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Doctor insights on: Macrobiotic Vs Gluten Free

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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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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

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

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What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start! ...Read more

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Is there a gluten free and lactose free alternative to Ritzatripan?

Is there a gluten free and lactose free alternative to Ritzatripan?

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

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Are eggs excluded on a dairy free diet for diarrhea with spore free culture?

Are eggs excluded on a dairy free diet for diarrhea with spore free culture?

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 more

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Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten free sugar free diet, what to do?

Gluten & sugar free : Stop eating wheat, barley, rye, and sugar. After a few days, you should start feeling better - even if you didn't feel bad to begin with. No one needs gluten and no one needs sugar. ...Read more

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What's a list of wheat free/gluten free foods?

What's a list of wheat free/gluten free foods?

Gluten-free websites: There are many clearinghouse websites with gluten-free guides and information. Some of the best ones are http://www.Celiac.Org/, http://www.Celiac.Com/, http://www.Csaceliacs.Info/, http://www.Glutenfreediet.Ca/handouts.Php. ...Read more

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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

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Is lactose/dairy free coconut milk okay for Crohn's patients?

Is lactose/dairy free coconut milk okay for Crohn's patients?

Yes: Coconut water/milk is lactose free. Sometimes malabsorption is a problem with dairy in Crohn's but if you have no gas, bloating, or diarrhea with coconut milk then you're in the clear. ...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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Is oatmeal gluten free?

Is oatmeal gluten free?

Technically yes.: Realistically no. Unless it says certified gluten free on the label, oatmeal may be contaminated with wheat, rye or barley which contain gluten. ...Read more

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How are sugar free and gluten free distinguished from each other?

How are sugar free and gluten free distinguished from each other?

Self-explanatory: Gluten-free means that it has no gluten- a protein which can be toxic to the intestine for some people. Sugar-free is just that, no sugar contained. ...Read more

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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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Are gluten free foods healthier?

Not necessarily : Of course by avoiding gluten many bad foods are excluded but being gluten free does not make it neccessarily more healthy then another product. ...Read more