• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

How Does Everybody Afford This Diet
0

9 posts in this topic

I was diagnoised 4 months ago abd I am on a very very limited budget, how does everybody do this? I am still having a lot of problems but after reading some of the post I gues I need to find out what some of my other food allergies might me. Is the gluten free bread bad for us? I love cheese and I can not tolarte that veg and soy stuff, I have been able to drink the almond milk, but t he cheeses I could not handle. I had a weight loss surgery 6 years ago matter of fact that is what brought this to the surface for me, and because of that I can not tolarte sweet pot, broccoli calfiflower you know all the good stuff, and I am not a big rice eater. I do like basmita and someone suggested the brown rice so I will try t hat. I have been having a lot of trouble with low blood sugars because I can not afford to eat my bread like I need to. I will try the white corn that was suggated to me also. What luncheon meat is safe as due to my weight loss surgery I am suppose to eat 90 grams of protien a day. This diet does confuse me a lot as I have not had a chance to get to the support group as I was sick :( .

I just don't know how I can do this because of the cost does anyone have suggestions?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:
Ads by Google:


Are you still on dairy? Dairy (cheese) could be causing you problems as well. If you can, I would suggest going off of it for six months and giving yourself a chance to heal.

As far as the diet, I too have found it more expensive only because I was a vegan before hand and lived off of gluten and soy. Your basic meats, veggies and fruits need to be a main stay. It should be pretty easy to get your protein in without the dairy. Can't fruits help with the blood sugar?

Brown rice is very good and does have some good fiber and protein.

If you are willing to make your own bread, the startup cost could be more but the savings in the long run far outweigh that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I eat whole foods and whole gluten free whole grains. And I buy most of it in bulk from the health food store .. be careful with the bulk bins though .. you only want to buy from these if you are certain that there is no cross contamination ...

I just eat the gluten free specialty foods from time to time as a treat. I no longer make the breads, since I found out I feel a whole lot better when I am not eating processed grains ... good luck ... marcia

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are you still on dairy? Dairy (cheese) could be causing you problems as well. If you can, I would suggest going off of it for six months and giving yourself a chance to heal.

As far as the diet, I too have found it more expensive only because I was a vegan before hand and lived off of gluten and soy. Your basic meats, veggies and fruits need to be a main stay. It should be pretty easy to get your protein in without the dairy. Can't fruits help with the blood sugar?

Brown rice is very good and does have some good fiber and protein.

If you are willing to make your own bread, the startup cost could be more but the savings in the long run far outweigh that.

I love to cook. I am just having a hard time finding a good bread recp. I tried one in BH book the french bread and it tasted like fried mush. What is okay luncheon meat? Does any one have aeal good bread rect?

I love to cook. I am just having a hard time finding a good bread recp. I tried one in BH book the french bread and it tasted like fried mush. What is okay luncheon meat? Does any one have aeal good bread rect?

Yes I am still on the cheese am having a very hard time giving that up. I know I have to though until I heal

I eat whole foods and whole gluten free whole grains. And I buy most of it in bulk from the health food store .. be careful with the bulk bins though .. you only want to buy from these if you are certain that there is no cross contamination ...

I just eat the gluten free specialty foods from time to time as a treat. I no longer make the breads, since I found out I feel a whole lot better when I am not eating processed grains ... good luck ... marcia

I live in upstate new York area syracuse and they do not have the big bins, how about ordering the bulkk through the mail is that safe?

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can't help with the bread recipes as I'm not really eating it yet. As for ordering in bulk, I've read here that Amazon has good prices on some things. Also, Asian markets are a great place to find rice and some other items at good prices. I'm still learning my way around this diet, but have finally realized I can find a LOT at the regular grocery store and only go elsewhere for very few things. Come to think of it, most of the "specialty" items I'm purchasing at the health food store are for my 5 year old. Anyway, I know it's not much, but hope it helps :)

Oh, and here's a listing of some gluten-free lunchmeats from Hormel. The have a great gluten-free product listing at: http://www.hormel.com/faq/faqList.asp?catitemid=41

Pre-Packaged Refrigerated Lunch Meats Not Containing Gluten

* HORMEL® Spiced Ham

* HORMEL® BLACK LABEL® Chopped Ham

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Black Forest Ham

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Cooked Corned Beef

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Cooked Ham

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Cooked Pastrami

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Double Smoked Ham

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Honey Ham

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Oven Roasted Turkey Breast

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Prosciuto Ham

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Seasoned Roast Beef

* HORMEL® Deli Sliced Smoked Turkey Breast

* HORMEL® HOMELAND® Hard Salami

* HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE™ Honey Deli Ham

* HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE™ Cooked Deli Ham

* HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE™ Smoked Deli Ham

* HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Honey Deli Turkey

* HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Oven Roasted Deli Turkey

* HORMEL® NATURAL CHOICE® Smoked Deli Turkey

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Ads by Google:


I love to cook. I am just having a hard time finding a good bread recp. I tried one in BH book the french bread and it tasted like fried mush. What is okay luncheon meat? Does any one have aeal good bread rect?

