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    "October 20, 2017 (Mississauga, ON) The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made an announcement that the words “gluten-free” will be removed from all Cheerios package sold in Canada by January 1, 2018. The Canadian Celiac Association first objected to the claim in August 2016 and strongly recommended that people with celiac disease not consume the cereal, even though the box was labelled “gluten free”. The announcement came in a letter addressed to a Canadian consumer who was one of many customer complaints to be filed against the products......." https://www.celiac.ca/gluten-free-claim-removed-general-mills-cheerios-sold-canada/
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    It depends.. It could be the only solution because when we are gluten intolerant, it can impact us in many different ways. Yes, even female hormones – PMS, menstrual cycle problems, fertility problems, pregnancy complications, miscarriage etc. Let us know what the holistic doctor says.. Normally, you would want to rule out celiac first and then consider NCGS. I hope you have been tested properly – i.e. the full celiac panel etc. Some doctors don’t know much about it and they would only run one blood test instead of seven, for instance. My withdrawal lasted for about a month. If you tend to get hypoglycemic, try to eat regularly. But you may get some withdrawal symptoms anyway – that’s just the way it is. If you’re gluten intolerant, it’s like a price you have to pay so that you can feel much better and healthier for the rest of your life.. And you’re right about other possible deficiencies – many people with this condition do have some vitamin/mineral deficiencies and take supplements.
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    For me withdrawal was bad for at least 2 weeks (I was rotating between bed ridden, Mr.Hyde, and godzilla) then I recall it waxing and waning for a month or so where I would have random reaccuraces. But I was living in a house with gluten eaters.....it was nightmarish and I was very likely dealing with CC once or twice a week. It was honestly worse then I wen I tried dropping amphetamine salts (aderall, ranidine) after being on them for over 15 years. IT has been bothering me, if you claim it is related to blood sugar, would not a gluten free alternative work? A mid range bread like one from Canyon house? They tend to have decent grains and fiber to balance it. Or perhaps sucking on a hard candy every hour. I know I suggested pumpkin seeds for fiber, protein, and hormone balance as they are great for this, but you claimed you have issues with them. Odd for a hypoallergenic food, but I am allergic to corn and used to have a allergy to olives (thank god this went away), and at one point got a intolerance to lettuce for a bit over a month so I know how random and retarded intolerance and allergies can be. I can tell you, that like me many of your food intolerance issues might clear up in a few months on a gluten free diet if it is the culprit. You just need to find some counter measure to keep your sugar, and energy levels in check in the mean time. I do know a couple of good nutritionist who might be able to work with you and help balance your system without meds if you wish to take that route. Wish I had more information, sometimes complete and random system issues like this can be something like salt and mineral imbalance between sodium, potassium, and magnesium and lack of minerals causing system wide distress and even related to your mast cell syndrome and adrenal fatigue. I know I read on a few occasions of this kind of thinking happening at a seminar on the health benefits of natural salts.
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    I don't have a lot of time this morning but I did locate organizations section on gluten free label regs in Canada. There may be more info on this in that section that may be helpful in knowing why they are making that change. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/food/labelling/food-labelling-for-industry/allergens-and-gluten/gluten-free-claims/eng/1340194596012/1340194681961
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    Go to the coping section & pinned at the top is the Newbie 101 which will tell you how to prevent cc. Sorry, that's all I have for tonight as it's been a long, long day for me & I am more than ready to turn in. I'll respond further tomorrow. I'm sooooooooo glad to hear you finally have an answer!!!!!
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    Keep gluten-free alternatives for treats. They make gluten free everything now days. Enjoy Life has tons of prepackaged gluten-free cookies, udi's, and Ians make pretty much everything else you buy like cheese sticks, chicken nuggets etc in gluten-free versions. heck even some companies make a gluten free version of hot pockets. I composed a decent list, and even where to get stuff or how to get your local grocery store to stock it. Having a gluten-free alternative that "Kicks" that craving is essential for self control issues. And it is quite self harming that little nibble....will keep doing damage to your insides for weeks. Your antibodies spike that long and take that long to go down. So your doing more damage then your think and this stacks over time. Your lucky you can eat many foods. Most of us do not learn about this disease til much later in life....we have what you would call collateral damage lol. I developed multiple intolerance issues, allergies, and even other disease. Think about this, I can not eat carbs, no grain, no sugar, no fruit, I can not eat dairy, I am allergic to anything with corn in it, no peanuts. I also lost the ability to digest meats........yeah I eat nuts, seeds, leafy greens, and egg whites. Not my choice either, wish I had known earlier. 'https://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/topic/119661-gluten-free-food-alternative-list-2017/
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    Kirsty, in my experience, being ‘gluten light’ is not helpful. I think it doesn’t make any sense tbh – it does more harm than good. The withdrawal period is very different from being gluten-free long term. The withdrawal symptoms can be extremely unpleasant but they are temporary! Let’s say 4-6 weeks. I personally was feeling like a drug addict or an alcoholic in rehab at the time. I was having all kinds of withdrawal issues – one of them was extreme hunger and unusual stomach cramps caused by hunger. I had to eat approx. every 2 hours – otherwise I would get very dizzy and lightheaded. It felt as if my body was finally getting the types of foods it needed (= gluten free) and wanted these ‘right’ foods constantly. The fact that my body viewed gluten as a drug and was addicted to it was a proof in itself for me that I am gluten intolerant. Let’s say I wouldn’t eat any potatoes for 2 or 3 weeks – nothing would happen. Often the types of food we love the most, crave and can’t live without are the very types of food we are intolerant and addicted to. If you’re not a diabetic, the hypoglycemia could resolve completely on the gluten-free diet. My advice would be read about gluten withdrawal and don’t let it discourage you.
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