412.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 42

eating gluten by accident: from Peter on 2008-01-03

People on a gluten-free diet suffer viral and bacterial stomach upsets just like anyone else. However you are more likely to suffer from the effects of excess alcohol.
You should make sure that you stick to your diet, and avoid any irritants like peppers, curry, tea, coffee and alcohol.
Make sure that you drink plenty of fluids.
In case it is a viral infection you should avoid returning to school for 48 hours after the symptoms have cleared up.

do chinese food has gluten: from cindy on 2008-01-07

I work in a chinese restaurant as well as having a daughter with celiac, Most food in a chinese restaurant has gluten, anything with batter (flour) , soy sauce has wheat, and soy sauce is in a majority of dishes and sauces. But a chinese restaurant also has rice noodles, an abundance of vegetables. It is best to go to a chinese rest. that you can speak with a manager or owner who you can explain your issue with and many tasty dishes can be made. Avoid anything with a marinade (even some thing like wings or pork (the red part is a marinade). Ask for something made with a clear sauce (cornstarch & water, garlic). Just be aware as with any restaurant there is always a risk of contamination. But my daughters two favorites are a rice sticks (has shrimp and veg. no pork) and beef and string beans with garlic sauce. Also, remember in many restaurants french fries may be cooked in the the same oil as other things such as onion rings or chicken tenders, etc. with flour based batter. Good Luck

gluten, egg and dairy free diets for 6-12 month old baby: from Grace on 2008-01-13


my kids are having the same allergies. For breakfast, they are having either toast bread (Ener-G GlutenFree bread) with sliced ham or sliced chicken, cereals (Kellogg's Frosties, Gorilla munch, Barbara's Rice Puffins), or just fruits with soy yoghurt. Hope this helps

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Jen on 2008-02-18

I went to the doctor because I was having severe stomach pains, blood in my stools and bloating. My doctor wasn't sure what I had, but suggested I get a blood test for gluten sensitivity. It came back positive. Assuming I had Celiac, she then sent me in for colonoscopy and endoscopy biopsies to confirm. The celiac obiopsy came negative (no damaged villi) but they found UC in my lower intestine. This is where things got really confusing because my gastro doctor said I didn't have to be on a gluten free diet since I had UC and she did not think I had Celiac. However, that early blood test did show that I had a gluten sensitivity so my primary care doctor recommended I still try the gluten free diet. So, I started a strict gluten free diet and my UC symptoms were greatly reduced. I still ended up in the hospital with a flare up last summer so I haven't been completely cured, but the gluten free diet sure makes me feel 90\% better most of the time. I don't know why doctors can't get on the same page with this

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Lauren on 2008-02-21

Hey, I was just wondering, if anyone has put on weight from having a gluten free diet? I have just been diagnosed with a gluten and dairy intolerance and for some reason although ive cut all gluten and dairy out of my diet im really bloated! im just hoping that its my body trying to get used to the change as ive only been following the diet for a few days, can anyone shed any light on this?

Thanks lauren

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Peter on 2008-02-21

It can take weeks for the digestive system to heal the damage caused by gluten, so don't expect everything to be right straight away.
There are also many traps for the unwary - hidden ingredients in manufactured foods.
The best diet to start with is fresh fruit, vegetables, fish, meat, potato and rice, and avoid all manufactured foods until your digestive system settles down.

Once your digestive system has healed it is possible to put on weight on a gluten-free diet

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Lauren on 2008-02-21

Hey all, I've just been diagnosed with a gluten and dairy intolerance, and i'm just confused about a few things, at the moment(only been on the diet for a few days) i feel very bloated! im hoping this will go away, did anyone else get this when cutting things like dairy and gluten out of their diets? im trying my best to compromise and find things that i can eat and trying to eat as much fruit and veg as i can. I'm terrified of putting on weight? is this common when you cut gluten and dairy out of your diet? does anyone have any nice easy recepies? im also veggie, so my diet seems to be very limitied at the moment! is it bad to eat too much potato? if anyone could get back to me i'd be so grateful :)

Thanks all, Lauren

Re: gluten and dairy free: from Peter on 2008-02-21

You are unlikely to put on weight on a vegetarian gluten-free and dairy-free diet unless you are adding spreads or oil to your potato. The extra fat tends to come from the spreads, not from the potato.

What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from michelle on 2008-02-23

Can coeliac's eat modified maize starch and can they eat marmite? What do you do for gravy?

Boyfriend only just been diagnosed, and a little confused.


What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Peter on 2008-02-25

Modified maize starch is fine.

Marmite yeast extract is also OK.

I make gravy by pouring off the fat from the roasting tin, but leaving any juice in the tin. Mix a tablespoon of cornflour (maize flour) with a cup of cold water and then pour this into the roasting dish. Simmer the roasting dish gently over a hob while stirring continuously and firmly with a wooden spatula.
This mixes everything that is left in the dish and scrapes it off the bottom.
Season with salt and pepper and use the spatula to help pour it into a jug ready to serve. It may not have as dark a colour as you are used to, but the flavour is excellent

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