How many of you have tried a gluten free diet or all organic diet?

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susan1
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   Posted 12/22/2009 3:01 PM (GMT -6)   
How many of you have tried a gluten free diet or all organic diet?
 
I am attemping to do this, but it is very hard.
 
Thanks.
 
Susan

Willowmom
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   Posted 12/31/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -6)   
I go almost all organic. I just don't think I can swing the gluten free. I know people on that one and I'm too worried about missing a slice of pizza and then being hit by a bus tomorrow smilewinkgrin Well, you get my drift...quality of life thing. I will say I felt a lot better on a dairy free diet for a year, but finally went back to ice cream. Yogurt and particulary Kefir seem to help the digestive tract. I am seeing a naturopath in two weeks for some vitamin/mineral level blood tests and to check for an actual dairy allergy. Basically if you are eating something you have a true allergy to then it is creating inflammation. This makes for possible MS flares, digestive troubles and of course the usual sinus/allergy inflammation...but also maybe achy body inflammation?
I'll be interested to see if any on here has tried the gluten free. Try to hang in there long enough to see if it helps, but don't they say 6 months for that one?

Katie7
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   Posted 1/13/2010 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi....Yes I am on a gluten fee and casien free diet. I have celiac disease. I have to say, it is wonderful. The problems I was having went away very fast once I took gluten out of my diet. It took awhile to get the hang of it, but it's not so bad and I went to celiac meetings to learn how to prepare foods,that was an amazing help.

However, if you THINK you are gluten intolerant, dont start the diet until your tested for it. Otherwise you will get a false report. I have great book I found called GLUTEN-FREE,WHEAT FREE AND DAIRY FREE RECIPES by Grace Cheetham...love it and very easy to follow and wonderful food recipes:) Good luck! ~Kate PS...you can eat pizza, this book has great recipe for one thats terrific and MUCH better 4 you:)
Hugs~Katie

Diagnosed w/MS~2008
Diagnosed w/Celiac 2009
Casein allergy~since forever


Tertle
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   Posted 1/17/2010 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I just tested positive for celiac sprue? My pcp said its not 100% for sure yet, I have to meet with a gastro-something doc and get tested again in a little while to make sure. But I have to say, i tried some "Gluten free" bread, and it was hard as a rock, and very small. I'm not a real big fan of this if it is true that I have it, I am living alone right now and cooking meals isn't really a big thing for me. I'm hoping for the best!!
-Tertle(Andy)


nasalady
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   Posted 1/17/2010 5:12 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone....this post is for some of you (like Susan and Andy) who are struggling with the gluten free diet.

There are some really good gluten free products out there, and some really terrible ones. I know it's hard to figure out exactly how to go gluten free, but here's a great link that will be very helpful for those who have to avoid gluten....it's a primer for beginners:

glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/2006/01/morning-after-diagnosis-that-is.html

My entire family has to be gluten free, so I have to cook all of our food, but I've figured out how to make large quantities of things on weekends and freeze portions for later so I don't have to cook when I'm busy. There are so many things that are naturally gluten free: eggs, fish, poultry, meat, fresh veggies and fruits, nuts, corn products like tortillas and chips (but read labels!!), rice.....you don't need to go hungry!!

A simple meat and veggie stir-fry over rice is great, but avoid regular soy sauce because it contains wheat. You can buy a wheat-free, gluten-free soy sauce or use tamari sauce instead (a fancy version of soy sauce that's gluten free). You can have steak, baked potato, and salad (just be careful of condiments, toppings and dressings...read labels!). A Mexican meal made with corn tortillas like enchiladas or tacos can also be gluten free as long as the sauces and seasonings are gluten free.

I've been able to figure out how to make anything gluten free if I want it badly enough! :)

Good luck!
JoAnn
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