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  1. "Numerous cases of DCM have been reported in smaller dogs, whose primary source of nutrition was food containing peas, lentils, other legume seeds or potatoes as main ingredients." In commercial kibble you need some filler, so if not grains, something even worse goes in the mix. Rule of thumb in...
  2. And part of this urban legend is that this high level of processing removes all the gluten (or other allergen). Sensitive individuals DO react even to these highly processed ingredients. On the other side, I never had problems with caramel coloring or glucose syrup here in America. Can't say the...
  3. I don't use mixes, but otherwise I have the same experience - cakes and cookies are the easiest thing to make gluten-free without people noticing any difference... I use bean flour if I want to make flour cake. Most often I skip the flour and use only "the good stuff" as my family calls it - nuts...
  4. Vitamin waters can contain gluten because some vitamins can be wheat-derived. Never had nor heard of any touble with plain bottled water. I do have severe trouble with local tap water though, don't know why.
  5. I didn't experience exactly insomnia, but after going gluten-free and every time after major glutening I got into a kind of 'hyperactive mode'. It felt as if somebody slipped a few extasy pills into my meal. I wouldn't be able to fall asleep before 1-2am and even like that I would wake up at 5am...
  6. Same for me. I avoid all sugars/starches and all their derivates unless their origin is clearly stated on the label. "Better safe than sorry" is my motto when it comes to eating processed food. For the same reasons I avoid vinegars - I don't believe white vinegar is any safer than grain vodka or...
  7. yes, and it went away quite soon, probably like a week after going gluten-free.
  8. Gaining weight was one of my symptoms. It always came in waves - I would gain up to 10 pounds a week, then loose some but not all. When I finally went gluten-free, I had about 25-30 extra pounds and probably even more if I count just fat, because I started loosing lots of muscle tissue about a year...
  9. It took me 5 months on gluten free diet before the itching got any better, so don't give up. I used to scratch my legs and scalp until there was literally no skin left. But at least I could scratch it. The itching in my feet, palms and worst of all inside my nose/ears/mouth, where no scratching was...
  10. I can't say I'm obese, but one of the effects of undiagnosed celiac disease in me was gaining weight - to my 105lb I added about 25lb fat while losing muscle and not able to reverse this process, which was very unusual. Now after less then 6 months on gluten-free diet I'm still overweight but it...