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Fanta-Orange contains lots of sugar and artificial flavors (Geschmacksverstärker) and only 5% orange juice.

Drink a half-glass of orange juice and see if you have allergy to it.

I today drank some Seven-Up Orange and some Flirt Orange and had no Problem. I do not have problems with sugar, so that it must be the Geschmackverstärker of Fanta
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I today drank some Seven-Up Orange and some Flirt Orange and had no Problem. I do not have problems with sugar, so that it must be the Geschmackverstärker of Fanta
I think you do. It sounds like you're addicted to it!
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I today drank some Seven-Up Orange and some Flirt Orange and had no Problem. I do not have problems with sugar, so that it must be the Geschmackverstärker of Fanta
Could you find out which E(?) number that is exactly? If so (and you're incredibly brave), you could try something else with that same ingredient to find out how you react.
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I think you do. It sounds like you're addicted to it!


That I am addicted to sugar is not to be disputed
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Could you find out which E(?) number that is exactly? If so (and you're incredibly brave), you could try something else with that same ingredient to find out how you react.

Well, no problem with Flirt or SevenUp
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One of our favourite films when the girls were little- and we still use that quote very often in the family. Love it.

BTW a Danish friend told us they use breadrolls from:

gluten-free.semper.com/products/bread/

as the say it is perfect with fondue and does not fall apart.
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For the time being, anybody affected has no choice then to avoid stuff containing Gluten/Lactose, BUT science should trace for methods to solve their problem. This is not a short-term matter but a long term one
Well, I'm pretty sure gluten isn't the only thing I'm sensitive to due to celiac disease. I can't seem to eat gluten-free foods like breads and cake without having a reaction. Either there are traces of gluten or there's something else there causing the reaction.

One exception is gluten-free soy sauce. That stuff seems safe so far.
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

Well, you could move this into the 'how to save money in Switzerland' thread - I always eat in. On the other hand, chefs that will cook especially for you are usually at expensive restauraunts!


Except for those heavy loafs from the reform haus, I don't eat any bread. And much Asian is 'out' because soy sauce is half wheat. You can get wheat-free soy sauce at Migros.

I make a great polenta pizza, the trick is to add some grated cheese to the mix, it helps it stick together.

At Manor they sell some excellent corn pasta - just great stuff.

I make my own tortillas with flour and a bit of lime...

And of course Tibits and Hiltl are my favorite restauraunts
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

I have been lactose intolerant for 34 yrs and to mock someone about this disease is really insensitive. I've been gluten free for over 18 months when I eliminated it so that I could see if I was gluten intolerant. Guess what? I am, most definitely.

I came to this thread looking for ways to stay gluten and lactose free when I move to Basel next week. It's no joking matter to have this intolerance and it doesn't matter what country you live in, being gluten and dairy intolerant and trying to eat breakfast is no laughing matter. Bread, cereal, pancakes, milk and rolls are all on the menu for breakfast. Add my allergy to eggs and I starve until lunch time especially when staying in hotels.

Celiac disease runs in my family. My Mother, my brothers, my uncle, my brother's son and several others have celiac and/or gluten intolerance along with thyroid disorders because it gets passed on with our genes. It's NOT a fad to us.

For the OP, I found reading The Practical Paleo an excellent resource for understanding this disease and recipes to cook that was written by a Nutritionist. The other excellent resource about wheat intolerance was written by a doctor called Wheat Belly that is mainstream. These authors also have facebook groups to assist you in support and ask specific questions about your journey.

I was hoping to get some recommendations for how to maintain this way of life while I'm transitioning to life in Basel without access to a kitchen to cook my meals but you all have not been very helpful. I've had food allergy testing done that showed that I am also allergic to corn which is what most "gluten free" baked good use so most people also react to them similar to wheat free products. I've just given up baked goods completely.

