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Is Wheat Germ Oil Safe For Celiacs
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:
Also see http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17283738
A healthy diet is important too.
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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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Sure.: Typically, there should not be any interaction between the 3 suplements. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
None: No proven medical benefits or reported consistent side effects. ...Read more
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
I have epilepcy is using millet extract /wheat germ oil/ cystin /ca pantothenate supplement for hair loss interfer with (na valporate/carbamazepin)?
Won't interfere,: But also won't help your hair. It's a waste of money. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are common symptoms of allergy or intolerance to wheat (not celiac disease)? How is allergy/intol determined — thru testing or elimination diet?
Intolerance/immune: Intolerance consists of any undesired effects from wheat and there is no definite test for it (other than a double-blind food challenge). Allergy to wheat often affects the guts but may cause hives, swelling, nasal congestion, and even rarely anaphylaxis. Allergy can be detected by skin testing or allergy blood test but double-blind food challenge remains the gold standard. ...Read more
Probably same: An allergy may give you more symptoms but celiac usually attacks the digestive tract. ...Read more
Uncommon: Vomiting is not typical. Diarrhea is the classic symptom but even that may not always occur. ...Read more
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
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