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Thread: Any glueten free members here??

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    My husband and I are both gluten free. It is second nature now. Concentrate on fresh food that you prepare and you will save money and eat better. There is gluten free everything now but it is costly and generally high in sodium and calories. I use Namaste mixes when the occasion calls for deserts. Udi's breads are great. There are many gluten free bloggers and you should google them. Gluten Free Easily is one of my favorites. Feel free to PM me with specific questions. Lots of foods are naturally gluten free -- like rice puddimg and tapioca. Sippys has a gf barbecue sauce that I like. Watch salad dressings. Labels should not say starch, modified food starch (unless corn is specified), wheat, malt, soy sauce,. Cottage cheese and sour cream may contain wheat. Read labels. Also check any

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    There are great crackers on the market now that are gluten free. I happened to get to go to the King Arthur's Flour store this summer, and they have a lot of GF products for baking. You can even buy chocolate chip cookies that are GF. My MIL went GF to help her RA. It helped for many years.

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    medications for wheat or starch. Pills are frequently hardened with wheat. You can good Is xxxxx gluten free and generally get an answer. Learn to be assertive in restaurants about asking how things are prepared. Most fried items are cooked in the same fryer and so the fries are not gluten free. My fall back is always a grilled chicken breast on a salad. Wendys is my fav fast food -- chili, salads, potatoes baked, burgers no bun (bring your own). Never go anywhere without a soy bar like Think Thin so if there is no gluten free available, you have an emergency meal. Also Hellmans mayo is gf not Miracle Whip. It is overwhelming at first but it gets easier. I also substitute Tinkyada brand pasta in traditional recipes with success.

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    I recently found out that ALL wheat is now genetically modified - I went GFish the next day!

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    There are several sites on the internet, we are simi gluten free. Cheat sometimes HAHA. READ all of the labels on canned, frozen and boxed foods. Remember NO WHEAT, there are a few other grains that can mess you up also. She will really notice the difference in a few days. It is not a hard diet to follow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyducks View Post
    I recently found out that ALL wheat is now genetically modified - I went GFish the next day!
    That's one of the main reason my DH and I have eliminated about 99% wheat products from our diet. We both feel so much better with more energy.It it really hard to start with, but the cravings for the junk will go away pretty quickly.{I don't want to eat ANY food that is genetically modified!}
    We are both losing our bellies that were making us miserable!! I am hoping it will help with my fibromyalgia too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ditter43 View Post
    That's one of the main reason my DH and I have eliminated about 99% wheat products from our diet. We both feel so much better with more energy.It it really hard to start with, but the cravings for the junk will go away pretty quickly.{I don't want to eat ANY food that is genetically modified!}
    We are both losing our bellies that were making us miserable!! I am hoping it will help with my fibromyalgia too!
    If genetically modified food bothers you, all corn grown commerically in the US is grown from 3M genetically engineered seed that is not permitted to be sown in Europe. There has just been a report published about long term cancer growth connected to the corn.
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    Heinz catsup and pickles are GF, almost all jellies and jams are fine. Most of the GF pasta tastes terrible when compared to wheat pasta. Try substituting rice instead of pasta in your recipes - it makes a better dish. Spagetti sauce served with rice becomes Spanish rice, etc. Serve more biscuits instead of rolls, easier and quicker to make anyway. Blue Bell HomeMade Vanilla Ice Cream is GF. Kellogg's has a GF Rice Krispies and Chex has several GF kid's cereals. My husband won't eat anything with a taste of tapioca so there are a lot of commerical brands that we don't use. If you can locate a brand of hamburger buns and hotdog buns you like it will help make quick meals easier.

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    Oh yes, American modified food starch is GF. It is either potato starch or corn starch. Food products not produced in the US with modified food starch can be GF or not GF. It is a simple thing to call customer support of General Mills or any other company and ask about a food product. They will will tell you whether gluten is in their product or if wheat is used in the production. Some foods that have no gluten in the product use wheat in the production. That is why Quaker Oats is not GF . They use wheat on the machinery to keep the oats from sticking, but it is not in the finished product. However, having it on the machinery is enough to cause a reaction on many celiac patients.
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    I am not an expert in gluten but have worked with some who have celiac. Rather I am an entomologist working with honeybees.

    Man has a long association with wheat. Suddenly, about the time that they started putting bromine in the flour, celian disease reared it's ugly head. So is it the gluten in the wheat? Is it the wheat breeding that has put more gluten in the wheat (rathar than the regular amount that was in there in the 1800's) or the bromide added?

    No doubt there are some who are allergic to gluten. But bromine is a poison related to chlorine and flourine that mades up the flouride toothpaste. There are some bromine free flours, King Arthur flour is one, but it doesn't make delicious cookies and they don't bake correctly. Bromine and it's cousin bromide are dough enhancers and make for quick baking breads and pasteries that we have grown accustomed to.

    The friend I am helping has had to cut out all gluten free mixes as what they replace the gluten with is even worse.
    Go back to nature. Eat real meat, real lettuce (romaine only) real fresh fruit. Yeah, it's a real change. Feel free to PM me.

    Marcia

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