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Dear doctor . Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?

Dear doctor . Can I use kelp supplement of GNC trademark during chemotherapy for breast cancer ER+ /PR+ -HER2-, and is it safe to take wheat germ oil?

Should be safe but:: Nutritional support has been shown to both reduce the toxicity and improve effectiveness of chemotherapy. This should be safe but since I don't know which meds you will be given check this chart to be sure:
http://tinyurl.com/lnmoojl
Also see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17283738
and http://tinyurl.com/l9pdmjd
A healthy diet is important too.
See http://tinyurl.com/ov7zsq3 Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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What's the difference between wheat germ oil and wheat bran oil?

What's the difference between wheat germ oil and wheat bran oil?

Bran vs Germ: A whole grain includes all three parts of the wheat kernel: 1) The endosperm (the bran) 2) The outer layer 3) The embryo (the germ) Wheat germ is the most nutritious component of the wheat kernel. The oil is also nutrient-packed, which makes it particularly well-suited to moisturizing and soothing your skin. ...Read more

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Does wheat germ oil aid infertility?

Does wheat germ oil aid infertility?

No: Sorry 'no, ' wheat germ oil doesn't affect any aspect of fertility at all. ...Read more

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Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps, may be 2 caps and ingested, not don't think mercury free?

Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps, may be 2 caps and ingested, not don't think mercury free?

How much?: Did he take a whole fish oil capsule or just swallow some liquid- I don't think that should be a problem
Same for the wheat germ- I would feed him normally and if he has vomiting, diarrhea or does not poop in the next 24 hours to take him to your local doctor.
I would not worry about mercury ...Read more

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Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Do you recommend wheat germ oil for acne and scars?

Get a real Rx: I suspect that these internet remedies are cruel pranks. It's not going to touch either active disease or scars. If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared your active disease in two weeks, get with your personal physician for prescription-strength rx. Only a specialist with a laser, filler, or microsurgery can make the scars less visible. ...Read more

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Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Could the wheat germ oil in my cosmetics bring on my gluten allergy?

Probably: Gluten alleragy is called coeliac disease. Which means you haave a sensitivity to wheat. It would only make sense that if you use a makeup with wheat germ oil, it will absorb into your system and allow a physical reaction, which will usually exhibit itself as stomach and digestive tract imflamation and such problems. ...Read more

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Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?

Help, son 15 months old, opened whole fish oil 1000mg,wheat germ 100 mg per caps,2 caps and ingested, mouth smells fish, don't think mercury free?

Child should be ok: Fish oil caps are intended for maintenance use and if mercury content was high, it would not be safe for adults either. About 6 oz of wild salmon will provide about 2000 mg of DHA, and it is thought that infants over 6 months can have up to 3 oz a week, so avoid further fish in your infants diet for the next few weeks to be sure. ...Read more

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Is wheat sensitivity the same thing as celiac disease?

Is wheat sensitivity the same thing as celiac disease?

Not exactly: Celiac disease is an immune mediated IgA adverse reaction to gluten (a protein in many grains including wheat) typically leading to GI symptoms. Wheat allergy is an IgE mediated reaction that can be very severe leading to anaphylaxis that can include GI symptoms. An allergist and GI specialist can assist patients who have suspicion for celiac disease and/or adverse reactions to wheat. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a wheat/gluten intolerance and celiacs disease?

What is the difference between a wheat/gluten intolerance and celiacs disease?

A matter of degree: Celiac disease is an autoimmune condition where eating foods with gluten damage the intestinal lining causing gastrointestinal symptoms and sometimes cause skin rashes. Patients must strictly avoid all gluten. People with gluten intolerance can usually tolerate small amounts of gluten and do not have celiac disease. See a specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could somebody have celiac disease and be allergic to wheat also at the same time?

Could somebody have celiac disease and be allergic to wheat also at the same time?

Yes: Celiac disease is not a true allergy and it is possible, though unlikely, to have both celiac disease (gluten sensitive enteropathy) and an ige mediated allergy to wheat. ...Read more

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What to do if I have celiacs but when I eat gluten/wheat nothing happens. What should I do?

Gluten-free diet: If you truly have the diagnosis of celiac disease, you must adhere to a life-long gluten-free diet. Studies show 30% increase in all-cause mortality for patients who have celiac disease that are not following a gluten free diet so the effects on the body are far-reaching and may contribute to inflammation and autoimmune disease outside the gut. ...Read more

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Can celiacs eat anything with wheat?

