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  1. Just thought I would update all of you who offered comments and suggestions. I did email the manufacturer (I ordered them from drlark.com) and received the following response:

    This product contains no added sugar (sucrose, fructose, lactose), salt

    (sodium chloride), yeast, wheat, gluten or milk. There are also no

    preservatives, artificial colors or artificial flavors.

    I'm beginning to think it was the soy, and am about to go to another board, where I saw references to soy intolerance.

    Thanks again.


  2. Jenn,

    I've been shopping at Whole Foods for several years and thanked my lucky stars that there was one nearby when I found out about Celiac. It saved my life!! We've now moved, and don't have a Whole Foods nearby, but I actually wrote the Company and asked them to consider coming to my new location. :rolleyes:

    One thing I didn't find in the other responses to your question was information about their wonderful gluten-free bakery. The head baker for the Whole Foods chain has Celiac and has developed some really tasty fresh baked goods. Sometimes you can find them in the fresh bakery area, but more often than not, they put them in the freezer to extend their shelf life. The breads are fairly heavy and grainy, but tasty compared to a lot of gluten-free breads. I almost always toast mine. The plain sandwich bread is good, but I love the Prairie Bread (with seeds and nuts) and the Sun roasted tomato/garlic bread (for sandwiches). Also, their cinnamon raisin bread is great toasted for breakfast. I also love their muffins -- my favorites are the cherry almond streusel and the morning glory. Even the small pecan and cherry pies aren't bad. The pizza crusts are decent, but I think I've had better. The cookies are good, but not great -- you might try the molasses cookies. In the cookie aisle, I buy Pamela's Lemon Shortbread and think it's about as good as a prepared gluten-free cookie gets. I hope this is helpful for your planned shopping trip.

    Karen B. said in her post that she gets the Amy's brown rice pizza crusts. I bought those a time or two thinking I was onto something, but when I looked at the ingredients listing, I saw that wheat flour (or some other toxin!) was in them. It could be that they've gone gluten-free since I last checked. I did find a gluten-free brown rice pizza crust in the freezer section at Wild Oats (which was wonderful), but I'm now without a Wild Oats as well as Whole Foods! :angry:


  3. I am trying to narrown down what is giving me a tummy ache. I started these after I was gluten free for a few days. Thanks


    I have eaten the Nu-Thins without any trouble. But, interestingly, you say you have been gluten-free for only a short while. I can tell you that when I went gluten-free, I had a few bouts in the first couple of months which I couldn't explain. Maybe it's just your body adjusting to your new regimen. :rolleyes:

  4. I recently started taking probiotics but by the second day was having the old gas/bloating/cramping/nausea/diarrhea reaction which I used to get when consuming gluten. At first, I thought it was just the probiotics doing a job on my GI system, so I continued taking them for another day or so when it suddenly occurred to me to look at the list of ingredients for the capsules. I couldn't find anything on the label which was included in the list of no-nos on this website, but I stopped taking them anyway. Here are the ingredients: L. acidophilus, B. longum, digestive enzymes, Microcrystalline cellulose, gelatin, palm oil, glycerin, soy lecithin, pectin, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. Does anyone see anything in the ingredients which should be causing my trouble?



  5. I have celiac disease but not restless leg syndrome, while my husband has restless leg syndrome but not celiac disease. So I don't see any correlation. That said, my husband's RLS is so bad that I made him go to a sleep clinic. It was interfering with my sleep as well as his. Long story short, his sleep analysis indicated that he had leg movement 57 times an hour (or approximately one jerk every minute all night). No wonder he got up every morning feeling more tired than he had the night before. He yawned all day and took at least one two-hour nap every afternoon that he could. They gave him a prescription for Requip and it has been a miracle drug for him. We are both sleeping so much better! The secret is that is has to be taken 2 hours before bedtime. The couple of times that he has forgotten to take it with him on a trip, or his prescription ran out, he has a reaction which resembles epilepsy. So I guess that is a side effect of the drug withdrawal. But we're firm believers in Requip for RLS.