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HI,

WE have been having many discussions about celiac kinds of things.

One of them being, why is it that since we have been gluten-free that when we do have it now, the symptoms are so much worse?

Like when were were having it we were just miserable all of the time, but not so sick we are on the couch.

Another one being, wouldn't be better to have it then to have such a reaction to it later

Another one being, is it necessary to take out cows milk? I took myself off. I wonder how long do I need to stay off to notice a difference.

If I"m just sensitive, how much more worried do I need to be abour cross contamination?

Can I eat the normal stream lined cereal that is gluten-free but made on a line with g product? ie, captin crunch, trix

Nicole and her hubby


Nicole

1995 Diagnosed finally with Endometriosis

1998 TMJ (Nicole)

1999 Hypothryroid (Nicole)

2005 Celiac (Nicole)

2005 summer- daughter on gluten-free diet (Nicole's daughter)

2007 (December) maternal mom diagnosed postiive with celiac disease and hypo

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Hi Nicole and hubby!

One of them being, why is it that since we have been gluten-free that when we do have it now, the symptoms are so much worse?

Like when were were having it we were just miserable all of the time, but not so sick we are on the couch.

You probably just thought that was the way you were 'supposed' to feel. It was common. And your body was so damaged, that it didn't really notice it, like it does now.

Another one being, wouldn't be better to have it then to have such a reaction to it later

I'm not sure I understand... Do you mean a delayed reaction? Mine is immediate, but lasts for about 7-10 days.

Another one being, is it necessary to take out cows milk? I took myself off. I wonder how long do I need to stay off to notice a difference.

Some people are sensitive to lactose at the beginning because their villi are damaged. Some people are sensitive / intolerant to casein. If you are fine with either, then no, it is not necessary.

If I"m just sensitive, how much more worried do I need to be abour cross contamination?

Sensitive meaning not celiac? Or more asymptomatic. If you have celiac disease, yes, you do. If you don't, that's up to you, I would think.

Can I eat the normal stream lined cereal that is gluten-free but made on a line with g product? ie, captin crunch, trix

For the ones that are gluten-free, that's your own choice. I personally would avoid it, but that's me. Cap'N Crunch is NOT gluten free, though.

Hope that helps!


Gluten-free, Vegan

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Nicole, I am not sure if you and your husband are gluten intolerant, coeliac or gluten sensitive. I have coeliac and I have the same reactions, whereas before, I wouldn't have known if I had eaten gluten, but now that I have given up gluten, I do know when I have eaten it, as I am sick. I am feeling so much better in myself, but I didn't know or think how sick I was before.

Honestly you are much better of now than what you were before, because if you have coeliac and continue to eat gluten, you will be doing damage to your body even if you are oblivious to it. It is not worth the risk. And it does pay to be extra careful about what you eat, as every little bit of gluten you consume, from what I believe has the potential to do damage to yourself.

I am not sure why you have avoided dairy. I did for a while thinking it was a problem, but I realized later on it was not an issue, and I consume milk, and butter etc with no problems. So not everybody has to give up dairy, but some do.

It did not take me too long to feel better, but I noticed changes in myself within a week or so.

Good luck with the diet, and hopefully this will help answer your questions.

Cathy

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The reason why the reaction is worse after going gluten-free is because of adaptation. Our bodies adapt to the fact that we are constantly putting toxins in our body. When the gluten has been removed, our bodies adapt to life without toxins, and begin the healing process. If we consume gluten, the process is interrupted, and we have an intense reaction. It is a warning system, telling you that gluten is unacceptable.

-Brian


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Multiple Food Allergies

Diagnosed June 2006

Stopped Eating June 2007

IV Nutrition: 6/27/07 - Present

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The reason why the reaction is worse after going gluten-free is because of adaptation. Our bodies adapt to the fact that we are constantly putting toxins in our body. When the gluten has been removed, our bodies adapt to life without toxins, and begin the healing process. If we consume gluten, the process is interrupted, and we have an intense reaction. It is a warning system, telling you that gluten is unacceptable.

-Brian

That is a great way of putting it. It is true though, it is our bodies way of saying No more, Bad!


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

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I"m wondering which part of the Captain crunch isn't gluten free. I want to make sure I"m not missing something :)

Is it the oat flour?

Nicole


Nicole

1995 Diagnosed finally with Endometriosis

1998 TMJ (Nicole)

1999 Hypothryroid (Nicole)

2005 Celiac (Nicole)

2005 summer- daughter on gluten-free diet (Nicole's daughter)

2007 (December) maternal mom diagnosed postiive with celiac disease and hypo

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Yes, it is the oat flour. Not only that, but it's made by Quaker, who has always noted that they have a high risk of contamination on their lines.


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

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Bellevue, WA

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OH, thank you for sharing! It's important.

Nicole


Nicole

1995 Diagnosed finally with Endometriosis

1998 TMJ (Nicole)

1999 Hypothryroid (Nicole)

2005 Celiac (Nicole)

2005 summer- daughter on gluten-free diet (Nicole's daughter)

2007 (December) maternal mom diagnosed postiive with celiac disease and hypo

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