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Best Resource To Determine If Glugen Free


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#1 vickijn

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 07:09 AM

Hello,
I am newly diagnosed with Celiac sprue. I have had symptoms for the last year or so. My blood tests were positive and I had a biopsy which confirmed the disease.

Before the diagnosis I lost about 20 pounds. I am trying hard to eat the right things so that I can gain some weight back and gain some energy. One of the biggest problem is actually determining if something is Gluten free. I have an appointment with a nutritionist next week, but I would love some book, or web page that I could just look up the product name and brand and they would tell me if it was Gulten free.

I'm probably asking too much. Anyone have a good resource? any suggestions?

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:12 AM

If you're looking for a source that will tell you whether every product in a given store is gluten-free or not, then, yes, you're hoping for too much. It doesn't exist. And I wouldn't put too much hope in the nutritionist unless he or she is an expert in celiac. Most people have gotten more help from the Internet.

Start slow and simple. Eat fresh fruit, vegetables and meat that you cook yourself. Eggs are gluten-free. So are hard block cheeses like cheddar or monterey jack.

There are several lists of foods out there and they are helpful in that they can point you toward some specific products to check out. But most of these lists also items that haven't been rechecked in a long time. One such list is here:

http://forums.delphi...&cacheTag=x46-0

Note that each product will have a date in parens beside it. That date tells you when the product was last checked.

Also, if you go to this page http://forums.delphi...om/celiac/start and click on the celiac forum rules and FAQ, there are a number of files with helpful hints. And one file has a list of companies that will clearly list gluten or wheat.

Celiac.com here also has some food lists and some very good info. Cruise around, read and ask questions.

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#3 vickijn

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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:48 AM

Thank you.

I will check them out. It turns out that my physician has celiac and his wife is the nutritionists. I am hopeful that they will provide some imput.

Thanks again for the information

Vicki
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Posted 30 November 2004 - 08:51 AM

"It turns out that my physician has celiac and his wife is the nutritionists. I am hopeful that they will provide some imput."

You should definitely have better luck than most. My physician also has celiac.

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