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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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I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?

I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?

Yes: You're safe as long as you, as a celiac disease patient, avoid eating wheat, barley, rye products or any commercially-prepared food or drink that the label indicates contains gluten. Look toward to future and see my earlier answer about exciting prospects for celiac patients who may one day soon be able to enjoy gluten. ...Read more

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Can you all of a sudden be allergic to gluten. I'm 29 yrs old and all of a sudden im breaking out after I eat bread, flour, cakes. First time!?

Can you all of a sudden be allergic to gluten. I'm 29 yrs old and all of a sudden im breaking out after I eat bread, flour, cakes. First time!?

Wheat allergy?: Gluten sensitivity typically presents with gastrointestinal symptoms. Gluten is found in many grains. However, "breaking out" suggests a rash and that may be an allergic reaction to wheat. There are reliable tests to discriminate between true wheat allergy and gluten sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease). An allergist can assist you in finding the trigger. ...Read more

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Always have bloating on lower abdomen I don't eat any gluten wheat dairy or flour I'm a pesco veggie too. I also eat organic and nothin processed?

Always have bloating on lower abdomen I don't eat any gluten wheat dairy or flour I'm a pesco veggie too. I also eat organic and nothin processed?

Some of the food: Your eating including veggies likely caused your bloating. If there's any concerns or worsening symptoms like increasing abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, bloody stools etc, go see a gi. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

How to tell if I have dermatitis herpetiformis if my skin breaks with acne to flours, gluten, rice and oatmeal?

No: Since rice contains no gluten, your skin problem is not related to gluten, certainly not solely even if you are gluten-sensitive. ...Read more

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Can eating wheat or glutin cause an itchy reaction? I have an chronic ear itch that seems to go away when I cut out flour from my diet. Coincidence?

Can eating wheat or glutin cause an itchy reaction? I have an chronic ear itch that seems to go away when I cut out flour from my diet. Coincidence?

Wheat can cause itch: Gluten is a molecule found in wheat, barley, and rye. It is what gives bread it's chewy texture. Patients with celiac disease have immune reactions to gluten. Itchiness could be one symptom but not very common. Your pcp can draw a blood test to screen for celiac disease. A true wheat allergy, on the other hand can cause itchiness. This is best diagnosed by an allergist with skin testing. ...Read more

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What are some good high fibre foods that are gluten free?

What are some good high fibre foods that are gluten free?

Lots: Gluten is found in some grains. G. Wheat, rye faro, bulghur, spelt, triticale. It is not in amaranth, quinoa (actually a seed), rice, corn, buckwheat (a different grass), millet, any bean or legume (all high on fiber), fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables. All whole grain versions fruits, veggies, nuts add fiber to diet. Check with celiac society or online. Oats are iffy. Check no xcontamination. ...Read more

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I am confused as to whether this is definite gluten intolerance if your gliadin antibody is high?

I am confused as to whether this is definite gluten intolerance if your gliadin antibody is high?

See below: Gluten intolerance in absence of celiac disease is common. There are many antibiody tests used to diagnose celiac disease (gliadin, endomysial, tissue transglutaminase). The IgA form of the antibodies are most specific. Gliadin is the least accurate of the three. All can be negative if you are on a gluten free diet. It is best to discuss your tests with your doctor. ...Read more

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Why does the media say eating "gluten free" can reduce glycemic spikes as gf still allows rice and buckwheat which is high carb?

Why does the media say eating "gluten free" can reduce glycemic spikes as gf still allows rice and buckwheat which is high carb?

The Media is Wrong: Good observation. "glycemic spikes" are due to carbohydrates not gluten. Gluten is found in wheat and many people who go "gluten-free" subsequently reduce their carb intake. Changes in glucose control attributed to lack of gluten are actually due to carb reduction. For people who have celiac disease, going gluten free is important. There is little evidence that it helps others. ...Read more

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Just recently did bloodwork test for gliadin Ab, sIgA it it came in high at 56. I have been gluten free for 4 years. What else would cause that?

Just recently did bloodwork test for gliadin Ab, sIgA it it came in high at 56. I have been gluten free for 4 years. What else would cause that?

Nothing. It stays +: You did not mention if you are having any symptoms or what was the reason for doing the blood test. Your immune antibodies against the components of gluten will stay positive if your immune system considers it relevant. Just continue to strictly avoid eating anything with gluten. Keep in mind that even some medications contain gluten. No need to keep testing if the diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

If you have a glutamate metabolism disorder...& then you eat a food high in glutamic acid (meat, gluten, casein. Etc), what happens to you? Symptoms?

A lot: Glutamate overall is an excitatory protein in the body. It stimulates the perception of taste and appetite. It also acts on the pancreas and liver. Our bodies need some but too much can cause a lot of different problems such as weight gain, diabetes, and neurotoxicity. In addition to avoiding high glutamate foods it is useful to consume extra carnitine (high in red meat) to counter the glutamate. ...Read more

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If diangosis w/ reactive hypoglycemia, what is the best PREworkout meal (soy/dairy/gluten-free) for SHORT (25min) high intensity interval trng sessions?

If diangosis w/ reactive hypoglycemia, what is the best PREworkout meal (soy/dairy/gluten-free) for SHORT (25min) high intensity interval trng sessions?

Your sugar is normal: In my 35 years of practice, I have never seen a case of reactive hypoglycemia. The disorder doesn't exist, if you're overweight the symptoms are a natural response to your glucose level returning to normal. Don't waste your money o GTT or any fad diets of treatments. Lose wt if heavy. Meter will always read lower than real sugar and it's still totally normal. Stop obsessing! ...Read more

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43, normal cholesterol but high triglycerides. Celiac also, so gluten-free. How to bring trigs down and protect my heart?

43, normal cholesterol but high triglycerides. Celiac also, so gluten-free. How to bring trigs down and protect my heart?

Marine Fish Oil: Has a large amount of scientific studies to support its usefulness. It is often taken to lower triglycerides and for eyes, brain, joint, and mood. Make sure you get a good brand w/about 50% of the total mgs in epa ; dha. If you are on a blood thinner check w/doc first. Check w/doc if on a blood thinner. ...Read more