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Why is my gluten-free diet not working?

Why is my gluten-free diet not working?

Some people with coeliac disease do not respond to the gluten free diet or may initially respond to the diet and then start to experience symptoms again. This is called non responsive or refractory coeliac disease. If you have ongoing symptoms, there are specialists who can help.

What are the disadvantages of a gluten-free diet?

4 risks to a gluten free diet

  • Lack of fiber. America, as a whole, has a fiber problem.
  • Increased type 2 diabetes risk.
  • Lack of essential vitamins and nutrients.
  • Weight gain.

What can you eat on a GFCF diet?

Gluten-free proteins

  • legumes (beans, lentils, peas, peanuts)
  • nuts and seeds.
  • red meat (fresh beef, pork, lamb, bison)
  • poultry (fresh chicken, turkey)
  • seafood (fresh fish, scallops, shellfish)
  • traditional soy foods (tofu, tempeh, edamame, etc.)

How does the GFCF diet help with autism?

One thought behind using a GFCF diet to help with symptoms of autism is geared toward reducing inflammation that could be adversely affecting the way the brain functions. Research has shown a connection between gluten and leaky gut, which occurs when gluten disrupts the barrier that lines the intestines.

What foods can you eat on a GFCF diet?

Foods you can include are gluten-free grains (rice, corn, quinoa, millet), fruits, vegetables, eggs, meat, nuts and seeds, and foods made from gluten-free grains like bread, crackers, pasta. When buying packaged foods, make sure you check the ingredients carefully to ensure the food does not contain any gluten or casein.

When to start your child on the GFCF diet?

For those children who are extremely picky eaters, and only eat a few foods, the focus should be on expanding their diet before switching to a GFCF diet. If your child only eats a few foods and all of them contain gluten or dairy, you may want to wait before trying a GFCF diet.

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