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So I bought some dry organic lentils in Whole Foods and tonight I've had to get up to go to the bathroom (to pee) 5 times! When normally I only wake up once to go. Also, my bm's have been very loose and (sry tmi) muddy like and I'm also very nauseous. And I woke up sweating (usually that's a sign that I get when I'm glutened) Could this be from cross contamination? That's the only iffy thing that I've eaten. I bought them from the bins in Whole Foods that you scoop yourself and put in a paper bag. I did wash them before I used cooked them. I have read that removes potential CC. Would that really be enough for someone who is really sensitive? BTW idk if I'm super sensitive, just yet. But, I haven't eaten anything else that could've been iffy./: Only the beans. I've been off gluten for a month but I've never woken up FIVE times to go urinate at night... not even before going gluten-free. When I have gone, I urinate a lot not a little so I know it's not a UTI or IC. My mouth is also very dry. /:

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It is never a good idea to buy stuff from bins. The chances of cross contamination are very high. I hope you are feeling better soon.


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I agree never buy from bins. And everyone's reaction to gluten is different it's hard to tell. I retain fluid from accidental glutening. If I suspect I've been glutened the scale will confirm it for me. Up several pounds. Retention from increased inflammation. So your reaction would not be a clue for me but that doesn't mean it isn't for you I would stick with the adage though, "when in doubt, go without"

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No bins! That is comparable to a buffet line in a restaurant!

I hope you feel better soon.


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Unfortunately, you need to be careful with dry, bagged lentils, too, unless they are marked gluten free.  Lentils are often grown in rotation with barley or wheat, which can lead to cross contamination of the dried lentils.  There's a good post about this on celiacdisease.about.com: 

http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/Gluten-Free-Grains/fl/Gluten-Free-Beans.htm. 

 

You can avoid cross contamination by carefully sorting the lentils -- you may be surprised by the amount of other grains you find in there -- and then washing them carefully.

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As others have stated, eating anything from a common bin or buffet line is a no-no for any Celiac.  This is not a wasted lesson, though....you have learned another lesson on what not to do and learning how sensitive you are.  We all made mistakes in the beginning so let it go, feel better and move on.

 

I always buy the bagged lentils, Whole Foods brand, particularly the red lentils.  I am extremely sensitive and have never had a problem with their bagged beans.  I have also never found any stray grains in those bags, either.  Whole Foods is a reputable brand so give those a try when you are feeling better.  Many companies will not label their beans gluten free, even though they are.  It's a liability issue.

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Thanks you guys. Does anyone have any good ideas as to how to "test" if something is the source of CC? Also any brands of beans that you know are certified gluten-free? I need to get some nutrition somehow since I desperately need to gain weight aaand I'm sick. I'm currently just eating whole foods with the exception of organic gluten-free peanut butter. Sooo any ideas on how to gain a few lbs? It's hard to gain weight on a healthy whole foods diet. /:

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I responded before I say your post Gemini, thanks! I will definitely try the whole foods brand! Are the ones you buy organic? Just curious bc I'm trying to cut down on added chemicals while I'm healing.

I would have to check the package on whether they are organic or not.....they might be.  Certain things I eat I don't care if they are organic and I doubt it would affect your healing process.

 

I was another one of those skinny, malnourished Celiac's but not anymore!  I get trying to gain weight too and it won't happen on a strictly whole foods diet.  I think that is not totally necessary and I was down to 92-94 pounds at diagnosis.  Not that I am telling you to gorge on M & M's and junk food but I needed to eat carbs in order to gain and it never once set me back in my healing process.

 

Peanut butter is my friend....anything calorie dense that you can tolerate.  You might want to try nuts.com for beans and grains...they have a certified gluten-free line that I use frequently and never had any problems.  It is a popular site with the gluten free crowd.  I also ate bread because gluten-free bread is usually more calorie dense than non-gluten-free bread and it helped me stabilize my weight.  Canyon Bakehouse is good and I use Udi's as they have some bread that is higher in fiber and healthier than some other's.

Whole Foods has their own dedicated bakery in Cary, N.Carolina and they have a bread sold in their freezer section that is called Prairie Bread.  It is shipped to all their stores in the US.  It is a white bread with seeds and makes very good toast....and french toast.  I wouldn't eat it in a sandwich as it is a denser bread but it is fattening and really helped me gain weight.  I would have 2 slices of toast for brekkies in the morning with other food and it was filling and I tolerated it well.

 

PBJ sandwiches are calorie dense too.  Eggs are good for the protein.  I ate frequently at first with 3 squares per day and snacks in between.  Dried fruits and nuts are good too.....really, anything that you tolerate well.  Steady and slow as she goes.......you will heal but it takes a bit of time.  Do not be afraid to add gluten free variety to your diet!

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Yes the only processed food I'm eating is peanut butter. I eat it with red apples. I know it's probably not 100% necessary but I'm just going to eat whole foods for 6 months. I have a lot of issues and this epstein barr virus so I know my immune system is low soo I need to eat really healthy. I had an egg yesterday and it seemed to agree with me. But I'll definitely look into those beans! I'll try to eat often and look into calorie dense whole foods...maybe nuts or seeds. Thanks again. (:

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Try to get some Dal from an Indian market. Their lentils are grown in dedicated areas since its  such a large crop for them  Toor Dal is my favorite. If there is no store in your area,  try online.  Never had a problem with   lentils form Indian markets.

 

Yes the only processed food I'm eating is peanut butter. I eat it with red apples. I know it's probably not 100% necessary but I'm just going to eat whole foods for 6 months. I have a lot of issues and this epstein barr virus so I know my immune system is low soo I need to eat really healthy. I had an egg yesterday and it seemed to agree with me. But I'll definitely look into those beans! I'll try to eat often and look into calorie dense whole foods...maybe nuts or seeds. Thanks again. (:


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Yes the only processed food I'm eating is peanut butter. I eat it with red apples. I know it's probably not 100% necessary but I'm just going to eat whole foods for 6 months. I have a lot of issues and this epstein barr virus so I know my immune system is low soo I need to eat really healthy. I had an egg yesterday and it seemed to agree with me. But I'll definitely look into those beans! I'll try to eat often and look into calorie dense whole foods...maybe nuts or seeds. Thanks again. (:

Your immune system is overactive with Celiac Disease....not low.  The trick is to calm down the inflammation and then everything else gets better.  I got sick a lot also pre-diagnosis but not any more.  I never get colds and do not take a flu shot as I never have had the flu.  You should treat celiac first and then the virus second as, without proper nourishment, nothing will get better.  Eating gluten-free bread is not eating unhealthy if you eat the right ones.  Everyone thinks processed food is bad but not all of it is.  If you do not put on weight soon, you may have to incorporate more foods choices in your diet.  Just keep grazing in between meals and you should put on weight over time.  Good luck!

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