Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

Pumpkin Seeds- Question
0

13 posts in this topic

Hi,

 

I have another newbie question. My husband bought pain pumpkin seeds from the bin in the organic section of superstore loblows.I used them to make my protein bars and didn't even think of the cross contamination part.  Do you guys happen to know if these are usually gluten free?

 Should I be only buy seeds and nuts that has "gluten free" written on the packaging? In this case the pumpkin seeds were in the organic/natural section but were open in a bin. 

 

 I will really appreciate your help. I am sitting here and glaring at those delicious protein bars (made with gluten-free chia seeds, gluten-free  hemp seeds, gluten-free flaxseed flour,kirkland pure  honey & coconut oil).

 

Thanks in advance for your help!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

I can't speak to those particular seeds, but I personally would not buy anything from open bulk bins.

Sorry, hon.

.

The chances of cross contamination--all those scoops, open lids, flours, etc. --is just too great.

 

Maybe hubs can eat those and you can make some more?

 

No, you do not have to buy things specifically marked "G F" but open bins are risky.

 

I buy my seeds, nuts, etc from the certified G F section on nuts.com.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks irishHeart...I guess I kinda was feeling the same but wanted to hear it before I let mu hubby devouver them :) You are right I shouldn't risk it after I had to start all over once already. Is there a good protien shake that I can use after my workouts? Or other protein replacements after stregth training?

Thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I never worry about whether things are marked gluten free or not, I simply check the ingredients and if it's a new company to me I check with them on manufacturing processes. I have a lot of time on my hands that some people just don't and checking on that is probably unnecessary since it is rare for me to find out something is actually unsafe. There are a great number of companies that have labeling policies I trust or that I'm familiar enough with that I simply trust.

 

That said, I also never buy from bulk bins. The risk of contamination is simply too high. I do buy some things in bulk but when I do so I always check with the store what manufacturer they use to fill the bin with (for instance, a local store uses BRM for corn starch), the size of the package and then I order an entire unopened package. This gets me a 10% discount off of the bin price also, plus keeps me safe from contamination.

 

Of course, my husband moans and complains every time I make him carry a 25 pound bag of salt or corn starch or whatever else to the car and the house. But I don't hear him complain about saving money over the price we'd pay for 1 pound bags! :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks irishHeart...I guess I kinda was feeling the same but wanted to hear it before I let mu hubby devouver them :) You are right I shouldn't risk it after I had to start all over once already. Is there a good protien shake that I can use after my workouts? Or other protein replacements after stregth training?

Thanks

 

I am not sure about protein replacements or shakes.

I just have a greek yogurt after the gym.

18 grams of protein is pretty good, I think.

You might also try 2 hard boiled eggs?

 

"Eggs are a good source of protein and they contain all of the essential amino acids, so they provide complete protein. One hard-boiled egg has 6.29 grams of protein, which gives men 11 percent of their daily intake, while women get 14 percent. In a large egg, about 43 percent of the protein is found in the yolk." 

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Thanks everyone! Buying in bulk is a good idea. I will try the eggs. I just can't have yogurt because I am dairy free. I have just recently started my diet so I am trying to stick to the while foods and avoiding corn, soy, dairy, sugar and any processed foods for first couple month. I live my rice mix hat has sprouted rice, wild rice and quinoa that I have with lentil soups for protein. Cant give up by green chillies for some reason. I find it hard to quit eating the chillies even harder than gluten :( . Hopefully my workouts can help wiyh the healing and the energy.

Thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unless you have a casein intolerance, you should be able to eat some yogurt. The lactose in dairy may be an issue for celiacs

at first, but yogurt has far less lactose than dairy products.

 

but if you prefer to stay off it, that's your call, of course!

 

Have you tried the quinoa flakes? They are quick to cook up. I add some banana and a bit of honey and it's yummy for breakfast.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I actually had not heard of it. I just read up on in. Sounds like a good treat. I will definitely try it. I do want to start the yogurt but I wanted to give it a good month on fruits and veggies before introducing them. 

Thanks a bunch IrishHeart! 

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

sound like a good plan, hon. Take it easy on the workouts at first. Your muscles may not be ready for too much.

Just go slow and take your time to build up your energy. 

 

I saw you had a DEXA (bone density) scan done. Do not be alarmed if it shows a slight dip towards osteopenia. 

This is not uncommon, but most people's bone density improves once you start absorbing again and your levels come up

and you can do weight-bearing exercises.

 

Mine improved in the last two years. My new GI doc and I were very pleased!

No drugs (one doc was quick to suggest them and I said nope)

I just foods high in calcium, a good cal/mag/D vitamin and my ability to begin

exercising once more. I could barely walk without pain when Dxed.

 

You'll get there too--you're a lot younger than I am.

