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What is the difference between "sugar free" and "gluten free" for someone with is insulin resistant (with pcos)? Since anything with gluten = carbs?

What is the difference between "sugar free" and "gluten free" for someone with is insulin resistant (with pcos)? Since anything with gluten = carbs?

Carbs: Sugar free does not mean carbohydrate free. It only implies that sugar (for example: high fructose corn syrup, table sugar) isn't added. Sugar free foods still have plenty of carbs and often higher fat content. Sweeteners used are often sugar alcohols like maltitol or sorbitol (may cause diarrhea). Gluten is a wheat protein. Gluten free products have plenty of carbs in them, just not from wheat. ...Read more

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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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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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Is sugar free the same as gluten free?

Is sugar free the same as gluten free?

No: Gluten is a protein found in certain grains, especially wheat. Sugar is..... well you know. A gluten free product doesn't indicate anything about sugar content or vise-versa. ...Read more

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How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

How to do gluten free sugar free diet?

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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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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Gluten-free, sugar free bread?

What is your Q?: I'm not sure what your question is. Please ask again with more details. Best wishes to you! ...Read more

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Been bloated for almost a yr. Thought it might be candida, but after going gluten free and sugar free i'm still bloated. Could it be candida or no?

Been bloated for almost a yr. Thought it might be candida, but after going gluten free and sugar free i'm still bloated. Could it be candida or no?

You answered: You answered your own question. No. In your case it is not candida. Bloating is a very ambiguous word that can mean a thousand different things. I believe that after a year it is time for a real medical evaluation in person at the family clinic. Don't you? ...Read more

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I have joint inflammation when i work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?

I have joint inflammation when i work out-it seemed to subside about 50% on a gluten-free diet. I am sugar free-what other diet protocol should I try?

Need definition: It could be more than the gluten if it is the gluten. Your evaluation will look at different other diagnoses beyond the gluten. We need to define what the joint inflammation is. Your physician can have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Is dextrose just sugar, and is it gluten-free?

Yes: Dextrose is a sugar, made by processing starches (such as corn starch, rice starch, or wheat starch). Due to the extensive processing, dextrose is considered gluten-free. ...Read more

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What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

What foods can I eat that are gluten free, not processed/packaged, and no sugar? Need some ideas badly! what are some health benefits this diet has?

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

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Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?

Is there evidence that diet changes (minimize sugar/carbs, gluten free etc...) can help a child with adhd?

Unless a child has: Gluten enteropathy (celiac disease) documented by specific laboratory tests, there's no medical reason to use a gluten-free diet. Likewise, removing milk/milk products is necessary only for a milk protein allergy. There's no scientific evidence of efficacy of dietary manipulation in treatment of core symptoms of adhd., except in a very few who are sensitive to food additives. ...Read more

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If I have chronic yeast infections how do u cut out sugar if u are doing a gluten free diet?

If I have chronic yeast infections how do u cut out sugar if u are doing a gluten free diet?

Eat food from nature: It is actually quite easy to be gluten free and sugar free. The important thing is to avoid foods that are specifically manufactured to be "gluten free" replacements of other foods. In other words, avoid eating gluten free breads, pastas, cookies, all of which contain simple carbohydrates. Stick to good sources of protein, vegetables and fat and you will be more successful at combating yeast. ...Read more

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I'm a 20 year old female. I'm an otherwise healthy vegan, sugar and gluten free. But suddenly I have low grade fever, upset stomach and no appetite ??

I'm a 20 year old female. I'm an otherwise healthy vegan, sugar and gluten free. But suddenly I have low grade fever, upset stomach and no appetite ??

Probable virus: My best guess is that you have gotten a viral infection. A virus like this will likely only last a few days at most. If not hungry it is OK to not eat for a couple days but stay well-hydrated. Consider chopping some carrots, potatoes, greens & garlic and simmering for at least 20 min. to make a mineral-rich vegetable broth to drink. ...Read more

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Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Will avoiding refined sugars and eating gluten free and healthy foods help prevent diabetes?

Diabetes Prevention: The things you mention are certainly good ways to stay healthy in general. If you are already pre-diabetic, the data shows us that 30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day coupled with a 5-10% reduction in body weight will prevent almost 60% of pre-diabetics from becoming diabetic. Spread the word:)! ...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

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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On a gluten, dairy, sugar free diet but extremely tired after being on it for a month. Why?

On a gluten, dairy, sugar free diet but extremely tired after being on it for a month. Why?

Detoxification: Hi wendy, you are probably going through some detoxification. You're body may be adjusting to the change, as well. If you are eating whole real foods, like lean organic proteins, vegetables and fruits, there should be no worries. However, if you have just substituted regular food with gluten-free junk food (pizza, cereals, desserts) than this may be a harmful way to change your diet. ...Read more

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I'm 39 and changed my diet to gluten/sugar free 2 weeks ago. I lost 13 lbs and now instead of my period, I have very light mucous with dark brown blo?

I'm 39 and  changed my diet to gluten/sugar free 2 weeks ago. I lost 13 lbs and now instead of my period, I have very light mucous with dark brown blo?

The diet change: your drastic diet change and the resulting weight gain can indeed cause this. Overtime, as your body adjusts to this your periods also adjust to the new number unless you are significantly underweight. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Abnormal bloating and heavy feeling lower abdomen for 2 years.Hashimotos gluten dairy refined sugar free.. Itchy feet . Is it sibo?Probiotics help?

Abnormal bloating and heavy feeling lower abdomen for 2 years.Hashimotos gluten dairy refined sugar free.. Itchy feet . Is it sibo?Probiotics help?

Elimination process: Eliminating certain foods one at a time will be a practical first approach to take. Other causes could include constipation, thyroid disease, diabetes or gynecological problems. It is worth looking into all the other causes by consulting your doctor. ...Read more