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i want to just start with getting rid of the milk
but what else can u give a toddler????
what else can i feed that doesnt have gluten or cassien for right now b4 we go to the doctors
Gluten is found in breads, cakes, cookies, things with flour. Casein is a milk derivitave and can be found in, naturally, milk products but it can also be found in water packed tuna fish. Check the labels for the casein.
There are lots of things you can feed your toddler – all vegetables and fruits as well as meats – no processed foods that would contain flour or dairy. So no cookies. You can go on the web and find lots of gluten free recipes and your health food store or the health food section of your local grocery store may carry gluten free products – even cake mixes and muffin mixes that don’t have gluten in them.
My husband is borderline diabetic so flour isn’t good for him either. I use coconut flour in my cookies and cakes in place of flour because there is no gluten in it. You can get it ordered at your local grocery store. Bob’s Red Mill makes is and most grocery stores carry Bob’s Red Mill products so they would be able to order it for you. That way you could make him a treat on occasion.
Soy milk doesn’t contain casein. I’m not particularly fond of it but I know my nephew was allergic to regular milk so he was on Soy almost from birth.
You can give your child canned, fresh or frozen veggies. A hamburger but not the bun, a Hebrew National hot dog won’t have casein in it because they don’t mix dairy and meat.
Your child can have baked chicken, potatoes, rice, bean soup, tomatoes, lots and lots of foods.
Hope that helps.
i am currently looking for a doctor i can discuss the benefits of gluten-free,omega 3,fish oils and nutrition in general, but have had no luck.i have heard great things about these diets with no real details of the diet itself.thanks for any help you may be able to give me.
Gluten free is not exactly a good idea or easy to do just because you want to. There are people with a disease called Celiac’s Disease. Their bodies cannot process the gluten and so it makes them very sick. A normal person has no problem processing the gluten. In fact, many foods containing gluten are very good for you. They have already proven that whole grain foods are very important for lowering cholesterol and a bunch of stuff. Just about all of the "whole grains" fall under the category of glutens. Wheat, Oats, Barley and several others I can’t think of at the moment. So this means if you are going to try gluten free, then no bread, no cake (made with flour from wheat), no pasta, no beer (yup, grain based), no gravy or sauce that has been thickened with flour, and also, pretty much nothing processed or pre-packaged because they all seem to contain gluten either naturally or as an additive. So to go gluten free leaves you with rice, fresh fruits & veggies, and meats. It makes it VERY difficult to eat out and you can’t eat anything without thoroughly reading the labels.
I think that if you are concerned about your nutrition and getting the proper balance of food to be healthy, then you should go see your doctor and request a referal to a nutritionist who can help you evalute your dietary needs and work with you to help you set up a well-balanced diet to fit your lifestyle.
I am interested in finding out if anyone who has cold induced urticaria and or asthma has followed a Gluten Free Diet and if it has helped
I had chronic urticaria triggered by pressure, vibration and cold, asthma for 10 years and when I went on a gluten free diet, my urticaria stopped and I was able to go off the asthma meds too. I have been gluten free and hive free for 7 years. The diet won’t work for everyone with urticaria but if it does, it is wonderful. From what I can read, maybe 10 percent of urticaria sufferers respond to the gluten free diet.
Before you go gluten free, get tested for celiac disease and dermititis herpetiformis since you have to be eating gluten for the tests to work right. After that, go gluten free for 2-3 months and see what happens.
The easiest way to get started on a gluten free diet is to eat fresh fruits and vegetables, non processed fresh or frozen beef, chicken, pork, fish, eggs and cheese. Add in potatoes and rice for starches. If you are going to stay with the diet, then you can start learning how to read labels and where to find substitutes for the things you are missing.
Hi , what is the best and cheapest diet program on the market?
By far the cheapest option is to follow this advice:
Do you see the box near the top of the page?
The one labelled ‘Search for questions: ‘?
