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Im new here, not celliac, but I suspect GI at least, an alternative dr told me I was a few years ago I was allergic to Gluten and I couldnt make myself do anything about it then. Now......... I need to do something, my energy level is nil, my stomach is always bloated, my moods are ever changing, but then I am 46 and doing the perimenopause so what can I expect?? ha Anyway, I have been doing the gluten-free diet for about 3 days now and dont actually feel like Im going to die from depravity. Its really not too bad yet. Everyone's suggestions REALLY help as to what is good or not. I have spent enough money on "health" bread before only to find it is tasteless and too dense and it wasnt even gluten-free. There goes $5.00 in the trash. SO I am going to try the recipe that someone posted about, the flax gluten-free bread tomorrow, I cant wait to see how it is. Im tempted to try it in the bread machine, but have only used it once so Im not sure if it will work for this recipe. I got some rice/nut crackers, cant remember the company, I threw the box away and put them in a bag, anyway, they were AWESOME!!! So encouraging, I might could do this forever. Im not sure if I dont really have a load of candida overgrowth, GI and candida both have similar symptoms. I cant say I get sick from Gluten but there is no way I am going to the Dr and have them put me thru' the run around like Ive read about on here to find out, its a healthy way to eat so I think I'll do it and see how I feel. I cant thank you all enough for posting about all this stuff to help us newbies find our way. You have paved the road well! Jill

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Jill,

Glad to hear you have found some help. This board has helped me through some very tough times, both with celiac and just life in general. Some of the most caring and intelligent people I know call this board home. I can say that some gluten free food is so disappointing. There are some great breads, I use the grainless baker, but I know a lot of our members recommend Kinninick. Good Luck!


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Im new here, not celliac, but I suspect GI at least, an alternative dr told me I was a few years ago I was allergic to Gluten and I couldnt make myself do anything about it then. Now......... I need to do something, my energy level is nil, my stomach is always bloated, my moods are ever changing, but then I am 46 and doing the perimenopause so what can I expect?? ha Anyway, I have been doing the gluten-free diet for about 3 days now and dont actually feel like Im going to die from depravity. Its really not too bad yet. Everyone's suggestions REALLY help as to what is good or not. I have spent enough money on "health" bread before only to find it is tasteless and too dense and it wasnt even gluten-free. There goes $5.00 in the trash. SO I am going to try the recipe that someone posted about, the flax gluten-free bread tomorrow, I cant wait to see how it is. Im tempted to try it in the bread machine, but have only used it once so Im not sure if it will work for this recipe. I got some rice/nut crackers, cant remember the company, I threw the box away and put them in a bag, anyway, they were AWESOME!!! So encouraging, I might could do this forever. Im not sure if I dont really have a load of candida overgrowth, GI and candida both have similar symptoms. I cant say I get sick from Gluten but there is no way I am going to the Dr and have them put me thru' the run around like Ive read about on here to find out, its a healthy way to eat so I think I'll do it and see how I feel. I cant thank you all enough for posting about all this stuff to help us newbies find our way. You have paved the road well! Jill

Dear Jill,

Welcome to the forum! I can relate with the Candida. I have an essay if you are interested. I have a massive overgrowth I am sure. I have been on everything to cause it to go crazy. Birth control for ovarian cysts, then anywhere between two to four courses of antibiotics a year since birth due to broncchitis, (I am now 24) and steroids for asthma as a teenager. PM me with your personal e-mail for a copy of the essay.

Now, in order to welcome you to the forum, I have a persent for you! I have a list that should really help. This is overwhelming. I went through this with myself eight months ago. You spend most of your day cooking and cleaning obsessively. The rest you are on the phone with reps from companies trying to find out what is safe. I decided to save you the trouble!

1. There are a number of things in the regular grocery that are safe. Some things are labeled already. Wal-Mart's Great Value brand has numerous things you can eat.

2. For the love of God use Coupons on items you are allowed to eat. People can get them and print them out online even. Call some of the local stores and ask if they accept online coupons.

3. Check the ads online and in the newspaper. You would be surprised how many people do not do this.

4. Some items like rice flour and rice noodles are safe to buy at the Chinese or oriental market. The merchants are more than happy to help you if you cannot read the label.

