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  1. This is so heart warming to hear about these universities’ initiatives. I had no idea and agree that so much work does need to be done to educate. Thanks for sharing.
  2. Thanks Elrond for your clarification. I’m Celiac and with 14 years of misdiagnosis my career was seriously disrupted and I just don’t trust others to be as vigilant as I always try to be. Perhaps a residential setting is different in the US. I was always able to microwave, grill on a George For...
  3. Having read more articles about the university experience now, I am more aware that many universities have already added separate kitchens and dining rooms on their campuses. This is a move in the right direction and I love the “food court” idea where each separate station only concentrates on pre...
  4. I agree that the University needs to be aware of and enforce procedures that are required for students with Celiac Disease or other allergies but to expect them to have a separate kitchen is perhaps a little too demanding I think. My friend owns a catering company and she has color coded separate...
  5. Slim Fast does a selection of baked potato chip snacks in various flavors which they advertise as 100 calorie snacks. All but one flavor (I think) are gluten-free. I like the BBQ and Sour Cream & Onion flavors best.
  6. Gosh I don’t feel sick or have to rush to the bathroom! I sometimes get sharp stomach pains about an hour later but mostly I just feel “off”, foggy brained and very lethargic. I sleep a lot for a few days. Sometimes the symptoms last for a whole week. I often get mouth and tongue blisters immediately after...
  7. These forums help us all continue to learn and brain storm. We always have to read the packaging but more concise labeling would really help. I recently became a cropper of a product I’d eaten for a few years changing either its manufacturing facility or something else. It’s a popular item on ...
  8. I agree they did their best to suggest she bring her own bread. To a Celiac that would have been a red flag that they might not understand enough to supply “safe” food and have a contaminated kitchen so I would have packed my whole meal in order to be stress free.
  9. Sounds delicious!! Which ham is gluten-free? Used to only be two places you could order gluten-free ham from. Has this changed over the years? I love my Brussels sprouts and leeks!! Yum!
  10. Also, I actually gained weight when I began the gluten-free diet. I had stayed the same thin weight since high school probably because I wasn’t absorbing my nutrients etc and, since I became lactose intolerant, I suffered badly with constant diarrhea ...so when I started eating gluten-free bread a...
  11. Sarah, I am confused. Have you started a gluten-free diet BEFORE taking your tests? Is that why you are losing weight? It’s my understanding you need to be eating exactly what you always eat (including the gluten) before they can accurately diagnose your condition. In my day it’s why I almost die...
  12. Well...I think “naturally gluten free” has to be taken in context. If the whole factory is only making naturally gluten free items then it should be ok. Same as you can feel “safe” in a dedicated gluten free bakery whereas don’t even try to go into a regular bakery or pizza parlor where there’s g...
  13. I think it’s worse that they THINK they know what Gluten Free means when they actually have no true understanding and have no idea about Celiac Disease. I think you are giving people more credit than they might deserve because “eye rolling” really says it all. If the awareness was being raised about...
  14. I agree completely that the “fad” hasn’t helped awareness and actually harmed the way many perceive me now. I spent 14 years misdiagnosed and lost my designing career through it and nearly died before my endoscopy. My life was miserable but I continued to work commercials instead of movies and j...