• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Super Sensitives - Cake Mix
0

9 posts in this topic

Hello fellow super sensitives. I am reacting to something. Have any of you tried Betty Crocker cake mix? Also, what is xanthan gum made from. I have severe corn allergies and I am thinking that may be my problem with these boxed mixes.

Thanks - in pain - MO :(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


I get bothered by most processed foods, so I haven't tried it.

I did find this though: http://www.bettycrocker.com/products/gluten-free-baking-mixes/faq

It says that they are made in a gluten-free processing facility.

Thanks...yeah I read that on the side of the box thats why I tried it. I think that the X gum comes from corn and that is what my issue is. I react to trace amounts. I googled it and it said it can come from different things. :huh:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Xanthan Gum is a microbial polysaccharide derived from the bacterium Xanthomonas campestris.

It is produced primarily from cellulose from corn or cabbage.

Xanthan gum is used for lowering blood sugar and total cholesterol in people with diabetes. It is also used as a laxative.

Xanthan gum is sometimes used as a saliva substitute in people with dry mouth (Sjogren's syndrome).

In manufacturing, xanthan gum is used as a thickening and stabilizing agent in foods, toothpastes, and medicines. Xanthan gum is also an ingredient in some sustained-release pills.

Xanthan gum is safe when up to 15 grams per day are taken. It can cause some side effects such as intestinal gas (flatulence) and bloating.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks! The gum in this cake mix is grown on corn so that explains why I am sick.

Thanks for the explanation Irish.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


Thanks! The gum in this cake mix is grown on corn so that explains why I am sick.

Thanks for the explanation Irish.

You're welcome!!

There are ways to make baked goods without using X-gum, I am told.

People on here do it all the time.

You know what? I did not know half the "stuff" I know now about what's in our foods (before my DX), and now, I find it funny that I even KNOW what xanthan gum IS :lol:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey MO!! I wonder if you have seen any of gluten free girl's posts?

She has replaced x-gum in all her recipes.

Chia seeds and flax seeds and boiling water.

Check it out. I may do this myself as I have also been wondering about x-gum!

http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-bread/

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hey MO!! I wonder if you have seen any of gluten free girl's posts?

She has replaced x-gum in all her recipes.

Chia seeds and flax seeds and boiling water.

Check it out. I may do this myself as I have also been wondering about x-gum!

http://glutenfreegirl.com/gluten-free-bread/

Thanks Irish! Headed there now. :)

On the Betty Crocker cake mix it says may contain soy ingredients. UGH! I just noticed that now. No wonder I am a gluteny mess right now. :blink:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks Irish! Headed there now. :)

On the Betty Crocker cake mix it says may contain soy ingredients. UGH! I just noticed that now. No wonder I am a gluteny mess right now. :blink:

I know what GFreeMo means but just for someone reading this:

Soy doesn't have gluten. Some people have problems with soy. GFreeMo just gets the same symptoms from soy as she does to gluten. I eat capers and I get the same bloating, gas, etc as I do from gluten. No gluten in them, just me.

Carry-on. :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,466
    • Total Posts
      930,723
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,896
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    LMS
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • JaneWhoLovesRain, what is odder to me than that there is an older disease that Doctor's have forgotten that explains many of the same symptom's and doctor's do not even think about it today since the "War on Pellagra" was declared over a 100 years and why doctor's don't (at least in the West) think about it any more. Dr. Heaney wrote a nice online article about this topic. http://blogs.creighton.edu/heaney/2013/11/18/pellagra-and-the-four-ds/ Here is fairly recent article about how Pellagra can present in patients and the title says' it all from the International Journal of Dermatology. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227807440_Pellagra_Dermatitis_dementia_and_diarrhea Dermatitis, dementia and Diarrhea are the 3 D's (4th D is death) of Pellagra. Typically it is only diagnosed today if you are in a subset of the population like an alcoholic for example or you have a gastric bypass. See this article from the New England Journal of Medicine http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMicm050641 and despite all the signs of Pellagra (skin issues etc.) . . .. Pellagra in it native tongue (Italian) where it was first diagnosed was called "rough/sour skin" who knows that today??????? Very few I would venture to guess. The NEJM can only say they have "Pellagra-like dermatitis" it has been so long since any doctor's seen it they can't (with confidence) diagnose it clinically. But taking Niacinamide 3/day for 6 months can help alleviate your symptom's if indeed the DH of Celiac is the dermatitis of Pellagra being medically misdiagnosed. Here is a an article featured on celiac.com about why/how Pellagra can be confused for Celiac disease. https://www.celiac.com/articles/24658/1/A-Differential-Diagnosis-How-Pellagra-Can-be-Confused-with-Celiac-Disease/Page1.html Because they haven't seen Pellagra in 75+ years no one recognizes it anymore. ****this is not medical advice. I hope this is helpful. Knitty Kitty and I are the Niacin warriors on this board. See this thread where Knitty Kitty says Niacin helped the itching of DH. If that is so then it might help your DH (if you have it) and your GI problems too if they are caused by co-morbid Pellagra. see my blog post about where I say "I had Celiac Disease and Developed Pellagra" that talks about this in more detail. Again good luck and your continued journey and I hope this is helpful. 2 Timothy 2: 7 “Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things” this included. posterboy by the grace of God,
    • I should say I am confused about how to interpret---   Does this mean celiac or no celiac?   Thank you all---I greatly appreciate it.
    • KathleenH, I swear by MatteosPizza and they make National Delivery. I have been known to buy them by the dozen. https://www.matteospizza.com/ BellaMonica's is not a bad corn based crust.  By not bad I mean "suprisingly good" that can be bought at most grocery stores. Here is there ZIP locator page to see if they are carried in your local area. http://glutenfreepizza.typepad.com/gluten-free-pizza/where-to-find-bella-monica.html I hope this is helpful. posterboy,  
    • Hey all--have Hashimoto's and am being worked up for epigastric discomfort and IBS like symptoms---   My blood work had an IgA within the lower end of normal range, negative TTG, but weakly positive DGP.   My endoscopy showed a "nodular" duodenum with the biopsy stating there was "reactive lymphoid hyperplasia"...   I have a follow-up with the GI in 3 weeks.   Wondering about any help?
    • DH wasn't linked to celiacs until 1967 from my research...
  • Upcoming Events