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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long ? Ty

Is nutritionally complete semi-elemental diet indicated in malabsorption TVA & ulcers associated with well established coeliac disease. How long ? Ty

Not necessary: Your problem is gluten and with avoidance the damages will heal along with the malabsorption issue . Elemental diet is not palatable and thus you may end up eating less food than you should. Your major problem is gaining back the weight and thus eat whatever you desire as long as it does not contain gluten. ...Read more

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Does celiac disease or gluten intolerance relate with nausea?

Does celiac disease or gluten intolerance relate with nausea?

Possibly: Celiac and gluten intolerance can present with nausea. Do you have other symptoms such as weight loss, bloating, or diarrhea? If so I would go in for an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?

Is celiac disease always associated with malnutrition?

Not always: Malnutrition can happen if someone's celiac dis is severe and long enough. Especially with fat soluble vitamins. The treatment of celiac dis is avoiding gluten. If the patient can do that strictly, the small intestine's absorption area returns to normal looking and normal function. The malnutrition will eventually go away. ...Read more

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Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more

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Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Is the paleo diet a good diet for someone with digestive issues?

Yes!: Paleo diet works well for gastrointestinal issues. I suggest checking out this quick start guide http://doccarnahan.Blogspot.Com/2013/02/a-quick-start-guide-paleo-diet.Html. ...Read more

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Help please! is celiac disease always associated with severe symptoms and malnutrition?

Help please! is celiac disease always associated with severe symptoms and malnutrition?

NO: celiac disease can be hidden- or latent- and not associated with severe disease and symptoms or malnutrition. It depends on the individual's immune system and the antibodies it produces in response to gluten. It can be quantified by testing for antibodies and by an endoscopy to look at the degree of intestines that are affected. It can be graded as minimal to severe. ...Read more

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Can infants have celiac disease or gluten intolerance?

Yes: Yes, but may not show symptoms for years. While milk fed, will not seee any symptoms until those foods are introduced. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read more

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Probs are high bp/cholesterol/allergies and back/hip problems. Family rec the paleo diet which could have 5-6 eggs. Is this ok with these conditions?

Probs are high bp/cholesterol/allergies  and back/hip problems. Family rec the paleo diet which could have 5-6 eggs. Is this ok with these conditions?

Can try a form of it: There are many different ways to do the paleo diet. Some people eat large amounts of meat ; eggs, but one could be vegan on a paleo diet. Whether you do a paleo diet or not, i advise eating mostly organic fruits ; vegetables. 1 egg a day does not increase heart risk but 5-6 does. Organic grass-raised meats, chicken ; wild salmon are fine to eat. See http://happyherbivore.Com/2010/12/vegan-paleo/. ...Read more

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Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?

Part 2-diagnosed RA patients, with active disease, to try elimination diets of nightshades, gluten, etc before starting medications (dmards)?

No: If that works we would do this. We don't because it doesn't work. The rheumatoid arthritis patient needs immediate referral to a rheumatologist to initiate rapid therapy to suppress and control their arthritis. Early dmard and biologics are more efficient when started as early as possible. ...Read more

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Hate having celiac sprue, any other teens with this disease?

Hate having celiac sprue, any other teens with this disease?

Many: There are many teens with celiac. I would recommend searching online for a support group. Celiac.Org is a goo resource. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

Celiac: Typically people get blood work for specific celiac antibodies but there is a lot of debate on how accurate a negative result is. Most accurate is an endoscopy with biopsy looking specifically for the celiac antibodies or pathology. ...Read more

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Have you had any issues with metformin interferring with carbohydrate digestion?

Have you had any issues with metformin interferring with carbohydrate digestion?

Yes..: Metformin has 4 major mechanisms of action:1) it decreases glucose absorption from the GI tract 2) it inhibits production of glucose by the liver 3), it increases sensitivity of Insulin receptors and it 4)increases fatty acid oxidation. So that should not be an uncommon experience for patients. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Is abdominal pain on a gluten-free diet suspicious for someone with celiac disease?

Yes: Abdominal pain on anyone , regardless, is not normal, pain is the way your body is trying to tell you that something is wrong. If you have pain and especially if it persists you need to get it checked. ...Read more

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I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

I have moderate  diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?

Look at various : Look at various products. Google gluten-free fiber. You will find products like Citrucel, A whole prior your products from vibrant and so forth. As your own detective you will be able to find the product you're looking for ...Read more

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Can celiac disease symptoms resolve after following a gluten free diet?

Celiac: They definitely should improve drastically if you are able to stick with a 100% gluten-free diet. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Celiac Disease (Definition)

An immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more