As far as store bought bread my family has liked enjoy life sandwich bread, and food for life breads (not ezekiel), their rice breads...they also have a millet bread.

I make homemade bread from Annalise Roberts gluten-free Baking Classics cookbook. It does use dairy and eggs in the cookbook. I just sub the dairy. I can eat eggs so I don't have to worry about that.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For bread I use kinnikinnick bread and bun mix. It costs $6 plus change and it makes about 4 loafs of bread.

I dont put milk in it, just water for regular bread. It is kinda crumby but it has a good flavor. My 2 year old loves it.

For lunch meat I use walmart great value turkey breast and ham lunch meats. It lists gluten free on the label. Very cost effective and tastes good too.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I make all my food from scratch, except for VERY rare occasions when I'll have something as a special treat. Otherwise it would certainly cost a fortune.

If you aren't a big rice eater, you may want to pick up the habit :) There are a number of different rices to choose from, and the texture/taste vary widely. So try different ones and in different recipes too. I particularly like the short grain rices, since they tend to have a "sticky" texture (commonly used in Asian cooking) as opposed to the dryer seporated texture of long grain rices (like those in Italian dishes). It's just a matter of preference.

Anyway, there are plenty of other grains to experiment with, such as millet, quinoa, teff, amaranth, buckwheat, etc. Of course, if you can eat corn, that's quite versatile too, and there's nothing stopping you from mixing different ones together. Just account for any differences in cooking times.

When you say you can't tolerate veggies, do you mean you don't like them, or you have some sort of digestive reaction to them? In either case it can be that you need to adjust to them. Start small, and work your way into more at a comfortable pace. You do need the nutrients, so it's either veggies (and of course fruits) or spending a ton on supplements. The choice is yours, but you'll certainly do far better with whole, nutritious foods.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A lot of the applegate farms lunch meats and other products are gluten free. I think I used to buy the Oscar Meyer shaved deli slices (that come in a little plastic container). I eat them in lettuce wraps, or (if you can tolerate dairy), put cheese in the middle and do a 'roll-up' with the meat and cheese...or a rollup with meat and cream cheese.

try the kinnicknick pizza crusts...kind of like a flat bread....I really enjoyed them! Also, bob's red mill makes a good mix...serve it warm with butter.

(I can't eat them anymore due to other issues, but this is what I used to eat.) Hope it helps.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      106,443
    • Total Posts
      930,587
  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      63,865
    • Most Online
      3,093

