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Gluten Challenge- Vital Wheat Gluten

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Hey,

I am in the middle of my gluten challenge now. It is awful. I forgot how bad I actually feel eating gluten everyday. I am usually paleo but will eat gluten free oats and brown rice here and there. I always eat clean and healthy. I am getting sick of eating bread. 

I thought I read in a study that doctors used vital wheat gluten in a shake during a clinical trial? 

Has anyone ever just added Vital Wheat Gluten to a shake or smoothie during the "gluten challenge?" They sell it at whole foods, I bought some but wanted to see if anyone else has tried this. 

I figured this would be okay since it is straight gluten. I know most people say 2-4 slices a bread a day. The past few weeks that is what I have been doing. 

I appreciate any feedback. Thank you!

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We had another member that did this for a gluten challenger, will work great and even eliminate any chances of anything else causing a reaction....Side thoughts, just take the stuff by the spoon. This way you avoid CCing your gluten free house/kitchen/appliances...this method would ensure no crumbs, residue etc. get around your food prep area for when this challenge is done. -_- god forbid you cook with the stuff or use it in a expensive blender and it gets in the seals....and CCs everything you cook for the next few months.
Personally if I could and had to take a gluten challenge ....and it did not hospitalize me. I would opt to go out to eat all all kinds of restaurants and do a bucket list tour of foods.

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I used vital wheat gluten for my challenge. I wanted to know if I was reacting to gluten or FODMAPS. Clearly gluten was the problem. I can’t quite remember how much I took, but I think 1 Tablespoon equals 1 slice of bread. You might want to do a search on that to confirm. 

I second what Ennis said. Be careful about contaminating your gluten-free  kitchen. It is a super fine powder that gets everywhere. I when I did my challenge I measured it out and drank it mixed in water. I always did this outside with disposable cups and spoons and washed my hands well outside. My daughter is also very gluten intolerant and her symptoms are primarily neurological. I did not want to inadvertently get her sick. 

I ended up only tolerating a little over a month for my challenge. Had a negative biopsy and doctor wouldn’t run blood work. When my GP finally got around to running the blood work it was over a week later an didn’t run the full panel. So it’s hard to know if my results were accurate. But it took me over 6 months to recover from it. 

Good luck!

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