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Member Since 14 Sep 2013
Offline Last Active Aug 13 2014 07:26 PM

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In Topic: Arborio Rice From Italy

05 June 2014 - 08:00 PM

I just opened a bag of Beretta brand from Italy, and it made me sick. Lundberg has gluten free arborio rice, and it's never given me a problem.

In Topic: Risotto Brand?

05 June 2014 - 07:54 PM

I use Lundberg. It comes with the flavor pack but you don't HAVE to use it and sometimes I don't. Their risotto mixes are made in a dedicated facility.

I know this is an old thread, but want to put my two cents in. I'm a new kid on the block. I love Lundberg rice. I made a big batch of Berreta arborio rice to bring to work, and head aches, itchiness and skids came back. I can eat Lundberg rice for days without any reaction at all. They make arborio and basmati rice and my local co-op sells it in 20# bags. Personally, I'm sensitive to stuff made in a facilities that process wheat. That's how we figured out I had gluten enteropathy. 

In Topic: Another Request To Help With Test Results

20 March 2014 - 06:45 PM

Glad I read this, it's similar to my biopsy report. Waiting to take the genetic test. 

In Topic: Thought I Would Ask Here If Anyone Reacts To Gluten Free Foods?

28 September 2013 - 06:24 PM

If you do a search on how much gluten can make you sick, you will be floored at how sensitive we all really are. From what I've read, before your gut has healed even "gluten free" grains will make you sick. Why? Because wheat is everywhere. Crops are rotated on the same field, transported in the same bins, stored and proceesed and packaged in the same facility. Some studies have found that soy is cross contaminated with wheat up to 3,000 PPM (Anderson 2012). Gluten free products must come in under 20 PPM to have the "gluten free" label.


[The FDA] found that for the most sensitive people, intestinal damage begins at 0.4 milligrams of gluten per day (1/200th of a teaspoon of flour or 1/8,750th of that slice of bread), while symptoms begin at 0.015 milligrams of gluten per day (less than 1/500th of a teaspoon of flour or 1/233,333th of that slice of bread). The agency based those conclusions on various studies, including two case studies involving recurrent symptoms in people who consumed communion wafers once each week. (Anderson, 2013)


After your gut has healed, you could probably handle "gluten free" grains...maybe. I'm not an expert (but I do have a Bachelors in Nutritional Science) and I'm just figuring all this out in the past couple of months on my own...the hard way, but I've also spent a lot of time reading online. As of right now, I have non celiac gluten sensitivity, I'm just a couple of months into the gluten-free diet, and I cannot eat "gluten free" grains.






In Topic: How Soon After Getting "glutened" Do You Feel Effects?

28 September 2013 - 05:33 PM

The crouton part really made me laugh, too. Sadly, I just had an accidental crouton ingestion; forgot that Cesar Salad comes with croutons. Duh! Just not used to thinking abou it yet. I had picked most of the croutons out, but this fraction of a croution was hidden between the greens. When I heard the crunch I knew. If I was not eating with someone, I probably would have spit it out. I've been glutten free for approximately two months. My IGA was normal, but MD suggested a gluten-free diet, and she was further convinced when I told her my eczema went away, and my KP smoothed out. Probably I'm not aware of how it affects me entirely. For example, I see people mentioning fatigue, and that's been a problem with my accidental ingestions. The intestinal symptoms are obvious; I start out feeling feeling squirrely within an hour after, like something is not right. Sometimes it's 30 min later or sometimes 3 hours later, but I have massive soft stools, followed by massive D that looks greasy and slimy. It takes 3-5 days to get back to normal. I also get burpy, about two hours later, like food might come up, and sometimes it does. Sometimes bloating and then gas. Sometimes gas and then bloating. Non stop bouts of gas that last an hour and appear periodically throughout the day usually lasts for at least three days...I could end our energy dependency if we could harness this output. After the gas and bloating is over, I have sore guts for a day, like I got kicked in the guts. I get irritable, but maybe that's just from the general pain.