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Side effects from a gluten free diet?

Side effects from a gluten free diet?

Gluten free diet: Gluten free diet is quite strict and can make you feel deprived and can be quite difficult to follow. Nowadays, there are many products available with gluten free diet, however. You might be at risk for not getting enough nutrients and vitamins (iron, calcium, fiber, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate). Discuss with your nutritionist/dietitian. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is it easy to follow a gluten free diet?

Is it easy to follow a gluten free diet?

In Theory: In theory yes, but in practice it is harder because so much of our current american food contains gluten in some form. Rice, potatoes, fruit vegetables, and meat are all permitted. You have to read labels closely because sometimes gluten can be added as fillers in things like hot dogs. ...Read more

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What does it mean to be on a gluten free diet?

What does it mean to be on a  gluten free diet?

Think twice...: Skipping foods with wheat flour, barley, rye without knowing whether it's necessary can mean missing out on essential nutrients like iron & B vitamins. And gluten-free fare can be most costly & caloric. Bottom line: if you suspect that you have a gluten sensitivity, get tested for celiac disease before you entirely eliminate gluten from your diet. (Ref. bhg.com) ...Read more

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How difficult is it to follow a gluten free diet?

How difficult is it to follow a gluten free diet?

No problem!: Gluten is found in wheat, barley, rye. Eliminate foods that contain these and you have a gluten free diet. You are free to eat other baked goods, meats, fruits and vegetables. Commercially-available gluten-free foods are widely available, many restaurants accommodate gluten-restricted diets, and you can even get gluten-free beer. Always read food labels to be certain of ingredients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could go on a gluten free diet?

Can you tell me how I could go on a gluten free diet?

Gluten free : Stop consuming wheat, barley, and rye in anything you eat or drink, and preferably anything you apply to your skin. That's it. Do this for at least a month, but forever would be even better. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: gluten-free diet?

What is the definition or description of: gluten-free diet?

No wheat rye barley: Gluten is found primarily in wheat rye and barley products. On a gluten free diet, you would avoid products made with wheat, rye, and barley. There are websites like celiac.Org that can provide more information about what foods to avoid. ...Read more

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What foods are good & which are bad for a gluten free diet?

Gluten free: Anything containing gluten (wheat , barley, non gluten-free oat) is bad, others such as meat, corn, rice, fruits, vegetable, eggs, dairy are all good unless contaminated. However unless you are gluten intolerant the only benefit you may get is weight loss from having to avoid so many of your favorite foods. ...Read more

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Gluten (Definition)

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


Dr. Liesa Harte
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Gluten Free Diet (Definition)

Because Celiac Disease is an intolerance to gluten, identifying and avoiding gluten in the diet is ...Read more