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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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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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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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I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?

I'm allergic to wheat and whey but do not have celiac disease. Do I need to follow a gluten free diet?

Wheat allergy: Wheat allergy can have many symptoms. Gluten is present in wheat, but also some other grains. If your allergy symptoms are bothersome, you should make sure to avoid wheat and whey. If you only had a positive blood test for allergy but no symptoms, there is no reason to avoid it. ...Read more

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Is it easy to lose weight when on a gluten free diet?

Is it easy to lose weight when on a gluten free diet?

No: Weight loss is the result of having negative caloric balance, by either reducing your intake or increasing catabolism by exercise, preferably both. Gluten free diet by itself will not help in losing weight if you do not reduce your intake. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/gluten-free-diet/my01140. ...Read more

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Is it easy to keep a gluten free diet if you have celiacs?

Is it easy to keep a gluten free diet if you have celiacs?

No: Many products use gluten as a thickening agent so it is very important that you read all labels before buying. A gluten free diet demands dedication and persistence. ...Read more

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Is there any follow up tests for celiac just to be sure that i follow the write gluten free diet ?

Is there any follow up tests for celiac just to be sure that i follow the write gluten free diet ?

Blood tests -TTG IgA: If you have an abnormal tissue transglutaminase IgA then you can follow that over time (6 months) and it will progressively normalize if you are adherent to the gluten free diet. I recommend seeing a gastroenterologist beforess going on a gluten free diet so you can be certain about your diagnosis before starting a life-long gluten free diet. ...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 is the best gluten free diet?

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

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