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Hi, I'm new here.

My 2-year-old daughter EDEN has recently started on a gluten-free diet ( 3 weeks ago) after she had suffered from constant diarrhea for 6 weeks (lost 5 lbs.) and was very miserable. Within 2 days, she was a different child altogether!!! She's much happier and so active now, unbelievable.

The blood test came back negative but she will have a biopsy in the near future.

My challenge with her diet is that she also has a dairy and nut allergy...and am I reading labels here or what! I think I know most of them by heart already....

Nice to meet you all!

Vanessa.

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Hi Vanessa, welcome!

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Does the nut allergy include peanuts (they aren't actually nuts)? If so, there is a peanut butter substitute you might like to try. I can eat peanuts so I have not tried it, but others here say it's good: http://www.peabutter.ca/

What about casein, lactose, and whey? These are found in lots of gluten-free stuff. I'm guessing you've already been watching for that though. There are a lot of dairy/lactose/casein free favorites mentioned on the board, so search around or ask. I'm sure you'll get plenty of suggestions.

Glad to know your daughter is feeling better :)

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Hi! Wow, I can relate!

My toddler is celiac, we also carry an epipen for a peanut allergy, and he is lactose intolerant. It is a shame that so many gluten-free products also have nuts or are processed on shared equipement with peanuts. He is also not supposed to have tree nuts and fish. They will test him soon (at our next visit), but the doc didn't want him to try those at home! Hang in there! I just had to let you know that you aren't alone. :rolleyes:

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Hi! Wow, I can relate!

My toddler is celiac, we also carry an epipen for a peanut allergy, and he is lactose intolerant. It is a shame that so many gluten-free products also have nuts or are processed on shared equipement with peanuts. He is also not supposed to have tree nuts and fish. They will test him soon (at our next visit), but the doc didn't want him to try those at home! Hang in there! I just had to let you know that you aren't alone. :rolleyes:

Thanks!!! Glad I'm not alone.

Vanessa.

Does the nut allergy include peanuts (they aren't actually nuts)? If so, there is a peanut butter substitute you might like to try. I can eat peanuts so I have not tried it, but others here say it's good: http://www.peabutter.ca/

What about casein, lactose, and whey? These are found in lots of gluten-free stuff. I'm guessing you've already been watching for that though. There are a lot of dairy/lactose/casein free favorites mentioned on the board, so search around or ask. I'm sure you'll get plenty of suggestions.

Glad to know your daughter is feeling better :)

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No casein, lactose or whey - nope!!! She'll be sick straight away if she has any of those. She's okay with peanuts (they're legumes aren't they?) but I'm not giving her any, just in case! But a peanut butter substitute might be an idea, just to add some new flavors to her diet. THANKS.

Vanessa.

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Hi Vanessa,

Welcome! So Happy to hear that the diet is helping your daughter! My son would have 20-30 diarrheas daily prior to going gluten-free. I can't tell you how many hospital stays we had to endure! It's such a blessing to be able to see your child growing and healthy after going gluten-free.. especially if the tests work against you. At that point, you simply do what's best for your child inspite of the test results.

Which reminds me.. you mentioned she will have a biopsy in the near future. There is a chance that her being gluten-free prior to the biopsy, it could skew the results. I wouldn't wait too long.

Dealing with other food allergies and intolerances can be most frustrating. In addition to being Celiac, Matthew is also intolerant to all dairy and corn. Also refined sugar is a no-no for him. We find the corn very difficult. Not only is it in most things that are gluten-free, but it's also in most every medication, exc...

As you said.. all you can do is read, read, read!

God Bless!

Kristie

Hi, I'm new here.

My 2-year-old daughter EDEN has recently started on a gluten-free diet ( 3 weeks ago) after she had suffered from constant diarrhea for 6 weeks (lost 5 lbs.) and was very miserable. Within 2 days, she was a different child altogether!!! She's much happier and so active now, unbelievable.

The blood test came back negative but she will have a biopsy in the near future.

My challenge with her diet is that she also has a dairy and nut allergy...and am I reading labels here or what! I think I know most of them by heart already....

Nice to meet you all!

Vanessa.

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My son also is allergic to nuts [not peanuts] and was allergic to milk and soy as a baby. Just always looking for new and exciting meal ideas with those "restrictions" if you will... what are some things your child eats? DS is 6 1/2 now. [school lunches are the biggest deal right now]

Thanks!!

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Corn! Oh no!!!! I can see that that would be a major challenge!!! Do you give him things that are mainly rice-based then?

With us its the nuts: most things that are dairy- and gluten-free are guaranteed to contain nuts!!!

Eden won't eat any (gluten-free) cereals nor drink any rice milk. Sometimes she will sip some soy milk.I have put her on a Calcium supplement. But she likes soy desserts.

She likes savory stuff and cookies as well as all fruit.

I think we will have to put her back on GLUTEN in order to get any results from the biopsy.

Is there anybody on here who has had a biopsy or whose child has had one? I would like to find out more about it BEFORE she has it.

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