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Dairy, Yeast and Wheat Intolerance

I had an email this week with a cry out for help with a newly diagnosed Dairy, Yeast and Wheat Intolerance…  “I have recently been diagnosed with Dairy, Yeast and Wheat intolerance.  Do you have any advice on where best to buy products online?”

I also suffer from this combination of food intolerance’s and when first being diagnosed it was a bit daunting as it rules out a number of food groups and also really changes the kind of products you can freely buy in a supermarket. The great news is there are lots of products out there for you to try its just a) knowing what’s out there and b) where to buy it.

For starters check out these two articles as they will give you a few pointers when you have multiple food intolerance’s:

Living Dairy Free

There are some fantastic alternatives for dairy including lots of great soya, rice and oat based products to replace milk and spreads.

Dairy Free Spread

For lots more advice on products and living dairy free, check out our dairy free articles including these:

Yeast and Wheat Intolerance

Having a yeast and wheat intolerance as a rule means the end to bread as you may know it , as most bread on the supermarket contains both of these. However there is, believe it or not a life after bread.

Wheat and yeast can also be added to lots of other products, so if you buy any packaged products, especially cereals, bars and biscuits then check all the labels. It can be hard at first reading labels on everything but after a while you will get used to what you can and can’t have – and be excited to be on a new food journey of discovery, as there are lots of fantastic tasty products – most of which are healthier than the normal alternatives.

Lots of traditionally labelled free from food (especially gluten free) can be loaded with eggs, sugar, yeast and dairy so make sure you check the labels of all free from products – also in my experience especially with free from breads some can tasty pretty much of cardboard – you are actually better or looking for new products rather than replacements.

Gluten Free Flat Bread, Rye Bread and also baking yourself opens up lots of options for bready style alternatives – also you need to open up your cupboards to the likes of oat cakes and corn cakes as they can be a great filler when needed. Check out our Free From Bread section for lots more products and advice.

From  baking point of view there is some good news as Doves Free From Flour, general chickpea and rice flour are all fantastic for lots of recipes and as you can have sugar and eggs (very jealous)  in you diet you can pretty much make any cake simply replacing normal flour with a classic gluten free flour mix, you might want to look out for a gluten free baking as sometime people with yeast intolerance can react to anything that rises, so you might want to do a trial for example with some Free From Muffins.

Free From Products Online

Leaning what products you can have is the first step then working out where to buy them is the next, there are lots of fantastic websites, health food shops and even the supermarkets are getting better at providing Fussy Foodie friendly products.

Planet Organic – Planet Organic is a haven for nutritious, wholesome organic products including fruit & vegetables, confectionery, dried goods and beer & wine, as well as a range of organic health & well being and mother & baby products

Goodness Direct – Fantastic online health Food Shop

Living a life with a Dairy, Yeast and Wheat Intolerance is no doubt a challenge but the feel of health and well being you get will make it all worth it. Let us know how you get on and any products you find and enjoy,questions or help with specific recipes or product alternatives you need you know where to find us.

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    June 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Have you tried Celia’s kitchen gluten, dairy, yeast, soya and egg free bread- made with teff and quinoa flour? It’s absolutely delicious-definitely beats all the other brands, it actually tastes like real bread and it’s fresh. I tried it for the first time last week and am now on my 3rd loaf!

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      December 6, 2011 at 11:44 pm

      I envy you! I am actually intolerant of Quinoa. I can have soya and yeast though.

      Rye flour has a low gluten content, so those who should be gluten free, can’t have Rye either.

      And, not all Oats are gluten free due to cross-contamination. Quaker brand does not care if their oats are cross-contaminated. However, Gluten free Oats do exist.

      Lastly, I react to so many foods, that I keep a short list of what I can eat on my laptop with a link to it with a MED Flag in case of medical emergency.

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    liam hunn
    August 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    hi, i am a personal trainer and am researching and creating my own nutrition plan for ultimate health and weight loss. i am looking to eliminate gluten, dairy and yeast from this nutrition plan for people to follow but want to create a list of all the foods that they can still eat as substitutes for other foods etc. could you possibly help me as i know this takes out alot of foods but i believe there is still alot out there but wouldnt know the best oods to recommend. kind regards, liam

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    Louise Elliff
    June 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

    York intolerance informs me I am intolerant to dairy / casein, yeast, eggs, gluten, wheat &soya. Would love to bake a loaf of bread, any recepies?

