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Gluten Free Beer
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
I get diarrhea almost every time I drink beer or vodka. I do have celiac disease and the gluten free beer even gives me diarrhea too?
Probably all sodas: Probably all sodas available at stores are gluten free. Sodas are just sugars, carbonated water, caffeine, etc., but rarely would have wheat, rye, or barley. If someone was selling soda with real malted wheat or barley as flavoring, that soda may have gluten. Corn is gluten-free. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No cereals!: Gluten is a protein in whet and related cereals. In order to avoid it, one needs to avoid bread, nearly all baked goods, you would need to read labels. You can find gluten-free foods in special sections of most groceries and whole foods. Potatoes, rice and corn do not contain gluten. The most prominent disease i which gluten antibodies cause damage is celiac disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why?: This is your business. If you have celiac sprue and/or dermatitis herpetiformis, this is the mainstay of evidence-based treatment. Because eliminating gluten works so well for this group of illnesses, some people have suggested this for most if not all other health problems. It seems most likely that if it works, it is as a placebo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: You have either got it or you don't. ...Read more
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