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Sunday, December 5th, 2010
7:12 pm
Wheat free and gluten free?
I don't understand much about gluten, but what I am even more confused about is whether gluten free items are also wheat free and vice versa.  Can anyone help me or point me in the direction of good easy to understand info?

Thanks in advance!
Friday, February 22nd, 2008
12:17 am
New community for Gluten-Free Low-Carb / Low-Glycemic eaters
If you are gluten-free and you watch your sugar intake, try to eat only whole grains and/or are interested in eating low on the glycemic index... whether because you're on South Beach Diet or any other approach to eating that aims to stabilize blood sugar. Come join us in this new community:


I'm hoping this will be a helpful resource for exchanging recipes that aren't full of all the usual highly-processed and nutritionally empty ingredients that tend to be pervasive in gluten-free cooking, and to provide support and information for people who are gluten-free and doing South Beach Diet, the low glycemic index diet, anti-inflammatory diet, and other approaches to healthy gluten-free eating. This may also be helpful to diabetics and folks with PCOS who are trying to eat a blood-sugar stabilizing diet. You don't have to be interested in weight loss to join, just in eating healthier and avoiding or reducing your consumption of processed, sugary foods.
Sunday, February 18th, 2007
12:23 am
I've just started glutenfreemelb for anyone who's interested.
Friday, February 9th, 2007
10:51 pm
Wheat free is the way to be! (I think...)
Hi there. I'm new. :) I've been reading a lot about allergies lately. I've known for a long time that I am lactose intolerant, but even when I cut dairy, I would still get sick after eating especially if I had a sandwich or pasta. The thought of bread just makes me feel disgusting. My husband thought it was so silly, but lately I decided to read up on it - and hey! It sounds like a wheat allergy (as other gluten products don't really affect me). I know I can't know for sure before I see a doctor and get tested, but as I'm not sure my HMO will cover allergy testing, it'll just have to wait.

In the mean time, I've decided to pursue a wheat free diet. I ate my first wheat free (and dairy free) pizza this evening and it was the first time that I can remember where I did not get painfully ill after eating pizza. It feels AMAZING and it was so good.

So yeah, here I am. I look forward to the insight and discussions about living wheat free. Even if this doesn't turn out to be what is making me sick, it still is something that's good for me to cut back on. :)

Happy to be here!

Current Mood: cold
Monday, February 5th, 2007
2:57 pm
am i wheat intolerant?
i think i might be wheat intolerent, i would appreciate it if someone could give me an opinion if my problems could be caused by wheat.
*stomach pains
*blocked nose & itchy
*bloated feeling ( can't say if this is after food or not, i am a grazer)
*dry skin

Any information would be appreciated, thanks :-)
Thursday, December 28th, 2006
12:18 am
Can anyone recommend any good gluten free bread alternatives? I just bought a loaf of gluten free, white rice bread today and, as I sit here eating it as a sandwich, it makes me die a little inside. The taste is absolutely horrible, and it doesn't help that the texture is surprisingly and creepily un-bread-like (it's kind of powdery while being chewed). I was fooled at the store because it looks so much like delicious white bread (which I haven't eaten in a long time)!

Please help! I'm incredibly depressed about not being able to eat gluten products anymore. It's not an easy thing to avoid. :/

Current Mood: sad
Sunday, September 24th, 2006
1:56 am
i formulated this incredibly delicious recipe myself in light of all my recently diagnosed allergies. i hope you enjoy! pass it on if you do.

easy gluten-free soy-free vegan brownies!Collapse )

x-posted to all over, apologies
Saturday, September 2nd, 2006
2:16 pm
anyone with gluten free diet? in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, etc area of South Carolina???
I am looking for the following:

1. for a room mate who has celiac disease and / or eats gluten free (wheat free)
2. for a support / awareness celiac / gluten free [wheat free] in the area.
Friday, September 1st, 2006
9:35 am
Adventures in wheat.
I have Oatabix!

I emailed Weetabix last night with a sad story of a life with no weetabix, asking for confirmation of the ingredients of their new shiny Oatabix in relation to wheat content.
I got this reply already;

Dear [batswing]

Many thanks for your enquiry.

Oatibix are wheat ingredient free but are made on a line on which Weetabix are made. Of course, the line is cleaned thoroughly between production runs.

The same is true for the plain Oatibix Bitesize, though Bitesize with Sultana & Apple does contain a small amount of wheat fibre.

We trust this is of assistance.

Yours sincerely

Consumer Services Officer
Weetabix Limited

There are now Oatabix in my possesion. I shall now dedicate ten minutes to research to maintain whether this shared production line is going to be a problem. I know it's a sacrafice, but it's one I'm willing to make for the good of Wheatfree-Kind. *heroic sigh*

edit - Oatabix review.Collapse )
Friday, August 18th, 2006
5:57 pm
CamelBak Bite Valves
FYI - I went hiking recently while buying some replacement equipment, I remembered this piece of information from a class a year back when buying some new equipment--

CamelBak bite-valves are made on a machine that uses flour to keep the pieces from sticking together. Last I heard, the guy giving the presentation was working for a company that could make CamelBak bite valves four at a time (instead of one) and it also didn't require flour. However, I don't know if CamelBak ever ordered the machine.

