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

Over 50
0

6 posts in this topic

I have been gluten-free for 7 months now and am still having days where I feel bloated and generally uncomfortable. I am very careful about what I eat but still need to boost my weight, b/c I don't eat dairy, I need to find nuts that are gluten-free and affordable as well as dried fruits that are affordable. I have looked on gluten-free mall and the nuts and fruits are in small packages and are EXPENSIVE as they are in the local healthfood stores here in my hometown, which is in Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC Canada. Does anyone know of a venue that sells nuts and dr/fruits in larger quantities at 'reasonable' prices? If I have to order from the states so-be-it, but 'twould be easier to order from Canada. Any info would be most helpful..Thankyou.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hello over50,

As I am sure you have noticed nothing in the gluten free world is inexpensive. I buy alot of my nuts, almonds, walnuts, pistachios at Aldi's which seems to have the best prices. Sorry but I am not familiar with what's available in Canada.:D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

NutsOnline.com

I LOVE them. It is a goldmine of great stuff.

Plus they have a selection of Certified Gluten Free flours and foods.

They also have candies, spices, dried fruits, and bulk prices.

I highly recommend them. :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're buying plain unseasoned, unroasted nuts you don't need to worry about gluten. I just buy plain nuts or seeds (packaged, never bulk) and have never had a problem. Some packages do warn about traces of wheat so I stay away from those ones. For dried fruit, sunmaid is okay - never had a problem. We're okay in Canada - dried fruit is mixed with oil to avoid sticking together. Be careful however in other countries as they may use flour (I've only ever seen this in warmer countries like Australia (presumably oil would go rancid). If you're near a Costco, they've got good prices for big packages of nuts and dried fruit.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you're buying plain unseasoned, unroasted nuts you don't need to worry about gluten.

My own experience wouldn't agree with that, I'm sorry to say. I have no allergies to nuts, but I've gotten glutened from unseasoned, unroasted nuts multiple times (lovely vertigo reaction - loads of fun). Haven't really found any nuts at the regular grocery store that haven't given me at least a small reaction. Unfortunately, quite a few nuts are processed in facilities with wheat, whether the label says so or not (it's not legally required to say 'also processed with wheat).

Transportation and growing practices may contaminate plain nuts, too, I understand, if one is sensitive enough. :-(

We've just started trying anuts.com for nuts and I believe rawfromthefarm.com also has dried fruits that should be gluten free. Depends on your level of sensitivity, though.

1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




I second the suggestion for Costco. I've had great luck with their large packages (Kirkland brand) of raw nuts and have never been glutened. I checked on-line and it appears there is one near you.

Good luck!

Michelle

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
      104,352
    • Total Posts
      920,501
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Thankyou both! I was wondering if my high levels left much doubt on the diagnosis. I don't see the GI until the 15th Sep and I don't think I can stand to eat gluten in that time. If he tells me to I will do so after then. After 25 years of symptoms I don't think there is much chance of healing my bowel In a couple of weeks. I'm actually terrified of the damage they might find. But I think I will need the endo since there may be other things going on with me. So great they didn't put your son through the biopsy! Once I have a formal diagnosis I have my kids to worry about also. I can't even stand the thought of my daughter having a blood test. I think she would need to be sedated as she is so fearful and pain sensitive. My son is not yet 2 so I don't think they will test him. I'm feeling so off at the moment. I think I have some anxiety and reflux going on complicating things quite a bit.
    • My son's antibodies were 300. Based on his extremely high levels, his pediatric GI suggested genetic testing instead of the biopsy. Genetic testing can't diagnose celiac on its own but combined with such high levels, the gi dr was confident a positive genetic test would confidently diagnose celiac. He warned that biopsies are small snapshots of the intestine and can miss damage. He said this is an approach used very often in Europe but not as much in the US. What sold me on that approach was the ability to put my son directly on a gluten free diet instead of waiting three weeks for the biopsy, during which time he would continue to eat gluten and feel terrible. I'm not sure if this is more common with younger patients though (our son is two), based on the idea that he's had less time to inflict damage that would show in a biopsy? We are very happy that we immediately started the gluten free diet and chose the genetic testing. Our son got the proper diagnosis and his recent number shows a drop to 71 after only 4.5 months gluten free! Not sure if this helps. Good luck and I hope you feel better soon!
    • We have been off gluten for a while now, and symptoms return when I've allowed gluten full meals… so something still isn't sitting right with me.  Checking with her doc about seeing a pediactric GI although I'm not sure how long that will take since we live in small town America. I know she didn't get at least one of the recommended full panel tests but maybe two, can someone help clarify, or is she missing two? DGP for sure and possibly EMA? And if I understand what I'm reading in other posts that the DGP can be more accurate? Thanks Her blood panel results: Ttg ab iga <.5u/ml ttg igg <.8u/ml aga ab iga <.2 u/ml aga an igg <.7u/ml iga 61mg/dL  
    • I was tested for the full panel, I believe. I had normal values for t-transglutaminase (ttg) igg,t-transglutaminase (ttg) iga, deamidated gliadin abs igg, deamidated gliadin abs iga, and immunoglobulin a qn serum.  
    • Going gluten free may be beneficial if you're among the roughly 10 percent of people who suffer from celiac disease, a genetic immune disorder, ... View the full article
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,416
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    djs2117
    Joined