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MauriceGreene

Oh Man...three Months Of Thinking I Was gluten-free...

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Arg, I just found out that a good amount of spices I was using in my everyday cooking had WHEAT FLOUR and WHEAT STARCH in them. Stuff like ginger and pepper. WHY WOULD YOU PUT WHEAT INTO GINGER :angry::angry::lol:

My question is, is it enough to still make one feel sick? Can it be attributed to my only 50% improvement of symptoms??? Was it just as bad as not going on the gluten free diet?

Thanks in advance...


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Don't be surprised about the "little" amounts of gluten that can make us sick. Lots of us are even worried about gluten in shampoo and soap since that can get into your mouth when you rinse yourself.

Yep, it's a sneaky world. Don't worry, you'll get it. When you know better, you do better!


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MG:

Yup, any ingestion of gluten will cause damage and slow the healing process. Often, gluten is in the last place that you would look. :blink:

I generally buy McCormicks spieces, as they will always list and their natural species generally will have no gluten. But, as always, read the labels.

Once you get a handle on reading lables, it's down hill from there. (And always remember, ingrediences change. So what you bought a year ago, may not be the same as today). That is something that I have to constantly remind myself.

Make a small change and get to that 100% :)


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Yes, that will be enough to make you sick. At least you realized your spices have wheat in them now rather than later. I screwed up a lot in the first six months so you're certainly not alone.

I agree that it's silly for spices to have gluten in them. Most spices are gluten-free, you must have just gotten unlucky with your brand.


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Such a pain I know! I was diagnosed in June, and I just found out last month that vanilla flavoring has gluten in it. lol!! Lame cuz I'd used it a lot in baking! That nasty gluten is hiding just about everywhere!


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Such a pain I know! I was diagnosed in June, and I just found out last month that vanilla flavoring has gluten in it. lol!! Lame cuz I'd used it a lot in baking! That nasty gluten is hiding just about everywhere!

Dear Sweetfudge,

According to Amanda's Mommy's Blog, Durkee's liquid extracts and food colorings are all gluten -free. Her blog has helped me a lot. :) I love to bake, so it is a must to know about these things! I have only been gluten -free for about three months. Poor Maurice, I can relate to his situation. Calling manufacturers is the best way to know for sure. When in doubt, do not eat it! k

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


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Sweetfudge, real vanilla doesnt have gluten.

Also remember that McCormick spices are gluten free, but not their mixture spices--such as the seasoning spices. Be careful with that--keep your spices simple.

The one thing I always tell people to help them understand how much gluten it takes to make us ill: one piece of bread broken into 1000 crumbs and it only takes 1 crumb, 1/1000th of a slice of bread to make us ill. So yes, the tiniest amount of gluten will keep you from recovering.


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McCormicks Vanilla Extract is also gluten-free, so is Flavorganics brand extracts and Publix brand Vanilla Extract.

I use mostly Simply Organic Spices, or McCormick's spices. The spice blends I use are from The Gluten Free Pantry.

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Arg, I just found out that a good amount of spices I was using in my everyday cooking had WHEAT FLOUR and WHEAT STARCH in them. Stuff like ginger and pepper. WHY WOULD YOU PUT WHEAT INTO GINGER :angry::angry::lol:

My question is, is it enough to still make one feel sick? Can it be attributed to my only 50% improvement of symptoms??? Was it just as bad as not going on the gluten free diet?

Thanks in advance...

Which brand?....I want to double-cherck my spice rack!

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Maurice- First of all Welcome! I'm sorry that this happened to you. The learning curve on the diet can seem brutal at first. I got glutened by Tropicnana lemonade 6 months into the diet....now I ask you, what is wheat doing in lemonade? Ugh! It's a lot of reading labels, research etc. but I bet you will start to feel better once you get rid of those spices.

Like others here, I stick with Mccormick plain spices (not mixes), Simply Organic and Morton and Basset. For spice mixes, I make my own or buy gluten-free Pantry. But it's esay enough to replicate their mixes.

Again, sorry this happened to you and hope you're feeling better soon! B

PS Jaten- I am still so in love with your pup! What a beauty!


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Which brand?....I want to double-cherck my spice rack!

Masterfoods, i dont know if its in the US though...Thanks all for the replies, this feels like a kick in the teeth. But yes hopefully I will really start feeling better now. Thanks.


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I had a similar experience recently. I was at the grocery store and I saw a beautiful tray of hot yummy lemon peppercorn chicken. I asked the cook about the gluten, they said it was gluten-free. Regardless, I asked if I could check the ingredients list on the spice they used... the list looked OK to me, so I promptly purchased and consumed the chicken whole-heartedly. OMG. D, brain fog, malaise, ICK! Lesson to be learned : don't trust generic looking spice mixes!

I feel like I'm on a never ending witchhunt! Only been gluten-free about 4 months, and I'm definitely still learning.


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i USE MC CORMIC GRINDERS ESP THE GARLIC PEPPER ONE AND THOUGHT SURE IT WAS gluten-free BASED ON A CALL I MADE.

I'VE ALSO NOTICE ALOT OF PRODUCTS SINCE THE 'LABELING' LAWS HAVE ADDED SOY POWER THAT WAS NEVER IN THEM BEFORE....OR WILL SAY OIL (SUNFLOWER, SOYBEAN,CANOLA..YADAYA...AND LISTS 10)

CALLED AND THEY SAID, 'WELL WE DON'T KNOW WHICH SUPPLIER WILL BE THE BEST BUY EVERY WEEK SO WE LIST THEM ALL AS DON'T KNOW WHICH ONE WE WILL BE USING.." :blink: SO WE'RE STILL DOING 'RUSIAN ROULETTE" RIGHT..GRRRRRR. :ph34r:

JUDY


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