Gluten and Lactose Free

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    Jun 13, 2014 8:50 PM GMT
    So as of a month ago, I was told that I have not only a lactose allergy, but a gluten allergy as well. That means no milk, cheese, butter, beer, bread, or anything made with wheat flour (pasta, chips, cookies, candies, most cereals, etc).

    If you knew me, it's kind of horrible news (as I assume it is for most people). But I am not the healthiest when it comes to eating. I have never liked vegetables of any kind at any point in my life so I never had a "real diet" so to speak. The lack of food options and pain from the allergic reaction has caused me to lose weight and forced my stomach to shrink.

    As of late, I'm finding more and more gluten-free foods while going back to the gym to tone up (it's been a while since I went). I was wondering if anyone else has this issue and what they are doing for it or if anyone has any tips on a specific diet that I should stick to as this is all new to me.

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    Jun 13, 2014 10:23 PM GMT
    mdistanz saidSI was told that I have not only a lactose allergy, but a gluten allergy as well.

    Who told you this?
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    Jun 13, 2014 10:42 PM GMT
    I'm lactose intolerant so I can't drink milk. I'm ok with a small amount of dairy like a slice of cheese or ice cream.

    I have cousins that have severe allergy to wheat; it's scary. One of them had pizza and had to be rushed to the hospital because he was swollen and air passage was blocked that he couldn't breathe. icon_eek.gif
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    Jun 14, 2014 3:51 AM GMT
    I have a reaction to gluten, dairy and something else I can't figure out yet. The reaction is my belly will swell up as tight as a drum, as if I was pregnant. Goes away overnight. My gastro doc said it is not Celiac, nor allergy but an intolerance.
    I switched to almond milk, Diamond brand to stay away from "natural flavor", additive that is in Silk brand.
    I find a bag of puffed brown rice in the cereal section that has cereals in bags not boxes. If you don't TBHQ in your cereal Chex has gluten free cereals, my fav is chocolate rice chex.

    I enjoy brown rice pasta shells, twists and linguine pasta found in gluten free section of Walmart. It is almost like italian pasta. Also like chinese rice noodles. Just don't get pasta with corn as ingredient, it sucks.

    Giant has awesome gluten free bread in the frozen section. I recommend the english muffins more than bread, buns or rolls. But it costs $4-$6. So it's a treat for me to get and not a staple.

    I cheat at night more than once a week to eat cheese. Whole foods has dairy free cheeses, really tastes good but expensive and far away for me. I made a lasagne once from them that looked like the real cheese stretchy and all.

    I've heard to stay away from what you are reacting to for up to 2 weeks to fully get the stuff out of you system and see what you are like then. Hope you enjoy this advice
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    Jun 15, 2014 9:39 AM GMT
    mdistanz saidSo as of a month ago, I was told that I have not only a lactose allergy, but a gluten allergy as well. That means no milk, cheese, butter, beer, bread, or anything made with wheat flour (pasta, chips, cookies, candies, most cereals, etc).

    If you knew me, it's kind of horrible news (as I assume it is for most people). But I am not the healthiest when it comes to eating. I have never liked vegetables of any kind at any point in my life so I never had a "real diet" so to speak. The lack of food options and pain from the allergic reaction has caused me to lose weight and forced my stomach to shrink.

    As of late, I'm finding more and more gluten-free foods while going back to the gym to tone up (it's been a while since I went). I was wondering if anyone else has this issue and what they are doing for it or if anyone has any tips on a specific diet that I should stick to as this is all new to me.

    Thanks! icon_biggrin.gif


    You will eat a lot of rice, rice noodles, beans and fish. :-)
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 15, 2014 2:40 PM GMT
    Having both can also indicate an auto immune disease.
    Have yourself checked out thoroughly by a real Doc not a real jock!icon_idea.gif
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    Jun 16, 2014 1:46 AM GMT
    owl_bundy saidi heard somewhere about a week or two ago that the gluten free allergy or the genes for it doesn't exists or something like that. you might want to read up on it.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/gluten-sensitivity-and-study-replication-2014-5


    From the actual study:
    "Each subject shuffled through every single diet so that they could serve as their own controls, and none ever knew what specific diet he or she was eating. "
    Not sure why they would shuffle through each diet and expect persons not to have symptoms when they take longer than 3 days to clear up.

