I never knew how many things contained gluten, wheat or casein.
Even vanilla extract has gluten (in the alcohol)... who knew?
Now that my boy has been put on this special diet due to some severe allergies (which we also didn't know about until recently) we are sure learning a lot of these.
What I've found is that nothing is what it seems, that even Rice Krispies Cereal can contain gluten or casein (which is any dairy product) unless you get a specific brand.
Whole Foods is our new grocery store of choice as well as Applegate Farms. Which sucks, since I have to cross the border into the USA once a week, to buy all this stuff. That's right, apparantly us canadians don't have these products readily available. Sigh.
By the way, if anyone has any experience with gluten/wheat/caseine free recipes, please let me know... I'd love to learn some.
As if this wasn't enough, tomorrow morning my daughter has to go to Children's hospital to get a procedure done, where she will be put completely under, and they'll go into her esophagus with a camera all the way to her stomach. She's been having a 'choking feeling' now for 10 days and lost 4 pounds already from not eating.
Intervention is clearly needed, they'll go see if there is something there. IF there isn't they'll take a biopsy and see if there is anything wrong with the esophagus.
If you pray, keep us in mind, if you don't ~ think positive thoughts okay?