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I have recently been diagnosed as Celiac and have always had problems with acid reflux.

I'm trying to find healthy, gluten-free foods that won't hurt (and hopefully would help) my acid reflux.

If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.

For breakfast I usually have a fried egg with a vegetable smoothie, later on I have oatmeal, and after that I have fruit and black beans and brown rice. 

I'm really looking for a solid dinner meal. 

I'd prefer it to not take too long to make as I work a lot but I know we can't get everything we want!

Thanks so much for any suggestions.

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Be careful with the oatmeal. It can easily be cross contaminated, you may still be getting gluten.  Switching to a certified gluten free version will take care of that.   A lot of people find that their reflux resolves with the gluten free diet.  I hope this holds true for you.  It just takes some time.  

 

You will find two threads on the Site, "What's for Lunch" and "What's for Dinner".  They are packed with meal ideas. 

 

Good luck to you.

 

Colleen 

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For what it's worth, my journey started with severe acid reflux. Not the normal kind (of course not!), it happened once a day, around the time I arrived at the office. Convenient. I went through over a year of tests, more tests, medications (prescription and OTC), more tests, food elimination (coffee, sniff), and more. Yet, I was completely useless for at least a half hour each day (attack and recovery).

 

Within a month of eliminating gluten from my diet, the acid reflux was largely gone. I still have the occasional attack, usually coinciding with poor eating habits or accidental glutenings. This is something I can live with, and I've reached the point in my life where I'm not dreading/looking forward to that major attack so I can get on with my life. I've done some research and acid reflux is sometimes a symptom of celiac disease -- the wide range of symptoms is sometimes what makes it a challenge to diagnose.

 

Oddly, I didn't miss coffee as much as I thought I would. I still drink iced tea when I'm in the mood, but haven't gone back to caffeine the way I though I would.

 

Here's hoping you feel better soon!

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I have had acid reflux problems since I was a teenager, I take nexium, and will probably always have to, but I have been able to figure out what triggers my reflux.  Fatty foods are the worst for me, then acidic foods.  Mexican food & italian food I have to be careful on the quantity I eat.  Spiciness doesn't seem to bother me but anything spicy +fatty+ acidic is like a death wish for me.  Also coffee and orange juice bother me a lot.  Hot wings I have to leave out the vinegar or I will just crumple over in pain.  I love pickles, but when I eat them I take two tums right after, I dont even wait for it to start burning.  But that is because I love pickles so much I refuse to not eat them, but I have cut down.

 

You can buy low acid coffee and OJ, may be worth a try if you get a little better and want to start reintroducing things, but for me they are both a no-no in everything but a rare small serving.  If I need caffeine, maybe once or twice a month, I use 5 hour energy, and drink half.  

 

For good, solid dinner ideas, I actually eat beans and rice at least once a week so I think you are on the right track there.  Grilled chicken I make probably twice a week, my countertop grill is my best friend.  Also grilled pork chops, the fat on them is easy to trim off and they are easy to fix.  Veggies are always good, too.  Acidic fruits, I cannot do on an empty stomach, so if you continue to have problems maybe look at what kind of fruit you eat, and make sure to eat it at least with something else.  Also I like to eat just egg whites, instead of the whole egg, to cut out fat.  Or make scrambled eggs with say 4 eggs, but just two yolks removed so you still have that flavor.

 

If you cook something acidic like a tomato pasta, you can use baking soda to cut the acidity, which I do sometimes.  Do this in tiny, tiny quantities, though, because you can overdo it and totally ruin the tomato flavor (know this from experience).  

 

Hope some of this helps! :)

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Be careful with the oatmeal. It can easily be cross contaminated, you may still be getting gluten.  Switching to a certified gluten free version will take care of that.   A lot of people find that their reflux resolves with the gluten free diet.  I hope this holds true for you.  It just takes some time.  

 

You will find two threads on the Site, "What's for Lunch" and "What's for Dinner".  They are packed with meal ideas. 

 

Good luck to you.

 

Colleen 

Hi Colleen,

What sites do you mean?  I was just diagnosed with gluten intolerance yesterday...and am really struggling to know how I'm going to eat!  My doctor already had me on an acid reflux diet, (which is extremely restrictive).  Between the two...it's looking like I just need to become an annorexic!  lol  I have given up smoking, wine, coffee, chocolate...all the things I really love.  I'm ready to just throw in the towel, and go back to it all...if I can't find some decent recipes and a plan of how to do this!  UGH!

Chery

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These threads are on the c.com site.  You will find great ideas.  Good luck and happy eating.

 

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/75238-the-whats-for-dinner-tonight-chat/

 

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/87765-what-did-you-have-for-lunch-today/

 

Colleen 

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Ohh Chery!!  It isn't hard to cook Gluten Free, It is just the old fashioned way! Meat , fresh veggies and some fruit! Good stuff!! Forget the boxed and bagged stuff!!! I ALSO have Acid Reflux!! W8in4 that to go!! I take two pills a day for it. Pfffttt :( 

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