    Apparently my urticaria and pruritis are purely psychological even though anti-histimines work to combat it in a physiologically sound way. This is according to a website called "realclearscience" where businessinsider used as its source. The researcher went on to say:

    "We need to make sure that this research is as well controlled as possible and is reproducible," Biesiekierski told RCS, subsequently adding the quintessential adage of proper science.

    "Much, much more research is needed."

    And the article author states:

    "Currently, Biesiekierski is focused on maintaining an open mind and refining her experimental methods to determine whether or not non-celiac gluten sensitivity truly exists."
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    Jun 16, 2014 4:15 PM GMT
    There is a difference between being allergic to a substance and being sensitive to it. An allergy will show up on a standard dermal allergy test. A sensitivity may not.

    If you find that eliminating a substance, like gluten, results in health benefits, there is a good chance you are sensitive.

    For me, a whole range of foods result in ulcerative colitis flare ups -- rectal bleeding, pain, bloating, occasional incontinence. The result is that a huge range of food (gluten, dairy, and many more) is off-limits. I have had to retrain my expectations. I've found that the pursuit of food-pleasure is not really all that important to a happy life. So what if I can't eat pastry and ice cream. Much of what we think we can't live without is just our being first-world spoiled brats.

    This morning I was examined by my gastro doctor. For the first time in over a decade he could not see inflammation on the inside of my colon. Living without pleasurable foods that I never needed in the first place is totally worth it.
  • gwuinsf

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    Jun 16, 2014 5:05 PM GMT
    NorthwestBoy1980 saidIf you are gluten intolerant do you have the same problems like cramping that lactose intolerant people do?


    For me, it's yes. I get super gassy, cramping, and diarrhea. I also used to have bad acid reflex. I found myself constantly running to the bathroom at work, which is super embarrassing. For a long time I thought I was lactose intolerant because I'm asian, but I found that eliminating dairy from my diet did not change my GI issues. Eliminating gluten changed my life. All my GI issues were gone and suddenly I was regular.

    There are more studies proving gluten intolerance than that one study of 35 participants that disproves it. While I agree there are a lot of people that have jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon for no legitimate reason, I can tell you that gluten intolerance is a real thing in some people. It's like saying "I don't have a problem with peanuts, so your peanut allergy must be made up." And to prove it to you, I'll come over to your house, eat a whole pizza and then make you watch me stink up your bathroom.

    To the OP, I'm going to be blunt. Grow up and eat your veggies. This "I have never liked vegetables" I think is a figment of your childhood and you need to get over it. Also, look at Paleo Diet nutrition. It will fit all your criteria of no dairy and no wheat products. Meat and veggies. It's pretty simple.
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    Jun 17, 2014 3:14 AM GMT
    "You were told?" Who exactly told you this? Celiac Disease is extremely rare, however there are a lot of people out there telling people they're allergic to gluten....hence all the gluten free products suddenly on the market. Everyone from yoga instructors, massage therapists, holistic doctors and chiropractors are telling their patients they're allergic to gluten based off of a couple of symptoms. Celiac Disease is not only rare but extremely deadly if big changes are not made in the diet. Did a real doctor determine you have this disease?
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    Jun 17, 2014 5:47 AM GMT
    Scruffypup said"You were told?" Who exactly told you this? Celiac Disease is extremely rare, however there are a lot of people out there telling people they're allergic to gluten....hence all the gluten free products suddenly on the market. Everyone from yoga instructors, massage therapists, holistic doctors and chiropractors are telling their patients they're allergic to gluten based off of a couple of symptoms. Celiac Disease is not only rare but extremely deadly if big changes are not made in the diet. Did a real doctor determine you have this disease?

    Pffft; as if you know anything.

    My astrologer told me that I'm allergic to gluten and she wouldn't lie to me.