374.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 2

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-09-04

HTML>You have a difficult problem. I hope somebody who has experienced the same problem can comment.

Peter

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-09-05

One abiding memory of my time at school before my diagnosis, was returning from the summer holidays having unintentionally followed a gluten free diet.
In my first games lesson we ran a crosscountry course and I suprised everyone by coming third.
One week of eating normal food later, I did not have enough energy to complete the course.

This drastic difference may not be evident in others, but it demonstrates that
even if you feel well, you may not be as healthy as you think.

Regards

Richard

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-09-06

thanks richard for reply. i know what you mean, but trying to convince my son of that is not so easy, especially as he's at that lovely communicative, easy-going stage of development,i.e. a teenager! He says that he would rather eat normal foods than be different. i am hoping that it is just part of him being a teenager, you know, the "i must fit in stage". any way thanks again for reply.

all the best

sharon

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-09-18

I've just recently been told that I have coeliac,s after several blood tests and 2 endoscopies (first one did not confirm it, second one did apparently.)

I'm in my 40's and have no symptons other than anemia and raised platelet levels. Does this mean I have it fairly mildly?

After 6 months of being very careful can I occassioanly allow myself the odd treat like a chinese take-away

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-09-18

hello cathy,
i would suggest that if you feel ok, then the occasional 'chinese' will not hurt you. my son cheats on a regular basis! and seems to suffer no side effects. but be careful, just because you feel ok doesnt mean your not damaging your intestines.
i am no doctor but i would think that going by my sons symptoms when he was younger, before diagnosis, that you have it quite mildly. i hope i have been some help to you. good luck.
ps. i would suggest if your not already a member, you join the coeliac society.

sharon

gluten and dairy free: from on 2001-09-19

can anyone help me. i have had a gluten and dairy free diet since i was born but as i got older my mum started introducing wheat and dairy in to my diet untill i could eat most things. but recently i stopped eating wheat again because i have always had black eyes and this was the cause so now the minute i so much as look at a sandwich im running to the toilet. i'm now descovering that dairy is drying out my skin and scalp, and i think it is affecting my stomach aswell but im not sure yet. i keep finding deits that are gluten free but use alot of dairy and i just wanted to know if anyone knew of a gluten and dairy free cook book or eating plan because i think im starting to loose weight because i keep resorting to salads all the time( im only 9 stone so i dont want to loose weight).

Look forward to hearing!

Fiona

Re: gluten and dairy free: from on 2001-09-20

HTML>My sister has a gluten-free and dairy free diet.

You can make most of the cake, biscuits and bread recipes in my book - and on the web site - using olive oil as the fat in place of butter, or you can use lard.

If your energy intake is low have one meal a day with potatoes and one meal a day with rice and add 25ml of olive oil as a dressing every time. Healthy, and will give you the energy you need.

Peter

Re: gluten and dairy free: from on 2001-09-29

Hello. Finding gluten-free products seems to be a problem all over. I'm in Canada, and I haunt health food stores here. A suggestion for another food you can eat: almond flour. Actually, it's just ground almonds, and if you can't find it in a store, you can make your own (sometimes the best way, to insure there are no fillers). It makes a very nice tasting muffin or cake, and can be use in savoury heavy sauces as a thickener. It is high in protein & calcium (and sadly, fat). Use fresh not roasted nuts - roasted almonds taste quite different

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-10-02

Sharon
I was first told when i was 5 that i had to live on my diet, when i was 13 i was still on my diet, but breaking it when ever my mum and dad wasnt around, my dad could never understand why i was happy to make him a cup of tea before i went to bed, daft sod, i was nicking the biscuits... Im now 42 im still alive and kicking, sometimes i have some bad days... indians and pizzas, can't help it i love um but it aint killed me..
your boy, sometime he'll break his diet, belive me when he feels ill he will know, and of his own accord he will sudenlly be on a very strict diet, dont worry it's never killed me just made me ill and sorry for myself........I wish you all the luck in the world, its not easy but belive me when your boy eats something that he shouldnt, he'll know and wont do it again.... tell him that 37 years ago all they had was tinned bread and a sort of biscuit??? good luck.

and yes, still now i break my diet and then when i feel the effects, go on to avery strict diet again, good job i like meat fruit & veg

Re: sticking to gluten free diet: from on 2001-10-02

Iain,
Thanks for your email, it made me laugh. I take your point about Mat sticking to his diet. But us mothers are born to worry about their sons!!!!!!!! And Mat has done exactly the same to me with regard to making tea! Im glad you only cheat on occasion and hope you do well in future. Again thanks for email, it helped