I'm thinking of starting a local support type of group for celiacs or gluten sensitive people so that we can meet up and share resources. I haven't read the other threads yet and intend to do this now. If any one is interested, let me know. I'm not sure that I can receive or send PMs yet on this board but if you respond to this thread I'll be sure to watch it. Thanks.
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I was hoping to get some recommendations for how to maintain this way of life while I'm transitioning to life in Basel without access to a kitchen to cook my meals but you all have not been very helpful.
If you bothered to spend five minutes looking through this thread and others listed at the bottom of the page, you might discover that several people have been very helpful on this subject.

Do you always exhibit this level of ingratitude and entitlement?
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I have been lactose intolerant for 34 yrs and to mock someone about this disease is really insensitive. I've been gluten free for over 18 months when I eliminated it so that I could see if I was gluten intolerant. Guess what? I am, most definitely.

I came to this thread looking for ways to stay gluten and lactose free when I move to Basel next week. It's no joking matter to have this intolerance and it doesn't matter what country you live in, being gluten and dairy intolerant and trying to eat breakfast is no laughing matter. Bread, cereal, pancakes, milk and rolls are all on the menu for breakfast. Add my allergy to eggs and I starve until lunch time especially when staying in hotels.

Celiac disease runs in my family. My Mother, my brothers, my uncle, my brother's son and several others have celiac and/or gluten intolerance along with thyroid disorders because it gets passed on with our genes. It's NOT a fad to us.

For the OP, I found reading The Practical Paleo an excellent resource for understanding this disease and recipes to cook that was written by a Nutritionist. The other excellent resource about wheat intolerance was written by a doctor called Wheat Belly that is mainstream. These authors also have facebook groups to assist you in support and ask specific questions about your journey.

I was hoping to get some recommendations for how to maintain this way of life while I'm transitioning to life in Basel without access to a kitchen to cook my meals but you all have not been very helpful. I've had food allergy testing done that showed that I am also allergic to corn which is what most "gluten free" baked good use so most people also react to them similar to wheat free products. I've just given up baked goods completely.

I'm thinking of starting a local support type of group for celiacs or gluten sensitive people so that we can meet up and share resources. I haven't read the other threads yet and intend to do this now. If any one is interested, let me know. I'm not sure that I can receive or send PMs yet on this board but if you respond to this thread I'll be sure to watch it. Thanks.
there are lots of great tips on here, you should take the time to read through the thread!

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I was hoping to get some recommendations for how to maintain this way of life while I'm transitioning to life in Basel without access to a kitchen to cook my meals but you all have not been very helpful.

Waw you are rude! You do act like a spoiled little girl!!
First off, if you want responses regarding your problem, then open a new thread and wait for the responses. You have just one post! You didn't ask opinions about your problem.
This thread is about the OP's issues and you just hijacked saying people don't help when you didn't even ask for help. There are responses for the OP's problems.
It is not only about you little girl. Grow up!
If you do not have access to a kitchen, then go out and buy food or eat out in special places that offer the food that you are searching for. There, here is a response. I hope it is helpful.
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

OP- have you had an endoscopy? I had IBS symptoms for years until I was really tired of it and my former boss thought I was pregnant and not tellinger her, I was so bloated that I looked pregnant! I went to the Dr. and he did some tests and it came out that I have lactose intolerance. Which I kind of expected because eventhough I drank milk all my life, for about 4 years whenever I would drink milk, I would feel sick. Anyway, my Dr. sent me to an endoscopy, the specialist took a biopsy and found out I had Helicobacter Pylori. I was put on a very strong antibiotics schedule for 10 days. It was not easy because those 2 antibiotics had some side effects but I felt much better after I finished them
I never gave up on eating cheese and yoghurt but I do not drink milk anymore. I know I should give up on eating cheese because of my upset stomach but I can't really so I try not to eat cheese every day.
There are shops that offer some products without lactose and gluten and as someone said and this is quite a good advice- think about the ''yes'' food and not about the ''no'' food.
Few days ago I bought lactose free cheese from Aldi and it was ok, I thought it was a bit bitter but maybe it just wasn't my type but it wasn't terrible.
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There are shops that offer some products without lactose and gluten
I find butchers' shops and greengrocers' shops to be excellent sources of gluten free products.
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I find butchers' shops and greengrocers' shops to be excellent sources of gluten free products.
I was thinking maybe she is searching for bio shops for special products or so but yes she could eat meat and veggies as much as she wants.
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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

