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#1 hathor

 
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 08:54 AM

This thread got me to thinking about Nutty Flax, my favorite (and allegedly) gluten-free cereal.
http://www.glutenfre...mp;#entry364688

Folks reported reactions. I was initially skeptical as you can see, and now I'm not quite sure. I noticed a gluten-sort of brain fog that didn't seem like it could be attributable to anything else, among other things. So I'm experimenting with cutting it out.

I am curious as to others' experiences. I suppose my reaction could be to something else; it is often so hard to pin down what one is reacting to. I react to a number of different things, but only gluten gives me a bad two day brain fog.

I would hate to give up this product without reason. They claim to be gluten-free and that they periodically test. The cereal is higher in fiber than any other gluten-free cereal I've found, plus it has omega 3s. I also like to have variety in breakfast, and eliminating this product will make that pretty hard, given my other food restrictions.

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Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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#2 Mango04

 
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:35 AM

I eat it all the time and don't ever react...
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 09:38 AM

My son and I eat that product all the time without any reaction.

Hope you get to the bottom of what is bothering youur system. :)
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:13 AM

I think I was reacting to it as well. I stopped eating it as a result. I may try it again when i am completely healthy (or as close as it gets!).

I am curious as to others' experiences.


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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:16 AM

I eat the Nutty Rice all the time and have a box of the Nutty Flax that I was waiting for a day that I was going to be home just in case I do react becuase I never know what will affect me.
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 10:21 AM

Sorghum and flax can both cause problems for people with leaky gut. Sorghum is also known to be one of the moldier grains, so that can be a problem for some people too (especially people who have other conditions or haven't completely healed). So...if you react...it might not be from gluten...
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Posted 16 November 2007 - 12:27 PM

I'll be curious to hear what happens when you cut it out. I eat it a lot....and honestly, I haven't been feeling all that great for the last couple of weeks, but it's not my usual gluten reaction. It's more head-fog type stuff. Maybe I'll try going without for a few days, too....give me a good excuse to gorge myself on homemade pancakes, lol!

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Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:05 PM

This thread got me to thinking about Nutty Flax, my favorite (and allegedly) gluten-free cereal.
http://www.glutenfre...mp;#entry364688

Folks reported reactions. I was initially skeptical as you can see, and now I'm not quite sure. I noticed a gluten-sort of brain fog that didn't seem like it could be attributable to anything else, among other things. So I'm experimenting with cutting it out.

I am curious as to others' experiences. I suppose my reaction could be to something else; it is often so hard to pin down what one is reacting to. I react to a number of different things, but only gluten gives me a bad two day brain fog.

I would hate to give up this product without reason. They claim to be gluten-free and that they periodically test. The cereal is higher in fiber than any other gluten-free cereal I've found, plus it has omega 3s. I also like to have variety in breakfast, and eliminating this product will make that pretty hard, given my other food restrictions.


I'm not sure what cereal it is but it says "nut free and gluten free" it has flaxseeds in it. But both times i have eaten it i get the same reaction i get from eating gluten.
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#9 hathor

 
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Posted 30 November 2007 - 09:13 AM

I'll be curious to hear what happens when you cut it out. I eat it a lot....and honestly, I haven't been feeling all that great for the last couple of weeks, but it's not my usual gluten reaction. It's more head-fog type stuff. Maybe I'll try going without for a few days, too....give me a good excuse to gorge myself on homemade pancakes, lol!

Rhonda


Did you try going without the cereal? If so, what was your experience?

I got feeling really well off the cereal. I tried it again a three days ago -- yesterday and the day before I was dreadfully brainfogged and suddenly constipated.

I wonder if the particular batch from my last box was CCed with gluten or soy? I eat Bob's Red Mill hot cereal that has sorghum in it and often put flax seed on it -- and this doesn't seem to bother me.

In the meantime, I'm rather reluctant to try Nutty Flax again, whatever the problem is. Unfortunate, because I do like it.

Of course, it always could be something else, but I didn't eat out or have anything I haven't had before.

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Gluten free since 1/6/07
Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07
Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Posted 01 December 2007 - 12:12 PM

[color="#9932CC"]Did you try going without the cereal? If so, what was your experience?


I haven't eaten Nutty Flax since your post....and I've been feeling great! Hmm......I may try it again this week and see what happens. I'm a bit apprehensive, considering that it made you feel bad again. I don't want to lose the only gluten-free cereal that I really like! I have been enjoying all the homemade pancakes, though! :-) I'll let you know what happens when I try it again. Y'know, I meant to mention something back when I replied to your original post - my local health food store couldn't get Nutty Flax (they could get the Nutty Rice, but not the Flax) for about a month or so. I kept asking about it....they said they ordered it, but didn't receive it. Then, suddenly, it was available again. Wonder if they had a supply or production problem of some sort.....and how would you go about finding out if they did?

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#11 hathor

 
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:18 AM

I will be interested in hearing your reaction. I still have an opened box of Nutty Flax. Looking at my food diary, I realized that I did go to the hair salon on the day I ate the NF. I know some products contain wheat. My stylist carefully select ones that don't but I suppose there could be stuff breathed in, not that I sat near anyone else ... This is probably a long shot, though. I don't remember ever feeling bad the days after I went to the salon.

I hate it when I have to do all this detective work and second guessing. I may challenge NF again, sometime when I don't have anything planned for the next couple days where I have to think.

Right now I'm avoiding sorghum & flax, just to make sure. I'm making my own grains overnight in the crockpot. Probably better than processed food plus I don't have to worry about CC. On another thread, someone mentioned that some folk felt glutened after Bob's Red Mill gluten-free hot cereal :( So I'm at the "oh, to heck with it" stage and avoiding commercial cereals altogether.

What is your homemade pancake recipe? Is it dairy and egg-free, or adjustable to be? I've only had pancakes once since diagnosis. They were made from a mix and weren't right at all.

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McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00
Gluten free since 1/6/07
Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07
Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:32 PM

What is your homemade pancake recipe? Is it dairy and egg-free, or adjustable to be? I've only had pancakes once since diagnosis. They were made from a mix and weren't right at all.


I'm very happy with my pancake recipe. It took a few months, and lots of flubs, to come up with it. I use an egg, but I'm sure you could use egg replacer. It's already dairy/soy free (we don't do dairy or soy here.)

1 egg (or equivalent replacer)
3/4 c. rice milk (or almond milk)
2 tbsp. canola oil
1/2 c. flour blend (I use Tom Sawyer, which contains xanthan gum and gelatin)
1/2 c. teff flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar (optional)

I usually add mashed banana, or grated apples, and nuts or chocolate chips. When I add "sweet stuff", I leave the sugar out. Recently I added some pureed pumpkin and a little cinnamon - yum! Hope you can use this. I was pretty distraught when I couldn't make decent pancakes for my kids....I made it my mission to be able to do so, lol!

I'll try the NF sometime this week - like you said, when I don't have anything important to do later.

Rhonda
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 05:29 PM

The Nutty Flax really bothered me. I think I can't tolerate the sorghum.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:05 AM

Thanks for the pancake recipe!
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McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00
Gluten free since 1/6/07
Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07
Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07
Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)
Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)
Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)
Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 12:55 PM

My wife makes banana bran muffins with Nutty Flax all of the time and none of have ever reacted to it.
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