422.Gluten Moderated discussion and help for gluten free, coeliac, celiac, wheat allergies or intolerance, Cookery and recipes part 51

Re: What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Roberta on 2009-03-28

Hi, I am also gluten and wheat intolerant and I have Chrons and Lupus. Just recently I found I am intolerant to Maltodextren. You should research your Vitamins to see if there are any fillers in them. I had to stop my Prenatals because they have Maltodextren in them. They sneak this stuff in everything!!

I hope this helps

Re Fish and Chips gluten-free: from Sharon on 2009-04-10

There is a wonderful fish and chip shop in Alnwick, Northumberland (Victoria House) that does gluten free fish and chips every Wednesday at 6.45

Re sticking to gluten free diet: from olivia on 2009-04-18

My daughter had a bad case of gastro-enteritis some years ago,which left her with a 'leaky gut' and was advised, when eating afterwards to eat easily digested food, so she had pasta. Now, any food containing gluten causes bad reactions, bad stomach cramps,vomiting, diahoreah (I can't spell that!) and feeling rotten for days afterwards. If she avoids it she is fine, but sometimes if she wants to indulge (in profiteroles for example), she takes Buscopan first to help negate the reaction

Re sticking to gluten free diet: from Peter on 2009-04-19

Your daughter seems to be developing a very strong adverse reaction to gluten. Unfortunately the Buscopan may be simply masking the symptoms, and not protecting her from damage.
There is quite a serious risk of developing anaphalactic shock reaction to the food if she persists.
Your daughter should stick to a gluten-free diet.
Advice I have seen for leaky gut syndrome is to avoid all highly refined flour and food. Eat fresh meat, fish fruit and vegetables, eggs,
potato but not potato flour
rice but not rice flour, and brown rice rather than white rice.
The intention of this is to force the food to be properly digested and absorbed slowly, rather than undigested particles being able to be taken up by the gut wall.

Cornflour doesn't seem to cause the same problems as other flours as it forms a jelly with water much more easily and can be used to make sauces and thickeners

Re: Gluten Intolerance and Ulcerative Colitis: from Vinnie on 2009-04-30

Peter & Leila,

Wow...reading you posting has given me some hope. I was diagnosed with UC about 5 years ago and have been suffering the worse flare-up the past 15 months now. Three trips to the hospital more failed medications and now Remicade, which worked for 9 days and then stopped! I am going to be having a consultation with another GI doctor in NYC about a colectomy, but recently (today) started a gluten free diet. I am 100\% Italian and this will be an adjustment, the no regular bread and pasta thing, but one that I am willing to accept. Also about a week ago I started taking B-12, Omega 3 and vitamin C. Hopefully, the gluten free diet combined with these vitamins will avoid the trip to the surgeons table. Has anyone ever heard of cleansing your system with a natural herbal cleanse? I met a woman yesterday who told me that this will also help by removing toxins from my system?

Any advise you all could pass along or even gluten free food recipies would be greatly appriciated. I will post again in a week to tell everyone who things are going with the gluten free! Thanks


Re What you can eat on a gluten-free diet: from Paul on 2009-05-19

Beers and lagers are generally made using certain grains, such as hops, barley and wheat. During this process, gluten will remain in the beverage after production. So, beers and lagers are generally no good for gluten free diets.

Whiskey and vodkas, and mainly any other distilled spirit, will be safe to drink, even if made from wheat. This is because the liquid is distilled, which leaves any gluten behind. Gluten cannot be distilled.

gluten free bread using breadmaker: from patricia braithwaite on 2009-05-23

Has anybody made a gf loaf using the Glutafin gf multipurpose white mix because mine does not seen to have risen I followed the instructions one by one sent by glutafin but still not a success. Thanks


Gluten free and mirganes: from Caroline on 2009-06-04

hi, hope all is well i'm new to this fourm and it looks really good, can eating gluten make people ahve mirgains i suffed from mirganes sence i was 15, and there got worse over the last 2-3 years last months evern worse i having mirganes once a month and it dont go for days and make me really ill, so can gluten free our mirgains?

what do you all think?

thanks caroline

Gluten free and mirganes: from Peter on 2009-06-04

Migraines can be caused by gluten in the diet.
I won't do any harm to follow a gluten-free diet for three months to see if your migraine symptoms change. Note that a completely gluten-free diet is essential to see if this is the cause. half measures won't do

epilepsy, seizures and gluten: from Marianne Hauck on 2009-06-26

Dear Karen,

Our daughter is 8 and she started having seizures when she was 4. We have been thru everything!!!

We went to CHOP for a few years and found that they take a very narrow view....not the whole picture of the child....and were asking us what we thought we should do with her case!!!

We now see a doctor in New York how is more open minded.

I just started doing the gluten-free diet and swear it is already helping. For several days she has had no seizures and not complaints of her stomach hurting....which she usually complains about every day!

Keep you posted