanks for the input.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I've read, the Clan Thompson Smart List is better than Gluten Guard. I have never used gluten guard, but I have the clan thompson one for my palm and it's really handy when shopping. I bought the palm just for that purpose, actually, lol.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
From what I've read, the Clan Thompson Smart List is better than Gluten Guard. I have never used gluten guard, but I have the clan thompson one for my palm and it's really handy when shopping. I bought the palm just for that purpose, actually, lol.

Would you recamend that program for a newbie to this whole celiac shopping thing? Was it worth the money in your oppinion to purchase the program and pda? Is it farely easy to understand and use? I am ok with computers but I'm no genius. I am looking for somthing that is not to time consuming to use while shopping.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Would you recamend that program for a newbie to this whole celiac shopping thing? Was it worth the money in your oppinion to purchase the program and pda? Is it farely easy to understand and use? I am ok with computers but I'm no genius. I am looking for somthing that is not to time consuming to use while shopping.

I was a newbie when I bought it, and for me, yeah, it was worth it. The palm is great since I'm doing weight watchers too and I can use my palm for that. When you buy the clan thompson software, you get it on your computer too so that you can look up things before you leave to go shopping. It's also updated quarterly and you get a subscription for a year. Once you get the hang of how it's used, it's easy to look up things. Also, if there is something that isn't listed, you can email them and they'll check on it and add it to the next update. They also verify everything on the list by phone, so I feel confident in the information. Summary: I like it and it was worth it :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I am not ready to give up being over protective. Her pediatrition doesn't want her in a shoping cart due to germs so it takes two people to go shopping. .

You're not overprotective! Whenit comes to the health of your children, especially if there are health issues, caution is better than not!

I know how you feel about the shopping carts--I carried my oldest (who had open-heart surgery when he was 2) in a sling until he was 3+ and I was 7 months pregnant with the next one!

Would her pediatrician approve of the shopping cart if you used an antibacterial wipe on any part she might touch, and washed her hands after? Once I caved in and put my oldest in the shopping cart, that's what I did. I now have "graduated" to just having all my kids wash hands the minute we get home from the supermarket. I used to use Purell, but never really liked that as well as hot soapy water. I keep wipees in the car, and feel that with them, at least I'm wiping the germs off (with the Purell, they stay on the hands--yeccch)!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


You're not overprotective! Whenit comes to the health of your children, especially if there are health issues, caution is better than not!

I know how you feel about the shopping carts--I carried my oldest (who had open-heart surgery when he was 2) in a sling until he was 3+ and I was 7 months pregnant with the next one!

Would her pediatrician approve of the shopping cart if you used an antibacterial wipe on any part she might touch, and washed her hands after? Once I caved in and put my oldest in the shopping cart, that's what I did. I now have "graduated" to just having all my kids wash hands the minute we get home from the supermarket. I used to use Purell, but never really liked that as well as hot soapy water. I keep wipees in the car, and feel that with them, at least I'm wiping the germs off (with the Purell, they stay on the hands--yeccch)!

Thanks....it's a little comforting to know I'm not the only "protective mommy". Our little girl was born 3 months to early and almost had lung surgery.....she had a hole in her lung (lucked out on that one). She was on a vent just short of three months not to mention a ton of other problems. The docs tell us that a common cold could easily kill her and that scares me to death. They told us that even when our 4 yr old gets home from pre-school that she has to change her clothes and take a bath immeaditly. We are sapossed to disenfect the surfaces in the house daily and use hand sanitzer when entering the house and change our clothes after contact with the public....especialy children. When were shopping we go through a large amount of hand sanitizer. I couldn't handle purell myself.....it made my hands chaped to the point that they would bleed. We use what the hospital used wich had a lotion in it and we have had no problem with it. I believe it is made by 3M but you have to get it online. We wipe down the cart but I guess I am still paranoid. I hope your son is doing well now!

