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yogaprof
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   Posted 2/12/2008 4:57 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been trying pre-packaged gluten-free foods like cookies and crackers. some are great, but I am shocked at the wasteful packaging. a full-size box with just 10 cookies inside surrounded by two layers of plastic. now these are sold in the "groovy healthy" store, so why all the plastic?
oh yeah, and it has been exactly a month and I am still feeling better than I have in two years! yp
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


sjkly
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   Posted 2/12/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you are still feeling well. I don't know about the packaging but if they are also perservative free it may be the best way to improve shelf life.
Sj

FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/12/2008 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I agree w/ SJ! I eat these yummy Kashi 7 whole grain oatmeal choc chip cookies as my guilty pleasure. They have low sugar/carb content and healthy organic dark chocolate. All you need is one and you feel like you had dessert. But, there are only 8 per package and they come in a big box, plastic, and wrapping over that, with a stay fresh packet inside. The box says that because they are organic w/ all that healthy stuff they will harden up really quick if you don't rewrap the plastic and close the box. They even recommend keeping the box in an airtight tupperware container, or just the cookies. I keep mine in the package and they have been fine but I am always careful to wrap it up. I thought the same thing as you though! What a waste!
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


upt0106
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   Posted 2/12/2008 9:01 PM (GMT -7)   
i did a google search for Gluten free cookie recipe and found bunches! It would probably be cheaper then buying them in a box, better for you and you could put them in your own tupperware :)
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-Diagnosed with Crohn's 2002 - 5 surgeries for peri-rectal abscess in 2002-2003
-Started Makers Diet 26 Jan 08
-currently on prednisone taper after landing myself in the ER with a partial obstruction


yogaprof
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   Posted 2/12/2008 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
I have made great peanut butter cookies from Bob's Red Mill's website.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.


broomhilda
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   Posted 2/13/2008 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Fitzy...ooooohhhh a new cookie for me to try!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Predinsone, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Acne, Fatigue, Joint Pain, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, fibroid cysts, peri-menopausal.


FitzyK23
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   Posted 2/13/2008 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey Broom - just an fyi, I am not on a gluten free diet so I am not sure of the gluten content of the cookies. Just that they are way healthier carb and sugar wise (and have healthy grains and fiber) than traditional cookies.
26 Year old married female.  Diagnosed w/ CD 3 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD.  Currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day, hysociamine prn, nexium, and ortho evra.  Good times!!!
 
 


FamilyGuy
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   Posted 2/14/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey YP! I think they put the cookies into a large package so we won't go postal when we realize we just paid $2.85 per cookie. :-)
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formedstooler
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   Posted 2/16/2008 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
It seems like I keep hearing about gluten free foods.....is this something that could be helpful?
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yogaprof
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   Posted 2/16/2008 11:05 PM (GMT -7)   
formedstooler, there are several people who have found that stopping gluten helps symptoms a lot. the best thing is that there is no down-side to trying it for a month. if it helps, you know you have a sensitivity, if not, you lose nothing. I am truly shocked by how much better I feel after trying humira, remicade, and everything else, something this simple has changed my life.
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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