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I am almost three weeks into my gluten-free (and casein-free) diet (in an effort to self-diagnose) and things have been going a little better, but then today I had a salad doused in Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing, and 30 minutes later I had diarrhea. Now, I read that Kraft always explcitly states their gluten-containing ingredients on the package so I guess it's NOT gluten, and I guess this is my own fault because the label said it does contain a little milk, but I was still surprised that I would react to the potential casein as badly as I did. Do you think that maybe there is some gluten in there? Or could it just be the ruffage of the lettuce (although I do try to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies so I don't think my body wouldn't be used to it). Could this not be a reaction at all? I've always wondered how I can KNOW whether I was just glutened (or casein-ed).

Thank you for your time!

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Alot of salad dressings have xanthan gum, which is something I had to watch out for when I first when gluten free. It might be best to try to find the simplest salad dressing you can..or something organic even, for the first couple weeks going gluten free. Also, just take a look at the ingredients on the salad dressings, and if there is something there that seems questionable...you might want to research it.

Salad dressings are something you have to watch out for...I had a hard time with that too. Now, I just use an Organic Lite Italian one.

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Xanthan gum is gluten-free, but if you are sensitive to corn it may be an issue for you.

Plain old oil and vinegar is invariably gluten-free. Boring, but definetly safe.

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I am almost three weeks into my gluten-free (and casein-free) diet (in an effort to self-diagnose) and things have been going a little better, but then today I had a salad doused in Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing, and 30 minutes later I had diarrhea. Now, I read that Kraft always explcitly states their gluten-containing ingredients on the package so I guess it's NOT gluten, and I guess this is my own fault because the label said it does contain a little milk, but I was still surprised that I would react to the potential casein as badly as I did. Do you think that maybe there is some gluten in there? Or could it just be the ruffage of the lettuce (although I do try to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies so I don't think my body wouldn't be used to it). Could this not be a reaction at all? I've always wondered how I can KNOW whether I was just glutened (or casein-ed).

Thank you for your time!

My son was recently diagnosed and lettuce, although NEVER before gave him issues, is very painful for him now. Also, his sensitivity to any dairy product sky rocketed. So any "trace" of milk gives him issues.(skip ham products, it is cured in casein - btw. new discovery for us). Any raw veggies of any kind gives him issues, so the docs believe his stomach is just too raw to manage them now, not that he is allergic perse to them. 3 weeks, unfortunately, is no time at all in recovery. We are at week 11 and have made very little progress and we are told another 3-4 months will be needed for him to feel better. The hardest thing to come to grips with is eating out is nearly impossible and any packaged or premade food is just not worth the risk.

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I am almost three weeks into my gluten-free (and casein-free) diet (in an effort to self-diagnose) and things have been going a little better, but then today I had a salad doused in Kraft Tuscan House Italian dressing, and 30 minutes later I had diarrhea. Now, I read that Kraft always explcitly states their gluten-containing ingredients on the package so I guess it's NOT gluten, and I guess this is my own fault because the label said it does contain a little milk, but I was still surprised that I would react to the potential casein as badly as I did. Do you think that maybe there is some gluten in there? Or could it just be the ruffage of the lettuce (although I do try to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies so I don't think my body wouldn't be used to it). Could this not be a reaction at all? I've always wondered how I can KNOW whether I was just glutened (or casein-ed).

Thank you for your time!

I know what worked best for me for the first few weeks was to just eat things that specifically listed their product as gluten free.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/21710/1/Could-Xanthan-Gum-Sensitivity-be-Complicating-your-Celiac-Disease-Recovery/Page1.html

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Thanks, guys! It occurred to me that it could have been a totally normal reaction to the tomato half that I cut up over a year ago and had stored in the fridge.. it is possible bacteria was being harbored in that?

Incidentally I have been eating Smithfield ham every day... are they are really cured in casein?

I'm definitely not allergic to xantham gum because every day I have a gluten-free muffin I made with it in there.

Judyw, I'm sorry for your son's troubles. I don't think I my gut is quite that damaged, but I do seem to have an increased reaction to milk...

EDIT: NOT A YEAR, A WEEK! SORRY!

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Thanks, guys! It occurred to me that it could have been a totally normal reaction to the tomato half that I cut up over a year ago and had stored in the fridge.. it is possible bacteria was being harbored in that?

Incidentally I have been eating Smithfield ham every day... are they are really cured in casein?

I'm definitely not allergic to xantham gum because every day I have a gluten-free muffin I made with it in there.

Judyw, I'm sorry for your son's troubles. I don't think I my gut is quite that damaged, but I do seem to have an increased reaction to milk...

If you're eating a year old tomato, you might need more help then medical? :D

You could email Smithfield to find out for sure.

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