• 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.

Funny Funny
0

13 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

So my Dad complained to the manager of foods at wal-mart about the lack of gluten free foods and this is how he cold me the convo went:

My Dad (MD): Why does the one thing in this store that is supposedly gluten-free have wheat in it?

Guy: People with gluten intolerance and celiac can still eat wheat, just not as much.

MD: Um, no. People with Celiac and GI aren't supposed to consume ANY wheat products at all

Guy: Listen, they can still eat it, and I can't do anything to help you. BYE.

*face palm*

My Dad talked to the manager of the whole store and he promised to look into gluten-free food if there is a profit in it :P

*SIGH* I am NOT holding my breath, and still plan on going 50 miles away to get food....

Share this post


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


mushroom    1,205

I went to my local Wal Mart in Nevada because everyone had been telling me how they bought their gluten free food there - HA!!! Spent about 20 minutes, didn't see a single thing labelled gluten free, left. Period. Wouldn't even bother asking.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kareng    1,992

The walmarts and targets in the OP,KS area have a little bit of pasta, a couple of cereals, and a few things. Sometimes they are all together by the baking stuff and some are just mixed in. HyVee has lots of gluten-free stuff. I think you told me you come to the area sometimes. You may just have to stock up.

Your dad might want to see if he can email walmart coporate and tell them about the manager's behavior being very rude. They might not sell enough there of gluten-free foods to stock them but he didn't have to be so rude.

When your in town, I have a Lab rescue dog you could practice walking. ( Cooper made me type that) :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The walmarts and targets in the OP,KS area have a little bit of pasta, a couple of cereals, and a few things. Sometimes they are all together by the baking stuff and some are just mixed in. HyVee has lots of gluten-free stuff. I think you told me you come to the area sometimes. You may just have to stock up.

Your dad might want to see if he can email walmart coporate and tell them about the manager's behavior being very rude. They might not sell enough there of gluten-free foods to stock them but he didn't have to be so rude.

When your in town, I have a Lab rescue dog you could practice walking. ( Cooper made me type that) :)

Whose Cooper? :)

I actually used to baby-sit a service lab :) I really miss him...

I'm in the town 50 miles away several times a week cause I go to school there :)

But I'll be in KC sometime soon (can't remember what date :P)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I went to my local Wal Mart in Nevada because everyone had been telling me how they bought their gluten free food there - HA!!! Spent about 20 minutes, didn't see a single thing labelled gluten free, left. Period. Wouldn't even bother asking.

For reals right! I buy some naturally gluten-free stuff there, like pizza sauce, fruits, meats, etc. I love my gluten-free grocery app :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


How rude!

For others that can't find gluten-free at their Wal-Mart...ours is very odd. There's a gluten-free section in the aisle that has jelly, PB, salad dressings and bulk food items. It's not huge, but it does have some good items (Tinkyada pasta, Annie's mac & cheese, a couple of Pamela's cookies varieties, etc.). In addition, there are frozen items, but they seem to move around frequently and it always takes me forever to find where they've hidden them. They're all Amy's products. THEN, there are some other pastas in the regular pasta section, Betty Crocker mixes in the cake mix aisle, and the Pamela's chocolate chunk cookies are in the regular cookie aisle. Why in the world some cookies appear in the gluten-free section and others in the regular, I'll never know. Same with the pasta. And it's not like they're trying to cover their bases and put them in both places in case people can't find them because they're completely different products.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
kareng    1,992

Whose Cooper? :)

I actually used to baby-sit a service lab :) I really miss him...

