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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. After reading some of the messages today, I didn't think about ground beef having gluten in it. I haven't found any info. on here about which brands are safe. We typically eat the ground beef from Costco. The ones in the rolls that you get like 6 in a bag. Does anyone know if those are safe? If not, what is a good ground beef to eat that is gluten free? We don't eat beef often, but it would be nice to know that I can have it since I feel like there is little that I can eat now that I cannot eat dairy or gluten and a small amount of soy is okay. thanks
  2. Those Who Don't Get Big Reactions...

    I understand where you are coming from. When I first was told by my doctor to go gluten free, I thought, how in the world am I going to do this. I love bread. I eat it everyday. For a few weeks, I would eat a burrito with a flour tortilla. That was my only cheating. But after doing that a few times, I thought to myself I need to stop this if there really is a reaction internally. I didn't feel a big reaction to the gluten when I ate it. Although I did quit dairy completely, because I was feeling really sick to my stomach pretty often even with a little bit of cheese. So now if I get even a speck of dairy I feel sick and my stomach hurts. But the gluten does not do that to me. The times I have glutened myself, I didn't notice stomach problems. Now the gluten cravings have subsided, so I think there is some truth to the addiction quality if you continue to have just a little bit. Even now I find myself struggling some days of wanting a regular cookie (dairy free). But I don't. For me, I haven't been tested for a gluten intolerance or for Celiac. But one test I did do for Adrenal Fatigue, showed something that indicated I am. So I wonder if eating gluten free is really what I need to do. The suggestion of finding good substitutes is a good idea. For bread, I eat Life is Good brown rice bread. When you lightly toast it, it does taste like bread. That is the only substitute that I have found that I like. Maybe if you reply and write about the foods that you struggle with, others can make suggestions as to what they eat in place of that gluten food.
  3. What To Do?

    This is my first post but I've been reading the board for a few months now. I too have Adrenal Fatigue. Plus, I've been gluten free since July 2006. The Adrenal Fatigue is difficult to deal with. I had a saliva test done which records your cortosal levels throughout the day. The Adrenal glands make cortosal in order for you to deal with stress.. well I've been really stressed out for years.. and mine are next to quitting on me. You'll want to get your levels checked to see how severe your Adrenal Fatigue is. At my level the dr. said it will take me about 2 years to recover. I'm starting to feel better with the naturopathic medicine I've been taking. I also take different things each month along with vitamins: B complex, C, Calcium, Fish Oil, Magnesium. Adrenal Fatigue is new to me, but I am glad I know what has caused so much fatigue. I can sympathize with anyone else who has this problem. I also have a slow thyroid and suffer from PMDD, which the doctor says is related to the Adrenal fatigue because it is all linked to hormores, which the Adrenal glands produce. Hang in there you'll slowly begin to feel better, but like others have said, you'll need to get plenty of rest and reduce your stress levels. Kim