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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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Hi All,

I am gluten intolerant and have been gluten free for awhile. I have noticed however that there are other foods that my stomach cannot tolerate. i.e. dairy, certain corn products, and I cannot handle large amouts of sugar.

Is there a list or "common knowledge" list of what other intolerances come alog with being gluten intolerant? I seem to remember that I have seen such a list, however I do not have it.

I would find this helpful because I have been cleaning up my diet. I still find that I am eating something that leaves me bloated, etc etc the next morning.

Guessing game isn't it?

Will

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Bubba's Mom    103

Hi All,

I am gluten intolerant and have been gluten free for awhile. I have noticed however that there are other foods that my stomach cannot tolerate. i.e. dairy, certain corn products, and I cannot handle large amouts of sugar.

Is there a list or "common knowledge" list of what other intolerances come alog with being gluten intolerant? I seem to remember that I have seen such a list, however I do not have it.

I would find this helpful because I have been cleaning up my diet. I still find that I am eating something that leaves me bloated, etc etc the next morning.

Guessing game isn't it?

Will

If you have damage to the tips of your villi you may not be making the enzyme that breaks down lactose? It's best if we go dairy free at first.

Your intolerances will be unique to you, but often times soy, dairy, and corn seem to pop up as main offenders.

Sometimes you have to go low spice or limit nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant)for a while until you are healed.

Some of us react to high salicylate foods, some to greasy foods, etc.

My best recommendation is to go off dairy for a bit and keep a food log. Write down everything that you eat..and note any symptoms you have. Many food reactions are delayed and your log will help you put the pieces of the puzzle together.

If you note having a lot of bloating or indigestion you may do well to take a digestive enzyme with food? Your problem with sugars and starches sort of points to your needing the additional enzymes.

Probiotics are another thing that most of us need to balance out our gut "flora". If you have any bacterial overgrowth it will make you bloat. Probiotics crowd out that bad bacteria.

Don't take digestive enzymes and probiotics together. The enzymes will break down the good bacteria.

I hope you can sort out what's giving you trouble..and heal fast so you can add things back in. It is a challenge isn't it?

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flowerqueen    26

I agree with the previous comment - everything seemed to be covered in the reply. I have been off dairy for the same reason for a year and a half and still can't eat it - although I was only diagnosed with Coeliacs last November following a biopsy. I really believe that everyone is different and shouldn't necessarily compare yourself with others as we all react differently. I can't eat a lot of sugar, fatty foods or spicy food (even mild curry which I love, and upset that I cannot eat at the moment). I don't react well to gluten/wheat free bread either. I believe I have had Coeliacs for many years and that is why I still cannot eat dairy etc., and feel sure that it's only a matter of time before my villi heals fully and will be able to introduce some food types (except gluten, obviously) again gradually. Hopefully this will also be the case for you too.

Hi All,

I am gluten intolerant and have been gluten free for awhile. I have noticed however that there are other foods that my stomach cannot tolerate. i.e. dairy, certain corn products, and I cannot handle large amouts of sugar.

Is there a list or "common knowledge" list of what other intolerances come alog with being gluten intolerant? I seem to remember that I have seen such a list, however I do not have it.

I would find this helpful because I have been cleaning up my diet. I still find that I am eating something that leaves me bloated, etc etc the next morning.

Guessing game isn't it?

Will

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GF Lover    201

Don't take digestive enzymes and probiotics together. The enzymes will break down the good bacteria.

I have never heard that these can't be taken together. Can you post a source? Or am I the last to find out :lol:

Thanks.

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Lori2    27

I think you will find that everyone is an individual with their own sensitivities. In the reading that I have done, I have come to the conclusion that there is NO food out there that doesn't bother someone.

My own list of no-no's includes gluten, oats, rice, sugar (beet, cane, honey, dates, raisins, aguve, xylitol). I can eat limited amounts of other grains and starches. Tomatoes and onions are questionable. But I have no problem at all with dairy, soy or potatoes.

As I said, everyone is different and you just have to figure it out for yourself. Others can only give you clues as to what else to try.

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Bubba's Mom    103

I have never heard that these can't be taken together. Can you post a source? Or am I the last to find out :lol:

Thanks.

Sorry I'm so late in getting back to you...

I was told to take the probiotics seperately from the digestive enzymes because the enzymes break down the protein in the probiotic. I found a site that explains it..if you scroll down a bit.

http://www.enzymestuff.com/probiotics.htm#2

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Persei V.    8

It depends on the person, really... For example, yesterday I was told by my father I had a leaky gut since I was a child. Right now, I can't have cashews, coffee, soy protein (I just lost my favorite chocolate :/), dairy, peanuts (yeah, the peanut butter wasn't cross contaminated) and last but not least, gluten.

Just random foods I used to eat.

So other people's experiences might help you in pinpointing what's wrong with your diet, but in the end, you have to go by your gut B)

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