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No Gluten! No Dairy!


Monday, April 02, 2012

Wow, I found out I am allergic to Dairy and now I have Celiac, which means no gluten! I am sitting here wondering what I can eat?? I do love fruits and veggies as well as fish, chicken, turkey, etc. So, I guess I DO have things to eat, huh? I will miss my cheese though! I can always buy gluten free bread, so thats not a problem. I am not a real fan of bread anyway. I did have tuna fish for lunch which was good, and I am defrosting some Tilapia for dinner..my favorite! Anyone else out there have these allergies? I am so happy to be here and I hope I make a lot of friends emoticon emoticon
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VANILLANNE 7/5/2012 4:05PM

    I relate. I am allergic to dairy. It makes me congested and wheeze. It also makes my joints hurt.

Since I can't tolerate milk and cheese, I've come to realize just how many products have milk, milk products, whey, lactose, etc.. I read every label, and am getting further and further away from processed foods.... So many recipes call for cheese. ARGH! It's frustrating.

I feel so much better without it... but, still crave it. Cheese and ice cream tempts me most. Milk I can live without.

I like almond milk. Coconut milk isn't bad, especially in smoothies with fruit. Learning to use tofu. Made a wicked dessert with silken tofu and melted chocolate chips.... came out like chocolate mousse. it was really tasty.


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ROSGETSSERIOUS 4/7/2012 2:45AM

    I am also gluten and dairy sensitive and so I researched and have been following a primal diet - and my health is amazing now - weight is slowly decreasing. I have just discovered coconut yoghurt - delicious. Try to change your focus to what you can have in your meal plans - rather than what you can't have - I found the shift to more positive thinking was very helpful. Shoot me a sparkmail if you are interested in some resources to help with the shift to more primal - less grain and dairy based meals.
Cheers
Ros
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There is still so much choice!!!

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VEGANVICTORY 4/6/2012 9:33PM

    Daiya is the only non-dairy cheese I have found that actually tastes good. Most Whole Foods carry it, and the price is comparable to dairy cheese. It melts nice and has a good flavour.

As far as non-dairy milk goes, I think Silk over is pretty good (don't start out with the "light" versions if you are used to cows milk; you won't like it), whether you buy Soy, or Almond. The coconut milk is great too, but it's a bit on the sweet side.

Hope this helps a bit!



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SUMMER2812 4/4/2012 7:59PM

    I also have a sensivity to dairy and drink unsweetened coconut milk all the time. I love it in cereal and smoothies. I love cheese but can't have it much anymore. I do love my ice cream though and won't give that up lol!....anyone have good dairy free receipes?

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LOSEIT4GOOD53 4/2/2012 6:41PM

    DJ...I haven't tried it since being allergic to dairy so I don't know if it would bother me or not. Peacebunny, try the Almond milk on cereal and you can't tell its not regular milk.

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DJ4HEALTH 4/2/2012 6:33PM

    Have you tried goats milk?

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1PEACEBUNNY 4/2/2012 4:23PM

    Yeah I have really thick hair so that is the only thing that saved me from being bald but my family was so upset. I only wear wear the wigs for diversity and for a break from my own hair but I still wear my own hair out from time to time just can't have any chemicals. I have to try the almond milk. I think I will start with a small container the next time my grocery store puts it on sale. I really want to give up the cow milk because I have heard the same thing about the hormones but I love it so much...so I will try. You willl love SP if you stick with it. I make a note to myself to log in everyday even if its just for 15 minutes and it goes fast and I get to speak with people like you and make friends which is good for me because there are days that I hate exercising. I have been getting through these days by communicating it and getting encouragement to keep going. I have been a SP member for 1 week now and found it through trying to get a support group for Jillian Michaels 30 day shred which I actually found here and joined because of that. So keep at it. emoticon

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LOSEIT4GOOD53 4/2/2012 2:52PM

    Hey 1peacebunny....I forgot to mention too that I drink Blue Diamond Almond Milk and I love it. I haven't had real milk in years because of all the hormones they put into it. My family drinks the almond milk too. Wow, so sorry about your hair problems! I only dye my hair every now and then but need to stop because my hair gets thinner and thinner the more I use it. And no your story didn't scare me..lol. emoticon

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1PEACEBUNNY 4/2/2012 2:42PM

    I feel for you because I love milk. I drink 2% but eventually trying to be down to fat free or almond silk which I have heard has a nice taste. We all have some type of allergies. I basically was problem free until about age 22 when I developed a SEVERE reaction to hair dye. So when I go gray, its there to stay which now explains my love of wigs. Have you ever seen someone's head blow up like a balloon? Well thats me and hair dye so after the last incident in 2008 of pills, IVs and hospital visits, I am now very wary of hair products. I love SP so far because of the people and I know you will too. Thanks for sharing your story. I hope mine didn't scare you...lol! emoticon

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