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Is Teff Safe For You?


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#1 ValeriaZ

 
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 12:50 AM

Hello,
Generally in internet teff said to be safe, here I found a link which says to completely avoid it.
http://kalishresearc...m/a_gluten.html
So frustrating - I have huge problems to feed my son, and I used to give him teff pasta that he loves.
He is on steroids so I cannot find out now if he tolerates teff or not...

Many thanks in advance to you for your experience
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:15 AM

The papers that I received with my test results said that Teff has gluten.
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 04:47 AM

I used teff flour without a problem and don't know why Dr. Kalish would include it on a list to avoid. All grains have gluten but not the kind of gluten we have to avoid as in wheat, barley or rye.

Teff is gluten-free. Check this list of Safe Gluten-Free Foods

I see that he also has dairy products listed as being unsafe. Unless you have a lactose or casein intolerance, there's no need to avoid them although it is suggested you may have to avoid dairy right away until you have healed. I did right away but was able to add them back into my diet.

Edited by sa1937, 26 September 2012 - 04:51 AM.

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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:34 AM

Since the link you provided is to a man's website who "teaches people how to be a functional med practitioner" and who also sells products, I am more inclined to believe the Celiac research centers that assure us that teff is a safe grain.

For what it's worth, I have also used teff flour in baking with no problems.

Best wishes to you and your little one!
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Posted 26 September 2012 - 06:37 AM

The papers that I received with my test results said that Teff has gluten.


Diana,


Gluten is a protein in cereal grains.

All grains have gluten.

But not the type of gluten that is harmful to celiacs.

Please, read this:

http://celiacdisease...utenGrainQs.htm
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