Gluten free & egg free is tough. Lived through it though, and learned a lot.
Go for your old recipes that have only 1 or 2 eggs to replace. Think about why the egg was used in the recipe to determine which way you will replace it. (lighter texture?, hold the other ingredients together?, and how much flavor was this egg adding to the dish?)
For dishes that need a lift ~ egg replacer product / baking powder & vinegar
hold it together/ flavor ~ fruit puree (as in applesauce or babyfood) I have added water to almond paste in food processor,
hold it together (no added flavor) chia seed or flax with water, gelatin [vegan recipes are not going to show how easy it is to swap eggs for gelatin ~ there is such a thing as vegan gelatin, but not convenient to find]
I love Cybele Pascal recipe book, Allergen Free Baker's Handbook.
Who needs to read this ridiculous person's opinions? I'll keep the gluten free products, and do without this written garbage. To the "author", do some constructive with your life ~ quit writing your ignorance. (Unless this was really an attempt at humor, I did laugh at you.)
A gluten free diet has been shown in some studies to be helpful for auto-immune diseases. (In basic terms.. the gluten protein chain is more complex, choosing a simple diet is easier for an already stressed body~ so eliminating extra stress in the gut enables the body to be healthier. The usual suspects for food intolerance/allergies are well known as the top 8 allergen list)
I have known an MS sufferer who went on the gluten free diet as a last line of defense (she could no longer afford her medications). She has had an amazing turnaround in her health. She has also decided to avoid sugar among other allergens. Her doctor now really stresses to patients that changing their diet is part of treatment plan that works.
If you have had testing for Celiac/intolerance completed you can start the diet. Welcome to the board! Any questions feel free to ask. Peruse old posts by all means, but if you need to ask questions, it might be best to start a new thread.
I'm sorry to hear about your mom's diagnoses. Do you know any common genes involved with Lewey? When we discuss genes associated with Celiac here, we are using a very shortened abbreviation of the HLA strand. We do have some very infromed members of the forum, but quite a few members are MIA!!?
As a side note note... Someone I know was working with some Alzheimer patients and closed head injuries. I asked if it would be helpful for a "memory board" for the patient. (Stole the idea from 50 first dates movie) I would hate to wake up every morning and not be "in the know" for my life. I don't know if these people awake with a moment of time memory. Like a mother thinking her child is 2 years old and freaking out they are unattended.
Maybe this is something you work on with your mother to pick and choose pictures, write out tidbits of information. She may want to "confess" certain things. (My grandfather would slip into coherance and talk about being scared to death the Natzi's were trying to take him to be a translater because he could speak 7 languages. He was very young, Too young to be a soldier.) I think sometimes those fears need to be known and much easier to calm the person from becoming combative.
We used sign language too. It was before we knew about Celiac and it was for my kids to bond. My son was 3 1/2 when my daughter was born. I am told it was not 100% accurate, but it worked. It was from some books and kid videos.
Now that my son needs to take a second language, he is taking sign language. He is trying to go for a 4 year certification and is considering being an interpreter.
In Addison's there is a build up of Potassium. This causes the body to not store sodium. There is usually salt cravings involved. (ie this can be a craving for salty things like pickles, bacon, or just plain table salt. But who doesn't crave bacon!!?)
"hyperpigmenation or bronzing of skin (melasma suprenale)" ((This is taken from an article on Schmidt's Syndrome: Autoimmune Polyglandular Syndrome 2)) used this reference for spelling and closet article that had a link to Addison's (second Addison's I would think) By the way Schmidt's syndrome is an autoimmune polyendocrine disorder that causes adrenal insufficiency along with thyroid disease, diabetes, or gonadal failure.
Most links in a quick look up suggest this would be an adrenal gland or an endocrine tissue issue. That means you should get a refferal to an Endocronologist Dr.
I remember the dentist commenting on "gum boils" when I was about 4. The dentist was quite upset and warned my parents that something was a miss. Cavaties from missing enamel. I really was not that symptomatic as a child. I didn't look that thin because of belly bloating.
There is enough evidence to show that gluten is "more complex" for the human digestive track and that auto-immune disorders do better on a gluten free diet.When your testing is complete, try a gluten free diet. If you feel better not eating gluten, then don't eat it. Your body's reaction is a "scientific" proof. (You will unfortunately have an accidental glutening that may prove this.)