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6/16/13 4:11 P

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Some experts estimate that 1 out of 100 people have wheat sensitivity.

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6/16/13 1:13 A

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Oh geez Morticia, sorry to hear about the wheat allergy. Hope you are feeling better too.

I am still going to see the oral surgeon on Monday. Hopefully we will be able to have an idea of what's going on.

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6/15/13 12:06 P

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I'm wheat sensitive. It's fairly common.

-American consumers have no problem with carcinogens, but they will not purchase any product, including floor wax, that has fat in it. - Dave Barry
-My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people. - Orson Welles
-The food here is terrible, and the portions are too small. - Woody Allen

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6/15/13 12:03 A

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I forgot, I did start eating Uncle Sam cereal too!

And it's basically whole wheat with flaxseed and salt.

I don't have a problem with flaxseed. Used it before and now I have another component to think about: whole wheat.

I love the cereal but have no clue if it's the whole wheat or not.

So I will have to keep a food journal.

Pimples are almost totally gone but it took about a good 10 days of staying off the almond milk and the cereal. So really don't know if it's one or the other.

I guess I could try the cereal with skim milk and see what happens.

Oh, well. I have an appointment with oral surgeon on Monday. Wonder if there will be anything for him to look at? Or what he will even say?

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6/14/13 9:12 P

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It sounds like the culprit is narrowing down then if it isn't the sea salt nor the almonds.

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6/12/13 10:11 P

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I have no problem with shellfish as I eat shrimp plus crabs. When hubby was around we would have shrimp like maybe once a month and there was never any problem there.

So....that being said, there is something going on but don't know what.

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6/12/13 7:31 P

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Carrageenan is in a ton of food products - it's a thickening agent that comes from a type of seaweed. It's used a lot in vegetarian and vegan meals and organic products. It is in dairy and meat too. Especially deli meat, yogurt, sour cream, chocolate milk, ice cream, cottage cheese, cream, eggnog, kefir, coconut milk, coffee creamer, flax milk, hemp milk, rice milk, soy milk, hazelnut milk, dips, juice, pizza, etc. You have to look at the labels.. Not all of them have it. Personally I think it's gross but then most processed foods are. Alarms always go off for me when I see food additives ever since my husband told me that some are made from ground up beetles. Silk Pure Almond Milk doesn't contain it if that proves to be the culprit. The term "other natural flavors" is always a problem for me too. This is a bad phrase as far as food is concerned. Beetles are natural. So is fluid from the sex glands of beavers. (castoreum) which is used in candies, drinks, and desserts, like pudding. Yum!! LOL. When people encourage you to eat less processed foods this is why.

If you are allergic to sea salt you are probably allergic to shellfish too.

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6/12/13 3:24 P

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It was Almond Breeze.

Although it is: "Free of Dairy, soy, lactose, cholesterol, peanuts, casein, gluten, eggs, saturated fat, and MSG; all natural with added vitamins & minerals, an excellent source of vitamins D & E, made from real almonds, contains no added sweeteners, low glycemic index, and vegan" it had also this stuff too:

"filtered water, calcium carbonate, natural vanilla flavor with other natural flavors, SEA SALT, potassium citrate, CARRAGEENAN, sunflower lecithin, vitamin A, Palmitate, vitamin D2 and D-Alpha-tocopherol (natural vitamin E)."

Not allergic to nuts at all but there's got to be something in this milk that just doesn't agree with me.

I kind of wonder if it is the sea salt or the carrageenan. So I am going to google an it and see what I find out about it.

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6/12/13 2:59 P

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Most milk products are highly processed unless you buy raw unpasteurized milk from a dairy and many doctors don't recommend it. I would not use it. Some of the people that worked at my step-dad's dairy liked the "fresh" milk. You have to really trust your dairy to do this.

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6/12/13 11:37 A

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6/12/13 11:33 A

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I think the almond milk is going to be out for me. I think I may be allergic to something in it.

I normally eat nuts and don't have a problem with it, but there must be something in that milk that I can't drink. It's highly processed although it's suppose to be good for you, I don't think that will be the case with me though.

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6/12/13 11:08 A

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I am an Uncle Sams fan all the way! I usually only have 1/4 c or 1/2 cup over the top of a smoothie or plain greek yogurt. To the yogurt I usually add some truvia or agave and then top it with the cereal and banana or berries.

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5/23/13 10:58 P

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I recently bought the Uncle Sam cereal and tried it out with unsweetened almond milk. Stuck a banana on it along with some almonds. Very good! And so was the fiber I might add! LOL!

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3/21/13 6:52 P

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Thanks everyone - you rock!!

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3/21/13 4:48 P

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Found our sticky on cereals:

When buying cereals:

You want to go for "5 and 8" - at least 5 grams of fiber, and less than 8 grams of sugar per serving. These cereals are all recommended for the SBD...

* Uncle Sam Cereal (1 cup)
* Kellogg's All Bran Original (1/2 cup)
* Post Shredded Wheat & Bran (1 1/4 cup)
* Kellogg's All Bran Extra Fiber (1/2 cup)
* Post Bran Buds (1/3 cup)
* Post 100% Bran Cereal (1/3 cup)
* General Mills Fiber One (1/2 cup)
* Kashi Good Friends (3/4 cup)
* Kashi GoLean (3/4 cup)


Look at the label. You will see a suggested serving size and then the nutritional data.

1. Start with the serving size. Don't use the part that refers to cups or something like 3/4 cup or full cup. Use the part that says 1 ounce or 28 grams (sometimes they use 30 grams) that is a SB serving size for cereal. Most companies don't use 1 ounce as their serving size, however. It will say something like 56 grams.
2. All the nutritional data below the serving size is based on their serving size. So if it says a serving size of 56 grams that is actually two servings. So you need to cut it in half. So it might say serving 1 cup -- 56 grams. That means you have 1/2 cup of the cereal.
3. Then look at the nutrition. Those numbers are based on their serving size. If it says fiber 8 grams but the serving size is 56 grams that means you are only getting 4 grams of fiber and that is not a best SB choice. Aim for 8 grams of fiber or at least 6 grams of fiber for a 28 gram serving.
4. Now look at the sugar. That too is calculated on their serving size not a SB serving size. So if their serving is 56 grams and the sugar says 16 grams that would be a SB choice because we can have up to 8 grams of sugar in our 1 ounce of cereal.

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Bottom line is you HAVE to read ingredients on everything. If you find a cereal you do happen to like but it falls slightly short on the stats, then its up to you to make the lifestyle call. Personally I don't eat cereal as "cereal" but I add it to my yogurt to make my meal out of yogurt and cereal more substantial.

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3/21/13 3:22 P

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After tasting some of these I prefer sticking to the eggs haha...they lack sugar and taste!

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3/20/13 6:36 P

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We have a thread on this but its buried (and on my phone). Kashi GoLean original also works.

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3/20/13 4:46 P

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Here is a link to some cereals. You still need to check them in case they have been modified.


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3/20/13 2:48 P

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Grape Nuts fit that description.

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I've only seen 2 types of cold cereals at my store that are 6g of fiber or more and 6g of sugar or less (standards per my last SB readings) -- Fiber One and plain Shredded Wheat. Are there any other kinds that you know of that fit these fiber/sugar standards?? Suggestions??

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