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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Bread Maker...bad News

    Thanks Everybody, I will try your suggestions, I love the Gluten Free Pantry stuff that i have tried so maybe i'll try that brand. Thanks for the help
  3. Hello All, I have a bread maker and wanted to try making gluten free bread. I bought a mix El Petro brand brown rice bread. I followed the directions and the bread didn't rise only about half way up in the bread machine. I thought maybe I had killed the yeast as the directions said to use very hot water. So I tried the other half of the mix and the same thing happened. What am I doing wrong?? The bread just isn't rising, it's about half the size of a normal loaf of bread in the maker. The mix I bought has two packages in it, but it says to just use one for a recipe?? Maybe I should use both?? Has anyone used El Petro brand mizes?? what is it suppost to look it?? Thanks for the help...
  4. Wow I wish I lived in the United States, Here in Canada we have some of the yummy things your describing but not nearly as much. My boyfriend is in Washington DC for Law School and everytime I fly down I stock up... Lucky American's
  5. Hello All, My question is I am sharing a kitchen with my Parents who eat a normal diet. I have a seperate toaster and got rid of all the wooden spoons and bowls. But I am not wondering about washing dishes we live in an older homw and do not have a dish washer..so everything by hand. If I am using an antibacterial soap am I safe as our dishes are always all mixed up. I am also considering buying a few pots and pans and a frying pan that only I use. What do you guys think?? Does anyone else share a kitchen with gluten how careful do i need to be. Thanks for the help guys, Connie
  6. Hello All, I have recently cut out Dairy from my diet and am feeling so much better. I have found a margarine that it gluten and dairy free but am still in search of cheese that doesn't taste like a foot. I live in Canada is that helps at all. I am not sure if there is soy cheese? or Veggie chesse? which is better? Any help on this topic would be great
  7. The Financial Aspect

    I am not sure about other Countries but here in Canada you get a tax break on all the "specialty" food we have to buy on a regular basis. Keep track monthly and come tax time you can claim it on your forms. Not exactly sure what the break is as this is my first year being diagnosed, but my Lawyer informed me that you do get a break. Might want to look into it in other countries, every little bit helps..
  8. Hello All, I seem to be getting mixed signals about wether or not Rolled Oats are Gluten Free?? Some sources say that because of the way there are processed they are not gluten free, but sone packages don't state anything about wheat?? I really want to make Apple Crisp one of my favorite fall desserts, but I need rolled oats... Thanks for the help everyone, connie
  9. Newbie At The End Of Her Rope

    Wow reading this post feels like someone is reading my mind. I am in the exact same boat in fact I posted something about dairy free last week out of frustration. I have been Gluten free for 2 months and am in the same boat of not feeling any better. A lot of people seem to feel relief in a few weeks but I was still having symptoms. About a week ago I posted asking about people who have gone diary free in addition to gluten free. A lot of people seem to think it was a good idea so I decided to give it a try, I couldn't feel any worse. I am very happy to announce that after three days of going dairy free My "stomach" issues are almost done, my clothing fits better, and I feel like I am finally on the road to relief. I had been avoiding going dairy free as it was difficult enough to cut out gluten. I tried taking lactose pills but they did nothing. So I would suggest as well to go dairy free, try it for a week and be religious about it, if that does not help try cutting out soy as that can also be difficult for people to digest. Hang in there I completely sympathize with you it's so frustrating to be diagnosed and then not get relief. Keep trying there is something that your eating that is still causeing problems and when you find it you know.... Let us know how it goes we can all benefit from others experience...Connie
  10. I have been using Wheat Free Tamari Soy Sauce with out anyproblems for months now. However if you have a soy allergy then no soya sauce for you. Also Miso soup contains wheat as a thickener, it is not Gluten Free... Good Luck, Connie
  11. I am not sure but I think I may be having a problem digesting dairy in addition to the Gluten Allergy. I have been taking lactaid pills everytime I eat dairy and it doesn't seem to be making a difference. My question is does anybody know is it the Lactose in milk that celiacs have a problem digesting or is it something else a protein of some kinda in which case the pills won't make a difference. I am going to try cutting out dairy completly for then next week to see if that will make a difference. Finally for those of you who do have problems with dairy, does butter fall into that category. I know butter has almost no lactose but not sure if it is still a problem.. Any advice is appreciated.. thanks
  12. I have bought my own toster and I got rid of any wooden spoons or bowls, I'll check on the pots and pans maybe I should just buy new ones and only use them for my cooking. I never thought about toothpaste, make-up and other bathrooms stuff I will check that out thanks..Are most toothpastes gluten free?? Thanks for the advice i'll check into it.
  13. Dear all, I was diagnosed with Celiac disease about 4 months ago and have been doing my best to stick to a gluten free diet. I have had a few bad days where I had something with wheat or malt in it without knowing and had some bad reactions. My symtoms are definatly better then they were 4 months ago, but still not normal. I am not sure if I just havent healed enough or if I am somehow contaminating my self. I live with my parents who are not gluten free so it can be difficult to avoid cross contamination. I am still new to the celiac world, how long does it normally take to eliminate symptoms?? My other questions is I have struggled with my weight, not a lot about 15-20 pounds over the past few years. My diet and exercise levels have not changed but over the past few years (before diagnosis) I seem to be gaining weight and unable to lose it. It has been 4 months on the gluten free diet and I cant seem to move the scale...I read an article about celiac disease and obesity and it basically said that if your intestines are really damaged then you don't obsorb nnutrients properly and so your body thinks your starving to death and in turn retains all the fat it can as a defence mechanism. Has anyone else read anything about this?? I am currently taking an ver the counter vitamin and iron pills but that's it. Maybe I need more vitamin suppliments?? If anyone is in a similar boat or has any advice I am all ears. Thanks Connie '
  14. Gluten Free Yogurt

    Many Thanks, I went on the Yoplai Website and they have quite a few that are gluten free.. Thanks
  15. Hello, My name is Connie and this is my first time on the Gluten Free Forum. I was diagnosed about 3 months ago and am still trying to get the hang of the gluten free life. My question is does anyone who which store bought yogurts are Gluten Free I seem to be getting conflicking advice... P.S. I am canadian if that makes a difference, Thanks