Soy and etc in GFCF
Posted 14 April 2007 - 01:33 AM
I have reading about it and there are some people commenting issues with those products.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:24 AM
Soy sauce (if that's what you meant?) usually contains wheat... there are a couple of specialist brands which don't, but if it's listed as an ingredient in a ready made product then it's a no-no unless it specifically states 'wheat-free/gluten free'... Similarly, you have to watch 'vinegar' as an ingredient as most vinegar contains malt gluten... If it states spirit vinegar you're ok...
Soya - Is a different issue. It can be problematic for some kids, but it's not part of the 'standard' GF/DF diet as it doesn't contain gluten or dairy. The same goes for eggs.
Additional concerns arise because Soya became a sort of 'standard' in non-dairy foods, and then it was realised that too much soya in the diet isn't a good idea for other reasons...
The efficacy of the diet (or otherwise) varies from child to child, so some may be more tolerant/intolerant to trace quantities and a wider range of foodstuffs, but IMO/experience some of the more outrageous claims for very restrictive diets just don't hold up... If the impact of 'trace elements' were true, and new foodstuffs are added to the 'banned' list each week then by definition the previous weeks diet was corrupted and any perceived benefit was imagined! On the other hand, the 'but the banned foodstuff only 'weakened' rather than corrupted the previous week's result' argument completely undermines the 'trace element' theory...The logic shoots itself in the foot!
Simple equation: lots and lots of people now make a very healthy (excuse pun) living from the promotion, production, sale and manufacture of gf/df foodstuffs. It's big business, and in the interests of that business to find and exploit 'new' problems within the food chain to promote a specific lifestyle. Some will do that quite openly, and effectively, leaving individual 'choice' a main tenet of their business practise, while others will close ranks, behave fairly militantly toward 'dissenters' and promote an ethic that attacks 'non-endorsed' products as detrimental to the efficacy of the overall 'treatment'.
I have no doubts that a GF/DF diet has been helpful to my son and others, but some of the hype and outrageous 'cure' claims are dangerous because they fuel unrealistic expectations and keep moving the goalposts. They 'blame' diet for autism (rubbish!), and by extension 'blame' the parents providing that diet for not getting it 'right'...
Sorry, long soap-boxy response to very simple questions!
1- Soy is generally a no-no unless specifically wheat/gluten free
2 - Soya can be a 'seperate' allergy, but is worth monitoring intake either way
3 - eggs are a separateseparate allergy, but with all that cholesterol etc worthy of caution too!
Hope that helps
Posted 14 April 2007 - 04:08 PM
Edited by florrie, 14 April 2007 - 04:10 PM.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 10:50 AM
BadDad Soya milk was what i meant.
Posted 15 April 2007 - 12:07 PM
In addition, I would watch if there is a allergy to tomatoes etc. which is also quite common.
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