Celiac and Parkinson's food options

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   Posted 7/22/2014 7:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there. I need some help finding a cheese that is gluten-free, wheat and barley free, and protein free (or very minimal protein). My grandmother has both Celiac disease as well as Parkinson's disease. She is taking a medication called Prolopa for her Parkinson's symptoms. However, the Prolopa will not work if she has eaten protein within 3 hours of her taking the medication and therefore needs to time the medication quite carefully.

Since she is Celiac her choices of food are already limited, and the medication makes her appetite very small, which is making her lose weight. She will snack on cheese and crackers but cheese has protein and it interferes with her medication.

I have done a little bit of research and have found some soy based cheeses that are gluten-free (safe for Celiacs) and low in protein--such as Daiya cheeses, but I am skeptical about giving it to her without knowing what her reaction might be.

I was wondering if anyone had any advise, suggestions, or information about gluten-free/protein free foods that might help her. Have you had any experience with soy based cheeses that might help me?

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   Posted 7/28/2014 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
My DH can't have dairy, gluten or a bunch of other stuff. So he makes his own "cheese" by mixing a bunch of dairy-free butter with mashed potatoes. It won't melt when cooked, but it does taste pretty good according to him...

Other low protein gluten-free snack ideas:

Raw fruits & veggies - wash & cut them into easy-to-eat pieces and store in the refrigerator in a zip-loc or other food storage container with a sprinkle of filtered water to keep them fresh. This way, they are easy to just grab and snack on without much preparation fuss. Use within a day or two.

Gorge Delights makes all-fruit snack bars. High in fiber, so it helps to make you feel full, but does not have a lot of protein in it (all-fruit versions are 1g or less per bar). My DH loves these bars. Check them out at www.gorgedelights.com - can also get them on amazon.com (I am not affiliated with this company in any way, just a very happy customer).

List of low protein foods (scroll down past the first half of the list on the first page to get to more gluten-free options):

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Post Edited (Razzle) : 7/28/2014 12:47:05 PM (GMT-6)

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