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    Saroj Ekka

    Hi All,  I am Saroj from CA. I have been recently told by doctor that I may have gluten, corn and diary intolernace as per his diagnose. 

    I am somehow convinced for dairy & corn as I don't feel good when I eat them but for gluten, I am still skeptical. Wiating for my lab results to come.  I also have Hashimoto too. Already started on gluten-free, corn-free and diary-free diet. Its been 10th day.

    I feel so worried and helpless with diet constraints. I am working mom so cooking all from scratch from home all the time makes me worried and love eating outside too. I basically joined here to get some quick tips for meal and snack.

    I am already amazed by lot of information here on this website. Hope this will make it easier for me.




    I know it sounds overwhelming to begin with, but trust me you will feel so much better and your children will feel better eating this way too.  What kind of testing did you have done? If you had genetic testing you will know if your children need to eat this way too, (they probably do).  I believe as I think most people here do too, everyone would be better eating this way.  I have had so many things disappear such as… restless leg syndrome, night sweats, plantaar fasciitis (almost gone, not completely, but not any where near as bad as before diet change), weight loss, my vision even got a little better (I couldn't believe it, my Dr. thinks it is from the inflammation I was having).  I know there are more things, I just can't think of them right now.

    It is more work cooking, but you get used to it.  I try to make extra of everything I make. For instance, today I made homemade turkey soup for lunch with a turkey carcass I had thrown in the freezer, the last time I had turkey. I made enough soup for 3 meals and froze 2 of those meals.  When I make meatloaf, I make enough for 2 or 3 meals etc.. I have also canned some of my meat for faster meal preperation.  I can and freeze veggies in season.  Sometimes I feel like I have my own little fast food place in my freezer. It does get overwhelming once in awhile, especially when people are eating out and you want to go and be social. I know some people never eat out but, I know I couldn't live like that.  However, I eat very few things when eating out. I will have baked fish and I tell them no seasoning, because you just never know.  I also tell them I am gluten sensitive and I ask for no bread or croutons. I use only fresh squeezed lemons and salt and pepper on my salads and I ask if they have veggies with no butter or seasonings.  Some times I end up with a burger pattie with only lettuce and tomato for my salad, but I prepare for this by having something to eat before I go so I'm not starving.  Most people are very understanding, you are however always taking a risk of getting glutened. So, I try to save these times for special occasions. 

    Keep reading these posts and use your search engine online to find recipes and grainfree ideas.  It is worth it and after awhile, it really isn't bad.  It will be worth it to teach your children to eat this way now and they won't have your problems when they grow up.  I wish I would have learned this before my kids were too old to change.

    Come here with all of your questions and we will try and help!


    Saroj Ekka

    Thanls Lori all your assurances.

    My test haven't came back yet.

    So many question coming in mind. I willl add separate post



    Peter Osborne


    THanks for sharing your story.  Welcome to the forum.  Hopefully you will find it invaluable.

    Wishing you the best,

    Dr. OSmile

    Saroj Ekka

    Finally My Gluten test results are here.  Can somebody help me understand  this? What does it actually means? am I gluten sensitive or not?

    *Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test*
    HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1    0202

    HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2    0601

    Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ   2,1  (Subtype 2,6)

    */Interpretation Of HLA-DQ Testing: /*Although you do not possess the main HLA-DQB1 genes predisposing to celiac sprue (HLA-DQB1*0201 or HLA-DQB1*0302), HLA gene analysis reveals that you have two copies of a gene that predisposes to gluten sensitivity (any DQ1, DQ2 other than by HLA-DQB1*0201, or DQ3 other than by HLA-DQB1*0302). Furthermore, HLA-DQ2 genes other than by HLA-DQB1*0201 can be associated with celiac sprue in rare cases. Having two copies of a gluten sensitive gene means that each of your parents and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of the gene. Two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity may be more severe.



    Saroj EKka

    Peter Osborne

    You have gluten sensitivity.  You should test your children.  You should contact all direct family members and have them tested as well.


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