April 15, 2009

List of Foods Containing Gluten

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List of Foods Containing Gluten
Since gluten appears in many foods, some obvious and some not so obvious, the list of foods containing gluten is a long one. Do not be alarmed, though. For any gluteny food that can be cooked or baked, there is a way to make it gluten free.

Although we try to include all foods containing gluten on this list, do not consider this list comprehensive. It's always best to check your food labels.

List of Foods Containing Gluten

Grains

Grains are gluten in its most natural form, so avoid:
  • Barley, including barley malt
  • Bran
  • Bulgur
  • Farina
  • Kamut
  • Orzo
  • Semolina
  • Spelt
  • Wheat

Pastas

Any pasta, whether elbow macaroni, bowtie, spaghetti, rigatoni, or any other shape, that is made of:
  • Wheat
  • Semolina
  • Farina

Baked Goods

Most processed baked goods are made from wheat, so these contain gluten. Look for gluten free alternatives to these goodies:
  • Cake
  • Bread
  • Bread crumbs
  • Cupcakes
  • Tortillas
  • Bagels
  • Muffins
  • Pastries
  • Sandwich buns
  • Hotdog buns
  • Pizza crust
  • Pie crust

Cereal

Cereal made from rye, wheat, bran, and barley always contain gluten, but ones containing oats, corn, and rice are often processed on the same equipment as their gluteny counterparts. It is imperative that you look for the "gluten free" label on cereal.

Meat and Poultry

In its natural state, meat and poultry is gluten free. However, the processing and cooking of the meat often adds gluten. Be wary of any meat or poultry that is precooked or prepared, especially these types:
  • Breaded meat or chicken
  • Oven- or deep-fried meats
  • Hot dogs and other meats processed with "natural flavors"
  • Lunch meat

Other Items

  • Beer
  • Dressings
  • Couscous
  • Tabbouli
  • Gravies
  • Sauces
  • Candy 
  • Potato chips
  • Tortilla chips
  • Canned soup and broth
  • Bouillon cubes
  • Frozen or canned vegetables in sauce
  • Restaurant or fast food French fries
The bottom line when it comes to gluten is that you must always check labels or, better yet, eat food that doesn't require a label, such as fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, and poultry.

119 comments:

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    1. Anonymous7:22 AM

      Soya sauce has a lot of gluten

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    2. Anonymous11:25 PM

      Not all soy sauce contains gluten. Check your ingredients label!

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    3. Anonymous12:05 PM

      Tamari sauce that is wheat free hasn't any gluten.

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  2. No, soy by itself doesn't contain gluten.

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    1. Anonymous6:52 AM

      oats does not naturally contain gluten but is often processed on the same machinery as grains that contain gluten leading to cross-contamination

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    2. oats are very good for your body, oats have slow burning carbs which fuels your body, but if you want to deprive your body go ahead and don't eat them.

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    3. Anonymous11:28 PM

      Being very sensitive to gluten, but loving oatmeal, I opt for certified oatmeal, thereby assuring there is no cross-contamination.

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  4. Hi,
    Tabouli is made with quinoa which does not contain gluten, why is it in your list??

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    1. Anonymous5:22 PM

      Tabouli is not made with quinoa, it is made with bulgar :(

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    2. Anonymous4:33 AM

      ...quinoa actually does contain gluten!

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    3. Quinoa is a tricky one. It's technically gluten free and is used as a gluten substitute (I use quinoa pasta). However, there is a danger of cross-contamination with quinoa since it can be processed in facilities that also process wheat. In addition, recent studies are showing that quinoa can cause reactions in some who are gluten-sensitive. You can read more about it here: http://www.glutenfreesociety.org/gluten-free-society-blog/is-quinoa-a-safe-gluten-free-food-alternative/.

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    4. Anonymous4:53 PM

      real tabouli is made with bulgur, so it does have gluten

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    5. Anonymous7:36 PM

      Tabouli is suppose to be made with cous cous, or bulgur.

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    6. pattie9:33 AM

      What is in salad dressing that hss glutien?

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    7. Anonymous4:46 PM

      I have a friend who avoids gluten free foods but has NO problem with quinoa!!

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  5. I don't know much about it, but a quick scan of the internet says tabouli has wheat.

