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

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Wheat Grass, Barely Grass? Ya Or Nay?
0

11 posts in this topic

It would be really benficial to me to be able to consume some of these super food powders, usally labeled super greens or such. There packed with healthy ingedients, including wheat grass and barley grass sometimes. The one I saw was also labeled gluten free? Can We eat Wheat Grass or Barley Grass if it's gluten free, or should we stay of the Grass? Thanks

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

The grasses are theoretically gluten-free. I personally choose to not consume anything made from those plants, as I don't trust how carefully people who produce wheat grass are separating grass from unsprouted grains. Wheat grass seems like an awfully risky "superfood" and it's really no more nutritious than safer "superfoods" like spinach, spirulina, blueberries, or a

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel the same way about it as Skylark. Why take a chance anyway? There are plenty of nutritious foods around to eat. What advertising guru convinced you that you need to eat wheat grass or barley grass? Those types get paid lots of money to convince people to do this or do that, as long as their sponsor gives them a big paycheck they couldn't care less if it is true. Let me guess, Freddy Krueger right? :D Just a little Halloween humour.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I found out the hard way that I get the same effect from wheat and barley grass as I would if I ate a couple slices of wheat bread. I avoid them. There are a lot of good supplements without those ingredients to choose from.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am of the mindset, like the above, (as much as I loved wheat grass) that you should "avoid the very appearance of evil." Not that wheat grass is Evil persay, but for us it is in a way. But really the decision is up to you. But I personally say don't do it. Not that I am an expert on this diet yet by any means, but that is my opinion

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Ditto everyone else. It's just not worth the risk; there are plenty of other safe alternatives out there.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the advice, for now it's staying off the grass for me as well until I get this thing sorted out. I face a unique challange as I work overseas in a very remote Isolated environment. When I have time off and I'm travelling I try to find and bring back any food health items I can. I no there are a lot of wheat grass free super food products out there, I just did'nt see any at the stores I stopped by. I will keep a better eye out. Thanks Again

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought and took some of the "green" vitamins, but I hadn't looked at all the ingredients carefully. So I took them for about three days and then the bad stomach cramps and migraines started and then realized they had barley grass in them. Someone on here had mentioned that the barley grass was safe if you knew they justed used the grass part, but if the seeds were involved, then it was going to be bad. Since there is no way of knowing you might want to avoid the products.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have done a lot of experimentation with wheat grass. I makes me sick just as much as eating wheat or oats. If you need greens use spinach, kales, water cress and other non-grain source veggies. Also watch out for green juice smoothies that contain barley and/or wheat grass. When you find the foods that digest don't vary from it. My rule of thumb now is if it makes me sleepy, depressed, lose muscle tone, I won't eat or drink it (no matter how healthy it is claimed to be!). People with Celiac must live in a different world than the mass population or suffer the Celiac symptoms.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is a really old thread but I thought I'd throw out there that supplements are not well regulated, so what a label says is grass may actually be seeds or whole grains. Even if wheat grass is safe, theres no way to know if that's what's really in there.

I'm sure this has been covered elsewhere, though. I just couldn't resist responding.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I do continue to use my barley grass powder with no problem. I have used it for about twenty years and have arthritis problems without it. I contacted the company and they do test for gluten. It tests at less than 8ppm.

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
      103,594
    • Total Posts
      918,294
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • In Dire Need Of Help
      Hi my name is Alex and I am 23 years old. I am suffering so badly right now in life. Everyday I have multiple, very severe panic attacks. I have called 911 many times in the last 6 months. I am suffering with vertigo, intense weakness and pains, I can not digest anything, I have terrible acid reflux, I can't sleep, I can't relax, my heart constantly palpitates, my breathing is "forced labor" all day. I am suffering in a mental fog. I have been from doctor to hospital to doctor and every EKG comes back normal, every doctor says the same thing, I am struggling with anxiety and they write me whatever prescription of the week they are offering  I recently took it upon myself to cut gluten out of my diet, and wallah! I felt like I did in high school within 2 days. I work in NYC and many times it is nearly impossible to find something containing no gluten, and many times when I ask they tell me "No Gluten" and I eat whatever food I ordered (probably salad w/ dressing) and i find myself driving home in a terrible panic attack. Panic is my main symptom. I have not been diagnosed yet, but the difference from how I feel and how to the people around me tell me I act I am 100% convinced. The question I'm having is, what do you think? Is it possible I have Celiac? Can panic be the main symptom? I'm telling you right now, my anxiety is unlike anything anyone has ever seen. I lay on the ground for 2 hours with numb limbs feeling like I am having a stroke unable to talk to anyone. I have 2 of these a day. Please let me know your thoughts. I truly am a novice with all of this. I am suffering and I need help. Thanks
    • celiac disease is psychosomatic
      The following link might be helpful for others experiencing simlar psychosomatic issues with doctors. Although it's only for psychiatrists, I think it should be for all doctors! http://www.psychsearch.net/complaints/ The neuropsychiatrist I saw might fall into this category? I can checkmark:

       Falsified medical records
       No Biological Test for "Mental Illness" (no blood, urine or other lab testing)
       Breach of Confidentiality (...if she sends my medical records to my doctor or discusses them with him. I am requesting a copy of my records from this doctor t see if she sent anything to him.)
       Physical Illness Misdiagnosed as "Mental Illness"
       I was told I have a "chemical imbalance" (without any lab tests)
       Unethical Conduct
       Unprofessional conduct
       Something else that didn't seem quite right  
    • Allergy or Preference? Waiter asks
      At my local Five Guys, I told the counter guy that I had to avoid gluten for medical reasons. I was ordering a burger with no bun and some fries. He yelled back "Allergy Alert!" and every line cook immediately changed gloves and cleaned their work space. Will I go back? You bet I will!
    • celiac disease is psychosomatic
      The office is located in another city than where I go. There is no receptionist at the location closest to me meaning patients wait for the doctor to open her closed door to call their names for a consult. So, I would have to knock on her door which would really make her say that I'm sick since I keep writing letters AND showing up in person. The main office is too far for me to travel with road construction going on for the remainder of the year. I suppose I could mail the letter instead. But the staff is very irresponsible so it might be thrown away. The doctor probably told them that nothing needed correction in my records so ignore further requests from me. The other staff member I dealt with seemed normal, but I complained to the doctor about the staff member I dealt with today when she failed to update my phone number that I gave to her a few times (and which she said she updated), which resulted in me showing up for an appointment (I traveled a distance) one of the testers thought she canceled by leaving voicemail for phone number I no longer had. What I mean is I told the doctor that the staff member said she updated my phone number when the doctor asked me why I was there when I showed up for that cancelled appointment. Unfortunately, this staff member answers the phone most of the time. I'm sure she did what she could to make me look bad to the doctor to make her look good because I complained about her. I feel like scheduling an appointment with a psychologist to tell her what happened with this name calling. I'm sure it's against therapist code or I'd like a psychologist's feedback on this doctor's behavior. There are other patient complaints about her on the Internet how she laughs at patient's pain and suffering. I feel that's how she treated me. Update: The staff member called me back to tell me the doctor amended my report and she put it in the mail. I wonder if the doctor discussed what she said to me with another doctor who told her what she did was unacceptable in the medical field. I am hoping my report is amended or new negative comments are not added by the doctor to say I keep writing her letters or something in that regard.
    • celiac disease is psychosomatic
      The letter I am suggesting has nothing to do with the doctor.  I would type it and walk it to the desk when are in the building for your other appointment. 
  • 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
      60,694
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    AlexanderParker
    Joined