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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