359.Gluten intolerance Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 4

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from nimmala on 2005-04-10

Have you tried white maize meal? You make a porridge out of it (which takes longer to cook than oats) but it is a good source of soluble fibre, which is helpful for both diarrhoea or constipation. We can get it here in Brighton (England) without any problems but if you couldn't get it easily it comes from South Africa and can probably be ordered from any South African food website.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Rita on 2005-04-18

Oh boy do I have a story for you and hopefully this can help some people keep from going through the hell I have gone through and now something else. I suffered for years (19) with what turned into ulcertive colitis. FROM WHAT. Now because I have 3 children that are gluten intolerant, we know it was that which caused my ulcertive colitis. I have an ostomy. BUT now I am suffering from fibromyalgia. So now I can't sleep, I hurt all over and nothing seems to be helping me. BUT you can bet I will be going off of gluten to see if that helps me. And for all of you that think a diet of no gluten is bad, believe me having an ostomy for 30 year is no fun either. And also very expensive.

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from emma on 2005-05-15

hi ive just been diagnosed with intollerency to gluten and wheat and finding it extremely difficult to find a mars or snickers web page with dietery needs, according to a fellow friend with the same problem both these products are fine but im a little unsure, if anyone could help me out most appreciated. Cadbury Nutrition is a very good web and has a list of products that are free from this if any of you are interested, thanx hope to hear some feedbk em x

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from Peter on 2005-05-16

Mars - all sizes
Mars midnight
Bounty - Milk Dark
Milky Way all sizes
These are all gluten-free in the UK in 2005

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from emma on 2005-05-16

thank you for the information great help x

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from P Johnson on 2005-05-21

Please send infomation on recomended restruants that cater for people with this condition

With thanks

P Johnson

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Susannah on 2005-06-07

Hi everyong
I'm 26 years old and have had Ulcerative Colitis for 11 years. I have just recently attended a health retreat and began a gluten free diet.

I am noticing subtle differences and am so proud of myself for these changes. I would like to have friends with the same problem as me, because it's just so hard being me right now with this ugly disease.

How are you all doing on the gluten free diet?

Speak soon, Susie Marie.

Re Gluten intolerance and Pain: from j chambers on 2005-06-15

Hi, my daughter has not had an endoscopy done, but through other eliminatory tests has been determined to be gluten/lactose intolerant. she's only 11 and has a lot of pain and bloating. That's my problem because she suffers so and I cannot help. I live in the Caribbean and there is not a lot of help here in terms of product availability. She is on a herbal aloe drink that helps a little. My question is, how long does it take for the pain to go away even when u are not ingesting wheat ?

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from P.S.D on 2005-06-20

Hello Everybody!
Im 13 Years Old and I have had ulcertive colitis, since i was 4...It has been in remishon untill now! And I have just got out of the childrens hospital..and I'm Just Wondering..What Kinda Foods Do I Eat when im still in a flare up??....Any Answers Please Reply as soon as possible Thanks.....P.S.D.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2005-06-20

The hospital dietician should advise you what to eat, and should work out a diet specificaly for you.

In general, keep to a healthy, balanced and varied diet, with meat, fish, potato, rice, fresh fruit and vegetables. Avoid any foods that are known to irritate your digestive system, and foods which are often a cause of irritation such as tea, coffee, coke, hot peppers and very spicey foods. Also avoid foods high in wheat fibre such as bran, bran flakes etc. Don't eat the same foods all the time, or every day.
It is better to eat fresh foods rather than manufactured meals which have many different ingredients.

You could keep a diary of what you are eating - which must be detailed to be of any use - and make a note of any symptoms or discomfort of any sort such as headaches, tiredness, as well as any digestive problems. Your dietician would be able to discuss this with you and check you are eating a healthy and balanced diet.
It might even identify a cause for the flare up. However for most cases of ulcerative colitis the cause is not known.