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  1. Now I can't edit posts. The edit window come up but there i no text in it to edit. Makes it hard to be fumble fingers typist in secret.
  2. Hi rumberg, Yep, soap and water should do it. I cleaned out a cast iron skillet when I went gluten-free by scrubbing it with steel wool and boiling soapy water in it. It worked fine. I think when people first go gluten-free they are pretty sensitive to any gluten they encounter. As years go by and our systems heal we may not have such a fired up immune system all the dang time and may not react as strongly to minor glutenings. So you have no digestive symptoms? We call that silent celiac. I suggest you be tested after 6 months and 1 year to start with. It is nice to know your test results are going down and you are doing thing right. So testing can tell you that. I live in a house with gluten eaters now. They aren't real careful either. But I seldom have a problem. I rinse silverware before using it, same with dishes. I have my own cookware too. And I do most of my own cooking. It is possible, you just have to be aware/careful. I always suggest new gluten-free people stick to mostly whole foods they cook themselves. Eat mostly meats, veggies, nuts, fruits, eggs. Avoid all dairy for a few months if it causes symptoms. Don't eat out in restaurants until 6 months or so or until you have mastered? the gluten-free diet. There is a Newbie 101 thread in the Coping With subsection that has some getting started tips. You should be tested for nutrient (vitamins/minerals) deficiencies also. Celiac disease can cause malabsorptoin of nutrients. Which turn out to be important things regardless of how boring they sounded in school. There are several old farts around the forum that are purty helpful. Even if we don't know the answer we can usually make something up! **************************************** http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faqs/ What common nutrient deficiencies might an adult experience prior to diagnosis? Iron, calcium, and Vitamin D are the most common deficiencies, but some present with deficiencies in B12, copper, folate, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, and/or zinc. Nutrient deficiencies associated with celiac disease are due to intestinal damage caused by protein in wheat, rye, and barley. In most cases, nutrient deficiencies that were caused by damage from celiac disease will naturally resolve as your intestine heals. Many gluten-free dieters choose foods that aren’t fortified with vitamins and minerals like their gluten-containing counterparts. Thus, we suggest a general multivitamin to prevent against nutritional deficiencies. August, 2015 ****************************************
  3. Hi Shannon, Yes, celiac disease can cause many different symptoms. Many of them aren't real fun. Recovery from celiac disease is a somewhat slow process for some people. It can take quite a while to get better. It is helpful if you change your diet to give your body and digestive system an easy job. Try to avoid all processed foods until you feel better for a while. Eat mostly whole foods like meats, veggies, nuts, fruits, eggs. Stop all dairy for a few months if you feel symptoms after eating it. Don't eat in restaurants for a good few months, until you are feeling better. Going gluten-free is a learning experience and isn't something people master in a few days. The immune system reaction can last for weeks to months and it only takes a tiny amount of gluten to kick it off in high gear. So you have to be careful. While all this may sound tough to do, it is worth it if you start feeling better. Welcome to the forum Shannon!
  4. The 14 food allergens poster pdf link finally! https://www.food.gov.uk/sites/default/files/top-allergy-types.pdf
  5. Hi rumberg, You''ll probably get varying opinions on this plastic question. Myself I think plastics are ok if the aren't old and all scratched up. Plastics are generally not real absorbent after all. I wouldn't throw metal knives away either. Just clean them well, possibly with some steel wool. Now a toothbrush fro gluteny days is a different story. I'd chuck that sucker! Or maybe just the brush head if it is removeable/replaceable. Metals are even less porus than plastics. So they should be good if cleaned well. The bread machine is questionable IMHO. It may not be possible to clean it well enough. Flour is quite airy and can get into small crevices and that's bad. So maybe it's tie for a chuck on the bread machine too. Most bread machines are not set up to make gluten-free breads anyway. gluten-free breads are quite different in prep from regular bread. Welcome to the forum rumberg!
  6. Ok, forum is acting screwy. I wouldn't willingly eat from plates or bowls made from wheat even if they did say they are gluten-free. I changed my entire diet years ago to avoid gluten and sure don't want to risk an immune reaction and physical damage to my body just to satisfy some university policy on composting. I might be willing to burn all the gluteny made from wheat plates and bowls for you though given a chance.
  7. I wouldn't want to use any product made from wheat in a cafeteria setting without being informed of the source of the material. It's too easy for mistakes to happen in manufacturing that can cause gluten contamination. If the products are not tested to confirm they are gluten-free I don't think they can be labeled gluten-free in the USA. For that matter, I don't think any food product containing or made from wheat, rye or barley can be labeled gluten-free in the USA. So don't get too far into purchasing until you make sure you won't be stuck with something unusable. Many celiacs will wash their hands before eating if they have touched anything with gluten in it as a precaution. I think the are right to do that in order to avoid getting sick and having pain for weeks. Not being informed of a possible gluten contamination issue is something that could disturb some people's peaceful exteriors. If you don't have celiac disease and suffer the effects you may not understand the pain it can cause. It's great that you asked about the issue though!
