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8/24/12 12:37 A

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Just found a delicious GF red lentil pasta that is fantastic... and all fiber and protein. Also a new GF store in a nearby town who has had a nutritionist design his products. We tried a couple and so far pretty good. He hopes to expand to a restarant soon. Oh how nice to send DD and DH there for a HEALTHY meal so I can have a night off cooking!

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8/22/12 2:15 P

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Sometimes they can have an allergy to other foods with horrid results. I have 1 child with a very bad allergy to dairy, beyond intolerance. If he gets any dairy, no matter how small he gets very very ill, has major constipation issues, and serious behavior issues. It also effects what he retains when learning. When I found out what was wrong with him he was about 5 and didn't know shapes, colors, abcs, 123, anything, and was raging daily, and also malnutrition, within 1 week of all dairy removed he knew is letters and colors!
My point is sometimes an allergy to a food other than the most common can be an issue. Its not even the casein alone he is allergic to.
I hope you are able to find a way to make things better
Jaelene
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8/22/12 10:58 A

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My guy has battled GI issues since birth. Our whole household is GF - we noticed a difference in only a few weeks, but things *really* started to improve once we diagnoses other allergies (like tomatoes!)
As your child begins to improve and you get more comfortable with a new way of cooking, things will slowly change - and become more clear, too. Personally, we've been GF for so long that I've forgotten how to cook with wheat flour! It's taken a very long time, but we're comfortable with how we eat now.
In a nutshell, yes it does get better. But I'm not sure it ever goes away completely!

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4/9/12 10:20 A

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We are gluten free too. Even a year later we are seeing small changes but it was about 3 months until my DD and DH felt "better". It takes a year for the cilia in the intestine to fully regrow so many foods such as milk can't be digested until they are growing back and my 'people" are low in many nutrients because they couldn't absorb them. GF foods are medical claims for taxes in Canada (you can claim the difference in costs) which has helped. We like the very expensive but very good for you gluten free quinoa buckwheat pasta from Costco. It has fiber unlike many GF processed foods. It also has protein which is good for my diabetes. Coconut flour has been interesting to experiment with as it is high fiber and low carbs which is good for all of us, but calls for more eggs. I did a series of blogs experimenting with various recipes. We enjoy coconut flour pancakes and cookies and coconut flour can be added to chili and spaghetti sauce but DON"T substitute it in recipes. Either start with a new recipe or only substitute 10% and add equal amounts of liquid.


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4/3/12 6:37 P

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I know where you're coming from. My daughter is on a gluten/casein free diet. She goes to a Dr. Wendy Edwards here in Chatham, Ontario. If I heed the doctor's advice and take the nutrient supplements, Megan's behaviours improve, since she is feeling more comfortable. Megan has had pervasive yeast infections, because the gluten and casein provide nutrients for the yeast. In our particular case, we have found that if we lower our resolve and start giving her items with gluten, within a few days we will see behaviours. I know, it is hard to keep up (it's so darned expensive!)

Actually, it has helped us, since in our case, when we stay off of gluten, we see a change in our bowel habits for the better (a glamorous subject, and you don't even know me)!

So if anything, just know that you are not alone. This probably will affect our children for the rest of their life, but if we find the right things that help in our particular case, this will help.

Also, when cooking for a restricted diet, it helps to go international. A lot of cultures have items that are gluten free that are delicious and remind the child of other things. Rice stick noodles are so easy to prepare, and what kid doesn't love noodles!

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My son is 16 and he still suffers from encopresis...but other than that he can eat pretty much everything. When he was about 8 years old we tried a solid year of strict casein/gluten free and it didn't make any difference in behaviour or his encopresis so we gave it up. Always trying to get more fibre and calories into Zack - he is a very skinny boy - 5'10" and 120 pounds.

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1/16/11 7:47 A

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We've been battling GI issues for over 10 years. Does it ever get better?

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