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Greetings all,

I am a 24-year old woman who was recently diagnosed with celiac disease via endoscopy. I am trying my best to follow the diet, but am running into a lot of roadblocks. First off, I live in a small town in northern Alberta, Canada, and there is NO health food/celiac type store here. My partner and I aren't exactly rolling in gobs of money either, so shipping stuff in from elsewhere is likely to be more than we can afford. I just feel really bummed about the whole thing.

Sprued

ps I did come across La Messagere here though....very happy about that!

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Greetings all,

I am a 24-year old woman who was recently diagnosed with celiac disease via endoscopy. I am trying my best to follow the diet, but am running into a lot of roadblocks. First off, I live in a small town in northern Alberta, Canada, and there is NO health food/celiac type store here. My partner and I aren't exactly rolling in gobs of money either, so shipping stuff in from elsewhere is likely to be more than we can afford. I just feel really bummed about the whole thing.

Sprued

ps I did come across La Messagere here though....very happy about that!

Welcome Sprued,

Gluten free food does not have to be expensive and it's readily available. Start simple. Meat, fish, veggies, rice, potatoes, fruit and other naturally gluten free foods.

Gluten free processed food has come a LONG way in the last few years in taste and texture.

Here is a listing of companies who's policy is to list all forms of gluten, which makes label reading much easier. They will clearly list wheat, barley, rye and malt:

http://www.glutenfreeindy.com/foodlists/in...donothidegluten

It's rather rough in the beginning, but it does get easier. There is a great deal of information here on this site and you will find no better experts than here who generously give their time to help others.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Guest GFinSoCal

Hi there!

There is a wonderful company called: Bob's Red Mill. His website is www.bobsredmill.com

You can even purchase gluten free oats there now.

Do you have a Wal-mart close by at all. Most of the Wal-mart generics are gluten free and are clearly marked. Wal-mart has a puffed rice cereal is a plastic bag for 88 cents (here in California).

Good Luck!

Jenny

(Southern California)

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Also you can buy cheaper rice flour at an asian grocery, if you have one of those around - however, I admit I did a side-by-side comparison of my brown rice flour (shipped from amazon w/ shipping more than product price) and the asian white rice flour - the brown rice flour tasted better and the white rice flour was a little gummier. But still, it could be used for pancakes and quick breads, I'm sure.


Cara - 42, mom to dd 15, ds 12, ds 4

Off gluten and dairy (and tapioca ;-( ) since 11/07

A.L.C.A.T. test showed over 50 sensitive foods

Celiac panel came back negative.

Regular allergy testing reacted to every inhalant and all but 6 foods.

Slowly adding in foods, started w 19 and now have 25

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