From the article: What is Gluten-Free Cooking?
Maybe you or a family member has been diagnosed with Celiac disease and your doctor prescribed a gluten-free diet. Or maybe you have gluten intolerance and feel healthier when you avoid gluten in your diet. Are you plagued with multiple food intolerances or allergies? Are you still trying to figure out the whole gluten-free thing?
Why are you a gluten-free cook? Share your story. Share Your Story
Why I cook gluten free
- My husband was diagnosed with celiac disease about 9 years ago. And since that time both my son and daughter has also been diagnosed with it. It is a healthier way to eat as there are no processed food in our house. lots of fruits and fresh veggies from the garden.
- —Guest Diane
- I have lupus.eating gluten free has made a big difference. it has only been a couple of weeks and I already feel much better. my symptoms have settled down .
- —Guest jay
- I stopped eaitng gluten because my daughter is coeliac and I had heard there can be a link with psoriasis (I'm not coeliac). I also stopped any creams other than moisuriser, so i would know if it was the gluten or not. My psoriasis has improved so much! Patches that have not improved for years with various creams have shrunk or disappeared completely.I started eaitng gluten again so I could be tested for coeliac, and guess what, my psoriasis flared up again quite badly. I am now gluten free again now )
- —Guest rDCHoddLXzQwk
Wheat allergy & gluten intolerance
- My 6 yr old son has a wheat allergy (in addition to soy, peanuts & tree nuts). I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in Jan 2010. After switching our diets, he is less "puffy" and his eczema has completely gone away. I have dropped 45 lbs since January of this year & ALL of my pain is gone!! After 10 years of living with horrible pelvic pain, unexplainable body pains, numbness & tingling, infertility issues...changing my diet is all I needed. Everything we eat is made at home; with the exceptional cereal or icecream :) I truly believe that what you put in your body is who you become. Eat healthy to be healthy.
- —Guest Kristin
- The book has a lot of good info in it as to how to cook and live gluten free. However the book does not mark in the riecpes which items you need to make sure are gluten free (it notes early in the book that there are some items that you will need to make sure are gluten free, the other GF cooling books i have bought and used have marked every item in the ingredients list. It is a good starting point, and the BBQ meat loaf (page 210 if i recall correctly) is AMAZING, but the other riecpes in the book i have tried so far have been pretty bland, maybe i just so far have chosen the wrong ones but compared to the other GF cook books ive used this has a much lower percentage of great riecpes -matt
- —Guest VxZGZixPKiLBuzJqKK
Gluten-, Soy-, Dairy-, Egg-Free Cooking
- I was diagnosed 10 years ago with celiac, at age 40, after being "sickly" since birth. Recently, I've had to also remove soy, dairy and eggs from my diet, so it's becoming more challenging. What I find is that my husband and I eat at home more, and spend more time planning and cooking meals from scratch, so the diet restrictions have actually helped our marriage! We are both "home-bodies" anyway, and cooking and talking food has become a new hobby for us.
- —Guest piecework
- Hi! I started on a g/f diet after hearing that some arthritis patients with co-existing digestive problems do well on a gluten free diet. It was hard to change, but once I mastered using xanthum gum, my baking improved. From being barely able to walk with knee pain, my arthritis is pain free- unless I break the diet. Once I forgot, accidently eating a white wheat sandwich while minding the grandchildren, -and the knees ached for a week! I'm glad to have found this answer!
- —Guest Marj Drewitt
Why I eat gluten free
- When I was diagnosed with stasis dermatitis, I did a web search on it. I found a co-relation to celiac disease. I decided to give my body a break and eat gluten free. I lost 6 pounds and just love eating gluten free. I may get tested one of these days for celiac disease.
- —Guest Barbara Holoboff
My reason for eatting gluten free
- After spending years suffering from chronic abdominal pain, being lethargic, never gaining weight and always loosing it instead till i was told i looked extremely anorexic i was finally diagnosed with Coeliac disease 3 years ago and changing m diet to gluten free all the aches and pains and other problems i had have gone and I've gained back the weight i had lost till i was a healthy weight again, being diagnosed with coeliac disease means i will also be on a gluten free diet for the rest of my life. It's been quite hard as i was 18 years old when i was diagnosed so i miss quite alot of the normal foods that i use to eat that i can't now and it's hard to find restaurants or supermarkets that have food i can eat
- —Guest Danielle Purdie
my 4 years old daughter has celiac
- my daughter was 3 when she got diagnosed with celiac ..it really brroke us initially.. but now we are a almost normal life..and she is doing so much better now..she is active and doesn't cry anymore because of abdominal pain..
- —Guest ani..
6 years to discover gluten intolerance
- My daughter suffered for 6 yrs going to all kinds of doctors, etc. Would break out in boils, hives, rashes, migrains etc. Finally found she was gluten intolerant. We started removing gluten and found many allergies disappeared or lessened in all of us and joint pains went away. What a blessing to finally find the cause.
- —Guest Dr. Jean
Why i cook gluten free
- After my daughter waking almost every night with cronic abdominal pain, discomfort and vomiting we finally got a diagnosis she is gluten intolerance. it has made a huge difference on us. Now we have peaceful nights.
2 out 3 have Celiac
- at the age of 50 my Husband was finally diagonosed with Celiac after 50 years of sickness & pain. then the next year our 16 year old daughter was found to have Celiac also. i am thankful the year before all of this i had gone on a wheat free diet to lose wieght. it perpared me for the new ways of cooking. Udies makes a good gluten free Bread. i am looking for a good fluffy GF pancake mix, if you have one
- —Guest Cheryl
Three out of four
- My entire family is gluten free. My husband was diagnosed with Celiac 2 1/2 years ago, my older daughter a month later, and my younger daughter about a year after that. So with three out of four in the house, it just makes sense. We've found that many of our old favorites were already GF - because those were the things that didn't make my husband's stomach upset. I think our best find was GF soy sauce - it put all of our stir-fry dishes, and a lot of my homemade marinades and sauces back on the menu. When entertaining is involved, we preemptively strike - I invite everyone to my house, or offer to bring the entree to any social event. That way my family has at least one thing they know is safe.
- —Guest SharonM
Now an answer
- I am 52 years old and for as long as I can remember I have felt very "crummy" all the time. My diet was mostly healthy but I knew that I was missing something. I have a thyroid problem and thought that was it. When I got pregnant with my son I gained a huge amount of weight because I was on bedrest for 5 1/2 months. The weight would come off with various diest but soon to be put right back on even though I was being good. I thought I was going crazy and it was all in my head until I stumled across an article about gluten. To make this shorter I obitted all gluten grains, sugar, and also corn (and corn products) And I can say after amost two weeks I feel so much better My arthritis is almost gone and I have lost six pounds and I am eating more that I did before. We mostly eat out of our 1 1/2 market garden. My stomach doesn't heart any longer YEAH ! ! ! !
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