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7/8/08 11:35 P

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Since it's just the two of us, and I was only diagnosed 4 months ago, I keep the kitchen and all my cooking GF. We buy bread for him since he likes grilled cheese or peanut butter sandwiches. He's not so good at cleaning off the breadboard, but it's not an issue since I don't make sandwiches for me anyway! All of the goodies I bake are GF and CF, but I do keep cheddar in the house, and he uses cow's milk on his GF cereal (which is usually homemade granola from GF oats, etc.) Otherwise, I see no need to make concessions since he eats lunch out almost every day, and when we go out he orders whatever he wants. No feelings of deprivation, just glad to have his wife feeling better. (Me too!)

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7/8/08 3:30 P

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My son and I have been GF for 7 years. (Also my married daughter) Our home is about 99% gluten free.
My husband keeps a loaf of Ezekial sprouted grain bread, just to cut down on the amount of baking I need to do. But I might start making the Pamela's bread for everyone soon.

My husband is well trained (now) on contamination via butter or PB, etc. I used to have separate bags of pancake mix for economy, but one morning I grabbed the wrong bag and made gluten pancakes for my GF son and myself! (I was a few bites into it when I realized what I had done!)

So no more of that confusion for me.

My husband likes the rice pasta. I've learned to make a fantastic, easy pie crust, plus cakes and cookies - so life is good.

My husband will eat gluten sometimes when we are out - but in the beginning he would not do so - when we were still in shock at the severity of the lifestyle change. But he does not crave gluten items. He is a great guy, really.

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7/8/08 10:17 A

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While I do not have celiac, I am wheat free & try to maintain a high level of gluten free. My almost 6 year old son is very helpful & asks all the time, "mommy, does this have wheat in it?" so he knows if I can eat it.

I do not maintain a gluten free house though, primarily because of cost. Glutened products tend to be sparse though. We eat a lot of fruit & veggies, and the snacks with gluten are single servings, so I'm less tempted to do something dumb like eat them because they're open.

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7/7/08 8:55 P

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We are not a GF house. Since it's just me that needs to be GF it's not worth the extra cost or aggravation. My husband has gotten used to GF pasta but that's about as far as it goes. He already misses out on some of his favorites because he has T2 Diabetes so I'd hate to deprive him of real food too!
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7/7/08 7:56 P

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It sounds like you have found a way to make it work. My daughters were very young when we were diagnosed so the one without the Celiac really didn't notice that I was doing gluten-free.

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7/7/08 4:49 P

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My then four year old was the first one diagnosed in my family (he's now almost 7!) and my 10 year old (now 12) and myself (none of your business how old I am! ha ha ha) tested positive as well. That was 2˝ years ago. I also have an almost 17 year old daughter still living at home (our oldest is grown and hasn't lived at home since before diagnosis); and my hubby neither of whom have CD. We have a 90% GF house. Everything I cook, I cook GF. BUT, my hubby and daughter has their own gluten filled cereal, and some other snacks (granola bars, etc.) as well as hot dog buns, hamburger buns, and frozen quick stuff my daughter likes such as Croissant sandwiches, etc. They have a dedicated space in the kitchen for "their" stuff, all the rest of kitchen is GF. They also have dedicated pans to use if they want to make something gluteny for themselves. (Usually that is my daughter making pot stickers!!) I don't feel like it's fair to make them eat GF just because we have to, but neither do I feel it's fair to risk contaminating the boys or I for them and I have a zero tolerance for contamination! It's taken a while for us to get to this point of compromise and it works great this way for our family. We also use only squirt bottle condiments and if there is anything with potential for being double dipped, we have dedicated one (ie. peanut butter) I write on jar GF and put in our area and their peanut butter goes in their area only. They don't feel deprived, yet all I cook is GF and all the younger boys and I eat is GF. Once my daughter goes off to college, we will probably be 99% GF as my hubby doesn't care too much and keeps his own snacks up in his office! (He works from home) HTH!

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7/7/08 3:22 P

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Celiac is tricky I am finding. Several years ago my mother took us all (her kids and grandkids) in for testing because she had been so sick (as had I) and she had read about Celiac and the fact that it is genetic. Well my mom, myself, one of my daughter's and a niece all tested positive. So I went on a no grain diet (I had been doing that anyway for my health concerns with candida) but more strictly after the testing. Years later I was told I did not have Celiac so started eating all those grains I had been missing. The impact on my health was gradual, including being overweight and yet vitamin/mineral deficient due to poor absorption.

My current doctor informed me that I probably do have Celiac even though the blood tests come up negative. Now there is a genetic test that can be done. But since stopping the gluten I am already in less pain. So that should be enough.

