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Will going gluten free help with my depression?

Will going gluten free help with my depression?

Will help celiac: Gluten free diet will absolutely help if you have celiac disease. In terms of gluten and its association with depression, I am not aware of that. You can certainly try it. Would be interested to hear your take. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Bad symptoms of celiacs worsening, when i go gluten free will i feel a lot better? With depression anxiety irritability over all health too?

Bad symptoms of celiacs worsening, when i go gluten free will i feel a lot better? With depression anxiety irritability over all health too?

Gluten free: Yes, if you have celiac disease eliminating all gluten from your food plan will allow your gut to heal, and symptoms to leave. Depression and anxiety may improve markedly as well as any digestive problems you're experiencing. Dietary changes like this can be challenging, but are definitely worth it. For recipe ideas, try elana's pantry at http://tinyurl.Com/lbjop8w there are many others too! ...Read more

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Will going gluten free help ibs?

Will going gluten free help ibs?

Not necessaily: A gluten free diet should not help ibs, but those with celiac disease. There are cases where if the person is already on gluten free that the diagnosis will be missed. . If you are helped by being gluten free talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Does going gluten free help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Or can you recommend anything that will help? Medication isn't helping with symptoms at all.

Does going gluten free help with Hashimoto's thyroiditis? Or can you recommend anything that will help? Medication isn't helping with symptoms at all.

No: Gluten free helps only those who are sensitive to gluten and has no health benefits (potentially nutritional issue) otherwise. I hope you are under the care of an endocrinologist since thyroiditis is usually controllable. ...Read more

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Could going gluten free help loss weight?

Calorie restriction: Eliminating wheat products by itself will not cause weight loss unless you restrict your calories. For example, eliminating bread while eating more cheese and bacon will not result in weight loss. If you are gluten sensitive and eliminate it while maintaining a healthy, low calorie diet, you will lose weight. ...Read more

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Can going gluten free help me lose weight?

Can going gluten free help me lose weight?

Gluten free diet: A gluten free diet is not for losing weight. A lot of people end up losing weight, though, because gluten is in many high carb, high calorie foods. If you eliminate cakes, cookies, breads, pastas, and beer, you probably would lose weight. ...Read more

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I have bad discomfort after going gluten-free?

I have bad discomfort  after going gluten-free?

Why continue then?: 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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Where can I go for gluten free food in the u.K.?

Where can I go for gluten free food in the u.K.?

Anywhere: Celiac sprue is as common in the uk as in the us, and gluten free foods abound. Just avoid the bread, pasta, and other gluten containing foods. Most restaurants will have a "gluten free" part of the menu, or your server can help you. You'll have no problems traveling there! ...Read more

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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