Tuesday, August 30, 2011

We are going to see a new Peds Gastroenterologist

The last time we saw one we had to travel out of town to see him. So we were allowed to have one visit with him prior to the biopsy and then the biopsy.  The diagnosis left a lot to be desired.  After all the time that has passed and all the things I have had to learn on my own I am going in prepared (or as prepared as I can think up).

I won't lie and say I don't hope that he says oh there was some mix up in the tests and she really has this.  All she has to do is take a pill and she will be fine from now on.  Back in reality I know that when she comes in any contact with gluten there is no hiding the fact it changes her.  I am still hopeful and nervous all at once.

Wish me luck!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

2011/2012 Gluten Free and Allergy Free Art Supply List | Adventures of a Gluten Free Mom:

'via Blog this'

She has a great blog and you should check it out while you are there but this particular post can save you a lot of time.  I am buying Stamps and Gluten free ink for school at the moment and just bought Glutent free play-dough or Soy-yer Soy-Yer Dough 6 Pack Gift Set    last week.  Hope this saves you guys some time looking everything up.          

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Ideas for Gluten free snacks for school

** Disclaimer** while some products should be Gluten free such as Cornmeal it could be manufactured in a company that makes wheat containing products. So me companies will not guarantee that the product is not cross contaminated during production and therefore you may need to call the company or look in your 

2011/2012 Gluten-Free Grocery Shopping Guide by Cecelia's Marketplace



If you are cutting these up please make sure to wash your utensils with gluten free soap such as Dawn. Wipe down a area in your kitchen with something such as Clorox wipes so that there is no cross contamination that takes place.  

Pirates Booty – Veggie 
Pirates Booty – Smart Puffs, Wisconsin Cheddar 
Mr. Krispers – rice crackers – various flavors 
Food Should be good – chips / crackers -various flavors:
*Lunburg farms – Rice tortilla chips – various flavors 
Lays potato chips 
Baked Lays 

Glutino – original, vegetable and cheese flavor 
Glutino – vegetable 
Glutino – cheese 
Glutino – multi-grain 
Mary’s gone crackers – Original 
Mary’s gone crackers – Caraway
Mary’s gone crackers – Herb 
Blue Diamond – Nut thins – various flavors 
Out of the Bread Box – Gram Crackers 
Out of the Bread Box – Cheese crackers 
Out of the Bread Box – Multi grain crackers 

Cookies and treats (in cookie or snack isles)
Pamela’s- Cookies – many flavors 
Mi-Del – Ginger cookies 
Mi-Del – Sugar cookies 
Ian’s – Animal crackers 
Ian’s – Cookie bites 
Glutino – Vanilla wafers – chocolate covered 
Glutino – Chocolate wafers – chocolate covered 
Glutino – Chocolate covered strawberry wafers 
Glutino – Chocolate covered lemon wafers 
Glutino – Chocolate Vanilla Crème Cookies 
Glutino – Vanilla Crème Cookies 
Glutino – Chocolate Chip Cookies 
Enjoy Life – Snicker doodles 
Enjoy Life – Chocolate chip cookies 
Enjoy Life – Ginger cookies 
Out of the Bread Box – Cookies 
Envirokidz Organic crispy rice bars
Most of the Chex cereals are GF

-junior mints
-mini and regular hershey bars
-m & m  packs
-hershey kisses
-lemonheads candy
-sweedish fish
-tootsie pops, tootsie rolls
-after eight candies
-popsicle brand popsicles--many types, check packaging!
-push-ups, italian ice, lemon chills
-milk duds
-gogurt--great frozen
-silhouette brand fudgesicles
-dove ice cream minis or regular
-haagan daaz mini ice cream cups --obviously not with cookies or brownie pieces!
-kinnikinnick k-toos (just like oreos) and chocolate chip cookies (really divine!)
-wholefoods frozen brownies, cupcakes
-chooclate covered strawberries, fruit kabobs
-edy mini ice cream cups
-edy's dibs
-jello pudding snack packs
-smarites--roll candies
-dairy queen pre-packaged ice cream bars
-starburst fruit chews
Haribo Gummies
Sharie’s Candies Gummies
Trolli Gummies
Gold Medal Cotton Candy
-three muskateer bars
-glutino kit-kat like chocolate wafer cookies (a favorite of the gluten free boy!)

Places that are good to get Gluten free food
Publix  (The one on 9th has a section of Gluten Free (GF) food up front as you walk in it is on the right hand side)
Winn dixe (Most have a small section of GF food and they are mixed in too)
Walmart (The one on davis has a small section of GF food but mainly mixed )
Evermans (Mixed in)
Walgreens  (Mixed in)
Oh Snap! Cupcakes  has Gluten free items as well as nut free

http://allergicliving.com/  A great site to check out for both gluten free and nut free products and info.

http://www.livingwithout.com/ another great site that has information on both nut and gluten free information.

ideas if you wanted to make something

UNSAFE FOODS/ ITEMS unless they say GF or you make them with GF products
Enriched white flour
All purpose flour

pasta noodles 

Chocolate with
Crispies or Cookies
candy not on safe list
ice cream (verify)
Cheese sauces
Processed cheese
hot dogs (fillers)

malt vinegar
vegetable oil (verify)
spices (verify)
food coloring (verify)
salad dressings
mayonnaise (verify)
Oreida Tator Tots

Pickles (verify)
Suntan lotion (verify)
hand lotion (verify)
Soaps with Wheat germ oil
Toothpaste (verify)
Paper Maché
Play Doh
Finger Paint
Stamps (glue contains gluten)

Things to avoid if you want to know them

I know they look scary 

Monday, August 8, 2011

information on Germ X, Purell, Elmers. Neosporin, Kleenex, Neo to go

Gluten free ones 

Germ X
Elmers glues
Neosporin max strength, first aide ointment, and wound clenser
Kleenex are all Gluten free

The only one that would send me any information in writing stating one way or another was Kleenex. Here is what they had to say:

 Thanks for your e-mail to Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark consumer products do not contain wheat, rye, barley, spelt, triticale, kamut or farina.  Certain Kimberly-Clark products do contain oats.  The only Kimberly-Clark products containing oats are HUGGIES® Soft Skin products.

We hope that this information is helpful.  Thanks again for visiting our web site.

Consumer Services, Kimberly-Clark Corp.
Lead the world in essentials for a better life.

Other news on products

Neo to go says that it is Gluten free but it has not been tested so take that how you want.....
Neosporin plus pain is not tested

Here is my official post on BAND-AID

After spending a great deal of time on the phone with the company today to find out if the products were Gluten free I can say that not all of them are.   I was hopeful to believe that all of them were like so many other sites had told me they were but this is why I like doing my own leg work when it comes to some products.  They do have some products that are in fact GF.  It is also easier if you call in with a specific product to ask them about.