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8/1/13 10:06 A

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I have considered moving towards no grains at all but am not at that point quite yet. The more I am traditionally gluten free, the more I think I may be sensitizing myself to all grains. Being GF has helped me on all fronts, but there are still some physical problems that I think MIGHT be tweaked by going carefully with all grains.

But taking everything a step at a time these days.

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7/23/13 12:44 A

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George and Dorothy, thank you for your comments. It would be so nice to have a test available which would tell us which foods to avoid! It's a very daunting idea to cut out grains altogether. I may move toward that slowly, if I can. Maybe. It's a lot to think about. emoticon

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7/22/13 9:10 P

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I've seen foods containing corn gluten and have eaten them and not had a problem.

George

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7/22/13 9:04 P

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The other grains will cause problems with people, like the rye and barley, some people do have problems with oats but it all has to do with how your body handles the oats and where it is processed but the rye and barley have the same gluten in them so allot of people stay away from them. I cut out all grains just to see what happens and feel better doing it I do eat oats and rice once in a while but can not eat oats three days in a row or it feel bloated and for the rice I have to be careful because it give me diabetic breath so have to watch that too,

Dorothy

If you tell God no because He won't explain the reason He wants you to do something, you are actually hindering His blessing. But when you say yes to Him, all of heaven opens to pour out His goodness and reward your obedience. What matters more than material blessings are the things He is teaching us in our spirit.
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7/22/13 1:42 P

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Recently I've been reading about glutens other than the ones in wheat, rye and barley (and sometimes oats) that may be a problem for those of us who are gluten sensitive. Now I'm confused. It's hard enough being 'traditionally' gluten free. Do I need to be 'all grain' free?

I've thought about taking corn out of my diet. That hit an emotional button and triggered panic eating this weekend. (Not too bad, I was able to control most of it, but it was very uncomfortable and unpleasant. Not how I want to live.)

My weight has been plateaued for a very long time now, so I am looking for changes to make to shake it loose. I have about 10 pounds to goal. In addition, while the fibromyalgia is much better without gluten in my life, it's not gone, is still a daily presence. It's possible other glutens are also causing problems for me. But I don't know. There's a genetic test for gluten sensitivity, but it's out of my budget right now.

So. Has anyone here looked into eliminating other grains? If you have done so, has it helped? Hindered? Made no difference at all?

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