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    1. Anonymous6:36 PM

      hi i am a lebanese and make tabouli often.its made with bulgur .of course u can choose to sub. that with whatever u like. but the original tabouli has bulgur.

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  6. Are there any digestive enzymes that can help with celiac disease ? It has taken me my whole life to realize I have problems with gluten. When I eat breads for example I feel like soft bread inside. A gluten free diet is a full time job and I wanted to know if any digestive enzymes help. Also what foods have little gluten and what foods have a lot so I know what to absolutely avoid. Thanks

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    1. Anonymous11:43 PM

      blend of enzymes, including amylase, glucoamylase and dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DDP-IV)

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    2. Try eating cultured (fermented) veggies everyday for a month or 2 and see how your digestive system lights up. Works phenomenally well for our family. 1/2 cup/day

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    3. Anonymous11:40 AM

      Green n Lean vegan foods used to contain gluten from wheat, but since sprouted grains were used people with gluten intollerance seemed to have no problem eating this product.www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLLfaZvhqKs

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  7. tabbouli is the salad that contains crushed wheat called "bourghoul".

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  8. Maybe your Tabouli uses quinoa but I guarantee lots of other versions use bulgur wheat (and is the most common version I have seen here in Australia and also at home in the UK).

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    1. Anonymous10:22 AM

      Forget about Australia and particularly the Uk which is a gastronomic desert. To know about tabbouli you should ask a Lebanese.

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    2. Anonymous3:52 PM

      Yesss! I am lebanese and true tabbouli is prepared with bulgur, but you can skip it and the taste won't change!!!!

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    3. Anonymous10:39 PM

      yes, tabouli, is made with bulgur (period) but you can skip it.

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  9. my parents were telling the other day the only reason i probably couldn't have wheat is because gluten.

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  10. Hey I am starting a gluten free diet to help loose weight! SO I found this website created by my ex's cousin lol this is not spam or anything even tho i am going to include a website link incase you guys are alergic or whatever your reason for be gluten free this chick says what to eat and how to treat ur body in the best way! She lost over 80lbs!!! http://thecuriouscoconut.com/

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    1. Anonymous4:21 AM

      you don't lose weight eating a gluten free diet!!!!

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    2. It's true that people generally don't go on a gluten free diet for weight loss, but some do lose weight eating gluten free. It really depends on how you go about it. If you cut out gluten and replace it with processed, specialized gluten free items, you won't lose weight. If, however, you cut out gluten and simply eat protein, veggies, and fruit, it's very possible to lose weight.

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    3. Anonymous9:37 AM

      This is so true! I'm doing this very thing right now, and losing weight. No gluten, and no processed gluten-free foods! Many food sensitivities cause weight gain, or the inability to lose weight. Excited that I'm getting results!

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    4. Anonymous12:17 AM

      I've lost 44 pounds over the past year by eliminating gluten.

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    5. Congratulations! That is fabulous.

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    6. Good job! When people lose weight from eliminating gluten, basically, they are reducing the carbohydrates in their diets. If you replace all gluten-containing foods with a similar carbohydrate (for instance, you replace wheat-based bread with bread without wheat) you will still be eating a similar amount of carbohydrates and be less likely to lose weight. But if you change to a diet with lots of fresh vegetables and a healthy proportion of protein and fruits and healthy fats (e.g., olive oil), the result is threefold: 1) you reduce the amount of calories; 2) you increase fiber, which is hugely important for bowel health and weight loss; and 3) you even out your blood glucose levels. The end result is a reduction in fat storage and many other things, like improvement in cardiovascular health. But for your purposes, you lose weight. Food sensitivities themselves don't cause weight retention or gain but they do wreak havoc with your intestinal health, and gluten heavy diets are carb heavy and often fiber deficient. So keep up the good work.

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    7. One only loses weight on a gluten free diet if one is gluten sensitive or Celiac. I gained 50 lbs a year for 3 years straight until I was 25. I was 116 lbs. to begin with and ended at 285lbs. As soon as I started a gluten free diet and a well balanced one which included more food than I ever ate a day in my life, I am now down to 205 lbs and that is in 7 weeks. My sons have both lost 25 lbs in 5 weeks. That does include no soda, low dairy and no gluten.

      Gluten bloats senstive people like a sponse. A big pot belly is the bloat, and once it affects your system you gain weight for other reasons. A gluten free diet for losing weight won't work if you are not sensitive.

