Related Articles

29 Comments

  1. 1

    Sarah

    I realize everyone is different, but I post about the vitamin and supplement regimen that has (seemingly) worked well for me on my blog, http://ihatemyglutenfreelife.com/vitamins-and-supplements-i-use/. Perhaps this regimen will help others also.

    Reply
  2. 2

    elisa

    Vitamins and minerals : in Europe we have the brand “SOLGAR” which is gluten free (and I think dairy free). I dont know if you can find it in US (maybe on internet).

    Reply
  3. 3

    VL

    I take MegaFoods multivitamins. I use calcium/magnesium from Country Life. Also use their Vitamin D and B12. All are GF. For GF nuts, we order from nuts.com. We also order some GF baking items from them. They have a GF division. Products are certified GF and made in a dedicated area. Many of the nuts I used to eat didn’t state anything about shared equipment, but when I contacted the companies, found that they were. And companies change (especially Trader Joe’s I have found) their processing facilities, and I get paranoid and tired of calling all the time, so I just use nuts.com. More expensive but worth the peace of mind.

    My husband is so awesome and got on the GF bandwagon with me after I was diagnosed, so our home is GF. I feel for people who live with inconsiderate non GFs! And at work, they made one of our three lunch tables a GF table. It started out as somewhat of an offhand remark by one coworker that we should do this, then someone made a skull and crossbones sign for the table saying GF…and over a year later, my coworkers still respect the GF table, which is still decorated by the original sign!

    Good job on the mailbag selections, Dude, good spectrum of topics, thank you.

    Reply
    1. 3.1

      VL

      Forgot to mention the Megafoods multis also have minerals. Best price I have found in stores, is at Sprouts. Interested to hear if anyone knows a more cost-effective place.

      Reply
    2. 3.2

      A

      Seconded nuts.com. Also edisongrain.com!

      My doctor said I had some abnormal blood tests that led him to believe I was still getting glutened…we traced it to a bag of nuts from shared equipment. Someone had replaced my usual bag and I hadn’t realized! A LOT of nuts are from shared equipment.

      Reply
  4. 4

    Sybil Nassau, Branch Manager,

    Some of these questions make me crazy- knowing full well if these folks were in a support group ,. all of their questions would have been answered. Vitamins: I have been using Nature Made or Nature’s Bounty for totally gluten -free vitamins for years: B12, Mutl-B complex, D, calcium/zinc/magnesium. I also use Puritan Pride (online only) are gf, and this is the company that makes vitamins for many of the private label and other houses. My numbers are perfect while taking these so I do not believe it is necessary to spend a fortune on vitamins.
    The adjustment to celiac for kids is extremely difficult- bad enough for adults, but teenagers especially have an awful time. Dude, keep pushing your blog– The Gluten Intolerance Group N. A., also has a teen forum.
    Liquor: Many years ago it was thought liquor, vinegar, etc contained gluten. The truth is, ANYTHING that is distilled- Scotch, Rye, whiskey, vodka, etc, and yes vinegar (except malt vinegar), is gluten free. That said, the stuff we have to watch out for is cordials, mixed drinks, drink mixes!, and the like- many of these products contain barley as a sweetener. So always read labels for contents. When in doubt, don’t! Or call the company. Wines are ok too unless for some reason they are flavored.
    As for families who do not support another family member: this is despicable behavior and also common. Our support group does help deal with this problem and the best advice is, keep at it. Eventually they come around.

    Reply
  5. 5

    Marie

    I’ve been gluten-free for 3 years – I only get neurological reactions (negatives – anxiety, stress, rage, ADHD, depression). Never tested and too late to BE tested. So, I stay away from airborne gluten, wash my hands after handling my son’s toast (or make him do it – he’s 7), and otherwise do my best to avoid the ‘poison’. I’ve never had any digestive issues I’d relate to gluten. I get joint pain from nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers).

    Referencing the Alcohol question – not all of the ones listed on your blog are available everywhere. I’ve managed to find 5 Gin products made at Canadian microdistilleries made with either corn or grape, as well as a few different brands of vodka. I can provide you with links to the posts about gluten-free alcohol, if you’ll allow it? (I’m a hobby mixologist)

    Reply
  6. 6

    John

    Non-gluten-related comment: you mentioned a sarcasm font; there actually is such a thing. It’s like italics except it leans left instead of right, so they call it “sartalics”.

    http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/155516/have-a-snarkfest-with-sartalics-the-font-designed.html

    Reply
    1. 6.1

      Gluten Dude

      Ya learn something new every day :)

      Reply
  7. 7

    Else

    I was awake for my endoscopy. They used something is believe is called conscious sedation. It relaxes you and blocks pain but you are awake and aware. However then you kind of sleep it off and can’t remember what happened while you were sedated. It’s a really weird feeling!

