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  1. I think its starbucks brand coffee beans. It does have hot chocolate too that comes out of the same place, but i imagine that would also be safe as long as its starbucks brand. The coffee mate is in those little liquid creamer cups.
  2. What's your take on office coffee machines? My job has two kinds, one of those pod/k-cup types with Gevalia coffee which I saw mixed info about when i searched on google so I will probably avoid. The other is a Starbucks brewing machine (i included an image i found from google) that actually has beans in the container on top. I'm wondering if this is safe since it appears to just be the beans and whatever filtering process it goes through inside with the water. Also starbucks coffees in the store are all gluten free... Do you think it's safe? Does anyone have a list of ok creamers? We have the Land o Lakes mini moo's and Nestle coffee mate french vanilla. Thanks!
  3. Oh and they hide the ingredients under the back label so it's not even easy to find.
  4. I just happened to look at the ingredients in a bottle of massage oil I picked up from Bath and Body Works and one of the ingredients is Triticum Vulgares (Wheat) Germ Oil! I can't believe that. I guess you can't buy any products and assume they're safe. What kind of jerk puts a top 10 allergen in a massage oil!
  5. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  6. I know this post is kind of old, but I was just reading about cheese in a magazine and some washed rind cheeses are actually washed with beer. Also sometimes bacteria is added to the rinds (I'm not sure if these bacteria also have a risk of being cultured on bread). So it seems like some of the artisanal cheeses that you wouldn't otherwise suspect, may actually contain gluten. From: http://www.allaboutbeer.com/food/232-cheeseandbeer.html
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    Anyone From Pa.

    I live in Langhorne and I work in Newtown. There's a great natural food store down the street from where I work called Grape Vine. Kev
  8. Does anyone ever get cold night sweats? I feel like when it's really cold, I tend to ball up and cocoon myself with in the sheets to stay warm, but at some point in the night I must be overheating because I'll wake up and I'll be drenched in sweat. Mostly on my chest. Sometimes its so bad that I have to put a towel down afterwards because my sheets are sweaty. This usually only happens when its really cold around Fall/Winter time. What could cause this? Anxiety? Some other medical condition? I don't take any medication so it's not that. I've had this before and after going gluten-free, although I never had this problem until my second year of college. Thats around the same time that I started having stomach symptoms and was really stressed out with my roommate situation. I also had a really bad cold that turned into a bad sinus infection which was the sickest I've ever been. It's also around the time I started working out. So there were a lot of different things going on that make it even harder to try to pinpoint a cause for anything.
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    I've heard that bananas that are not ripe are not easily digestible. I think I saw that on Good Eats. Bananas seem to bother me too though.
  10. I've been gluten free for almost a year and a half, but I still have stomach symptoms. I was thinking about trying to eliminate casein, so I was just wondering what ingredients to look for and what foods to avoid. I did have a lactose intolerance blood test which was negative, so I don't think lactose itself is a problem. Thanks, Kevin
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    Gluten Free Take Out?

    I was a teenager myself only a couple years ago. I'm just saying unless they have experience with allergies, they have no idea what you're even talking about. I always bring my lunch just in case. Soeaking of horror stories, I went to UNO on vacation in FL, and they brought out my meal with a breadstick on it. Then the manager came over and told me he had a gluten allergy and he would make sure it was prepared right...then he himself brought out another dish with a breadstick on it. Finally the third time they made it right, but I just have to trust that they didn't just spit on it or just take the breadstick off and give me the same food. I hated UNO before I had to avoid gluten... Kevin
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    Gluten Free Take Out?

    Really?! I've always been afraid to even attempt to go to a chinese restaurant because of all their sauces and because the language barrier makes it even more difficult. Chinese food is probably the thing I miss most. I go to P.F. Changs every now and then which is awesome, but that's the only time I can eat chinese. Maybe I'll try it one of these days. There are a couple of them around here. I just feel like even if they say they can accomodate you, you still don't really know if they've understood. But then again, I suppose you're chances arent any worse then trying to explain it to the teenagers working in most american restaurants.
  13. I just started a new job and every Monday they order take out for everyone. I know plenty of gluten free restaurants, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for gluten free take out. There are the usual places around here...Subway, Cosi's, pizza places, saladworks, local deli's, etc. there's actually a jule's thin crust nearby that makes gluten-free pizza, so I might suggest that. Anyone have ideas at what to order at these places or know of any chains that would be good to order from? I'll always bring lunch in case. It just seems hard to be able to order gluten-free food over the phone and not really have any control over what they're preparing. Probably the safest bet if anything it to order salads and just keep my own dressing at work. Kevin
  14. Hey, I have a huge problem. I went to visit my friend who lives outside orlando, fl. He neglected to mention that his house was infested with roaches (and i'm not exagerating...they are EVERYWHERE)! I need to get out of here now, but I don't know where to go or what to do! I can't just go anywhere because I need to be able to get food or find restaurants with gluten free stuff. I have some gluten free snacks and enough food for a few meals, but not enough to survive the whole 2 weeks I was planning on being here. I can just buy a ticket to go home, but I'm already in Florida. I might as well try to salvage some sort of vacation. Please help! The only thing I can think of is going to stay at a disney hotel for a few days and then fly back early. I seem to remember seeing on here that they cater pretty well to the diet. I'm freaking out. I feel like there are bugs crawling all over me right now! What should I do?!?!?! HELP!!!!!!
  15. For t-Transglutaminase, the test I got had this on the results: Units - U/mL Negative: 0-3 Weak Positive: 4-10 Positive: >10 And my doctor said most people without celiac would below below 1. Mine was 14 and I was diagnosed with it (all the other antibody ones were negative and my biopsy didn't really show any damage). So what's the deal? Why are the ranges different?