What About Oats?
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:01 PM
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:16 PM
Milk free (all forms) since 1991
Feingold in 2003
First gluten-free round 2007
Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:33 PM
There is nothing safer about "organic" oats than with regular oats, for a celiac. Organic doesn't mean diddly squat other than it may have not been sprayed with pesticides or herbicides or had certain fertilizers used.
Oats must be grown, harvested, processed, tested and stored in a carefully gluten free manner at all points, to be "gluten free." Regular oats are cross contaminated with wheat and barley, from the fields, combines, storage bins, and milling lines.
Some celiacs can eat certified, gluten free, uncontaminated oats. Other celiacs and gluten intolerants can not.
Posted 25 April 2012 - 12:38 PM
Plus if a person is just starting out on the gluten-free lifestyle it is not good to use oats until the intestinal tract has time to heal... Oats are hard to digest esp. when one is trying to heal intestinal damage ..Many cannot do oats even after being gluten-free for a long period of time....just to hard on the system....
I eat oats, been gluten-free for a LONG TIME -- I eat only gluten-free certified & can only eat 1/2 cup maybe twice a week...
Your nutritionist is wrong by telling you because they are organic they are okay for celiac use...this person is not giving out correct info...you are paying them for wrong info...
Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:06 PM
Posted 03 May 2012 - 04:31 PM
From what I have come to understand, the chemical makeup
of oats includes gluten. Avena sativa.
So, even if you buy/use oats from a dedicated mill, who
sources their oats from a dedicated field, etc., etc., you
may still react.
If my memory serves me correctly, The Australian celiac
website recommends avoiding oats.
From experience with pure oats - guaranteed to be gluten
free - I reacted, my son started vomiting and couldn't
hold down food for days while his stomach healed, and my
sister reacts severely too.
Good luck. I sure miss good old fashioned date squares!
Gluten free for 4 years. Dairy free for while.
Grain free for a little while. Pain free for a little while.
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, but about learning to dance in the rain..." ~unknown
Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:19 PM
I'd say just steer clear!
Big Sister to John (16), Princess (5), Dino (4), Munchkin (3) and whoever else happens to join us while their parents can't care for them!
Gluten-free myself since Aug 2010; Not diagnosed Celiac
Daughter to wonderful parents!
Posted 03 May 2012 - 08:31 PM
What do you guys do? I have read such mixed opinions about it. I just ate the best Nature's Valley Granola Bar and realized it was gluten free if she could have the oats. Do you guys eat them? My nutricionist told me that we could eat them if they were organic. Is there really that much cross contamination? I have read here that some of you can eat Quaker with no reaction. My DD doesn't react to gluten so I won't know if it bothers her or not. Do you steer clear of oats?
You will never know if you react to oats until you try them. Many Celiacs can tolerate oats just fine, including myself, and I am a diagnosed, extremely sensitive Celiac. I use Gifts of Nature oats, which I buy on-line.
Oats are also a big source of fiber and many people have trouble with fiber. It can cause the same reaction as a gluten reaction. Gas, bloating, etc. Were oats in your diet before diagnosis?
I always tell people to give it a try because you won't know until you do. Make sure they are certified gluten-free and do not use Quaker. The notion that all Celiacs should steer clear of oats is out dated.
Posted 04 May 2012 - 03:34 AM
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