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I think I may have a gluten intolerance. Is there any risks i'm going gluten free for an extended period? 

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Dr. Jill Carnahan
Family Medicine
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In brief: No

No, an "elimination diet" is the process of eliminating one or more foods for 3-4 weeks and seeing if you have a response in your symptoms.
To find out if you have a food sensitivity, reintroduce it into your diet after the 3-4 week elimination period. Here's more on gluten... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/08/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-whats.html.

In brief: No

No, an "elimination diet" is the process of eliminating one or more foods for 3-4 weeks and seeing if you have a response in your symptoms.
To find out if you have a food sensitivity, reintroduce it into your diet after the 3-4 week elimination period. Here's more on gluten... http://doccarnahan.blogspot.com/2012/08/celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-whats.html.
Dr. Jill Carnahan
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Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine

In brief: Nope

There is no risk to going gluten free.
If you truly have an intolerance, your bowels will thank you.

In brief: Nope

There is no risk to going gluten free.
If you truly have an intolerance, your bowels will thank you.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Dr. Ryan Stanton
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