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    8. Anonymous12:28 PM

      Can being sensitive to gluten cause bloating, severe stomach pain and all over weakness for an hour or more?

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    9. Anonymous1:23 PM

      I suspect so. Among a number of symptoms that it causes in me, not to mention that of acid reflux which is my worst problem, while I do not feel severe stomach pain, I do become bloated and have a great feeling of malaise with a complete lack of energy for some time afterwords...Therefore, I have been ingesting 2 ACIPHEX pills twice a day for about the last 9 years and within 20 mins or so, I feel like a new human being and am greatly re-energized.

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    10. Anonymous9:18 AM

      I have to agree with the weight loss topic . I have lost #23 in a 4 week period. I did not deplace with so call glutien free products I eliminated them. I eat more than I used to.I have more energy after my work day. I had started having seizures and no one could figure it out as to why. They stopped. My focus is better. My head clearer.and my joints don't ache.my moods are much happierI feel like a new woman.I have given up smoking in sept. And glutien a month ago..so you can say I gave myself a new life. Its not so hard if you just stay with fresh food.nothing processed or you don't cook yourself.

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    11. Anonymous4:01 PM

      I need help,my Doctor is testing me for celiac disease. I have all the symptoms but I am so afraid of what is happening with me. I have lost 37 lbs in 4 months. I can't keep food down, or it just goes right thru me. My question is can someone die from celiac disease?

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    12. Anonymous5:13 PM

      I have heard of research suggesting that low carb diets somehow slow down your brain. And that they are not very good for your overall health, although they are effective for losing weight.

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  11. Sorry to say.. but...
    Cous cous is not a grain, it is similar to pasta.
    Tabouleh is traditionally made from cracked, or bulgar wheat

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  12. I see some people confused about oats. Here's more info about that: I'm sorry for the confusion! I hope this helps clear it up: http://www.whatcontainsgluten.com/2013/01/do-oats-contain-gluten.html

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  13. very good information.whether gluten free diet help hypothyroid patient.

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  14. Yes, like several people have said, tabbouli is traditionally made from bulgur, so it does contain gluten.

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  15. Anonymous7:34 PM

    Tabouli can be made without any gluten as TRADITIONALLY it is mainly made of parsley with just a handful of cracked wheat i.e bulgur. I think its both cheaper and faster to make the bulgur the main ingredient in restaurants ;)
    If you want authentic tabouli then finely chop 1 bunch of parsley, add a finely chopped onion (green onion is preferred though)add 2 finely chopped tomatoes and then salt to taste, the juice of 1 lemon, a pinch of cayanne and olive oil (obviously I am cutting out the handful of bulgur because we want this to be 'gluten free' tabouli)
    I guarantee it tastes better and is MUCH more healthier
    ENJOY !

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  16. I've recently discovered that gluten can cause infertility, miscarriages and endometriosis. I thought about going gluten free, but as I look at my diet i can see i only eat gluten in my bread. I have toast every morning. Otherwise we eat a lot of chicken, we recently got fish and shrimp, not breaded. I guess that's what I can think of now.

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    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Yes, I wish I had learned about the link between gluten and endo back before I had my hysterectomy. Who knows, a gluten free diet might have saved me a lot of pain and heartache. If you stick to your chicken, fish, shrimp, veggies, and fruit and skip the breading, you should be good. Just remember to read your labels and look out for hidden gluten. Good luck!

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    2. Anonymous8:53 AM

      Gluten will only affect you if you are intolerant to it. It won't cause issues with fertility or endemetriosis unless this is the case. You do not get an allergy to it but become intolerant. It is an autoimmune deficiency where your immune system mistakes it for being bad and therefore tries to attack it resulting in damage to the gut and intestine and it is that which causes additional problems.

      If your not coeliac then you won't have the issues and fertility issues are just that, not because you had Gluten. I can't stress enough for all on here that are not celiac........ But if your not intolerant ...... Your issues are due to something else and Gluten cannot harm you. Those that are genuinely celiac; i hope you are able to turn it around before any serious issues arise, it can be very restricting in so many ways other than food if not kept controlled or left un-diagnosed

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    3. Anonymous9:13 AM

      You can be allergic to gluten as I can vouch for when it causes anaphylaxis and I am not the only person I know with this issue

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    4. Anonymous7:02 PM

      Gluten doesn't CAUSE endometriosis, it does however agrivate it. I know people who do NOT have celiac disease but cut out gluten and it helped with some of the chronic pain caused by endo. I am considering going gluten free in hopes of helping my endo pain.

