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Complex Carbohydrates And Gluten Intolerance
Skin test showed sensitivity to Buckwheat and Rye. When I eliminate most carbs, my reflux seems to improve. Could it mean I have gluten intolerance?
Wheat barley rye contains gluten, a protein molecule that in susceptible people can cause reactions and long term illness. There is celiac, the most well known and severe gluten disease. There is gluten sensitivity, affecting more people, but usually milder. There is wheat allergy, less common than the others. The treatment, for now, is to avoid all gluten in ...Read more
What's the benefit of consuming complex carbohydrates (grains mostly) over simple carbohydrates (fruits, veggies)?
You got it backwards: Fruits and veggies are NOT simple carbohydrates! Simple carbohydrates are sugars and foods that easily break down into sugars,such as white flour,white rice, potatoes and juices.These readily raise our blood sugar, which is unhealthy.Complex carbohydrates are found in whole grains,most vegetables and fruits and generally contain fiber. These raise blood sugar less. See http://tinyurl.com/y8f4cagu ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you have a gluten intolerance, do you have to completely cut out all gluten foods?
Yes: Or you will suffer.Get a more detailed answer ›
I think I could have a gluten intolerance but the only foods ive linked to my symptoms are burgers, pasta, and sandwiches. Do these have gluten?
Celiac is an allergy: Celiac disease is gluten allergy, a strong allergic reaction to gluten (a protein in grains such as wheat, barley, malted barley, rye, spelt, etc...). Gluten intolerance is not an allergic reaction, but an intolerance of gluten that leads to tummy symptoms such as gassiness, bloating, loose stools, etc... Gluten intolerance does not cause damage to the intestinal lining like celiac disease does. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten intolerance: The term gluten intolerance is not the same as celiac disease. Gluten intolerance implies the person does not "tolerate" large amounts of gluten well, yet does not have gluten sensitivity. Symptoms in gluten intolerance would be strictly GI related: diarrhea, abd pain, bloating. Try no gluten or cutting down significantly to see if it helps. ...Read more
Maybe: While oftentime the 2 terms are used interchangeably, there are many patients who do have issues due to gluten ingestion but do not have full blown celiac disease. Typically patients complain of bloating, diarrhea, rashes, itchy skin, failure to thrive after eating barley, rye, wheat and other similar products that contain gluten. Best to consult a GI doc and a good dietician. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more
I think I may have a gluten intolerance. Is there any risks i'm going gluten free for an extended period?
No: No, an "elimination diet" is the process of eliminating one or more foods for 3-4 weeks and seeing if you have a response in your symptoms. To find out if you have a food sensitivity, reintroduce it into your diet after the 3-4 week elimination period. Here's more on gluten... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/08/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-whats.html. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Serum test & biopsy: True celiac disease is diagnosed with positive ttg IgA (a blood test) and a biopsy of the gut to prove that villous atrophy exists. Progressive physicians who practice functional medicine are sometimes testing the hla typing for celiac genes - dq2 and dq8 which show if you have a higher risk for celiac. There are people who react to gluten that do not have celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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