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New to this forum and I have questions:<br><br>
What is the reason behind gluten-free?<br><br>
Does anyone here know about "mucus-free" diets and/or foods that are considered "congesting"?<br><br>
Thanks.
 

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As far as I know, most people go gluten-free because of allergies and intolerance.
 

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For us it's because my DS has coeliac's which is an intolerance, but an auto-immune disease, so he needs to be 100% GF for life.
 

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Because my mom and uncle have both been diagnosed with Celiac disease, and because I know that I am at least gluten intolerant and so is dd.
 

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I have a son with possible Celiac and I have had migraines for the last 4 years. Since, I have stopped ingesting gluten I have had very few migraines and they were not as bad. I was up to having one almost every day. My cravings for baked goods has lessened as a bonus. I've lost weight and I'm not bloated.
 

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I've heard that gluten in general gums up the intestines which can make absorption of nutrients a lot harder. I think, in general, a lot of gluten isn't good for anyone and then some people are more intolerant of it than others. When I have more time I'd really like to try going gluten free for a month or two just to see what differences I notice.
 

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mucus producers are gluten rich grains, dairy, eggs, sugar and some root veggies. ds1 had a bunch of ear infections when he was a babe- we eliminated all off that- it was amazing. They're added back to his diet now, but very light dairy.<br>
we tried it at the first sign of congestion with ds2, he's never had an ear infection or been super stuffy.
 

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<b>beanymama</b>, by gluten-rich grains, do you just mean wheat? And which root veggies would you consider congesting?<br><br>
We've cut out all milk in our house. Unfortunately, dd and dh LOVE cheese, so a total elimination of dairy is unlikely.<br><br>
There's a lady at our local health food store who told me to eliminate ALL grains, including rice, oats, spelt, quinoa, etc etc.-- because they were mucus-producing. (Not to mention eliminate all meat, dairy, eggs, sugar.)<br><br>
Which leaves fruit, veggies, nuts, berries, & soy products... that's pretty much it. Not practical for our household!! So I was just wondering what other people's experience has been...
 

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we cut out wheat, barley, rye, spelt and focused more on oats and corn. with the root veggies we went light on potatoes and carrots.<br>
sadly, it really was the cheese that made the huge difference. the dairy just stuffs them up and cheese is such a dense form of it. even with soy cheese you've got to be careful to get casein-free <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> complete pita, but it was worth it
 
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