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  17. Anonymous6:11 AM

    There certainly are individuals who have issues with gluten, so it's good that there are options, now but as someone mentioned, gluten-free is not a weight-loss solution. Sure if you substitute Domino's pizza, chips, and cookies with "gluten-free" egg whites, spinach, kale, chicken breats....yes you will lose some pounds

    As always, the American marketing industry is capitalizing on this "gluten-free" craze. (just like the "fat free, carb-free"). Most people are fine to eat gluten and some are nutrient-dense and have fiber (barley, oatmeal) To become more healthy, fit, athletic and lose body fat, east WHOLE UNPROCESSED FRESH FOODS (lean meats, fish, eggs) and MOVE (workout or become more active). Just a interesting thing to consider: In Italy "gltuen-free" is almost unheard of AND they are less obese than Americans. Why? They, in general, while food is HUGE and very cultural, they don't eat as much (few have breakfasts) and WALK a lot (there are fat people yes, but not as many) Plus, there are Italian atletes who eat plenty of gluten and are ripped!

    BE SMART ABOUT WHAT YOU CHOSE TO EAT. Peace

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    1. Anonymous3:30 PM

      is milk and cheese have gluten

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    2. Milk and cheese are gluten-free. However, you should still check labels on shredded cheese, especially imitation cheese or "cheese products." Some of these items have anti-clumping agents that may contain gluten.

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    3. It is best to use organic milk and cheese without nitrates. My doc said the nitrates causes cancer anyway, so that is why I buy boars head from the deli. Regular lunchmeat and pre-packaged cheese contains gluten.

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      This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    5. Anonymous10:55 AM

      Im in full agreement and glad you straightened out the true facts, the issue with these forums is that those asking stupid questions and making completely inaccurate statements are obviously not doing any research themselves.

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    6. The Italians eat their main pasta dish at mid-day therefore giging their body time to digest it properly whereas we eat ours in the evening not long before going to bed and it is not digested properly, Therefore some people wake up with "thick head" and other problems.

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    7. Anonymous10:16 PM

      I just talked to an elderly Italian lady at the grocery store. We were both looking at gluten free items. She told me that many of her friends in Italy are having to change their eating and can not have gluten. So this is a problem not just here. I just read that some places in Italy have started growing and selling"original" wheat items....before it was tampered with to make it grow faster and had to have pesticides to protect it.

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  18. Anonymous9:56 PM

    Hi, does Hikari instant Miso Soup contain gluen?

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    1. Hi. I've never tried that soup, but the Amazon listing for it says it's gluten-free: http://www.amazon.com/HIKARI-Instant-Miso-Soup-Servings/dp/B004OG1X0W.

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  19. Anonymous6:52 PM

    Thanks Misty, and I will check out that website.

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  20. Anonymous7:06 AM

    I am in the process of being diagnosed possibly with SLE but they want to rule out any sensitivities so the doctor requested I eliminate gluten products for about 6 weeks to see if I see an improvement. The symptoms I am having include severe joint pain,( I have to take prednisone in order to move), skin breakouts (FACE, HEAD, EARS, NOSE, BACK)that my allergist is convinced is not acne like, more allergic response type breakouts, i was having night sweats and chills and these have seemed to subside since I am on prednisone, as soon as I drop my dose of prednisone the symptoms return. I am covering up with hats and long sleeves and SPF while I go outside, I have no digestive distress and Vitamin D levels are coming in normal ( low normal and I am taking Vit D3, B12, B6, Folic , Calcium, Iron) so just wondering what symptoms with gluten allergies or sensitivities others have experienced.

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    1. I had no digestive distress either. Skin issues, my son had. Chronic ear, nose, sinus infections, back problems, my son had. Low levels of vitamins in you is sort of the beginning of the issues. As you have more of gluten through life, the more things come up. Prednisone is not a great thing to take because it causes issues later on. It is an emergency treatment. Go completely gluten free. It is hard the first 2 weeks. If it is gluten you will know fairly quick. I hope you find what is wrong.

