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Going Gluten free ~T&C plus me~ 2 kids; .., OR, United States 4189 posts
28th Dec '12

Has anyone gone GF to help with psoriasis? If so did it work? And questions for people that are what are you favorite go to foods? I am going to start a GF in the next week or two, so any tips would be awesome!

Mr's&Family* 2 kids; Arizona 3699 posts
28th Dec '12

It's a very expensive diet change. Not many stores carry GF stuff. You can order foods and ingredients online though. I eat GF due to celiac disease. It takes a few months for your body to get use to the change. There's also not many restaurants you can eat at. Not many will cook to order either, like GF foods since a lot of stuff is pre-made.



Good luck.



Oh and I've never heard of it helping psoriasis.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22980 posts
status 28th Dec '12

I've never heard that it would help Psoriasis. It's quite expensive. And I've only heard it help people who have Celiac disease since they can't process wheat. I was watching something and they said that the companies replace wheat with sugar and fats alot of the time when making Gluten free foods.

~T&C plus me~ 2 kids; .., OR, United States 4189 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting Mr's&Family*:" It's a very expensive diet change. Not many stores carry GF stuff. You can order foods and ingredients ... [snip!] ... to order either, like GF foods since a lot of stuff is pre-made. Good luck. Oh and I've never heard of it helping psoriasis."


I know our grocery store here does have a pretty decent selection of GF, but yesI do know it is expensive but if it works I will be willing to spend the extra money. I have read a lot of places that it helps the psoriasis. Also my derm. told me to try it.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
28th Dec '12

It can be pretty easy, though it can get tricky. They label everything gluten free with a higher price tag. Ranch dressing for example, the Kraft brand is gluten free, same with kethchup. The Heinz brand is gluten free. Yet, you will have specially labeled gluten free ranch and ketchup priced 3 times the price as other brands. Then you have things you wouldn't even think would have gluten, like cake icing for example. However, a lot of items DO have gluten. Corn tortillas usually are, and should be, but again, may have wheat hidden so read ingredients!!! One secret is a long of generic stuff is gluten free. Read ingredients. I REALLY need to go gluten free to help with my RA I just love gluten so much :oops: My daughter's best friend has Celiac so I already do everything gf when she's here and it really is not that hard.

IDID-VBAC 12/09 2 kids; Alaska 44106 posts
28th Dec '12

I have looked into it to help my eczema, but it is not a diet change I can make. I have actually cut out dairy and that has made a significant change in my flare ups. Although I cant not have my sour cream so I just take an extra benedryl.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" I've never heard that it would help Psoriasis. It's quite expensive. And I've only heard it help people ... [snip!] ... something and they said that the companies replace wheat with sugar and fats alot of the time when making Gluten free foods."


It can actually help with an array of things for most people. Most people have a slight wheat intolerance without realizing it. And reputable brands do not do that lol. I wish, usually gf foods have even less sugar. They just replace the wheat and flour with brown rice flour typically.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22980 posts
status 28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" It can actually help with an array of things for most people. Most people have a slight wheat intolerance ... [snip!] ... lol. I wish, usually gf foods have even less sugar. They just replace the wheat and flour with brown rice flour typically. "</blockquote>




Ah ok I see. That's just what The Chew said yesterday.

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" It can actually help with an array of things ... [snip!] ... and flour with brown rice flour typically. "</blockquote> Ah ok I see. That's just what The Chew said yesterday."


I don't buy a whole lot of prepackaged gluten free labeled stuff, but the few cereal bars and snacks labeled specifiacally gluten free are very bland, and it's because of the brown rice flour. I made cupcakes from scratch with brown rise flour and had to add 50% more sugar because the brown rice flour is very very overpowering. Though, I think that could easily be fixed with doing like a 50/50 mix of coconut flour and rice flour, or another gluten free flour. There are mixes you can use but I do not have the time to mix 4 or 5 different flours lol

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22980 posts
status 28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I don't buy a whole lot of prepackaged gluten free labeled stuff, but the few cereal bars and snacks ... [snip!] ... flour, or another gluten free flour. There are mixes you can use but I do not have the time to mix 4 or 5 different flours lol"</blockquote>




Yea I could see it being very time consuming

Moses. Due October 27; 3 kids; Texas 16003 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting HopingforaMiracle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" I don't buy a whole lot of prepackaged gluten ... [snip!] ... I do not have the time to mix 4 or 5 different flours lol"</blockquote> Yea I could see it being very time consuming"


If this were a change I were to go in full force with, I'd just buy all of the different flours and mix once and keep in a container to use like wheat flour, but I am not ready to give up my wheat just yet :oops: Though I know it could tremendously help me.

~T&C plus me~ 2 kids; .., OR, United States 4189 posts
28th Dec '12
Quoting IDID-VBAC 12/09:" I have looked into it to help my eczema, but it is not a diet change I can make. I have actually cut ... [snip!] ... that has made a significant change in my flare ups. Although I cant not have my sour cream so I just take an extra benedryl. "


I didn't know going dairy free helped. I might try that if GF doesn't seem to help. I am already egg free. I feel like by the time I get everything with my body figured out I won't be able to eat anything!

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22980 posts
status 28th Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Moses.:</b>" If this were a change I were to go in full force with, I'd just buy all of the different flours and ... [snip!] ... to use like wheat flour, but I am not ready to give up my wheat just yet :oops: Though I know it could tremendously help me."</blockquote>




Yea I understand