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I'm confused. I see tartrazine listed as safe yet have been told by a Celiac that you must avoid it too. Is it just that she herself is allergic/sensitive to it and it has nothing to do with her/her child's Celiac disease? My son may have to go gluten-free shortly (waiting for results...again) and I thought I had learned a great deal and am now questioning myself with many products I though were safe. Please help.

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Tartrazine is a yellow food dye.

She might have removed it from her kids diet because there is some evidence of correlation of ingestion of some food dyes with hyperactivity in children. It is also known that some people (albeit a very small percentage - around 0.1% - have an intolerance to it).

It's not a gluten concern, however.


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Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

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It is listed here as gluten free.

http://www.celiacdisease.net/gluten-free-diet


1960s-had symptoms-could have been before but don't remember

1970s-told had colitis or nervous stomach-was given phenobarbital, felt great but still had symptoms

Me, dd and ds diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance

2000-osteopenia

2001-had stroke because of medications I was given

June 2003-saw Chiropractor who specialized in nutrition: Celiac Disease not Lactose Intolerance, went gluten free with once in awhile cheating, off soy and dairy for about 6 months

June 2003-found excellent doctor for fibromyalgia (who has found out she has Celiac Disease)

May 2006-went gluten free with NO cheating-excellent! Made all the difference in the world

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Maybe her doctor was like mine?

He has all his celiac patients stay away from synthetic food dyes, additives and preservatives - he said that people with celiac seem to have a greater chance of sensitivities or reactions to these, as well as a greater chance of developing sensitivities to these if they continue to eat them.

So maybe it's that?

As a side note, he also said that we are more likely to have issues with genetically modified foods, and to develop food allergies when we consume genetically modified food. For what that's worth. :-)

Good luck on the test with your little one!

I'm confused. I see tartrazine listed as safe yet have been told by a Celiac that you must avoid it too. Is it just that she herself is allergic/sensitive to it and it has nothing to do with her/her child's Celiac disease? My son may have to go gluten-free shortly (waiting for results...again) and I thought I had learned a great deal and am now questioning myself with many products I though were safe. Please help.


T.H.

Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease

23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity

25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) 

 

Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive

Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive

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I tested sensitive to Yellow #5 Tartrazine and Green #3 Fast Green food colorings through food and chemical sensitivity blood tests. I avoid all colorings and would only consume them if in need of a medication that can't be obtained without added coloring.

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