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Piesmom

Gluten Guard - Tried It?

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Hi everyone!

I was wondering if anyone has tried this software. My husband was diagnosed Celiac almost a year ago. The way we found out was that his throat was "closing" and he was having difficulty swallowing. It ends up he had these rings in his esophagus as a result of gluten. I have been policing everywhere possible and educating all our friends and family as to what he can and can't have. Bit I am doing SOMETHING wrong!!!!! Now he is having a hard time swallowing milk (can you imagine?). I've begged him to go back to the doctor...but of course...he hasn't made an appointment.

I really want to get this program. There must be something he is eating or using that is not gluten-free. I have a dedicated toaster, his own butter dish, etc., etc. I just don't know what to do and am so thoroughly frustrated I can't stand it.

If anyone has some advice on weather to buy this product or not...I would really appreciate it!

Thanks so much!

Kelly


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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Hi Kelly, and welcome to this board.

It sounds to me that, rather than being glutened, he might be intolerant to dairy as well. A lot of people with celiac disease can't tolerate dairy or soy either.

Try eliminating dairy and soy for a while, to see if it improves things. But I hear the gluten guard is an excellent program, that really helps with shopping.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Thank you Ursa Major. I never thought about the dairy thing. He just called me and is scheduled for another EGD. How I would LOVE to hear that it is something else and maybe he doesn't really have celiac disease? But...I need to be careful what I wish for. What is that something was worse!

I am going to ask his doc about the dairy probability. Thank you for posting!

Kelly


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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Kelly, just be aware that most doctors still mistakenly believe that milk and soy are healthy, and that most people are fine with it. Which is a far cry from the truth. Your doctor may just tell him that it couldn't be the dairy.

Really, eliminating it to see what happens is the best test.

Also, I didn't think about this earlier. But have you really made sure there is no cross contamination? Does your husband have his own gluten-free toaster, have you checked all his personal care products (toothpaste, soap, shampoo, conditioner, lotion etc.) for gluten, and replaced the ones that contain gluten?


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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Ursa -

Yes, he has a dedicated toaster, a dedicated butter dish and 2 dedicated shelves in the pantry (which I first washed with bleach) to try and stop the CC. I know his toothpaste, shampoo and deodorant are gluten-free. I would have to check the hand lotion I suppose. The non-food thing has just started to interest me. I'd never really though about it before. I will keep searching. We'll have to see what his next EGD shows as well I guess.

Floirdanative: thanks for the site listing. I looked at it a little last night and plan to check it out more in full this weekend. Can't seem to stop putting Christmas decorations away right now...

Thanks again everyone!

Kelly


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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Regarding Gluten Guard, please remember that companies frequently change their ingredients. Relying on information for too long may not be wise.

I found the best reliable information that I have found is learning to read labels and contacting companies frequently.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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