I was a newbie when I bought it, and for me, yeah, it was worth it. The palm is great since I'm doing weight watchers too and I can use my palm for that. When you buy the clan thompson software, you get it on your computer too so that you can look up things before you leave to go shopping. It's also updated quarterly and you get a subscription for a year. Once you get the hang of how it's used, it's easy to look up things. Also, if there is something that isn't listed, you can email them and they'll check on it and add it to the next update. They also verify everything on the list by phone, so I feel confident in the information. Summary: I like it and it was worth it :)

Thanks.....it sounds like this is worth looking into!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just wondering if any of you out there have used or know anything (good or bad) about the Gluten Guard Software. It sounds helpfull but expensive. Just wondering if it's worth it or not. Thanks.....any input would be helpfull. I just find it really agravating to look and read every single lable while my 4 year old is whining and my baby is crying and my husband is trying to push me out of the store. I find it hard to know everything that we can not eat....half of wich I can't even pronounce.

I haven't tried Clan Thompson's but the following might help somebody who is thinking of purchasing Gluten Guard for their pda.

I bought Gluten Guard for my Palm Tungsten E2 but it said the pda required more memory. Being new to the pda thing I went out and bought 500 MB memory expansion card. Still doesn't work. Then the company got back to me and told me the software has to be installed soley on primary memory only (the expansion memory card is considered "secondary memory" and is useless with this software). The program requires at least 50-60 MB of ram memory and my new E2 only came with about 30. So make sure you know your pda can handle it before you buy. I did get a full refund on the software though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks....it's a little comforting to know I'm not the only "protective mommy". Our little girl was born 3 months to early and almost had lung surgery.....she had a hole in her lung (lucked out on that one). She was on a vent just short of three months not to mention a ton of other problems. The docs tell us that a common cold could easily kill her and that scares me to death. They told us that even when our 4 yr old gets home from pre-school that she has to change her clothes and take a bath immeaditly. We are sapossed to disenfect the surfaces in the house daily and use hand sanitzer when entering the house and change our clothes after contact with the public....especialy children. When were shopping we go through a large amount of hand sanitizer. I couldn't handle purell myself.....it made my hands chaped to the point that they would bleed. We use what the hospital used wich had a lotion in it and we have had no problem with it. I believe it is made by 3M but you have to get it online. We wipe down the cart but I guess I am still paranoid. I hope your son is doing well now!

Thanks.....it sounds like this is worth looking into!

Is this true for all premies or does your little one have a specific disorder that puts her at risk? We were never told to worry about any of that, and our son was 4 1/2 pounds with a hole in his heart. ???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


Is this true for all premies or does your little one have a specific disorder that puts her at risk? We were never told to worry about any of that, and our son was 4 1/2 pounds with a hole in his heart. ???

I know they recamend using hand sanitizer with all preemies. She was born at 2lbs 9oz. The smaller they are the more at risk they are for problems and severe illness. She was also diagnosed with a chronic lung disorder. The doctors put a hole in her lungs when they vented her when she was born.....they called it a nemothorax. They came within a few days of having to fix her lung surgicly....thank God they didn't have to. She was on a vent for 3 months a cpap for 3 weeks and oxgen at home for another 3 months. They said she will never compleatly outgrow this problem but she should be able to lead a fairly normal life once she is older. I guess with the additional lung problems they are extra worried about her getting somthing like pnemonia or rsv becuase it would be harder for her to recover. All I know is that her pediatrition told us to take these procations and we took him seriously. I guess knowing what I've been told I could never forgive myself if somthing happened and I hadn't done what I was told. So far we have been lucky and she hasn't been sick since coming home. I hope she stays healthy again this year now that the flu season is coming back up. She starts back up on her synagyst shots in October....prevents rsv.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I was a newbie when I bought it, and for me, yeah, it was worth it. The palm is great since I'm doing weight watchers too and I can use my palm for that. When you buy the clan thompson software, you get it on your computer too so that you can look up things before you leave to go shopping. It's also updated quarterly and you get a subscription for a year. Once you get the hang of how it's used, it's easy to look up things. Also, if there is something that isn't listed, you can email them and they'll check on it and add it to the next update. They also verify everything on the list by phone, so I feel confident in the information. Summary: I like it and it was worth it :)

The clan thompson software looks good, I downloaded the free trial. If you buy the computer software does it come with palm software too or is that a seperate purchase? I don't have a palm yet but would consider one for this reason. Thanks for any help!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The clan thompson software looks good, I downloaded the free trial. If you buy the computer software does it come with palm software too or is that a seperate purchase? I don't have a palm yet but would consider one for this reason. Thanks for any help!

