395.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 27

Re What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Celia Hunt on 2006-08-09

I used to purchase potassium baking powder from a mail order company. I can't tolerate bicarbonate of soda and found the potassium one very good. But they've discontinued it and won't say why. Do you know if there have been any problems with potassium baking powder and whether it's now not advisable to eat it? If not, do you know a supplier I can contact?

Many thanks.

Re What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Peter on 2006-08-09

Potassium bicarbonate is a recognised raising agent with no known side effects when used correctly.
However if you use too much of it then you can raise your potassium levels too high and it should not be used if you are taking any drugs used to supplement potassium levels. High blood potassium levels can cause serious side effects.

Make sure that you purchase food grade potassium bicarbonate and not chemicals sold for farm or garden use.

Re UK Gluten Free Beer: from john on 2006-08-12

does anyone know of retailers who stock gf beer in inner London? thanks

Re What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from pip on 2006-08-28

my 12 year old son was diagnosed with diabetes last september & coeliacs disease just recently. he is coping really well with the new diet but i worry that i might unknowingly give him something that he shouldn't have ( even though i am really careful). He never had any symptoms so how would i know?

Re What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Peter on 2006-08-28


You have to learn when gluten is likely to get into foods, and avoid the maufactured foods that are the risk. Your son has also to take charge, and get into the habit of thinking about what is in food. That way he is more likely to stick to the diet when he is on his own.
As long as you check ingredients lists, and don't knowingly give him the wrong foods, then that is the best you can do. Don't get over anxious- mistakes will happen from time to time.

If you avoid manufactured foods and stick to fresh foods meat, fish, fruit and plenty of vegetables, rice, potato, then that will help with the diabetes as well

Re Gluten-Free oat products: from Beth Armour on 2006-09-04

Hi Susan

We have tow stores in Ottawa that carry our pure oats, not allowed to call them gluten-free in Canada
Rainbow Natural Foods
Britannia Plaza
1487 Richmond at Carling
Natural Food Pantry
Billings Bridge Plaza
2277 Riverside Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
both have recenlty ordered a large order.
If you need any more information let me know.


Re Gluten and sugar free baking: from Teresa on 2006-09-06

Can you use gluten free rice flour for cooking in the no flour no sugar diet? Also
I can not find a list of the things you can eat or can not eat on this diet. I understand the no sugar. But I was under the impression as long as there was no gluten in the flour and no yeast, it would be o.k. Please be more specific. Teresa

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from nanette proctor on 2006-09-10

My grandmother had problems with gluten,among others and before she died she called to tell me she was worried about me heading that way too.
I was born with bad allergies to Milk and soy the only thing that saved me was a goat
I grow-up thin, and in my 30's had a flue shot my doctor thought killed me.
sence then I can't eat gluten, milk, soy, eggs, peanut butter or almonds.
I have a big scottish, Irish, english and yidish back ground which I hear is a bad thing.
When I cheat even a little I break out in hives get scabs in my noise and my sinsis and ears balge, and my head and neck hurt.
infact tell my sister Michelle figured out my problem right away she lived with my Grandmother They had me on medication for 8 months staight for ear infection which cleared after just 2 or 3 days of no gluten.
I am in need of finding a healthy diet that will leave all these allergies out.
where can i get one? I find when their bad I just can't seem to cope. I don't need mental help just good guidence on a diet. I have 6 beautiful kids and I really want to do whats best to stay around. What Diet am I looking for or should I ask my doctor for. Mental and physically this is taking a total on me. thanks nan

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from l on 2006-09-13

I have have UC for ten years now and I have not taken any medician for 7 years.
I have not eaten wheat for 7 years but if I do, by accident, I take a homeopathy remedy arsenicium (30). This relieves the pain within 30mins. I have not found a cure yet as I still get symptons but no pain. The pain is only caused when I eat wheat. I experiment all the time and now I am going back to my homeopathy lady to see what she can suggest. I have flare ups with no pain when I am stresses and I know I have to change my diet yet again. It is very hard but now I have stopped eating dairy especially cheese and cream, caffeine, sugar, soft drinks, red meat, brocoli, soya, tomatoes, onions. I basically only drink water, eat an egg for breakfast, jacket potato for lunch and a meal at tea time plus the odd mars bar. It is too boring and I like going to the homeopathist for suggestions.

Re Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Tony Mazz on 2006-09-20

I just came back from a colonoscopy - the specialist recommend I take the following pills - Asacol in fact 4 pills x 3 times a day, a total of 12 pills a day.

Sound extreme in all these pass years since I had ulcer colitis I only took salfalk when require.

Can anybody expand on what affects these pills may have on a person. Does it seem a bit extreme?


Tony Mazz