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Macrobiotic Vs Gluten Free
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
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
Not really: if your headache were caused by the gluten in your diet or the lactose in your milk then yes gluten free diet and lactose free diet will eliminate your headache and you no longer need to take any medicine to protect you from headache but if not sure try the diet and keep taking the medicine ...Read more
Fresh eggs ok. : Eggs are not a dairy product, and if fresh and eaten soon after being well cooked should not be a problem to digest and will not have mold spores. Egg beaters which are pasteurized are ok too. Eggs have no residue ( which means they are low in fiber). That is a good thing if you have diarrhea. Good health ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nothing: They basically mean the same thing.Get a more detailed answer ›
Are propranolol, synthroid, zyrtec, & amitiza (lubiprostone) gluten free? I am on gluten free diet
Most likely: Gluten is not usually used in formulating any medication. However given that your medications are likely generic, there is no 100% sure way to tell. In general , i would say no, but if you are unsure, read the ingredient label and ask your pharmacist to check if you have doubts. ...Read more
Md advied gluten free diet d/t unmanaged GI issues, possible wheat intolerance, & ctd. Would this include everything with gluten including condiments?
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
What is the difference between starch and gluten? I'm on a starch free diet, i was told gluten free is the same, but gluten free has starch? Help
Different things: Gluten is a protein composite found in foods processed from wheat and related grain species, including barley and rye. Starch is a sugar (carbohydrate) consisting of a large number of glucose units joined together. Gluten free is not the same as starch free for example tapioca flour is gluten free but it is a starch. Hope this helps. ...Read more
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