Now, here is my list of great things to get you started:

Condiments:

Smart Balance Margarine*

Crisco Shortening

Crisco Oil

Pompeiian Olive Oil

Great Value soy sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce (all Lea & Perrins Products are safe)

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce

Kraft French Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Kraft Thousand Island Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Pace Picante Sauce

Ortega Salsa

All Classico Red and *White sauces

All Jif Peanut Butters including Smooth Sensations

Welch's Grape Jelly

Cool Whip*

Philadelphia Cream Cheese*

Miracle Whip

Daisy Sour Cream (fat-free, low-fat, regular)*

Snack Foods:

Utz Potato Chips (Found at Sam


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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NoGlueGirl

Thanks for this list of things to start with. I am not celiac but think that gluten and wheat have something to do with my hair loss. I have been gluten-free for about a week now and find that its not too bad .. but I spend alot of time in the store reading the labels. I do miss the bread for that quick lunch sandwich and plan on trying to make my own.

thanks again for the list! :)

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Thanks so much for the list, you pretty much answered my question.......... I didnt see Ranch REGULAR dressing on that list, is the "modified food starch" the problem? Dang................ I have found a site that actually the link was on here for candida, its called threelac, there is a man and his wife that had awful candida for YEARS and the link is to his testimony of what helped him, this threelac stuff. I may try that, its not too costly either. It can be a real bad problem if its out of control. Im going to print this list to take with me to the grocery store. You're a peach for provided it! Jill

I have a massive overgrowth I am sure. I have been on everything to cause it to go crazy.

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Dear maw3687,

You are so welcome for the list! I know this is difficult to adjust to. There are so many things we have to change. Anything that I can do to make it simpler for others is worthwhile. Convenient is definitely something this diet is not.

The Ener-G bread is pretty good. I have been eating it a bit too freely! It is surprisingly good! Do not get the tapioca loaf! It is bad news! The Brown Rice Loaf and White Rice Loaf are pretty good. There is also a yeast-free version of the white rice bread.

You are probably right about the hairloss. Gluten can cause that. Some people who are Celiac have Dermatitis Herpetiformis, which causes a severe skin condition upon coming into contact with gluten. Gluten Sensitivity has similar effects on skin for some people. The worst that could happen is you feel better!

Dear Jill,

Threelac is a good product from what I hear. I think some others I know on here take it. I take probiotics as well. They certainly help! I can tell when I have not taken them! The Ener-G rice bread without yeast is actually decent. You can make miniature pizzas with some Classico Sweet Tomato Basil Sauce, then top that with some Kraft Mozzerella (skim if you like) and Hormel Pepperoni and it is like you and pizza are reunited!

There are ranch dressings that are safe. Kraft is the best brand to go with. They have a very good labeling policy. As long as it is not listed, it is not in there! That is why I love Kraft!

I have a massive overgrowth. There is a lot that goes along with it. My tongue is always white and coated. I have the typical yeast problems, too. My lower abdomen is bloated a lot.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Dear maw3687,

You are so welcome for the list! I know this is difficult to adjust to. There are so many things we have to change. Anything that I can do to make it simpler for others is worthwhile. Convenient is definitely something this diet is not.

The Ener-G bread is pretty good. I have been eating it a bit too freely! It is surprisingly good! Do not get the tapioca loaf! It is bad news! The Brown Rice Loaf and White Rice Loaf are pretty good. There is also a yeast-free version of the white rice bread.

You are probably right about the hairloss. Gluten can cause that. Some people who are Celiac have Dermatitis Herpetiformis, which causes a severe skin condition upon coming into contact with gluten. Gluten Sensitivity has similar effects on skin for some people. The worst that could happen is you feel better!

Dear Jill,

Threelac is a good product from what I hear. I think some others I know on here take it. I take probiotics as well. They certainly help! I can tell when I have not taken them! The Ener-G rice bread without yeast is actually decent. You can make miniature pizzas with some Classico Sweet Tomato Basil Sauce, then top that with some Kraft Mozzerella (skim if you like) and Hormel Pepperoni and it is like you and pizza are reunited!

There are ranch dressings that are safe. Kraft is the best brand to go with. They have a very good labeling policy. As long as it is not listed, it is not in there! That is why I love Kraft!

I have a massive overgrowth. There is a lot that goes along with it. My tongue is always white and coated. I have the typical yeast problems, too. My lower abdomen is bloated a lot.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

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NoGluGirl-

I think I may have a candida problem as well - but I thought cutting out all sugar was the main thing to getting it under control?

Sheryll

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Sheryll


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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