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gluten-free In Egypt?

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I'm going to spend a week teaching in Egypt (Cairo) next january.

I've been gluten-free for 6 months now, but still undergoing a lot of crisis and pain even though I'm very careful with everything I eat.

I'm starting to worry about what I'll be able to eat in Egypt (+ afraid of the language problem).

Have you been there? How did you manage?

Thanks!

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It is unlikely that their staple is one of the gluten grains (that is a mostly European and American thing). Stick with basic foods (vegetables, fruits, meat) and rice and don't even bother with trying to find any specialty items. One weeks is such a short time that you can even bring enough snacks with you. You should be fine.


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It is unlikely that their staple is one of the gluten grains (that is a mostly European and American thing). Stick with basic foods (vegetables, fruits, meat) and rice and don't even bother with trying to find any specialty items. One weeks is such a short time that you can even bring enough snacks with you. You should be fine.

Thanks for your help! I hope I'll be fine! :)

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I asked my son who has lived in Cairo about this. He said that if you are staying at a nice hotel you should not have any trouble getting American food. But if not, stick to rice and beans.

He's not gluten free, but he knows what it entails.

Good luck .. Sounds like fun ... Marcia ...


Jan 1990 - Dx CFS/ME/FM (URI's, Ataxia, myoclonus, orthostatic hypotension, insomnia, brain fog, swollen lymph nodes, sore throat... ) Completely Disabled (housebound and bedridden at times)

2004 - Digestive pain all the time.

May 2004 - Hiatal hernia, erosive gastritis, gastroparesis (endoscopy)

August 2004 - Colon polyps, diverticulitus, internal hemorrhoids (colonoscopy)

No relief from Nexium, Prilosec, Protonix, Zelnorm, Miralax, Imodium, Lomotil ...

July 2005 - GP recommended WFDFSFEFCF + vegan (Also, anything that hurts free)

Immediately stopped needing naps and digestive pain reduced.

Sept 2005 - GFDFCFSFEF + chemical free - Immediately stopped feeling jittery / buzzing and digestive issues were much better.

June 2006 - Dx B12 and iron deficient. Started B12 injections and using cast iron pan.

August 2006 - MYOCLONUS GONE. (off Klonopin)

September 2006 - ATAXIA, INSOMNIA and Feeling like the floor was moving under my feet gone.

June 19, 2007 - Positive DQ2, Dx Celiac

October 2007 - Sleeping like a baby, waking up with energy, but still having fatigue/stamina issues

Nov 2007 - Started Paleo diet for chronic hypoglycemia

April 2008 - GTT normal. I'm no longer hypoglycemic. Started Low oxalate diet for kidney stones.

May 1, 2008 - Began salt loading for OI/NMH - noticed immediately muscle weakness was gone. I was sodium deficient but my labs don't reflect it. Still working on OI and PEM.

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