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[Aug. 3rd, 2009|10:25 am]
Gluten Free/Casein Free

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hi all! im a new member and i dont have celiac dis. and im not a kid either.
i got the cervical cancer shot and had side effects from it...to make a long complicated, controversial and frustrating story short,
we adopted the gfcf diet and also no sugar so we're turning to all natural sugars as well to detox our body from the aluminum component from the vaccine. the idea is similar to the approach mothers are taking for their babies to those that have autism and they suspect the vaccines their babies took.

i hope this community would help me to cope in controlling myself in stuffing my face with cupcakes full of wheat and sauces that prolly have starch. or spagheetiiiiii. HUHU! i miss no control on what i eat.

i just discovered Red MIlls and finally i have eaten some oatmeal! YAY!
im in the philippines so gluten free stuff are hard to find.
as for CASEIN i just avoid the cheeses.
or is there something else i should avoid?

pls guide me and give me suggestions on what to eat instead.

ps. we arent allowed soy as well. BUMMER right?
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[User Picture]From: larissa_13
2009-08-03 05:03 am (UTC)
I know how you feel... my son was one of the ones damaged by his infant vaccines.

Casein is going to be in any animal milk product... cheese, milk, yogurt, ice cream... anything dairy. Doesn't matter if it's cow, goat, or buffalo milk... it's going to have casein. Go with rice milk, or some other variety. There is also a vegan rice cheese that is casein and soy free (Galaxy). Rice yogurt and rice ice cream are also options. I've recently found coconut yogurt and ice cream too.. not sure on availability where you're at though.

Stick with meats, fruits, and veggies. I've got a website with some basic recipes... my son is allergic to rice so about 1/2 of the recipes are rice free too. Use Spectrum shortening for soy free shortening.. some people use coconut oil, but I haven't experimented with it enough.

I talked with a man from Finland the other day and he said that GF is very very big in Europe... Finland and Italy especially. You might see what you can find that route.

www.gfautism.org
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[User Picture]From: elfinlore
2009-08-03 08:48 am (UTC)
wow thanks!
i really hope its big in EU coz im moving to poland this yr.
i know we arent supposed to have even a molecule of gluten but i couldnt help sometimes sneaking in a cup of icecream.
and today i placed some milk in my tea. =O

im sad that your son is also allergic to rice. that could have openned up a whole range of different products for him.
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[User Picture]From: larissa_13
2009-08-03 01:16 pm (UTC)
"Gluten Free" isn't entirely 100% free of gluten. It just means that it has less that so many parts of gluten per million... as dictated by the FDA (or whatever International standards). So going gluten free depends on your sensitivity to gluten. I know some who eat "gluten free" and never have any problems. I also know some people who must actually be 100% free of gluten (one lady I know... her son seizures with the slightest trace of gluten... he is very very sensitive).

Definitely check out rice ice cream, coconut ice cream, or gluten/dairy/soy free sorbets. There's some really tasty ice cream alternatives out there. Straight milk itself is going to be gluten free.... just not casein free (which you said you were trying to avoid).

I work in a gluten free bakery... and my son's been gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and rice free for 6 years. Trust me, I know it's hard to get going, but once you start to get the hang of it, being GF isn't so bad. :)
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[User Picture]From: elfinlore
2009-08-03 01:26 pm (UTC)
why no corn?
i thought corn is gluten free.. or is it NOT?
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[User Picture]From: larissa_13
2009-08-03 02:05 pm (UTC)
Corn itself is gluten free. My son just can't tolerate it... as he can't tolerate gluten, cow dairy, and soy.
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[User Picture]From: korosho
2009-08-22 03:39 am (UTC)
Hello, I have a question how do you know that things are 100% gluten free for a child with autism, I'd like to know if it's okay to go gluten free, or better to go 100% gluten free? he doesn't have any severe to gluten though.
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[User Picture]From: larissa_13
2009-08-22 12:11 pm (UTC)
100% pure gluten free is very difficult. The "gluten free" label guidelines still allows for some gluten contamination. I know one lady who is 100% gluten free because her son seizures at the slightest trace of gluten. My son is "gluten free" but not 100% pure gluten free.
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