I'm in the town 50 miles away several times a week cause I go to school there :)

But I'll be in KC sometime soon (can't remember what date :P)

Cooper is the dog. He isn't a service dog cause he is afraid of loud noises. Loves visiting at the nursing home tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


I'm In Boise, Idaho, and at two of the Walmarts here, the gluten0free section is on the end of the baking isle. One thing I've noticed, though-- they sell a variety of Bob's Red Mill Products, including a few that are NOT gluten free...muesli being the one i remember seeing. It's not labeled gluten-free, of course, but I think it's put there 'cuase that's the only place they have ANY BRM products. I did complain to one of the stores about that, and also the fact that that particular store had no gluten-free cold cereals (which doesn't make sense to me! The other Walmart here does). I sent an email a couple months ago to the store. They called me back, as far as the BRM, they would look into it, but might not be able to do much (I think/ hope that if they can't move the non- gluten-free items, they might at least clearly label them or something). As far as the cereal, they said it was the corporate office that deicded which stores get what items. (uuummm yeah, I just *love* that someone clear across the country decides what is sold here...). I think they said they would try contacting the corporate office about that (I should do that tooo! Just dealing with other stuff right now...).

i haven't been back in that store to see if they have made any changes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
sa1937    324

I shop at two local Wal-Mart supercenters, neither of which have a gluten-free aisle. I can buy Heartland gluten-free pasta, BC mixes (inc. gluten-free Bisquick), Chex cereals, Progresso soups, etc. And Amy's frozen foods (I don't go there!). Heck, they don't even carry Blue Diamond Nut Thins. So it must depend on the particular area you live.

Even in regular grocery stores here, gluten-free items are limited. Must be our small market area ??? sad.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
rainer83    3

I won't hold my breath for Wal-mart. I don't go there as it is. When I was first diagnosed with celiacs, I was going to health food stores and paying an arm and a leg for my food, but didn't care. Wal-mart is too much about profit. I moved to a bigger city for college, and I struck gold cause the main grocery store I go to has a huge gluten free section.

I can't believe that guy said that though. Even I face palmed. I have a similar story though. On my way back to my hometown, there's an awesome gluten free bakery I stop at, it's right off the highway, and I went in to grab some bread and muffins, when I walked over to the freezer to get some gluten free lasagna, I hear these women say "I have no idea what the hell is wrong with people who eat gluten free. Why can't they eat normally and stop being picky?" I put my stuff down on the freezer that is clearly marked "GLUTEN FREE" and say "would you kindly move so I may get some gluten free lasagna so I avoid debilitating pain and intestinal cancer? Thanks." Needless to say they were pretty embarrassed by the fact I heard them. I told them to look up celiac disease and to be careful what they say around people.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:


GFinDC    609

I just don't shop at China-mart myself. Other chains have variable stocks of gluten-free foods too. One Giant store here has a dedicated organic/health food section with lots of gluten-free items, but others have almost none. There are also Safeways stores that have nothing, but others that have some items. Plenty of other stores around here to go to though, so it is not a problem.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
bridgetm    28

The Walmart in Mankato where I go to school carries Ener-G bread, Enviro Kidz cereals, Bob's hot cereal and cake mixes and a decent assortment of other stuff. Someone thought it would be funny to place all of this in the same aisle as the Pop Tarts. However, the Walmart I go to sometimes in Stillwater has nothing, at least not that I've found (I've never been so inclined to check every aisle). I guess it balances out though: There are a number of co-ops and big grocery chains nearby around the Twin Cities now that carry gluten-free products while it's harder to come by in Mankato (Hyvee is the only other store you can really depend on for gluten-free brands).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I live in a very rural area. There are three grocery stores - a discount store, a wal mart and a piggly wiggly. The Wal Mart is the only one to carry gluten-free stuff. They carry Pamela's choc chip cookies, one type of rice cracker (that I think is 'accidentally' gluten-free rather than deliberately purchased as a gluten-free item) and the Betty Crocker mixes. The nearest place to purchase gluten-free items (health food stores, whole foods, etc) is an hour away (one way). I go once a month to purchase Udi's, pizza crust, baguettes, etc. Otherwise, I shop amazon.

