323.gluten free Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 16

Re sticking to gluten free diet: from olivia on 2009-04-18

My daughter had a bad case of gastro-enteritis some years ago,which left her with a 'leaky gut' and was advised, when eating afterwards to eat easily digested food, so she had pasta. Now, any food containing gluten causes bad reactions, bad stomach cramps,vomiting, diahoreah (I can't spell that!) and feeling rotten for days afterwards. If she avoids it she is fine, but sometimes if she wants to indulge (in profiteroles for example), she takes Buscopan first to help negate the reaction

Re sticking to gluten free diet: from Peter on 2009-04-19

Your daughter seems to be developing a very strong adverse reaction to gluten. Unfortunately the Buscopan may be simply masking the symptoms, and not protecting her from damage.
There is quite a serious risk of developing anaphalactic shock reaction to the food if she persists.
Your daughter should stick to a gluten-free diet.
Advice I have seen for leaky gut syndrome is to avoid all highly refined flour and food. Eat fresh meat, fish fruit and vegetables, eggs,
potato but not potato flour
rice but not rice flour, and brown rice rather than white rice.
The intention of this is to force the food to be properly digested and absorbed slowly, rather than undigested particles being able to be taken up by the gut wall.

Cornflour doesn't seem to cause the same problems as other flours as it forms a jelly with water much more easily and can be used to make sauces and thickeners

gluten free bread using breadmaker: from patricia braithwaite on 2009-05-23

Has anybody made a gf loaf using the Glutafin gf multipurpose white mix because mine does not seen to have risen I followed the instructions one by one sent by glutafin but still not a success. Thanks


Gluten free and mirganes: from Caroline on 2009-06-04

hi, hope all is well i'm new to this fourm and it looks really good, can eating gluten make people ahve mirgains i suffed from mirganes sence i was 15, and there got worse over the last 2-3 years last months evern worse i having mirganes once a month and it dont go for days and make me really ill, so can gluten free our mirgains?

what do you all think?

thanks caroline

Gluten free and mirganes: from Peter on 2009-06-04

Migraines can be caused by gluten in the diet.
I won't do any harm to follow a gluten-free diet for three months to see if your migraine symptoms change. Note that a completely gluten-free diet is essential to see if this is the cause. half measures won't do

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from jess on 2009-07-20

Maria (my daughters name),

I also have wheat/gluten intolerances. I use to have serious problems during PMS. I would have a lot of pain near my gallbladderstomach area.€ Now, I don't have that problem anymore, when I stopped eating wheat. Tried to link wheat intolerances to female problems but I didn't see anything that linked

Re: gluten free chappatti flour: from shabana on 2009-08-09


My mother in law has just been told that she has coeliac disease - she cant tolerate gluten & wheat - she is trying to get used to it, but misses her chapatis obviously. The note above gave me some indictaion on how to make chapatis from buckwheat - but im still not sure. Is buckwheat still wheat though? And how can she make chapati's with this

Re: gluten free chappatti flour: from Peter on 2009-08-16

Buckwheat is the see of a rhubarb like plant. Nothing to do with wheat

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from vicky on 2009-08-19

Schnitzer Brau is a new gluten free beer, brewed in the black forest in Germany and it tastes great, it is organic and made from millet malt. To order some, e-mail vicky -at- naturesmaid.com

GLUTEN FREE OATMEAL: from Claire on 2009-08-21

My friend is Coeliac and iv been looking for oatmeal for ages for friend but was wondering if u kno where i can find Bounty chocolate bars for coeliac that dotn have soya in also?? Please