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What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

Less leaky gut: Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

In celiac disease, the body reacts to gluten (in wheat and gluten-like proteins in rye and barley) resulting in damage to the small intestine. This limits the intestine's ability to absorb some nutrients. Typically, people with celiac disease have loose stools, bloating, abdominal pain or discomfort, weight loss, poor weight gain ...Read more


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Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Gluten free diet. Is this a fad? Is there any point if you don't have celiac disease?

Food sensitivities: Some with GI distress feel better if they eliminate foods from their diet. Recently, the low-fodmaps diet is gaining traction for decreasing food hypersensitivity symptoms (these are not allergies!). Wheat based foods may be harder to digest, pull water into the gut, get fermented by bacteria and therefore increase gas in the gut. Stretch of the gut wall by fluids and gas cause GI symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

Is a gluten free diet helpful even if you don't have celiac disease or any condition?

I don't see why: Following a gluten free diet is incredibly difficult and expensive. Obviously, if you are sensitive to gluten and it causes GI symptoms, you will benefit greatly. But there is no significant evidence that such a diet will help you lose weight, boost energy or be healthier. While giving up a lot of carbs (bread/pasta/cereal/pizza/beer) may help weight loss, you can do it with fewer restrictions. ...Read more

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Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Is a gluten-free diet a healthy alternative for someone that doesn't have celiac disease?

Certainly but....: ... For children this is an unbelievably restricted diet. It is very difficult to sdhere to.In a study where parents were asked whether medicine or the diet was effective, where both would work, the choice by the parents was the medicine by a clear margin. ...Read more

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What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

What happens if individuals who are suffering from celiac disease don't respond to gluten free diet?

Recheck diagnosis: If a person with celiac disease does not get well on a gluten-free diet, his doctors can re-evaluate to see if he truly has celiac disease, if his diet is really completely gluten-free, or if he has a second problem causing the symptoms that were believed to be caused by celiac disease. ...Read more

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What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

What happens to someone who doesn't get their celiac disease treated?

Many complications: Celiac disease leads to destruction of the lining of the small intestine. Therefore, it is associated with abdominal pain, bloating diarrhea, some times to the point of malnutrition. "irritable bowel syndrome" is sometimes actually un-diagnosedceliac disease. Rashes that look like herpes "dermatitis herpetiformis" may occur. Sometimes joint and tendon inflammation. ...Read more

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Good morning, is it possible my daughter can have celiac disease if she doesn't sweat n goes to the bathroom after every single meal and is short?

Good morning, is it possible my daughter can have celiac disease if she doesn't sweat n goes to the bathroom after every single meal and is short?

Yes.: You may be confusing Celiac with Cyctic Fibrosis, however. Cystic Fibrosis causes loose stools, lack of sweat and short stature, among many other things ( lung disease) Celiac is gluten allergy, which also affects the gut, causes abdominal distension, flatulence sometimes loose stools, and growth failure. Do you have a newborn screening program in Barbados? ...Read more

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Is it possible to have celiac disease if you have positive biopsy yet negative DQ2/DQ8? I have fasciculations and they stop when i don't eat gluten.

Yes: Biopsy is the gold standard and your history is totally compatible with gluten intolerance. If gluten bothers you, you need to avoid it regardless of the test results. The above are just genetic markers and many people with these markets do not have gluten intolerance at all. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Sertraline (Definition)

Also called zoloft, (sertraline) is one of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, with antidepressant/anti-anxiety actions. May cause headaches, nausea & ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Zoloft (Definition)

Zoloft is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more