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What About Seafood?

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Hi there, I live in Seoul Korea and I have been watching the site. I finally have been diagnosed with DH and so therefore I have celiac as well. A very uncommon thing here in Asia. I have been doing pretty good and have cut out alot of stuff that would have Iodine in it. My question is on seafood.

I have been on Dapsone for the past 2 weeks. Been doing pretty good but was broken out really bad for I have had this for 2 years. I am hoping I am healing right now. I cooked some Salmon last night thinking it was ok but now I am questioning it. My head has been itchy like crazy. I am only on 25mg and barely make it to the next doasge but the dr is wanting to keep it low. It is unlikely that I can get it all out of my system for the lack of the info on the labels here. Gluten is unknown to them. Is it the Seafood that is making it worse? Is all seafood a bad thing to eat. You see beef here is very$$$$$ . We are taling 3 ribeyes(little ones) for $70. So if I am unable to eat the salmon or shrimp well then it is just chicken for me then. I would appreciate any help. Thank you

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You see beef here is very$$$$$ . We are taling 3 ribeyes(little ones) for $70. So if I am unable to eat the salmon or shrimp well then it is just chicken for me then. I would appreciate any help. Thank you

Salmon, Shrimp and the like should be fine for celiacs, though it is possible you have another allergy (seafood). What were they cooked in?

Do be aware of processed fish cakes, or artificial crab, since those might contain wheat.

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Salmon, Shrimp and the like should be fine for celiacs, though it is possible you have another allergy (seafood). What were they cooked in?

Do be aware of processed fish cakes, or artificial crab, since those might contain wheat.

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That is what I thought to, Unitl I read about the seafood can aggrevate a person with DH. I was just wondering what I can eat... Fresh water fish? Not found much here but just wondering. I was eating the fish cakes and finally found a recipe for them that showed it contained wheat. So there goes that. this allergy is just not common here in the region. I am even concerned with cross contamination with the flour. Even thought they say it is 100% I just don't think they clean the machines after each cycle of grinding.

About salt? Is that meaning everything with salt added I need to stay away from? for it could be iodized? Thank you for your help

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id stay away from iodized salt. this has helped me out greatly....

though one thing does make me think, you say youre staying away from shrimp yet if you look at shrimp from a dietary point of view it has very low iodine levels. riceguy told me this and that is what im going by... though i still havent made it down VA.

stay away from salty foods, anything iodized (sushi kelp), and use white bars of soap. that is what ive been doing for about a 5-6 weeks now.

lmk how it goes,

jdog

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If you're having problems with labels and want to get well fast, by far the quickest way to do it is to go "label free" (if it has a label, don't eat it! In other words, just don't eat any processed foods at all. After doing this long enough to get completely well, you can then try things one at a time. It's vastly easier to sort things out that way and you stay mostly well while you're doing it.

Here in the US, food labels are pretty much of a cruelty joke anyway due to the innumerable exceptions, things that don't have to be listed, etc. etc. Then you have ingredients that are themselves manufactured food products that have their own ingredients and often the manufacturer really doesn't have a clue. Dried foods often get dusted so they aren't sticky and flour is all too often used. "Fermented foods" (yogurt, tofu, etc.) are inoculated with a culture and that culture is grown on some feedstock which may include gluten or another provoking antigen. (Yogurt is very easy to make yourself and is vastly better that way anyway plus 1/3 the cost)

Eating only whole fresh foods that you cook yourself is _generally_ safe (although there are exceptions: things get sprayed on produced etc.

It's far faster and more effective to start conservatively (very strict diet) and then gradually loosen up as you can, rather than the other way around. And you stay generally well during the process that way. Starting with a liberal diet and gradually tightening it, you stay in poor health until and IF you ever get it all sorted out and its a lot more complicated and problematical to boot.

Just suggestions. We each have to work out our own approach.

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