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Member Since 26 May 2011
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Lindt Lindor Chocolate And Barley Malt Ugh!

18 December 2014 - 09:14 PM

Hi Everybody!!


Well, the holidays are here and I just made a HUGE mistake!  I ate a Lindt Lindor Dark Chocolate truffle ASSUMING that it was ok.  I have celiac disease and have been gluten free for 3 years now and I should have known better!  I am so mad at myself! :angry:  Anyway, this is the first time that I can remember that I know I definitely ingested gluten since going gluten free.  I'm sure I have had gluten unknowingly or have been cross contaminated because I have had reactions over the last three years, but nothing that I could 100% pinpoint.  Anyway, I am not sure what my reaction will be, but I just wanted all of you to know that after researching this just now, most Lindt Chocolate DOES contain barely malt.  I think the white chocolate truffles appear to be safe according to the ingredient list although it does list artificial flavors and I am not sure about that.  I also have read that Lindt does not maintain that ANY of their products are gluten free.  Thanks for listening!!  Maybe barley malt does not illicit as strong a reaction as other sources of gluten?? I hope all of you stay clear of gluten in all of the Christmas goodies being passed around out there! Have a safe and blessed holiday season!

Jif Whips Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Pie Spice

21 October 2014 - 02:34 PM

Hey Everyone!  My daughter brought home something that looked simply WONDERFUL!  Does anyone know if it is gluten free?  It is Jif Whips Peanut Butter and Pumpkin Pie Spice. I have been trying to research it online and have come up short.  I have seen conflicting reports on Jif's gluten-free status.  Anyway, thanks for your help!!

Low Protein In Blood Work - Malabsorption Syndrome?

15 October 2014 - 09:11 AM

Hey Everyone!


Wow, I haven't posted on here in a while, but I am always searching topics to see what all you smart people are saying! I had my check up with my GI doc yesterday, this marks 3 years post celiac disease diagnosis in 2011. I'm doing great, feeling better than ever before, although coping with new issues, i.e. thyroid nodules resulting in low thyroid, low iron, etc. Anyway, I have noticed just in the past few months that my blood work has come back with low protein levels.  I'm trying to figure out if this is just a casual, non issue and I just need to eat more protein, or if this points to a malabsorption problem, more specifically, malabsorption syndrome? I've never heard of this before, I have always known that celiacs aren't able to absorb nutrients, but I have never heard of "malabsorption syndrome." Doesn't a celiac's ability to absorb nutrients get better once you go on the gluten-free diet? My other bloodwork all came back great, and shows great results (low celiac antibodies) from being on the gluten-free diet. Just curious if any of you have ever had low protein levels in your blood? I'm not sure if this is just a diet issue, or if I am eating enough protein but it is not being absorbed? Any thoughts appreciated....


God Bless! B)

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