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Rice for celiacs

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I read recently online somewhere that  both corn and rice are not suitable for Celiacs. I have been eating quite a bit of corn on the con and rice recently and I am not feeling that well. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. These foods never bothered me before and I have been gluten free since 1986. 

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I am sorry that you are unwell.  Rice and corn are fine for celiacs.  They do not trigger an autoimmune reaction that damages the gut.  However, you can have additional food intolerances and often corn is a culprit.  I can consume corn, but when my gut was damaged, eating whole grain corn straight from the cob is too hard for me to digest.  I do just fine with things like corn chips, corn starch or tortillas.  When my gut has healed, I can eat corn on the cob.  

Is your celiac disease active?  Did you get COVID-19 which can cause GI problems?  
 

Rice?  Make sure your rice is washed well before cooking in case of cross contamination.    Where was your rice grown?    Rice contains arsenic.  It is a concern for celiacs because we tend to consume a lot of rice.  Rice from the South (US) contains more arsenic that rice grown in California.

The pandemic.  Lots of problems with supply issues.  Our front line workers are doing their best to harvest food while dealing with possible illness and acts of Mother Nature (fires, hurricanes, drought and floods).  Food quality may not be at 100%.  

Many people are eating more staple foods at home.  So, like my daughter’s boyfriend, gluttony can get you!  🤢 maybe just too much rice or corn!  Even healed, celiacs can have leaky guts due to Zonulin.  There is so much we do not know about the gut.

I hope this helps you!  

 

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Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

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Are you making sure that the rice is labeled gluten free?  There have been studies that tested rice and they do find cross contamination.  I use Lundberg brand and have not had any issues.  

I follow Dr. Peter Osborne, the author of No Grain No Pain.  He strongly advocates for completely eliminating all grains, and they all have  a gluten protein of some kind.  Some people cannot tolerate them and do not feel better until eliminating all grains.  I have learned a lot from his youtubes, but I do eat corn and rice.

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On 9/3/2020 at 11:55 AM, Freedee said:

I read recently online somewhere that  both corn and rice are not suitable for Celiacs. I have been eating quite a bit of corn on the con and rice recently and I am not feeling that well. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience. These foods never bothered me before and I have been gluten free since 1986. 

Yes, corn can bother me. Rice doesn’t. Unless you’re eating organic corn, it’s probably been genetically modified and sprayed with round up (glyphosate). They started using it extensively in the mid-90’s. Rice can have high levels of arsenic so I don’t eat much of it. With that said, I’ve also found with popcorn (which I buy organic but most of it hasn’t been genetically modified), that I can eat a little without issue but if I eat a lot I don’t feel that great. One other tip I picked up from a nutritionist that has helped me troubleshoot what’s going on is that there can be a 72 hour delay developing a symptom related to a particular food. Feel better and be blessed. 

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1 hour ago, M. Martha said:

Yes, corn can bother me. Rice doesn’t. Unless you’re eating organic corn, it’s probably been genetically modified and sprayed with round up (glyphosate). They started using it extensively in the mid-90’s. Rice can have high levels of arsenic so I don’t eat much of it. With that said, I’ve also found with popcorn (which I buy organic but most of it hasn’t been genetically modified), that I can eat a little without issue but if I eat a lot I don’t feel that great. One other tip I picked up from a nutritionist that has helped me troubleshoot what’s going on is that there can be a 72 hour delay developing a symptom related to a particular food. Feel better and be blessed. 

Thank you very much for your response.  I will definitely stay away from corn and try to find gluten free rice as someone mentioned. I'm just starting to feel better but it's been a long haul.

Freedee

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