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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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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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Should I go on a gluten free diet, to help with my stomach pain?

Should I go on a gluten free diet, to help with my stomach pain?

Depends: Gluten free diet is certainly indicated in patients with celiac disease aka gluten-sensitive enteropathy. It may also help in other conditions such as small intestinal bacterial overgrowth or some forms of ibs. However if you have not been diagnosed with the above conditions or have not been evaluated by a physician for your stomach pain you may be delaying treatment of a possibly serious problem. ...Read more

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If you have celiac, is going gluten free good enough? Or should you go all grain free? And will GF diet help with alopecia areata?

If you have celiac, is going gluten free good enough? Or should you go all grain free? And will GF diet help with alopecia areata?

Not specifically: You need to spend more time learning about the gluten free life.Many "old world" grains do not contain gluten and including them in your diet would not aggravate your condition.There are some potential items that can mimic the gluten effect and specific testing is available through specialty labs. Artificial colors, like red #40 can aggravate even those without gluten sensitivity.Read labels. ...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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By eliminating gluten from my diet will that help me lose weight? I have hypothyroidism don't want medicine for the rest of my life if i can help it.

By eliminating gluten from my diet will that help me lose weight? I have hypothyroidism don't want medicine for the rest of my life if i can help it.

If you have: Hypothyroidism, you will need brand name T4 replacement the rest of your life, you can't help that, your body needs it. Elimination of gluten from your diet may help your intestinal tract if you're sensitive to gluten, but won't help w/weight loss. Only diet, exercise, calorie restriction will do that. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety?

Gluten bipolar?: 19 F asks: Can a gluten free and/or dairy free diet help someone with bipolar disorder and anxiety? ANS: Very unlikely to help but easy to test. Stick rigidly to such a diet and see if you get better or not. If you get better then stop to see if you get worse. Repeat until you and team convinced it helps. But I would exhaust all other proven treatments first. ...Read more

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Will a gluten free diet help with dermatomyocitis?

Will a gluten free diet help with dermatomyocitis?

Not likely: True dermatomyositis is an inflammatory process in the muscles and has an associated rash and is thought to be caused by an immune process- although exact cause still not known. If this is truly your DX then a gluten free diet may not help. If you just have a dermatitis then there is more potential for relief. You can be tested for gluten sensitivity- and it won't hurt to follow this regimen. ...Read more

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Eczema disorder and I have heard that a gluten free diet can help?

Eczema disorder and I have heard that a gluten free diet can help?

Yes if wheat allergy: The rash that is caused by gluten enteropathy is very specific. It is called dermatitis herpetiformis, and it consists of clear blister-like bumps on your elbows and knees/shins that itch intensely. Eczema is usually related to regular allergies, not celiac disease, although a person can have both at the same time. If you are wheat or grain-allergic, the diet will help, but not because of gluten. ...Read more

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I have been on 1.5 8mg Subutex pd for 1.5 yrs. I need to stop completely in 2wks. what's best way to taper in that time &what meds will help w wd's?

I have been on 1.5 8mg Subutex pd for 1.5 yrs. I need to stop completely in 2wks. what's best way to taper in that time &what meds will help w wd's?

Can be done: It can be done, but is tricky. It involves carefully balancing your neurotransmitters, and needs to be done under physician care. Drugs needed may include Topamax, campral, neurontin, abilify (aripiprazole) or Wellbutrin. Have your doctor contact me if needed. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to tell sibo from celiac besides tests? I can't afford them. My doctor says to go gluten free. I still can't eat meats or oily foods.

Is there anyway to tell sibo from celiac besides tests?  I can't afford them. My doctor says to go gluten free. I still can't eat meats or oily foods.

Depends: Gluten sensitivity can damage intestinal cells and impair digestion and absorption of nutrients. $150 is the cost for a gluten sensitivity genetic panel from enterolabs (no doctor order needed). Sounds like you have impaired digestion. Consider betaine hcl one or two caps in the middle of your meal. ...Read more

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Can you tell me any meal ideas for a vegetarian, histamine free and gluten free diet?

Can you tell me any meal ideas for a vegetarian, histamine free and gluten free diet?

May be impossible: You have adopted three different diet fads, none of them supported by strong evidence for the vast majority of people. Together, you'll discover this is extremely restrictive, and will make it very difficult for you to enjoy a reasonably varied diet or to be a good guest. Eat what you find helps you feel well, and please consider discussing your limitations with an evidence-based dietician. ...Read more

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I have a mild gluten intolerance. What can I do to help my body cope with gluten? Is this situation reversible?

Probably not: You have to ask your doctor for a more specific explanation for your gluten intolerance -- a. Is it a celiac sprue -- than it's life long b. Is it wheat ige allergy -- may resolve (depending on your age a few other factors). Oral immunotherapy could be used in the future to help expedite the resolution. C. Wheat indigestion or irritable bowel syndrome -- may resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for a good phone app to keep track of my moods? Have MDD, PTSD and want to keep it in check and gain insight into what makes my symptoms better or worse.

Mood app: You might want to try the free app, T2 mood tracker. There are many available mood tracker apps and you can find them by searching "mood tracker" Best of luck, hope that helps get you started. ...Read more

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My doctor wants me to quit coffee to help my sinus problems and headaches. Will that actually work?

My doctor wants me to quit coffee to help my sinus problems and headaches. Will that actually work?

No: Coffee has nothing to do with sinus problems. Unlikely it will help headaches. Withdrawal from coffee usually will cause headaches. If you have sinus problems, headaches likely secondary to sinus. See ent doc to assess sinuses. ...Read more

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Had anyone heard of taking oxygen to help w migraines? Pregnant and suffering from migraines, thinking if ER visits w requests for oxygen if will help

Had anyone heard of taking oxygen to help w migraines? Pregnant and suffering from migraines, thinking if ER visits w requests for oxygen if will help

Cluster Headache: O2 is most often used for treatment of cluster headaches and works by constriction of blood vessels. High concentrations of o2 might affect your uterine blood flow and cause fetal distress. Going this route may not be the best idea. ...Read more

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Do you think gluten sensitivities (NOT celiacs) are actually a thing? Can cutting gluten out of your life really with fatigue and bloating?

Do you think gluten sensitivities (NOT celiacs) are actually a thing? Can cutting gluten out of your life really with fatigue and bloating?

Degrees of trouble: All of us are likely to notice foods that have an unpleasant effect on us. Gluten is certainly a problem for some,not most people. If you have real gluten sensitivities,they should be verified by testing, since some other health issues are more common in that population.Artificial food dyes, preservatives, etc, can cause similar symptoms. Just learn what your system tolerates and avoid the rest. ...Read more

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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more