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    Any glueten free members here??

    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

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    Not a gluten free member.. but I do have a friend that has to stick to the diet. I was very surprised on sauces that you have to be careful with. My husband is making ribs for them when they come to visit and we have to buy special sauce for her portion. Also spices have gluten in them. Oh and spaghetti sauce also. On the other hand, it is a lot more common to see gluten free stuff. Wish you the best of luck. we thought our daughter was going to have to go on this also. I hope it works out and that she gets to feeling better.

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    I'm not a GF person either, though have many friends who are.

    What I have learned from them is that the important thing is to READ ... and READ again.
    And to know what words to look for on the labels.

    Another thing to consider ... eating out!
    Some of the worse times my friends have had are when they eat out at a restaurant and foods which should be GF are cross contaminated.

    Your Dr. should be able to refer you to a dietitian who is knowledgable in this area to help you learn and understand what you are facing.

    Additionally, look for credible sites on the web ... again, I caution you ... credible!
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    I'm going mostly gluten free to help my arthritis pain. I don't have to get rid of all of the gluten (and I love bread too much to give it up all together, lol), but it's worth it to avoid all those pain medications. There are a lot of foods out there labeled as gluten free. Even some Hamburger Helpers. Check the nutritional facts panel of foods and toward the bottom it normally states Gluten-Free. Also, Wegman's has a huge GF section because Danny Wegman's daughter has Celiac's Disease and needs a GF diet. Certain foods you can only buy specific brands to be GF. I know that Sprite is GF (at least it was the last time I checked) but other brands weren't. Also, anything that is wheat based (flour, dough, breads, and so on) are all gluten based so avoid those. There are some cereals (like CHEX) that is GF, though. Our neighbor's have 3 daughters with Celiac's Disease so we've been aware of the GF diet for a while, but only recently have I started adding it to my diet.
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    I am gluten free because of Celiacs disease.
    Udi's gluten free bread is better than regular bread!
    once you go gluten free you will feel so much better. Meds ask your pharmacist to check and see if your meds are gluten free.
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    Here's a website that lists things to watch out for: http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1...nts/Page1.html

    There's lots of other info on that site too. Google gluten free recipes and you'll find lots of those as well.

    I'm pretty much gluten free not because I've been diagnosed with anything, but because I tried it and found I feel better when I'm not eating a lot of wheat/gluten products.

    Check your local grocery store, (or health food store if you have one) - a lot of them have gluten free sections now. Betty Crocker makes a gluten-free brownie mix that tastes great, Udi's bread and bagels are good, I've found a GF prepared pizza crust (can't remember the name but comes in a yellow box) that works good for making your own pizza. When in doubt, stick to foods that are unprocessed as possible - raw fruits & veggies or ones you cook yourself, plain (un-marinated or un-seasoned) meats, alternative grains like rice and quinoa.

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    Our 4 year old Great Granddaughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and a few weeks later was diagnosed with celiac diease.
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    I have been gluten free due to celiac disease for more than 11 years. If this is suspected to be the cause of your daughter's medical problem, it is important NOT to start a gluten free diet without being evaluated by a gastro specialist. Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley and most oats. There are gluten free oats available, the issue with oats is cross contamination as they are usually processed on the same equipment as wheat. Many, many processed foods contain wheat. I will be glad to help you - feel free to PM me.

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    My husband and a granddaughter have Celiac disease so I prepare a GF diet for them. Buy GF bread if you can and if they will eat it. My husband only likes homemade GF bread but my granddaughter likes commercial GF bread. Bisquick has a GF mix that is very easy to use for lots of things including using it for just plain flour to make fried chicken, gravy, chicken fried steak, etc. beside the recipes on the box. Betty Crocker has a few GF dessert mixes. READ EVERY label on every can. 3 Minute Oatmeal is the only GF oatmeal that I know of. Quaker Oatmeal isn't GF.
    When you get the ingredients in your kitchen, cooking GF isn't difficult. Just educate yourself as to what contains gluten and what doesn't - such as malt. Good luck. It seems daunting at first, but the normal health that usually follows a GF diet makes it worth while. Eating out is usually limited to simple vegetables, grilled meats, and salads.

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    Thanks everyone..

    I went thru our pantry and it is now bare !!!! Ive been calling 800#'s to confirm and WOW lets just say there is ALOT of gluten items out there.. Most if not all are processed foods.. WOW is all i have to say.. I called about JELLO..Nope, not GF.. Surprising to say the least.. Same with kraft- they make no guarantees they said on all the items i questioned..

    We see the GI doctor in a week or so and going GF whether she needs to or not sounds like a good idea anyway for better health...


    Again, if there are any GF brands you know of please feel free to share- im making a list to keep with me when i shop..

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