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The last few days have been a bit difficult because my wife Lynette had a very bad flareup of her celiac disease.  She cannot tolerate wheat and some other grains.

Non-stop nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and painful abdomen went on for over a day. She became weak and dehydrated.  Even now, the day after it's difficult to get her to drink fluids.  Chicken soup, green tea and ginger ale are all I can get her to take; that and anti-diarrhea and nausea medication.  

I think the "gluten free" pizza at Ledos restaurant was the cause.  On the menu it was listed as gluten free with a warning that they could not guaranty any cross contamination.  I ate some and I am fine so it was not food poisoning.

Here's a video which explains it better.  The sound is a little too low so you'll have to turn up the volume.


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2 comments:

  1. My husband has celiac and he rarely eats out.
    Even with these gluten free menus, that means that the servers MUST understand about cross-contamination! We got a gluten free pizza for him ONCE from Mellow Mushroom, it cost $15.00 and it was like a tiny rice cracker with a smear of tomato on it. Really.
    I would say to check out the great gluten free blogs out there, they have great recipes. (I have a wonderful peanut butter cookie recipe on mine, I have made it now for 30 years!!)
    Oh, and my hubby has the baked potato from Wendy's, that's about it!!

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  2. Thanks for your advice! There are very few places where we can eat. There's a small Italian family owned restaurant where the owner understands the problem. He has a family member who has Cileac. He uses separate cooking utensils. The price is higher than for non gluten-free items.
    We only go there if the owner is working!
    I'll have to show my wife your recipe. She loves peanut butter.

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