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I was looking at this website because I had never been to a Whole Foods Market as they are not around me. I typed in gluten free in the search bar and it brought me to this info. thought it was interesting and was helpful to me. Thought I would pass it along. I am somewhat still new to being gluten free diagnosed in April of this year. And since can not have dairy either :( Still having trouble reading labels and knowing what is and isn't safe. So generally I try and buy something only if it says gluten-free or of course anything fresh.

http://www.wholefood...iac-disease.php

melissa

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Link was screwed up.

this is probably it:

http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/departments/celiac-disease.php

was written off of old research in the 1990's from the references, so some of the "facts" are screwed up, of course. Then again, it is Whole Paycheck. Would suggest people go to the wikipedia article on the HLA DQ2 and HLA DQ8 genes and see the prevalence of those genes in some populations, it's higher than they are saying 15 years ago. I have seen repeated references to Ireland supposedly having the highest rate of celiac in the world, but this piece at Whole Foods says it's 1 in 300, while the USA has 1 in 133. (and the 1 in 133 is now being disputed as too low by the latest research. )

Oh, and this:

Safe grains for celiacs

Current scientific consensus is that rice and corn (maize) are considered safe for celiacs. In addition, millet, sorghum, Job's Tears, teff, and ragi are thought to be close enough to corn in their genetic make-up to be safe. More research is needed to substantiate this. Other grains suspected, but not proven, to be safe for celiacs include buckwheat, amaranth, quinoa and rape. Although their safety is debated, they are only very distantly related to wheat. Thus, it is unlikely their peptide chains are the same as the problematic chains found in wheat, rye and barley.

looks to be a bunch of bumpkist.

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Some of the research info is outdated :rolleyes: , however, the info on their various gluten-free products and nutritional data is helpful. I do not have a Whole Foods near me and have never shopped there, but my Mom does ---and she will appreciate these two lists.

It was thoughtful of you to post the link.

Maybe you should INFORM your local Whole Foods Manager that their information is OUTDATED?? It would be a great service! :)

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