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Share your thoughts on gluten-free, lactose-free, nut-free, allergy-specific, Paleo, raw, high-fiber, Weight Watchers, and strict low-carb diets, among others.

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New allergy, need help with recipes (Benzoic Acid, Cinnamates, and Balsam of Peru)

by Rambutan2000 2 years ago

My wife was recently diagnosed with a number of food allergies. Not life-threatening, but the effects do seriously i...


Beejer commented 6 days ago

Celiacs/GF: "or are you too scared?"

by GraceW 1 month ago

Weekly we've been having potlucks at a graduate class that I have to take for the summer. Each week one of the profes...


GraceW commented 27 days ago

Paleo Principles - worth raving over?

by HariGhotra 1 year ago

Morning Chowhound, I have an interesting question to pose to you all, why is everyone raving about the Paleo diet...

mcf commented 29 days ago

Cheese Whisps "Crackers"-low carb

by zackly 2 months ago

I try to avoid carbs when possible. Cocktail hour is difficult because I love salty snacks. I discovered these recent...

mcf commented 2 months ago

Gluten Free able to eat wheat in Italy. Better wheat there?

by pdxgastro 2 years ago

Hi Special Diet Hounds! I have a friend (friend #1) who is Gluten free and Dairy free. She in turn has a friend (fri...

hotoynoodle commented 2 months ago

Gout anyone?

by smilingal 2 months ago

Recently diagnosed with gout. Doctor said it was from scallop dish at Thai restaurant which I had enjoyed two days pr...


smilingal commented 2 months ago

My 12 year old daughter has decided to become a pescetarian

by Hmmmichelle 3 months ago

hi all, looking for some ideas for recipes Grace will eat white fish and prawns (not salmon unless it's in sushi, ala...


Sunny15 commented 2 months ago

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Generic beano in Mtl?

by lagatta 2 months ago

I have trouble digesting legumes, though I love them. But "beano" is terribly expensive. Generic enzyme equivalents e...

Food allergies in Spain?

by SmallGoodThings 3 months ago

Hi there, I'll be traveling all over Andalucia next month with my husband and two year old son. My son has food alle...


trvlcrzy commented 3 months ago


by RhonelyInsanediego 4 years ago

Not sure where to post this thread, but this section of Chowhound seems appropriate. I'm a diabetic. I am also an R...

mcf commented 3 months ago

Gluten Free Frozen Pizza

by GraceW 4 months ago

I am not a pizza person, but I am originally from the city of pizza... and I NEED a decent PIZZA. A gluten free pizza...


PiperBob commented 3 months ago

Diabetic foodie with high blood pressure. Ideas? Recipes? Tips?

by AaronTheMoo 5 months ago

I love food! There is so much out there to try. What a world we live in! I'd like to ask my fellow foodies and chowho...

mcf commented 3 months ago

Sense of taste altered after heart surgery - advice?

by NonnieMuss 4 months ago

I've been added to a Meal Train for my boss's wife who has undergone a valve replacement. She is suffering from an a...

NonnieMuss commented 4 months ago

Gluten, Corn, soy, Dairy free food in San Juan?

by foodiekat74 4 months ago

Hi, I'm traveling to San Juan Puerto Rico in a few days and have multiple food allergies. If you have any suggest...

Ttrockwood commented 4 months ago

msg free meals

by KySheWolf 7 years ago

I am needing some msg free meals dealing with chicken, pork or turkey. Also I need help in making sauces, (note you ...


Querencia commented 4 months ago


Need awesome dinner recipe that is vegetarian, gluten free, and garlic free

by hungry12345 5 months ago

Hi - I'm making a special dinner for 12. I'd like to accommodate everyone's restrictions (vegetarian, gluten free, an...

hotoynoodle commented 4 months ago

Q. What do you get after 25 years of a glutinous diet and alcohol abuse?

by jrvedivici 1 year ago

A. Apparently Diabetes !!! (***Disclaimer, I got the call from the Dr's office, apparently my A1C came in very ...


schrutefarms commented 5 months ago

Gluten free/Lactose free meals

by heidijacobsen 5 months ago

My husband Cliff cannot have Gluten or Lactose. this has limited our daily meal to chicken with rice and green beans ...

nannygoat commented 5 months ago

low carb, low salt for kidney disease

by lkmuller 1 year ago

My husband was just diagnosed with a kidney disease and his doctor wants him to eat a low carb diet with very little ...

mcf commented 5 months ago

Diabetic-friendly dinner in Napa (town, not county)

by JojoSF 5 months ago

I'm going to dinner with a friend who is newly-diagnosed with diabetes. Where could we go that won't stress her out,...


JojoSF commented 5 months ago

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