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I've been on a gluten/soy/egg/dairy free diet for a while and I decided I wanted to try to get dairy and soy back in there.

It's not really going well.

I mean, I've eaten stuff before and had not so fun reactions- gas, diarrhea, constipation, crankyness/irritablity, headaches... fun. So obviously I haven't done it very often.

But sometimes, ya know... you just get pissed off and say "dammit, I can eat what I want!"

But I had about a quarter cup of milk the other day and my stomache hurt and I had really bad gas for the whole day.

Generally, I feel better than I did. I know there's a difference.

I have IBS though so I still have problems sometimes.

But I guess I'm just bitching. But I'm frustrated, dammit!

ME WANT REAL FOOD!

yeah. Just bitching.

Anyone else want to bitch about not being able to eat stuff?

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Isn't there some stuff you can buy and mix in your milk to make it tolerable? I'm sure I've heard of it before. I'm drawing a blank though.

I go through the same thing, but sometimes you just crave milk (or hot chocolate) and gotta have it. End up paying for it though.

Croix

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I can't tolerate cow's milk or cheese but I'm ok with any other kind of dairy, goat, buffalo, and soya is pretty good for me.

I can't have wheat either, but it is hard to resist garlic bread and pizza! ;)

Why don't you try the goats milk instead of cows, you might be able to tolerate it better.

I also heard that if you heat milk first then the lactose molecules(?)are easier to digest, I don't know if that's true or not.

SW

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Hey Luna--

Here's to dairy-free, egg-free, almond-free, gluten-free cooking!

Sucks ass. Especially bagels.

Although my mom was super extra sweet this holiday season. Not only sent me home with a whole box of gluten-free mixes and noodles and what not, she also went to the extra effort of making some of our family traditional holiday cookies gluten free. Just about made me cry. (This is the mom who has been known to say, "If you're looking for sympathy you'd better call Grandma because I don't have any today."

The banana bread I made two weeks ago was total CRAP! It was so bad it made me wish I had a dog I could feed it to. However, the last couple of days making corn muffins and tonight applesauce muffins have turned out much better.

Oh, and that crazy lady who is my mom sent me home with a bread maker as checked luggage when I saw them in August. Bob's Red Mill bread mix was totally AMAZING!!! Yeast bread in the bread maker that smelled, looked, felt, and tasted remarkably like bread.

Whenever I feel like saying Fuck it to the gluten free, etc., my culprit is Kukaburra licorice. So good. So much heartburn, gas to make Mr. W's eyes water (tried to blame it on the cat, but he knows better), totally irritating my irritable bowels. Blech. But the taste sometimes still seems worth it.

Peace,

Wooster (lets commiserate.)

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can't help with teh dairy stuff, but recently i discovered Bob's Red Mill makes a coconut flour that is one of the best approximations for wheat i've seen. i've been playing with it a bit. i think it may be too sweet for bread. sometimes we jsut gotta keep trying different variations.

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Luna, I can commisserate (sp?) w/ you. I am on a restricted, very restricted diet. i have had unexplained nausea and so far no tests done have shown what's wrong w/ me so my GI dr. put me on a "bland diet" plus "easily digested food" . It isn't too bad, but no red meat. I crave steak and burgers. Nothing spicy, fatty, greasy, fried, etc. When I go to a restaurant to order food i invariably get weird looks and an oookaaayy from the server. It has kept my weight down. I'm not losing , but not gaining either. I can't even eat lettuce, so no salads. whaaaaa!!!!

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  • 4 weeks later...

I'm allergic to almost all beans besides greenbeans (which aren't really beans), kidney beans, black beans, and one or two other kinds. gluten. eggs. beef. moderately allergic to soy. mildly allergic to onions.

AND. I'm supposed to go on a totally gluten free, egg free, dairy free, meat free , processed sugar free, sugar substitute free, caffine free( WTF!?) diet for my fibromyalgia doctor.

for protein I'm supposed to eat beans and soy. lots of vegtables. some fruits. and *SOME* spices are good.

