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sfc83 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Digestive Enzymes Derived From BarleyI recently tried Similase brand digestive enzymes by Integrative Therapeutics for 3 days on the advice of my physician, and recently found out that the maltase in this product is derived from barley. I spoke to the company, and they let me know that the product contains less than 20 ppm of gluten, but I wanted to see if anyone on this forum has reacted to this product. I have read some literature that barley based enzymes do not actually contain gluten (see below), due to the process by which the enzymes are derived. I am going to stop using this product regardless, but I am apprehensive to know if I have ingested gluten, and as a result, have weeks of suffering ahead.
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sfc83 added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & MedicationsGluten In Rifaximin/xifaxan?I was recently diagnosed with small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) after a positive lactulose hydrogen breath test. My GI has prescribed me Rifaximin. I called the manufacturer, Salix Pharmaceuticals, and they could not confirm that Rifaximin is gluten free. Has anyone taken this antibiotic, and if so, do you know if it contains gluten? I would also be interested in knowing whether anyone had an adverse reaction to Rifaximin.
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sfc83 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Marshmallow Root/slippery ElmI have been reading about the benefits of Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root for gut healing, and I was wondering if anyone on this forum can comment on whether using these herbs has been worthwhile. Also, if you have used them and had good results, what are some good gluten free brands?
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sfc83 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Can't Figure Out Source Of SymptomsI am 11 months gluten free after being diagnosed last August, and after feeling a lot better over the last few months, I am beginning to have symptoms again. I have a completely gluten free kitchen (shared only with my wife), and have 100% avoided eating at restaurants since a cross contamination episode in March. I eat the following foods on a daily basis, and never stray from my diet:
- Hard boiled eggs (without yolk)
- So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Greek Yogurt
- Coconut Oil
- Three turkey and avocado sandwiches on Canyon Bakehouse 7 Grain Bread. The turkey brand is Applegate Organics (marked gluten free)
- Glutino Strawberry Breakfast Bar
- Chicken breast or Tilapia
- Eden Organic Millet
- Coconut Oil
I also take the following supplements:
- Designs for Health L-Glutamine (3/4 teaspoon twice per day)
- Enzymedica Digest Spectrum (before meals)
- Source Naturals Vitamin D Supplement (marked gluten free)
Does anyone see anything on this list that warrants a closer look? I do eat about 50 grams of fiber per day, which may be excessive. It is mostly soluble fiber, however, as I have IBS as well. I have started to look into household products as well, and my wife has replaced most of her makeup with gluten free brands. My symptoms are mostly digestive, with lower abdominal soreness and some anxiety/disruptive sleep. Any insight would be appreciated.
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