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What Are The Benefits Of A Gluten And Dairy Free Diet
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
Not much unless...: Gluten sensitive enteropathy is an inflammatory condition of the small bowel where its lining flattens after exposure to dietary gluten, with associated malabsorption, anemia, increased cancer risk.Gluten intolerance occurs in about 10% of americans who may get diarrhea after exceeding their threshold for gluten intake. Short of these patients, trying a gluten free diet is giving in to just a fad. ...Read more
No wheat, no dairy: Some people have problems with the protein in wheat called gluten. Others just need to cut down on their intake of simple carbohydrates. Some people can't digest the sugar called lactose in milk. Others don't tolerate the milk protein. For most people the quantity is what's important. Whole wheat is better than plain white. And milk for people >2 years old should be 1% or skim. ...Read more
What are the advantages and disadvantages of dieting gluten free if you don't have gluten allergy?
Only disadvantages: If you don't have gluten allergy, restriction your diet from wheat and gluten is only putting a burden on your lifestyle. Plus, it is expensive to do so. The important rule about diet is a balance diet with everything in moderation. Regular exercise will make you healthy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not as healthy!: As a professor of nutrition and md, i see many nutritional deficiencies in vegetarians, particularly vegans. Plant based diets eschew the protein efficiency of animal based protein. Also, many mineral in animal sources are more concentrated. I believe being a vegetarian is a sociaal statment. Humans have never been vegetarians until recently! ...Read more
Gluten free: Anything containing gluten (wheat , barley, non gluten-free oat) is bad, others such as meat, corn, rice, fruits, vegetable, eggs, dairy are all good unless contaminated. However unless you are gluten intolerant the only benefit you may get is weight loss from having to avoid so many of your favorite foods. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moral: The last few big studies have all shown no advantage or disadvantage for vegans versus omnivores in any category of illness, or in overall health or longevity when you control for the fact that they tend to have other healthy habits. There's a big moral advantage especially in the era of factory farming, with inhumane treatment of food animals. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I'm considering a vegetarian diet, what are some of the best non-meat, non-soy sources of protein and iron to ensure my intake is adequate?
I am on a carb free diet per order of doctor. Milk is on the list of do not eat. Is almond milk also on the do not eat?
Almond Milk: Almond milk does contain a limited amount of carbohydrates but is considered a good alternative to milk. If you use almond milk you can obtain without sugar added. Check with your doctor as it is unlikely you can have a healthy diet without carbs, he or she may have meant simple carbs rather than complex carbohydrates like broccoli and other vegetables. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prevent cancer: High fiber diets, prevent colorectal cancer, and help people with constipation. The fiber enables you to have more frequent and softer bowel movements. Toxins and contaminants in food, don't stay as long in the colon as those who are not on high fiber diets, so there is less exposure to cancer causing toxins. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
None...: There are really no health related benefits from going gluten free unless you have celiac disease. There are many more people that have gluten intolerance and eating gluten gives them excessive gas, bloating, cramps or diarrhea. For those gluten intolerant people going gluten free might help relieve those symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
Vegan diet: President clinton became a vegan (no animal products, eggs, or dairy) and apparently reversed his heart problems. He lost 30 pounds and has more energy than a 30-year-old. But he takes supplements to prevent certain vitamin and mineral deficiencies. You can do very well on fruits, vegetables, and super grains like quinoa if you get some professional advice about nutrition. ...Read more
Lots: You will be better hydrated. You will not poison yourself with an artificial sweetner that breaks down to methanol and formaldehyde in your body. You will not take in phosphoric acid that will tend to upset your mineral balance and cause you to pee out your bones. And you may save money and lose weight. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diet coke contains: A lot of carbonic acid - which eats up the enamel on your teeth. The caffeine in diet coke can make you jittery and give you insomnia. The caffeine will also cause you to diruese- which means you can become dehydrated. Changing from diet coke would give you huge health benefits. ...Read more
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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