327.gluten free Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 4

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from on 2004-08-22

does oatmeal have gluten in it

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from Peter on 2004-08-26

Oatmeal contains some proteins very similar to wheat. Oat crops are also often contaminated with wheat grains. For these reasons some people with wheat allergies are also advised to avoid oats.


Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from on 2004-09-08

i too have wheat/gluten intolerance and pcos..the doctors tell me there is no link between the two. My friend is celiac plus has another syndrome relating to her uterus/reproductive system. We think it is too much of a coincidence that we have these two conditions. Has anyone ever told you that they are linked

Re: Gluten Free dining: from on 2004-11-01

My Granny has just got those cards and took them with her on a trip to the US and found they helped - I think I'm going to invest as well! Anything to avoid the 'so if there's flour then that's not good' conversations! Why can't the industry have some training for staff!! I know some chefs who are brilliant and and always working on ways to make kitchens safer for those with 'dietary' issues but a lot seem to lack the knowledge! Has everyone you've shown them to been receptive to them

Re: Gluten Free dining: from on 2004-11-02

I've never had any problems anywhere with my Dietary Alert Cards, and the more chefs and restaurant staff become generally aware and alert to gluten-free and other special diets and allergies, the more useful I think the cards will become. I do have a friend who gave up trying to get a wizened old sausage seller on the top of a German mountain to understand her coeliac diet, Dietarycard or not. But she's been to Hungary, France, Canada, USA, Spain, Austria and Italy with her Dietarycards and they've made the world of difference to her holidays

Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from on 2004-11-03

I would like to know some of the things not normally thought of as having gluten in them....for example...is bbq sauce ok? mustard? (Heinz or other lol) ketchup? I noticed one place on the web says "flavored" foods might be...what are some examples of those? I know that soy is not ok evidently....Thank you

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from Tony on 2004-11-03

With all of those foods it is dependant on the brand as some will contain wheat and some will not.

The Meridian tamari soy sauce is gluten free and available in free from sections of supermarkets and in some halth food shops.

If you live in the UK, your best bet is to get hold of the Coeliac UK Food and Drink Directory. This is available from their website

Re: Obscure Foods not Gluten Free: from on 2004-11-03

Hi Sorry, no I live in USA ..do you happen to know any usa sites that might be familiar with gluten brands etc here? I didn't realize your site was a predominately UK one...Do you happen to know whether wine or any alcoholic beverages are ever safe? I know of course beer is not and our vodka is made from grains ....don't know about bourbon and gin though etc and wine .... I would think wine is ok....I am most interested however in condoments such as tomato paste (that is used in most chili recipes), Heinz ketchup is international I think is it ok, mustards are fairly internationl ??? are they USUALLY ok?, and of course Bar B Que sauce that maybe is not so international....If you can direct me to some USA sources, I would appreciate it.....Thank you.....Tom

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from on 2004-11-18

hi there i had to reply to your comments as i 2 surrered for years with endometriosis and had a terrible time with my bowels. then ten years later i was diagnosed with pcos which was enough for me i had a hysterectomy 1 and a half years ago and have suffered a lot worse with my bowels ever since. i had such stomach pains and am convinced that having pcos has in some way interferred with my bowels. i now have ibs (so the doctors say) but now after having read about intolerances to certain foods that i think that what may be the problem.how do you know what to eat and what not to eat its very frustrating as i have a sore bloated tummy all the time and am getting very deppressed about it.i would appreciate some advicee as i feel that im going mad thankyou

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from on 2004-12-04

I do not know how old your notice is, but my daughter is allergic to wheat and this includes ALL wheat products AND gluten products. it is often hard to find foods that she can eat, but with a bit of imagination we get there