If gluten is not the only food sensitivity (ie. if there are also multiple food sensitivities), then you will also want to reduce sensitization to other foods by Food Rotation . See all the benefits of food Rotation.
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Diagnosed with celiac disease and/or gluten intolerance? It’s tempting to reach for processed foods that are “gluten-free” replacements for all the old favourites (like bread, and pizza etc…., as humorously described at Gluten Free Mom : “The day we found out our daughter had to start a Gluten Free diet, my husband and I headed straight to Whole Foods. We spent FIVE hours strolling the aisles, spent hundreds of dollars, and rushed home to prepare a smorgasbord of Gluten Free childhood delights we were sure our family would love – cheese pizza, macaroni and cheese, GF cookies, and more. Sadly…” )
But reaching for these processed gluten-free foods may undermine progress (see “Complications of Processed Foods”) : Many of the gluten-free ie. flours and starches have a high glycemic index, a basis for more inflammation. And key is the fact that persons with gluten intolerance or celiac disease are greatly in need of superior nutrition : long-term malabsorption may appear as many nutritional deficiencies including iron deficiency, low weight, poor bone and dental health…. So for superior nutrition, START INSTEAD WITH ROTATION : enrich and widen the diet immediately, at the same time as you reduce sensitization to only every 4 days.
And supercharge the effects of Food Rotation : with meal prep for best digestibility /minimum irritation as discussed in part here and here, as examples.
Rotation Diet Plus Software keystrokes and tips for gluten-free:
- In the grains category, shift-click on each of wheat, rye, and barley, to strike each from the diet. The meal ideas table below is already virtually gluten-free, recognizing that many people are looking for help with gluten. Safe “grains” left on the diet include rice, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, millet, corn, and possibly oats*. Use them also as flour alternatives, along with other flour alternatives : chickpea, lentil, potato, tapioca, soy, arrowroot, nut flours, sorghum(milo, jowar). Gluten may be hidden in baking powders;
- Introduce MINIMAL processed foods, and only once comfortable with the new diet, and after eating nutritionally and building health for a few weeks. (complications of adding these foods to a diet for building wellbeing.)
- “bread” replacements: many commerical gluten-free breads have multiple ingredients and introduce ingredients never eaten before. Eating these, and eating these frequently or daily could increase the chance of developing new food sensitivities. Simpler “bread” recipes with as few as 4 ingredients can be found.
More information at the UNSAFE FOODS LIST at Celiac.com
*Oats labelled as non-cross-contaminated by wheat are generally accepted as safe for celiacs, because they do not contain the specific protein “gluten”. However a minority of celiacs are also intolerant of oat protein oat protein avenin. Consider introducing oats slowly to observe for reaction, also noting the very high fiber content of oats may also be a reason for reactivity, completely unrelated to avenin.
The Rotation Diet Plus©Software helps to manage complex diets. Consult a qualified health provider with any change to diet, or disease condition.