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gluten-free Food Question

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Hi all,

I have a girlfriend whom I moved in with a few months ago. She's been incredibly supportive of me, and almost always will eat Gluten Free with me so as to avoid cross-contamination. She recently complained that the gluten-free foods I buy at the store (Everybody Eats products, Grainless Baker, Glutano, etc...) make her sick. I was wondering if this happened to any of you, and what we could do about it.

Thank you very much for your help.

Matthew

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Hi all,

I have a girlfriend whom I moved in with a few months ago. She's been incredibly supportive of me, and almost always will eat Gluten Free with me so as to avoid cross-contamination. She recently complained that the gluten-free foods I buy at the store (Everybody Eats products, Grainless Baker, Glutano, etc...) make her sick. I was wondering if this happened to any of you, and what we could do about it.

Thank you very much for your help.

Matthew

Hi Matt, I would put the products that make her feel ill side by side and compare labels. See if there is any one ingredient in common like soy for example, a common intolerance. If soy or tapioca or whatever is in everything then try other products that do not have that ingredient. Another possibility is that the carb level is too high for her. Is she diabetic or borderline diabetic? Many of the gluten free foods are much higher in carbs than their 'everyday' counterparts.

Don't know how helpful this is but hopefully others will chime in.

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Hi Matt, I would put the products that make her feel ill side by side and compare labels. See if there is any one ingredient in common like soy for example, a common intolerance. If soy or tapioca or whatever is in everything then try other products that do not have that ingredient. Another possibility is that the carb level is too high for her. Is she diabetic or borderline diabetic? Many of the gluten free foods are much higher in carbs than their 'everyday' counterparts.

Well, I looked at all the products, and the only real similarity is the Xanthem gum, but that's in other products that are not gluten-free as well, and don't make her feel ill then... She is also not diabetic. I really have no idea what to do for her. Could the carb levels still be too high for her even without her being diabetic? If so, what can I do for her? Thank you very much for your help thus far.

Matthew

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The only other thought I have is this. Is she consuming gluten products when she is not around you? Gluten reactions can be delayed and I wonder if perhaps what is making her sick is gluten because she is 'gluten light'. With a delayed gluten reaction being common is there perhaps a chance that she could be reacting to gluten eating and not to the nongluten foods? She may want to try excluding gluten completely for a couple of weeks and then challenging it for a few days and see what happens.

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