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   Posted 12/20/2007 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   
does anyone have any info on Gluten free and casien free diets?

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   Posted 12/20/2007 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Just my experience with it, been doing it since 2005. Casein free is a lot harder for me than gluten free. I'm also egg free and corn syrup free, although I admit I cheat a little on that one.

I only use Rice Drink. I get the enriched one that has calcium in it. I use Earth Balance for a margarine substitute. I do use some dairy products, just not cow's milk. For example, water buffalo yogurt is very good. I try to get it on sale because it is expensive.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft

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   Posted 12/20/2007 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
for gluten free check out the specific carbohydrate diet. aka breaking the vicious cycle. this diet has a HUGE on-line resource. you can basically do it without buying the book, but it is cheap and is a nice reference to have.

i dont know about any casein free diet. that is the major protein in milk. so if you cant do casein, basically you cant do any real dairy products. bummer.
Crazy Harry

Crohn's since 1993 (17 yrs old then)
surgery in July '05 - removal of 2 inches at ileum and 8 inches of sigmoid colon (had fistula into bladder)
Nov '05 developed colonic inertia; July '06 told i needed ostomy surgery
began maker's diet in August '06 - now feeling the best ever with no symptoms of colonic inertia and i kept my colon
med free as of 10/31/07

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