The palm software is a little bit more, and it doesn't come in the trial version. So worth it though, especially if you're out or at someone else's house and you want to check something real quick. Also, the trial version doesn't have all the products listed. They're a good company, I'm glad I got it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The palm software is a little bit more, and it doesn't come in the trial version. So worth it though, especially if you're out or at someone else's house and you want to check something real quick. Also, the trial version doesn't have all the products listed. They're a good company, I'm glad I got it.

Thanks, did you purchase both the pc version and the palm or just the palm? Also have you tried the gluten guard? I downloaded the demo of that also and it does't seem bad either. Gluten Guard says it contains 100,000 products and Clan's only has around 5,600?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks, did you purchase both the pc version and the palm or just the palm? Also have you tried the gluten guard? I downloaded the demo of that also and it does't seem bad either.

You just buy the palm version, but the pc version is downloaded with it. I haven't tried gluten guard, but I've heard more positive things about the clan thompson list. No program will be totally comprehensive, you just have to find the one that works best for you :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


You just buy the palm version, but the pc version is downloaded with it. I haven't tried gluten guard, but I've heard more positive things about the clan thompson list. No program will be totally comprehensive, you just have to find the one that works best for you :)

Thanks for the help! I have to decide which one to get. I like the clan thompson software but Gluten Guard has so many more products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks for the help! I have to decide which one to get. I like the clan thompson software but Gluten Guard has so many more products.

FWIW, I've seen posts that say that the gluten guard products aren't that reliable, and that an unusual number of things that are definitely gluten-free come up as "undetermined". You may want to do a search of past posts on gluten guard.

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
      108,908
    • Total Posts
      943,436
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      67,032
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    RetaDoll
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I have had rolling food intolerance issues and stuff crop up for years....but this time it was seemly triggered by a cold.  I got a cold this weekend standard fever, stuffy nose, coughing gunk up, head pressure, random dizzy spells etc. Anyway I was eating on my chia seed rotation before getting it just fine...but about halfway into my cold I started having vomiting issues after eating. I assumed this was the cold perhaps it was instead a flu. But I got over it now with just a bit of congestion and sore throat left BUT I noticed a pattern in my food diary and confirmed it yesterday...within 30-60mins of eating anything with chia seeds I am puking ....... it seems I got a new intolerance to them? I found this odd that it was seemly triggered by the cold. I guess it could have happened with the compromised system and fever. Has anyone else had a new food intolerance crop up after a cold?
    • Thinking I saw this earlier on another post....anyway I do have a thought on this. I get little blood blisters and sores in my mouth, and on my tongue from things I ended with allergies to. With celiac being a autoimmune disease it can sometimes effect your immune system, like make you more prone to random food allergies, histamine issues, food intolerance issues, and sensitivities. You might want to keep a food diary and mix up what you eating avoiding foods you have been eating for up to a week changing out sauces, oils, spices completely and see if you notice anything. If I eat anything with corn I get blood blisters in my mouth by example, a high PH food like if I use a undiluted vinegar on something had in the past giving me little sores...not had this happen in awhile. In the food diary keep track of the sores, body temperature, stool habits, how you feel, etc. Every little detail and see if you find some connection with foods you eat. Try a lower histamine diet perhaps if it is related to that.
    • Hi been diagnosed as celiac over 2 years ago have a bad episode at present with tongue and swollen sore nose looks like little blisters has anyone else had these symptoms and if so what made it stop please any advise would be fab 
    • As mentioned above is true, I used to love fruit I got other AI diseases and some other issues that prevent me from eating fruit but I am a freak lol. ANYWAY since your new I will link you the newbie 101 threads. I would be more concerned with hidden gluten in your old condiment filled with crumbs, your pasta strainer, cutting boards and and scratched pots in your house then say the banana you got at the store....peeled off the outside that might have been touched or handled by anything else and eaten the safe clean insides lol....banana come with their own wrapper perhaps the safest bet, funny they used to give celiac babies a mostly banana diet before they understood this disease well.
      https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/91878-newbie-info-101/
      https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/120402-gluten-free-food-alternative-list-2018-q1/  
    • Some people can be asymptomatic, I know a few celiacs like this. Needless to say, this doesn't mean that gluten isn't still wreaking havoc in your intestines. 
  • Upcoming Events