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  • Unexpected sources of wheat... Makes me frustrated!

    I've been trying very hard the past 6 weeks to stay away from glutinous grains -especially wheat- and then today I catch a glimpse of the ingredients label of my cough lozenges that I take for my chronic sore throat... and I see WHEAT on the ingredients list! What the #%$* is wheat doing in my cough lozenge?!?! Argh, makes me angry!

    Sorry about the rant, I knew grains are in soooo many processed foods, but this was the last place I expected wheat! Feels like I have to go through every label with a fine-tooth comb to make sure I don't un-do all my good efforts...

  • #2
    Yep. Manufacturers will also change their ingredients frequently without a warning on the front. Gotta read every time you buy.
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    • #3
      Yep, I wonder why there's gluten in many bacon brands - helps hold it together ???

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      • #4
        buy a horehound plant

        mash it up with honey and beeswax

        laugh at the stupid people who dont know what you know
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        • #5
          Originally posted by quelsen View Post
          laugh at the stupid people who dont know what you know
          Why be so arrogant ? When people don't know something, it does not make them stupid, they simply don't have the knowledge. Do you know anything about the quark-gluon plasma created for 10^-23 sec in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions ? No ? Do you feel stupid ?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by dkJames View Post
            Why be so arrogant ? When people don't know something, it does not make them stupid, they simply don't have the knowledge. Do you know anything about the quark-gluon plasma created for 10^-23 sec in ultra-relativistic heavy ion collisions ? No ? Do you feel stupid ?
            I think there's something wrong with you. He was talking about making his own throat lozenge, not the origins of the universe. And he was talking about knowing a secret, not being smarter than anyone. Quelsen was being funny, and you need to get laid so you won't be so uptight.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RichMahogany View Post
              I think there's something wrong with you.
              Let me know what.

              He was talking about making his own throat lozenge, not the origins of the universe.
              I was not talking about the origins of the universe either but asked if he knew about a certain topic.

              And he was talking about knowing a secret, not being smarter than anyone.
              Never did I suggest he was telling about being smarter than anyone. Your words.

              Quelsen was being funny
              That's probably a matter of taste. Calling people stupid because they don't know his "secret" (your word) is not funny to my mind.

              and you need to get laid so you won't be so uptight.
              Well, thanks for the advice. Here is mine: maybe what YOU need is to f..ck off.

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              • #8
                Guys, come on, don't escalate this, it's hard to judge what's a joke or not on the internet anyway, and we all have different humour, please don't derail the thread.

                It never occured to me a cough lozenge might have gluten in, I assumed they'd just be more made of sugar - OP, are they chewy at all, the ones you bought?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                  Let me know what.
                  Well, I already posited a guess at the end of my first post.

                  Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                  I was not talking about the origins of the universe either but asked if he knew about a certain topic.
                  Do you really not see a difference between your example of theoretical physics and Quelsen's cough drop recipe?

                  Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                  Never did I suggest he was telling about being smarter than anyone. Your words.
                  You called him arrogant. Arrogant. About a cough drop recipe. Unwad your knickers, sir.

                  Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                  That's probably a matter of taste. Calling people stupid because they don't know his "secret" (your word) is not funny to my mind.
                  Use your super scientist smarts to look up the word "Facetious."

                  Originally posted by dkJames View Post
                  Well, thanks for the advice. Here is mine: maybe what YOU need is to f..ck off.
                  Why do I need that? You mean you would like me to fuck off. But fortunately, you don't own all the electrons, even if you're good at copying and pasting fancy words about subatomic particles.

                  In other words, make me
                  The Champagne of Beards

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                  • #10
                    America isn't the manufacturing powerhouse it once was. So much is made overseas. The problem is manufacturing and processing plants these days handle the weirdest things. You'll have one manufacturing plant that processes walnuts, light bulbs, screwdrivers, cough drops, crackers, throw rugs and refrigerators. The walnuts and cough drops will have to be labeled that they may be contaminated with wheat because crackers exist somewhere in the plant and they may at some point share equipment - by law, because it is one of the allergens that must be labeled. The screwdrivers, light bulbs, throw rugs and refrigerators won't because you won't eat them

                    Seriously, it's shocking the completely random crap some processing plants process.
                    Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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                    • #11
                      Seriously, it's shocking the completely random crap some processing plants process.
                      I know they had a dog food recall because of melamine contamination (Chinese manufacturing). I wish they had to label where things were manufactured.

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                      • #12
                        This is a good source if you want to check the gluten-free status of over-the-counter stuff, like cough drops and cold medicine:

                        http://glutenfreedrugs.com/Walgreensgflist.pdf

                        I have celiac and I use it as a reference frequently. Ricola is my cough drop of choice, and all their flavors are gluten free.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by quelsen View Post
                          buy a horehound plant

                          mash it up with honey and beeswax

                          laugh at the stupid people who dont know what you know
                          I avoid as much as possible anything that has a list of ingredients on it.

                          ...and get that throat looked at by a doctor! Maybe your sore throat is is due to the wheat in the cough drops.

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                          • #14
                            Lady D: nope, they're the hard kind you suck on.

                            And it's not like they may have traces of wheat in them because they were made in a processing plant that also does wheat products, no; there is actually a wheat-derived ingredient in it.

                            I did get my throat looked at and there's not much they can do about it apparently... Long story, but I might get a 2nd opinion. One of the health issues I was hoping going Primal would solve... Maybe it still will, it's only been 6 weeks.

                            Thanks for the tips guys

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                            • #15
                              If you are celiac or something you just have to learn to be extremely vigilant. If you are not, then a mistake like that isn't the end of the world. I'm pretty sure some of the dishes I tried at a potluck last night had some flour in them. It's not going to kill me, but I did notice that my gluten-free friend did not eat any of the potluck last night, so that's probably how she ensures she doesn't make a mistake.
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