Gluten And Rice Intolerance?
Posted 10 February 2008 - 12:05 PM
Does anyone know if there is a possible connection to the gluten problems? Is it a separate issue? Have you heard of any condition that would include rice and gluten problems? My family seems to think it is just the roller coaster of trying a new diet and it is probably not the rice but I am not convinced. We have been off rice again for a week and he is doing better.
I am also feeling quite down about this diet right now. No dairy, rice or gluten seems so hard. Any advice?
Posted 10 February 2008 - 12:47 PM
However, I then got some testing which put me off of rice as well - and eggs, onions, a whole bunch of things. I was pretty depressed!
But yesterday I bought some quinoa-corn pasta, and it was great! I also managed to make a gluten-free, dairy-free, egg-free, rice-free banana bread which was ok . . . good enough to put some sunflower butter on and enjoy breakfast!
So first of all, you might want to try to test rice seperately from tapioca, sine tapioca bothers a small percent of celiacs. Pure rice is really the best way to know if rice is really the problem or not.
Then if rice really is the problem, you'll have to learn to get even more creative about cooking. Its really hard - i've been eating mostly corn and potatoes day in and day out, but i'm learning about quinioa, millet, buckwheat, and a few others. Post here if you need help w specific recipes, or do some searches. I only made my first bread yesterday, but i did make some ok tortillas last week, too.
Good luck getting this all sorted out
Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07
A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods
Celiac panel came back negative.
Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.
Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25
Posted 10 February 2008 - 03:03 PM
I also cannot eat soy flour, tapioca flour or bean flours, or potato flour.
For baking I suggest you try various combinations of sorghum flour, almond flour, corn flour, coconut flour & cornmeal. I use coconut milk for baking.
Somehow after 4 years I have just adjusted to gluten-free baking from regular recipes. For a banana bread I would sub cup for cup with a cup of sorghum flour & then corn flour & then either some almond flour or coconut flour to fill in the amount of flour needed. It should also turn out okay with just sorghum flour & corn flour, add a little extra of the levening agent & about 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum & it should turn out perfect.
I look for recipes that have plenty of eggs, fat, added dried fruit, apples, bananas, or other veggies like grated carrot. Those type of recipes are easy to convert.
I do not bake bread I just use corn bread. I just sub corn flour for the wheat flour in any recipe & do not use any xanthan gum, cornbread does not need it. you can also make it into corn muffins or fry little corn cakes. You can also make hush puppies, the recipe is a little different, all kids love hush puppies, there again just sub the corn flour for the wheat flour & do not add xanthan gum.
I also suggest white corn tortillas for your little one. heat them up in a skillet & then roll up with PB & jelly, add bacon or whatever else. anything is good rolled in a corn tortilla.
Posted 11 February 2008 - 11:56 AM
It IS possible to be allergic to rice. You could have him allergy tested or just let your son's reactions be your guide, Mom.
Posted 12 February 2008 - 12:56 PM
I was told that sometimes people develop secondary intolerances when they are gluten intolerant, and sometimes those secondary intolerances can resolve over time after gluten is removed.
Posted 13 February 2008 - 05:11 AM
Carleigh~ 10 years old, allergic to wheat, milk, peanuts, strawberries, and many EAs. She is currently soy-light and egg-light ~ celiac testing inconclusive by allergist.
Gluten-Free since 10/05 She's a gymnast. : )
Nick ~ 13 years old with no known allergies.
Posted 14 February 2008 - 04:39 PM
Feel free to email me if you want to chat. We went through hell for about 18 months (even though she was gluten free and it helped, she had lots of other problems that have sort of resolved with no diagnosis or treatment) Frustrating beyond belief but she is much better now although still has many more illnesses than other kids her age.
Not sure I helped much but wanted you to know that your child might be able to eat rice at some point and not to stress to much about it
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