Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

New To This...
0

15 posts in this topic

Hi everyone,

My dad was diagnosed this past week. The first thing I did was go on-line to do alittle research, and then bought a book. My dad lives alone (66 years old). He was diagnosed with colon cancer 15 years ago, and had a colostomy done. Thank-god he has been cancer free ever since! To me this is another blow that he has to live with. I want to help him in any way that I can. He is a very healthy active person. Any suggestions for someone that is new to this? He is also Italian. Loves his pasta and bread! I guess we will be going to the health food store real quick! Thanks for all of your help. Angie :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:

Hi Angie, you are very sweet for looking out for your dad, I am sure he appreciates it! That is wonderful news about the cancer being gone! This disease may be overwhelming at first but eventually will become second nature to him. You should also be tested as it is genetic (even if you do not have symptoms).

As far as the bread and pasta, he can still have them they just have to be gluten-free (gluten-free). :) I recently bought some gluten-free bread online and it was actually pretty decent, better than what I found in the stores. :D As far as the pasta I like corn pasta better than rice. My local grocery store carries it in their health food section, so I don't have to travel far for it.

Here are some link that have been helpful to me:

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~coeliac/gen.html

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~coeliac/det.html

http://www.kinnikinnick.com/ - this is where I ordered the bread from

www.glutenfreeinfo.com

I hope this helps you and your father out. Keep visiting the site, it is very helpful!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Angie,

I like the Tinkyada brand Brown Rice Pastas the best. The corn pasta is good. I DO NOT recommend any of the De Boles brand of pastas. None of us in the family liked them.

As for bread, most of the store bought gluten free breads I've tried are just not worht the small fortune that you have to pay for a loaf. They just don't taste very good, and usually the testure is not too good.

Your dad would probably do best just eating the normal meats, veggies, fruits, white rice, brown rice, corn bread (as long as it does not have added wheat flour) and other foods that he is used to and just relace his pasta with rice or corn pasta, he may just want to skip the bread for a while, and watch out for sauces and gravies.

Some good websites for shopping online are The Gluten Free Pantry , and The Gluten Free Mall , and The Dietary Shoppe .

You should ba able to find many good choices of pasta in the health food store, as well as gluten free flours if you want to make some breads for your dad.

Good luck. Your dad is very blessed to have you there for him right now.

Being gluten free should decrease his chance of his cancer ever coming back.

God bless,

Mariann :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Hi I DO NOT recommend any of the De Boles brand of pastas. None of us in the family liked them.

I personally think the DeBoles are good. I like their sghetti. :D

-Jessica :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Jessica,

I'm glad you like De Boles, ^_^ it goves you another choice when you are pasta shopping. We couldn't stand it. Yuck. On the top of my shopping list is "NO DE BOLES PASTA", so I don't accidently forget and buy another package. :rolleyes:

I figured somebody must like it, since they sell it at all the health food stores I've been to.

Mariann :)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Hi Angie! My 18 year`old daughter was just diagnosed and used to live on pasta. I tried about five brands before I found one she would eat. It is Bi-Aglut, imported from Italy and she likes it. I cook it according to package directions with a dash of olive oil and rinse it in a colander before adding the sauce. I've also used it for mac n cheese and with oil, butter and parmesean cheese. If you use it for soup it is better to cook the pasta in water first and rinse it as it clouds the broth.

If your dad can read Italian, have him check out the website at Bi-Aglut.com. I can only understand a little and I don't think you can order direct. I can't find the egg pastas but you can get a few items at www.gluten-free.com and dietaryshoppe.com. I went to the Dietary Shop yesterday, as it is in my area and found they had more varieties of the pasta then the brochure lists so you might want to call and asked. I made the Ditalini today in Swanson gluten-free chicken broth and it was good. The downside, it's expensive.

Good Luck!

Kathy :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just wanted to thank all of you for your input. I really appreciate it! :)

Angie

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

javamama, I think my wife would get along with you based on username. :lol: Two cups before she speaks to anyone but the dogs...

We use Tinkyada rice pastas. We undercook them slightly, just a bit more al dente than we would a wheat pasta, dump them into a colander and rinse them thouroughly with cold water, transfer the pasta to a plastic bowl and then zap it in the microwave for 60 seconds to heat it back up and finish the cook.

We make a variety of sauces, in the summer we grow our own edible herbs in strawberry pots on the deck. Fresh herbs, minced garlic, and extra virgin olive oil with anything else you want to add(salmon chunks, or shrimps, we live on the coast), broccoli, sausages, or whatever, sauteed while the noodles cook is then poured onto the noodles and quickly stirred in and served.

A big bottle of red wine... :P

I am not gluten intolerant, but I eat my wife's diet almost every meal at home except for the occasional breakfast bagel.

These pastas are really quite good. I am still looking for a good gluten-free lasagna noodle...

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

HSWade, do you find Tinkyada's lasagna noodle has problems? I don't make lasagna very often because I can't have dairy either, so what's the point? But I have been considering attempting a vegan lasagna anyway....

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sarah, if you find a good recipe for lasagna without cheese, let me know. I have some Tinkyada lasagna noodles, but just have no idea what to use in place of the cheese to make it taste"right".

Mariann

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

try looking for vegan recipes, but really, you don't need anything to replace the cheese.

just layer the noodles, tomato sauce, and veggies, and enjoy!

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Angie. It is hard from the beginning. But your Dad's gone through such an ordeal! He'll be a winner in this situation also.

