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Food To Eat For Addisons Disease
Crohn's diet ?: When your crohn's disease is inactive, there are few dietary restrictions needed. When flaring however, the location of crohn's activity determines diet modification. If in the small bowel, consider cutting back on lactose & fatty foods, & add supplements to make up for vitamin & mineral malabsorptions. If colonic crohn's, avoid gut stimulants like caffeine, minimize alcohol, maybe add probiotics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic adrenal insufficiency. You may consult this site for more information on this topic. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/addisons-disease/home/ovc-20155636 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any ...Read more
Controversial: The widely held belief in india is that foods that are excessively sour should be avoided by vitiligo patients. These foods include citrus fruits, sour yoghurt, sour pickles etc. The simultaneous consumption of milk and fish is also discouraged. Although there are numerous websites that host dietary advice for vitiligo patients, there is no scientific data to support or refute these beliefs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you take tax deductions for gluten free food for people with celiac disease because it's a medical condition?
Not to my knowledge: You should certainly check with your accountant, however, my understanding is that the avoidance of certain foods (which is what a gluten-free diet is) does not qualify for a tax deduction. If there are medications or doctor's visits, these would qualify. ...Read more
Low FODMAPs diet: No single diet helps everyone with Crohn's but many benefit from a low FODMAPs diet. See http://gutsybynature.com/2014/02/19/fodmaps-and-crohns-disease/ and http://tinyurl.com/zy69zcr Also see https://draxe.com/crohns-disease-diet/ for a lot of other useful information. ...Read more
I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?
Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. ...Read more
How much gluten food does a patient need to eat before taking a celiac panel blood test? How far in advance does she need to eat gluten food? Thanks!
Sometimes none: A celiac "panel" should look for several things and some of those will be positive in people with celiac disease without any exposure to gluten at or before the time of the test. Certain antibodies will only be positive if you have been exposed to gluten a day or so before the study, but they do not define celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Anything but gluten: In celiac disease, antibodies to gluten destroy the lining of the small intestine. However, unless you have developed malabsoroption, you can eat any food that does not contain gluten. Safe grains are rice and corn. Most supermarkets now have gluten-=free sections. Also, see the following web site:celiac.Org; www.Celiaccentral.Org/; www.Csaceliacs.Info. Also, see a gastro-enterologist. ...Read more
Very important : Not every doc will agree with me, but i believe this is very important; it's a good idea for everyone, but esp. Important for those dealing with serious illness. While it is undoubtedly beneficial to minimize exposure to pesticides, the most important reason to choose organic foods these days is to avoid gmo foods-eating organic is the best way to insure this.See http://bit.Ly/19xax7e & comment:. ...Read more
Blood tests: A series of blood tests is avaliable from reference labs. These are tests for antibodies to tissue transglutaminase and antibodies to demaidated gliadin. A genetic marker is also essential for the disease, in that either one of hla dq 2 or 8 is required. ...Read more
Celiac maintenance: Managing your celiac takes priority. Isolating gerd symptoms is difficult if celiac is poorly managed (ie, not on a strict gluten-free diet). If you're biopsy-confirmed to have celiac, stay gluten free. After several months, with the help of your md, gerd treatment options may include: optimize acid blocking meds, weight management, dietary modifications, and lastly surgical alternatives. ...Read more
Yes : You can eat whatever you want, if it doesn't bother you. ...Read more
Wilson's Disease: Wilson's disease is a hereditary disorder that affects your ability to regulate copper absorption & storage. Instead of being excreted into your intestines and out of your body, copper gets stored in your eyes, liver, kidneys, and brain. You need to avoid eating too much copper in your diet -- including in multivitamins. Great site with dietary suggestions: http://tinyurl.Com/mrsxk6y. ...Read more
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