    Reply
    1. 7.1

      Gluten Dude

      I prefer unconscious sedation.

      Reply
  8. 8

    Connie

    That is extremely interesting about the Lean Cuisine. I tried the Chicken Teriyaki stir fry and totally missed that it had regular soy sauce in it. I also had the pomegranate chicken which is ok. Definitely not going on the recommendation list now!

    I wonder if there’s just enough gluten to be under the 20ppm limit and that’s how they’re doing it?

    Reply
    1. 8.1

      A

      Lean Cuisine said that all the wheat had been processed to the point that the gluten was removed (to 20 ppm I assume).

      They use fully hydrolyzed wheat gluten. Apparently fully hydrolyzing the wheat breaks down the gluten, but I’m not sure what the latest research/long term safety is on that?

      I’m personally not comfortable with eating it. I can’t tolerate processed foods anyway.

      However it does seem that they’ve processed out the gluten to the point the product does fit the labelling requirements. Time will tell if people react.

      Reply
      1. 8.1.1

        Gluten Dude

        I spoke with them yesterday and they said the ingredients on the website were wrong. Now I don’t know what to believe. To be continued…

        Reply
        1. 8.1.1.1

          A

          Yes quite! This does set off some alarm bells. I’m not aware that gluten-removed wheat has been ultimately proven safe for celiacs. My hunch is lean cuisine wants to jump on the gf bandwagon. Personally I think gluten-removed wheat is sketchy..

          Reply
          1. 8.1.1.1.1

            Dick L.

            My fear is that “gluten removed” is really “gluten made invisible to tests for gluten”. Whether it will affect our bowels is another issue entirely.

            Reply
  9. 9

    Sherry

    I had a endoscopy and colonoscopy done without sedation because of the neglect of the nurse At the hospital who failed to properly administer the sedation. It is such a trauma. Please file a complaint with the facility and state boards. It is the only way it will these incidents will be stopped. Also confront the doctor, he is responsible for his patients during a procedure.

    Reply
    1. 9.2

      Peggy

      I had my first scope done 15 years ago with no sedation– I refused to have another one unless we used sedation… Sedation is awesome.

      Reply
  10. 10

    Elizabeth

    Regarding the reader’s question about nuts, I was referred to nuts.com and have been happy with them. I don’t love paying for shipping, but the more you buy, shipping is less per pound (i.e. a super heavy package isn’t crazy expensive to ship). They have tons of nuts and dried fruits that are gluten free.

    Reply
    1. 10.1

      Susan

      I always use nut.com. I never feel right from other nuts (insert joke here). It is expensive but I know it’s gf and you can’t put a price on that :)

      Reply
      1. 10.1.1

        Gluten Dude

        I think the joke pretty much writes itself :)

        Reply
  11. 11

    Jacqueline

    Sorry Dude,
    I have to contradict your statement: “You can not get sick by just being in a room with gluten.”
    I know I was glutened when I volunteered to help bake Christmas cookies for a charity. It never occurred to me that sprinkling the counter with flour and rolling out the dough would be enough to make me sick. It was and did.

    Reply
    1. 11.1

      Marie

      Yes Jacqueline – I’ve heard of contact and airborne gluten sensitivities too – people can’t walk past a bakery let alone bake cookies. I’m even wary about handling my son’s sandwich bread and wash thoroughly after being in contact with something made with gluten. (I chewed out one of the floor managers at a grocery store about their placement of gluten-free goodies – told them they weren’t helping sell their product by not only burying it in the bakery, but having poor signage AND putting the packages in contact with gluten filled products).

      Reply
    2. 11.2

      Gluten Dude

      Hi there. I did say in parenthesis “unless we’re talking about airborne flour or something like that”…

      Reply
  12. 12

    Diana

    Hey, Dude, was that Spam gluten-free or not?

    Reply
    1. 12.1

      Gluten Dude

      I’ll ask the folks at Monty Python ;)

      Reply
  13. 13

    Umrah Packages, Cargo booking, Visa Agent, Travel Agent, Hajj Packages, Flight Offers, Hotel Offers

    Thank you for every other informative web site. Where else may I get that type of info written in such an ideal approach? I’ve a mission that I am simply now operating on, and I have been on the glance out for such information.

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

© 2016 Gluten Dude: The Naked Truth About Living Gluten Free | Website by Altera Web (alteraweb.com) | Legal Stuff