    Newest Member
    vprovenzatn
    Joined
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Just recently diagnosed and wondering has anyone else experienced constant benching/gas, chest burning, and constipation?? 
    • and once that's happened if results are negative please do properly trial the gluten free diet regardless. So much of what you've posted suggests you're on the right track with this, results notwithstanding. Good luck!
    • Hi Galaxy, This does not mean that you don't have celiac.  You need a full panel done.  I only test positive on the DGP IgA test.  You still need tTG IgG, DGP IgA, DGP IgG and EMA.  Ask your Dr to order the rest?  Do keep eating gluten until all testing is complete and definitely keep advocating for yourself!  You deserve to feel good!! ((((((Hugs))))))
    • HI all. Blood, genetic and 3 biopsies diagnosed Celiac 2007. Spent 10 years on elimination diet of 9 foods to have stable colon and CRP. Never had bad Celiac numbers and my weight dropped 90 lbs from inflamation under control. Great cholesterol. Last two years have been adding foods. Last summer developed sharp pain in right flank, severe. After ultrasounds and MRI no diagnosis. Three back to back bladder infections and high CRP, Westergreen and Cholesterol later I went back to elimination diet for 30 days. Hard with food and starvation fear. Blood perfect again. Just wanted to share that obviously some food I added took me down hard. I am militant gluten-free and my Celiac blood work was normal throughout. Pain is gone. Anyone else experience this. Did you find out what it was and what test or Lab? Thanks to all who share here.
    • http://www.popsci.com/peppers-marijuana-gut Found this and found it interesting,  I will admit I love making edibles and it always seemed to help with my gut lol. "Your gut is something of an immunological mystery. Unlike the rest of the body, which tends to treat foreign invaders with a singular purpose—seek and destroy—the stomach cannot afford to be so indiscriminate. It exists to help fuel the body, and that means routinely welcoming foreign bodies in the form food. “If we injected ourselves with the food that we eat, we would have a massive immune response,” said Pramod Srivastava, an immunologist at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. When our gut’s immune system starts acting more like that of the rest of the body, the gut gets inflamed and starts attacking its own cells. The end result is illness. Diseases like celiac (an autoimmune reaction to gluten) and ulcerative colitis (one of two types of Inflammatory Bowel Disease, the other being Crohns) occur when the gut’s immune system starts treating food, and our own body, like an interloper. These conditions often leaves sufferers in tremendous pain and at an increased risk of both malnutrition and colon cancer. But if researchers could figure out how to calm down that immunological response, it might be possible to create a treatment. Srivastava’s recent study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences suggests we may be one step closer to finding a cure. He found that anandamide, a chemical that the body makes naturally and that is very similar to chemicals found in marijuana, helps calm down the immune system—at least in the guts of mice. If his studies hold up in humans, he says it could eventually lead to a cure for ulcerative colitis. To understand how Srivastava came to this conclusion it helps to look at his earlier work. Srivastava found that when he exposed immune cells to hot temperatures that the cells became highly activated—in other words, the immune cells went to work. Previous studies have shown that elevated body temperatures (better known as fevers) can help immune cells work better. But what Srivastava wanted to know was why. How exactly did the cells know that it was getting hot in there? “It was known that there were certain calcium cells that open up in the nerves when they are exposed to high temperature,” said Srivastava. “So, if the hand encounters a hot stove, those calcium cells open, calcium falls into the nerve and that nerve impulse goes to the brain, and we know that it is warm or hot.” It turns out that the same calcium channel is also how immune cells knew that their Petri dishes were getting warm. If physically hot temperatures activate the immune cells, Srivastava wondered, would capsaicin—the chemical that makes chili peppers feel hot—do the same? The answer was yes. Immune cells exposed to chili pepper in a Petri dish behaved just like cells exposed to higher temperatures. But our cells aren’t exposed to capsaicin directly when we bite into a spicy dish. So Srivastava fed the chemical to mice with type 1 Diabetes (which, like IBD, stems from autoimmune inflammation) to mimic our actual exposure. Since the Petri dish experiments showed that heat and capsaicin tended to make immune cells more active, the mice fed capsaicin should have developed more diabetes than the control group. But the opposite happened. Srivastava found that capsaicin didn’t ramp up the immune cells in their guts—it chilled them out. The mice fed capsaicin actually stopped being diabetic. It turns out something else happens when a mouse chows down on capsaicin. A special kind of immune cell, CX3CR1, also gets activated. And that immune cell tends to suppress immune responses in the gut. Since the body can’t really depend on a steady diet of chili peppers to keep us healthy, Srivastava went looking to see what else binds to the same calcium channel as capsaicin. He discovered that anandamide does. Anandamide was discovered in the 1980s when researchers were trying to make sense of why our body, especially the brain, has cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids, found in marijuana, are part of a class of chemicals that can alter neurotransmission in the brain. Nature didn't develop those sensors just so humans could get stoned: anandamide is similar to the cannabinoids found in marijuana, but our body actually produces it. “The person who discovered anandamide had an interest in Indian languages,” said Srivastava. “And in India, the word ‘ananda’ means bliss.” Nobody knows whether anandamide actually induces a sense of bliss, but mice fed anandamide experienced the same healing effects—stretching from the esophagus down through the stomach—as mice fed capsaicin. Srivastava also discovered that when he gave mice capsaicin, it seemed to stimulate their bodies' production of anandamide. In both cases, it was ultimately the anandamide that was healing the gut, which suggests that other cannabinoids like marijuana might have a similar effect. As with all studies, there are some limitations. Srivastava’s work was done in mice, not people. But it does fall in line with anecdotes from IBD sufferers who have found that marijuana relieves some of their symptoms, and other studies that have found that people who eat chili peppers live longer. Because anandamide is a cannabinoid, it’s pretty heavily regulated—you can’t just give it to humans. As a result, Srivastava hopes to work with public health authorities in Colorado—the land of medical (and recreational) marijuana—to see if legalization has led to any improvement in colitis patients who consume edibles. If it has, that could help Srivastava make the case for a study that repeats his experiment in human patients. In the meantime? Well, if you live in Colorado and want to try something new for your IBD, you're sure in luck. But most patients should probably hold off on trying to mimic the study results at home: many IBD patients report negative reactions to spicy foods, likely because they increase stomach acid and often contain nightshade plants. So guzzling hot sauce might not be a safe way to boost your body's anandamide production."
  • Upcoming Events