How to become gluten free?

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I am in the process of starting research on a gluten free diet. I was wondering if anyone has any good links to sites that could answer my questions. I don't know if I can handle whole wheat pasta for the family or if I can cut them slices of wheat toast & etc. I figure that I can't grind grain like I usually do. I'm really considering this because my skin really hurts & I'm exasperated, but the thought of going gf seems so overwhelming. It's been a hard enough adjustment not eating any nuts or traces of nuts or processed in products. I know that it could be worse though. I just need some encouragement & some more information.

thanks

On Jan 31, 2007

Caitlins wheat free. We find it ok, but challenging.

The toughest thing is sliced bread, but Food For Life is a good (not great) brand of rice bread, rice tortillas, etc...

Going peanut/nut/gluten free isn't easy at first. Nothing is. But you get used to it.

Heck, Anheiser/Busch (sp) just came out with a GF beer! How COOL would THAT be [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

So, it can be done, sure. Takes willpower though! But possible.

Good luck!

Jason

------------------ [b]* Beyond Obsessed * [/b]

On Jan 31, 2007

celiacs.com

They have more info than you will ever need! We were gluten-free for 4 years. It's a tricky one, but not impossible.

On Jan 31, 2007

SillyYaks on Yahoo!Groups and the Celiac forum on Delphiforums are good places to start.

You cannot share colanders, non-stick cookware, wooden utensils, cast iron, or stoneware with them. You cannot share a toaster. If you cook with flour, you'll be contaminating your kitchen every time you open the bag/bin. You can use wholewheat pasta for your family, just don't share utensils, colanders, etc, and wash your hands well.

We made the house primarily gluten-free. It's easier this way. My husband eats the brown rice pasta from Trader Joe's (or Tinkyada brand) quite happily--we were actually eating it before we went gluten-free because we preferred it to other wholegrain pastas. The only gluten-contaminated foodstuff which comes in my house is the canister of scottish oats my husband prefers for breakfast. I make wholegrain GF bread for him weekly, or we buy the China Black Rice bread (FoodForLife brand).

ygg

On Jan 31, 2007

Not Gluten free but we are wheat free here. Yes, it is hard. DS has MFA but wheat is his most sensitive. We cut all wheat products out of the house because bread crumbs, flour ect. is so hard to control. Buying food is difficult also. We eat alot of veggie and meat dishes with rice or potatoes,sweet or reg. Some foods we couldn't live without: Tinkyada rice pasta, Lundberg rice cakes, and Kix. We do some shopping at the local grocery and Wild Oats but I have to order alot online for DS. Here are the sites I like for ordering food. [url="http://www.allergygrocery.com/search.php"]http://www.allergygrocery.com/search.php[/url] [url="http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/enjoy-life-foods-m-28.html?ref=1"]http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/enjoy-life-foods-m-28.html?ref=1[/url] For bread we make our own. It's not the same but it usually tastes better than the rice breads in stores. Mrs Robens flours are made in gluten free facilities. You can buy it at the first web site above. Gluten Free Mall has Enjoy life foods and Wild oats carries some too.

On Feb 1, 2007

We are gluten free, peanut free, tree nut free and sunflower free. Completely with no traces aloud in the house. we love missroben.com dinner bread and glutino.com breads. Glutino is already made and missroben.com is one that you make. They are both very good. Glutino also has a great bagel and so does sterks bread and bagels. Sterks can also be ordered on missroben. we go on holiday but i will be happy to help you on our return. E-mail me off boeard if you like.

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