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Does Jif Peanut Butter Contain Gluten
Likely gluten-free: Peanut butter is usually gluten-free, but one should check the brand's label or website. Peter pan peanut butter is gluten free, according to its 2011 website. It is possible that some peanut butters may have additives that come from wheat, barley, or rye (gluten-containing grains). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Guidelines from reputable health agencies suggest some steps parents can take to reduce their child's chances of having food and other allergies, although there are no guarantees of success. If either or both parents have a personal or family history of allergy, for example, asthma, eczema, hay fever, perennial allergic rhinitis (allergy to animals, dust mites, or molds) the following is recommended: * Avoid common allergenic foods, in particular peanuts and tree nuts, during pregnancy and while nursing -- peanut protein, as well as components of cow's milk, eggs, and wheat, are ...Read more
Is there a reason it seems that so many more people now have peanut allergies or gluten intolerance?
Good question: Food allergies are becoming more prevalent in developed countries. Certainly increased awareness is part of the reason. Other theories include the "hygiene" hypothesis that our "clean" lifestyle has caused a switch in our immune system to overreact to normally harmless substances, i.e. Foods. There is still a lot to be learned. ...Read more
What are probiotics and used for? What lowest amt taken daily recommended? Any brand rec at rx? Allergic to dairy egg peanut soy, gluten sensitivity.
Probiotics: Probiotics are not yet studied well enough to recommend routine usage. Except for particular circumstances, such as infection with C. Difficile, the studies that have been done have not shown any benefit in healthy individuals. I would not recommend them yet unless you have been advised by your physician that you should give them a try. Good luck. ...Read more
I eat a lot of whole foods peanut butter that contains 0-10ppb aflatoxin (the us limit is 20) should I limit my consumption? I eat ~5tb/day.
Depends on your body: Penut butter does have a lot of calories and can cause you to gain excess fat and become obeses. Where excess fat goes depends on your body shape ... whether you're an apple, pear, or something else. You should be careful about your weight because obesity can cause many health problems, like heart problems, varicose veins, breathing problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. Use sunscreen.: Many people use over-the-counter moisturizers that contain sunscreen. Avoiding exposure to the sun will decrease future freckles. However, one should take extra vitamin d to make up for not getting vitamin d from the sun. Although having tanned skin from sun exposure is not a medical illness, there are future issues such as more wrinkles, more freckles, and occasional skin cancers to worry about. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Nutrition: Not if you have it is part of varied & nutritious meal plan. Work to ensure that you eat 5 servings of vegetables & 4 servings of fruit per day. ...Read more
Don't worry: Don't pay attention to that. Just continue to have healthy habit. Believe in the force. (something you just can't explain.). ...Read more
I suggest No:
Peanut butter in small amounts can stimulate your body to produce the hdl(good) cholesterol that clean LDL out of your bloodstream and reduce your cholesterol. However, the saturated fats in peanut butter mean your body will simultaneously produce harmful LDL as well.
Ldl of 216 is very high. You need to watch diet very closely and exercise regularly. May need statin depending on results. ...Read more
Waiting No Matter: The latest research data is that there is no real reason to delay the introduction to minimize allergic reactions. In fact the opposite may be true. So at 1 year should be ok. Remember that the baby may be allergic, it is just that waiting does not matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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