Since I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance, every grocery shopping is like going to a library - I carefully read each label, all the info on packages, boxes, cans. Time spent is worth it. I learned a lot from gluten-free cooking books, their introductory articles were useful to me. From those books I learned that we should not use preground pepper for it usually contains (and it's never mentioned on the label!) wheat flour to keep it powdery. Blue cheese is prohibited as well as beer. I had a very bad reaction after eating processed meats, like ham, sausages, franks and similar, later I learned it also contains gluten. Actually, canned food is also prohibited. Watch for MSG for it's not only cancerous but in addition is not gluten-free. You should eliminate any product containing modified food starch. Dry wine is good, but some other liquors are not, since I'm not such a drinker, I don't remember which ones.

I always loved pizza. Well, now I use mexican tortillas instead, three of them, layered with gluten-free pizza sause, cheese, mushrooms, some other stuff. Bake it in a toaster oven. Of course, it's not a real pizza, but it'll do, at least for me. I tried gluten-free pizza crusts and bagels, they are not worth the money.

You may find a lot of good stuff in oriental food markets, Chinese, Korean, Thai. Prices there are low.

Let us know how your Dad is doing if it's not such a problem for you.

Good luck.

Alexa

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Angie. That's Alexa again. I want to warn you to be very careful with your Dad's meds. Lots of them have gluten in one or another form and it's never mentioned in the ingredients. Doctors sometimes forget to keep it in mind. So, it's you who have to keep track.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Doctors sometimes forget to keep it in mind

Yes and some doctors have NO clue what meds are gluten free, just had my family doctor tell me that after giving me an antibiotic for strep throat. <_<

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Well, now I use mexican tortillas instead, three of them, layered with gluten-free pizza sause, cheese, mushrooms, some other stuff. Bake it in a toaster oven.

I tried this sort of thing tonight. I took a mission white corn tortilla put it on a Pam'ed baking sheet. Sprinkled some cheese over it, topped it with another tortilla, pizza sauce on the top of that one then toppings (hamburger, pepparoni, mushrooms, onions, green peppers) and then more cheese on that. Baked at 450 for about 10 min.

It was REALLY good. It reminded me of a cross between thin crust pizza hut pizza and those little english muffin pizzas I used to make all before the gluten free days.

I would definately try this again, maybe next time with ham and pineapple mmmm

-Jessica :rolleyes:

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      104,116
    • Total Posts
      919,451
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I figured I would update those who were wondering.  I have gotten the appt. so far moved up to August 30. I am waiting to have gene testing done via swab for all 3 of my kiddos tomorrow. My daughters celiac antibodies came up negative but her IgA is low which the ped said could cause false negative antibodies for celiac so she will need to see a GI dr. also. The pediatrician is going to call the GI to try to get them in sooner. I am keeping them all on a gluten diet until the GI dr. decides what to do. I am on the cancellation list already for my son, however I am not going to be persistent with my phone calls to them until I have the results of the gene test. I really want that result in my hand before going to the GI dr if I can. Maybe if he is positive, along with his bloodwork and my history they can forgo the endoscopy. But he will eat gluten till then.  My husband and I have been very honest and upfront with him as to what is going on and the possibility of the endoscopy and what that entails and although scared in general he seems ok after assuring him that since I have it he has me to help him every step of the way.  Going through his current diet with him I realized that he is truly on such a low gluten diet that I am actually surprised his bloodwork shows antibodies at all!  So I told him to make a list of allllll the gluten he could possibly think of eating and he needs to pound it until the GI visit or endoscopy. Funny thing is everything he keeps thinking of to want to eat...is already gluten free!  The other night we were at a friends and he asked if he could be done with his hotdog. I made him finish just the bread 😂 Thanks for your help and advise and I will keep y'all posted on both kids!  My oldest is a ok as far as all his antibodies. Just actually had a follow up for other immune issues and all his levels are now normal!
    • I like your plan Cara, I may have to include it in my sons.    Poor little guy is still very very sick. I think he is resisting and cheating, despite having the support of two other siblings and a 100% gluten-free home. 
    • Despite it being a nightmare, I did wait for my kids to get biopsies. At one point I had one severely ill child gluten-free and two more waiting having to eat it. It was worth the wait though and I think long term a biopsy may be worthwhile, especially for school. I have already had issues with schools and camps so having a firm diagnosis has been helpful. 
    • Knowing that the reaction to gluten in celiacs is an uncalled for immune system reaction, I was thinking of how a cure would be possible. Maybe a medicine that somehow turns off the immune system. The only thing that i've heard do that... HIV.  obviously that's way worse than celiac. Just some food for thought.
    • Well, you can probably get an apple or something.  You might be able to get someone to boil you some eggs.  But be careful of things like nuts that should be naturally gluten free.  They have almost always been soaked in a flavor solution that usually containes caramel coloring, "soy" (wheat) sauce and other aditives.  If I am really hungry and must eat in a Chinese restaurant, I order plain white rice and steamed vegetables.  But even so, you must monitor it carefully.  The rice sometimes has other substances added to give it a better texture, and very often the vegetables have in fact had "just a little bit" of soy sauce added.  To be fair, celiac disease is hardly ever found in East Asians, so understandably people are not tuned it to it.  Also, culturally, with the exception of fruits, it is generally thought that the flavor of foods needs to be enhanced, so it is had to find anything natural even in the "western" gorceries. Even in the western restaurants, be careful.  Fish and meat and often vegetables are usually pre-marinated. I will not even attempt to address the issue of cross-comtamination, since that is a whole higher order of things. I do know what I am talking about; I have celiac and have worked here for nearly 7 years.  
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

  • Who's Online (See full list)

    There are no registered users currently online

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      61,155
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    AndiR
    Joined