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I'm getting ready to start an elimination diet for my 3 yo ds1. I'm taking out wheat, but wondered if I can use spelt or not? Seems like I heard them described as "cousins" - just wondering if most people who react to wheat can tolerate spelt or not?<br><br>
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If it's a gluten reaction or gluten intolerance both are going to be an issue. If it's a wheat allergy spelt might be ok. My son can eat spelt but I'm careful with it and he eats it in rotation as I consider it pretty allergenic though I don't know if my perception is accurate.<br><br>
Since you're trying to track down allergies via ed I wouldn't use something like spelt.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If it's a gluten reaction or gluten intolerance both are going to be an issue. If it's a wheat allergy spelt might be ok. My son can eat spelt but I'm careful with it and he eats it in rotation as I consider it pretty allergenic though I don't know if my perception is accurate.<br><br>
Since you're trying to track down allergies via ed I wouldn't use something like spelt.</div>
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Not sure about gluten at this point and the wheat issue is a new one for us so I probably should skip gluten b/c it might confuse things.<br><br>
Thanks for your input.<br><br>
Gotta figure out how to make a birthday cake. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Are you eliminating eggs? Cause I love this recipe....<br><br><a href="http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.com/2009/05/healthy-chocolate-cake-with-secret.html" target="_blank">http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.c...th-secret.html</a><br><br>
There's a yellow cake version elsewhere on the same blog. The recipe is for cake, but I've only made it as cupcakes since that worked best for us. I shared the cupcakes with my homeschooling group, most don't have any dietary restrictions, and they all thought they were normal.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Are you eliminating eggs? Cause I love this recipe....<br><br><a href="http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.com/2009/05/healthy-chocolate-cake-with-secret.html" target="_blank">http://healthyindulgences.blogspot.c...th-secret.html</a><br><br>
There's a yellow cake version elsewhere on the same blog. The recipe is for cake, but I've only made it as cupcakes since that worked best for us. I shared the cupcakes with my homeschooling group, most don't have any dietary restrictions, and they all thought they were normal.</div>
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awesome. thx. i'll check it out!
 
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