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No Oats For You!

Posted: April 25th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Celiac | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on No Oats For You!

Yes, my body has turned into a form of the Soup Nazi this past week and emphatically denied me oats. Apparently I’m one of the small percentage of celiacs who also can’t tolerate oats.

I set up the test pretty well. I got tested and certified gluten free steel cut oats by Bob’s Red Mill. I prepared and ate them in the middle of last week. For the past week I’ve otherwise eaten even more conservatively than I usually do. We’ve not been out to eat at all and I haven’t eaten anything that wasn’t either made by my wife or me or a normal part of my diet. I loved eating the bowl of oatmeal. That was always one of my favorites.

But I’ve been paying for it ever since. Bloating, painful cramping, and a variety of symptoms I won’t describe in detail. I’m only now really beginning to feel better.

So I guess I got unmistakable results from my test, just not the results I wanted. Oh well. At least I don’t suffer from a dairy, corn, or soy intolerance like some celiacs do. I’ve managed without oats for a year with no real struggle. It would be a lot more difficult to remove any of the other three from my diet on top of gluten. So, all things considered, I guess I can’t really complain.

Still, I was really hoping for a more positive result.

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