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I've been gluten free for just over 10 weeks and for the last 4 weeks or so have started to feel some benefits. Over the last 3 days I've had griping tummy pain, d and c, extreme tiredness , sickly and achy arms and realised the only thing I've done different is I've been eating a Glutafin loaf of bread...could that really be the culprit? I've just read the ingredients and it does say it contains 'wheat starch'..so abit confused??

Anyone else have problems with shop bought gluten-free bread? I've been eating approx 98% wholefoods so maybe its just a shock to my system? :(

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I got this off their website:

 

Contains gluten free wheat starch which complies with the internationally agreed criteria for gluten free foods so suitable for a gluten free diet (Codex Alimentarius).

 

I wouldn't eat it. just saying.

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thanks Julissa..don't think I'll be eating it again either but also wonder if there is any gluten-free bread out there suitable..

Guess I'll keep sticking to wholefoods for now..i just wanted a change ..ah well

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might try the Genius bread as ive just looked at the ingredients and it doesnt seem to contain codex wheat starch (i don't think)...its just expensive and I need to find a shop thats sells it!

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might try the Genius bread as ive just looked at the ingredients and it doesnt seem to contain codex wheat starch (i don't think)...its just expensive and I need to find a shop thats sells it!

Udies bread is great. Its the best kind of gluten free bread Ive tasted :)

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thanks DesMae, i will check it out :)

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might try the Genius bread as ive just looked at the ingredients and it doesnt seem to contain codex wheat starch (i don't think)...its just expensive and I need to find a shop thats sells it!

  The Genius bread, made in the UK, is awesome.  It has been licensed to Glutino in Canada and the US but it isn't the same Genius that I had in London.  I know they stock it at Whole Foods market in their London locations but I know they sell it elsewhere too.  Check their website and look for locations!  It does not contian wheat starch.  The brown bread is delicious.

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hi Gemini,

is this the same one?

http://m.sainsburys.co.uk/mt/www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/global_search/global_result.jsp?bmForm=global_search&GLOBAL_DATA._search_term1=GENIUS+BREAD&GLOBAL_DATA._searchType=0&bmUID=1329406673904

only thing is, I don't have a sainsburys superstore close to me and doubt they'll sell them in their smaller shops. I think its available on prescription i'm having problems getting that.

I'll also try their website, maybe they'll deliver.

cheers

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hi Gemini,

is this the same one?

http://m.sainsburys.co.uk/mt/www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/global_search/global_result.jsp?bmForm=global_search&GLOBAL_DATA._search_term1=GENIUS+BREAD&GLOBAL_DATA._searchType=0&bmUID=1329406673904

only thing is, I don't have a sainsburys superstore close to me and doubt they'll sell them in their smaller shops. I think its available on prescription i'm having problems getting that.

I'll also try their website, maybe they'll deliver.

cheers

 

 

That's the one!  I would check the smaller Sainsbury's anyway to see if they have it.  You could also ask them to stock it.  Maybe they take requests like that.  I know they deliver in the UK because I checked where they deliver to.  That would be a good option if it isn't available within a short distance from your home. 

 

I wasn't aware that the Rx stuff included mainstream grocery purchases.  Why are you having trouble getting that if you've been diagnosed?  They like to make our lives difficult, don't they?  :angry:   Give it a shot because it's very good bread and the ingredients have nothing that you need to worry about.  The woman who developed this bread has a dedicated facility.....all gluten-free stuff!

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That's the one! I would check the smaller Sainsbury's anyway to see if they have it. You could also ask them to stock it. Maybe they take requests like that. I know they deliver in the UK because I checked where they deliver to. That would be a good option if it isn't available within a short distance from your home.

I wasn't aware that the Rx stuff included mainstream grocery purchases. Why are you having trouble getting that if you've been diagnosed? They like to make our lives difficult, don't they? :angry: Give it a shot because it's very good bread and the ingredients have nothing that you need to worry about. The woman who developed this bread has a dedicated facility.....all gluten-free stuff!

oooh never thought about asking them to stock it..great idea :)

yes, they love to make it difficult for us...as though its not tough enough!.. although i got dx as 98% positive of having coeliac due to blood test, symptoms and gluten challenge...theyve tried twice in the last couple of yrs to give me a biopsy (last time the sedation didnt work) and I just couldnt tolerate it (very anxious after having a total thyroidectomy and vocal cord was cut); hence nhs won't give me prescription even tho consulant has put it in writing that im coeliac and need to follow a gluten-free diet. I told them to put me to sleep to do biopsy but they said its dangerous me not been aware of what they are doing or following their instructions.

Ah well...what will be, will be .....

I'll make a visit to Sainsburys tomos :)

edited to include:

http://www.coeliac.org.uk/healthcare-professionals/prescriptions

look under 'related downloads' of food available on prescription

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I mean, really......they have to get rid of that biopsy as a Gold Standard.  It's ridiculous!  I can understand your frustration because I did not have the biopsy, either.  Refused it because I have other medical issues that would have made it difficult to do plus the thing with sedation.  I am one of those people who have a tendency to wake up half way through lighter sedation and then would have freaked out if I had a tube down my throat so I totally get what you are saying.  Fortunately, my blood work was so high and I failed all the tests that my doctor believes the results.  But we also do not have food on Rx so the need to prove is not so great. 

 

I am impressed that Genius is included on the list as most of what I saw in Britain for gluten-free bread was not impressive.  We have a lot of yucky stuff here also, I am not bashing Britian's gluten-free food.  I think they do a pretty good job in many ways and I have eaten the cookies and treats when I travel there and some are great. I love those digestive biscuits you guys have and finally found the gluten-free ones.....they taste the same as the gluten ones. Genius has other breads and Naan bead too.  I LOVE Naan bread and haven't had it since I was diagnosed 8 years ago.  I will be looking for that on my trip this Fall!  ;)

 

Keep pushing NHS.....make them give you what you need.  The squeaky wheel gets the most oil....... :D

 

 

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