Wow, nice welcome ya'll. I read the whole thread which is why I offered the OP some tips for research but I really didn't expect to be smacked for expressing my opinion about some of the posters that called gluten free eating a FAD. I had one sentence that I should have edited but couldn't because I'm new and can't change posts yet. I did read the other threads but didn't have time to compliment them about those being more helpful. Excuse me.
I didn't direct any complaints to anyone specifically but then you tell me to grow up? Really? Was that necessary? Thanks so much for making my birthday really suck today.
Have YOU read the whole thread? I did find other threads quite helpful with tips on grocery stores to look for with products that I might purchase and pointed out one to spouse that I found a couple at the local coop but we had dinner plans and I couldn't follow up until now. Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Can we start over? Or should I just consider this one of those toytown germany forums where everyone gets off attacking each other? sheesh
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You reap what you sow. Just make sure it isn't wheat, barley or rye.
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Wow, nice welcome ya'll. I read the whole thread which is why I offered the OP some tips for research but I really didn't expect to be smacked for expressing my opinion about some of the posters that called gluten free eating a FAD. I had one sentence that I should have edited but couldn't because I'm new and can't change posts yet. I did read the other threads but didn't have time to compliment them about those being more helpful. Excuse me.
I didn't direct any complaints to anyone specifically but then you tell me to grow up? Really? Was that necessary? Thanks so much for making my birthday really suck today.
Have YOU read the whole thread? I did find other threads quite helpful with tips on grocery stores to look for with products that I might purchase and pointed out one to spouse that I found a couple at the local coop but we had dinner plans and I couldn't follow up until now. Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Can we start over? Or should I just consider this one of those toytown germany forums where everyone gets off attacking each other? sheesh
You need to learn how to quote specific text from specific posters so you can reply with your intentions clear.
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Wow, nice welcome ya'll. I read the whole thread which is why I offered the OP some tips for research but I really didn't expect to be smacked for expressing my opinion about some of the posters that called gluten free eating a FAD. I had one sentence that I should have edited but couldn't because I'm new and can't change posts yet. I did read the other threads but didn't have time to compliment them about those being more helpful. Excuse me.
I didn't direct any complaints to anyone specifically but then you tell me to grow up? Really? Was that necessary? Thanks so much for making my birthday really suck today.
Have YOU read the whole thread? I did find other threads quite helpful with tips on grocery stores to look for with products that I might purchase and pointed out one to spouse that I found a couple at the local coop but we had dinner plans and I couldn't follow up until now. Thanks so much for the warm welcome. Can we start over? Or should I just consider this one of those toytown germany forums where everyone gets off attacking each other? sheesh

You are welcome! And Happy Birthday! I would expect someone that has a birthday to spend time doing something else other than post on forums but anyway. Yes, we can start over. We do not attack here. But I especially do not like when someone says posters are not helpful when they gave good responses. You do get helpful responses on this forum. Friends?

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Re: Gluten free/lactose free diet. Will it ever get easier?

Well since spouse worked all day organizing our transfer, I had nothing to do in this hotel considering I'm suffering horrible jet lag with stressing about food because I can't eat breakfast at this place. So my blood sugar is not balanced and I'm a mess right now. This is not how I planned to spend this birthday as this transfer came quite suddenly. When we arrived on Monday, I thought we were moving to the UK but by Wednesday evening, we're moving to Basel. How would you react? And I type fast and usually edit and didn't realize I couldn't edit until it was far too late. I'm going to bed. 3 hrs of sleep after wide awake all night and couldn't sleep all day...well, you get the idea...have a nice evening everybody. We're try this again tomorrow.
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