Gluten Free

Catherine - posted on 12/01/2008 ( 19 moms have responded )

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Hi,

I am a gluten free mum and think that my daughter needs to go gluten free as well. Looking for some other people in the same boat!

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Melissa - posted on 12/20/2009

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My daughter and I are both gluten free. She had eczema that wasn't responding to creams and ointments, so I took her off gluten on a hunch, and her eczema improved vastly! She's also allergic to eggs and fish. Gluten free, egg free, baking is tough, but I'm getting better at it. Eggs are a bitch to replace!

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Janice - posted on 03/09/2014

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Melissa - I started a gluten free cooking blog a few months ago (JaniceAmeesGlutenFree), but have been cooking and baking gluten free for years. Most baked goods (that ordinarily call for an egg) can be substituted with 1 Tablespoon chia seeds and 3 Tablespoons hot water (for each egg). Allow to form a gel and then mix with the other liquid ingredients, as you would a regular egg. GROUND flax seed also works well. I hope that helps a bit. :)

Dawn - posted on 11/16/2009

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i was just tested for celiacs, i haven't gotten the results yet but i've been gluten free for the last week and i already feel better. and i've lost 10 pounds! it's amazing. i suspect that my 17 month old son might have it too and he has also been gluten free for the last week and we're starting to see some small changes in him too. i'd like to put my 4 year old on the same diet but she isn't as willing to give up all of her favorites like her brother. he will eat just about anything which is good. but my daughter is fairly picky. they both love their fruits and veggies which is great because those make excellent snacks. my husband supports me and the kids going gluten free but he still isn't willing and he eats snacks right in front of them. so i still need to work on him.
it's hard...i was just in our local grocery store and they do not have a specialty foods aisle so finding gluten free anything is next to impossible. if i want to travel to the next town there is a store there but gluten free means double the cost it seems too. but i'd rather up my grocery bill by a few dollars than risk damaging mine or my kids health anymore.
we used to be big fans of eating on the go but we really can't do that anymore. most fast food places do not cater to people with allergies or food sensitivities. but so far this week we've done ok packing stuff to bring along with us while we're out and about with our kids.

Rachel - posted on 11/07/2009

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My doctor just told me she wanted me to go gluten free and said since my kids are showing signs of an intolerance to put them on it to. You can do a muscle resistance test with you kids to see if they are intolerant to wheat. Have them stand up with one arm stretched out to their side, palm down. Press on their arm to feel how much resistance they have. Then give them some wheat to hold in the other hand (the hand not stretched out, just hold it) and press on the stretched out arm again feeling for resistance. If they have an intolerance to wheat they won't be able to hold their arm up against the pressure you put on their arm. Sounds weird, but it works. This is how I was tested and tested my kids. try it and let me know how it worked for you.

Rebecca - posted on 09/04/2009

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Cyndie,

A good place to start is to look at the foods your son likes (especially since he is picky). Try to take out foods that have gluten (wheat, rye, oats, barley or malt) and substitute then with gluten free alternatives to see if he will eat them. If you need help finding alternatives, you can check out www.celiac.com or email celiackids@glutenfreegr.com for suggestions.

Good luck!

Cyndie - posted on 09/04/2009

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Hi, new to this community. My son has autism he is 7, very picky eater, I hear that a gluten free diet may help with his autism. I willing to give it a try. I know nothing about this hoping to find out more information. My 10 year old also has tummy aches and looking at the post below maybe this is the cause. Any help is appreciated. Thanks. cyndie

Tracy - posted on 07/12/2009

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Thanks that is all great advice. This hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be, I've made some recipe and the kids gobble them up. I am so lucky that we have a Good Earth and they sell all the flours in bulk, what a huge difference in savings from those prepackaged ones. I just for the book Incredible Edible GF recipes for kids, I love this book and am going to try her bread recipe, hope it works:)

Tina - posted on 07/09/2009

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Hi all....my 11 year old daughter is gluten free, diagnosed almost a year ago w/celiacs disease. We've adjusted well, fortunately I always enjoyed cooking so this was just a matter of cooking something slightly different than everything else. What are some of your ways of dealing w/eating out & going on vacation? Most restaurants are very accomodating, some look at you like your crazy & forget about eating any fast food! thanks for any help!

Rebecca - posted on 06/18/2009

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Tracy - fresh meats, fruits and vegetables, rice and potatoes are a great place to start. You can make quite a variety of meals without bread/noodles.

Many health food stores will offer a case discount if you buy the whole case. I find rice noodles to be much cheaper at Oriental Markets.

You DO NOT have to buy "special" cereals, thanks to General Mills. Look for the Gluten Free label on the front of Rice Chex, Corn Chex, Strawberry Chex, Cinnamon Chex, Honey Nut Chex, and Chocolate Chex, In addition, Honey Kix, Sprinkles Cookie Crisp and Trix do not have gluten ingredients.

