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Can IBS make my whole body swell? I've been eating a lot of dry gluten free granola and gluten free cookies. I think i may be over eating too.

Can IBS make my whole body swell? I've been eating a lot of dry gluten free granola and gluten free cookies. I think i may be over eating too.

IBS: Ibs doesn't' t cause body swelling from fluid retention, but it can cause abdominal distension from gas build up. Drinking warm water , taking mylanta and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen relieves gaseous distension. Reducing salt cuts down on fluid retention. ...Read more

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


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Are gluten free foods healthier?

Are gluten free foods healthier?

Not necessarily : Of course by avoiding gluten many bad foods are excluded but being gluten free does not make it neccessarily more healthy then another product. ...Read more

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What kind of soda is gluten free?

What kind of soda is gluten free?

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 more

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What is the meaning of gluten free?

What is the meaning of gluten free?

No gluten protein: Gluten-free means the food or drink does not contain gluten, a protein found in such grains as wheat, rye, and barley (including malted barley or malt). Grains that do not contain gluten include corn, rice, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and buckwheat. ...Read more

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How simple is it to be gluten free?

How simple is it to be gluten free?

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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I am now going gluten free, is that okay?

I am now going gluten free, is that okay?

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 more

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What kinds of vegetables are gluten free?

All fresh vegetables: Fresh vegetables are naturally gluten-free. If vegetables have been cooked with gluten-containing sauces or grains (such wheat, barley, malt, or rye products), then the veggies may have gluten on them. Sometimes gluten can get onto veggies if there was gluten on the grill, skillet, pot, or pan. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal gluten free?

Is oatmeal gluten free?

Technically yes.: Realistically no. Unless it says certified gluten free on the label, oatmeal may be contaminated with wheat, rye or barley which contain gluten. ...Read more

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Which breads are gluten free?

Which breads are gluten free?

If gluten-free grain: Breads made from grains such as corn, rice, millet, quinoa, sorghum, and buckwheat are gluten-free, unless they were accidentally contaminated with gluten from other sources such as wheat, barley, or rye. Oats and oatmeal seem not to have gluten, but have another protein that some celiac disease patients may react to. So, other celiac disease patients may eat oat bread without reacting. ...Read more

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Is patron tequila gluten free?

Read label: Tequila is not made from grains but from a cactus product and thus i would not expect any gluten in it. But do read the label re. Any presence of wheat, barley, or rye just in case. If you send me a case of it, i can do a personal tasting test for you. :). ...Read more

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How to go on gluten free diet?

How to go on gluten free diet?

Gluten free diet: Simply stop consuming wheat, barley, and rye in food and drink. ...Read more

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What kind of oils are gluten free?

What kind of oils are gluten free?

Vegetable oils: All commercial vegetable oils from large companies are heat pressed and contain no protein so are gluten free. ...Read more

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What is the best gluten free diet?

Personalized diet: The best is the diet that you can stick to and satisfies your taste. There are many more gluten free food options today. I suggest that you visit the ccfa.Org website and get some pointers of what is permitted and see what is that you like to eat. Very important is to be careful when you eat out in restaurants as you may be inadvertently exposed to gluten. ...Read more

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What kinds of milk are gluten-free?

What kinds of milk are gluten-free?

All: All milks are gluten free. Milk is not made from wheat. So cows milk, goat milk, coconut milk, soy, rice and almond milk are all gluten free. Enjoy in good health ...Read more

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What kind of potatoes are gluten free?

Yes: Potatoes are naturally gluten-free, but processed potatoes (such as potato chips) may have picked up some gluten from wheat, barley, malt, or rye ingredients during the processing. One should always check the labels to see if they say "gluten-free". ...Read more

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What are some tasty gluten free foods?

Many choices: All whole organic lean proteins, like eggs, chicken, fish, turkey, beef, buffalo, lamb are naturally gluten-free! vegetables are also naturally gluten-free, so are fruits and non-gluten grains, like rice, quinoa, amaranth, and millet. If you eat whole foods in their natural state, unprocessed and free of additives, sauces, marinades and dressings, you will enjoy a delicious variety! ...Read more