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Will Going Gluten Free Help With My Migraines
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
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.
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
Only if you ...: A gluten-free diet usually offers no benefit for a healthy person. But for a truly gluten sensitive person, it will change his life. The reason? Gluten damages the small intestine leading to decreased absorption of many essential nutrients not to mention the abdominal discomfort. For a healthy person, a gluten-free diet may help reduce weight since so many temptations will be taken away. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten free : Stop consuming wheat, barley, and rye in anything you eat or drink, and preferably anything you apply to your skin. That's it. Do this for at least a month, but forever would be even better. ...Read more
Depends on situation: Gluten sensitivity (gs) has variable symptoms in the general population.True gs/ intolerance can produce intestinal lesions that result in nutritional deficiencies.Going gluten free can help these lesions to heal and catch up growth is possible. Gs is somewhat difficult to diagnose, as most labs focus only on 3 related antibodies, while gluten can trigger many. See cyrex labs site for info. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gluten free: Hi, I'm wondering what makes you want to go Gluten free, Gluten free diet won't affect your blood sugar but just remember because you limit yourself from a wide range of food then you might need Vitamin Supplements, not to mention increase in ur grocery budget. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depend: Ususally in about 2-3 weeks a signficant improvement will be experienced by the patient if that is the problem for the symtoms experienced by the patient. It also depends on the seriousness of the impact of the illness prior to making the change. ...Read more
How long does it take to start feeling better after going completely gluten free if you have celiacs disease?
At least a month: Transitioning to being gluten free may take some time. The first few days, even weeks, you may feel pretty lousy. Even worse than before. For most people, but the end of the first month of being gluten free, symptoms are noticeable better. I would also suggest cutting sugar and other grains too if symptoms have not improved much. ...Read more
Does it make sense for me to go gluten free even if I am not intolerant to gluten? What health benefits will I derive from such a diet?
Why?: This is your business. If you have celiac sprue and/or dermatitis herpetiformis, this is the mainstay of evidence-based treatment. Because eliminating gluten works so well for this group of illnesses, some people have suggested this for most if not all other health problems. It seems most likely that if it works, it is as a placebo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Weight loss: The issue of gluten allergy is a way over-hyped one. Gluten intolerance has some frequency but this is not allergy. Gluten free diet has become a popular buzz word and has occupied a lot of shelf space in groceries. The true incidence of intolerance is very small in adults and allergy is rare. For most it is a pseudohealth way to limit caloric intake and therefore to lose weight. ...Read more
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