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What can I give my ds - gluten, wheat, dairy and glucose free?

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jampots Sat 13-Aug-05 14:52:41

For just a month I have been advised to eliminate these things from his diet but I am finding it very very hard indeed. Please can someone help with this.

RnB Sat 13-Aug-05 14:53:31

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tatt Sun 14-Aug-05 09:09:15

I've been trying a gluten free diet myself and have just given up as it didn't seem to be helping. Did lose a few ounds though Have a suspicion I wasn't doing it properly so may try again later. Are you banning oats as some people allow those even on gluten free diets but if you're being really strict they are out too?

Quite a few supermarkets stock rice noodles if you look carefully. I also bought rice cakes and buckwheat flour to make pancakes. I was going to try bread making for which you need xantham gum but it was too hard to find where I live.

Don't know what you can do for breakfast cereal as the only rice cereal we've got has sugar in it. Kellogg's cornflaks contain barley. Think it will have to be the "free from " ranges, maybe this company has something suitable

http://www.goodnessdirect.co.uk/cgi-local/frameset/sect/FBC.html

Do you like polenta, quinoa, buckwheat (that isn't really wheat so its OK)? I ate sweet potatoes and potato crisps when really starving.

Fauve Sun 14-Aug-05 10:25:33

Dh is coeliac and the easiest family meals, I find, are 'traditional English' food, namely, roast meat, mashed pots (in your case with no butter, but maybe with a smidge of oil?), and any boiled veg. Simple meat like pork chops are good, and we eat a lot of rice. Fish of course if ds will eat it - not fish fingers though unless special ones. We all eat a lot more fruit now! Must be very hard work for you, I find it tricky enough and we can have dairy etc.

Fauve Sun 14-Aug-05 10:25:33

Dh is coeliac and the easiest family meals, I find, are 'traditional English' food, namely, roast meat, mashed pots (in your case with no butter, but maybe with a smidge of oil?), and any boiled veg. Simple meat like pork chops are good, and we eat a lot of rice. Fish of course if ds will eat it - not fish fingers though unless special ones. We all eat a lot more fruit now! Must be very hard work for you, I find it tricky enough and we can have dairy etc.

jampots Sun 14-Aug-05 10:30:06

Im heading off to Sainsburys this morning to stock up on suitable things. I avoid dairy myself but am ok with wheat. The poor soul feels like his lifeline has been cut - he adores pizza especially. Is is allowed oats but considers porridge "slop"!

Fauve Sun 14-Aug-05 10:33:13

I was told Tesco's gluten-free pitta breads were particularly good/useful, and you could probably mock up a pizza type experience with one of them?! Hummous is gluten-free, too, but not taramasalata.

jlimum Mon 15-Aug-05 23:43:37

have a look at this site www.dietaryneedsdirect.co.uk
this has been a great help for us (although the site can be a bit frustrating to work around!)

tatt Tue 16-Aug-05 06:37:16

jampot who avised you to try this? Seems a bit drastic and a month is quite a long time to exclude all these foods unless you've seen a good allergy specialist. I know parents sometimes have to exclude foods because its the only way to test for intolerance but you need to be pretty sure you have a problem before going to hese lengths.

Podmog Tue 16-Aug-05 07:59:09

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jampots Tue 16-Aug-05 08:00:14

it was my kinesiologist who picked up a sensitivity to these products. He is having calcium fortified soya milk but to be honest I did wonder whether I should exclude both wheat/gluten and dairy together as it really does limit his choices.

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