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Hi, I need some assistance here. I am gluten,dairy,soy and shrimp free after going through a long time of not feeling well at all and spending some time in the hospital from anaflaxia.

I also have Cerebral Palsy. Which my alergies make that hard to deal with because my muscles react along with the allergic reaction. What can I eat?????

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I love to eat sweet potatoes. Kale. Quinoa. Salad. Chicken. Lamb. Flax seed. Fish. Sqaushes like acorn , butternut, delacotta I know it sounds really boring but you get used to it. Pretty much avoid anything processed or pre packaged even if it says gluten free it may have some slight contaminationwhich will set you back. Right now I'm trying to keepbit really basic until I get better so I can tell what I react to and what I don't because I've heard of people reacting to even rice Definatly no processed corn. no dairy. I'm no expert but thought I'd share what I'm allowing myself to eat. I call it the 500 year diet. If they didn't eat it 500 years ago I won't eat it.

one of my best friends has CP and he is a great person. He has problems with insomnia and depression ect... So I've tryed to get him to consider giving gluten-free a try to see if it gets better but he seems kinda stubborn about it so far

hang in there and you will learn to love eating ths way. It takes more effort but I feel like you will do better

Kudos for using this board and there is a lot of help and support here and you will learn a lot reading the posts and articles and such

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Hi, I need some assistance here. I am gluten,dairy,soy and shrimp free after going through a long time of not feeling well at all and spending some time in the hospital from anaflaxia.

I also have Cerebral Palsy. Which my alergies make that hard to deal with because my muscles react along with the allergic reaction. What can I eat?????

Check out the cooking board too. If you can still eat grains, try a variety of new ones. Quinoa, rice, wild rice, millet, amaranth, corn, and buckwheat (kashi) are all options. Vegetables and fruit are great-- substitute sweet potatoes and potatoes in for grains. Beans are also a great source of carbohydrates and protein. Lentils cook fast, canned beans are instant (check for additional ingredients before buying).

What did you eat pre-restrictions? Lots of ethnic foods are easy to make EXCEPT soy-based Asian food.

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I was your basic junk food junkie!! I was raised on a lot of ethnic foods. Then I got out on my own and there was really nothing I wouldn't try at least once. Then I started getting sick and trying to keep up with life in general. The doctor told me for years that it was the simple fact that I have CP. When I landed in the hospital.

It was a stoke of luck that my symtoms were that of an allergic reaction. So they ran a allergy panel and low and behold Iwas allergic to almost every thing I eat. Most meds and a whole list of medications.

I didn't really know how to react. I told the doctor over and over some thing was wrong and I was right.

People with CP or a disability in general tend to try and control what they can. Ask your friend if he/she? would feel much better if they could sleep though the night with out being blown out of bed with muscle spasms?!

thank you for your thoughts

Marie

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Thank you for the info I will check it out.

Marie

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Thank you for the info I will check it out.

Marie

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talked to my friend, he said he has some muscle tension that keeps him awake, and a racing mind prob doesn't help either. i found out recently that a magnesium deficiency could be a cause of insomnia. geuss what? gluten sensitivity could cause the deficiency, which reminds me; make sure you are getting omega oils, like fish oil, and sublingual B12 is a must, I also take calcium and a multi-vitimin, i understand vit D is important for us,

He said CP is why he has muscle spasms, but i've had similar experiences with panic/anxiety attacks, and i mean real ones, scary ones, and I don't have CP. who knows. anyways, I told him about your post, so I hope it helps him consider dropping the gluten as an experiment! peace, R

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Racing thoughts is just part of CP.So is depression. It has some thing to do with the part of the brain that was damaged causing the CP in the first place anxiety is part of it too. I think it has some thing to do with people not taking us seriously.

We are easily dismissed because we have CP. Bugs the snot out of me! I tell ya! I had to go head to head with my doctor yesturday. I was quickly told I am the most pig headed woman he knew! I told him that is how I get my point a cross.

The main thing is to keep trying I guess. Tell your friend that if his grand experiment doesn't work the worst thing that could happen is it would give him room in his jeans to go on a junk food binge! I lost 45 pds in 3 months getting of gluten. I am starting to turn around a little the problem is because of the muscle tenssion we use so much energy twice the average person.

Chocolate is gluten free I live off it!! :D

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