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Hi,<br><br>
I am not sure if I should post here or over in health and healing... but here goes...<br>
we are going to go dairy and gluten free for two months and see if dh's IBS clears up and our youngests skin rash goes away. I was wondering what grains are gluten grains. I know a few that are wheat, oats, and barely...<br>
and a few that are not : corn, and rice<br><br>
Help please<br><br>
Thanks<br><br>
H
 

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Wheat (in all of its forms, including spelt, kamut, emmer, einkorn, etc), rye, and barley are the gluten grains. Oats are heavily contaminated with wheat/rye from the field to the harvest to the mill. Some folks react to the avenin found in oats, some do not. If avoiding gluten, you should avoid oats for now.<br><br>
Corn, rice, quinoa, millet, amaranth, chia, buckwheat--all okay.<br><br>
Bob's Red Mill has a gluten-free facility. Their products milled in this facility are free of cross contamination from gluten. The GF products have a little GF symbol on the bag. Not everything they make is from that facility, though, so you have to look for the anti-wheat symbol!
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the Bob's Red Mill. I went to their website and they have lots of gluten free stuff.<br><br>
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Good luck with the diet!<br><br>
With the help of a naturopathic doctor, I have been on a gluten/dairy free diet for about 2 years. I was just browsing to see if there were any posts here on the subject.<br><br>
I have to say that it has been amazingly helpful with my eczema and other skin problems. My extended family and some friends were skeptical at first, but everyone has had to acknowledge the wonderful results – all without the use of toxic medications that I had been prescribed for decades!!<br><br>
The grains listed above are gluten free. You can find lots of info online too.<br><br>
The toughest part of the diet for me is finding recipes. The “Healthy Cooking for Kids” by Shelly Null has been helpful because if has good vegan/gluten free recipes for comfort type foods and desserts that I crave sometimes.
 

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How about teff? I have heard some people reaxt to it? Anyone have experience with it?<br><br>
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I have been ok w/ teff and oats too. Some folks have trouble with corn, but corn has been a good substitute for me.<br><br>
My MIL recently turned me on to chickpea flour crepes. I love them savory or sweet.
 

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Do you mind posting the recipe?<br><br>
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It’s so easy and that’s one great thing about it.<br><br>
•Basically, it’s just chickpea flour & water. You can salt to taste if you want them more savory. I actually have never used exact measurements and they have turned out great.<br><br>
•The batter should be pretty runny – much thinner than pancakes – should just drip from a spoon. I add a little water at a time and whisk w/ a fork until I reach desired consistency. The little lumps will break up and you are ready.<br><br>
•I use the iron skillet we have – medium heat – skillet and oil hot.<br><br>
•½ cup batter makes a nice sized crepe. Flip in a minute or two when the top seems a little dry and the bubbles have popped.<br><br>
•These refrigerate and reheat very well.<br><br>
I love them with vegan margarine and/or tahini. They taste nice with jam too. They don’t always roll up the way a wheat flour crepe does, so you might want to be careful if you are going to fill them.<br><br>
They have been a satisfying substitute for bread w/ me.<br><br>
I hope you enjoy them!
 

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I've been gf for a little over a year and now I'm trying to get my ds and dh gluten free as well. My dh has ulcerative colitis and is in really bad shape right now. He has to eat breakfast and lunch in a moving car so I'm having a difficult time figuring out what to make. If I could just figure out breakfast, lunch, and snacks that would be great. Dinner is not a problem.<br><br>
I think I may have gotten a small amount of gluten in something I ate away from home yesterday because I'm having a rough day and I have ulcers on my tongue. My prenatal vitamins had oats in them that gave me ulcers all over my mouth, tongue, and down my throat. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"><br><br>
Maybe we can brainstorm on some food ideas?
 

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Wow-I am learning something here! I didnt realize spelt was wheat and I also didnt realize that barley and oats have gluten.<br>
Are there any good informational websites or books I should check out? I obviously have a lot to learn!<br><br>
-Hannah
 

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Oh dear - the ulcers sound really painful. I was led to a gluten and dairy free diet by decades of skin problems and the toxic drugs that I was being prescribed to treat them.<br><br>
I would be happy to brainstorm some food ideas. I was kind of searching around to see if there were any others mamas with food sensitivities/ allergies. I haven’t found a specific thread yet. So, I’ll start a separate gf/df recipe thread when I get some down time - closer to the weekend. I'll post it under "nutrition and good eating -- if I am allowed. I am still learning the rules here.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
As far as websites go, <a href="http://www.celiac.org/" target="_blank">http://www.celiac.org/</a> is probably a good start. The cookbook I mentioned above is pretty good too. It is not specifically gf but it does provide alternative grain & flour ideas.
 

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They have some great recipes on that site. I found a great banana, peanutbutter chocolate chip muffin recipe. We all love it... that is something you can eat on the go too!<br><br>
Heather
 
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