Special Diets

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.

No Salt, No Iron Diet

by dtm323 16 days ago

My doctors have me on a diet that, ideally, would have zero sodium and zero iron. Also no raw seafood of any kind, le...


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Weight Watchers Freestyle 2018

by pine time 15 days ago

I re-joined WW 11-17, 20+ pounds over goal (previously, was at Lifetime for 10 years). Re-reached goal by the end of...

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Sweet sorghum flour

by sweetandsavory75 19 days ago

Can anyone tell me what the difference is between sweet sorghum flour and sorghum flour?

Chocolate and ice cream without vanilla - please help!

by jaina_rose 6 months ago

I just found out I am allergic to vanilla and that consuming vanilla has been causing a LOT of stomach issues for me....


shannonalexanderphotography commented 19 days ago

Gluten & Rice Free Baking Cookbook

by sweetandsavory75 21 days ago

Could anyone recommend a baking cookbook that is gluten and rice free? I have a cookbook from Elana's Pantry and lik...


sweetandsavory75 commented 20 days ago


by alex42 26 days ago

I’m on a specific diet but I’m a soda-holic unfortunately. So does anyone know where I can get soda without high fruc...


zackly commented 23 days ago

Best way to reset?

by vanessa7 1 month ago

Now that Christmas is over, I’m ready to get serious about my diet and goal of losing 30lbs this year (baby weight, h...


damiano commented 27 days ago

No Carb "snacks"

by King of Northern Blvd 5 years ago

My son was recently diagnosed with diabetes. I am looking for snack ideas that he can eat without having to having to...


masha commented 1 month ago

Blood Type A non-secretor regime

by LindaRose 1 month ago

I have recently been suggested that I should follow the blood type diet as I have had health issues all my life. I'...


MikeG commented 1 month ago

No carb snacks for child

by HowlingWolf 3 years ago

Looking for some no carb or super low carb snack ideas for my 5 1/2 year old. My daughter was recently diagnosed with...

hotoynoodle commented 1 month ago

Low Oxalate Diet

by wintersweet 4 years ago

Anyone else on a low oxalate diet? I know that some people believe it to be a magical cure-all for all sorts of thing...


ltill commented 1 month ago

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

by pdxgastro 4 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...


ferret commented 2 months ago

Pie crust but without anything delicious

by socentury 2 months ago

Hey all! I've foolishly given myself the task of a pie for my family for Christmas, and I was hoping to do just one p...


CollectingRecipes commented 2 months ago

Desperate for make-ahead or easy prep real foods

by CollectingRecipes 5 months ago

Our household's dynamics is making for a difficult menu planning combination. We went to a dietitian actually offerin...


CollectingRecipes commented 2 months ago

Low sodium - do you get used to it?

by friedricefun 2 months ago

I'm home on break from college for the next few weeks and my mom, who's recently had some health problems, has been c...

Njchicaa commented 2 months ago

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Straus Milk without Vitamin D is a godsend to those with Vitamin D Alergies

by MrHarleyDavidson 2 months ago

My wife and my sister are terribly alergic to Lanolin - from which most Vitamin D which is added to Milk is made. The...

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

by AaronTheMoo 2 years 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...


masha commented 3 months ago

What can I substitute for potato & rice flours?

by Devonviolet 4 months ago

I am trying to find a light, gluten free flour mix, that I can use for flaky biscuits and pie crust. But, so far have...

KitchenBarbarian commented 3 months ago

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

by Rambutan2000 4 years ago

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


ItchyScratchy commented 3 months ago


by RhonelyInsanediego 5 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...

nileg commented 4 months ago