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

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    Mountaineer Josh

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    • Interests WVU athletics - Let's GOOOO Mountaineers!<br />Running<br />Liberal/Progressive Politics<br />Reading
    • Location Ashburn, VA

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    1. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Estrella Damm Daura   

      I think it's great. It's too expensive but wonderful. Not as hoppy or heavy as Redbridge. It's real beer that's why it's great. It's similar to drinking a Bud Light. Again, I wish Bud and Corona would officially release their gluten numbers because I'm quite sure they'd be well under 20 ppm too.
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    2. Mountaineer Josh added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Estrella Damm Daura
      Kudos to this brewery for doing what makes sense - use barley to develop beer and simply take the gluten out. The best beer available to celiacs because it's real beer. The price is a bit outrageous but worth it.
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    3. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic New gluten-free Beer Now Available In U.s.   

      Hope I can find it here in Virginia! Thanks! There are some other barley based gluten free beers in Europe. Hope they begin to distribute too.
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    4. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Finally Found A Decent Bread   

      Glutino Fiber Bread

      Schar ciabatta rolls
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    5. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Honey Nut Chex   

      I'm eating all of the Chex flavors without any problems. I love them all. I eat them for breakfast and they are great for a snack too.
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    6. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic All My Make-up, Shampoo, And Lotion Has Gluten! 
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    7. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Whole Foods Granola, With Oats!   

      My Whole Foods had samples out on their "Gluten Free Day," yet didn't have any to sell. Can you believe that? It was great though!
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    8. Mountaineer Josh added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Mccann's Instant Oatmeal
      I was so excited to see McCann's Instant Oatmeal being offered at my local grocery store I bought two boxes. That night, I decided to have oats for dinner. I felt fine, no bloating or cramping. But after two to three days, I noticed I hadn't gone number 2. For the sake of full disclosure, I'm a very regular guy. No problems there. So, I'm guessing McCann's Instant Oats aren't as free of gluten as we have heard.

      Has anyone else had problems with McCann's?
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    9. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Chebe!   

      I made Chebe calzones the other night. They were excellent. I made two. I had one the next day for lunch. I think Chebe is better warmed up. Sometimes, after it is freshly baked, it can be a little on the chewy side. That's just tapioca flour for you. I'll say this though, tapioca flour is the closest thing to wheat flour in terms of texture and chewiness. It doesn't crumble!

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    10. Mountaineer Josh added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Against The Grain's Baguettes
      I was shopping at Wegmans recently and picked up some baguettes for $7.99. At first, I thought, "why am I wasting $7.99 on gluten free bread that will lead to yet more disappointment." Well, I stand corrected. Wow, just wow! These baguettes were by far the closest thing I've had to real, flaky, chewy bread since my diagnosis. I highly recommend. I was so excited, I must have eaten three sandwiches for dinner that night. The ingredients include: tapioca flour, mozzarella cheese, eggs, water. Nothing fancy, but whatever ever they are doing, it's great. I forgot to mention the big, chewy air pockets like real bread!

      Has anyone else had this product?
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    11. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Still Drinking Regular Beer - No Problems   

      Precisely. Finally, someone who isn't a zealot that read my post for what it was. It was simply my general observation and MY experience. I did not state that people should leave their homes to go buy any beer. For the twentieth time, I'm saying that if these products were tested, the likelihood that they would be found below the 20 ppm definition would be high. In fact, some research has been done and found that some beers do fall below 20 ppm. In fact, there was a poster last year on this board who tested Corona with a home gluten test and found the levels to be negligible. But, of course, I'm sure most on this board would say, "OH NO! It's not accurate!"

      I don't eat any gluten from other sources. In fact, I rarely even eat out! I don't eat processed foods either. So, if I were to drink three or four beers a week and remain on a gluten-free diet, I'm guessing I'll die from something else that isn't related to Celiac. Unlike many people on this board, I don't blame Celiac disease for EVERY ache and pain I may have. Some on this board would lead you to believe that this is the most serious illness known to man which is a joke. In the grand scheme of things, we have it pretty good. Go talk to someone with diabetes.

      In the future, I'll refrain from coming to this board to simply try and have a civil, educated conversation.
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    12. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Still Drinking Regular Beer - No Problems   

      This is laughable on many levels. Unfortunately, not everything is black and white. I've been confirmed celiac for three years. I know this shatters people's strict interpretation of the gluten free diet, but the bottom line is, light beers don't affect me. My follow-up endoscopy and blood tests have proven this. If I were to eat a sandwhich, I'm sure my antibody counts would jump up. The bottom line is this, beers like Bud Light contain such low levels of gluten, that many celiacs simply don't react to it.

      You do realize there are varying degrees of the disease right? Look at the literature.
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    13. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Still Drinking Regular Beer - No Problems   

      After my first celiac panel bloodwork revealed my antibody count was around 275. Also, last year, I had a follow-up endoscopy, while drinking beer regularly, showed no signs of celiac after being on a gluten-free diet for the previous year. Obviously, we all have different levels of sensitivity to gluten. Apparently the levels in watered down beer like Bud Light and Corona simply don't affect my system.

      I've read that others drink regular beer on here in the past. Again, hopefully beer companies will test their levels once the definitions have been finalized.
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    14. Mountaineer Josh added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Still Drinking Regular Beer - No Problems
      I've reported in the past that I regularly drink Bud Light without any issues. For the third straight blood test "check-up" my numbers are great and no sign of gluten entering my system. I'm looking forward to the "gluten-free" definition being finalized because I believe that if Anheiser Busch/InBev does test their lighter beers, we'll find that their gluten levels are well below 20 ppm. Hopefully they view this as advantageous from a business perspective.

      I also drink Corona without any issues. I think the key is to avoid all gluten from other sources.

      Anyone else drink beer on a regular basis without problems?
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    15. Mountaineer Josh added a post in a topic Mom Thinks I Was Cursed By The! Rant   

      The devil????? Isn't this 2008? Lol. I'm sorry to hear about your situation but it's pretty comical. For some reason, I have a feeling that talking SCIENCE with your mother may not help. You should make this fun and tell her you joined a cult. Lol....
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