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Thursday, May 22nd, 2008
3:20 pm
[phoebia]
Intro
Hi - Im new and thought I would give you a bit of history.

I myself have been diagnosed with IBS which is set off by certain foods - my doctor refuses to test me (well its my old doctor now) and literally said that i will have to find out what causes the reaction by trial and error.

My 6 month old has been partially diagnosed with a milk protein intolerance - as in doc said it sounds like one, try him on a dairy free diet and we will review him, and also refer him to a dietician.

well on the dairy free diet he has been so MUCH better, he is happier when eating, gaining weight - ok only a little bit but hey anything is better than nothing! and is generally happier. we have a check up with the original doc in a couple of weeks but have to wait another 2 months for the appointment with the dietician.

Now with him having a milk protein intolerance got me to thinking - could I have the same, as I dont drink milk I had never thought taht I could have an intolerance to it, but upon doing som research as to what foods my son could and couldnt have I was amazed at just what has milk protein!

so yeah I have gone on a dairy free/minimal dairy diet and I'm feeling much better.

does anyone have any hints/tips on a dairy free diet for babies/toddlers?
Sunday, May 4th, 2008
7:29 pm
[jtersesk]
Hi again,

Since there hasn't been any action here, I think we'll continue the theme of vegetarian diets through the next week. Maybe we'll pick up a few new members and things will get hopping.

Remember, what we're looking for are:
1. Your favorite vegetarian recipes, especially ones that "remake" a popular or common meat-filled food in without using meat. Some examples might be a chickenless tortilla soup, a meatless stir-fry, a replacement for burgers, meatloaf, or meatballs, etc.
2. Your favorite places to shop for vegetarian alternative foods. Places that spring to my mind are Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, places like that, that usually offer meat-free alternatives to foods like sausage, bacon, burgers, and hot dogs. But you know of a place in your area that isn't one of the major chains, let us know. Other people in your area might be interested! (Remember to say where you live.)
3. Your favorite places to eat out. Maybe you know of a major chain restaurant that offers good vegetarian alternatives. For example, Ruby's Diner, largely a west coast chain (although I know of two branches in the Philadelphia area), offers all of their burgers with a Gardenburger instead of beef if requested. Or maybe you know of a specifically vegetarian restaurant that you can recommend.
4. Tips for eating out with friends who want to have barbecue or something, where you feel less likely to find vegetarian options. Where are some places you can go? What are some things you can order so that you get to have a full meal too?
5. And, finally, any "secrets" you know about popular foods. For example, maybe you just found out that the veggie lo mein at your favorite Chinese restaurant is made with a sauce containing chicken stock. Let us know so that it can be avoided.

Remember, we are defining vegetarians as those who do not eat the flesh of an animal but do eat the products. A vegetarian eats vegetables, dairy products, and eggs, but not meat, poultry, or fish.
Monday, April 28th, 2008
8:47 pm
[jtersesk]
Welcome to special_diets! We're kicking off this new community with a fairly broad theme, vegetarian diets.

I hope you have read the user info and understand what we're trying to do here. For the next week, we are hoping to get recipes, stores, restaurants, and packaged food recommendations for people who follow a vegetarian diet. We are defining vegetarian as a person who does not eat foods made from the flesh of a once-living animal but who does eat foods that are produced by animals. For example, a vegetarian does not eat beef but does eat cheese.

If your recipe or recommendation happens to also be vegan, feel free to post, but remember that next week's theme will be vegan diets specifically.

So, go!
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