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    2. Anonymous5:54 PM

      I have also had severe joint pain, my skin would feel heave like wet cardboard, and brain-fog. I dpent thousands of dollars for doctors to tell me I was drug seeking or somatasizing about mental issues. I was so frustrated and it was actually my chiropractor that suggested I give gluten-free a 30 day trial. It was a tough switch and I had to start many times but once I got the hang of it I started feeling better. I did not turn to processed gluten-free options, iI just eliminated that which contains gluten.

      I kew it helped but didn't realize just how much until I slipped and ate foods with gluten. The very next day and fir at least three days I was again hit with joint and skin pain.

      I am a firm believer that wheat allergies/sensitivities cause all sorts of problems, every individual is different,,, not to mention I lost 50lbs in seven months.

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    3. Anonymous11:06 AM

      I have SLE also and those symptoms are normal even though very horrible to have. If you are intolerant to Gluten, you will have moderate to severe abdominal pain and boating with bowel movements all over the place. Its tiring and can lead to vomiting and bad reflex. Look up Gluten intolerance on Google to see symptoms as its often mistaken for IBS at first. Your body thinks Gluten is a virus making your immune system attack it. This eats away at the gut and intestine leading to additional problems but can be made better by avoiding Gluten completely albeit takes time but quality of life will improve greatly in weeks. It only takes a finger pricked test at the doctors to find out :) hope that helps

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    4. If you have lots of gastro, vomiting, fatigue, headaches, brain fog, muscle aches and pains, stiff neck and many other symptoms.............you might have Lyme Disease. Your regular doctor won't do the right tests. Go to IgeneX.com and order a test kit and get tested. You can also go to http://www.lymeinfo.net/medical/LDSymptoms.pdf to check out symptoms.

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    5. If you have skin breakouts you should check out herpetiformis dermatitis. Many allergists and dermatologists do not diagnose correctly. I had it for 13 years before I did my own research. Went to dermatologists and asked to have a biopsy and check for it. I thought I was stupid, but sure enough when test came back that is what I had. They have a pill called dapsone, though you still need to be gluten free as possible. Now three years with out painful itch and rashes on arms, knees, back of legs and buttocks. Sometimes on face in nose and eye lids back of hairline. Do some research...Herpetiformis dermatitis.

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  21. Have you heard of sprouted wheat flour being safe for people with gluten sensitivity?

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    1. What I've heard is that the sprouting process changes the protein to a form that some celiacs are able to handle. However, many gluten sensitive or allergic people still have trouble with it. For my own daughter, I've decided not to take the chance. Good luck whatever you decide!

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    2. Anonymous 7:06AM - The thing about having a gluten sensitivity or Celiacs is that no two people are the same. When I was 7 years old, I couldn't walk for about 2 weeks. I got quarter size blisters all over my legs that was not shingles, or chicken pox and they didn't know what it was. The doc didn't know if I could ever walk again. He said I was getting poisoned maybe by all the meds I needed from ear infections. It went away. That was the beginning.

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  22. Anonymous 7:06AM-All my life I didn't like to eat. I think food made me sick so I was really skinny as a kid. I finally had enough of the food that I didn't notice I was sick to my stomach and starting eating normally. I gained huge amounts of weight. I had to starve to be a normal size in my teens. Irregular periods,stabbing pains in my ovaries when ovulating, chronic headaches and low grade fevers every week was in my 20's. It seemed to my husband that I was just whiney and people didn't believe I was really sick.

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    1. Trish, how horrible! I'm so sorry you went through all that! I assume your symptoms went away on a gluten-free diet?

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    2. Thanks Misty. I have Graves Disease which is too fast thyroid (should have made me skinny and at 1 point I was 285 lbs). I ate extremely healthy and went down to 245 lbs. I then got diabetes and was nearly in a coma. I am good at following directions so I went on a very balanced diet. Then, I saw my endocrinologist, showed her my patch of psoriasis and she said she found that psoriasis is often a gluten sensitivity. Slowly I started eliminating gluten. When, I had a half slice of wheat bread and my hip went out on me and I couldn't walk, I realized how serious gluten was. That was it and only around 7 weeks ago. After being gluten free only 3 weeks I felt amazing. I had never in my life felt good and I never knew it. It caused knee joint swelling, back issues, hips to hurt. High blood pressure, kidney problems, Pre-elampsia. Who would have ever thought so many unrelated symptoms were caused by gluten. Cream of wheat was my favorite go to sick food. My son had bleeding in his rectum that he didn't tell me about. My other son had chronic trips to the ER. Our happiness in being gluten free is amazing. We are laughing a joking and our attitudes have changed drastically. It contributes to ADHD, Aspergers Disorder, Fibromyalgia...so many things.

