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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


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Is there lactose free protein shake powder?

Is there lactose free protein shake powder?

Yes: Yes. There is soy protein, rice protein, and pea protein. There are many reputable companies that manufacture these products, and some only sell to professional offices such as doctors' offices for patients to buy. For some of these companies, you can buy online if your doctor refers you. ...Read more

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Gluten-free, sugar free bread?

Gluten-free, sugar free bread?

What is your Q?: I'm not sure what your question is. Please ask again with more details. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Is gluten free pasta ( maize starch, soy flour, potato starch  and rice starch)with about 40 gm carbohydrates good for cholesterol ?

Does not matter: Since 90% of the cholesterol is produced by the body regardless of your diet, the above would not noticeably affect your cholesterol level. Do note that too much carb may not be good for your health. I don't believe extreme diet does anyone any good. Just eat anything in moderation and exercise at least 3 hrs a week will likely keep you in better shape. ...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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Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start! ...Read more

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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more

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If i'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

If i'm lactose intolerant, should I avoid casein protein shakes?

Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read more

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Is quaker instant oat meal healthy & truly gluten free?

Is quaker instant oat meal healthy & truly gluten free?

Read label: Oat is gluten free if grown in a gluten-free environment- far from a wheat or barley field. The gluten in oat is from contamination and not inherent in oat itself. If quaker's oat 's label did not mention gluten-free then you should not touch it unless you get a reply from quaker that this product is made from gluten-free oat. ...Read more

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How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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Is whey protein steroids free ?

Is whey protein steroids free ?

Yes: Whey is from cows milk usually. It is a protein and not a steroid. Find an organic source that is free from bovine growth hormone. ...Read more

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Is rice milk gluten and nut free?

Is rice milk gluten and nut free?

Yes: Rice dream which is rice milk is gluten, nut and milk free. For more information on these products go to: http://www.Tastethedream.Com/index.Php. ...Read more

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Do gluten free foods increase your blood glycemic index?

Glycemic index: A high glycemic index means a food turns into sugar readily in your body. Foods containing gluten are grains, and are carbohydrates, so they have a high glycemic index. Gluten free foods can be either high or low depending on their carbohydrate content. Sugar is gluten free but has the highest glycemic index. Meat is gluten free but has a low glycemic index. There's no consistent relationship. ...Read more

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Can a MS patient take whey protein and does whey protein contain artificial sweetner?

Can a MS  patient take whey protein and does whey protein contain artificial sweetner?

NO REAL ISSUE: There is no problem with ingesting whey protein, but you will have to check on additives when you purchase the product. Some of us question a potential chemical risk from aspartame due to toxins if sweetener is over-heated, but not proven a true risk factor yet in ms. ...Read more

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Protein shake allergy from potassium?

Protein shake allergy from potassium?

No.: If you drink a protein shake and have an allergic reaction, it is not from potassium. Potassium is a normal ingredient in all of our cells and tissues. It does not cause allergy. Maybe something else in the product. ...Read more

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Does optifast contain gluten?

Does optifast contain gluten?

Optifast gluten?: According to their website, optifast does not contain gluten. ...Read more

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Does eating gluten free foods help you lose weight?

Does eating gluten free foods help you lose weight?

Weight& Gluten Free: Less wheat products have helped with weight loss. There is some suggestion that gluten free diet helps. ...Read more

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Can eating vegan and gluten free facilitate weight loss?

Vegan. gluten free: Yes, you can lose weight with a vegan and gluten-free eating plan. But -- this doesn't mean eating a bunch of "gluten free" junky snacks! you still need to eliminate added sugars, artificial sweeteners, and processed foods. Eat veggies, lean proteins, healthy fats (olive oils, avocados, omega-3's like wild alaskan salmon, etc), and complex carbs. Fruits like raspberries, blueberries too. ...Read more

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Shaking (Definition)

Shaking is a symptom in which a person has tremors (shakiness or small back and forth movements) in part or all of his body. Shaking can be due to cold body temperatures, rising fever (such as with infections), neurological problems, medicine ...Read more


Protein (Definition)

Proteins are large molecules made up of a smaller class of molecules called amino acids. Proteins play an enormous role in the function of our bodies including enzymes, messengers, replicating dna, ...Read more