Best wishes. Let us know if we can help in any way.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was kind of hoping that it would just be low because of celiac but I guess that's not the case. My calcium levels were too high and my vitamiD is too low. My GP referred me to an endocrinologist. He is suspecting hyperparathyroidism  due to adenoma (small tumor )on my parathyroid. A part of me is happy that this is getting somewhere but other part of me is very scared. I also just noticed  that the lentils and rice that I have been having are processed in the facility that also process wheat product :( So all this time while I was thinking I was gluten free I have been ingesting foods that might have contained gluten :(  I feel that I am making so many mistakes. I can't even keep my food straight. 

 

I am trying to keep my mind off of the adenoma  and think positive but still it bothers me. 

Sorry for babbling. I just needed to get it off my chest and maybe get some insight from someone who has had similar diagnosis. I feel like I am maybe catastrophysing  everything.

 

Thanks in advance for your insight into this.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

First, many people can tolerate "foods processed in a facility with" because companies do wash the production lines, so please do not beat yourself up over something like this. Even if there were a risk of CC, it would be minimal. Don't worry about it now, ok? we all make rookie errors anyway.

 

Secondly. is the doctor suggesting the endo may be thinking of removing the tumor or the affected glands? I know you are scared hon, but wait until you have all the info before you worry yourself for no good cause. From all I have read, the treatment is very successful. 

 

Thyroid disease runs in my family and cousins have had all sorts of issues, so I have read quite a bit about it. Keep us posted!

 

 

You may want to check the forum to see if anyone has posted about hyperparathyroidism.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks IrishHeart . You are right I probably shouldn't worry about it now. My GP just said " oh don't worry. All it might me is an adenoma. Its not dangerous." and sent me home with urgent referral to endocrinology .  I hope he made it URGENT just to get me in sooner and nothing actually is too serious with me. I actually feet fine. Just psychologically knowing what might be coming makes me feel crappy at time. Oh well I will find out this weekend and definitely will let you know what the verdict is.

I tried to google some posts but didn't find the specific information I was looking for. I am going to make a new post about other peoples' experience with this and whether or not they chose surgery. If they did what effects did it have on them?

 

Thanks!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

try using the Search the Forum at the top right under the celiac.com banner?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,625
    • Total Posts
      918,382
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • puffiness in face
      The puffiness in my face went down a lot after I went gluten free. Old photos shock me sometimes now! Your doctor should be able to test you for food intolerance? Here in UK I did tests for wheat, nut, mustard etc. You can do a blood test and there's also skin prick tests I think, am sure others here would know more.  Good luck    
    • glutened by lays potato chips?
      Here in the UK I can't eat Lay's owned Walkers crisps as even the ones without gluten ingredients can cause a reaction. I read it was something to do with their production processes. Looks like others have same problems too:  
    • Newly diagnosed and totally overwhelmed
      Don't apologise! Not needed here at least where people know exactly what you're going through. As Cyclinglady says, you're now in a grieving process for the former, carefree attitude to food you've now lost. You may find this helpful in understanding the psychological journey you're on: http://psychcentral.com/lib/the-5-stages-of-loss-and-grief/ It WILL get better. Eating cleanly is very good advice as you heal but you can then find the replacement snacks and treats that are safe to eat.  I now know which chocolate bars are ok, which brands of crisps (chips) are safe etc.  I don't drink now, but I did find there were some fantastic ciders that I could tolerate and you've always got wine! In fact one of the weirder discoveries post gluten was that my past (vicious) hangovers were far more about gluten reactions than the alcohol itself. A cider hangover is a breeze in comparison All the best!  
    • glutened by lays potato chips?
      I ate some baked lays last night and felt very sick all night and haven't been feeling great all day today. Other than that I didn't eat anything different from what I normally eat and there was no risk of cross contamination with anything.. These were the only thing I had that was different. They're labeled gluten free so I figured it would be okay, but I started feeling sick pretty soon after eating them. I'm not sure if it's another ingredient in them or what (and i know it's not the soy).. Has anyone else had a reaction to lays potato chips?
    • Symptoms In Toddlers?
      Welcome Ashley! Here are the current tests.  The DGP versions seem to work a bit better than the TTG in small children.  So, ask for the complete panel (and get it all in one stick....my 15 year still hates to get blood drawn ! http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/screening/ Your doctors are wrong!  They must be reading old medical text books.  Not all kids or people have failure to thrive!  You can even be symptom free!. I was anemic and had no intestinal issues when I was diagnosed.  celiac disease affects everyone differently and that's probably why so many folks are not diagnosed. Your kids (parents, siblings too) should be tested every few years (sooner if symptoms develop) per all the leading celiac researchers/doctors if a first-degree relative has celiac disease (like you!)  celiac disease can develop at any age! Hope this helps!   
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,717
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    Acomys
    Joined