Just So Very Confused...
Posted 30 September 2004 - 04:09 AM
I am very new to this whole thing. I actually haven't even gotten my biopsy results back yet, but when my doctor did blood work they found celiac, so I went in for a biopsy on Tuesday, they said they just need to get confirmation so I am pretty sure that is what I have since I have all of the symptoms.
Anyway, I would like to start the diet now but I keep finding more and more things that I never thought would have gluten and they do! How am I supposed to know, the only list on this website is mostly ingredients and things I've never heard of. Am I supposed to check every ingredient on everything against that list, that would take forever! What is the easiest way, what do you guys do? If I just stick to meat, cheese, fruit and veggies am I OK?
Thanks for listening to my rambling and thanks for any help you can give me, I am just so very confused about this whole diet--it's frustrating!
Posted 30 September 2004 - 05:21 AM
Posted 30 September 2004 - 07:07 AM
Go shopping with company - my oldest son actually proof-reads all of my labels since he will notice stuff that I miss.
I have also heard this called the hunter/gatherer diet. Anything you can hunt or gather such as fruit and veggies is safe to eat. You will also be eating MUCH healthier.
gluten-free since July 2004
Strawberries and Banannas (2007)
Nitrates (April 2006)
Yeast (which includes all vinegar so no condiments) (Oct. 2004)
Peanuts (Nov. 2004)
Soy (Oct. 2004)
Almonds (Sept. 2004)
Corn (Sept. 2004)
Posted 30 September 2004 - 08:58 PM
I have been cooking a lot of home made food now, and it isn't as hard as it i thought it would be, and it is a lot healthier anyway!!
some of my favorite things since going gluten free are:
bryers vanilla icecream
reece's peanut butter cups
newman's own chocholate bars
chebe bread mix ( you can make pizza crust, hamburger buns etc out of this)
a taste of tai sauces and noodles
annies salad dressings
amy's rice crust pizza
i make a lot of mexiacan dinner's now (enchaldas, tacos etc) stirfry and pasta (tinkyada is great!!)
good luck w/ everything
I have made it one year and feel much much better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 01 October 2004 - 01:49 AM
As to breadmachine, great idea - don't make anything BUT gluten free bread in there. Sometimes debris from a prior baking hides under the paddle. I do remove the paddle and clean it and under it, but sometimes it's just hard to catch every little thing. I'd never want that left over crumb to be a gluten crumb and have it wind up in the gluten-free bread.
Eat the basic foods in the beginning as you'll know they are gluten-free, then add other gluten-free foods (after you check out their gluten-free status). Like what lilliexx says, label reading is important and there will be some foods that you'll never be able to have until the manufacturer changes their receipe (like self basting butterball turkeys).
Best wishes and keep gluten-free!
Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -
The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis
Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,
most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as
being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."
Serious Depressive state ensued
Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003
Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.
Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle
Developed neuropathy in 2005
Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003
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