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Member Since 17 Aug 2005
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Gluten In Other "gluten-free" Grains?

12 September 2005 - 01:14 PM

I came across this, from a certain store's preface to their gluten-free list:

"Some gluten sensitive individuals can tolerate buckwheat, millet, amaranth, quinoa, teff, and/or sorghum. Because of the individuality of tolerance, this list does not include foods containing these foods. You should try them, one at a time only after your strict gluten free diet has eliminated all gluten-related symptoms, and only if your doctor approves. If you add any of these to your diet, observe carefully for obvious as well as subtle symptoms of intolerances."

Is this true? Because I've been doing pretty well and am having major issues today after eating a bunch of home-baked amaranth pumpkin muffins last night and this morning. All ingredients were gluten-free, and so I was really confused as to why I'm feeling sick. Anyone have any info about this?

Some Symptoms Persist Intermittently...

12 September 2005 - 08:16 AM

Here's a question that's similar to a lot that I've seen here, but a little different. I was diagnosed about a month ago and have been attempting the gluten-free diet ever since. The gas and bloating that I experienced so often subsided pretty quickly, while the D continued. Then, slowly, the D got better and I was spending less time in the bathroom. But still, every five days or so, I have bad bouts, but with no other symptoms (maybe a little accompanying gas, but not like before going gluten-free). So does it sound like I'm being glutened on the weekends, or is this normal recovery (periods of feeling okay followed by short periods of not).

Arborio Rice For Risotto

12 September 2005 - 07:49 AM

I made risotto last night, and I used a brand of arborio that's also a pasta manufacturer (starts with an R, has a few Zs in it... don't have the box in front of me...). Anyone know of any brands of rice, or specifically arborio rice, that are NOT gluten-free? I'm not feeling well today, and I worry that maybe it was processed on the same line as pasta or something...


Pumpkin Puree

11 September 2005 - 01:01 PM

Items such as pumpkin puree, whose only ingredient is pumpkin, don't have to be "certified" gluten-free, do they? I mean, where does the possibility of x-contamination enter?

Recovery "potion"

31 August 2005 - 08:45 AM

According to this article, there are a number of supplements that will aid in the recovery of a celiac's small intestine. For those who don't feel like following the link, I'll list the doctor's recommendations:

8.5 g of L-glutamine 3x daily
Probiotics, beginning with 1 capsule of 500 mg bifido and acidophilus 3x daily
Omega-3 fish oil
Digestive enzymes - specifically Essential Enzymes by Source Naturals

Okay, so I've heard of taking L-glut before, but in this dosage? When I first went gluten-free, I would try to take 9 g per day. This is advocating almost that same amount in one sitting, three times a day. Does this seem a bit excessive?

Next, probiotics. Seems pretty non-intrusive.

Omega-3, also heard this recommended many times.

Digestive enzymes - anyone have any info on this? Or might this be a cheap plug for an interest of the doctor's?

Any input would be much appreciated, as I'm having trouble compiling any sort of comprehensive recommendations on supplementation. Hope to hear your thoughts.

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