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Posted by: Solomzi | 2011-04-01

Gluten Intollerance

My Fiance has recently found out she is Gluten Intollerant...What can we eat together as a family without giving her stomach aches?And are there food groups like Pasta,Bread,Baking Flower without Gluten?

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Dear Solomzi
I am sorry to hear that you fiancé has been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, because this is a particularly tricky condition to manage. The reason is that patients who are sensitive to gluten must not only cut out all foods that contain wheat, but also rye, oats, barley, spelt, kamut, and titricale. In addition, most processed foods contain some form of wheat or oats. Certain supermarkets sell gluten-free bread - try Woolworths. The only cereals that your fiancé will be able to eat are maize, rice, millet and sorghum. Ask at your health shop if they sell gluten-free flour. Your fiancé will have to check every food label in future and avoid any foods that contain wheat flour, etc. Click on 'Diet'n Food' at the top of this page and then on 'Allergy & Intolerance' to read more about wheat/gluten allergy. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about allergies. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: mwhildal@mweb.co.za .
Best regards
DietDoc

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Posted by: DietDoc | 2011-04-02

Dear Solomzi
I am sorry to hear that you fiancé has been diagnosed with gluten intolerance, because this is a particularly tricky condition to manage. The reason is that patients who are sensitive to gluten must not only cut out all foods that contain wheat, but also rye, oats, barley, spelt, kamut, and titricale. In addition, most processed foods contain some form of wheat or oats. Certain supermarkets sell gluten-free bread - try Woolworths. The only cereals that your fiancé will be able to eat are maize, rice, millet and sorghum. Ask at your health shop if they sell gluten-free flour. Your fiancé will have to check every food label in future and avoid any foods that contain wheat flour, etc. Click on 'Diet'n Food' at the top of this page and then on 'Allergy & Intolerance' to read more about wheat/gluten allergy. You can also contact the Allergy Association by visiting their Website at: www.allallergy.net to find out more about allergies. For recipes you can try the 'South African Cookbook for Food Allergies & Food Intolerance" by Hilda Lategan. Contact Hilda Lategan, who is also a dietitian, on (012) 546-6410) or send her an e-mail at: mwhildal@mweb.co.za .
Best regards
DietDoc

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