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Thread: Any glueten free members here??

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    Just started the gluten free diet for my DH a few weeks ago &, WOW, what a difference it has made in him. There is a lot of gluten free stuff out there, but very costly. You will also have to worry about cross contamination. Like butter , mayo, stuff like that can't be used for both diets. A good site to go to for info & sign up for weekly free recipes is http://www.livingwithout.com This site really helped me to convert over. You will have to watch for warnings on labels of things that have no gluten in them, but are processed in a wear house that also process wheat, barley & rye. Those items will be cross contaminated so stay away from them too. The main thing to remember is to read everything. It is a shock to switch over to start with, but really does get easier. Another no no is caramel. I made it easier on my self by getting rid of everything in the house that would cross contaminate his food. With it only being just him & myself, it was easy to do, but with a family may be harder.

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    I have also tried to go gluten free . It seems after my surgery I developed all kinds of "allergies" . I cannot have anything with soy in it. No wheat, which is hard for me because if someone asked if I wanted a piece of bread or a brownie it would have been the bread every time. Not regular white bread but rye, french, italian, irish soda bread etc. Always made my own white bread and I just loved it. But most of the gluten free stuff I have tried tastes awful to me. I got the Rice Krispies gluten free and to me it tastes like styrofoam. The only way I can get it down is to put cinnamon sugar on it. And I have been trying to cut back on sugar too. .. I cannot stand the tastes of the flavored milks .. I do not want vanilla on my cereal I want milk. lol Also being on a really tight budget and being alone the special stuff is expensive and I don't like cooking just for me since I end up throwing a lot of food away. If I don't eat it constantly until its gone,i get tired of eating the same thing, there is no where here to really store it. I have taken to just doing the best I can eating a lot of soups and tuna fish and salads. Most recipes and shopping are for more than one person . or they figure you have a freezer.

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    I use products from Bob's Red Mill www.bobsredmill.com I don't work for them but use their gluten free products.
    The cookbook I use is "The Gluten-Free Gourmet, Living Well Without Wheat" by Betty Hagman
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    What you need to keep in mind is that foods cannot be called GF, unless they meet the GF standards. A food such as Jello, is GF in its own sense ... however, unless they can guarantee that it is manufactured in a plant where all is GF, then they can't make that declaration for safety's sake.

    Likewise for products stating they are nut-free. They may be ... but if there's a nut anywhere within the facility, then they can't make the guarantee, and you'll often stated on the packaging that they are not making that claim.

    We have an ice cream company here that has some ice cream that is GF, nut free etc. and some that is not. And people wonder why some are? and some are not? Simple enough ... two plants where one is kept "clean" and thus the labelling ... and the other infiltrators are kept to the other plant.
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    Gluten free here; Celiac and have the genes to prove it. It can be hard at first, but the benefits far outweigh the complexity. Many foods never did contain gluten. Fresh fruits, veggies, meats are the basis for most of our diets. Stay away from sauces, prepared foods, unpronounceable ingredients (aka science projects). Buy Jovial pasta, lentil crackers, udi's bread/rolls/granola, one of the several Chex gf cereals, and check out the Bready bread maker. ( www.mybready.com )

    fast food is hard... Wendy's chili is fairly safe. Dominoes has a new gf pizza, and ask for the gf menu in restaurants, or failing that, get a large salad and a grilled chicken breast. Be sure to ask that no seasonings be put on your chicken. Marinades and seasonings are big sources of hidden gluten. You can add salt and pepper at the table, and if u aren't sure of the dressings, go for oil and vinegar or lemon wedges. Don't allow this to wreck your life. It's a situation u can live with.

    PF Chang's has a great gf menu.

    Feel free to email me if you need to talk... I get it!

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    Keeping a Gf kitchen is not hard once you are used to it. Cooking for one person who is GF free and one who is not GF is not hard either. I make my husband's GF bread because he hasn't found a commercial bread he will eat. He has his own toaster. I buy my own white wheat bread and toast it in my toaster. No problem. Because you need to go GF free you don't HAVE to do anything else unless you choose to or a doctor tells you to. We eat meat, eggs, canned vegies, frozen vegies, once in a while a fresh vegie, eat out when we want to. Mexican food is usually pretty safe to eat out. Grilled anything. Chili's has a great GF menu. This is a different and more expensive diet, but not terribly hard.

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    My daughter has been for 4 years and it has made a world of difference for her.She got mold and mildew poison at college,this has become a way of life for her.Angies gluton free is a great web site.Any of the products from Pamelas are great.Glutino products are good, have yet to be able to make good homemade bread.I did not realize what all has gluton in it.I was the first to go to our local Ingles market and talk with the manager about carrying gluton free products. I have spent hours in the store and read many labels.The manager will assist you in finding their products. Now we have a bigger selection of items. I also do all of my own vegiges,We raise a beef ,kill wild deer and turkey, I will not tell you it is easy at first but it will become second nature to you ,also suggest to her that she go with you and learn this together, I do not know how old she is but if this a way of life she will need to learn for her self at a young age.Going out to eat has been the biggest problem for her, being 21 and having friends that want to go out is hard untill your habits and knowledge has set.Good luck and I pray the diet will solve you daughters health issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvTooQuilt View Post
    My daughters doctor suggested we all go GLUTEN free for a month and see if her tummy troubles mend themselves.. Ive been concerned with the 'medicine' we have been trying and how much of it we have to give her. So another doctor suggested we try for a month -gluten free foods-and see if we notice any difference..

    Im looking for moral 'support' to help us on our journey to better health and a GLUTEN free diet ...

    Any gluten free member out there that can assist on helping figure out labels that dont state gluten free ? and compile foods that are..

    thanks for reading... I look forward to hearing from fellow gluten free members

    ~Luv
    My DD had the blood test they can do now and she was alergic to 12 things, mainly gluten. she uses alot of corn tortillias for sandwiches and can eat out at a chinese restaurant and orders rice noodles, almond milk is not too bad, check the specialty shelves in grocery stores. check on line...shes gets alot there too. Good luck
    Retired and living in NE Michigan

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    My daughter has celiac.
    Think about it. It was unknown until Monsanto and others started genetic experiments with our seeds.
    There are so many people now that even Walmart has lots of gluten free products.

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    [QUOTE=Rose Marie;5563562]My daughter has celiac.
    Think about it. It was unknown until Monsanto and others started genetic experiments with our seeds.
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    My husband has the gene for celiac disease. It activated just 3 years ago. His cousin has Crohn's Disease. Both are autoimmune diseases that have inherited tendencies. He is 73 and is too old for Monsanto to have caused the DNA gene pattern he was born with.

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