Keyword: gluten-free diet

Hi I am a 49 year old male from the UK who was diagnosed with celiac disease 2 years ago and I have been coping with the change in diet quite well. What I do seem to have a problem with is oats, I buy gluten-free oats and gluten-free cookies with oats and I seem to react to them. I am a full time fire fighter and I also like to run marathons so I need to keep my health in tip top condition. My question really is if the avelin protein would show a positive reading on my TGA test? If it is just a GI reaction to the higher fibre, could this be overcome? As I think I may have a similar reaction to lentils too.

Oats are safe for more than 99% of celiac patients. There is however the extremely rare one who does react to oats. The fact that this gentleman also reacts to lentils seem to me a good reason to suspect his gut does not agree too much with fibers (or, to use a more fashionable and… Read more »

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Can a gluten-free diet help me lose weight?

We know that being gluten free does not necessarily equal weight loss. We also know that people who follow a gluten-free diet (and don’t need to) often lack needed nutrients. Most importantly, however, if gluten appears to be a problem for you it’s necessary to first to determine if you’re dealing with celiac disease—which, left… Read more »

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I don’t have the money to get tested for celiac disease, but a gluten-free diet makes me feel better. Is it okay to start the diet without being diagnosed?

Because removing gluten from your diet makes it practically impossible to diagnose the degree of your possible gluten intolerance, there are many reasons why we don’t recommend doing so: Know the severity of your gluten intolerance. Celiac disease can lead to other serious health issues and you should, at least, rule it out if possible…. Read more »

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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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Is a gluten-free diet similar to a diabetic diet?

A gluten-free diet is very different than a diabetic diet. However, they’re both diets in which it’s important to understand the types of carbohydrates consumed. A gluten-free diet eliminates all wheat, rye and barley proteins to ensure adequate healing of the intestine. Gluten-free dieters should consume alternative carbohydrates such as quinoa, buckwheat, amaranth and brown… Read more »

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