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Hi All

You experts out there may think these are silly questions, but I`m only starting out and trying a gluten free diet for my 16 mth old daughter cos her paediatrician did her bloods and since they turned up negative he is ruling out gluten intolerance, although I`m not convinced.

My questions are :

Is gluten intolerant the same as celiac or is celiac a more serious condition? (I know that one sounds silly!!) :P

After reading a few threads on the forum I`m confused about MSG. Does it contain gluten or not?

Chocolate - does it contain gluten?

I know there are so many foods that contain gluten in different forms - it`s all so confusing but if I`m going to do this I need to do it right!!

Thanks for taking the time to help a novice Mum :)

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Celiac vs Gluten Intolerance

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=58949

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=51207

MSG is gluten free. It is an additive that some companies add in their products as a flavor enhancer.

While figuring out what items were bothering me I found that I cannot tolerate MSG. I get really funny feeling in my head, dizzy and sick feeling. So I have cut it out of my diet.

Here is a Post (from 2006)

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/index.php?showtopic=27699

Some chocolate is gluten free and some is not.

Some brands may vary in Ireland vs USA... so someone else may post and help you out with this one.

These are USA sites:

Tootsie Roll Company: http://www.tootsie.com/products.php

http://surefoodsliving.com/2008/10/07/hall...food-allergies/

Here are some sites that may be helpful:

http://www.csaceliacs.org/

http://www.healthtouch.com/bin/EContent_HT...&cid=HTHLTH

http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1/Unsaf...ents/Page1.html

MAINSTREAM BRANDS THAT DISCLOSE ALL GLUTEN ON "INGREDIENTS" LABELS:

(not sure how accurate this is though US and Ireland -- sorry)

http://www.glutenfreeindy.com/foodlists/in...donothidegluten

It is challanging at first. Once you start to get the hang of it, it does get easier.

Good Luck. Hope your daughter starts to feel better =)

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Hi All

You experts out there may think these are silly questions, but I`m only starting out and trying a gluten free diet for my 16 mth old daughter cos her paediatrician did her bloods and since they turned up negative he is ruling out gluten intolerance, although I`m not convinced.

My questions are :

Is gluten intolerant the same as celiac or is celiac a more serious condition? (I know that one sounds silly!!) :P

After reading a few threads on the forum I`m confused about MSG. Does it contain gluten or not?

Chocolate - does it contain gluten?

I know there are so many foods that contain gluten in different forms - it`s all so confusing but if I`m going to do this I need to do it right!!

Thanks for taking the time to help a novice Mum :)

You might also want to try here: http://www.coeliac.org.uk/glutenfree_living/default.asp

Not much specific to Northern Ireland, but still might be helpful. Good luck, and welcome!

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I also found that although MSG is not gluten I can't have it. It gives me headaches.

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