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paindrain
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   Posted 11/13/2008 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Some folks have recommended a gluten free diet. Has anyone tried that or is anyone using it currently? What are some foods you eat to replace the gluten products you used to have in your diet? What are side effects--good and bad?

Peety
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   Posted 11/13/2008 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
No side effects here, only great relief because I am gluten intolerant.
Health food grocers have good variety, if you look for it. Pasta and cereals can be made with corn or rice, tastes the same just pricier. Thai food, sushi (no soy sauce) are favorites. Mexican with corn tortillas. Otherwise , simple meals vs. casseroles.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, then Forte pills. 
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.
 
 


Terps19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:01 PM (GMT -6)   
The only side effect I got was when my body was ridding itself of gluten. You will kinda go thru a carb withdrawal but should be over in a week.

I dont really like many of the processed gluten free foods. The homemade is always the best. Tell me what kind of foods your like and I can send you some receipes to try. Search for posts under my username and I explain my diet in detail and give updates throughout the first two years on the diet (the updates kept getting further apart because I felt better.

Gluten free soy sauce is made by La Choy.

I buy the rice pasta already made and that is about it. I get rice, tapioca, and corn flours to make cakes, cookies, breads, nuffins and rolls. The Rolls that my wife makes are incredible for gluten free. I actually eat lunch meat and it tastes like a sandwhich.

Poplular health food stores: Whole Foods and trader Joes.
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


princesa
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   Posted 11/13/2008 12:57 PM (GMT -6)   
I also avoid or greatly reduce gluten in my diet. There's no downside to it other than having to give up some of the foods you crave.
 
There are alot of gluten-free alternatives on the market today, but I find I feel better when I eat naturally gluten-free, limiting myself to foods like lean meats, eggs, veggies, fruits - rather than eating alot of processed GF replacements.
 
Check out www.celiac.com to learn more.


Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999.
 
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine.
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps. George's aloe vera juice. Oregano oil antibiotic, antiviral, antifungal. Long-term remission with only minor blips.
 
 


paindrain
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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:00 PM (GMT -6)   
gluten free soy sauce? i thought soy was ok even if you arent eating gluten?

Terps19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
princesa said...
I also avoid or greatly reduce gluten in my diet. There's no downside to it other than having to give up some of the foods you crave.
 
There are alot of gluten-free alternatives on the market today, but I find I feel better when I eat naturally gluten-free, limiting myself to foods like lean meats, eggs, veggies, fruits - rather than eating alot of processed GF replacements.
 
Check out www.celiac.com to learn more.

Yup the less processed the foods you eat the better.  Homemade cookies with rice or bean flour is good.  You can make whatever you want gluten free as long as you have the ingredients.  But again this is the way I achieve remission- others might be different. 
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 


Terps19
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   Posted 11/13/2008 1:59 PM (GMT -6)   
paindrain said...
gluten free soy sauce? i thought soy was ok even if you arent eating gluten?
A lot of the time they use wheat in the soy sauce!  Crazy huh... Most tamarai sauce is GF but there is a ton of soy sauce that is not gluten free.  PF Changs uses two different soy sauces one that has gluten in it and the other doesnt. 
March 2005 Dx'd with Ulcerative colitis
Took: asacol, colazal, rowasa, entocort, VSL probiotic
2.14.06 Test results positive for gluten and dairy sensativity! (enterolab)
July 2006 normal c scope and biopsies
Taking: Wellbutrin 150 mg Ativan .5 mg as needed
Officially married!
Gluten Free Dairy free since May 20, 2006 and feeling great 

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