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What is the definition or description of: gluten-free diet?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
No wheat rye barley: Gluten is found primarily in wheat rye and barley products. On a gluten free diet, you would avoid products made with wheat, rye, and barley. There are websites like celiac.Org that can provide more information about what foods to avoid.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

What does it mean to be on a gluten free diet?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Gluten containing : A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes foods containing gluten. Gluten is a protein found in wheat (including kamut and spelt), barley, rye, malts and triticale. It is used as a food additive in the form of a flavoring, stabilizing or thickening agent, often as.
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What does a gluten free diet consist of?

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Dr. Stephen Carstensen
Dentistry 38 years experience
Mostly, No Wheat: My wife and my cousin are 'gluten free' gluten is found in all wheat products and many packaged foods, not in any animal products. Look for labels now - gluten free foods are readily available and can be quite tasty. Often they cost more. Gluten is a protein that holds bread together, for example, and for some people is indigestible.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I'm on the gluten free diet and very tired?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Gluten free diet: Gluten and fatigue could be related or completely unrelated. There are so many potential causes of fatigue, including anemia, low thyroid function, adrenal problems, low b12, sleep deprivation, and more. Gluten often affects thyroid function
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A 55-year-old male asked:

Gluten free diet. Why, who, what is it?

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Dr. Brian Golden
Urology 21 years experience
Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, an barley. There are two major categories of patients that are advised to avoid it.. 1. Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition in which exposure to even tiny amounts of gluten incites one's immune cells to attack the villi of the small intestine. 2. Gluten sensitivity or wheat allergy are more typical food allergies. Hope this helps.
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How to go on gluten free diet?

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Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 29 years experience
Gluten free diet: Simply stop consuming wheat, barley, and rye in food and drink.

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