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What does a gluten free diet consist of?

Mostly, No Wheat. My wife and my cousin are 'gluten free' gluten is found in all wheat products and many packaged foods, not in any animal products. Look for labels now - gluten free foods are readily available and can be quite tasty. Often they cost more. Gluten is a protein that holds bread together, for example, and for some people is indigestible. Read more...

What happens if gluten free diet is not observed in celiac disease?

Celiac disease. There are several risks by not keeping the diet. This is a comprehensive overview. Also, a gastroenterologist can answer all of these questions. http://www.celiaccentral.org/Celiac-Disease/21/ Read more...
Symptoms. in the short term, you can have symptoms of bloating, diarrhea, abdominal pain, lactose intolerance, even table sugar intolerance. Continued non observance to the diet over many years could lead to a lymphoma= cancer of the intestines. Please try to take this condition seriously and do the best you can to adhere to a gluten free diet. There are other symptoms as well that include rashes. Read more...

What are some gluten-free diets for autoimmune diseases that are not celiac?

Why? There are 2 reasons for avoiding gluten - either you have celiac disease or you just don't want to eat wheat, oats & barley. Gluten is the current "evil" food accused of causing virtually all disease just as yeast & glucose were similarly lambasted in previous decades. If you believe that your autoimmune disease may be improved by avoiding gluten then avoid it for a few weeks. I hope it works. Read more...

What is the best gluten free diet?

Personalized diet. The best is the diet that you can stick to and satisfies your taste. There are many more gluten free food options today. I suggest that you visit the ccfa.Org website and get some pointers of what is permitted and see what is that you like to eat. Very important is to be careful when you eat out in restaurants as you may be inadvertently exposed to gluten. Read more...

What are benefits of a gluten-free diet if you don't have celiac?

Unestablished. Though many claims to the advantages of a gluten-free diet are made for those without celiac disease, they have not been scientifically established. Read more...

What is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

No real value. People who have no allergy to gluten don't benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods use grains such as corn and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. Healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet. Read more...
Less leaky gut. Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure. Read more...

Is a gluten free diet really beneficial?

Gluten-free diet. For the very rare person with celiac disease, and the occasional person with gluten sensitivity, this diet is essential. For everyone else, it is no healthier than any other diet, and mostly a huge hassle to follow and a very expensive way to eat. If a short trial does not show definite changes in your symptoms, I do not recommend it. Good luck. Read more...

Is a gluten free diet more nutritious than a normal det?

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 more...