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Doctor insights on: Wheat Allergy Vs Gluten Free

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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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Wheat intolerence and gluten intolerence, is there a difference?

Wheat intolerence and gluten intolerence, is there a difference?

Wheat and Gluten: Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. You could possibly have a reaction to wheat, but not other gluten- containing grains. The exact meaning of "Intolerance" is not clear, so I can't be certain what you mean by that. ...Read more

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What's a list of wheat free/gluten free foods?

Gluten-free websites: There are many clearinghouse websites with gluten-free guides and information. Some of the best ones are http://www.Celiac.Org/, http://www.Celiac.Com/, http://www.Csaceliacs.Info/, http://www.Glutenfreediet.Ca/handouts.Php. ...Read more

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Is peanut butter gluten free?

Is peanut butter gluten free?

Likely gluten-free: Peanut butter is usually gluten-free, but one should check the brand's label or website. Peter pan peanut butter is gluten free, according to its 2011 website. It is possible that some peanut butters may have additives that come from wheat, barley, or rye (gluten-containing grains). ...Read more

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Which food contains gluten and wheat ?

Gluten: Gluten is in wheat, barley, and rye. Therefore, it is in any foods or drinks that use these as ingredients. Some foods are pretty obvious like typical breads, pizza, pasta, cakes, and cookies. You need to be aware that gluten is in most beers, soy sauce, and many sauces. Anything breaded typically has gluten. ...Read more

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Is oatmeal gluten free?

Is oatmeal gluten free?

Technically yes.: Realistically no. Unless it says certified gluten free on the label, oatmeal may be contaminated with wheat, rye or barley which contain gluten. ...Read more

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Is bee pollen gluten free?

Is bee pollen gluten free?

Most Likely: As with any product you have to read labels carefully. What starts as unadulterated bee pollen may be cut with other things. Carefully read ingredients and use a reputable manufacturer. ...Read more

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Is vegan food free of dairy?

Is vegan food free of dairy?

Yes: By definition. If you want to become a vegan for moral reasons, be sure you know exactly what you are doing, and take the supplements you need, or you will ruin your health quickly. The vegan industry is full of both very good and upstanding people, and also shameless crooks and liars. Be warned. ...Read more

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Is rice milk gluten and nut free?

Is rice milk gluten and nut free?

Yes: Rice dream which is rice milk is gluten, nut and milk free. For more information on these products go to: http://www.Tastethedream.Com/index.Php. ...Read more

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Is there a gluten free and lactose free alternative to Ritzatripan?

Is there a gluten free and lactose free alternative to Ritzatripan?

Not really: if your headache were caused by the gluten in your diet or the lactose in your milk then yes gluten free diet and lactose free diet will eliminate your headache and you no longer need to take any medicine to protect you from headache but if not sure try the diet and keep taking the medicine ...Read more

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Are symptoms of wheat allergy different that gluten allergy?

Dr. Eric Macy Dr. Macy
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Completely different: All ige-medited food allergies have the same symptoms, oral itching and hives if ingestion, progressing to anaphylaxis if large volume ingestion. Gluten intolerance in celiac disease causes an inflammatory bowel disease and in about 15% a blistering rash called dermatitis herpetiformis. ...Read more

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What foods are staples in a dairy free and gluten free diet?

Lots: There are many foods u can eat when avoiding dairy and gluten. Meats and vegetables and nuts and fruits and quinoa and beans are a good start! ...Read more

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Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

Is gluten synonymous with wheat?

No: Gluten is a protein found in wheat- also found in rye and barley. Its not synonymous with wheat but is a component of wheat that is avoided in people with allergy to wheat or celiac disease- an autoimmune disease to gluten. ...Read more

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I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?

I have gluten free celiacs disease. Is it safe to replace regular flour with gluten free flour (i.E. Ben's mill)?

Yes: You're safe as long as you, as a celiac disease patient, avoid eating wheat, barley, rye products or any commercially-prepared food or drink that the label indicates contains gluten. Look toward to future and see my earlier answer about exciting prospects for celiac patients who may one day soon be able to enjoy gluten. ...Read more

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What are some gluten and wheat free breakfast ideas?

Gluten-Free Diet: A few gluten-free suggestions are hard boiled eggs, omelet, fruits, meats, cheeses, yogurt, green smoothie, tofu scramble,etc. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Wheat Allergy (Definition)

A wheat allergy is an exaggerated immune response due to exposure to wheat protein. The reaction can present with typical symptoms of hives, respiratory symptoms (cough, wheeze, shortness of breath), GI symptoms (abdominal pain, vomiting), swelling, loss of consciousness, and can be fatal. Symptoms typically present within minutes to a couple hours ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more