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My son and i were diagnosed in Nov with Celiac --but in the process of elimination we have found we cannot tolerate dairy( casein), soy, beans, yeast, or obviously gluten....we were drinking Rice Dream but still getting stomach aches and they do something with barley though they say there isn't a possiblitiy of gluten in their product... just wondering what others might do in this situation?

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Rice Dream used to say on the container that it contains a certain percent of barley extract. Apparently Rice Dream then decided to change the packaging saying that it's gluten-free but they never changed the formula.

I use either Almond Milk, Hemp Milk or Trader Joes/Whole Foods brand Rice Milk. Trader joes (if you have one near you) has their own brand of Rice Milk that says "soy free, gluten free, dairy free" and is free of many other things.

It tastes exactly the same as Rice Dream, to me.

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Rice Dream uses barley in the processing of their rice milks.

I use Pacific Brand Rice and Almond Milks--the plain and vanilla varities of both. They are very good :)

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You may want to try Almond Breeze by Blue Diamond. The vanilla unsweetened does not contain sugar also, and is pretty tasty.

I need to avoid wheat,sugar,soy, and many other things and this has been working out well for me. It may be hard to find--I get mine at Whole Foods. Good Luck!!!

:)

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If you can have nuts, you can make your own nut milk with a blender or food processor. I suppose rice milk can be made in a similar fashion. For a sweetener, try Stevia, which is natural, zero carbs and zero sugars. Just be sure to get the pure powder.

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I enjoyed the 360 brand rice milk (cheaper) and the blue diamond almond milk - the vanilla was a treat in my coffee! Now i'm off rice and almonds (grr), and i've started with the vance's darifree potato milk. Its not as good as rice and almond, but its not as strong as soy milk, which i could NOT find a brand I liked. i havent tried hemp milk yet, but i believe its expensive. My sons also liked the rice and almond.

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For a sweetner a lot of people prefer agave nectar. Stevia isn't the same across the board, you really have to experiment with it because each product and each batch can be at a different strength.

Agave is very good for you to from what I have read oh and it is supposed to be easier to use.

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For a sweetner a lot of people prefer agave nectar. Stevia isn't the same across the board, you really have to experiment with it because each product and each batch can be at a different strength.

Agave is very good for you to from what I have read oh and it is supposed to be easier to use.

It is true that the cheaper Stevia products vary in quality and taste. I did a lot of research, tested a few brands and types, and settled on the pure powder from Stevita. All the other brands that I've found have an aftertaste, and seem to be made in China :o

Agave is primarily fructose, which some folks obviously need to limit, such as when dealing with candida. While not as bad as sucrose (ordinary sugar), I for one don't care for the idea of a candida regrowth. I haven't looked into any other possible concerns, though I suppose it would be along the same lines as eating a bunch of fruit. But to each his or her own.

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You may want to try Almond Breeze by Blue Diamond. The vanilla unsweetened does not contain sugar also, and is pretty tasty.

I need to avoid wheat,sugar,soy, and many other things and this has been working out well for me. It may be hard to find--I get mine at Whole Foods. Good Luck!!!

:)

Doesn't Almond Breeze contain soy lecithin? I know the new "reformulated" version of Pacific Foods almond milk has soy lecithin in it too. I don't always go out of my way to avoid lecithin, but I know some people have to...

I switched to Westsoy rice milk a few months ago and I like it sooo much better than almond milk. It is soy-free and has a really good flavor. :)

-Sara-

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My son and i were diagnosed in Nov with Celiac --but in the process of elimination we have found we cannot tolerate dairy( casein), soy, beans, yeast, or obviously gluten....

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Hi 'Katifer',

I'm surprised nobody suggested 'Darifree' as a substitute it's a potato based milk alternative!

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Here's a link. 'Darifree'

Best Regards,

David

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Doesn't Almond Breeze contain soy lecithin? I know the new "reformulated" version of Pacific Foods almond milk has soy lecithin in it too. I don't always go out of my way to avoid lecithin, but I know some people have to...

Yeah, I was pretty peeved when Pacific added soy lecithin to their almond milk. But their hazelnut milk is still gluten/dairy/soy-free, so I still use that. I also like Living Harvest's vanilla hemp milk, but it's a good deal more expensive than the hazelnut milk.

Jeanne

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