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Cross Reactions?

Postby MadisonNicole » Tue Dec 08, 2015 7:43 pm

Hi!
I am new to the forums, and just trying to get my health back on track and trying to sort out info ...

I have been gluten free for five years. At first, I could tell a big difference in my health, but now, although its better than when i eat gluten, it is still not the best.

I stumbled across an article today... It said that when your gluten intolerant/celiac, coffee will cross react and give you the same reaction (though maybe not as severe) as if you had eaten gluten.
And just for the record, i love coffee ;)
So. Has anyone else found this to be true?
We also found other foods that were mentioned to be cross reactors; Such as corn, grains (even gluten free grains), milk, and even white potatoes.
If you are gluten intolerant, are there other foods that you can't eat? do you get reactions from any of the foods listed above?

Thanks for your input :)
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Re: Cross Reactions?

Postby Katydid » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:30 am

Anything is possible. Your body can decide to be sensitive to anything it likes. We've had people here that can't tolerate ANY grains - even pseudo grains like quinoa. I can't tolerate gluten or nightshades - but am fine with rice and oats (so long as the oats are certified as gluten-free). I became allergic to bananas after I developed a latex sensitivity from work, and I can't eat melons or summer squash when ragweed is in season - so who knows? It's called Oral Allergy syndrome.

http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-tre ... elate.aspx

As for coffee, I never drink it so I don't know. Switch to herbal tea for a while and see if its the coffee or the caffeine that's bothering you. It could be something else entirely. The McDougall Elimination Diet is a good place to start to tease out food allergies.

https://www.drmcdougall.com/health/educ ... s-to-food/

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Re: Cross Reactions?

Postby Francesca Rose » Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:15 am

The only coffee that is not cross-reactive is whole bean organic. However, coffee is a gut irritant so if your gluten-damaged gut hasn't healed yet, you may want to consider ditching the coffee altogether -- at least until your gut heals.

Coffee on a gluten-free diet: https://www.glutenfreesociety.org/is-co ... free-diet/
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Re: Cross Reactions?

Postby Atheria » Thu Feb 22, 2018 1:51 pm

OMG....I might as well off myself! Not coffee too! I am NOT quitting it. It's my only reason for living. I will start buying organic though.

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Re: Cross Reactions?

Postby Ltldogg » Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:34 pm

It saddens me when people's lives revolve around an addiction. There is way more to life than having to drink coffee or eat a specific food. I wonder what your friends and family think! ;)
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Re: Cross Reactions?

Postby Atheria » Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:22 pm

Ltldogg wrote:It saddens me when people's lives revolve around an addiction. There is way more to life than having to drink coffee or eat a specific food. I wonder what your friends and family think! ;)


If you had my joyless and trapped life...you too would find consolation in black coffee. There is much worse I could do.

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Re: Cross Reactions?

Postby psh » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:06 am

Atheria, so sorry to hear your life is joyless. However, have you heard of Cyrex Labs? They are well respected & have an assay for cross reactive to wheat. https://www.cyrexlabs.com/CyrexTestsArrays. I think you still have to get it done through a Doctors script that works with them. Best to you.
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