Watch for Betty Crocker brand gluten free cake and brownie mixes in your local store.

If you get an opportunity to attend a gluten free food fair or to sample products, please do - and remember, if you wouldn't choose to eat it, your child shouldn't have to .

Anyone new to the gluten free diet, please feel free to email me at gluten.free4me@yahoo.com I have been gluten free for 12 years, as are my parents, 1 brother, 2 sisters and 1 brother-in-law, all three of my children (11, 6, 3), two nieces (9, 5), and a nephew (1). I will be happy to help find things your child will eat!

Tracy - posted on 06/18/2009

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HI, I am new here and today was told we have to go on a gluten free diet to help with my son's behavior issues. I want to try this to see if it helps, a psychiatrist wanted to put my son on Risperdal and diagonosed him bipolar, even though he never spoke to my son, all he saw was violent temper. I don't think kids need to be drugged to be helped, but he is 9 yrs old and this will be a very difficult transition for us. Anybody have advice on easing into this, plus how to take on the extra cost of gluten free foods would be greatly appreciated.

Wendy - posted on 06/12/2009

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I am a mother of a 18 month old girl who has been on a gluten free diet since she was 10 months old. She gets severe stomach cramps when she eats anything with gluten in it. Other than that she seems to have no other problems with food intollerances.

Rebecca - posted on 06/06/2009

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for bread, any recipe you use will be greatly improved with millet flour.

Personally, I do not believe a diagnosis is necessary. Celiac Disease is completely controlled by diet, no meds necessary, so what good does a diagnosis do??

Claire - posted on 03/09/2009

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Hi, My daughter is going through the process of being tested for coeliac, she is seven and has had problems with tummy and toileting since she was 1. We have had contradictory advice from different doctors, the first one said to put her on a gluten free diet ( it worked wonders, she was like a different girl after 3 days) now a new doctor has said in order to get a diagnosis we have to feed her gluten for six weeks. Deliberately feeding your child something which you know will make her poorly is a nightmare. I just hope we get a quick diagnosis so we can put her back on gluten free.!!!!! If you suspect your daughter is gluten intolerant, i would advise you to get her tested before you remove it from the diet.

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Does anyone have any good gluten free recipes?  I am always looking for some good ones :o)



 



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Hi I am new here. I have an autistic son who is 18. I can tell when he has had gluten by the way he acts! I was just looking through a catalog of products that I sell and found a couple of snack mixes that are gluten free, cholesterol free and dairy free! They are 2 four oz. bags of pistachio mix, cran-blueberry trail mix and cashew crunch. I am going to order them tonight :o) Just message me and I can tell you more. I am always excited when I find things like this and love to share it, please don't think I just joined the group to tell you about it :o)

Is anyone also on a casien (sp?) free diet? How is the diet working for everyone?

Brooke - posted on 02/18/2009

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Quoting Amy:



Hi,


New to this group, and just wanted to introduce myself. My 3 year old is gluten free as well as dairy free and corn free. I am gluten free and dairy free now as well. From the time my son was a few weeks old until the age of 2 we ate no gluten, dairy, corn, soy or nuts. There was a lot of trial and error during those first few weeks, gluten being the biggest problem and the first one we discovered. I cried the first morning I had to have my coffee with no cream! I've actually cried a lot these past 3 years. I find pot luck type situations to still be the hardest. I always have to laugh when people splutter and say "well, what DO you eat??" Anyway, sort of a long intro there. Would love to hear from other people! Your own trials and tribulations etc. Also, I am trying to perfect my homemade GF bread recipe. Any tried and true recipes out there??




Amy - posted on 01/07/2009

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Hi,

New to this group, and just wanted to introduce myself. My 3 year old is gluten free as well as dairy free and corn free. I am gluten free and dairy free now as well. From the time my son was a few weeks old until the age of 2 we ate no gluten, dairy, corn, soy or nuts. There was a lot of trial and error during those first few weeks, gluten being the biggest problem and the first one we discovered. I cried the first morning I had to have my coffee with no cream! I've actually cried a lot these past 3 years. I find pot luck type situations to still be the hardest. I always have to laugh when people splutter and say "well, what DO you eat??" Anyway, sort of a long intro there. Would love to hear from other people! Your own trials and tribulations etc. Also, I am trying to perfect my homemade GF bread recipe. Any tried and true recipes out there??

User - posted on 01/04/2009

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hi, my daughter is 10 and has been gluten free for about 2 years. Was diagnosed at age 7 with celiac. It took about 6 years for us to finally have an answer to what was wrong.

Jennifer - posted on 12/05/2008

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We're on day 2 of the diet, and it's working wonders. Previously (and still) doing the milk and soy free diet too to combat serious sleep problems, screaming tummy aches, and poor weight gain.

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