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My husband found this on CnnSI today and fowarded it to me. It seems like Drew Brees is gluten (amongst other things) intollerent. He should come and join us here on the message board!!

BREES'S DIET: DOs-'N'-DON'Ts

Brees's long list of food allergies includes dairy, wheat, gluten, eggs and nuts. "If I stayed away from everything I'm allergic to, I'd lose 20 pounds," says the 6-foot 209-pounder. "Some are minor allergies, some major. I listen to my body and do the best I can." Here's Brees's diet regimen on a nongame day. He drinks water throughout the day and at meals.

7:30 a.m. Two wheat- and gluten-free waffles or pancakes. Four strips bacon or two links sausage. Side of corn grits or potato hash browns. A peach, pear or four slices of cantaloupe or honeydew.

Mid-morning (postworkout) AdvoCare recovery shake. About 10 ounces and 230 calories, it's vitamin-packed and high in soy protein. He drinks a second shake in the afternoon after the Saints practice.

2 p.m. Grilled chicken breast or grilled redfish fillet with a side of rice or green beans. Or shrimp and sausage gumbo.

7 p.m. "I love the New Orleans flavor," says Brees. "We go out a lot." A typical restaurant order: turtle soup, shrimp r


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Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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Curious about the New Orleans dishes as they are started with a "roux" which is is wheat flour. Can this roux be made with non gluten flour?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

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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Most of the roux directions that I've seen only say "flour". I have made a roux with gluten-free flour. Its really no different than a substitute for wheat flour used as a thickener in gravy, etc.

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I've tried using rice flour and it didn't work.

The QB is mentioning his "typical restaurant" order and I'm no expert, but I can't imagine the roux in restaurant being made of gluten-free flour. Hope the QB knows this.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

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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I've tried using rice flour and it didn't work.

Just have to jump in here. What kind of rice flour did you use? I use sweet rice flour and have made a roux several times. Even my mother in law (who lived in New Orleans for a while) thought the gravy was delicious and the texture good.


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Started Specific Carbohydrate Diet on 8-16-09 because son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and want to give him moral support.

Diagnosed with Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome in 2003. Discovered that going completely gluten-free put me in remission.

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I don't recall, it was a few years ago; it could have been Ener-G Brand


Husband has Celiac Disease and

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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I will definately try the sweet rice flour! Are there any special directions for using it. There are a couple of dishes that I have not made in sometime because I couldn't quite get the roux thing worked out and my kids would be extatic to see them return to the menu. As far as all of those yummy dishes our friend Drew is eating down in the big easy...I suppose he isn't just the average joe walking in off the street. Something tells me he has "connections" if you know what I mean! (Especially after the game on Saturday!!!) :lol:


Amy

Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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if I had known this a few days ago, there might have been some way to get gluten in his food so the Eagles could have beaten the Saints yesterday... though it really would have had to have been mccallister who was the celiac the way he ran all over the birds

on a side note, earlier this year, Bobby Engram (a WR for the seahawks) was diagnosed with Graves disease if I'm not mistaken..


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- gluten free since January, 2006

- multiple food intolerances temporarily from leaky gut and candida

- positive test for lyme disease - April, 2007

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We make roux with cornstarch. We cook a lot of cajun food and it works for us.


ELIZABETH

gluten-free (04.17.2006)

corn-free (03.27.2007)

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I use potato starch to make a roux--never a problem :)

Interesting about Drew Brees--yes, he should come join us!


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I'll have to try these other options for the roux.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

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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Me too!!! Thanks everyone. I can't even begin to explain how wonderful it is to eat really tasty food again, however all of this tasty food is making my jeans too tight!!!!


Amy

Diagnosed by biopsy with DH August 2005

Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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The QB is mentioning his "typical restaurant" order and I'm no expert, but I can't imagine the roux in restaurant being made of gluten-free flour. Hope the QB knows this.

Did you see what he signed for when he went to the Saints? I doubt he's going to the same restaurants or being treated the same as a normal person off the street would. :lol:

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I make roux all the time with my standard blend: rice, potato, and cornstarch. It works beautifully every time.

That's awesome about Drew Brees though!


Alright, don't worry even if things end up a bit too heavy

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Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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I'm sure the Chef's at "Commanders Palace" can make him a gluten free jambalaya or gluten free etoufee...

speaking of Roux, would anyone care to contriubute a Gluten Free Gumbo recipe????

Please provude instructions on how to make a suitable roux...

:)

The only gluteny part of nearly any gumbo recipe is the roux, so substitute accordingly.

a roux is:

1 part flour

to

1 part butter

Melt the butter over medium heat and whisk in the flour, cook, stirring constantly, around 3 minutes or so until you have a hot bubbly paste. Add liquid as called for by the recipe and you're in business!

Bronco, you're basically making gravy whenever you make a roux, if it helps you to think of it that way, since I know you're fond of my chicken fried steak :)


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Well we'll float on good news is on the way...

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I'm sure the Chef's at "Commanders Palace" can make him a gluten free jambalaya or gluten free etoufee...

speaking of Roux, would anyone care to contriubute a Gluten Free Gumbo recipe????

Please provude instructions on how to make a suitable roux...

:)

If you go to Foodtv.com Emeril has at least one seafood gumbo that is made without a roux. The one I saw was the episode with Jimmy Buffet and it looked wonderful. We have planned on making it here but I never seem to have the time or all the ingredients, lol. They shouldn't be hard to find on the site, usually the roux is the first thing listed.


Amy

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Diagnosed with hypo-thyroidism December 2005

Diagnosed by biopsy with Celiac July 2006

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If you go to Foodtv.com Emeril has at least one seafood gumbo that is made without a roux. The one I saw was the episode with Jimmy Buffet and it looked wonderful. We have planned on making it here but I never seem to have the time or all the ingredients, lol. They shouldn't be hard to find on the site, usually the roux is the first thing listed.

My dad made like a gumbo soup. It didn't have the roux and was soup like, but the floving was just like gumbo. I'll see if I can get the recipe, but think he just used the same floving and put them in water or some sort of broth. It was very simple. Made it on his lunch hour.

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I went to the Whole Foods here in New Orleans on Thursday looking for something quick (I was still in the middle of running errands.) And was looking at their salad and soup bar and the soups are clearly labeled on bottom what is in them. Their chicken and sausage gumbo was gluten free. It contained soy but nothing else and i double checked the ingredients. It was nice and thick like gumbo, not really seasoned that well but I just used some seasoning mix and got it nice and tasty. though i was almost freaking out on the phone with dad I was so excited.

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