Allergic to Wheat

Updated on May 08, 2007
N.C. asks from Fort Worth, TX
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I just found out that my daughter is allergic to wheat.All these years and I never knew.The doctor order a blood test to check to see whst she is allergic to and wheat was it.I do not even know much about this other than almost everything we eat has wheat.I do not know if I am also suppose cut off foods with gluten?I bought her Rice bread and she did not like it.Does anyone have any recipes or suggestions for me.The doctors nurse is going to call me tomorrow to let me know if I am suppose to take gluten out her diet.

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L.A.

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There is a support group for this that offers all types of education, I think you can call Healthy Apporach in Bedford for the imfo (I think this is where the group meets).

http://www.healthyapproachmarket.com/retailer/store_templ...

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C.F.

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N. - is she just allergic to wheat or do they think she may have celiac? There is a big difference....and celiac, although very common often goes undiagnosed.

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M.B.

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Elisabeth from The View has celiac (even though I know that might not be what your daughter has). But she did a show about a month ago and showed foods that she can eat -- and since part of celiac is gluten/wheat, then I bet some of those same foods your daughter could eat, even if hers is the allergy vs celiac. You could send her an email if they don't have the information posted on their website for The View. I know they had it posted for awhile. She's pretty passionate about it, so I bet if you told her story of your daughter having the allergy she would reply. And then other than that, you could check the Celiac website and get links to foods without wheat.

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T.O.

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If you live in Flower Mound or Lewisville go to the FM Specialty store, and ask for Mary Hunt. She knows EVERYTHING there is to know it seems about wheat allergy. It's right next to the Flower Mound Pharmacy.

I love Ezekiel bread by the way. It's great lightly toasted for sandwhiches, and toasted with honey it's great for breakfast.

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M.F.

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There are a lot of resources for dealing with special diets. I Googled for "wheat-free diet" and it turned up a ton of links:
http://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-a&rls=org...

You will likely need to become familiar with natural foods stores like Whole Foods, Sprouts and The Cupboard (in Denton). There are a lot of grains that can substitute for wheat -- oat, corn flour, rice flour, etc.
You'll have to invest some time asking questions, reading labels, etc. for the next few months, but the good news is that once you know what's out there, you'll have an easier time shopping. Definitely talk with your doctor or an allergist (even a dietician) so you'll also know which restaurants to avoid and what questions to ask about cooking methods, sauces, etc. when you dine out.

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C.

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Whole Foods makes a good bread--best if toasted though. It is in their gluten free section that they make. They have a few other baked goods that are really good. Chebe brand is wheat free also. They have mixes you can make or pre-made frozen products. They are very good. Namaste mixes are great! Kinnickinick brand is also good and available in the freezer section.

My son is allergic to wheat also. We were never told to cut out gluten. Many truly wheat free products though are gluten free as well.

I can give you many other brands to try if you would like. If you live in the Flower Mound area, I can highly recommend FM Specialty Foods. The owner and her family have celiac disease (gluten intolerance) and she can assist you in staying wheat free.

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A.B.

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spelt is something that you can check with your doctor about. some people that are allergic to wheat can have it, some can't, but it's a really good wheat alternative. you can purchase it at a health food store. you can find things at the health food store that say wheat free. also, be careful about going to restaurants that may fry or cook things in the same cooking oil as battered items that may contain wheat because the wheat particles can stick to the food. this is a word of advice from a friend that is allergic to wheat.

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E.D.

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I know a wonderful chiropracter/Functional medicine Doc. that can help with her diet and recipes. She's helped other kids that I know and lives by the diet herself. She also can do many other things for kids and adults. Her name is Dr. Jennifer [email protected]____.com's in Hurst and is also done great with my back problems.

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