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Is Designs for health Protein Powder Gluten free ?

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Greetings Everyone, I was diagnosed 3 months ago with Celiac disease and am in the process of trying to get adjusted, and I've been feeling a lot better since I went gluten-free. However, lost a lof weight since I stopped working out.  I've been having some trouble keeping my protein intake up and I've been going to start taking my protein shakes again.  The one I'm looking at is called "Pure Paleo" by Designs for health that the company names.  Have anyone here heard of this company? and my second question is Ensure max Protein is gluten-free? The label says that it is Gluten Free but I'm not sure about the ingredients.  Thanks in advance 

 

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I am glad you are on the road to healing.  Your weight should correct itself naturally.  Give it some time as you have been seriously ill.  I fractured my back two months after my diagnosis.  That was worst mentally than my celiac diagnosis.  It meant not getting on my bike.  So, I focused on healing my gut and my back.  Soon, I was back on my bike.  Be patient.  

Protein shakes are processed food. Exactly what part of the cow are you consuming in the Pure Paleo products?    I bet it is not sirloin.  Probably the same parts they sell to dog food companies.  Sounds gross, but it is probably true.   Then they flavor it to taste like chocolate or vanilla.....

I would probably trust the Ensure made by Abbott Labratories over a new company riding the  Paleo wave.  

 Can you increase your protein with Greek Yogurt, eggs, nuts, meats, fish and bone broth (this stuff is so easy to make)?  Those are excellent protein sources.  I increase my dietary protein when I am training for big century rides.  You could even make your own shakes using Greek Yogurt as a base.  Toss it in a blender and add fruit or cocoa powder to flavor.  Drink coffee for a boost.  I never ride without a jolt of caffeine.  It really helps with performance in my opinion.  

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Thanks for all the info you rock! I just checked with Designs for health and they assure me that their products are all natural and contain no gluten. My problem is I always has been a skinny kid and could never gain weight until I started lifting weights and do protein shakes twice a day. That's why I want to find a safe protein to drink after my workout.  I do make bone broth at home and its really tasty I LOVE IT. Unfortunately, I can't do yogurt or milk so I will probably mix my shake with just cold water. All nuts are safe? or I have to be cautious when buying nuts?. I usually shop at a small organic store next to my house its called "Sprout" they sell nuts by the bulk.     

Thanks again

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Do not buy nuts in bulk from Sprouts.  There is a great risk of cross contamination.  In fact, I avoid that bulk area which also includes of all horrors — wheat flour!  

I buy an assortment from Costco.  Read the label.  Planters has a good reputation.  I also order from Nuts.com.    Use the search box located in the forum.  Query “nuts”.  You will get many member recommendations.  

You did a great job contacting the manufacturer!  Be sure all your supplements and medications are gluten free.  

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Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help. Sorry for the dumb question I'm just new to this and don't know anyone familiar with celiac and am trying to learn about it. 

Thanks again 

El Roy 

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I do body building with this disease...took years of healing before I started gaining weight. I follow a paleo based diet with a macro emphasis on a keto/atkins rotation. Not for everyone but deals with my other AI issues.

I use Naked Pea protein often, Jarrow Pumpkin is great for recovery due to zinc and iron content along with the amino acid complex, Julian Bakery makes some good paleo proteins, I like the unflavored Pegan which is sancha inichi seed, and the cinnamon twist is pumpkin. They also have egg white proteins but they are overpriced and I just buy bulk whole sale cartoned egg whites.
HPN Makes a good shake mix and I love their added in amino acids in all kinds of great flavors, I have used Nutra Key and MSN in the past also. I have also used pioneer labs celiac shake years ago as it was great for soothing gut issues.

I tend to rotate my proteins and seeds, buying pumpkin, sunflower, and hemp from Mygerbs.com and getting chia meal, flax meal from them for shakes and baked goods. Try finding them on Amazon.
You can try nuts.com for good nuts...I have a peanut issues so I can not have anything they make. If you want almonds I can set you up with my distributor at wholesale cost if you want to by a 25lb box, I really do suggest their sliced almonds....roast a bit in the oven and they are great snacks. Almond Butter, walnut butter, sunflower butter....all great for putting on weight mixing into shakes, on baked goods....or by the spoon >.> Avocados are another naturally gluten free healthy fat. Mikey's Muffins makes a off pizza crust , and some great enghish muffins that are great with mashed avocado and some eggs. Try walmart or whole foods.
Califlour Foods makes a plant based pizza and some crackers that are egg white based that are gluten, dairy, soy, peanut free.
Protes Chips makes a for a good grain free vegan protein chip for snacks, but processed but beats cravings better then cheating.
Primal Kitchen Makes Paleo Mayo, and dressings gluten, corn, dairy free. Great for say tuna fish, etc.
 

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9 hours ago, The Celiac Kid said:

Thank you so much, I really appreciate your help. Sorry for the dumb question I'm just new to this and don't know anyone familiar with celiac and am trying to learn about it. 

Thanks again 

El Roy 

No question is dumb.  There is a steep learning curve to the diet.  We were all newbies at one time.  

There is a huge list of gluten ingredients available if you search for it.  I carried one in my purse/phone but it was a hassle.  So, I started to choose either certified gluten free products or those with five or so ingredients or less.  I discovered that in the past I was eating weird “food” ingredients located in processed foods that I could not identify.  If I cannot pronounce it, I do not buy it.  I am pretty good at label reading, but it is way easier to keep things simple and in the long run, much healthier.  

I do benefit from living in California.  We produce the majority of all the vegetables and fruit for the country.  So, it is cheap, plentiful and fresh.  

I see Ennis has responded.  He does use protein powders so he can guide you.

Just take baby steps and soon you will be a pro.  

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