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Hi all

I am 3 months gluten-free now, and doing much much better -most of the time.

It's been a few days I feel like crap again (BM problems, skin rash, fatigue, brain fog...) and looking back at my food diary, I am thinking arrowhead mills buckwheat flour is the culprit (bought a pack last week, since then I baked quite some stuff with it. after a few days the reaction began, now worse than ever...stopped eating anything I baked with it yesterday; hope I am going to get better soon!) this is also the only new thing I introduced in my diet these last 2 weeks.

I just wanted to ask if anyone have had a reaction to it before? I thought it was safe 'cause I understand they use a shared facility but clean the equipment in between, plus throw the first batches away...didn't want to be "too paranoid" about it but I guess I will have to!

Any advice for finding a safe buckwheat flour?? I really like it, would love to continue using buckwheat!

thank you all!

Sophie

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Hi all

I am 3 months gluten-free now, and doing much much better -most of the time.

It's been a few days I feel like crap again (BM problems, skin rash, fatigue, brain fog...) and looking back at my food diary, I am thinking arrowhead mills buckwheat flour is the culprit (bought a pack last week, since then I baked quite some stuff with it. after a few days the reaction began, now worse than ever...stopped eating anything I baked with it yesterday; hope I am going to get better soon!) this is also the only new thing I introduced in my diet these last 2 weeks.

I just wanted to ask if anyone have had a reaction to it before? I thought it was safe 'cause I understand they use a shared facility but clean the equipment in between, plus throw the first batches away...didn't want to be "too paranoid" about it but I guess I will have to!

Any advice for finding a safe buckwheat flour?? I really like it, would love to continue using buckwheat!

thank you all!

Sophie

I've been gluten-free close to 1 yr and been using this brand with no issues except if I eat too much I get gassy. Possible you're reacting to the flour itself, to buckwheat. Once your gluten-free a lot of times intolerance and/or food allergies that have been masked before will now be revealed.

Hope this helps.

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Some people are that sensitive. I use it all the time too without any obvious problems. Try a different brand that is from a strictly gluten free facility to see if the same thing happens. It might give you an answer if it is cross contamination or a sensitivity to the buckwheat itself.

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Some people are that sensitive. I use it all the time too without any obvious problems. Try a different brand that is from a strictly gluten free facility to see if the same thing happens. It might give you an answer if it is cross contamination or a sensitivity to the buckwheat itself.

thanks to both of you.

I think you're right, I'll try one made on dedicated equipment & see if it works better for me!

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thanks to both of you.

I think you're right, I'll try one made on dedicated equipment & see if it works better for me!

If you are unsure whether you might be intolerant to buckwheat you may want to try Pocono Cream of Buckwheat or Kasha. It is grown in dedicated fields, harvested with dedicated machines and processed in a facility that only processes buckwheat. I live a short way from where it is grown and processed and I buy the hulls as a mulch and to use to stuff pillows as well as eat the cream of buckwheat when I want a comfort food.

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If you are unsure whether you might be intolerant to buckwheat you may want to try Pocono Cream of Buckwheat or Kasha. It is grown in dedicated fields, harvested with dedicated machines and processed in a facility that only processes buckwheat. I live a short way from where it is grown and processed and I buy the hulls as a mulch and to use to stuff pillows as well as eat the cream of buckwheat when I want a comfort food.

thanks so much for your input!

I just realize now that I've had buckwheat (Pocono Kasha) about a month ago...didn't seem to have a reaction back then (but I had very little, when these last days I've had a lot of stuff w/ buckwheat flour in it...)

I still have some at home so I will try to recover first, and then try the Kasha again...trying to make sure if it's the buckwheat or the shared equipment.

thanks again; gosh this is tricky, sometimes, to figure out what is going on!!

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