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Does coffee give anyone a feeling of bloating? I feel just yucky lately. Tired, bloaty, muscle pain etc etc. I have an occasional coffee other than that I can't figure out why I feel this way. Are the Halls cough drops(in Canada) safe to use? I've been eating plain yogurt(Bio Best by Astro) lately and have been putting walnuts or coconut or apricots or choc chips in it. Is that all ok to eat. Thanks. Beth

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Does coffee give anyone a feeling of bloating? I feel just yucky lately. Tired, bloaty, muscle pain etc etc. I have an occasional coffee other than that I can't figure out why I feel this way. Are the Halls cough drops(in Canada) safe to use? I've been eating plain yogurt(Bio Best by Astro) lately and have been putting walnuts or coconut or apricots or choc chips in it. Is that all ok to eat. Thanks. Beth

I'm not sure about Halls or Astro being gluten-free, but I'm sure someone else will post. Yoplait yogurt is gluten-free. Make sure your choc chips are safe too.


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All of those foods can be safe, it just depends on the brand. As long as you've read the ingredients, you're probably ok.

Coffee gives me a stomach ache. I drink decaf instead and haven't had any problems.


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In the US, there are some Halls that are not gluten free. I am pretty sure the sugar free ones are gluten-free though. Now cough drops of any kind make my tummy out of sorts, always have. Some times your throat just needs lubricated a bit and any hard candy will help. Peppermint usually helps and is easy on the tummy too.

The only coffee I have found with gluten is flavored coffees and some flavored teas too.


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Check the yogurt for modified corn starch....not gluten-free if it has that!


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I would blame the coffee. Its better to have it on an empty stomach. It can cause troubles digesting your meal otherwise.

Cough drops may be a problem and I've heard they don't do that much good. They don't stop you from coughing and if its to lubricate your throat just any hard candy will do.

Gail


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Check it all out - not sure about the Halls either. Plain Halls don't seem to bother me, but I *think* the centers are not ok (anyone?)

Chocolate chips - not all are gluten-free - Hershey Chipits are supposed to be but Hershey's gluten-free claims have come under scrutiny

Yogurt - possible cross contamination if they produce a kind that includes granola or the obvious non gluten-free ingredients, I gave up on flavored yogurts since I always seem to have issues with them

I drink my fair share of coffe and have for years - it doesn't bother me BUT it does bother some folks.

How about the coconut ? Can't that sometimes be coated too ?

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I had a horrible time with Halls. My seasonal allergies were driving me nuts and I seemed to have one in my mouth all the time. At the same time I had all the symptoms of a major glutening and I finally put the two together. I emailed the company about Halls and they claim all are gluten free HOWEVER, my Clan Thompson list says only the sugar free ones are safe. The last time I needed cough drops I tried the Robitusson ones that the gluten-free list says are ok. I dont' think I had any problems with them (its kind of hard to tell since I"ve gotten myself once or twice by mistake here lately). I"m sorry I can't help you with the other things. I don't have any problems with coffee and generally I don't eat yogurt. Good luck I hope you feel better soon!


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To clear something up--modified cornstarch is gluten free--modified food starch may contain gluten.


Deb

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Does coffee give anyone a feeling of bloating? I feel just yucky lately. Tired, bloaty, muscle pain etc etc. I have an occasional coffee other than that I can't figure out why I feel this way. Are the Halls cough drops(in Canada) safe to use? I've been eating plain yogurt(Bio Best by Astro) lately and have been putting walnuts or coconut or apricots or choc chips in it. Is that all ok to eat. Thanks. Beth

The thought of drinking coffee or even tea is gross to me. I used to drink coffee everyday and ever since I started having symptoms of celiac I haven't been able to drink it. I now drink Jamba Juice or if I go to Starbucks I order the fruit frap. (the tagerine is good)

As far as the Halls cough drops, I read on a list that was given to me on this site that only the sugar free ones are gluten free.

Hopes this helps!

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I think that in Canada Modified corn starch may contain gluten....i get gluten reaction from it...anyone know?


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I think that in Canada Modified corn starch may contain gluten....i get gluten reaction from it...anyone know?

I'm not sure. Is it a particular brand that you are reacting to?


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First cousin dx'd with Celiac Disease

Grandmother died of malnutrition b/c everything made her sick... sounds like celiac to me.

Gluten-free since June 2005

Dx with IBS February 2005

Blood tests both negative (or inconclusive?) for celiac (in 2002 and 2004)

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I have been drinking coffee for a very long time, i'm what you'd call a coffeeholic. I've had people try to tell me to stop drinking coffee but rarely will I get an effect on ANY brand...the only times I do is when my stomach already is acting up. And as far as the modified starch, in Canada they must specify what it contains (even on 'spice' lists). So if it doesnt say gluten in it, i'd say its 99% likely safe.

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some people don't do well with any coffee, but you might find that different brands make a big difference.


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did you buy the walnuts in bulk? If so there is a possibility of cross contamination ( not cleaning out the bins from previous foods, using scoops for more than one item)

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I think that in Canada Modified corn starch may contain gluten....i get gluten reaction from it...anyone know?

Cornstarch: I have a book 'Acceptability of Foods & Food Ingredients for the Gluten-Free Diet' which was publishes by the Canadian Celiac Association. It sais that modified cornstarch is acceptable but food starch is needing to be checked. What i've noticed is that the difference between corn starch and cornstarch are drastic.

Coffee: I e-mailed Tim Hortons (for the true canucks on this forum :P ) they said that all thier hot beverages and iced cappucinno's are gluten-free as long as you ask the person who is serving you to wear gloves throughout the process of making it.

Halls: I've always had a problem with any kind of food colouring, even before going gluten-free cough-syrup, halls. The specialist (one of many i saw on my road to celiac) said that a general food colouring alergy is impossible and unheard of. Since then, I've heard that food colouring sensitivity is not unheard of. I've heard that red is the worst too, the more pronounced the colour the bigger the potential reaction.


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Does coffee give anyone a feeling of bloating? I feel just yucky lately. Tired, bloaty, muscle pain etc etc. I have an occasional coffee other than that I can't figure out why I feel this way. Are the Halls cough drops(in Canada) safe to use? I've been eating plain yogurt(Bio Best by Astro) lately and have been putting walnuts or coconut or apricots or choc chips in it. Is that all ok to eat. Thanks. Beth

Coffee can contribute to bloating and other health issues. It does have an effect on the bowels. You may want to cut it out for a while to see how you feel.

Bio Best yogurt is not confirmed gluten-free, however. I have been in contact with Parmalat and they have told me that the only Astro yogurt that is 100% gluten free is Jeunesse. They are apparently waiting on info from their suppliers before they can make a statement about their other Astro yogurts.

Michelle

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Though coffee wont make me feel bloated, it definately clears out my system within an hour of ingesting. I used to believe that there could have been something gluten related, but after reading the labels multiple times my reaction is just the effect from the energizing stimulant, caffeine. Im still in the healing process and am very sensative to these things.

Goodluck!

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To clear something up--modified cornstarch is gluten free--modified food starch may contain gluten.

Thank you! I was about to ask about that! I would hate to think I was letting in any gluten surprises.

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