Anyone else here with Celiac disease/gluten intolerance?
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I was diagnosed with Celiac disease a few years ago, and I was wondering who else here can't eat gluten. Any favorite restaurants/products? Personally I love going out for sushi, if the restaurant gets it and has gluten-free soy sauce.
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Posted 3/1/14
My sister.
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No, and thank goodness. I can't imagine how hard it must be to always be so cautious of food. We actually have many gluten free restaurants and options in the supermarkets where I live, so that's really nice. I never had to shop with that in mind though, but it seems like it wouldn't be a problem to find it over here.

It's funny though because I feel like a lot of the people here (where I live) do not realize what gluten free is and why options like that exist, and its assumed that gluten free anything is just "the healthier choice" and is used synonymous to being "organic" lol. It's become part of the health fad over here.
Posted 3/1/14

pootato wrote:

No, and thank goodness. I can't imagine how hard it must be to always be so cautious of food. We actually have many gluten free restaurants and options in the supermarkets where I live, so that's really nice. I never had to shop with that in mind though, but it seems like it wouldn't be a problem to find it over here.

It's funny though because I feel like a lot of the people here (where I live) do not realize what gluten free is and why options like that exist, and its assumed that gluten free anything is just "the healthier choice" and is used synonymous to being "organic" lol. It's become part of the health fad over here.


True enough. I never really knew or cared about what gluten free stuff was actually for. I just noticed that there was an increasing number of gluten free choices for all kinds of things popping up in the area where I live. I'm lucky enough where I don't have to understand it. I do feel bad for anyone who has limited options for things like that though. If its more of an uncommon or less known issue it just makes it even harder to deal with.
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No thank goodness, its bad enough with diabetes, you have my sympathies, I know what it is like having to read the information on every food product, you think that looks nice before you buy it.
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Its a device used to sell gluten free foods promoted by doctor oz. Our ancestors lived and died on the stuff...
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I don't have it, but know at least several people with it in various degrees.

Basically those with it have a allergy to or intolerance to wheat gluten or wheat based proteins. Pretty much in a similar manner to someone who is lactose intolerant and and cannot process lactose usually found in dairy, For those with Celiac, they basically cannot process wheat proteins, and trust me there everywhere, even in shit you wouldn't think to have it.
Even in some dressings and sauces... yes... seriously.

I myself work in healthcare as a Nutritional Wellness advocate where I cook and prep food and so on, so yeah, I have come to see many diets that are out there based on various medical conditions....just a small example of the various dietary types one may adopt due to health reasons:

Gluten Free/Celiac Diet (Wheat Allergy/Intolerance}
Lactose Restricted (Dairy Allergy/Intolerance)
Ovo Restricted (Egg Allergy./Intolerance)
Pescetarian Restriction (Fish/Seafood Allergy/Intolerance, usually those with allergies to Iodine)

Vegan (Straight out, NO ANIMAL PRODUCT EVER! Yes, not even Jello, unless plant gelatin is used)

Vegetarian (A milder variation of Veganism. These people may or may not still eat meat, but not as often. Tend to limit the intake of it, and may favor usually chicken or turkey over pork or beef if they eat meat still.)
--Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian (One of more common sub Vegetarian styles, meaning they still eat eggs and dairy)
--Pescetarianism, (Branch that will still include seafood, IE: fish, shellfish, etc)
--There are many sub variation though those tend to be the most common

1500/1600/1800/2000 ADA Diet (Various forms of calorie restriction diets, usually also low fat and low sugar. Also commonly known as a Diabetic diet.)

Bariatric Staged Diet (Usually geared towards those whom have undergone Bariatric weight loss procedures. The diet is low is salts, fats, sugars, and portion sizes are extremely small, with much more frequent smaller meals and/or snacks that may have high protein. They must limit their intake of fats, sugars and heavy sodium, since too much will trigger 'dumping syndrome' [which is basically gas and the 'squirts' pretty much]. Usually they will start off post surgery with ice chips, then advance to a liquid diet for a while, before moving to soft food, then be able to move to a pretty normal diet, low in fat, sugar and sodium based on there individual tolerances)

Renal/Dialysis Diet (Basically a diet low in certain proteins, potassium and phosphorus. It tends to also be low in fat and if one is diabetic, low in sugar too. When the body is in renal failure due to various reasons, the body cannot process large amounts anymore of certain proteins, potassium and phosphorus, which if the levels get too high can be life threatening to them. Basically since there body's filtration system, the liver and such is malfunctioning due to disease, or defect, it cannot adequately filter everything, so if something builds up too high, it will make then very sick.)

The BRAT Diet (This diet tends to be a diet that revolves around four main items: Bananas, Rice, Applesauce and Toast. It is usually used as a gateway to a normal diet, after being on a liquid diet, for someone who has had recent gastrointestinal distress due to illness, such as say the flu or severe food poisoning. These four items are basically very easy on the stomach, and digestion of a person recovering from gastro issues. There filling enough to a point to give you some nutrition and a full feeling, while being easy on the recovering stomach.

Liquid Diet (There are usually two steps, Clear and Full. Clear is usually anything that is clear or see through, so things like broth, juice, weak tea. Full is more advanced, and includes both any liquid, but also some limited 'soft foods that are usually very smooth, or simple like cream or blended [pureed] soups, yogurt, ice cream, or pudding. Usually used to get something of some soft of sustenance in a person recovering from illness, to have some nutrition and to help keep then hydrated.)

Kosher Diet (This is usually seen when you have a person or guest who may be Jewish, usually particularly more of the strict Orthodox Jewish in most cases. These items need to be be either made following Jewish Kosher practices [Kashrut laws], with cookware and prep spaces that had been usually ritually cleaned and preferably blessed, or made in a Kosher facility, where the item is sealed and usually bears certain markings to verify they are Kosher.
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