May 12, 2010 at 6:43 pm #7760
I just posted a new video on the affects of gluten in children. Watch part 1 at the following link. If you have children who were effected by gluten, please share your story…
Dr. OMay 14, 2010 at 10:53 am #8541
Here is part two of the video presentation!
Dr. OMay 20, 2010 at 11:36 am #8547
Dr. O, I just wanted to tell you thanks so much for posting that video, I thought it was excellent! I emailed it to over a dozen friends and family whom I suspect to be gluten intolerant, hopefully it will hit home with some/all of them. The fact that you and your kids are gluten free is so encouraging; we find it hard to find anyone who can relate to our lifestyle.
We have all our meals at home, other than packing a lunch if have to we go somewhere (which can be a challenge for two adults and four kids). The main difficulty is social events such as reunions, holidays, parties etc where food is the center OR overnight trips. How does your family deal with these situations? I know in the video you mentioned recognizing the problem as the first step, but then what? Do you not attend, bring your own food, eat before go whenever possible? Recently we attended a church function at a waterpark where the kids played for a few hours then when everyone else went to a pizza party we chose just to leave because it was an hour from our home and we needed to think about our next meal, but we felt bad about missing out on the fellowship.
What if the event entails everyone sitting around a table eating (such as a dinner party)? There are so many times I just want to stay home, but don’t want to become a hermit! The other trouble I have is that being small and skinny and not eating at events, I am worried people will think I have anorexia as it has been mentioned in the past (which I do NOT, I have always been a big eater but reacently have had many foods I’ve had to avoid). Any suggestions you can give would be greatly appreciated. ThanksMay 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm #8549prairie roseMember
In the past, we have offered to bring something to contribute to the meal, which of
course was something we were able to eat. The biggest problem we faced with that was
that the foods we eat are not inexpensive, so to bring enough to feed our family of 4
and extra to share can become quite costly. We are fortunate to have become friends
wiith a famliy that is very sensitive to our needs, as they have their own food sensitivities
but outside of that, I must say, we have found it easier to become hermits. We try to
seek out events that aren’t centered around food instead. Not an easy task, as our
culture seems so intent on focusing on food but we have found that when food is out
of the picture the fellowship is smuch sweeter.May 20, 2010 at 3:54 pm #8551
There is no simple solution to this matter. Finding a balance for your family is what will work best. The following video addresses this issue in great detail:
All the best,
Dr. OMay 21, 2010 at 1:58 am #8557
both my kids and myself have gluten intolerance. we still have a very active life. We just pack food along. if going somewhere else we bring a dish to share. It works. It doesn’t have to be restrictive once you get the hang of it. We have some friends that are supportive and if we go to their house they try to accomodate us as well. Classes and outings, i send the kids with food. So they still have “something” but is not what the other kids are having.
I knew my daughter was intolerant from the time she was under a month old. I could tell by her reactions to milk when she was nursing and that she was getting sick. my son we didn’t get it figured out until he was 7.May 21, 2010 at 2:02 am #8558
i should say also my ex is constantly feeding the kids stuff they can’t have and now my daughter has developed some severe bowel problems in additiont to the stuff she was already dealing with. does anyone know if there is some research out there that SHOWS the connection between allergies and sensitivities and bowel issues? Thanks.May 21, 2010 at 10:14 am #8561
I would think there has to be some type of research to support your position with your daughter. I don’t of anything right off, but depending on the specific type of issues she’s dealing with, you could do a medical search on it. That is just terrible that her father feeds her what she should not be having! How old is she now? I guess the best thing to do is teach HER to tell her Dad she “can’t have that”; maybe she’s not old enough to talk though? That is a tough situation, I’m sorry she and you are having to deal with that.
Can you give me an example of what type of dish you “take along” to functions. I’m having trouble coming up with something that you can prepare ahead of time that is in a single casserole type dish. We used to always go with gluten free lasagna, but now with being dairy and grain free I need a new idea.
JackieMay 21, 2010 at 10:16 am #8562
i have a FABULOUS lasagna recipe that is totally gluten free and vegan. I will try to post it on the boards later today.
My daughter is 4 1/2. she does know what she can and can’t have. but sometimes dad gives her the choice of what he has or nothing. so what do you do? He just keeps making her more and more sick! 🙁
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