As far as the family diet goes that was always tricky. My daughters are grown and out of the house now but having a gluten free diet, rather then choosing a gluten free life style is just confusing and seems to set one up to feel deprived. So we did the life change rather then the diet. We made goodies out of gluten free products so we didn't feel deprived. But we didn't start there, we stumbled around food for a while but when we finally found our footing with Celiac we all did our meals together eating the same things. What they do now is up to them, I just felt I had to do the best for my girls that I could and singling either one out as 'sick' was not the way for me to do it.

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7/7/08 2:50 P

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I am mom to 4 kids (7,5,3,2). The second child is Gluten intolerant and the younger 2 we suspect very strongly they are as well.

We are mostly a GF house. I have 2 exceptions - we eat cereal for breakfast and the cost is great enough that what we eat contains gluten. I must be very careful because my DD (age5) is very sensitive. If we pour the cereal at the table a few days in a row she will show signs of contamination. So we pour the cereal only at the stove and then we clean up.

The other exception is once in a great while I will make sandwiches, hamburgers or hot dog with bun, or if my DH has not finished his bagels at work for the week he will bring one home for our son. I do this very seldom because we are so extremely careful about cross contamination that it is stressful meal.

I feel guilty at times that he get few wheat products (his favorite food is PB&J) but when we go to a reception time event I will allow him to get any thing and every thing he wants. At the last one he had 3 small sized plates with cookies and cakes. He always eats it so . . .

I figure he will soon enough get to eat whatever he wants; and the benefits to the other kids out-weight his lack of "treats".

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7/7/08 12:07 P

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I wish. I know it wouldn't hurt my boyfriend to be GF. I tend to eat mostly meat and veggies. He is such a picky eater. He won't even try some of my fun GF treats I make when I have girls night. He has a loaf of bread in the fridge. He mostly eats gluten when we go out.

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7/7/08 11:37 A

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That is a hard one. Because my girls were in HS when I was diagnosed I didn't feel it was fair to expect them to change. Also the cost of the food was a big factor. My husband has his own foods and 99.9% of the time I don't bother them. He does eat my pasta because of the hassel of fixing two kinds. Also he can't tell the difference. When I have a group of people here I fix them the wheat pasta for them. It took me a long time to figure out what would work for me.



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7/7/08 11:25 A

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We tried using gluten breads and pastas the first month and I was stressed out (the diet was new also, which probably contributed) trying to keep spoons and cutting boards uncontaminated, etc. We ended up a gf house because of me and my stress ("if mama ain't happy" thang).

We are all overweight here, and I was purchasing only gf breads/pastas... then I figured they were too high glycemic, and we curbed that. Now I'm buying Ezekial sprouted grain bread for them for occasional use. The loaf has been in the freezer and hasn't been touched, so we've changed our habits a bit!

I wish I could share more, but that's where we're at. I believe you'll tweak things to suit your lifestyle and it'll work out in the end. Hopefully, someone here with a more similar situation will share their idea. Best to you.



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7/7/08 10:20 A

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I'm single so I can't help you, but my eldest sister has 4 kids and three have foodallergies with one glutenintollerence (no celiac tg).and one milkintolerence. My second eldest sister ... same deal. My brother has three children with one milk and gluten intolerence kid. All the intolerences can be eaten in a "cross diet". That means ... 1 day the bad substence then 4 days of.

My eldest sister and brother have chosen: one diet fits all. So they are offering every kid the same meal taken the cross days in concederation. After some protest they all got used to it ... It works like a charm.

My second eldest sister chose an other option. She chose to give every kid a seperate diet. It seemed logical at first. Give every child what it needs. But it doesn't work. They are al bad eaters because they al get "special" food treatment and worse ... the ones with the intollerences eat their nemesis foods whenever they can because it's forbidden. They can get their hand on it because it's in the home for the others.

So keep your house GF for all. Maybe you give your eldest some glutenfood now and then, but no seperate meals.




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7/7/08 10:04 A

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My youngest and I have celiac disease. My husband and older daughter do not. We've been gluten-free as a family for about 6 months. We decided to go gluten-free at home for everyone to make life easier. My youngest accepts the diet better than I ever expected she would - she was only 3 when she was diagnosed.
I'm starting to think I could lighten up some. My 5 year-old, who is not a celiac, has the hardest time with the diet. I'm thinking about letting her have some gluten containing items - crackers, cereal, etc. She already has instant oatmeal and hubby has crackers. Any thoughts or suggestions? We'll stick with the gf bread because of the cross-contamination risks. My older DD is a messy eater so I want to limit the really crummy treats for now.

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