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I was diagnosed with celiac disease two years ago, and though I've been very diligent about eating gluten free, still didn't feel much better. Last week I was diagnosed as soy intolerant. Dairy doesn't agree with me, also most nuts. I've been dealing with IBS symptoms as well. I feel somewhat overwhelmed with all this and am trying to find foods, recipes, vitamin supplements that are safe for me to ingest. Any suggestions?

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We have alot in common! When things started flaring up on me, I was already dairy-intolerant. Doctors could not find a problem, but my doc did suggest I start eating yogurt with the good bacteria in it to replenish what my digestion was probably missing. But being dairy-intolerant, yogurt was not possible. I ended up having to quit taking all my vitamins etc. I finally found Kirkman Labs online. THey do supplements and vitamins and have a great selection of allergen-free products. They have a acidolphilus supplement that I took double-doses for 2 weeks and it really did seem to help. I had done alot of research on my own and figured I had what was calle "leaky gut" and EVERYTHING I ate ran thru badly. After the 2 wks. of the acidolphilus I could see that not EVERYTHING was so hard on my system. THen I started the elimination diet and in time I discovered to be gluten-intolerant, nut-intolerant, bean-intolerant, rice-intolerant, egg-intolerant all added to my already dairy-intolerance. Makes finding ready-made products hard to find that are free of all these. But little by little I'm learning and finding recipes and getting used to a more whole food diet. Best wishes!!

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Start with what you CAN have. List basic things and see what you can do with them. I can't have gluten, dairy and all grains and many vegetables due to their carbs. I generally avoid eggs. On top of that I have a list of 26 things I have to eliminate due to reaction to allergy testing(for the next month-temporary until we introduce them back one by one to see if they have to be eliminated for longer). I rearranged my spices, fridge, pantry etc. so that I don't have to visually sort through to find the stuff I can have everytime- so that I'm just looking at what I CAN have.

So this is what my menus have looked like lately-

chicken marinated in olive oil, rosemary and lime, plain spaghetti squash or steamed califlower and brussel sprouts roasted with bacon

shrimp mixed with corriander and salt, sauteed with red onion, served with avacado and squirted with lime

canned pumpkin mixed with coconut oil, ham or bacon or homemade sausage patties made with ground pork, thyme, salt, sage and an egg

ham sauteed with cabbage, steamed califlower

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Start with what you CAN have. So this is what my menus have looked like lately-

chicken marinated in olive oil, rosemary and lime, plain spaghetti squash or steamed califlower and brussel sprouts roasted with bacon

shrimp mixed with corriander and salt, sauteed with red onion, served with avacado and squirted with lime

canned pumpkin mixed with coconut oil, ham or bacon or homemade sausage patties made with ground pork, thyme, salt, sage and an egg

ham sauteed with cabbage, steamed califlower

Excellent advice and menu!

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We have alot in common! When things started flaring up on me, I was already dairy-intolerant. Doctors could not find a problem, but my doc did suggest I start eating yogurt with the good bacteria in it to replenish what my digestion was probably missing. But being dairy-intolerant, yogurt was not possible. I ended up having to quit taking all my vitamins etc. I finally found Kirkman Labs online. THey do supplements and vitamins and have a great selection of allergen-free products. They have a acidolphilus supplement that I took double-doses for 2 weeks and it really did seem to help. I had done alot of research on my own and figured I had what was calle "leaky gut" and EVERYTHING I ate ran thru badly. After the 2 wks. of the acidolphilus I could see that not EVERYTHING was so hard on my system. THen I started the elimination diet and in time I discovered to be gluten-intolerant, nut-intolerant, bean-intolerant, rice-intolerant, egg-intolerant all added to my already dairy-intolerance. Makes finding ready-made products hard to find that are free of all these. But little by little I'm learning and finding recipes and getting used to a more whole food diet. Best wishes!!

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Thanks so much for the information. I'll check out the site for supplements, have another meeting with my dietician/nutritionist, and start the research. I, too, have self diagnosed some of my intolerances (like nuts, dairy, ) but am still unsure about some things. If you would like to share some recipes or suitable products you've found I would love it and will reciprocate with some of my findings. Thank you!

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I have been dairy free for about 4 years, gluten and soy free for 1 1/2 yrs, and have recently had to stop eating tree nuts. I am also type 2 diabetic so a lot of the gluten free rice products are off limits for me. One of the things that have helped me so much are seeds. I use pumpkin (pepitas), sunflower seeds, and flax seeds in baking. You can make your own pumpkin seed flour by putting raw pumpkin seeds (the green ones) in a coffee/spice grinder for a few seconds. I have also done this with raw sunflower seeds. It is easy to find flax meal. You can use these seed flours in any recipe that calls for a nut flour. They also have great nutritional value.

I'm going to go to the health food store this week and see what else is available. Since I have not been able to use almond milk anymore I have replaced it with hemp milk. I buy the unsweetened one to use in place of milk in baking and I use trans fat free shortening in place of butter.

I know you can buy peanut flour as well but I haven't tried it.

I didn't think there was anyone else like me out there! :o

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Gluten, dairy, soy AND corn intolerant here. Yep.... I feel ya. Thinking about what you can have is the only way, if you start thinking about what you can't have it feels easier just to take a bullet.

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I didn't think there was anyone else like me out there! :o

I have almost all of the same issues as you! I'm gluten, soy, and dairy intolerant and have recently stopped eating almonds, walnuts, and pistachios due to GI symptoms. It basically feels like I've been glutened when I eat these nuts now, which for me is stomach rumbling, tummy discomfort, D, and bloating, and GAS..ugh. I'm so disappointed because I relied on nuts for healthy snacks. I find that when I eat some foods in excess, I seem to develop an intolerance. I'm so frustrated. I've already given up peanut butter, hummus, and dates...and I think it's because I just have eaten too much of it in the past. Now it's nuts....makes me wonder, when will it stop? Or is there an underlying problem that needs to be fixed? Ugh, I don't know. Just wanted to say I relate to you and I feel your pain!!

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