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8/20/11 3:33 P

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It's so nice to read this. Last night we decided to go to the mall and it was supper, we live 40 mins outside of Calgary so it is a long way home to wait. I got really hungry and ate breaded fish and chips. Today I feel soooo tired and my stomach hurts a lot. So after reading this I am going to take some digestive enzymes right away.

Question though: What brands or types are the best for cleaning out wheat quickly?


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7/13/11 5:34 P

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I find that I'm more sensitive if other allergies are bad. I've not eaten as much as a whole waffle, but have had bits of wheat, unbeknownst to me. I always keep digestive enzymes with me!
I am intolerant, and not celiac, but I've found that my symptoms are very diffuse and that discovery only came after many months of being GF. I also find that I don't much like the taste of wheat anymore.
But, I do truly miss the crunch of wonderful, freshly baked baguette!
Kate

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7/13/11 8:04 A

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Something similar happened to me. I have been eating questionable things without symptom. Now last week I ate a couple of questionable things. Lo and behold, for 5 days I've been nauseated, achey, headaches, and bloat. Back to basics for this Celiac.

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7/12/11 11:36 P

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The digestive enzyme breaks down the carb and helps your body process it better. That is what may have happened to you.

Dorothy

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7/12/11 12:55 P

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I too am intolerant of Gluten, but after being GF for a while I realized it had been effecting other things as well. Maybe since you haven't had any gluten in a while your system has healed and is not as sensitive as it once was. I wouldn't do it again, otherwise you are very likely to be sensitive again.


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7/12/11 12:46 P

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Last night, I reached into the freezer to pull out a waffle. I assumed it was GF. I assumed everything in the freezer was GF. Long story short, it wasn't, but I didn't realize it till after I ate it. Normally, if I eat gluten, I get a pain in my lower left abdomen. It's like there's a ball inside there making me bloat. When I realized the waffle was wheat, I panicked and swallowed four digestive enzyme pills I picked up at an Indian (Asian) market and a probiotic (which I have been taking regularly). Anyway, today I feel wonderful! I have a tiny amount of pain, but I have a ton of energy. It's not an experiment I plan on repeating and obviously, I have an intolerance rather than Celiac, but it is interesting.

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