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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6840 on: February 13, 2013, 10:03:33 PM »
I get that if you are allergic to food, you can't eat it. But what if you are intolerant to it and like the taste?

I keep reading about gluten intolerance and not being able to eat it... but if you really just miss the taste of something that has gluten, couldn't you just chew it till flavor yumminess has been achieved then spit it out? Not at a restaurant or something... but it seems like a viable solution.


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Simply put, no.

Gluten intolerance, IME, is akin to a gluten allergy in that while it doesn't necessarily produce the exact same body reaction, both reactions can be just as violent and harm inducing.

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« Reply #6841 on: February 13, 2013, 10:09:22 PM »
Not with gluten, nut, or shellfish allergies. Those are ususlly pretty strong and violent, so even the little that escapes would be too much. I've heard of cases where even kissing someone who has just eaten the food can cause a reaction.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6842 on: February 13, 2013, 10:38:47 PM »
Told you it was a stupid question :P   I thought it meant that it only did horrible things once it hit the stomach.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6843 on: February 13, 2013, 10:40:18 PM »
Not with gluten, nut, or shellfish allergies. Those are ususlly pretty strong and violent, so even the little that escapes would be too much. I've heard of cases where even kissing someone who has just eaten the food can cause a reaction.
I heard somewhere (here, maybe?) about a severe gluten reaction caused by a breadcrumb that fell on some food and was then brushed off.  If that infinitisimal contact causes a reaction, I wouldn't risk chewing and spitting.  You still swallow some of it, after all.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6844 on: February 14, 2013, 12:04:05 AM »
Told you it was a stupid question :P   I thought it meant that it only did horrible things once it hit the stomach.

It is a perfectly reasonable question!

And it mostly does do horrible things once it hits the stomach. Problem is, for someone who is very, very sensitive to gluten, even the tiniest particle will cause a reaction and damage the intestines. Some people use gluten-free makeup and lotion for this reason.
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6845 on: February 14, 2013, 12:35:16 AM »
My cousin is lactose intolerant but not strongly so and can drink about 2 cups of milk before getting stomach cramps. So, she has milk on her cereal every morning but will skip it if she knows there is something else she will want later in the day. She used to sometimes say yes to ice cream if someone offered it and she was at her limit, but the cramps are quite severe.

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6846 on: February 14, 2013, 12:42:23 AM »
My cousin is lactose intolerant but not strongly so and can drink about 2 cups of milk before getting stomach cramps. So, she has milk on her cereal every morning but will skip it if she knows there is something else she will want later in the day. She used to sometimes say yes to ice cream if someone offered it and she was at her limit, but the cramps are quite severe.

Wheee, I'd skip the cereal every day, just in case a wild icecream appears.
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(Maybe that's easy for me to say because I don't eat cereal.)
Though, if she really likes cereal, why not try soy milk or so? It's good!

Up to her, of course. But I think if I could only have limited amounts of an ingredient that commonly shows up in random treats, I'd try to take it out of my own regular food pattern just to be able to have those treats when they occur.

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« Reply #6847 on: February 14, 2013, 01:15:09 AM »
It's odd; I have green eyes that look blue if you're more than a few feet away. I don't know why. Green eye shadow and liner make the green in my eyes even less apparent; only purple makes them look green.

So my question: I've read on these boards and other places that to get gym clothes smelling fresh was them with vinegar.

How do I do that?  Do I still use detergent?  Do I put the vinegar in the detergent compartment or the fabric softener compartment or the bleach compartment?  I usually wash my gym clothes in cold water - is this appropriate for vinegar washing?

Just for clarification, I assume i use just plain clear "white distilled vinegar".  And I'll be be using a communal washing machine in my apartment building's laundry room.  Its got a little drawer that slides out with one big compartment for detergent (I usually use Arm & Hammer powdered laundry detergent) and two smaller compartments for bleach and softener (neither of which I use on my gym clothes).

Are they wicking? If so, would use a couple drops of tea tree oil instead. It's very potent; I've had the same bottle for three years and am only just running out, so it's less expensive than it seems by the price tag. I use white vinegar for everything except wicking fabric. Tea tree oil is almost like magic for destroying odors, especially those from sweat or mildew.

Otherwise, yes, use vinegar just like you would fabric softener.
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« Reply #6848 on: February 14, 2013, 08:57:05 AM »
Lil Sis has work shirts that get dry  cleaned so that the colors don't fade - but the odors still build up over time.  She's tried white vinegar & water to remove the odors - but the colors fade, even if she dry cleans several times then washes ONCE before dry cleaning several times again.

