397.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 31

gluten free batter: from james on 2007-01-14

how do you make gluten free batter for fish and chips as i usually use beer but thats obviously not gluten free!!

epilepsy, seizures and gluten: from judy on 2007-01-22

WOW !! what a great site someplace that really covers everything celiac! I too was having some kind of seizures and a very irrating shaking hand.I was told my one dr I had a seizure while i was having a eeg .I did not even know.This did help with a few other things to point a great dr to know what to look for and found my celiac.I just found out in july and I have stopped the shaking and passing out for over 2 months since i have been on my diet. my family is so happy .I still have some trouble saying what i am thinking and saying words wrong and I a few other things but we are still trying to put everything in the right colum so to speak I also have sleep apnea and surgery induced medipause,( which had complications}.So it has been a little hard to point to something and say this from my celiac only but I hope to keep getting better very fast and I know now after over 15 years of trying to kind out whats wrong with me.

epilepsy, seizures and gluten: from judy on 2007-01-22

WOW !! what a great site someplace that really covers everything celiac! I too was having some kind of seizures and a very irrating shaking hand.I was told my one dr I had a seizure while i was having a eeg .I did not even know.This did help with a few other things to point a great dr to know what to look for and found my celiac.I just found out in july and I have stopped the shaking and passing out for over 2 months since i have been on my diet. my family is so happy .I still have some trouble saying what i am thinking and saying words wrong and I a few other things but we are still trying to put everything in the right colum so to speak I also have sleep apnea and surgery induced medipause,( which had complications}.So it has been a little hard to point to something and say this from my celiac only but I hope to keep getting better very fast and I know now after over 15 years of trying to kind out whats wrong with me.

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from Peter on 2007-01-25

Ben sent me a sample of his Gluten-free Pilsner Beer.
I thought that we would test it at our club party with regular beer drinkers who consider themselves to be a good judge of a pint. They were told that it was a bottled pilsner beer, but no more about it.

The verdict was extremely favourable, with the majority considering it to have an excellent flavour.

The testers didn't know it was a GF beer, so this is definitely not a second rate substitute. It is a good beer in its own right.

Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from mrs keelie dale on 2007-02-06

what supermakets can i buy gf alcoholic drinks from e.g. larger,alcoh pops thanks

Re: Gluten sensitivity without celiacs disease: from Fara on 2007-02-08

Please tell me which test you did to verify gluten sensitivity. I was tested two years ago for celiacs and my blood test came back negative. The doctors never ran any other tests. I have been on a gluten free diet ever since and have responded positively. Do you know if the gluten sensitivity test would be accurate for an individual who has been gluten free for so long?

Re: Gluten sensitivity without celiacs disease: from Peter on 2007-02-08

I don't know of any gluten sensitivity tests which can give accurate and repeatable results for a person who is established on a gluten-free diet.

However the ultimate test is how you respond to a gluten-free diet. If this diet provides a good positive response, then you are best to stick to it whatever labels might be given to test results.

Gluten: from John on 2007-02-19

is gluton a naturaly accuring substance in corn,wheat etc, or has it been genetically modified over the years to make bread more palitable to the public ( life,and consistent to the public ) . the bread in spain italy etc is very hard etc, and only lasts hours, instead of days .

Gluten: from Peter on 2007-02-19

Gluten is a natural part of wheat, barley, rye.
But selective breeding of wheat by farmers over many generations has increased the gluten levels as this is what makes good bread.

Bread manufacturing in the UK includes other ingredients to increase the shelf life and keep the bread soft. Home made bread without these ingredients will go hard as quickly as the Spanish bread.

4 month old baby and gluten: from kathryn on 2007-02-20

I have just started to wean my 4 month old dd. She has had poor skin from birth and now has eczema on her cheeks and forehead. I gave her some infant porridge the other day and a few hours later she developed a rash around her mouth and chin where the porridge had been in contact. I noticed that the packet said it contained gluten and cows milk. Is this an allergy or intolerance? How should I investigate this further?