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

Cocoa ?
0

15 posts in this topic

Would a sprinkle of cocoa on my coffee have Glutened me ? :blink: I can't think of anything else that could have done it. I feel really sick and have had cramping and D for 2 days. :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:
Would a sprinkle of cocoa on my coffee have Glutened me?....

g,

I haven't heard about cocoa containing gluten. Was it just regular cocoa powder or some kind of cocoa mix, like hot chocolate or something.

Also, I'm fairly new (7 weeks), and was curious about that "challenge diet". Is that something a gastroenterologist gives you? And if you fail it he diagnoses you with celiac despite a negative blood test and no biopsy? Just wondering. Oh sorry, it says gluten intolerant. That's a different thing I guess. Does that mean you can eat gluten if you want to sometimes?

best regards, lm

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Georgie, cocoa is usually gluten-free, but as Larry mentioned, hot chocolate mix may not be.

Larry, some celiac specialists are doubting that there is a difference in celiac disease and gluten intolerance, and want the distinction removed. Celiac disease (destroyed villi) is just one possible form of gluten intolerance, there are many other ways it can manifest. Such as DH, or mental illness for instance.

And no, if you're gluten intolerant as opposed to being officially diagnosed with celiac disease, you're still not allowed to eat any gluten at all. Because it makes you just as sick, even though it may not destroy your villi (it may just destroy your brain, or wreak havoc with your neural pathways, making you unable to walk or use your hands, for instance).

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I asked my Dr what was the difference between GI and Celiac and she held her hand up and indicated a gap of 1mm! I think I have Celiac but as a Gastro hasn't dx me - I can't officially be called that ! Not here anyway. Our state has a Society you can join but you need a letter from a Gastro Dr before you can. They do not recognise the Gluten Challenge Diet. And I am NOT going back to Gluten just for a colonoscopy and Gastro Dr dx.

I have had a skin rash too - that resembled mild DH, and which disappeared after going gluten-free and which gets itchy when I am Glutened.

I have so much pain at the moment and can only think that the cocoa was a drinking choc blend. It was sweet - now I think of it. Ouch - won't do that again!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Where abouts did you get the coffee? Mcdonalds capuinchino have gluten in the chocolate powder, I'm not sure about the Mccafe one but would asume it is the same. Also the powder that Gloria Jeans use on their capuinchino has gluten in it, but you can ask for it without.

Feel better soon.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I think just plain cocoa does not contain any gluten. I must agree with the above comments that if it was a mixture of a chocolate powder with various ingredients then your illness may be a result of it.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Where abouts did you get the coffee?

It was a trendy cafe. I asked if their risotto was gluten-free and they told me rice had Gluten :lol: so I don't have much confidence now in the coffee ! I had my risotto at a proper Italian restuarant just down the road, and ALL their risottos are made fresh and are gluten-free. tip - eat Italian. You are not made to feel a nuisance. The waitress at the door knew all the risottos were gluten-free. And it was the same price as that cafe that didn't know rice was gluten-free!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
.....I had my risotto at a proper Italian restuarant just down the road, and ALL their risottos are made fresh and are gluten-free. tip - eat Italian.... The waitress at the door knew all the risottos were gluten-free....

g,

I've heard of risotto before but honestly didn't know what it was. I vaguely thought it was couscous (another dish I've never had) or something like that. We don't go out to eat much, even less now. I always got lasagna or chicken florentine.

I'll definately have to try that risotto, it sounds good.

best regards, lm

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I love risottos as my throat is still constricted by my enlarged Thyroid. Hubbie does them. He uses his own chicken stock, and you simmer the rice in that slowly and keep adding more until its right - so you need to stand over it abit and keep stirring and adding stock.Then you just add meat , veges as you like. I had a lovely roasted pumpkin , green peas , spinach, onion and parmasan cheese one the other day. recipezaar has good authentic recipes. As Celiac is so well recognised in Italy - if you are looking for a place to eat anytime - head to an authentic Italian Ristorante!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi georgie, I'm sorry to hear to are feeling bad. I get glutened by any chocolate but two days ago I visited the Gluten free shop in Ormond that you suggested on the Aussie/NZ thread. I had two rows of a dark chocolate with chili they sell (threw wrapper away sadly :( ) and had no symptoms. It is the first time I've had chocolate in months and I'm quite glad there is at least something I can have. :rolleyes: My diet is already very restrictive as it is.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thats great news. Was it nice with the chilli ? I do mail orders with that shop. They have drinking chocolate powder so may carry my own to cafes in the future :lol: I am about to go dairy free for a trial and am dreading it - so glad that you thought the choc was OK ( as I see you are dairy free too)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, I can't tolerate dairy at the moment but I'm planning on re-introducing it when I feel my gut has healed. Therefore I avoid milk chocolate and eat dark chocolate instead. I have a feeling that it is the soy (from the lechithin) in the dairy-free chocolates that I've been trying in the past that makes me sick. The chili chocolate has very basic ingredients like cocoa mass, cocoa butter, lechithin (from sunflower) and cane suger (if I remember correctly). B) It is devine though I only take 4 blocks a day. :D

Best wishes with going dairy free. I hope it makes a world of difference in your health.

