Wednesday, November 14, 2007


I don't know about anyone else but sometimes life just gets so busy that I forget that I have Celiac, that I can't have gluten. I just don't have the "Classic" symptoms. I don't get sick right away, I usually don't have any symptoms. My main symptom is my anemia and with my iron shots I have been feeling really good again. I have energy again and I don't seem to experience the foggy feeling I would have at work half way through the day.

I was looking through Danna Korn's "Wheat Free Worry Free" the other night and realized that there are still products that I don't think about or worry about that I should.

Here is a list of items to either avoid completely or to do your homework on. I really needed this reminder to keep me thinking.

  • Envelopes, stamps or other gummed labels

  • Medicines

  • Cross contamination between food store bins selling raw flours and grains (the scoops are the culprit)

  • Non-gluten free bread crumbs in butter, jams, toasters, counters, etc.

  • Packet & canned soups

  • Ground spices- wheat flour is often used to prevent caking

  • Gravy mixes

  • Laxatives- check carefully

  • Ice Creams- check carefully

  • Rice cakes and crackers

  • Sandwich meats

  • Beef and Chicken broth

  • Egg substitutes

  • Baked beans

  • Dry roasted nuts

  • Dried fruits

  • Fruit pie fillings

  • Potato Chips

  • Instant drinks (tea, coffee, fruit drinks, chocolate)

  • Gum

  • Marshmallows

  • Candy

  • Baking Powder

  • Worcestershire Sauce

So the next time life gets busy and I just grab something to eat or to even touch my lips I hope I remember to stop and ask myself. Is this bad for me?

Allie Mae was tired and decided she was going to bed without mom.


Carrie said...

This is a great post Lea! I forget sometimes too! You've done a nice compilation here... geez I never thought about worchester sauce! I also just noticed today that I didn't have you on my blogroll for some weird reason! I never could figure out why I could only find your site occasionally! ;-) I hope you have a great day!

Lynn Barry said...

Great info. Thanks...your baby is adorable. HUGS

ryles said...

you forgot one..

cough drops!!!

i was shocked when i found that!

It really must be tough to think about everything you put in your mouth!

Jeff S said...

This list should e given out out to all recently discovered celiac's! one note- I have been using Lea and Perrins worchester sauce for sometime now with no problems.
Great list!

Meesh said...

L&P in the states, is gluten free, but alas here in Canada it contains wheat.

I think that your list is great, often if it is "ingested" I forget. I pay my daughters to lick all envelopes!

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