Anyone Gluten, Dairy, Caffeine, or Corn Free? How about all of them :P

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by BookWorm243, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    My mom has had health issues which has caused us to be Gluten and Dairy free for a year now. Caffeine and Corn free for about 5 months [​IMG] I was wanting to start a thread for all of us out there that have had to limit our diet. I know it can be hard to change your diet, so I would like to think of this as a support group almost [​IMG]
  2. Alicia G

    Alicia G Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 29, 2010
    Nova Scotia
    Awesome! My family is (drum roll please.....) Gluten free, Casein free (meaning ALL dairy products), soy free, artificial free, preservative free and I don't eat white skinned potatoes, bell peppers, and zucchini because they bother my stomach. AND I am severely allergic to Oranges and Grapefruit. Luckily I can have some wheat and dairy in very amounts small:p
    Oh and I can't drink caffeinated drinks cause they put me to sleep [​IMG]

    Edit:Forgot to say My family has been doing this diet for 6 years. I do most of the cooking, and its all done from scratch. Dinners, desserts too and I am even working on bread recipes [​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  3. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
    Cool! My Aunt just went Gluten Free. She has Celiac Disease. My brother is gonna go dairy free for a while, because he is having some stomach issues. We don't know anything though. There is a possibity that he also has Celiac Disease. It can be passed down. Who knows though. If he is gonna go gluten free, then our whole family is. I hope he doesn't! [​IMG]
  4. luvinmychickens

    luvinmychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2011
  5. MamaRoo

    MamaRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 5, 2011
    A ferry ride away, WA
    I am gluten, soy and corn free. All grains light, and dairy bugs me a little bit, but I'm tired of giving up things. I make pretty much everything I eat, except for the occasional margarita at the Mexican place. [​IMG]
  6. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

    Oct 19, 2009
    Forks, WA
    Gluten Free (by choice; I'm not a Celiac) Dairy Free (except Goat's milk/cheese) Corn Free (well, not really - I don't eat corn from the store or anywhere but my own yard. Does that count?) Caffeine free, mainly just because I don't take caffeinated things. Does Chocolate count? It doesn't actually have caffeine, but a similar compound that works like Caffeine.

    Soy I still eat because it's in everything [​IMG] And I don't produce enough food from the land yet to not buy from the store.

    I don't eat any chicken that isn't my own, and honestly it's a tad hard right now. I miss delicious chicken, and my oldest birds for meat are just 2 months old. Aaaah patience.

    The Gluten Free thing for me actually started because most of my family are Celiacs, however, I'm usually the cook, and getting into all those other flours REALLY opened my mind. And now I'm honestly kinda anti-Wheat. We humans consume soooo much of it, and most of it is processed, and Wheat in general has a few compounds that are actually damaging to the immune system over the long run even for non-Celiacs.

    I love the fact though that there's so many flours each with their own flavor, texture, consistency, use, and mineral/nutrient qualities. We're talking Teff, Potato, Coconut, Sorghum, Rice, Buckwheat, Tapioca, Amaranth, Quinoa, and quite a few others I can't currently name.
  7. Featherland

    Featherland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    We eat gluten free, dairy free, soy free, no artificial color and flavors, avoid most preservatives and don't eat any food with gmo's or meat with added hormones.

    Gluten is hard on your body to digest. Dairy also. Both can cause muscle aches, depression, lack of energy and feeling bad like having the flu.
    Eliminating these can help your body to heal from certain illnesses.

    I have no need for caffeine because now I have lots of energy!

    Artificial colors and flavors are made from coal tar. Were are bodies made to digest petroleum?
    There is also evidence that points to artificial colors, flavors and scents causing ADD, ADHD and similar issues.
    We like to think clearly!

    We try to eat homegrown or mostly organic because why put unnecessary chemicals in your body.

    The American public are guinea pigs for gmo's. We don't know what the long term affect will be.
    There have been some studies with rats that point to infertility.

    Hormones in meat (and formally in dairy) mess with your bodies chemistry. These can also mess with your fertility.

    Now it has taken us years of changing our diet one step at a time to get to this point.
    But we really feel good!!!
  8. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Yesss!! [​IMG] Here are my people!

    My family lives almost 100% corn, gluten, and cow's dairy free. We keep a cow for those of us who can have cow's milk, and I keep goats, which is what my younger siblings can have. We make our own flour blend out of tapioca, sorghum, rice, potato, and xantham gum. (The gum adds elasticity.)
    We make our own bread on occasion, and I'd be happy to pass on the recipe to anybody who wants it.

    One of my younger brothers and two of my three younger sisters are all cow's dairy, corn and gluten free, the rest of us are just along for the ride. [​IMG]

    So glad to have a support group. [​IMG]
  9. Angiebubs

    Angiebubs Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 19, 2011
    Amery, WI WI/MN border
    My 12 yr old daughter has Celiac (and type 1 diabetes) and is on a gluten free diet. Which means most of the baking here is GF as well. It was very hard the first 6 months-alot easier as we go along (Shes been GF for 5 yrs now). Im thinking I may have a dairy and gluten intolerance.... and I know both of these are very much related to genetics.
    I would love to find a good homemade bread recipe that is GF using the more commn flours such as rice, corn, potato, and/or tapioca (most acceptable flavors)) if anyone has one to share?
  10. BookWorm243

    BookWorm243 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 13, 2010
    Franklin, NC
    Welcome everyone! I'm so glad you joined [​IMG]

    Alicia G, That's great that you do everything from scratch. Congrats on going strong for 6 years [​IMG] We are getting there [​IMG] We also cut our Bell peppers, zucchini, and most all soy. My mom has a horrible time with the soy [​IMG] You will have to let me know about your bread recipe [​IMG]

    luvinmychickens, Honestly once you get in the groove of things being Gluten free isn't all that bad. There are some great brands out there that taste just as good or better then the real stuff.

    MamaRoo, I know how that is. I didn't realize how much stuff corn was in, especially corn syrup [​IMG] Have you tried any digestive enzymes? It may help you with digesting the dairy.

    Illia, That's great that you don't eat any chicken products from the store [​IMG] We still do sometimes, but we only get it from a organic company that is just out of Asheville ( hour from us ) The doctor told my mom that Chocolate does count [​IMG] I have gone 3 months with no chocolate myself, I miss it so [​IMG] Soy is in everything, it's crazy! Honestly I had no clue there was so many flours out there! Have you tried Quinoa Flakes? It reminds me of grits [​IMG]

    Featherland, I must agree. I didn't realize how bad I felt until I cut a lot of this stuff out. I feel so much better now. I'm sure you and your family do as well! I had caffeine the other day and felt like I was going to bounce off the walls [​IMG] How many years have you been doing this now?

    eenie114, I would love to know your recipe for your flour, but also your bread! Glad to offer the support [​IMG]

    Angiebubs, I don't know of one, but have you tried King Authors Bread mix?

    For those who don't use cows milk but use goats milk, is it easier to digest? We tried it once from the store and it tasted VERY goaty [​IMG] So I really didn't try anymore than a sip of it. Do you get milk from your own goats or from the store? Do you know of some good brands?

    Again welcome everyone to the group![​IMG]
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011

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