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 Post subject: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:23 am 
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Hi folks

Am new to this forum and am asking for opinions on giving up the gluten? I watch what I eat because I have a sensitive stomach but lately it won't behave. I have been consuming more bread lately as I have been a lazy cook because I have been making major changes in my life.

Basically am looking for advice to give up the bread to see if that helps? Has anyone had good results and how easy was it?

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:59 am 
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My partner experienced gastric problems for an extended period of time - bloating, gas, nausea, etc - which seem to have stopped in the most part by him eliminating gluten from his diet. He gets frustrated sometimes because gluten finds it's way into so many foods, but he's managing OK and has found that he doesn't want to snack or comfort eat as much, meaning that he's lost a few pounds.

Not saying this is a cure-all for everyone, it just worked for him.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 6:55 am 
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If you want to do a trial of giving up gluten, you should keep a food diary of everything you eat and your symptoms. It'll help you to see a pattern. You might notice you're eating a lot of some other food that may be the problem.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:52 am 
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I have been keeping a diary for a few years but gluten was never really an issue, until now, I eat pretty well but over eating in one sitting or not eating regularly can also set me off, I lost my routine which am trying to get back. I will see how the bread free eating is and take it from there.

Thanks for the suggestions, day 2 of no bread!


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:07 pm 
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I found my gluten issues were actually starch and fibre issues - starchy, fibrous foods give me the crazybowels. Very high fibre foods like linseed/flax goo* have actually made me vomit, trembling with a cold sweat. Ground flax seeds sprinkled on yoghurt is like depleted uranium.

So, my advice is to try eating less fibre, or less starchy foods, if gluten doesn't seem to be the cause.

* like is used in baking etc.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:21 am 
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I've been contemplating going GF for some time. I've noticed more IBS-ish symptoms in my 30's, wondering if it might help to really reduce the wheat.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:40 am 
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I gave up gluten a year ago because it makes me inflamed and caused pain in my joints. So far so good, as long as I stay away from in in all forms I am pain free. I've never had gastro issues related to gluten though, so I have no advice about that. But im sure that keeping a food diary and seeing a doc with the results is a good thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:55 am 
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I have tried to really cut down on my gluteny things intake. Not cut out completely, I am still dealing enough with vegan changes, but limit myself to only one meal with bread a day, kamut pasta instead of white or whole wheat, etc. I definitely feel a difference in my digestive problems when I'm not full of wheat. Going completely gluten free seems like too big of a change right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:48 pm 
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Thanks for replying. It's good to hear other people's changes to their lives. I am on day 3 and I have noticed a difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:04 am 
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Shoneybabes, if you think it's possible you have celiac disease, you should get tested for that before you stop eating gluten. If it's just an intolerance, you might be able to have small amounts of gluten without any bad symptoms (like soy sauce with wheat). But if it's celiac, even tiny amounts of gluten are dangerous. And you can't get tested for celiac disease if you're not currently eating gluten.


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 Post subject: Re: Gluten-it's probably been spoken about to death
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 11:51 am 
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Hi mollyjade, I have been tested years ago.


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