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Boston.com's Cassandra Bent interviewed Scott Adams regarding the future direction of the gluten-free food market

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November 17, 2011

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Boston.com's Cassandra Bent interviewed Scott Adams regarding the future direction of the gluten-free food market, and current and future trends in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity diagnosis. From the article: "Today, Adams says, doctors are testing more patients and patients are asking to be tested more because of the vast amount of information and media coverage of the disease."

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25 Nov 2011 8:20:36 AM PDT
Thank you for helping the gluten-free community. We discovered about a year ago that my daughter has celiac disease. We are still learning the ropes....slowly. Blogs like this help a lot.

We had Thanksgiving with my extended family yesterday. Half of them bent over backwards to help her determine what she could eat, having Googled contents for traces of gluten. The other half just didn't get it. Of course, we brought plenty of our own food for her (sweet potato, GF rolls, merangue pecan cookies, etc). A life saver for us was TFX sheets. They are like Silpats, but a lot less expensive. We put them on cookie sheets before warming up her food to reduce cross contamination.

I am wondering about cross contamination from heating food in the oven. There was no bread in the oven, but casseroles which had all sorts of ingredients.




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As mentioned before you said she had rashes, have they checked if that is DH? That is a positive sign of celiac and those with the DH manifestation can have problems getting a postive with the gut biopsy. Here are some links. https://celiac.org/celiac-disease/understanding-celiac-disease-2/dermatitis-herpetiformis/ https://www.gluten.org/resources/getting-started/dermatitus-herpetiformis/ Please read up on this. She can get the rash tested for the disease if it is DH.

Thanks for your reply. I will get her retested. She hasn't had any gluten for a year and is very good at not eating it, but had some cake that night. It's so hard because the Dr who did the biopsy said there wasn't any damage so she can't be classed as Coeliacs. She had ten samples taken, but yes, like you say the intestines are huge.

Thank you for your informative reply. Yes I think you are right in that she is still getting dome cross contamination exposure through chopping boards, condiments etc. I will get her bloods redone to see if her levels have dropped and do a gluten challenge again. We all are on a whole foods diet, buy not all Gluten-Free. I find extended family difficult as because she had a negative biopsy they don't believe she could still possibly have it and aren't so careful with her. Thank you for the links, all very helpful.

Why do you make it so freaking hard to sign up? It's easier to find a replacement for rye bread!

I don't know if there is a simple answer to your question but I try to use "choose my plate" as a guide for my meals. https://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate It basically suggests that when you sit down to a meal - 1/2 of your plate is fruits and veggies and the other 1/2 is dairy, carbs and protein. It's a really simple way to look at my meals and see if they are balanced enough. It also suggests getting very few calories in liquid form and avoiding snacking..... Good luck!