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Oluwa
06-14-2007, 11:52 AM
Hi,

Suspect wheat maybe a trigger for a flare or aggravate your symptoms? Thought I'd share a file of mine, a list of wheat subsitutes and other names where wheat disguises itself...I was surprised when I read soy sauce.

One day I swore I did not eat wheat...Had Asian Cuisine, suffered a reaction, aggravation. Who knew, soy sauce!

Information for using wheat substitutes:
One cup of wheat flour equals:
1 cup rye meal
1 to 1 1/4 cups rye flour
1 cup potato flour
1 1/3 cups rolled oats or oat flour
1/2 cup potato four plus 1/2 cup rye flour
5/8 cup potato starch
5/8 cup rice flour plus 1/3 cup rye flour

How to read a label for an wheat-free diet:
Be sure to avoid foods that contain any of the following ingredients:

bread crumbs
bran
cereal extract
couscous
cracker meal
enriched flour
farina
gluten
graham flour
high gluten flour
high protein flour
spelt
vital gluten
wheat bran
wheat germ
wheat gluten
wheat malt
wheat starch
whole wheat flour

Other possible sources of wheat or wheat products:
Ingredients that may indicate the presence of wheat protein include the following:

gelatinized starch
hydrolyzed vegetable protein
kamut
modified food starch
modified starch
natural flavoring
soy sauce
starch
vegetable gum
vegetable starch

chichibug
06-14-2007, 12:05 PM
Good to know!
I'd not have considered soy sauce, either. I eat a lot of Asian Cuisine, too--thinking I was avoiding high risk, high inflammation foods. Who knew?
Thanks for the list,
Kristin

mnjodette
06-16-2007, 06:13 AM
Thanks, Oluwa. This a really helpful list. I'm going to print it off and carry it in my purse for grocery shopping. I'm trying to be careful about wheat - I hear so many people who have autoimmune disorders talking about sensitivity to wheat/gluten. I don't have Celiac disease (or at least the blood test was negative) but my doctor said that doesn't mean that I wouldn't still have a sensitivity to gluten. I think I do feel better avoiding it. All good things to know...thanks again.

Jody

Oluwa
06-17-2007, 11:45 AM
You are all very welcome.

Wheat does obscene things to me. Hard belly bloat, itchy, aggravates the Lupus pain, more lethargic, weak and I feel drunk like. I just plain feel icky.

Keep well,
Oluwa