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    January 7, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    I’ve just recently been informed that I am intolerant to wheat,gluten,yeast,rye, durum wheat,corn,rice,oats, almonds, peanuts, legume mix, Ginger,garlic,mushrooms and diary. I’m desperately trying to find recipes that can be subtitutes.any advice?

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      December 6, 2016 at 4:23 am

      There are some good cauliflower recipes – cauliflower rice, cauliflower mash. Also, Quinoa is good. And Spaghetti squash and zucchini are good pasta replacements.

      I’ve also used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free all purpose flour and it was aggregate.

      It just fond out I am intolerant to wheat, yeast, oats, milk (cow, sheep and goat), barley, eggs, corn, rice, oats, potatoes, cashews, pistachios and peanuts

      I’m new to all this so that’s all I got for now.

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      Veronique Odekirk
      March 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm

      Kate, I cannot have yeast, sugar and dairy It helps me to concentrate on what I can eat rather than get depressed about what I cannot not eat.
      I don’t like substitutes as they make me miss the real thing so I have totally changed the way I eat and I have tried a lot of new recipes that are now favorites. Vegan recipes are a good source of ideas, but I still eat meat. I also use more spices, none hot. It satisfies my taste buds and I don’t crave other foods. It works for me. Hope this helps

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    Tammy Thornton
    September 25, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    I have recently been diagnosed wheat, dairy, yeast, berries (of any description), mushrooms potatoe intolerant (but can have sweet potatoe – thankful for small mercies!!).

    Struggling to find foods. Are there any cookbooks out there which would be good for me?
    Thank you x

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    September 28, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    Try baking soda or we in australia call it sodioum bicarbinate. This will increase your pH level and reduce the acidic level. The acidic level is causing the problem. You have nothing to lise as we use it in baking. So take 1 teaspoon with a glass of water per day untill symptoms go. I felt better after day 2

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    Paul Essex
    January 15, 2017 at 6:46 pm

    Used the york test which is good but pricey (£300). I’ve got yeast, cows milk and obscurely brazil nuts as strong reaction. Gluten and egg white as border line. Damn nuisance
    Will be eating rice, meat/fish, vegetables and potato recipes for some time. Full fat coconut milk and herbs as sauce is quite nice. Bought some almond milk (£1 a litre in aldi) for porridge. Drinking distilled spirits rather than beer or wine.
    Allot of recipes you can still make using cornflour and other substitutes. I plan on doing this for 3 months then reintroducing one at a time starting with lots of beer.

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    March 31, 2017 at 11:50 am

    I am gluten free dairy, yeast, wheat,, bored with living on fish.

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    June 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Hi kate my brother is the same- have you found a diet that helps thanks x

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    Janice Stafford
    October 17, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    I have a diary /wheat/yeast intolerant but I want to make home made bread/soda bread can you suggest a quick recipe please – can I use A2 or lactos milk and diary free margarine in this soda bread

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    Ciara Lynch
    January 9, 2018 at 10:51 pm

    Can you eat gluten free things if you have a yeast intolerance then? I have just been diagnosed with this and I’m not really sure what foods to go for.

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    March 23, 2018 at 1:52 pm

    I’ve discovered that GLUTEN FREE does not equal WHEAT FREE
    My husband has been diagnosed as being intolerant to Wheat,Yeasr,cows milk and multitude of others
    Looking for Bread I stumbled across a spelt bread mix which was wheat and yeast free and could be made with any milk
    I now buy whoemeal and white spelt flour which is also low in gluten and make my own bread and scones and they are Sooooo Good .
    Happy to share my recipie for Soda Bread which we use for sandwiches
    250 g wholemeal spelt flour
    100g white spelt flour
    50 g gluten free oats
    2tsp bread soda
    3tsp brown sugar (easily replaced with honey)
    350ml of any dairy free , I have used Oat and siya all with great results
    Bake in a 2lb greased ( I use pure spread ) loaf tin at 180 fan oven for 45 mins
    Hope you get to try it

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    March 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    Sorry, 350 mls of any dairy free drink
    I’ve used soya and oat
    All ingredients available in Aldi with the exception of Oat milk , so no trip to the health food shop to buy note expensive alternatives

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