402.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 36

gluten free batter: from Kate on 2007-04-25

I use soda water instead of the beer.


Re: Does anyone know of UK Gluten intolerance testing: from Kate on 2007-04-25

I just want to say I feel for you. I was diagnosed with coeliac only last November after having been really ill for 5 years. Two consultant doctors had told me that I had IBS, I had had blood tests done for coeliac, but these had come back negative. I changed to another doctor in the practice and as she had a friend who suffers from coeliac she was much more aware of the disease and I was sent for an endoscopy and had biopsies taken which showed that I was suffering from coeliac.

I agree that I too was treated very well once a diagnosis was made. The funny thing was though after the endoscopy at the hospital they wanted me to eat something before discharging me, and all they had to give me was a sandwich. (The doctor could see immediately that I had coeliac although biopsies were taken and confirmed the diagnosis.)

Re: gluten and clinical depression: from Kate on 2007-04-25

I always felt that I had withdrawel symptoms when I first stopped eating gluten, but no one would believe me. Thank you for mentioning this.


Re: UK Gluten Free Beer: from Ben Cowell on 2007-04-26


At the very last moment after 6 months (and three years of planning) our brewing partners who have been finding reasons for not signing their side of the contract have after providing many reasons, replied with the following:

‘(we) don't have capability for commercial production of Gluten Free Beer’

So there you have it! It will now not hit the shelves this summer and I'm gutted, but we are in discussions with other brewers and we will launch as soon as we can, I promise you. I'll update all those people who have signed up from our site. I'm sorry to disappoint you, but it was 'out of our hands', that decision!


Ben Cowell

gluten free batter: from Annie Davis on 2007-04-27

Please help me with this batter ,I have been making this batter for many years but now as I must have gluten free I just can not get it right. Please Help !!!

kind regards


Wheat, gluten, dairy free bread machine receipes: from valerie on 2007-04-30

I am in need of wheat, gluten, and dairy free bread receipes. Receipes period without these ingredients. I can have rice, oat, rye , spelt and soy flours, buckwheat, amaranth, kamut, millet and rice milk. Any receipes would be greatly appreciated..

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from michelle edwards on 2007-04-30

I,m looking for some help! Last year I had a private intolerance test done as a result of this I was told that I had a wheat and and dairy intolerance as well as others but wheat and dairy were the highest. How can I get my gp to acknowledge it and get blood tests done to prove it?

Re: Wheatfree = Gluten Free: from Peter on 2007-04-30

This depends a lot on the laboratory that did the tests, and how they were done.

If you went privately to a doctor who carried out the accepted tests and these were positive, then your GP would accept the results.
If your doctor is saying that the tests were not an accepted method, or it was not a reputable laboratory, then you would need to ask your doctor for the correct tests to be done.

If you are already on a gluten-free diet then the existing tests wont' work. You would need to go back to eating gluten in your diet for several months before the tests would be conclusive.

It is always best to get tests done with your GPs supervision before you start a gluten-free diet.

The blood tests cannot prove many borderline cases. They are subject to interpretation. Your doctor would need to assess the situation on the basis of your overall health, and any changes to your health with changes to your diet.

epilepsy, seizures and gluten: from JACKIE on 2007-05-01

I have taken good courage from your stories. Our son, now 4yrs old was diagnosed with Idiopathic Generalised seizures from 4 months old. He is currently receiving medical theraphy. His is reasonably controlled with seizures every 3 to 4 months. We are overly concerned as all the side effects of the medication is resulting in developmental and speech delay. Last Saturday night he had status epileptus and was admited to hospital overnight. Our Dr is now suggesting a rescue plan to include Clobazan every 3 to 4 months in line with his seizure free pattern to managed the build up of activities in the brain which causes the grand mal attacks. We are not happy with this suggestion and always keen to take onboard non medical alternative to his condition. I'm now going to consider this gluten-free alternative. Our Dr is dismissing his condition has any metabolic connection. As the last few episodes he had eaten alot of cheese and croissant during the day, I'm beginning to believe that the gluten-free diet is a key consideration in managing his condition going forward.

I would love to give you an update, but any suggestions or commets in the meantime, please let me know.

Re: gluten and clinical depression: from caroline thompson on 2007-05-01

i feel like I am going mad! but i feel reassured at reading that we are not alone in this situation. my son now 5 was diagnosed with coeliacs 3 years ago he was so ill that his liver stopped working , he has recovered with just having a gluten free diet. my family , friends and i all see a pattern, which the doctors do not seem to believe. my sons behaviour and mood is effected badly if he accidently has gluten. his normal 5 year old tantrums are magnified and when he is upset he is unconsolable, then we have 'hyper' child. i have 2 other children so i have had to deal with all sorts of behaviour and know this is not right. Are there any other sufferers who feel like this? his school accidently gave him some chocolate cake a week ago and he has just gone back to school today after having a week of diaorrhea. he was an hour late because he got upset about a trivial thing and was unconsolable. I am alone in this or are their other people who have these problems?