So, just some food for thought to somehow clean your bite valve before you hit the trail, bike path, etc. I couldn't think of thorough enough way (they are a little tacky) so I just reused the one I used last year prior to being diagnosed. Rinsed with bleach of course. :)
Wednesday, July 5th, 2006
11:24 am
Celiac Success: New Enzyme Efficiently Degrades Gluten In "Human Stomach" Environment
Celiac Success: New Enzyme Efficiently Degrades Gluten In "human Stomach" Environment

Article Date: 05 Jul 2006 - 5:00am (PDT)

A new enzyme originally developed for commercial food processing turns out to also quickly and nearly-completely break down whole gluten molecules as well as the T cell stimulatory peptides that cause celiac disease, a digestive disease with no current effective treatment other than avoiding wheat, barley or rye products.
Read more...Collapse )
5:21 pm
When the cure is worse than the problem...
I was wondering if anyone else has had problems with taking antibiotics... had some very strong side effects from Rulide (roxithromycin).

Experienced cumulatively worse effects, as the course was taken, including brain fog (like I used to get from wheat before I became anaphylactic), nausea, stomach craps, diahorreah, and incredibly itchy exzema, which I had pretty much under control before that. I had pretty much put it all down to my menstrual cycle (yeah sorry I had to share), but last night was awful, twenty mins or so after I had taken the tablet I had crippling stomach pains, spaceiness, breathing difficulties, itchiness, and extreme weakness. Found it almost impossible to talk, and it took me about fourty mins to rustle up the ability to tell my boyfriend, who was two metres away, that I needed help. The worst of the symptoms lasted for about an hour, and when I could, I took some panadol for the pain and an antihistamine.

So basically, any information that anyone can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006
8:24 am
New Therapy May Mean Less Dietary Restrictions For Celiac Sufferers
This article is interesting, so I thought I'd pass it on. An enzyme therapy that detoxifies gluten and makes it possible to for Celiacs to eat at least a small amount of gluten looks like it will be heading into clinical trials.

New Therapy May Mean Less Dietary Restrictions For Celiac Sufferers
Monday, June 19th, 2006
3:40 pm
Amazon.com now selling gluten-free groceries
Did you all see this? Amazon.com is now selling groceries. (and if you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you get free shipping.) They have a huge selection of natural foods and a large selection of gluten-free foods. You have to buy in bulk (for instance, you buy a box containing 4 bags of gluten-free pancake mix, you can't buy the bags individually) kind of like Costco.

Here's the gluten-free selection:


However, in the Natural Foods section there are lots of gluten-free foods (like Larabars, etc) that aren't listed in the gluten-free section for some reason. I'm excited about this, since I don't have a car so my ability to buy groceries is somewhat limited.
Sunday, June 4th, 2006
12:20 am
Don't mean to spam, thought this may be of interest.

Hey all!

I’ve been inspired and have decided to create my own community, something along the same lines.  Basically an allergy friendly, intolerance friendly,specialist diet friendly community specialising in recipes that are:

(I will be adding to this list) Dairy free, Egg free, Gluten-free, Nut Free, Rice Free, Sugar Free, Soy Free, Nightshade veggie free, Seafood free, and recipes low in: Salicylates, Amines & Glutamate.

Click here to see its profile:  http://community.livejournal.com/special_recipes/profile



Wednesday, May 17th, 2006
2:07 pm
Hi :) My name is Emma, I'm a 26 yr old from Newcastle Australia and I'm allergic to wheat and gluten. Also I don't like tomatoes.

After years of trying to figure out what was wrong, hospital visits, wierd illnesses I finally stumbled upon an excellent specialist who found a combination of medications that work for me and introduced me to the wonderful epipen. Scary, but lifesaving.

Anyway, I've started a community of my own for collating information on wheat/gluten intolerances and allergies, recipes, product road testing (using self and non-gf friends as guinea pigs), and restaurants to go to... all of which I will hopefully soon make into a website resource for my home town.


So hopefully nobody minds me asking for assistance here, as any contributions would be welcome, and hopefully i can get a lot out of being a member of this community too.


Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
8:39 am
New Member post
I'm Mousie, and I've just joined. I'm not wheat free, but my Mum is allergic to wheat so our house is mostly wheat free. I've been living in a wheat free house for probably 12 years, and have learned how to cook wheat free rather well. (one of my teammates on Lassies has a wheat allergy as well and missed chocolate cake, I made her one with barley flour and corn starch and sweet rice flour and she thought it was nicer than "normal" cake) In addition to wheat, my mum is also allergic to xanthan gum, which is the substitute for gluten in most wheat free products as well as a thickening agent in almost everything in the US. Has anybody else had a similar experiance or know what it is made of? I look forward to sharing gripes and recipies.
Sunday, February 5th, 2006
12:15 am
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Tuesday, January 31st, 2006
9:22 pm
New member
Hiya there I am new here. Last year I went wheat free and it improved my general health quite a bit, it cut down the amount of IBS attacks I was having. I know I shouldn't eat wheat but when I try to cut it out it seems to be that I have really bad cravings for it. I need to cut it out because I am fed up with the bloating the rashes and the long list of other symptoms that come with eating it.

I'm on a pretty tight budget at the moment due to being unemployed, anybody know a cheap way that I can avoid wheat without breaking the bank.

Current Mood: apathetic
Sunday, January 29th, 2006
7:19 pm
Superbowl Snacks
We are hosting a superbowl party and I am looking for some snack ideas for myself (planning food for everyone else is easy). I am allergic to dairy and wheat and since this is all so new to me, I would like to find some snack ideas that are different than veggies and hummus.

Also, I made wheat free brownies (from Arrowhead Mills brownie mix) and they are so tasty! It is hard to resist picking at them in the pan. Even my husband likes them! (My only complaint is that they do not seem to have that crusty edge like other brownies have. But nonetheless, yummy! x-posted to food_allergies
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