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Member Since 12 Dec 2011
Offline Last Active May 21 2013 09:46 AM

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Cross Reacting Diet?

18 May 2013 - 11:38 AM



I'm having a bad time, having been stable for quite a while. I'm not sure what glutened me, but I suspect it was some processed soup (supposed to be gluten-free, but.....)


Since then I haven't recovered. Normally it takes 4 days or a week, but it's 2 weeks on and I'm still struggling. I'm already extremely thin, and I'm losing weight because of the reaction.


I've found a website that says you can cross-react to a long list of other foods:



  • Amaranth
  • Buckwheat
  • Chocolate
  • Coffee
  • Corn
  • Dairy ie Milk and Cheese (Alpha-Casein, Beta-Casein, Casomorphin, Butyrophilin, Whey Protein)
  • Egg
  • Hemp
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Polish wheat
  • Potato
  • Rice
  • Sesame
  • Sorghum
  • Soy
  • Tapioca
  • Teff
  • Yeast

So I'm tempted to go on an extreme diet, but I'm also worried about losing more weight. Can anyone suggest foods that I can definitely eat safely to help my gut recover?


Thank you!!!

Gluten Free Oat Flour

08 January 2013 - 01:17 AM

I've just been "glutened" by some cookies from the Tesco's Free From range which were made with gluten-free oat flour. I had my suspicions about oats before but this confirms that I can't eat them. I am self-diagnosed coeliac's so I was wondering why gluten-free oats are affecting me if my self diagnosis is right?

What Are Ok Calcium Levels?

04 July 2012 - 12:08 AM

Hi All :)

I have problems with my calcium and vit D levels being low and the doctor has been prescribing Adcal (calcium/vit D3 supplement)for about a year. I got sent for a dexa scan which showed my bones were fine, so the nurse there said to stop the Adcal when my levels were OK.

I've just had my blood test results. The serum calcium was 2.06 and the albumin was 50 (whatever that is!)I was told the calcium levels were normal, but when I looked up online that seems to be on the low side.

For some reason they haven't done the vit D but they might have done it by the end of next week! :unsure:

Should I stop the Adcal? I'm asking here because my doctor doesn't fill me with confidence (long story short).

Many thanks!

Wallpaper Paste

06 June 2012 - 12:32 AM

I have been suffering from gluten symptoms since the weekend and assuming that the chocolate brownies I made at the weekend (with supposedly gluten-free ingredients) must have been contaminated. As I was grieving for them (they were very yum!) and thinking I would have to chuck them out or give them away, I had a flash of inspiration that maybe the reaction was due to the wallpaper paste I was using at the weekend.

I looked it up on this forum and there were some references that questioned it and some links to follow up which I did, and lo and behold:

"The glue property of gluten is still used today to make wallpaper paste. The old-fashioned way of making wallpaper paste was to mix up high gluten flour and warm water into a soupy paste that would be applied to the back of wallpaper to get it to stick to the walls. Itís that sticky!"

True, you don't eat the stuff, but the powder is airborne when you are mixing it and I did get a splash on my lips at one point.

So I know it's mentioned elsewhere on this forum but I thought it was worth spelling out loud and clear: BEWARE THE WALLPAPER PASTE!!!

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