Is there anything that removes odor but not dye?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6849 on: February 14, 2013, 09:03:54 AM »
It's odd; I have green eyes that look blue if you're more than a few feet away. I don't know why. Green eye shadow and liner make the green in my eyes even less apparent; only purple makes them look green.

So my question: I've read on these boards and other places that to get gym clothes smelling fresh was them with vinegar.

How do I do that?  Do I still use detergent?  Do I put the vinegar in the detergent compartment or the fabric softener compartment or the bleach compartment?  I usually wash my gym clothes in cold water - is this appropriate for vinegar washing?

Just for clarification, I assume i use just plain clear "white distilled vinegar".  And I'll be be using a communal washing machine in my apartment building's laundry room.  Its got a little drawer that slides out with one big compartment for detergent (I usually use Arm & Hammer powdered laundry detergent) and two smaller compartments for bleach and softener (neither of which I use on my gym clothes).

Are they wicking? If so, would use a couple drops of tea tree oil instead. It's very potent; I've had the same bottle for three years and am only just running out, so it's less expensive than it seems by the price tag. I use white vinegar for everything except wicking fabric. Tea tree oil is almost like magic for destroying odors, especially those from sweat or mildew.

Otherwise, yes, use vinegar just like you would fabric softener.

Thanks!
Most of my gym clothes are wicking but I don't have any tea tree oil on hand and I do have vinegar, so I'm going to try that first.
But if I did have tea tree oil how would I add that?  The same way a few drops to the fabric softener compartment? I don't use liquid detergent because its too heavy (and to expensive - why pay for water?) so I can't mix it into the detergent...

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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6850 on: February 14, 2013, 09:16:43 AM »
In our wicking clothes or microfiber, we use liquid detergent and oxi-clean powder. It makes a huge difference on how clothes smell.
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« Reply #6851 on: February 14, 2013, 01:46:27 PM »
Just as another FYI on the wicking fabric- don't use fabric softener on it! (I had no idea until I worked for a company that sells it) The fabric softener actually not only breaks down the fabric much faster, but cuts down on the wicking abilities. Most companies that sell the product should say it on the garment, but I have found several that don't.
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« Reply #6852 on: February 14, 2013, 01:52:39 PM »
Would it be ridiculous for me to buy a domain name for my daughter?  If I could get one cheap that is?  If you do buy one, do you actually have to have a website?
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Re: The "This Might Be A Stupid Question, But...." Thread
« Reply #6853 on: February 14, 2013, 02:22:28 PM »
Would it be ridiculous for me to buy a domain name for my daughter?  If I could get one cheap that is?  If you do buy one, do you actually have to have a website?

Do not have to have a web site (they create a 'parking' site at almost all hosting sites when you buy the domain), and if you can get her a FirstnameLastname domain now, I'd do it - it's a quite nice gift later in their life when they want to have Firstname@FirstnameLastname.com as their e-mail address.

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« Reply #6854 on: February 14, 2013, 02:22:50 PM »
It's odd; I have green eyes that look blue if you're more than a few feet away. I don't know why. Green eye shadow and liner make the green in my eyes even less apparent; only purple makes them look green.

So my question: I've read on these boards and other places that to get gym clothes smelling fresh was them with vinegar.

How do I do that?  Do I still use detergent?  Do I put the vinegar in the detergent compartment or the fabric softener compartment or the bleach compartment?  I usually wash my gym clothes in cold water - is this appropriate for vinegar washing?

Just for clarification, I assume i use just plain clear "white distilled vinegar".  And I'll be be using a communal washing machine in my apartment building's laundry room.  Its got a little drawer that slides out with one big compartment for detergent (I usually use Arm & Hammer powdered laundry detergent) and two smaller compartments for bleach and softener (neither of which I use on my gym clothes).

Are they wicking? If so, would use a couple drops of tea tree oil instead. It's very potent; I've had the same bottle for three years and am only just running out, so it's less expensive than it seems by the price tag. I use white vinegar for everything except wicking fabric. Tea tree oil is almost like magic for destroying odors, especially those from sweat or mildew.

Otherwise, yes, use vinegar just like you would fabric softener.

Thanks!
Most of my gym clothes are wicking but I don't have any tea tree oil on hand and I do have vinegar, so I'm going to try that first.
But if I did have tea tree oil how would I add that?  The same way a few drops to the fabric softener compartment? I don't use liquid detergent because its too heavy (and to expensive - why pay for water?) so I can't mix it into the detergent...

I add the tea tree oil directly to the wash water. As for vinegar, for some reason I had it in my head that it could damage wicking fabrics, but now I can't find anything about that at all. I have found that tea tree oil is effective when vinegar isn't.


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