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  23. Anonymous 7:06AM - I was told by a doc that I would probably never have kids. I had no periods for 18 months one time. At 23, I got pregnant after multiple miscarriages early on. They told me I wasn't pregnant and that I was imaging I was pregnant. The doc told me to go walking to destress my life. What a jerk. Anyway, by the time they figured out I was pregnant, I was 23 weeks along. I was told something was seriously wrong with my baby and to abort it. I didn't and he is perfect. He is also a Celiac. At 20 he had two compressed discs in his back, chronic constipation or diarreah, he couldn't walk without a cane. He was also on up to 5 blood pressure meds a day. When I was pregnant with his, I got pre-eclampsia that led to eclampsia and almost died. I gave birth at 33.5 weeks, so I had only 10 weeks to prepare for his birth. See, we were both Celiacs so my body was really attacking him. That is what happens in Celiacs disease, the body can't process the gluten and it shuts down parts of the body and steals nutriets. What you describe in you illnesses and back issues sounds much like all the different issues my family has had over the years. You should go completely gluten free and see how you feel. My son went off all but 1 blood pressure med in 3 weeks of gluten free eating.

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  24. Something to add to this list of foods with gluten. Soy sauce has gluten. Yogurt has gluten, lunchmeat has gluten. Nitrates and food preservatives contain gluten. Boars Head lunchmeat does not contain gluten, Nitrate free bacon is better. Free range or grass fed is important because the animals eating wheat make us sick too. Look for the yogurts with no gluten in them. It took lots of research, but, amazing the difference out lives have felt. Being well is so worth giving up gluten. Once you got gluten free for a time, when you accidently eat gluten, you notice it. Rashes, itchiness occurs. You can feel it somehow.

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  25. Anonymous11:55 PM

    Thank you Trish for sharing your stories!!!

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  26. Anonymous10:01 AM

    what about oatmeal.. ?? is it gluten free

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  27. Anonymous9:50 AM

    Is Whey Protein Concentrate a gluten-containing additive?

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  28. Oh gosh I have 8 of the 10 symptoms - will definitely try and go gluten free. Thank you for the information

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    1. Good luck!Let us know if you feel better on a gf diet.

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  29. Anonymous5:35 PM

    Is there any chance that the less Gluten you eat the better you feel or do you have to cut it out all together. Also, I just found out I have an auto immune disease and I am going to try to cut gluten out of my diet. Should I go cold turkey and cut it all our at once or just slowly use up what i have in the cupboards that have GLuten while buying only gluten free until the rest is all gone?

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    1. If you are gluten sensitive or allergic, you'll get the most relief from going completely gf. I would suggest going cold turkey. For my daughter and many people like her, even a tiny bit of gluten is enough to bring on symptoms.

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  30. Why are potato chips on your list? And corn chips? Fritolay has put out a comprehensive list of their gluten free products:

    http://www.fritolay.com/your-health/us-products-not-containing-gluten-ingredients.html

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    1. Thanks for the link. I include them on my list because some corn and potato chips do have gluten and it's important to check labels.

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    2. Anonymous9:49 AM

      Ha Ha! Nothing that Fritolay makes is safe for human consumption. GMO GMO GMO is not safe to eat. Besides everything they make is loaded with MSG! Not safe for human consumption..... Get it?

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    3. MSG contains gluten, hence the name MONO SODIUM GLUTIMATE, and anything with GLUTAMIC ACID also contains gluten.

