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Peanut Free Zone Poster
Read label: Oat is gluten free if grown in a gluten-free environment- far from a wheat or barley field. The gluten in oat is from contamination and not inherent in oat itself. If quaker's oat 's label did not mention gluten-free then you should not touch it unless you get a reply from quaker that this product is made from gluten-free oat. ...Read more
How quick is it possible to go from hypo to hyperthyroid on 30mgArmour
Free T3 (liothyronine) - 6.0 pmol/L
Free T4 -17.6 pmol/L
TSH 2.71 mIU/L
Starting on thyroid : You may have taken your thyroid before the test. That will cause a false elevation. Also, always make sure you are paying attention to symptoms. If you are feeling better, and symptoms are improving, then you should continue taking it. Also, it takes 4-6 weeks of being on thyroid to get a true read on your thyroid status by labs. ...Read more
Likely gluten-free: Peanut butter is usually gluten-free, but one should check the brand's label or website. Peter pan peanut butter is gluten free, according to its 2011 website. It is possible that some peanut butters may have additives that come from wheat, barley, or rye (gluten-containing grains). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No wheat or cow milk: Gluten free- means no wheat, rye, barley products. Casein free, means no cows milk products. He can have soy milk, rice milk or almond milk. The gluten is a protein found in the above mentioned grains, he can have rice, potato, corn as his carbohydrates as they are gluten free. He can have rice starch, corn and potato starch as well. ...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
Free T3 (liothyronine) 3.00 free T4 1.0 would i benefit from armour thyroid? I read that TSH number is irrelevant due many factors.
Completely opposite: The TSH is the most sensitive and reliable indicator of your thyroid function (unless you have a pituitary problem). The other thyroid levels are less reliable and only helpful in people with know thyroid disorders. Taking Armour Thyroid when your thyroid works normally will do nothing except make your thyroid stop working. ...Read more
Help! harder to find 100% stone ground whole bread. Labels are deceptive using "wheat flour" any suggestions?
Whole breads: Have you tried health food stores or organic stores? There should be some in your area, i hope. Also, worst case scenario - try on-line retailers such as amazon or other food stores. As far as labels, you gotta believe what they say. Otherwise, your only choice is to take it to the lab and get it tested yourself. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
TSH 0.11 ref .40-4.50, T4free1.6 ref.8-1.8, Thy pero antiB 269 ref<9IU, TSI 47 ref<140%baseline. Translation?
C Reactive protein 11.5, highest on lab scale 4.9. Best opt. to rid inflam. from multiple areas, needs to cross blood/brain barrier too?
High crp: Such a high crp suggests presence of more than a mild inflammatory process in your system. Do you have any symptoms consistent with active arthritis,colitis, infection,etc? Other than controlling your lipid levels(cholesterol,.ldl)and taking a daily low dose aspirin, the only oth.er advice would be to get evaluated by your physician or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Free T4 is: Either very high or it was a T4 not a free T4 or there was a decimal error. However the rest of the testing is normal and suggests normal thyroid function. ...Read more
TOO many: Sadly autism is complicated, not terribly well understood yet-though quite a bit better. And there are too many false hopes that go viral. Please have a thorough, comfortable discussion with a physician that struggles with helping in what can be a pernicious malady for not only the child, but the immediate and even extended family. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Too much cholesterol: That is an unnecessarily large amount of cholesterol to consume on a daily basis. Try egg whites instead of whole eggs. ...Read more
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
Tsh w reflex to free t4
value std range
2.55 0.45-4.5 is my test results good or bad at 2.55?
Normal: The value for TSH in the scenario you decribed is normal. However, like all lab tests, interpretation must be done with attention to the bigger picture. ...Read more