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hollyd

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Hi All,

I'm seeing a celiac specialist and he told me to eat 4 servings of foods with gluten in it per day for 2 weeks prior to my scope. (I am already eating gluten foods, he just wanted me to top up). Are there any foods that are more offending than others in the gluten category? Are whole grains more glutenous than non-whole grains? I want to make sure I get this right and get an accurate diagnosis.

Also, can they tell just by looking if the villi are damaged or do they not know until the biopsy results come in?

Any other advice for me? Scheduled for upper and lower scopes for March 31.

Thanks a lot!

Holly

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Hah, a couple of tablespoons of the vital wheat gluten we all seem to be afraid of :P

Get some whole wheat pasta and other whole wheat stuff. Eat cream of wheat and add wheat germ to it (it's actually pretty yummy!)

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I agree with ChelsE,

Whole wheat pasta (which is made from Durum Wheat) has a high content of gluten.

I am trying to top up my son's gluten content in his diet(waiting for biopsy) ,and where possible I try to stir some wheat flour into soups,casseroles and porridge.

Good Luck :)

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At least make it enjoyable!!!

How about Pizza, Beer, whole wheat bread, bagels, Oreo Cookies, croissants!!! Think of all those things that you have had cravings for, and INDULGE!

If you gotta hurt yourself, at least enjoy part of it!!!

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Thanks everybody:-) So it sounds like whole wheat is worse than the other, maybe that's why I'm so sick, I only eat whole wheat except for pizza or the odd other thing.

I bought two boxes of muffin mix LOL, I'd miss those, I guess I should get some chocolate cake, bagels (but you can't get a decent one in Australia where I now live :-( ) but topping up with wheat germ is pretty bad (good now) eh?

I know beer is off the list for celiacs but is it a major offender? I hear you though, if I can't have any for the rest of my days I'm gonna get some in!!

Hmm, I just had a craving for cous cous and so bought a box, that is durum wheat. What about the macrobiotic thing - wheat gluten? I'm a vegetarian so I'd eat it if I could find it.

For the past several months I can eat anything and everything fattening and not gain one ounce. You wouldn't believe all I ate over the holiday period and I haven't even been active because I'm too low on iron and tired all the time. I have to admit I do like that part!

Thanks

Holly

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