before my doc suggested celiac, out of desperation i ordered one of these hair analysis tests off the internet. i wasnt expecting much to be honest, i just wanted an answer to , well , anything really. when the results came back all i could do was look every item up on the internet and see if there were any similarities. the only thing ive come up with is, many of the food items are high in histamines or are histamine releasing. ive read on here that you should avoid wheat/gluten anyway if you do have a problem with histamines.( im not diagnosed celiac) i think ive been looking at too many things and not getting anywhere.while sorting out today i found an old elimination diet book - so ive obviously gone down this same route at some point in my life. im gonna try that now and get some proper answers. im not a big lover of eggs either- make me feel sickly
I guess I am lucky because gluten doesn't seem to be a problem for me. It was for daughter and that's why I came here. When she first went gluten-free, I made our entire house gluten-free, including replacing the toaster. But that didn't sit so well with my husband because he loves pizza and sandwiches. I did make good gluten-free pizza but since daughter couldn't have cheese either, that didn't work so well. Plus she really hates pizza. So I would purchase sandwiches and pizzas for him on occasion. And anything else he wanted, he could get in a restuarant. He never complained about the gluten-free pasta. He's Italian. And we ate a lot of pasta for a while!
I was eventually tested myself and found out about the eggs, dairy and almonds. Later testing revealed that I was no longer intolerant to dairy but the Dr. warned me not to eat it. Eventually I caved and began eating it, reasoning that if daughter could eat it and not get sick, I could too. And that worked for a while but then I went into denial big time. But that only lasted for a few weeks. After realizing that the nachos I ate in the Target snack bar would send me flying to the bathroom before I finished my shopping trip, I gave up the dairy. And felt a lot better!
At some point I began eating gluten again. Not a lot of it. And because I can't have dairy or egg, most gluten type foods in restaurants are off limits. I generally do not know what is in their bread and often they don't either. I also found out that I can not have rye or oats which would explain why I got horrible stomach pains when eating breads containing those. And it is kind of hard to find any bread that has no dairy. But it didn't make me sick. Neither did Cinnamon Toast Crunch or the vegan pie that I buy occasionally at PCC. But other than the toast that I eat almost daily, I generally don't eat much gluten. Daughter can have it *knock wood* again too but... Because I know it was a problem for her before, I try not to make much that contains it. Pasta maybe once a week. Once in a while she will have toast or crackers. She was big into bagels for a while. But no longer. Mostly for dinners I try to do rice, sweet potatoes, beans or potatoes for the starch. Although she is supposed to be on South Beach so not supposed to have potatoes.
Note to anyone reading this, that the problem my daughter had with gluten and wheat was an intolerance. Not celiac. So not the same but when she was having issues she did get quite sick. Don't want to lead any celiac into thinking that they could one day eat gluten again. Unless the medical people come up with some kind of miracle.