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School Me: Being Glutened

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I am so new to all this and I am wondering whether I got accidentally glutened this week.

I was 100% fine, until I ate a small amount of beef jerky that had MSG in it.

This morning I had a minor amount of gas, and what I can only describe as....leakage. EWWW!

Anyway, is this a symptom of being 'glutened'? What other symptoms should I look for in the future to help track my progress with the gluten-free diet?

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Hey Jen,

MSG may not be too good for you, but it's not gluten related.

I took me several months of healing before I could tell that I had been glutened. In the beginning everything that I ate effected me due to the fact that I was not healed.

Give it some time, be careful about what you eat and read, read, read from this site. ;)

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ugh...I've been feeling a little sick all day. NOTHING NEAR like before, but disappointing.

So are ups and downs (digestively speaking) a normal part of the first few weeks/months? I just don't know if I am being anal enough (HA!) about separating cookware, etc (I'm not) or whether some residual illness is happening on it's own without gluten CC.

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Check, check and triple check the ingredients of the beef jerky. I picked some up at the store and started reading the ingredients, thinking "surely I can have this.........." The jerky I was looking at was seasoned with teriyaki, and sure enough, contained gluten.

I checked Jack Link's, as well as a couple others (don't remember the other brands, sorry!).......so just be sure you're looking for all forms of possible wheat/gluten ingredients.

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almost all jerky you dont get at a health store is going to have some nasty ingredients. every jerky brand at every grocery store i have been to in the past 6 months has that garbage in it - i had to get organic jerky, but man is it ever good!

also, you can make your own jerky, And msg is not always unrelated to celiac reaction.

ive read all over the place, most celiacs have a pretty noticeable reaction to MSG (including myself) - probably because its a blatantly bad food, and we have sensitive systems already, but maybe its just that most MSG-containing foods also have gluten or are processed on equipment that handles gluten (like progresso or lays). the only msg-containing-food i can handle is tomatoes or v8 juice.

in short: from MSG i get a reaction similar to gluten.

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