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  1. I don't know about the UK.. I used "KIMBALL GENETICS" based in Colorado, US, and I live in Canada.. I did a cheek swab sample and tested positive for 2 alleles.. Genetic testing will let you know if he's a carrier only, or if he has 2 copies...
  2. I had been gluten free for a year before getting tested, and my antibody came back negative, so I decided to do the genetic test, as I KNEW I had celiac based on how much a gluten-free diet improved my entire body, head to toe. I used...
  3. Jennifer, do you mean "dextrin".. i was under the impression that dextrose is gluten free as it is a sugar, derived from corn. Dextrin on the other hand does contain gluten. Please let me know. I am asking because I want to make sure...
  4. SOme of the things I've used for myself as well as my kids (6 and 4) are as follows: - peaches .. One peach a day keeps my son regular.. I don't care how he wants it, sometimes it's cut up plain, other times in yoghurt, or with a little...
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    Dedicated Facilities

    Everyone is different in terms of their ability to tolerate minute amounts of gluten... My tolerance has decreased over time, so I am insanely sensitive now.. and get sick off the tiniest amount from cross-contamination. The challenge,...
  6. Jillian, I completely agree with you. We are completely colour-free in our house, and my 6 and 4 year old know to say no thank you when they are offered things. At friends' houses, (they both read), they read labels and even when I'm not...
  7. Sounds like food dyes/ preservatives to me. my kids react to food colouring as well as 'artificial flavour' and I limit the benzoates, etc.. and all other preservatives. Check your cupboards.. When I first discovered my kids react to food...
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    Tired After Eating

    one more thing... I am wondering about the whole 'maltodextrin' issue. I too eat peanut butter, but find myself wondering if I'm reacting to it. I know that maltodextrin is supposed to be safe, and that's the only ingredient in my pb that...
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    Tired After Eating

    I have the same reaction when I eat gluten.. It's like it knocks me out sometimes.. I have such an overwhelmingly desire to sleep that I cannot ignore.. I have 2 kids, and cannot physically stay awake, almost narcoleptic. I have no idea...
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    Glutened

    Are your symptoms limited to emotions, or are you experiencing physical symptoms as well?? I know you describe the emotional side when I get glutened as well, so I agree, keep a food diary.. and post it here... I've been glutened SO many...
  11. Thank you so very much for these links. These are great! I really hope others see these links as they will help my cause... Right now, they think, when I explain the very same things, that it is just me.. So if I show them that this is standard...
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    I Get Sick After Everything I Eat

    Well put eveyone! I ditto everything that was said.. Focus on fresh fruits and veggies, meats, eggs.. etc.. take out the processed/canned foods for awhile.. It takes time, put perseverance will do you well! Steph
  13. Thanks so much for your message... Maybe that's just it, get hubbie to talk to them when I am not there. I am much more outspoken than him, so he tends to sit back while I defend myself alone... We went there yesterday, as we do every...
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    What Do You Do

    Me too. It's only happened once at a restaurant, where I was told as soon as I swallowed the bite, that my server was wrong and there was gluten in it. I drank lots of water to almost 'dilute' the food, and in its tiny amount, I avoided...
  15. OMG, you've given me the perfect analogy to use tonight!! I will take it one step further, and ask them if they cooked dog turd on the BBQ, would they use the same tongs to touch their food, and use the grill without washing it?? LOVE IT...
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