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About Dfrankjazz1

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  1. Hi folks, I've just been diagnosed with celiac from the anti-body blood test (came to 53) and they found a sprue-pattern in my small intenstine. I understand that I have to stay away from obvios gluten, wheat, rye, barley. How scrupulous do I have to get about this? Do I have to worry on a daily basis about barley malt in anything, cross-contamination in ordeing fried foods, frozen yourt (a favorite), mustard, ketchup, soysauce, etc.? I'm getting diffetent info from different sources. Is there a day-to-day bottom line to managing celiac? Also, I've been told that I need to be religious about the gluten-free diet as celiac folks who don't religiously follow the gluten-free diet are at risk for cancer. Does this mean that if I knowingly or unknowingly ingest a small amount of gluten occasionally that it could be a real problem? I'm a jazz musician and travel alot, work on the road and eat in restaurants alot, etc. Can I keep this lifestyle? How about oats? Ther's so much conflicting info out there, it's hard to digest it all:) Thanks for your time and help! Dave F