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What Kind Of Cheeses Can You Eat With Celiacs Disease
No gluten: You can eat any cheeses that have no gluten in them, and you need to read the labels very carefully. Some blue cheeses, for instance, might have gluten starters (with wheat, barley, etc), and cheese-based dressings might have gluten additives. Here's a practice site (not mine) with some good pointers: http://www.Wakegastro.Com/celiac-disease-diet/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Diabetic Diet: There are plenty of opinions out there, but as with everything, moderation is key and individualize. I would limit simple carbs to about 150 grams a day or 50 per meal. There are some excellent resources like the American Diabetic Society and even sites from pharma companies like novo nordisk. Check your sugar 2 hours after a meal to see whether the meal you ate is good for you or not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of diet should I have. When I have Crohn's disease? What kind of foods are good for someone that has Crohn's disease?
Depends: Different people may react to different foods. Consider testing for food sensitivities. Options include fecal iga, blood igg, as well as alcat. ...Read more
Milk allergy: The most common substitutes for milk in those patients who are allergic is usually soy or rice milk. Depending on the degree of sensitivity, some milk allergic patients can tolerate foods that have baked milk- such as dairy cakes or cookies. ...Read more
Do you have any tips for me to prevent malnutrition? I have Crohn's disease and a history of malnutrition due to this. I'm lactose & gluten intolerant
Malnutrition: Consider getting a Micronutrient Test from Spectracell Lab (Spectracell.com). It will tell you what nutrients you are low on and ways to replace them. Please do the in consultation w/your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Use lactase : Use of a digestive aid containing the enzyme lactase helps to reduce symptoms associated to lactose intolerance, and eat practically all foods. Without this digestive aid, most lactose intolerant people would tolerate traces of milk, but not more than a tablespoon of milk, or less than a bite of cheese. Food containing dairy products should be avoided. (eg, ice cream, pizza, cheese, yogurt). ...Read more
Diet: That is a great question and depends on the degree of kidney disease. For example those with less than 30% function should restrict salt, fluid, potassium and phosphorous. Others have different requirements. I would visit the National Kidney Foundation website www.kidney.org. Its a great resource. ProRenal multivitamins are also great for patients with kidney disease. ...Read more
Less fat, : Start with smaller meals less fat or fried food more whole fresh fruits and vegetables minimize caffeine- coke- coffee and tea from your diet. Try to eliminate for the short term see a doctor to determine if you need additional treatment and testing if the above doesnt produce satisfactory results. ...Read more
Wheat allergy: A true wheat allergy means specific antibodies only to wheat are identified. If there are no other severe food allergies, carbs like rye, barley, rice, corn, potatoes, sweet potatoes, oats and sugar can be eaten. Only in celiac disease, which is an immunologic reaction to gluten, do you need to avoid rye and barley in addition to wheat. A gluten free diet is usually wheat free, though. ...Read more
No limitations: The type of bread you est does not affect fibromyalgia. If you have conditions such as gluten sensitivity and fibromyalgia there may be am effect. Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome made worse by poor exercise, poor sleep and poor control of stress and psychological problems. These are the areas to direct your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can someone explain the keto diet to me? What foods you can and can't eat, and how many calories, that sort of thing?
Can a gout patient with uric acid level 5.8 eat tomato??And what all food items do you suggest??And what about chicken and fish,tea and coffee,etc..
Gout and diet: No particular food is prohibited with gout. Quantity and frequency matter. Be modest with all meat sources. Keep portions small. Minimize red meats and organ meats. Maximize fruit, veggies, and whole grains. Drink plenty of fluid daily. Avoid alcohol. Tomato is fine. Uric acid comes principally from meat sources. ...Read more
What foods cantain contractile proteins? What kind of a diet (what kinds of proteins) should a Parkinson's patient have?
Come again?: You'd be hard pressed to find any edible animal product that does NOT contain some kind of contractile protein. Muscle IS contractile protein, so any non-organ meat and many organ meats also are LOADED with contractile proteins. I'm curious why you ask. Is there a new contractile-protein scare out there? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Osteoporosis foods: Eat foods low in salt and high in whole grains, fruits and vegetables. The main idea is to consume plenty of calcium and vitamin d. Limit caffeine, carbonated drinks and alcohol. Some examples: low fat dairy products, yogurts, fish (sardines, salmom, tuna), dark, leafy green vegetables, calcium fortified foods, eggs... ...Read more
Easy!: Eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables - and drink lots of water. Whole grain bread will help, if you eat bread. Dried fruits may help. And if these modifications do not help you, talk with your doctor. Sometimes, a low thyroid condition may contribute to constipation. Lgromkomd. ...Read more
What are symptoms of celiacs disease and am I more likely to have it because my grandfather does?
