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Gluten-free Foods Give Dh (not Celiac) Digestive Issues?


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#1 Jana315

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:42 PM

:unsure: I'm really having a hard time with this! A bit of a reversal, but since getting off of gluten, I feel like a new person, but now DH is having digestive issues from rice flour, rice pasta, etc. I think it is in his head....it is possible to react badly to rice fours & pastas.... :blink: Seriously?

Any advice?

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#2 hinoko

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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:50 PM

I can't give you a definitive answer, but I can tell you that the Starbucks Valencia Orange Cake, while completely gluten free, does NOT agree with me.

I guess everyone has their own problems.
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Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:58 PM

I suggest you try a week long test. Make dinner that one serving is gluten free and on is not for your dh. Make sure to let him know you are making his items with gluten. Keep checking on how he is doing. The week after this make the dinners all gluten free but do not tell him. If it's all in his head you will be able to tell.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 10:54 AM

My daughter and I are gluten free as she has celiac. When my husband eats our gluten free foods he gets diarrhea and cramping really bad.
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Posted 19 June 2009 - 03:00 PM

My husband and i were talking about this today actually.
He has noticed that when he only he eats my food for a while his bm's are never solid. He told me he never feels sick its just affects his digestion i guess. He said it isnt like D, it just doesn't come out normally. Has anyone else seen this within their families. Obviously i don't mind i he doesn't want gluten free food so i know he isn't trying to whine his way out. I really dont want him to keeo eating my foods if they are secretly affecting him the way his foods affect me!
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#6 Jana315

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 08:56 AM

It is reassuring that other non-celiacs have issues with gluten-free foods. Just to confirm that it is more than fiction for him, he happily ate some nice gluten-free biscuits that I made yesterday and his stomach hurt all day. He mentioned the BM issue as well. It really does suck because I'm VERY gluten sensitive and I don't want the house full of gluten foods, but he's an awesome baker and he is willing to eat the gluten-free foods, but they made him sick. It's too bad. Guess we'll just have to take turns making our own foods and then freeze the leftovers.
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:23 AM

My kitchen isn't completely gluten free but im not super sensitive. i'd say im somewhere in the middle. crumbs and such will get me but i can cook with wheat if i was my hands ALOT!

my recommendation is have gluten free cabinets and non gluten free cabinets. designate which counters he will use and which you will use.
Remind him not to double dip in the peanut butter, butter, etc. i think it is very feasible if you take precautions and always label!!!! we have separate butter. i use real butter and hubby uses margarine so no confusion. separate toasters. don't get discourage. it could just be one specific flour or starch that you use. my hubby suggested maybe its the xanthan since none of the non gluten free stuff has it at all. but i dont know that is possible
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Posted 22 June 2009 - 11:02 AM

if he isn't bothered by plain rice, then it'd be a little odd, but not impossible. of course, you don't have to use any substitutes. consider whether or not he's getting enough fiber and other vitamins, as well.
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Posted 24 June 2009 - 11:46 AM

:unsure: I'm really having a hard time with this! A bit of a reversal, but since getting off of gluten, I feel like a new person, but now DH is having digestive issues from rice flour, rice pasta, etc. I think it is in his head....it is possible to react badly to rice fours & pastas.... :blink: Seriously?



Hi Jana,

Is it possible he has developed an sensitivity or intolerance to rice due to the sudden high (I assume) amount he is eating? You can develop an intolerance to anything. Have you tried changing to things like arrowroot and sorghum flours, tapioca starch and flour, etc?
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Posted 26 June 2009 - 07:11 AM

Thanks for the suggestions - we are narrowing it down. For example, he can eat the brown rice pasta - maybe it is the xanthan gum when we make baked goods - it is definitely more with the baked goods. Is there a substitute for xanthan gum? Yikes....

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Posted 26 June 2009 - 08:46 AM

Thanks for the suggestions - we are narrowing it down. For example, he can eat the brown rice pasta - maybe it is the xanthan gum when we make baked goods - it is definitely more with the baked goods. Is there a substitute for xanthan gum? Yikes....

Jana


Guar gum, but it is known to have a laxative effect for some people.
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#12 GFinDC

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 07:33 AM

I wonder if you add some fiber to the gluten-free bread, if that might help? You could try adding some psyillium husks or some other fiber. Just a thot.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:55 PM

Thanks for the suggestions - we are narrowing it down. For example, he can eat the brown rice pasta - maybe it is the xanthan gum when we make baked goods - it is definitely more with the baked goods. Is there a substitute for xanthan gum? Yikes....

Jana

I've found that unflavored gelatin works well as a substitute for xanthan gum. I usually add a tablespoon of it to my recipes to help with elasticity, density and texture. And personally, I don't really care for the taste of xanthan gum in most of my homemade goods.

You also may want to look at the types of flours you're using. For example, my mother has horrific stomach pains if she eats things with bean or chickpea flours. Another friend has major issues with corn (most baked goods call for large amounts of cornstarch which could overload someone's system).

I do agree with the pp who mentioned sorghum and arrowroot. I love gluten-free baked goods with those. Almond flour gives nice flavor as well. Arrowroot is a great substitution for potato or corn starch.
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Posted 30 June 2009 - 01:11 PM

I love all these suggestions/ideas! It really helps. DH has now re-qualified his statement that the brown rice pasta bothers him somewhat, but doesn't give him the s***s like the baked goods do....SO, now we are trying to get away from xantham gums for baked goods - seems easy enough and are trying out some new flours - like coconut, almond, arrowroot & others suggested here. I can't have potatoes either, so we've been using tapioca starch and I've not tried bean flours - personally, just a little wary of anything that can produce gas (for my own sake, I've had enough of that for a lifetime...). We have on hand, sorghum flour, white rice flour, brown rice flour, corn starch & sweet rice flour.
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Posted 01 July 2009 - 01:46 PM

Most celiacs I know use flax seeds as a "healthier" substitute to xanthan or guar gum. Just grind a spoonful of seeds and add a little hot water. In sweet cakes you can add shredded apples to the mix. (I have three apple trees in my garden, so I use them often.)
As for the flours, my favorites are quinoa, millet, teff, amaranth and corn, but seldom eat any, because starchy food gives me almost the same reaction as wheat. :(


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