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What are the foods that have to be given to children to substitute or prevent the deficiencies by using gluten free casein free diet ?

Hai am a paediatrician . i need to know the disadvantages a chil has to face in nutritional aspects by using gluten free casein free diet .if so pls mention what has to be done to substitute for the nutritional deficiencies(vitamin& mineral) like what other foods to be given to substitute or prevent the deficiencieswith the above said diet..
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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Dietitian & Nutritionist 's  Response
hello... gluten is found in wheat.. you can easily replace wheat with jowar/ ragi/ oats / brown rice without any fear of can also replace milk with soyamilk/ groundnut milk which is also equally healthy.. you make have to compensate for the calcium in milk by giving the kids fish, sprouts, ragi, til, jaggery, tofu etc..a healthy balanced diet with fruits, nuts, whole grains will make sure the child is healthy and fit..
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr. Aashish Raghu's  Response
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Gluten is present in wheat, barley, oats, rye. Rice, maize, corn flour, soya, eggs, chicken, meat, fruits and vegetables are gluten free. You can give these to him. Then there is no question of nutritional deficiencies. Try to avoid nutritional supplements. Avoid milk and milk products.
Answered: Thu, 14 Jul 2011
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Hi- I'm not a doctor, just a well read mother of two children on the autism spectrum. A few years ago I started testing the GF/CF diet with both myself (I have chronic pain & tiredness) and my children. The recommendations I have read about supplements while using this diet are - vit M b-12 (we use lollipops since the methal b12 has to enter either through the mouth or via injection), Cod Liver Oil, vit d, a regular multi-vitamin, vit c, and fiber. When starting ANYONE on the GF/CF diet please do it slowly. Replace one gluten food every three days or so depending on the symptoms of withdrawal shown by the child. I also read when switching milk it's best to start by doing 1/4 of the new milk substitute with 3/4 of regular milk to have the child get used to the new taste slowly, otherwise they may reject the new milk (coconut has worked well for us, as has non-gmo soy milk, there is also rice, almond and others to choose from). The kids may have a period of time when they actually behave worse or will even refuse to eat the new food. Slow introduction is the best way to go. Salt baths help with pulling the toxins out quicker, but will also cause a day of 'off' behavior (from what I've witnessed of my own children). With no gluten, it doesn't mean no bread.. It just means using different grains. Quinoa is the best substitute for wheat - it still has the protein, fat and carb content but it actually helps alkaline the body as opposed to creating a more acidic environment. No matter what our food choices are we still need high-grade quality supplements. Maybe start by taking a vitamin/Mineral sample before starting the diet and then you'll have a baseline to work from when further monitoring the child. It's my understand that most people who cannot tolerate gluten will most likely have some sort of vitamin deficiency since absorption is not happening properly. Best of luck!
Answered: Mon, 30 Jan 2012
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