Variable Sx; slight: Celiac can have variable sx, incl gas, bloat, diarrhea, wt loss, rarely gain, constipation, joint aches and pains (often from vitamin d def), fatigue (often from iron def), osteoporosis, swallowing probl, rarely liver probl. Can get screened with blood testing, and/or genetic testing. Assoc with other autoimmune diseases such as ibd, psoriasis, rheum arth, lupus, type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Celiac Symptoms: Symptoms of celiac disease vary among sufferers and include: Digestive problems (abdominal bloating, pain, gas, diarrhea, pale stools, and weight loss) A severe skin rash called dermatitis herpetiformis; Iron deficiency anemia (low blood count) Musculoskeletal problems (muscle cramps, joint and bone pain) Seizures Tingling sensation in the legs Mouth sores ...Read more
No wheat rye barley: You can eat meat, chicken, turkey, fish, nuts, fruits and vegetables, grains including rice, and corn. Potato and sweet potato. Avoid any wheat, rye, or barley products or products derived from them. This means avoiding products that contain gluten- the product in wheat rye and barley that causes the body to react adversely in celiac. ...Read more
Celiac disease: Celiac disease is caused my blood cells in your body that have developed sensitivity to a grain protein called gliadin. Wheat, rye, barley and spelt contain this protein. Most persons with cd can eat other grains but industrial processing contamination can be an issue; so let you body tell you which alternative grain products you can tolerate. ...Read more
Anything but gluten: In celiac disease, antibodies to gluten destroy the lining of the small intestine. However, unless you have developed malabsoroption, you can eat any food that does not contain gluten. Safe grains are rice and corn. Most supermarkets now have gluten-=free sections. Also, see the following web site:celiac.Org; www.Celiaccentral.Org/; www.Csaceliacs.Info. Also, see a gastro-enterologist. ...Read more
If a child that has celiac disease and the other child doesn't have, eat from the same spoon, will the child without that disease will catch it ?
No!: Celiac disease is not an infectious disease that you can "catch" from somebody such as a cold. Your child may have a celiac sensitivity, not the disease. They have a problem with Gliadin, a protein common in wheat. You live in Calgary. They have a great Children's Hospital. Make sure that your child really has it. It is overdiagnosed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never: It would likely be in your best interest to never eat gluten at all. If you have celiac disease, even a tiny amount of gluten can do harm to you. Once your gut is damaged by gluten, healing can take 6 months or more. Casein, the protein in milk, looks similar to the gluten molecule, and cross reactivity can happen. Some people also do best being casein free. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Undesirable things!: A person with celiac disease gets strong allergic reactions to gluten in the small intestine, which causes the lining of the intestine to lose its ability to absorb nutrients, vitamins, minerals, etc... If he continues to eat gluten, he can become anemic, lactose intolerant, and have diarrhea or irritable bowel, tummy pains, vitamin deficiency, etc... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Damage to intestines: Depending on the amount ingested and your immune system response, there is the potential for damage to the lining to the intestines. The damage may affect your ability to absorb sugar and other nutrients. It could take months to undo the damage by following the diet as recommended by your physician. ...Read more
Gluten free: There r a lot of healthy food that r gluten free, such as, eggs, meat, nuts, peas and beans, corn, potato, yam, rice, taro, even buckwheat. But gluten is in disguise in many processed foods, like ketchup. If you r not going to boil your own chickpea or yam for snacks, u will really have to read labels. There r more gluten free snacks now. Local health food stores may have more choices. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bowel rest: There is nothing to treat a celiac attack when you have been exposed to gluten. It can be painful and uncomfortable. I have not seen anything specifically recommended, but from personal experience i eat dry gluten free toast and tea for several days and hug my heating pad to my abdomen. Sometimes have a little ensure so i don't lose too much weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If I have celiac disease and eat gluten, what will my symptoms be and when should I expect them to start?
I'm not 100% sure I have celiac disease but i was just wondering if you have it is it ok to eat a mcchicken sandwich without the bun with the fries?
You decide: If you have CD, every time you consume a gluten product like a flour based sandwich, your body makes new antibodies that attack and injure your gut tissue.The injury is patchwork,like a quilt.When the bad patches get to widespread your symptoms get much worse and problems continue.Only stopping gluten lets your body heal.You need to finish finding out if you have it.If not, no need to avoid gluten ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got diagnosed for celiac disease but my test came out false negative. My primary dr said I have it.I didn't eat gluten for 6months when I took this
False tests: You need to be consuming gluten for at least 3-4 weeks prior to the confirmatory biopsy to have the intestine changes on exam.It can be as little as a slice of bread/day, but the intestines can heal over your 6 mo period without & make the test worthless. If your tissue transaminase studies were positive it is worth starting over. Prepare by consuming the minimal gluten & expect more valid results ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daughter has type 1 diabetes and celiacs disease will her children have both diseases as well?
I cough every time I eat bread or crackers chips ect. I have UC and just turned 40. Could I have Celiac disease?
Possible: Coughing as an allergic reaction to gluten is a rare but reported symptom. So, yes you can possibly have Celiac disease, but it needs a total work-up to be a confirmed diagnosis. I'm unable to guess confidently about what UC means, but if it is uterine cancer - your healthcare ought to be carefully coordinated. Don't self-Dx or make major changes w/o advice and consent from the team. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have these really loud hiccups, kind of sound like barks, every day. This started a few years ago. Hiatal hernia? Celiac disease?
Need workup: I am sorry that you are suffering with barking hiccups every day. Go to a doctor to evaluate cause. Some patients with hiatal hernias have symptoms of GERD and or Esophagitis. Untreated can lead to irritation of vagus and phrenic nerves which can lead to intractable hiccups. Don't suffer get help. ...Read more
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