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  1. Can I please get some help in determining whether certain ingredients on labels contain gluten or not. I'm good when it obviously says "wheat, rye, barley or oats" but do I assume "natural flavorings or caramel flavorings" would have gluten in them? I think I'm clear now on modified food starch being made from corn. Are there lots of other ingredients I should just assume have gluten? I was re-tested about three months ago and I am still testing positive for that antibody which means I'm not doing as well as I thought.

  2. Hi!!

    I'm so thankful to have a message board to go to! I was confirmed to have Celiac earlier this week, after blood tests and a biopsy. I've gotten the Gluten-Free for Dummies book and am learning a lot and appreciate her humor. As far as I know, I have been gluten-free since last Friday. And I have some questions if you would be so kind...

    I gained weight prior to diagnosis. Have any of you lost weight? Like in just a couple of days?? I could see where I would lose weight what with only eating fruits, veggies, lean meats, ets. But it seems to be making a huge difference very quickly.

    Am I detoxing simply by being gluten free? My hair is different and my skin is different.

    What's the deal with modified food starch?

    Oatmeal is just a bad idea, right?

    What good cereals have you tried?? (I miss my cereal. :( )

    I know I had more questions swirling around, but am at a loss right now. While the thought of no more pizza from my favorite local joint is a bummer, I can't help but be very excited about feeling better! I was lucky enough to be diagnosed within a month of seeing a doctor, although I waited for over a year before seeking help. Still, I see from research that people suffer for YEARS!

    I look forward to the info, and hope I can get to a point where I can offer some advice too. Thanks in advance all!