  8. There was a poster some years ago who had an emergency colostomy. She had celiac and decided to skip the whole silly gluten-free diet thing. It didn't work out well for her. She did come by and post about her experience though to warn others. Which was great thing to do.
  9. Hi Aakanksha, To be healthy with celiac you need to stop eating all gluten. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune means our immune system attacks our body instead of attacking germs. The immune system is very sensitive to gluten and germs. In celiac disease, the immune system attacks (makes antibodies) to a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. That immune attack damages our small intestine. Damage to the small intestine makes it hard to absorb vitamins and minerals. The gut damage can also make it hard to digest dairy. The immune attack (response) can continue for weeks or months. So damage from eating gluten one day can last for months. So for a celiac person to remain healthy we can never eat gluten. Welcome to the forum!
  10. Hi finnsmomma, Yep, stay on gluten until all celiac testing is completed. You don't need to eat a lot of gluten. 1/2 slice of bread daily is enough. You may find your symptoms are less if you stop eating dairy for awhile. Celiac can make it hard to digest dairy. Peppermint tea can help with bloating and gas. Aspirin can help with pain. Welcome to the forum finnsmomma!
  11. Hi Ryacluse, Your doctor is wrongo. A little gluten is not ok. Any amount of gluten could stimulate the immune system to respond. UofChicago Celiac Center has an faq on celiac that is helpful. Maybe your doctor could read it. *********************************************** http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faqs/ What common nutrient deficiencies might an adult experience prior to diagnosis? Iron, calcium, and Vitamin D are the most common deficiencies, but some present with deficiencies in B12, copper, folate, magnesium, niacin, riboflavin, and/or zinc. Nutrient deficiencies associated with celiac disease are due to intestinal damage caused by protein in wheat, rye, and barley. In most cases, nutrient deficiencies that were caused by damage from celiac disease will naturally resolve as your intestine heals. Many gluten-free dieters choose foods that aren’t fortified with vitamins and minerals like their gluten-containing counterparts. Thus, we suggest a general multivitamin to prevent against nutritional deficiencies. August, 2015 ***********************************************
  12. Hi Emberdunn, Recovery can take months to a year or more. It depends on a lot of variables as stated previously. We don't need to detox from gluten, but we do need to avoid all gluten so that our immune system can relax and stop making antibodies. Gluten doesn't hang around in the body any more than any other food does. But the immune response does continue for a variable amount of time. Brain fog is fairly common I think. I don't know any definite answer to why it happens. B vitamins might help it some. You should concentrate on your diet to promote healing. Eating simple meals of whole foods is a good way to go. Try to not eat anything with more than 3 ingredients on the label for a while. Foods you make yourself are the best bet. Plus you can always yell at the chef if they screw up the food! Symptoms may seem worse for a while after going gluten-free. But that should pass in time. Hopefully in 6 months you'll be doing better.
  13. Hi Sandmer, It could be cc from the apple. Remember we are talking about an immune system reaction. The same immune system that attacks germs so small we can't see them with the naked eye. Your symptoms are different than mine but that doesn't make them invalid, There is massive variation in symptoms among celiacs. Regarding the rash. have you read up on DH (dermatitis herpetiformis) ? DH is a very itchy rash that people with celiac can get. There is forum section dedicated to DH. Welcome to the forum!
  14. Hi Karen, I think they usually start over on Sunday, but not sure. It seems this past week they didn't start over until Wednesday or Thursday. But now the counts seem to be back to a week ago numbers. The counts are easy to see at the bottom right side of the main forum view. Under the online members listing. As of now, 5:57 am Monday morning. I have 5 posts for the week again. The numbers seem to go haywire really frequently. Actually, it seems right now that number is popular contributors. I think it rotates to post count sometimes though. Or maybe not. not sure what it does since it varies so much. (Head scratching emoji here)
  15. Good for you Karen! They don't deserve it! I made sugar free peanut butter fudge a few days ago. Maybe they'd like that. Hard to figure their appetites for me. Here I thot it was only my posts they liked to gobble, but it seems they'll eat a lot of people's posts! Hmm, I had a gremlin revised count of 37 posts for the week a bit ago. I have done 4 posts in this topic itself and my post count is now 38 (for now). That math no addy up to me.