(Closed) wheat allergy.

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Hey I am also and I actually did Joshi’s Holistic detox.  You can not eat wheat, gluten, or dairy.  If you were just going off wheat you can maybe locate some of his books with tips on cooking.  I know in the back of my book it has like 15 or so and you can use dairy with them.  Good luck.  You can actual get bread, crackers, flour subsitute and many other things at your local store you just were never looking for before;)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I am as well and I have tons of wheat free, gluten free, sugar free cookbooks. But the recipes are long and complicated, the ingredients are expensive, and I’m usually too hungry to deal with all of it. So I basically stick to the Atkins diet and I have done very well on it. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Hi artbee,

I just sent you a message but two blogs that you might be interested in reading for recipes and general allergy food advice are:

http://glutenfreegoddess.blogspot.com/

http://www.elanaspantry.com/

Both of them have numerous recipes that don’t include what you’re allergic to!

Good luck! 🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Do you have celiac (where you can’t eat gluten) or a wheat allergy? Those are vastly different things. I can’t have wheat, but gluten doesn’t bother me (which is good, because it’s in EVERYthing). If it’s a wheat allergy, it’s a lot easier to find foods you can eat than if it’s a gluten/celiac problem. 

 

The gluten free cookbooks don’t do me much good, because they can still have ingredients in them that are starchy, and like you, I can’t have starch. Stick to a high protein diet, and eat lots of low starch vegetables. I’ve actually become a lot healthier (not just because I’m not sick all the time anymore) and lost some weight now that I can’t eat sugary bread and cakes. It DOES make the whole wedding cake thing a bit difficult, though. 

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

My brother discovered a few years ago after a long and unpleasant process that he is allergic to wheat as well as many fruits and vegetables, such as cucumbers, celery, and strawberries. He’s found that asian foods and mexican foods are some of the easiest things to fit into his diet. He went out and bought several gluten and wheat free cookbooks, but the book he uses most is a plain old japanese cookbook. You’ll feel so much better once you get the hang of your new diet!

 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I have a wheat allergy also, but can eat corn and potatoes.  I recommend rice rice rice!  Lots of veggies and rice.  Also, there are some okay breads out there, like brown rice bread, you can toast it and eat it with almond butter.  Other good things include trying to eat lots of fresh fruits and veggies, getting protein from nuts and cheese and meat, if you eat meat.  I also found these crackers called “Mary’s Gone Crackers” that are made from seeds and have different flavors and I LOVE em.

I know this is a bummer and it makes things a pain, but you are being forced to eat fresher foods and you’ll feel much better in the long run.  Good luck!  SOunds like there are a lot of good resources out there too already recommended by other bees! 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Is this the same thing as being allergic to gluten? My mom is allergic to gluten! It makes her really really sick if she cheats.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

No gluten intolerance is totally different from a wheat allergy. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I did one of those tests a couple months back. It said I am allergic to foods like corn, peas, crab and pork.

I called my mom right after the results to tell her about the pork because I HATE pork and she always used to MAKE me eat it, and I was like “Seee mom!!! thats why I dont like it! I am illergic to it” no more stuffing pork chops in my mouth for me! whoo hoo! (yucks!)

My best friend got diagnosed with celiac and it’s pretty crazy because she was a girl who LOVED pizza, and loooved bread and all things gluten. It was really impressive she completly changed her diet around.

I had to do a diet for my doctor which restricted gluten, dairy, yeast and sugar and it was super hard so kudos to my best friend for cutting gluten out for life!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

My Fiance has a gluten allergy along with his twin brother and mother.  There is a lot more awareness out there regarding gluten intolerance.  One great line is Schor’s out of Germany.  They make gluten free bread, bread crumbs, buns, cracker’s etc.  We purchased these products at our local Jewel Supermarket.  Boar’s Head meats are one of my Fiance favorites b/c they are gluten free.  Whole Foods also has mixes for cookies and bread that are gluten free, too. 

**Make sure you read food labels***  Wheat is used in many products as fillers. 

Oh…FYI  Gluten is found in wheat, barley, and rye.  I would clarify if you are allergic to wheat only or gluten.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

FH’s dad has celiac, and FH has the genetic marker for it, but not the disease (yet).  Everyone in the family has gotten very well versed in the dos and don’ts.  Knowledge of gluten-free is growing due to the belief that living a Girlfriend lifestyle will decrease the symptoms of autism, so you will see more and more on boxes about things being Girlfriend.

 

Anyway, so many ingredients can be made with different flours and the like, so you don’t have to miss any of your favorite foods. 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I am allergic to gluten – and there are lots of natural things you can make without gluten. Try a lot of vegetarian dishes, beans, rice, asian cooking and check out your local grocery stores.  They are getting better with gluten free products.

There are some good cereals and crackers that are rice based.

 

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