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what are the benefits of a gluten and dairy free diet

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Lippe
28 years experience in Gastroenterology
Lots of supplements: You must have a lot of money to spend exercise and good diet are key no alcohol or drugs is important there is no proof that gluten or dairy will b ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Why do you ask?: Both diets are restrictive, and if you have self-prescribed for some demonstrated or subjective illness, you need to consider how this will affect you ... Read More
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Dr. Robin Ifft
42 years experience in Pediatrics
Physicians : Physicians usually rely on science and evidence to advise parents. It's interesting to speculate on causes but speculation is not evidence in the scie ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
These food : restrictions may help but you will still need to insure that calories burned exceed calories consumed. Exercise would need to be part of your nutritio ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience in Gastroenterology
Celiac: True benefit is for those with celiac disease as following a gfd will decrease intestinal inflammation. Others have gluten sensitivity and the benefit ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
48 years experience in Pediatrics
No wheat, no dairy: Some people have problems with the protein in wheat called gluten. Others just need to cut down on their intake of simple carbohydrates. Some people ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mila McManus
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start!
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience in General Practice
Beans and rice: Legumes and non gluten starches such as corn, rice, potatos. You can have meat, chicken, turkey and fish as your main protein. Fruits and vegetables s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not much: Please see my earlier healthtap answer just a few minutes ago on this very question. Thanks for your query.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Immense: By sugar free, i mean no sugar including artificial sweeteners. Fruits are okay in moderation. I've written a good summary of the elements of a health ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Not as healthy!: As a professor of nutrition and md, i see many nutritional deficiencies in vegetarians, particularly vegans. Plant based diets eschew the protein eff ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Gluten free: Generally baked products have gluten in them, and most noodles too. Most grocery stores have dedicated gluten free isles because it is the latest fad, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Hefler
Specializes in Pediatrics
None: Not only are there no benefits to eating a gluten-free diet if you do not have celiac disease, but you become vitamin deficient and lack other nutrie ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Depends: Eating lower on the food chain means less environmental toxicity in your food. But consider supplementation of b complex and methionine/taurine/cholin ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Beans/nuts/greens: The best sources of protein for vegetarians are beans and nuts. Eggs are good also unless you will be vegan. Beans and green vegetables are great sour ... Read More
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A 71-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Almond milk: Unsweetened almond milk is just fine. But, you have to avoid the sweetened (sugar added) almond milk.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Many benefits: I describe dietary fiber to be like eating microscopic sponges. These "sponges" absorb water (keeping the stools soft, reducing constipation and redu ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience in Gastroenterology
None...: There are really no health related benefits from going gluten free unless you have celiac disease. There are many more people that have gluten intole ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Paleo diet: The diet is rich in protein but is laking in cabohydrates, namely grains.Ifyou are involved in sports you will need an overload in carbs which this di ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Golenbock
48 years experience in Pediatrics
Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more ener ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welker
26 years experience in General Surgery
Any kind: Beans in general are excellent food. They are very high in fiber, have a high quality protein, and are low in fat. They are an excellent part of a b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Lots: You will be better hydrated. You will not poison yourself with an artificial sweetner that breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde in your body. You ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Diet coke contains: A lot of carbonic acid - which eats up the enamel on your teeth. The caffeine in diet coke can make you jittery and give you insomnia. The caffeine wi ... Read More
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