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Celiac sprue: Gluten intolerance (about 10% of people) may cause bloating, diarrhea, nonspecific complaints. Celiac disease, among its many manifestations may result in diarrhea. In the latter, exposure of intestine to gluten causes inflammation of affected gut lining, with a decrease in absorptive surface of that gut, & resulting malabsorption of food--best fixed by avoiding eating wheat, barley, rye. ...Read more
Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more
Are there any diet changes that I could make that would reduce inflammation, eg, cutting out wheat if I bloat?
How much/often should I drink probiotics if im eliminating wheat and dairy from my diet? I have an inflamation in my stomach and when I eat it hurts
Probiotic: Probiotics are usually dosed once a day, with a meal. Make sure you have a brand that delivers active colonies to you. If you have gastritis, the probiotic may not help that by itself. I see you're on omeprazole. Hopefully your doctor has tested you for h pylori which is 1 cause of gastritis. Ulcers can also cause pain with meals, and shortly afterwards as well. ...Read more
Stopped eating wheat; inflammation symptoms ended (stuffy sinuses, runny nose, etc). Now started chia seeds, runny nose back. Inflammatory?
Best to stop: It may not be related. But if symptoms started once to began taking it then it is best to stop the supplement ...Read more
I hav bad reactions to anything with a small amount of gluten, wheat proteins, and cow milk products. Lots of gut inflammation too. Allergy or coeliac?
Lucky: If you came to me, I'd say year very likely: The way we can milk have been changed, I don't recommend either in any form for any 1. Personally, I recommend brown rice-millet-quinoa-barley (even though it contains gluten), unless any of these are not tolerated. Be about 90% vegan = animal protein 3/week or less. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more
CRP!: Hidden inflammation would not come from arthritis, which would cause pain. Both increased sed rates and crps can come from metabolic syndrome. High estrogen levels increase firbrinogen, which increases sed rate, but not crp. I wish my medical colleages would stop ordering esrs and focus on crps. ...Read more
It's all relative: The healthiness of a food is relative, meaning that a person must compare foods to see which ones are healthier. Frosted breakfast cereals are not healthy when compared to unfrosted breakfast cereals. "Frosted" means the cereal is coated with extra sugar. However, eating Frosted Mini-Wheats would be more healthy than eating glazed donuts. Life is all about choices. ...Read more
Buckwheat groats: Buckwheat groats is a good replacement for wheat in celiacs. Its not made from wheat. Its made from buckwheat or kasha. ...Read more
No: Wheat is not addictive. The other common food grains are not addictive, either. That means one can eat wheat products everyday, then stop eating wheat products, and she'll be just fine (as long as she has other nutritious foods to eat). ...Read more
Not a bacteria:
Wheat germ is a part of the wheat kernel. The germ is only a very small part of the kernel, approximately 2 ½ percent in total. The word germ does not have anything to do with bacteria; it simply refers to germination. The germ is the reproductive part that germinates and forms the wheat grass.
Wheat germ is very high in protein.
In fact, wheat germ contains 23 nutrients. ...Read more
Unprocessed: Whole wheat contains the starchy endosperm, the protein laden germ, and the husk which contains mostly insoluble fiber. Processed wheat as in white bread or regular pasta is made from wheat without the germ and husk. In general, whole grains are more complete from a nutritional point of view; offer advantages re: blood sugar, satiety, bowel function, vitamin/mineral intake. ...Read more
No definite answer: Fruits and vegetables with anti-oxidant activities are considered anti-inflammatory and the darker the color the better (as in berries). Omega 3 fatty acid present in seafoods especially in fatty fish also has anti-inflammatory activities. Curcumin (in curry) may have anti-cancer activity. These are just some of the few I can think of. ...Read more
Can or should?: You can take poison, but I wouldn't advise it. Anytime someone with celiac disease consumes wheat, their body generates NEW antibodies to various wheat proteins that attack their gut tissue causing injury. This starts out as spotty injury and gets worse with time and any new exposures. Avoid wheat (gluten) and the antibody level declines so the body can heal. ...Read more
Wheat was the last: Food product introduced into the human diet when we discovered how to farm it. Thus, it is hard for many folks to metabolize it because we have not all evolved to the point where that is easily possible. I don't think it ages us but can give bad GI symptoms to some. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Various tests: This answer varies largely. It depending on what type of inflammation and where. Physician exam can help. There are also blood tests that can test for inflammatory markers such as CRP or ESR. However as I mentioned it largely depends on what you are looking for as inflammation is a broad topic. ...Read more
Please, more info: Thank you for your question. Blood can be irritating to the gastrointestinal tract, but generally is not a cause of inflammation. More information will help us provide a more pertinent answer: what are the circumstances that lead to your question? We look forward to your answer. ...Read more