I'm getting ready to try gluten free. I'm not sure if i have a gluten allergy or not but I have been diagnosed with IBS and my stomachs always bloated and I'm always very gassy. How did u find out u have a gluten allergy? I'm trying to learn how to do this gluten free thing as well cause I eat tempeh and alot of whole grains now.
I was diagnosed with IBS and a spastic colon about 6 years ago. I eliminated many foods and ended up going completely vegan. I felt better but still bloated and gassy a lot of the time. One month ago I eliminated gluten and 100% of my symptoms disapeared. It was like a miracle. I no longer have constipation (which I have suffered from my whole life). I am no longer bloated and oh by the way I dropped about 10 pounds. My doctor said I could have an endoscopy to see if I had celiac disease but I would have to eat the equalivalent of four pieces of bread a day for a month. I said no thanks! Whether or not I have celiacs is academic as far as I'm concerned. Is it a hassle to be vegan and gluten intollerant? You bet! Luckily, I am a good cook and very creative in the kitchen. The way I look at it is, anything I have to do is worth it to feel this good. Plus, I have just naturally developed a greener , more healthy lifesyle. :)
I am a gluten-free vegan and do quite well with finding food and recipes that I can eat. If you do a little research you can find what you need. I feel healthier and better being off of gluten. Even if I weren't intolerant, I would still stay gluten-free.
This is all great to hear cause I've been very nervous about going gluten free and to vegan at the same time but I'm tired of the gassiness and bloat and don't have insurance to go to the doctor so I thought i'd try it out on my own. Thanks for the positive feedback.
Hi everyone! You can make subsitutions with Alicia's recipes...like the other day I made PB Cups and used The Grainless Baker GFree Graham Crackers (http://www.thegrainlessbaker.com/)! Yum!
Another great cookbook is the Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. It has a ton of gluten & dairy-free recipes. Check their recipe blog: http://www.wholelifenutrition.net/id6.html. There are a handful of non-vegan recipes in their cookbook, but I still highly recommend it -- the other 150+ vegan and gluten-free recipes are well worth it!
Ditto Amanda. I'm gluten free and vegan. Elana's pantry is where I go for gluten free/ vegan recipes. If she does happen to use something like honey or whatever I just substitute. Her apple crisp is amazing!
Hello! gluten free here. I don't find it trouble at all there are practically alternatives for everything. Best way is to cook whole foods etc it's the ready-made stuff like sauces etc that are tricky. I 've had years practice to feel free to message me anytime you need some advice/tips and i'll try and help out. xx
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