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I agree with Mtndog...just have him do a gluten-free stuffing. Honestly stuffing is nothing more than stale bread crumbs, and gluten-free bread already tastes stale so it's halfway there! Just pick up a loaf of gluten-free bread...I recomend any of the corn based breads cuz they actually toast...lightly toast it and crumble it up and add to your favorite stuffing recipe. I did this last Thanksgiving and no one in my family could tell it was gluten-free(except for my nephew who was happy he didn't get diarrhea).

I've had Celiac's for a year and a half and have never had any digestive upset with any food. I was diagnosed because my diabetes was acting up and they had no reason. To eat a gluten stuffed bird and say you're not having a reaction doesn't mean poop...your body will still be effected and you'll pay in the end, so avoid the gluten entirely.


Diabetic for 30 years, Celiac for 1.5 years

Mom of one daughter on Gluten-free/Caisen-free diet, and another "normal" non-food allergied daughter

Wife to a husband of allergy to ALL antibiotics, to the point of where he cna't eat poultry or fish because they absorbe it in their meat when slaughtered.

Basically a family that eats NOTHING without a reaction.

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I have a major concern with this thread. It seems that some people are getting really defensive about scaring new people. However, fact is fact. There isn't a tollerance level with gluten, maybe just a level at which you feel sick. I am really quite new to this board and I have to say with vigor....I have never been scared by this board. It has opened up so many new options to me. I was more scared before I had a place to go and ask questions about foods and was barely buying regular foods off the self at the grocery for myself. I have been enlightened as to sources of cc that I had never thought of. All in all, this message board has been a blessing for me and I'm sure it is to other people as well. Thanks to all who are so knowledgeable and post regularly, you have made my life better!


Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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Thank goodness for this forum! It is a personal choice whether to eat a gluten stufffed bird, bring our own food or stay home. It is YOUR opinion to never eat a a gluten stuffed turkey. You are NOT a doctor or scientist and until a doctor or scientist posts on this subject (eating a gluten stuffed bird and cross contamination), let's not scare everyone into being deathly afraid of eating anywhere but at home. Too many times I have run into celiacs who read this forum and become frightened into thinking no food is safe to eat unless eaten at home. Please try to be more careful with your posts. We are all different in our tolerance levels. Enjoy the holidays!

Your right it is a personal choice about whether we want to poison ourselves or not. I did not have this forum when I was first diagnosed and I thought it would be okay to do things like eat at a restaurant or a freinds house. No forum 'scared' me into avoiding things like a stuffed turkey---- days of illness and bleeding from my intestines did. No forum taught me to fear gluten in shampoos and lotions, losing most of my hair did though. I wish very much that I had this forum for the first year, perhaps my ataxia would not be permanent and perhaps I would not have diabetes now and perhaps I could have healed more quickly and completely if I had not been repoisoning myself by accidental glutening for that first year. I would respectfully ask that you be a bit more careful with your posts. A little bit of poison is never safe.

Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Besides all of the concern over gluten - and it is a real concern - it's safer from a food poisoning perspective, and quality of turkey perspective to cook the stuffing separately. Then, you need only cook the turkey until it is done, not get the inside of the turkey cavity high enough to kill any bacteria in there from the juices. Doing the later requires cooking the turkey to a higher temperature than the meat requires, rendering it less juicy and less flavorful than it would otherwise be, particularly the breast. It also makes the darn thing take longer to cook. :)

Wow Tiffany....I NEVER THOUGHT OF THAT! Thank you..... That would explain why my chicken took forever to cook the other night!!!!!!!!!!!!



Gluten free since 2005

In the midst of winter, I found there was within me an invincible summer.

Albert Careb


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Guest nini

none of us here are trying to "scare the pants off newbies" quite the contrary. We are trying to educate them. Unfortunatly there is still a lot of misinformation out there and too many people thinking that behaviors like occassional cheating or eating around gluten is ok, it's NOT. Just because someone doesn't have obvious symptoms, YES THERE IS SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE THAT DAMAGE IS STILL OCCURRING IN THE INTESTINES... and besides, we want people to GET WELL, that is the main objective. I don't give a rat's patootie what other people think of my hypervigilance to a gluten-free diet, and I also don't want people to be afraid of living their lives, but we have to get real and realize that in order to get well we do have to make some changes in our lives, yes it is a choice. It's a choice to get well or to continue to slowly poison yourself to death.

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Eating turkey that's been stuffed is without question a bad idea. I am not a doctor but I know two doctors on the delphi forum and neither would consider eating a stuffed turkey. My primary doctor has celiac and he wouldn't eat it, either. And I'm certain that every single celiac organization would advise against it.

Stuffing just doesn't need to be cooked in the turkey. In fact, as others have pointed out, it's a bad idea from a food safety perspective.


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