Keyword: deficiency

What nutrient deficiencies might I experience on a gluten-free diet?

Deficiency is variable depending on what you’re consuming. Many whole foods (like rice, potatoes & corn) are naturally gluten-free, but low in nutritional benefit. A large percentage of B vitamin intake comes traditionally from enriched breads and cereals. However, gluten-free breads and cereals are often not enriched. A dietitian experienced with gluten-free diets should evaluate… Read more »

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What is carbohydrate deficiency?

If deficient in carbohydrates, the body will utilize protein and fats for energy. Carbohydrates are the body’s most preferred source of energy, and it is not recommended to avoid this group of foods when avoiding gluten. The body is an efficient energy burner, and will take or make glucose from other sources and use it… Read more »

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Are there vitamins created specifically for nutrient deficiencies in celiac patients?

The treatment for celiac disease does not require any special additional supplementation from vitamin/mineral supplements, regardless of any prior deficiencies. We do recommend a daily multivitamin. The only treatment at this time is a gluten-free diet, which will repair the absorptive surface and heal the small intestine, preventing any further deficiencies. The most important detail… Read more »

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