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Gluten free diet help!!!!!

Posted by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:33 AM
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My 3 year old so was recently diagnosed with Autism and put on a gluten free diet. I know all the stuff labeled "Gluten free" fruits and vegetables are fine, but what else can i get him? is there stuff that is not really labled gluten free? seasoning and spices? pastas, etc...ANYTHING. He is okay with corn and dairy

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AllofFive19
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:34 AM

There are a lot of GL stuff out there... and while there might be stuff NOT labeled GL, a lot of stuff is, like Wishbone Ranch.

AllofFive19
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:35 AM

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140

Hannahluvsdogs
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:36 AM

Rice is gluten free.

Lizard_Lina
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Gluten free diets are also used to combat the effects of MS. Check some of those support sites as well they may help.
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AllofFive19
by Ruby Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM

http://www.celiac.com/articles/22060/1/The-Gluten-Free-Diet-101---A-Beginners-Guide-to-Going-Gluten-Free/Page1.html

ETA with CM groups

http://www.cafemom.com/group/2849

http://www.cafemom.com/group/3813/ 

NBean311
by Chivette on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Fresh meat
Fish and shellfish
Poultry and game
Vegetables
Fresh herbs
Fruit
Dried fruit
Nuts
Eggs
Cheese
Cottage cheese (not cheese spreads)
Milk (when newly diagnosed you may be lactose intolerant)
Dried beans, peas and pulses
Vegetable oils, sunflower oil, olive oil
Almonds, ground or whole
Rice, ground, long or short grain
Rice cakes/crackers
Rice flour (and other gluten free flours)
Yeast
Cream of tartar
Bicarbonate of soda
Sugar
Dried peppercorns
Cornflour (from the maize plant
Tamari soy sauce
Yogurts (without crunchy bits)
Cider vinegar
Wine vinegar
Distilled vinegar
Sago
Tapioca
Millet
Quinoa
Flax seed
Corn Tortillas
Corn tacos
Popcorn (check any coating)
Homemade soups (not roux based)
Jelly (jello)
Jam
Marmalade
Honey
Golden syrup
Black treacle or molasses
Tea (check herb teas first)
Fruit juice
Fruit squash
Xanthan gum (replaces “elastic” quality of gluten)

This is a pretty comprehensive list. Lay's regular potato chips are GF I believe, and some Chex cereals.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM
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right...........he was put on a gluten free diet and you were given no guidelines by the physician.

real docs don't put Autistic kids on gluten free diet. That is just a Dr. Jenny McCarthy prescription.

FitMom2025
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:39 AM

My daughter had to do a gluten free diet for a couple years.  She snacked on lots of gluten free cereals, like cheerios and kix, lots of fruit, rice crackers.  They make a lot of gluten free pastas that aren't bad.  It takes some getting used to, but it can be done. 

MadHatter89
by on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

It can be hidden in a lot of things, everything from "natural flavors" to "artificial flavors" to "spices", etc. It's tough, but you will get the hang of it! My son and I have celiac, so we've learned over the years.

cjsix
by Platinum Member on Nov. 9, 2012 at 12:40 AM

There is a gluten free group on cm....

http://www.cafemom.com/group/109267  and

http://www.cafemom.com/group/29568

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