I don't eat much meat. Dairy is how I get my protein. I hate kidney beans and one of the other beans I'm allergic to. that leaves two kinds of beans. And nuts. and I think I might be allergic to peanuts and walnuts. I can't eat tofu or drink soy milk. I just cant. it makes my throat swell. too much soy all at once. I can only eat products with small amounts of soy in them, then I'm fine. this is for 20 days. I CANT DO THAT. I'm going to call my doctor and just try to see what to do. ;)

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Oh, I feel for you, LR. I grew up with all kinds of allergies. Some, I suspect, were blown out of proportion by an OCD mother. I was allergic to milk, and had to drink this other stuff, fake milk... god, can't remember the name, but it was nasty.

Croix's right, there's something, gas-x? Or something like that?

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I can't do soy because of my thyroid and I have to keep my potassium down too.

i'm hypothyroid/euthyroid (had radioactive iodine in '92), Grave's disease before that since childhood. on synthroid now.

i've NEVER heard the soy advice nor the potassium advice. yikes! i don't eat a lot of soy, but i do eat a lot of bananas. is that bad?

edited for spelling and missing the obvious duh

- just realized i should google this - sorry. just wanted your knowledge first i guess ;)

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Here's a little anecdote about soy and your thyroid. My TSH level at a recent checkup was 3.1, and the doctor was concerned because it had been going up steadily ever since he starting checking it. I had been eating a cereal with a lot of soy protein, and drinking soy milk with my lunch. (Plus using soy sauce in cooking, eating tofu now and again, etc.)

I cut out all of the soy, and after a month my TSH level dropped back down to 2.8. Now, I decided to start eating it again because I'm doing it for my hot flashes. Without the soy stuff, I immediately went back to hourly, hideous hot flashes. But I could see that cutting out the soy made a difference in my thyroid right away.

My GP says a lot of women have thyroids that aren't functioning properly, but doctors don't check it and women don't know that they should be checking it.

Luna, I was in the supermarket today and saw that Bob's Red Mill makes a gluten-free flour that you can use for baking and stuff. It's not the coconut one that reddog mentioned---it's made of fava beans, garbanzos and other stuff. Maybe some chocolate chip cookies are on the menu?

olga

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Maddy, I do use rice stuff and I'm constantly on the look out for new rice products so let me know about any that you find.

Olga- I don't know if that one has potato flour in it or not? I tend to not use potato flour if I can help it since Nal doesn't eat nightshades and I want him to be able to eat stuff that I make. I found this really good flour, I can't remember what it's called right now... I'll post it when I go back down to the kitchen and look at it. But it's for pancakes and baking. But Bob's is supposed to be the best I've heard, so if it doesn't have potato in it I'd rather use that one.

But jeez it's so hard to find friendly stuff without a lot of calories. I found some friendly cookies the other day that were 120 calories a cookie!

I'm sort of eating soy again. I'm eating stuff that has some soy in it, but not stuff that is soy based or any soy products. My body's been a little weird lately but I think it's the Cymbalta more than anything else so I think it's ok.

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I can't do soy because of my thyroid and I have to keep my potassium down too.

i'm hypothyroid/euthyroid (had radioactive iodine in '92), Grave's disease before that since childhood. on synthroid now.

i've NEVER heard the soy advice nor the potassium advice. yikes! i don't eat a lot of soy, but i do eat a lot of bananas. is that bad?

edited for spelling and missing the obvious duh

- just realized i should google this - sorry. just wanted your knowledge first i guess ;)

I'm only restricted on potassium because my bloodwork and kidneys. The potassium has nothing to to do w/thyroid. Sorry about the confusionsion.

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Here's the wesite for ricedream: [link=http://www.tastethedream.com/products/rice_dream.php"'>http://www.tastethedream.com/products/rice_dream.php" target="_blank]http://www.tastethedream.com/products/rice_dream.php[/link]

Jerod managed to find this really awesome rice-based yogurt for me at wholefoods.

I think it was Ricera? [link=http://www.ricerafoods.com/"'>http://www.ricerafoods.com/" target="_blank]http://www.ricerafoods.com/[/link]

from Ricera's website:

Ricera's "reason to be" is to create a yogurt that is ideal for consumers with special dietary requirements and/or food allergies:

  • Certified Organic

  • Whole Grain Brown Rice

  • Live Active Cultures

  • Wheat and Gluten Free; Non Dairy

  • Contains 3 grams of Protein per serving

  • Great tasting and made with the highest quality ingredients

hope that helps.

PS- We also learned that rice milk makes EXTRA FOAMY lattes. Like Santa's beard overflowing from the cup type lattes. It was kind of funny.

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