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  31. Anonymous6:54 PM

    Marfans Syndrome has been linked to a genetic defect in the intestines which does not allow efficient absorption of a protein/enzyme(?)necessary for the repair and health of all connective tissues including every ligament in our bodies. In addition to joints and bones, we have ligaments and these connective tissues along our muscles,lungs, blood vessels, internal organs and intestines. Gluten sensitivity causes inflammation of the intestine, which may make this absorption impossible. Hyperthyroidism causes low body temperature, constipation and joint pain. Add IBS, and degenerative arthritis which is aggravated by the hypermobility of joints due to the Marfans Syndrome, and you have me. Marfans killed my mother and her father slowly and painfully, all 3 of my children have some degree of the symptoms, and 2/3 of my grandsons exhibit symptoms. We've always had garens and raised our animals on the farm, and noticed that everytime we ate fast food, we had painful symptoms. With no diagnosis, we figured out what we could not eat, but had no idea GLUTEN was our culprit. Eating healthy is my only means of survival. Thank you for the gluten-free tips. They have helped me so much! Oh, and NSAIDS seem to do more harm than good, since they cause bowel inflammation for me, while I'm taking them for joint inflammation, so round and round until I stopped. These are my personal discoveries and experiences.

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  32. So much really great info here.
    I have a friend that has completely transformed my diet, not because I have a gluten problem, which mine is very mild compared to many I read here, but because I wanted to be healthier and eat better.

    He started me on a food that naturally cleaned out the colon, which led to me losing approx 5kgs in a month, I wasn't trying to lose weight as I am not over weight.

    I started to have more energy and started cycling to work instead of catching buses and walking more.

    I have not cut out gluten 100% as I find it very difficult, but taking certain precautions in what I eat the effect is very minimal.

    I highly recommend eating lots of raw vegetables and fruit, I guess I'm lucky as I live in Thailand where there is an abundance of fresh vegetables every day and fruit and its extremely cheap compared with the west.

    My friend runs free seminars here in Thailand and retreats on how to become healthy. How to cook healthy and exercises to keep you healthy.

    You can contact him here if you are interested to know more. Please say that Robert recommend you. I don't get anything from this other than the satisfaction of helping people.

    globalfamilysociety@hotmail.com

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  33. Anonymous12:41 PM

    My boyfriend is trying to go gluten free. He has severe joint pain, back pain,and severe foot pain. He was desparate to find out what was wrong with him. Someone mentioned that he could be gluten sensitive. We still do not know what is wrong. He has been struggling with this for years and the doctors still do not know for sure what is wrong with him. After reading some of the things on this site i belive that going gluten free will benefit him and me as well. I have Crohn's disease and i am hoping that a gluten free will help me as well. It cant hurt to give it a try.

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  34. Anonymous11:08 AM

    If potatoes do not contain gluten, why do potato chips?

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    1. Hi! Potato chips themselves shouldn't contain gluten, but you always need to read the ingredient list. Sometimes the seasonings or additives contain gluten, and sometimes there's a risk of cross-contamination.

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  35. Anonymous6:06 PM

    Can you please tell me if Tapioca contains gluten?

    Ancie

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  36. Anonymous11:35 PM

    Just got back from the hospital, my two year old daughter had a bad alergic reaction to CASHEWS! YES, CASHEWS! Cashews my wife gave her, that should be OK to eat.
    The only thing my daugter is alergic to is GLUTEN.
    While I was in bthe hospital, I called my son back at home and had himread me the ingredients of the cashews.
    "INGREDIENTS: Cashews, peanut oil, salt"
    Below that list, another notice, not a warning!
    "CONTAINS: CASHEWS, PEANUTS."
    6 miligrams shout of BENADRYL saved her!

    PROCESSED ON THE DAME EQUIPMENT AS
    PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN OTHER TREE NUTS,
    MILK,SOY, AND WEAT

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  38. Anonymous7:19 AM

    Hi! Just wanted to say that this is a great site! This is the 1st time I have read anything on gluten and it is very informative. I have been having a lot of joint pain latelt, esp hip pain, and am thinking it may be caused by gluten, Misty, you are a god-send and so patient and informative in answering questions! Thanks!

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  39. Do any of you have extreme headaches if you eat wheat??? I have had a migraine or very severe headache for 3 solid days. I was trying to figure out what I ate. I went to stay with a friend and ate lots of pastry, bacon, toast and a hamburger. I looked up gluten and found your site. Wow, I have had a lot of these symptoms. It isn't just a headache but I also ache all over. Am bloated and have gas. I don't eat a lot of wheat and have wondered why I get these headaches, bloating, gas and am achy frequently. It is probably whenever I have something with wheat in it. Like chips or a dessert or hidden wheat.

