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16 Jan 2004

i was recently informed by my gp that i should stay away from wheat and wheat products. would this include other grains (maize, oats or soya)?

ohters also include fish, chocolate & milk that i should avoid where possible
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01 Jan 0001

Dear Peter
Some individuals who are allergic to wheat, also react to oats and barley, but not to maize or rye or sorghum or rice. If you did not test allergic to soya then you can use soya products. Seeing that you have such a complex set of allergies, I would urge you to consult a clinical dietitian to help you compile a diet that avoids these foods and still provides all the nutrients you require, e.g. calcium if you need to avoid milk. Check the List of Dietitians on this Website or phone 082-593-0276 or send an e-mail to or look in your local telephone directory or Yellow Pages, to find a dietitian in your area. You will benefit greatly from such a consultation as it is very tricky to design a diet that avoids all these foods.
Best regards
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