181.Consider yourself lucky.... Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

Re Consider yourself lucky: from shirley on 2006-06-11

i am wondering if you can help me with a recipe for ginger biscuits hope you can help

Re Consider yourself lucky: from Robynne on 2006-09-03

What carbohydrate foods could safely be included in the staple diet of someone who suffers from coeliac desease?

Re Consider yourself lucky: from Peter on 2006-09-03

See the list at https://www.peter-thomson.com/messageboard/coeliac-celiac/what_you_can_eat.htm

Re Consider yourself lucky: from dawn grant on 2006-09-04

hi i was diagnosed with celiac disease when i was 4 im now 31 when i was little i managed to stick to the diet no problems it was only when i got to the age of 18 i took myself off it ive been trying for so many years to get bk on it but still havent managed it i would like to get bk on it as im having alot of problems now im getting older like most of the symptoms like tiredness/dizzyness/loss of weight and other thing i think these are all related i also have a little girl and boy who are suffering at the moment with having these symptoms i just wondered if someone could give me some advise on how to get bk on it and stick to it hopefully thanx dawn

Re: Consider yourself lucky: from susan boland on 2007-03-28

dear laura my granddaughter is four months old her mother is coeliac but her father is not we were told by the doctors that she has a fifty,fifty chance of being coeliac,we decided that when it became time to spoon feed her it would be a gluten free. The problem is we could not find anything in the breakfast range let me be more specific there are no cereals that are gluten free there is just fruit and the choice is very limited for babies from four to six months. hope this helps

Re: Consider yourself lucky: from Kate on 2007-04-24

Hi there, Good luck with your GCSE.

I was diagnosed in November 2006 with coeliac disease, having been really quite ill for over 5 years.

I do not find it difficult sticking to a gluten free diet when I am at home. I would never eat anything containing gluten knowingly because I know full well how ill I can get, and how very, very tired I used to be. I have always been a keen cook and have always made all food that my family and I eat from scratch using the best ingredients I can get. So in a sense I am ahead of the game because I know how food is made and know where there can be gluten lurking, i.e. in soy sauce, mayonnaise, some chocolates etc. and know to be aware of food containing these ingredients. My family are happy to eat gluten free food as well if I for instance decide to bake a cake, I will use gluten free flour.

However, it is difficult sticking to a gluten free diet when eating out, you are at the mercy of the chef and hotel staff. They may not know that there can be gluten in chocolate and soy etc and will tell you that the food is OK to eat, when it actually is not. They may not be terribly bothered either. I was in Japan recently and felt really well there. The Japanese diet of rice and fish and seaweeds suited me very well, and they were very good at telling me if anything contained soy sauce or other gluten contaminated food items. (You can get gluten free soy sauce, but they do not usually use that in restaurants). (The restaurants knew in advance that I was coming, this helps, it is never a good idea just to turn up somewhere).

I was in London last weekend and was very ill while being there, not quite sure what I had eaten, I did drink one can of Coke, and I had an email sent to me this week to say that one should be aware of any caramel coloured foods as they can contain gluten.

What worries me is not just the upsets I get when eating gluten, but the damage it does to the intestines, and as a consequence thereof the poor absorption of nutrients from the food eaten and the increased risk of cancer of the intestines etc.

There is not really anyhting I cannot have to eat, there is gluten free pasta, cakes, bread and there is a lot of really nice food which is safe to eat. I love a good healthy salad for lunch and I am very fond of rice and potatoes. So really I am very happy being on the gluten free diet as it certainly has improved my health. I am hoping I will be able to tolerate oats. I will be allowed to try oats after 6 months on the gluten free diet.

Hope this helps. Will be happy to answer more questions.


Re: Consider yourself lucky: from Margaret Heeps on 2007-05-14

Hi Laura, you have probably sat and passed your exams by now, but thought I would reply anyway. I was diagnosed with ceoliace disease a couple of years ago and find it so frustrating.

You can't just go for something to eat as most places don't cater but things are getting better more foods are available, although the bread is a bit iffy still, and things are so expensive £2.79 for 4 pitta breads for example. (If it were n't for the things on prescription it would be too expensive to eat properly) Fortunately I can bake, and make all my breads, cakes and most of my biccys myself, I can now produce a good 3 course meal completely Gluten/wheat free not even my hubby and kids object to eating,. would like to cook for other Ceoliacs or provide a baking service. It would be good if we could get an allowance to help with our diets or make the products tax free or something. Maybe speak to local governments and get someone behind us.

I really crave a bit fat bacon roll, or fruit dumpling/black pudding/with my fry up or a hot dog with onions ooooh there are so many things that I did not appreciate before.

Thanks and Good Luck Mags

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