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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Yes, Rice dream does have gluten. we use Vance's Foods DariFree, which has no gluten, dairy, or soy. I'm no expert, as my son has just been off gluten for 4 months, but I'm guessing it depends on how long they've been intolerant and how much damage has been done to the intestine? My son has somewhat normal BMs, but even after being very careful for 4 months, they're still fairly soft. Yes, if you suspect milk, also suspect soy. They often go hand in hand. Lori
  2. Thanks for the tips; I've still got a lot to learn. I can tell this is going to be a great resource. And it's nice to know the increased sensitivity isn't uncommon. Poor kid already can't eat so much, though: milk, soy, nuts, legumes, shellfish, strawberries, artificial goes on and on. I hate to see new sensitivities start! Another question; is there a lot of gluten lurking in tomato sauce products? Since we took him off gluten, every time he has spaghetti sauce, or pizza sauce, no matter how safe the ingredients seem to be, he has a reaction. Thanks very much! Lori
  3. I have the same questions for my son. He has multiple food intolerances already (the big 8 except for corn, plus artificial colors, chocolate, strawberries) and since going gluten-free 3 months ago he's becoming more intolerant--citric acid and tomatoes, maybe potatoes? are causing problems (behavioral) too. I'm glad he's not the only one. I feel like a crazy mom, being suspicious of every food he eats! Lori
  4. My son has more energy, eats less, and behaves better.
  5. My son used to eat huge portions and was hungry all the time. He was overweight as well. Since taking him off gluten his appetite has moderated noticeably and he's lost 4 pounds. I read somewhere that because the body is not getting the essential fatty acids it needs (and probably other nutrients?) it craves food to try to get what it needs. Do anyone think this is due to Celiac? Do you think if I went gluten-free this feeling of being hungry all the time would stop? Does anyone else not have symptoms of Celiac like me but have it?
  6. My son has multiple food intolerances and since eliminating gluten 3 months ago, it seems like he's much more sensitive to other foods, too. I still haven't figured out why.
  7. Hi, I have a question about increased sensitivity to foods after removing gluten from the diet. My 7-year-old son appears to be gluten intolerant, the most lately-discovered in a long line of food intolerances including milk, soy, nuts, shellfish, legumes, artificial colors, strawberries, chocolate, all of which cause behavior changes. He hasn't been formally diagnosed as gluten intolerant (we had taken gluten out of his diet before having him tested so the blood test was inconclusive), but we're pretty sure. Since we removed gluten from his diet 3 months ago, he's had a lot of positive physical changes; BMs more normal, more energy, his appetite has moderated, his behavior is better. But he also has much more violent reactions when he does accidentally ingest some gluten no matter how small--stomach cramps, very bad diarrhea. Is this normal to have his sensitivity increase so much? And also, it seems like he's much more sensitive to some foods he hasn't been before, most notably citric acid and tomatoes. Pretty soon my poor kid won't be able to eat anything but rice and water! Has this happened to anyone else? Will he eventually be able to tolerate other foods again? I'd be grateful for any thoughts on this at all, and would be interested in hearing from anyone whose child has behavioral reactions to food. Thanks so much! Lori
  8. Hi, I have a 7-year-old son who has not been diagnosed as celiac yet, but I'm fairly certain. It's the last in a long line of food intolerances that have caused mood and behavior problems for him since he was very young. His health has improved immensely since we took him off gluten but it seems he's a) become much, much more sensitive to gluten than before--causing him stomach cramps and very bad diarrhea and become much more intolerant to MORE kinds of foods, like citric acid and tomatoes, that he wasn't sensitive to before. Is this normal? Is it part of the healing process? Will it ever end? Pretty soon the poor kid will be subsisting on rice and water. Thanks very much. Lori lol I did NOT mean to put a happy face after diarrhea. Not a laughing matter!
  9. Anyone Know How Muscles Work

    I do not have celiac disease (my son may) and I'm new to these pages, but I'd like to add one thing. When you do get better, don't be afraid to try building some muscle. I used to feel weak and tired all the time until I started lifting weights. Having muscle raises your metabolism--I've never felt so good in my life. A good site: (I just can't help but want to spread the word. Men have been keeping the joysof weightlifting to themselves for far too long.)
  10. Hello, I'm brand-new to these postings and new to watching out for gluten. I have a little boy who has behavioral reactions to a whole slew of foods, including milk, soy, nuts, seafood, artificial colors and now we've figured out gluten as well. I just read Rice Dream isn't safe? He can't have soy or regular milk, and I'm guessing oat milk is not safe either. Is there a rice beverage that is okay? Thanks very much, Lori