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    1. You need an eeg and to trigger by eating gluten while undergoing the EEG ..yes it can cause migraines and seizures

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    2. Anonymous3:54 PM

      My 16 year old daughter was having constant migraines and was very lethargic all the time. She has always had more headaches than the average person, but in the last few years, it had become a way of life. We decided have her eat gluten-free and she has had a remarkable change in her life. She has begun to have the headaches again, but not as often. I think either there is something getting by us or she has another food triggering this reaction. We are about to start eliminating some of the things she uses externally (shampoos, deodorant, etc.) to see if something there is causing the headaches.

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  43. Is any cheeses are gluten?

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  44. Gluten also causes epilepsy and other conditions such as Schizophrenia and Psychosis. My 9 year old has gluten triggered complex partial seizures which cause massive behavioural changes. She goes from being a happy settled child to Linda Blair from the exorcist including dilated pupils, swearing, hurting herself and others, rocking, chewing clothes and anger.

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  45. I suffered from acne for most of my life. I found that cutting gluten out of my diet cleared up my skin. Whenever I eat something, even the smallest amount, with gluten in it, I will have a breakout.

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    1. If you have skin breakouts you should check out herpetiformis dermatitis. Many allergists and dermatologists do not diagnose correctly. I had it for 13 years before I did my own research. Went to dermatologists and asked to have a biopsy and check for it. I thought I was stupid, but sure enough when test came back that is what I had. They have a pill called dapsone, though you still need to be gluten free as possible. Now three years with out painful itch and rashes on arms, knees, back of legs and buttocks. Sometimes on face in nose and eye lids back of hairline. Do some research...Herpetiformis dermatitis.

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  46. Yep that's pretty much everything we eat. Thanks for this information.

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  47. Anonymous11:36 AM

    I really appreciate all of the information here. I had to figure out for myself what none of the doctors couldn't or wouldn't. I have refused medications, including anti-depressants. Everyone assumes if you have symptoms, you're female, and menopausal, it MUST be depression. Grrrr. Anyway, it's been a long road of suffering the way you folks have described but I've figured it out. I have every symptom of gluten intolerance and gluten kills the activity of the thyroid - dual problems! I don't know if I'm celiac or not, but I've just begun ( a week ago) living completely gluten free. So far I haven't bought any of the GF products, as they're sometimes very high in sugar. I don't even care about weight loss - I am determined to heal my thyroid. This is the root of my particular problem.

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  48. Anonymous9:52 AM

    I have recently bee diagnosed with Hashimotos. Though I have several goiters, and all those horrible symptoms of an underactive thyroid my doc says don't worry about it. There are no specialists anywhere near my area, so I am working on this myself.

    Since Hashimotos is an autoimmune disease, as is Celiac, I am curious if Gluten is something I should cut out as well. I have found other sources that recommend removing soy from my diet, but nothing really about gluten.
    Thanks!

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  49. Anonymous1:38 AM

    So....anything remotely tasty has gluten....and this trendy condition of gluten intolerance, which didn't exist a few years ago, has everyone by the short and curlies....my advice GET A LIFE....it's all in your heads and you have helped create a billion $dollar industry ....it's absolute BS!!!

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    1. It is getting worse now days because most wheat is be altered by synthetic genes that humans have a hard time digesting. Do some research.

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  50. How easy is it to find gluten free tortillas?

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  51. Anonymous5:48 AM

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  52. What the hell CAN I eat then???

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  53. Anonymous8:42 PM

    It's not that it never existed, it's just that people never understood why they felt like crap all the time. They just covered it up with pain killers, caffeine, and false explanations like "It's just aging".

    The incidence is likely rising because of an increase in the numbers of older people, their desire to maintain a youthful level of health, and constant gainsin medical knowledge about the human hormonal system.

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  54. Anonymous8:05 PM

    I have been insulin dependent more than 10 years. I am 65 and male. My endocrinologist has suggested going GF because the things on which I cheat are baked items, all of which have gluten. I also have bloating. I am trying GF because I need to lose 50# and weight loss will help my diabetes significantly. So far, the only thing unbearable is the little GF loaves of bread that cost about $5 and taste like ground paper sack (just guessing - never ate ground paper sack). The fresh vegs and fruits are great, and I eat oatmeal. I also am eating no egg yellows and only turkey bacon. The doc doesn't think I am truly gluten intolerant, but maybe eating more structurally will help me stay on a diet.

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