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Well hello and welcome to help dot -- at a point in sitting in for doctor -- inning gluten has been a buzz word for quite some time and whether.
It's -- our -- it seems every product comes in a gluten free variety.
And while many people with Celia disease do benefit from cutting this substance from their diet not everyone should be doing this.
Here to tell us why gluten free could be making us that is nutritionists and not their time -- Iraq thank you so much for joining us and we're going no way I think I'm doing something healthy for myself reading the labels here.
But it isn't beneficial for -- so if you could please clarify.
You know what is gluten free and.
You should be doing so -- is a protein that is found in wheat.
Rye and Barley and sometimes -- products therefore wouldn't -- diet will be fee of five -- containing those ingredients.
So this can include breads cereals -- packaged goods.
Pierre -- -- even salad dressing can containment so if you do you have a gluten sensitivity or are.
-- restrictive means of -- he needs to be the labels and what happens is for people who have -- -- are gluten sensitivity.
-- -- triggers an inflammatory response in the body which damages the lining of -- -- and that is problematic because it can -- to Mal absorption of vitamins and nutrients.
And digested issues okay so what are some of the symptoms that somebody was -- -- disease would be happy.
Very similar to lactose in town where it could be -- -- cramping.
Sometimes they were -- sensitivities also complaints in the -- brain fog -- -- do feel sometimes a little light headed.
On the planet you're not thinking as clearly as usual.
But if you truly do have -- -- that is something that have to be diagnosed by doctor.
He would do with the blood tests and that is when you truly allergic to gluten for people who have Syria as -- most severe form of gluten sensitivity.
That can -- to the destruction of the intestinal lining complete -- some vitamins and nutrients and -- cancer.
Okay allow -- and statistics here more than two million people have the disease which comes out to one in a 133 Americans of -- mean there are quite a few people who do indeed have it but for all of those adult -- -- on this written free diet they could be.
Wrecking their diet that has so to speak if things these products the gluten free pasta and pizza is still they have a lot of fat and calories I -- I'll include -- for her weight management practices and sub defense and saying one should have the acting as if -- diabetic for the same weight management benefits so.
An actual live free diet is not gonna say the most well balanced diet has its challenges on it to black and fiber -- the behind sodium -- -- so.
The idea just going gluten free gained a lot of popularity because LS celebrities are saying I -- live -- -- this way.
But they're really doing is going -- -- and because by omitting -- and what -- what they're -- -- is emitting reds stereo and -- so when you go out to dinner he basically eating protein and vegetables right.
It a lot of people -- they say they feel a lot better when they're on a gluten free diet now is that because they're cutting out gluten.
Was that because they're cutting out carbohydrates as -- any of it depends as I said you know too many Americans do have.
-- -- -- -- -- And a few million more probably have a gluten sensitivity so if you are some of the sensitivity you'll actually see benefits of cutting out -- you know for those individuals.
-- -- -- -- physiological for the other people it might be more.
A placebo effect but cutting out these foods that they -- -- more refined on his healthy they do feel -- act.
I have a girlfriend who has a gluten allergy her wedding cake was even gluten free C can.
You know make a lot of these products and gluten free but that doesn't necessarily mean we should have been eating half the -- right now and that.
And -- in the -- trend down when it comes to organic foods -- -- foods.
-- know which are free of you know pesticides insecticides and -- benefit the environment it doesn't hit the low calorie.
He could have organic potato chips and organic cookies and they're -- collect -- -- and high in fat and that applies for a gluten -- -- as well.
If you have the -- and parents absolutely relying -- -- -- surround that your diet but if you are.
Relying on these foods because he think it's going to lead to weight loss.
You -- deputies actually gain weight because we'll take apple polluting and they need to replace it with other nutrients and it all those include -- at least sure there.
Which is calories fat which is calories sometimes sodium which can increase your risk factors for hypertension cardiovascular disease.
And that all adds flavor and buying -- -- You have to understand the risks associated with those new -- as well.
-- have to decide to make it chasing us -- -- so so what can people do to find out if if they have a gluten allergy and do indeed need to be on the slippery -- you know before making an appointment the doctor my first recommendation is.
You can just got a journal and just -- -- for a few days what you're eating and notice if you do feel any symptoms do you feel bloated do you feel Kathy do you feel light headed.
And -- so.
See when you're eating certain foods and if there is a trend there possibly if any time you eat red.
You feel bloated you might have been sensitivity if you can see a pattern in -- eating habits with sends out.
I was recommending going to -- doctor and they can do a blood test but he could see if you actually have to be.
And and allergens including.
And then you can healthier diet thank you so much for joining us -- Great -- well if you have a question all you at home health related questions send an email to Dr.
Manny at foxnews.com.
I'm in -- quite a minute thanks for watching.
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