Can celiacs eat anything with wheat?

Can or should ?: You can take poison, but I wouldn't advise it. Anytime someone with celiac disease consumes wheat, their body generates NEW antibodies to various wheat proteins that attack their gut tissue causing injury. This starts out as spotty injury and gets worse with time and any new exposures. Avoid wheat (gluten) and the antibody level declines so the body can heal. ...Read more

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How can eating wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

How can eating wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

Tears them up: The simple answer is it tears them up. This is a food allergy/intolerance where exposure promotes a chronic battle between immune complexes & the intestine tissue. The injury can/does produce pain, failure to absorb nutrients/diarrhea or other symptoms. The symptoms are not as dramatic as some get with a peanut allergy, because it affects a different part of the immune system. ...Read more

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Would i be able to have wheat intolerance without having celiac disease?

Yes: Non-celiac wheat intolerance is beginning to be recognized by doctors as a real and growing problem.
Partly could be due to gmo wheat and partly to roundup residue on commercial non-organic wheat. ...Read more

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Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Gastrointestinal pains worsening with wheat = celiac disease.?

Celiac disease: Abdominal symptoms — whether constipation, pain, diarrhea — aggravated by wheat ingestion is surely suggestive of a gluten intolerance. There are various blood tests that can be used for screening- gliadin, endomyseal, transglutaminase antibodies. Gold standard for diagnosis is still felt to be an upper endoscopy with biopsy of the small bowel. ...Read more

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How does eating too much wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

How does eating too much wheat hurt someone with celiac disease?

Things to ponder: Celiac disease represents a fluke in the immune system. People with celiac who ingest gluten containing foods trigger production of antibodies that attack their tissues as if they were an invading germ. Any exposure to wheat will do this. The antibodies can linger for months & degree of damage varies. This can be mild or life threatening. Heavy exposures create lots of antibody. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be intolerant to oats, but not wheat, and have celiac disease?

Is it possible to be intolerant to oats, but not wheat, and have celiac disease?

No: Celiac sprue (gluten enteropathy) is an immunologic reaction to proteins in gluten (gliadin and others). This is found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, spelt. Oats have a different protein (prolamine) that may cross react in some people. But people may not tolerate a grain for reasons other than gluten, proteins, immune cause. Some carbs may not be well digested by some folks, with same sympt. ...Read more

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Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. What's going on?

Digestive diseases: celiac disease, so many say relief without wheat. What's going on?

Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), people who are gluten intolerant do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. Only about 10% of the population are gluten intolerant--an inflammatory condition of small bowel. ...Read more

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What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

What is celiac disease in children vs wheat allergy?

Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more

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What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

What is the cause of celiac disease or wheat allergy?

Intestine inflamatio: Celiac disease is caused by your digestive tract being sensitive to wheat and consequently you have inflamation in the digestive tract and can lead to ulcers and much discomfort. Typically, it is heriditary. See your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do people with celiacs disease who eat wheat always throw up?

Do people with celiacs disease who eat wheat always throw up?

Uncommon: Vomiting is not typical. Diarrhea is the classic symptom but even that may not always occur. ...Read more

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Is there any difference between a wheat allergy and celiac disease?

Allergy vs celiac: A wheat allergy is the symptoms that occur when you make ige antibodies to wheat. Celiac disease is the symptoms that occur when your body makes IgA antibodies to the gluten in wheat, rye and barley. The symptoms can be similar in that both can cause bloating, abdominal pain, loose stools, etc. Allergies can cause anaphylaxis and celiac raises cancer risk, so it helps to find out which you have. ...Read more

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I want to know what is the difference between wheat allergy & celiac disease?

I want to know what is the difference between wheat allergy & celiac disease?

Allergic & toxic: Wheat allergy is mediated by ige and you may have skin rash, hives, gastrointestinal upset, and/or respiratory symptoms from eating wheat but not other grains.
Gluten sensitivity is genetically determined and symptoms can be induced by a product containing gluten aside from wheat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Is it possible to have an allergy or sensitivity to wheat w/out having celiac disease? If so, what are the symptoms and how is it diagnosed?

Easy to get confused: Gluten-sensitive enteropathy (celiac disease--diagnosed by small bowel biopsy or serology) is much less common than gluten intolerance. Like lactose intolerance, caffeine intolerance, sorbitol intolerance (with regard to needing to restrict each respective substance), gluten intolerants do better to avoid gluten-containing foods. About 10% of the population are gluten intolerant. ...Read more