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Can you tell me is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Suit yourself: This is a new cult diet. Anecdotally some people who have no evidence of celiac disease find they feel better / have symptoms relieved when they do not eat gluten. The vegan diet is safe if you know how to supplement, and will cost your health and perhaps even your life if you don't. Don't try to dissuade someone who wants to try it, and if you want to try it yourself, check 1st with your Dr.

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A 48-year-old member asked:

Please answer me. Is a gluten-free vegan diet healthy?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Must supplement: I admire vegans who undertake this for moral reasons, and some of them claim to feel much healthier. A gluten-free diet indisputably relieves celiac sprue and dermatitis herpetiformis and there is a minority belief that people not affected with these illnesses may improve their health by going gluten-free. Discuss this with your physician / dietician and don't force it on your children.

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