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
      107,891
    • Total Posts
      938,513
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      65,801
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Tina Morris
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I am so sorry that you are sick.  I think you have to decide if you want to get back on a gluten free diet and get tested or remain gluten free and seriously eat as if you had celiac disease or NCGI.  That means following celiac cross contamination protocol.  Like not sharing toasters (unless you use toaster bags), condiments  (unless squeeze bottles), etc.  NO dining out until you are seeing significant improvement.   Each time you dine out it is like playing Russian Roulette.  Go when you have mastered the diet and can afford to take a hit.   Here is the deal.  Celiacs all react differently.  If they get "glutened" it can generate symptoms swiftly or it can take a while for those antibodies to ramp up and you will not feel the effects for a day or so.  It can take weeks, months or years for antibodies to stop attacking your body.  A few gluten exposures, antibodies ramp up, you feel awful, start to recover and then you take another hit from gluten.  It can be a vicious cycle.  Many celiacs take a long time to recover, but the learning curve to the diet is steep.  I think you realize that now.  I won't get into developing other concurrent AI issues after repeated glutenings.   Your doctor does not sound celiac-savvy.  Not that all GIs need to be experts, but they should keep up on research and follow protocol as recommended by the GI Association.  Consider a new GI. Can you do this diet without a diagnosis?  Yes.  While I was formally diagnosed four years ago, my hubby went gluten free 16 years ago per the poor advice of two medical doctors.  He refuses to do a challenge now because we know that gluten makes him sick.  So, he is just as careful as I am.   Consider getting another family member tested who may have celiac symptoms.  This is a genetic related disease.   The pill camera can catch celiac disease, but not always because villi are microscopic.  I imagine it mostly catches severe damage that affects the actual structure of the small intestine.   At least you might have ruled out Crohn's.  The GI might have missed areas if damaged.  The small intestine is a very long tube and if stretched out larger than a tennis court!  Get all copies of your test results from your doctor.  You need to keep advocating and having those records in your possession is priceless.  Take care.  
    • I suffered with rashes on my elbows knees and has of spine for years. The itching was intense and made me totally miserable. Rash started as large blisters which eventually popped and scabbed over.. Doctor prescribed every cream known to man and none worked. In the end I saw a new doctor who knew immediately what it was. One visit to the hospital and biopsies on the rash area revealed DH. I am registered Coeliac and now never eat  gluten and I never have problems.   
    • No, my kitchen is NOT Celiac safe/friendly. Although I do maintain a gluten free diet and use only gluten free products in my cooking/backing, there is high risk for cross contamination with toaster use, other appliances, butters, sauces, etc. Same goes for the rarer occasion that I'll dine out - I eat gluten free & only from a gluten free menu, but I don't only eat at places with Celiac friendly kitchens/prep space.   From what I can remember, I'd like to say I have been woken up with issues just a few times though, and not anything significant. I won't dispute the probability I have IBS, however, I think there is more going on, too.     Thank you for your kind words & well wishes.
    • I run into many parents who are in quite a quandary about instituting a gluten-free diet for their child. A typical scenario is that one of the parents is gluten intolerant and is highly suspicious that their child is as well. Due to the child being 'relatively healthy' the non-gluten intolerant spouse suggests that the child be able to 'live a little' and enjoy the cake and pizza that is so prevalent during children's parties and sporting events. View the full article
    • I am so sorry you have been suffering so much for so long. Yes you do need to eating gluten for celiac related testing. There is a lot we have to do to be safe. While gluten free have you been using things like a seperate toaster, dedicated condiments, butters,jams etc? have you been baking with wheat flour for others? What is your diet typically like? I ask because your doctor is woefully ignorant of the diagnosis process for celiac so he may also not have told you what you need to do to be safe.  The Newbie 101 thread at the top of the Coping section has a lot of info. I hope you get some answers soon. One more thing. Are you being woken up at night with D? That is a good sign that you don't have IBS. IBS D hits when folks are awake.
  • Upcoming Events