Jump to content
  • Sign Up
  • Join Our Community!

    Do you have questions about celiac disease or the gluten-free diet?


Not Sure If This Is Truly Celiac Related, But...

Rate this topic

Recommended Posts

A friend asked me the following, and I'm not sure what to tell her.  I did suggest she look in to leaky gut syndrome.  Other than that, any suggestions?  (Yes, I know... I'm puzzled also about her use of  the term 'regular bread products', as opposed to whole grains.)  Thank you in advance!


"Nutrition question:  do you know of anything in the outer coating (the rough parts) of grains like wheat that would be an irritant or allergen?  Sean has never been good with whole grains, but he has no trouble with regular bread products.  It finally became obvious when we shared a whole-grain muffin that was very soft and finely-ground, but still made his stomach upset.  It has me baffled."






Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Is this person Celiac.  It sounds like he does not know what to avoid to be gluten-free.  If he is a silent Celiac he may be starting to get reactions as it sounds like he had eaten gluten regularly and continuing to incur damage.  If she has allergies to a food, that is complete different.  If she is NCGI then I would question if a problem exists.


At any rate, it is hard to be sure of what she is actually talking about.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

gluten-free Lover, he is not celiac that I'm aware of, although he's not been tested.  I've suggested in the past that the entire family try being gluten free because of multiple health problems, but they're not amenable to this.  NCGI is a possibility too.  If he is NCGI, why do you question if a problem exists?

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

do you know of anything in the outer coating (the rough parts) of grains like wheat that would be an irritant or allergen

Wheat Grass?  My opinion is that you should not eat it due to possible contamination.  What other rough parts would you eat...I don't know of any.


he has no trouble with regular bread products

What regular bread products is eating?  Does he have any other intolerances?  Is he eating gluten free bread?


 we shared a whole-grain muffin that was very soft and finely-ground, but still made his stomach upset.

A whole grain muffin?  Was is gluten free?  What was in the muffin?  the grinding of grains should make no difference.


It seems unclear exactly what he is eating...rough parts?  The comparison of bread products to a finely ground product?  I'm not sure they understand exactly what they need to do to be gluten free.  I emphasize 'understand'.  Is only the one person eating gluten-free with the rest of the family kind of gluten-free?  That will make a difference right there.  There really is not enough information to figure out what exactly is going on.  Basically, It is unclear to me if the person in question is eating gluten-free  or just does not like 'whole grains'.



Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

I would never recommend for someone to go gluten free without first getting tested for celiac disease. If the tests are negative and the person wants to try the gluten-free diet to see if it eliminates their symptoms, then fine. The gluten-free diet is a huge commitment not only to food changes but lifestyle changes as well. I can see why your friends would resist.

There is no way that I would have gone gluten free to resolve my life-long anemia. Heck, it took me over a year of being on the diet to see results. I personally needed proof that gluten-free was the cure for my illness. There was also no way that I would have given up so many carbs after my celiac disease diagnosis without proof that I had diabetes either. It is hard to disregard lab results!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for your responses.  I will have to talk more with my friend to get more specific information.  Her son may be gluten intolerant, or there may be other issues to address.  Hard to tell.  Again, thanks!

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Top Posters +

  • Upcoming Events

    • March 20, 2019 04:00 PM Until 08:00 AM
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information: emotionalhealingforceliacs@hotmail.com
    • March 24, 2019 Until March 27, 2019
      NEW ORLEANS GOURMET GLUTEN-FREE mini GETAWAY    March 24 ~ 27, 2019   We have arranged a fun and Gluten-free food filled mini in the city known for it's food and fun.  We have arranged to eat many of the famous dishes that aren't usually Gluten-free at a few of the World Renown restaurants.   Staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel on Bourbon Street in the center of the French Quarter, you'll be able to enjoy the ambiance of the city at all hours.   Our itinerary will include a Luxury Coach tour of the city and surrounding area - Admission to The National World War II Museum, including the Tom Hanks" 4D film "Beyond All Boundaries" - an exciting Airboat ride and tour through the Bayou.      This it the 3rd time we have visited New Orleans and it has always been well attended, so join us even if you've been there before.  Check out our website for the complete itinerary and cost.    Due to contractual obligations we must have 20 participants by October 31, 2018 to make this a go.      If you have any questions just give us a call at 410-939-3218.  Bob & Ruth info@bobandruths.com (410) 939-3218
    • March 30, 2019 Until March 31, 2019
      Nourished Festival is a family-friendly event with 10 locations across the US. Attendees will be able to sample food, health and beauty products, meet with companies, learn about the most current food lifestyles, receive coupons and attend educational sessions with industry experts. 
      Nourished Festival, managed by The Nourished Group and presented by Enjoy Life Foods, is the largest gluten-free, allergy-friendly and specialty diet event in the US, with 10 locations including.
      Managed by The Nourished Group, formerly The Gluten Free Media Group, The Nourished Festivals are the largest and fastest growing special diet consumer events in the United States. Started in 2007, the events have expanded from one to ten cities throughout the country. The festivals cater to anyone looking to lead a healthier lifestyle or those who follow a specialty diet due to autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, allergies or intolerances. Offerings including Paleo, Keto, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Allergen-Friendly and Nut-Free products. The events provide the opportunity for attendees to sample and purchase new products, receive coupons, meet with brand ambassadors and attend educational classes with industry experts. For more information, visit http://www.nourishedfestival.com 
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
    • Most Online

    Newest Member
  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
    • Total Posts
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Forum Discussions

    I sorta bump into walls a lot more, misjudge distances and hit my shoulder on door frames in a sort of totter fashion, catch myself almost falling sometimes on stairs, drop stuff, find I lose heat and cold sensitivity and often burn myself, or cut myself. These stick around for a while and slowly taper off. My ataxia normally hits hard the first day within hours of consuming the offending food I can lose full motor control and end up on the floor.
    Thank you so much for your response. Do you get dizzy, well it's not dizzy, it's weird feeling where you feel like you are walking in space. And my skin just feels different, all nervy and more sensitive but not, like I can't feel as much.
It can take months for the reaction to die down, my last incident left me with come and go issues for months. And I seem to have suffered other issues that have not resolved for the past 9months. If you did indeed suffer ataxia damage, those will wean off over months-years.  Just because your levels are "normal" does not mean they are right. Everyone is different in what they need and the "Normal" levels are outdated and just a minimum. Supplementing still might boost you up and make you fe
  • Blog Entries

  • ×
    • Create New...