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Hi , I am 20 years old and I have been gluten free for a year. I was tested for celiacs and the result was negative, but my doctor said it could be wrong. I have many symptoms of it and going gluten-free is the only thing that has helped. As a child I would get hospitalized often because of stomach aches and because I would stop eating. I was too young to say that I was constipated so the doctors didn

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Hi , I am 20 years old and I have been gluten free for a year. I was tested for celiacs and the result was negative, but my doctor said it could be wrong. I have many symptoms of it and going gluten-free is the only thing that has helped. As a child I would get hospitalized often because of stomach aches and because I would stop eating. I was too young to say that I was constipated so the doctors didn

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Sorry you have been through so much and it is good to hear that the diet is helping you. I agree that you may have some other intolerances. You may want to drop dairy and soy for a bit and see if that helps. If it does then add them back in one at a time after a couple of months to see if you are reacting to one but not the other. Also make sure that you are checking any supplements or meds that you are taking. Those need to be checked with the maker to be sure as your doctor won't know if something is safe or not.

I hope you continue to improve.

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Thank you for replying, I do believe a lot of damage was doctor caused and I go to a new doctor now. I have other intolerants dairy, soy, peanuts, and pork (it does not digest well for me) Would it be okay to cut out grains completely even if I am very active. I dance competitively training is 4-10 hours a week. Right now I do two grains a week brown rice, Quonioa, or gluten-free oatmeal. As for the being careful, I try to be very careful. It seems like the smallest amount of gluten makes me sick, even my face wash and shampoo has to be gluten-free or my face swells and my head and face will be itchy.

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Thank you for replying, I do believe a lot of damage was doctor caused and I go to a new doctor now. I have other intolerants dairy, soy, peanuts, and pork (it does not digest well for me) Would it be okay to cut out grains completely even if I am very active. I dance competitively training is 4-10 hours a week. Right now I do two grains a week brown rice, Quonioa, or gluten-free oatmeal. As for the being careful, I try to be very careful. It seems like the smallest amount of gluten makes me sick, even my face wash and shampoo has to be gluten-free or my face swells and my head and face will be itchy.

Some gluten intolerant people cannot tolerate oats at all, even gluten-free oats. I would drop those first before cutting out all grains. Also be aware that if you are oat-intolerant you may need to also avoid some brands which use gluten-free oats in their facilities. For example I cannot tolerate oats and because of that I also cannot eat anything made by Bob's Red Mill--all their gluten-free flours are made in the same facility/same equipment as their gluten-free oats and therefore cc by gluten-free oats.

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Okay I will try that, what would you recommend for breakfast then? I eat eggs a few times a week and then oats. Also I can't have anything with a lot of sugar because I have low sodium and sugar makes my sodium and potassium levels lower

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Yes, I agree with GFManna - cut out the oats. They are problematic in anyone not totally healed. Some people react to rice and quinoa, sad/weird as that may be.

I think going grain free is do-able for athletes. Sweet potatoes are good as are other squashes for carbs. You could go grain free and then add the rice back in and see if you're ok.

You could read "The Paleo Solution" by Robb Wolf (see his site robbwolf dot com) as he is a trainer and trains competitive athletes. He has a lot about healing and training on the grain-free diet.

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Okay I will try that, what would you recommend for breakfast then? I eat eggs a few times a week and then oats. Also I can't have anything with a lot of sugar because I have low sodium and sugar makes my sodium and potassium levels lower

There are lots of things to eat for breakfast. There's no reason you need to eat "breakfasty" food in the morning. I often have leftovers from dinner. I try to have a balance of protein (meat, beans, peanut butter, eggs) and carbs (fruit, gluten-free bread, rice, potatoes) for breakfast. check out the "what's for breakfast" thread to see what other people eat:

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This may sound dumb, but how do I know if I have a reaction to it? I don't notice any pain after I eat them, should I watch for bloating? I never knew you could have issues with gluten-free foods so this is all new to me

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Okay I will try that, what would you recommend for breakfast then? I eat eggs a few times a week and then oats. Also I can't have anything with a lot of sugar because I have low sodium and sugar makes my sodium and potassium levels lower

I don't tolerate oats but I also like a hot cereal for breakfast. You could try Buckwheat Kasha or Cream of Buckwheat. If Pocono brand is available where you are they are grown in dedicated fields and harvested and processed in a plant that only processes Buckwheat.

My go to breakfast is usally Udi bread and pnut butter with some fruit and sometimes I also go for eggs or something that is left over from the night befores dinner.

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My go to breakfast is usally Udi bread and pnut butter with some fruit

Me too. Udi's bread, toasted with butter and peanut butter and a cup of tea.

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For breakfasts I like bacon and eggs, omelettes, poached eggs with hollandaise, plain old cereal, frittata, homemade bread with creamy lavender honey, grilled cheese and smoothies. I LOVE bluberry/strawberry/banana with some apple juice and yogurt and flaxseed. Sometimes I just have leftovers for breakfast. Oh, and pancakes with homemade butter rum syrup and fruit salad with lime juice, honey and poppyseeds. I also sometimes make cornbread and scones. I make too many flavoured honeys and preserves that I need a vehicle for them! I like to add a handful of raw almonds to my diet in the morning.

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