Flowergirl

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks ! 2 days now and I start DF. I just have realised that means black coffee :blink: Is it common to have healing and go back to dairy?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks ! 2 days now and I start DF. I just have realised that means black coffee :blink: Is it common to have healing and go back to dairy?

:) Giving up half and half in my coffee was the hardest thing about going dairy-free to me! I can't stand black coffee, but I've found some decent substitutes. If you can tolerate soy, Silk makes a soy-based creamer that is quite good. Unfortunately for me, not long after discovering it, I realized I had a problem with soy too. :angry: So now I make my own lattes with hazelnut milk, and they're yummy! I asked for a cappucino machine for Christmas so I could make my own at home (and hazelnut milk foams up quite nicely!), but when I'm at work I just go buy an espresso at the coffee shop across the way, microwave some hazlenut milk, and mix it all up. Kind of a pain, but better than going without my coffee! ;)

Jeanne

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thanks ! 2 days now and I start DF. I just have realised that means black coffee :blink: Is it common to have healing and go back to dairy?

After one year of being gluten free I could have dairy again. So, there may be hope for you too.

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
      104,634
    • Total Posts
      921,525
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I've been diagnosed with celiac a few months ago I thought that I had it for a while now it runs in the family.  I found out I had it a few months back when I ate chick fi a sandwich and had to go to the ER because I couldn't stop throwing up. They didn't know what it was and it took a few more months for anyone to take me seriously and find out what's wrong   Anyways I've gone gluten free now and I still have pains whenever I eat ANYTHING. It's cramping and burning and feels like my stomach is on fire.  I also have pains...below which I'm not sure what it is.  I ate a salad today, and now i'm in pain the salad had cheese, onion on it no dressing or any breading... Maybe I should stay away from cheese, I think it may be lactose and can't eat soy.   I ate some gluten free chex the other day with rice milk and ended up in pain.. I don't know maybe it's more than just celiac. I don't know if this is normal for people just going gluten free...maybe there was some hidden gluten in those foods. I don't know.   All i know is that this pain is hurting me and I'm tired. Thanks for reading...this is my first post.
    • I found my gas issues were caused by carbs, and sugars, something about how the bacteria in my gut changed and started making me gassy and extremely bloated when they got a hold of any thing more then a tbsp of grains, beans, fruit, or starch carbs. And no amount of medicine helped. Changed to 1/4 servings of those and mostly protein, fat diet. As for vitamin supplements I found I have to take B vitamin supplements 3 times a day to not go zombie mode. I personally found Liquid Vitamins Energy & Stress and the Nero-logic from them helps along with the occasional 1/2 bottle of 5 hour. As to carbonated water I avoided it when bloated cause it made me feel worse.
    • Butterbean, do go have a read of the dermatitis herpetiformis section.  See if anyone's story sound familiar to what you're experiencing.
    • Hi all. Well, it's been around twenty days since I've been taking Gas-X like meds (with simethicone), but no relief. Maybe I should drink bigger dose... Currently, I'm taking 80 mg four times per day.
      I'm so exhausted, both mentally and physically... Anyway, I have two questions:
      First, is it good or bad to drink mineral/carbonated water if you have severe trapped gas like me?
      Second: Is it possible to regain some physical strength/relieve fatigue with vitamin supplements? Thanks in advance.
    • I have had so many issues with my teeth--I keep getting decay and I have had filling after filling.  This past week, my dentist told me I may need a crown, which is pricey. I also have two missing teeth, which was a genetic thing that runs in my family. I am sick of hygienists telling me I am not doing enough brushing, flossing rinsing.  I do all three religiously (can't even imagine how bad my mouth would be if I didn't...)  Thankfully, last time I had my teeth cleaned, the hygienist said that my mouth was the cleanest one she had seen in years. And, she said, "something happened to your teeth developmentally." I explained how I had undiagnosed celiac disease many years. I am only 31... It is really disheartening.   What do you guys do to afford all this dental care?  My insurance doesn't cover a whole lot.  Thankfully, my dentist has felt bad and gives me discounts here and there.
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,637
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    Gracey
    Joined