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otnemem added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking TipsGluten In Other "gluten-free" Grains?I came across this, from a certain store's preface to their gluten-free list:
"Some gluten sensitive individuals can tolerate buckwheat, millet, amaranth, quinoa, teff, and/or sorghum. Because of the individuality of tolerance, this list does not include foods containing these foods. You should try them, one at a time only after your strict gluten free diet has eliminated all gluten-related symptoms, and only if your doctor approves. If you add any of these to your diet, observe carefully for obvious as well as subtle symptoms of intolerances."
Is this true? Because I've been doing pretty well and am having major issues today after eating a bunch of home-baked amaranth pumpkin muffins last night and this morning. All ingredients were gluten-free, and so I was really confused as to why I'm feeling sick. Anyone have any info about this?
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otnemem added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Some Symptoms Persist Intermittently...Here's a question that's similar to a lot that I've seen here, but a little different. I was diagnosed about a month ago and have been attempting the gluten-free diet ever since. The gas and bloating that I experienced so often subsided pretty quickly, while the D continued. Then, slowly, the D got better and I was spending less time in the bathroom. But still, every five days or so, I have bad bouts, but with no other symptoms (maybe a little accompanying gas, but not like before going gluten-free). So does it sound like I'm being glutened on the weekends, or is this normal recovery (periods of feeling okay followed by short periods of not).
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otnemem added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking TipsArborio Rice For RisottoI made risotto last night, and I used a brand of arborio that's also a pasta manufacturer (starts with an R, has a few Zs in it... don't have the box in front of me...). Anyone know of any brands of rice, or specifically arborio rice, that are NOT gluten-free? I'm not feeling well today, and I worry that maybe it was processed on the same line as pasta or something...
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otnemem added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsPumpkin PureeItems such as pumpkin puree, whose only ingredient is pumpkin, don't have to be "certified" gluten-free, do they? I mean, where does the possibility of x-contamination enter?
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otnemem added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Recovery "potion"According to this article, there are a number of supplements that will aid in the recovery of a celiac's small intestine. For those who don't feel like following the link, I'll list the doctor's recommendations:
8.5 g of L-glutamine 3x daily
Probiotics, beginning with 1 capsule of 500 mg bifido and acidophilus 3x daily
Omega-3 fish oil
Digestive enzymes - specifically Essential Enzymes by Source Naturals
Okay, so I've heard of taking L-glut before, but in this dosage? When I first went gluten-free, I would try to take 9 g per day. This is advocating almost that same amount in one sitting, three times a day. Does this seem a bit excessive?
Next, probiotics. Seems pretty non-intrusive.
Omega-3, also heard this recommended many times.
Digestive enzymes - anyone have any info on this? Or might this be a cheap plug for an interest of the doctor's?
Any input would be much appreciated, as I'm having trouble compiling any sort of comprehensive recommendations on supplementation. Hope to hear your thoughts.
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otnemem added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)I Might Look Like A VampireI've recently gone gluten-free and am trying to regain my naturally darker complexion. I believe the malabsorption and deficiency has left me a little pale in the face. Anyone have any suggestions for how to speed up this process a bit. I'm taking the Utrition liquid multi:
Vitamin A (IU) 10000
Vitamin E (IU) 50
Vitamin D (mg) 400
Vitamin C (mg) 15000
Vitamin K mcg 78
Vit B1 (mg) 100
Vitamin B2 (mg) 100
Vitamin B3 (mg) 20
Vitamin B5 (mg) 100
Vitamin b12 (mcg) 200
Vitamin B6 mg 20
Folic Acid (mcg) 400
Biotin (mg) 300
Calcium (mg) 50
Magnesium (mg) 20
Potassium (mg) 25
And I take a 30 mg Zinc supplement. I'm also taking L-glutamine in 4.5 g and 2 g increments throughout the day. Does anyone have any suggestions for additional vitamins or supplements I might look in to speed up the process? Or is it just a waiting game?
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otnemem added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Questions About Recovery TimeHello, I'm new to this forum and new to the idea of gluten-intolerance. I had a very IBS-prone doctor for a while who would treat me with all different prescription medications and fiber supplements to no avail. He wanted me to try each treatment for 4-6 weeks and then get back to him. Maybe he's never had D before...
Anyway, I lost a lot of weight and was feeling tired and depressed, so I finally found a good doctor who had me tested for the works, and gave me the endoscopy and colonoscopy. They found no colitis, no Chron's, and surprisingly no inflammation at all. The only thing that they did notice was a slight shortening of the villi in my small intestine, but nothing conclusively pointing to celiac.
I've been taking Imodium everyday for about 8 months (since way before my new doctor), and I've had substantial success with it. Sure every once in a while I have a bout or two, but it has helped me live much more comfortably. My problems are really only in the morning, and it helps slow my gut and everything so that it's all very controlled. But my new doctor strongly advised me to begin a gluten-free diet, at least for a few months, so I can rule it out.
So I began about two weeks ago. A few things I've noticed - I'm much less gassy and bloated, but I am still having problems with D in the morning. So I continue taking the Imodium in the meantime. I'll take it one day, be fine for that day and the next, and then the day after that my bowel habits continue like they did before. Is this normal? How long does it generally take to regain "control" of this aspect of digestion? I believe I'm feeling much better physically, but I'm still having this issue, which is very saddening...
I'm also taking a liquid multi, zinc supplement, and roughly 9 g of l-glutamine a day (4.5 g after my morning workout, 2 g doses throughout the day).
Thanks for any guidance...
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