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Help! I Keep Getting Glutened! Ugh!

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HI GUYS, I NEED SOME HELP. I'M STILL PRETTY NEW AT THIS ANY I'VE BEEN HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE LATELY. I DID GOOD FOR TWO MONTHS- THEN I WENT OFF FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS AND FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS I'VE BEEN STRUGGLING. EVERY THREE DAYS I GET GLUTENED. IS IT JUST ME OR DOES YOUR SYSTEM GET MORE SENSITIVE TO IT?

SO ANYWAYS, I NEED SOME IDEAS TO DO THE ELIMINATION DIET. I NEED A FEW VERY SAFE AND SATISFYING BUT CHEAP FOODS? THINGS I CAN LIVE ON SO I FEEL BETTER AND THEN START TO EXPLORE OTHER FOODS. :D THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER.-TINA

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Sorry that you are having a hard time.

Start a food journal. Record everthing that you eat and that will help you find out what the culprit is. Alot of foods can be irritants because you aren't healed.

When I feel bad, I go back to the basics. Simple unprocessed foods. Meats, seafood, rice, fresh veggies, potatoes and fruit.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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HI GUYS, I NEED SOME HELP. I'M STILL PRETTY NEW AT THIS ANY I'VE BEEN HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE LATELY. I DID GOOD FOR TWO MONTHS- THEN I WENT OFF FOR ABOUT TWO MONTHS AND FOR THE PAST THREE MONTHS I'VE BEEN STRUGGLING. EVERY THREE DAYS I GET GLUTENED. IS IT JUST ME OR DOES YOUR SYSTEM GET MORE SENSITIVE TO IT?

SO ANYWAYS, I NEED SOME IDEAS TO DO THE ELIMINATION DIET. I NEED A FEW VERY SAFE AND SATISFYING BUT CHEAP FOODS? THINGS I CAN LIVE ON SO I FEEL BETTER AND THEN START TO EXPLORE OTHER FOODS. :D THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN OFFER.-TINA

Hi Tina,

Yes you do become more sensitive. Though its worth it since overall you feel better. I look forward when they finish devjisinga pill lthat will make eating out easier. However for at home staying off gluten should be easy. Just don't use gluten products in you animal feed!! I suggest when you do go out invest in getting a cold pack and pack your food. It may seem weird but being sick is just out of the question.

I suggest you follow more of the paleo diet--meat, vegetables including roots and squashes and some fruit and if you aren't allergic nuts and seeds.

I find eating washed cooked quinoa very good as a grain staple in the morning especially. Plus I like making teff, quinoa, amaranth pancakes with a very small bit of potato flour thrown in as a binder (mashed bananamight work too) and cooked quinoa to make it more fluffy. I use baking soda and salt with melte d butter or coconut oil. I fry them with butter since th coconut oil makes them stick.

I top them with some fat and sugar free organic yogurt and some fruit and sunflower seeds. The Ethiopians however use teff pancakes as kind of plates for most of thier meals which they then eat after. The teff really sticks with you for the day and is completely gluten free as is quinoa and amaranth. Make sure when you get various fours they are not contaminated from gluten flours.

I usually eat potato or yam or sweet potato at night for dinner as a starch. You could use baked squash however or any number of roots.

Hope this helps. From what I hear this diet would be good for almost anyone. Humans have only been eating grains at he earliest for the last 15,000 years. And its way less than that if you are a north European. So we just aren't adapted for it.


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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I quit gluten and dairy, and felt better for a few weeks, but then still kept getting instestinal distress. I did some testing - reacted to 1/3 of the 150 food A.L.C.A.T test panel, and of the 46 foods tested at the allergist, only 10 had no reaction. He suggested I eat foods which had a +1 reaction as well as a 0 reaction, but I'm only eating them if they did NOT react on the A.L.C.A.T test.

My current diet is only 20 foods, but I am adding things back in every 3 days - its easy to see the reaction now, since I'm feeling good. I tried some chips and reacted - they were fried in canola, so now i'm avoiding that. I had some herbal tea last night, and reacted to that. I tried a b-complex this morning, and reacted to that. I would not have noticed these reactions so clearly before when I was eating so many reactive foods.

The tests arent cheap, esp the alc.at. My current safe foods are:soy, corn, potato, sweet potato, brocolli, green bean, lettuce, spinach, celery, tomato, avacado, grape, cantaloupe, Orange, Peach, black tea, Olive. I was able to add sunflower seeds. I reacted to every meat the allergist tested me for.

Its really a big task to cut down so far - i'm cooking seperately for the family. But I trust that, by the end of this, I will know exactly which foods are bothering me. I also suspect I'll never eat wheat again, even tho my celiac panel was negative, because it was a strong reaction on both of the other tests.

good luck figuring it out - a food diary is probaby easier for most people, I just couldnt remember to write down my foods.


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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I quit gluten and dairy, and felt better for a few weeks, but then still kept getting instestinal distress. I did some testing - reacted to 1/3 of the 150 food A.L.C.A.T test panel, and of the 46 foods tested at the allergist, only 10 had no reaction. He suggested I eat foods which had a +1 reaction as well as a 0 reaction, but I'm only eating them if they did NOT react on the A.L.C.A.T test.

My current diet is only 20 foods, but I am adding things back in every 3 days - its easy to see the reaction now, since I'm feeling good. I tried some chips and reacted - they were fried in canola, so now i'm avoiding that. I had some herbal tea last night, and reacted to that. I tried a b-complex this morning, and reacted to that. I would not have noticed these reactions so clearly before when I was eating so many reactive foods.

The tests arent cheap, esp the alc.at. My current safe foods are:soy, corn, potato, sweet potato, brocolli, green bean, lettuce, spinach, celery, tomato, avacado, grape, cantaloupe, Orange, Peach, black tea, Olive. I was able to add sunflower seeds. I reacted to every meat the allergist tested me for.

Its really a big task to cut down so far - i'm cooking seperately for the family. But I trust that, by the end of this, I will know exactly which foods are bothering me. I also suspect I'll never eat wheat again, even tho my celiac panel was negative, because it was a strong reaction on both of the other tests.

good luck figuring it out - a food diary is probaby easier for most people, I just couldnt remember to write down my foods.

I just wanted to add that in time your intestines will heal and its likely you will become less reactive fro the effects of likely leaky gut syndrome.

I also found I often could have something once or twice a week but not more often especially at first. Plus sometimes I found I could not eat certain things with other specific things but they were fine by themselves.

These days I discover I need to cook my fruit so I won't have an allergic reaction.

Taking herbs and or supplements and enzymes to heal the gut helps speed up the process of healing--assuming you aren't allergic to them. I have posts elsewhere that get into the specifics.

Hope this helps!


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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