Well type in ‘lose weight’.
You will find over 20,000 preexisting questions.
Try the misspellings ‘loose weight’ and there are another 5,500.
In all there are over 60,000 Health section questions requesting solutions to being or thinking you might be overweight.
On average these each yield 6 answers, that is over 360,000 answers.
I can usefully summarise these answers in 4 words:
EAT LESS DO MORE. Are you desperate enough to try this??? Because it will cost you nothing!!
What chocolate bars and sweets are ok on a gluten free diet? I know a lot of them use preservatives etc that can be wheat based. I am new to this and struggled at the cinema last night because i like my sweets during a film!
At the movies……plenty of choices.
Gummies are OK.
Mike N Ike’s OK.
Plain chocolate bars are – OK.
Nestle crunch chocolate – NOT OK (they put malt in the rice crisipies)
Snickers are OK
Milky Way – OK
Twix bars – NOT OK
Almond joy – OK.
Licorice is almost Never OK main ingredient is flour.
Popcorn at the theater is questionable…..but at Home OK – read labels before you buy it at the grocery store – some has wheat in it.
Basically read the labels – wheat (also called flour) rye, barley and oats are out.
Although you can get oats to cook at home that are gluten free – when eating premade snacks Oats are not OK.
Other things not so obvious that have wheat and are off limits – rice crispies & soy sauce. Tacos at Taco Bell have wheat in them.
Good choices eating out – Wendy’s Chili, baked potato. Hamburger with no bun. Chick Fil-A grilled chicken nuggets. Steamed rice and Moo gai pan. Fajitas with corn tortillas. NAchos if made with corn tortilla chips.
Other places with Gluten free menu’s – Pei Wei, PF Cheng’s, Outback steakhouse.
Hardest places to eat gluten free – Pizza hut.
Best Baking mix – Pamela’s pancake and baking mix.
Best pastas at the grocery store – Bionaturae gluten free & Quinoa pastas.
Best place to find GF stuff – Amazon.
I wanted to give this gluten free diet a try but when I went to the grocery store and started reading ingredient lables, I became lost and discouraged. I have no idea how to get started or what to look for or how to find any products at our local grocery stores. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
For a short term try at the diet without getting completely wrapped up in reading labels try just eating fresh fruit and vegetables and nonprocessed meats. Add in rice or potatoes for the extra carbs/starch and you have plenty of things available for a month or so. You can also use frozen vegetables that don’t have sauces or gravy added. Then if you like the diet, you can decide how much label reading you want to do. Whole Foods Market has a lot of gluten free substitutes as well as some major grocery store chains. Krogers here has an excellent selection (look in the special dietary section or ask) Whether you stay on a gluten free diet or not, this isn’t a bad way to eat anyway.
Weight loss pills are one of the most popular methods of reducing weight amongst overweight people across the world. Most obese people who find it tough to maintain an exercise regimen or introduce low-cal healthy diet in their sedentary lifestyle take resort to weight loss pills with a desire to easily and quickly shed their extra pounds.
With obesity rising by the day and becoming a major cause of concern, demand for weight loss pills is increasing at a phenomenal rate. One needs to be very cautious while selecting a weight loss pill as the market is flooded with fake weight loss pills that only lighten your wallet. In addition, one needs to keep in mind that even using a genuine and effective weight loss pill without a complementing, lifestyle changing weight loss program significantly reduces your chances of effective weight loss.
Let’s see how weight loss pills work.
Weight loss pills, both prescription and OTC, try to find ways to introduce a gap between calorie intake and calorie expenditure. We can further group them according to their action as;
- Carbs, Starch or Fat Inhibitors,
- Fat Burners
- Appetite Suppressants.
Appetite suppressants are probably the more successful of the other OTCs. Popular appetite suppressants try to play down your appetite for food. They may get to act on the nervous system to deter hunger signals from being translated as a need for food. A popular appetite suppressant that has almost created a sensation in the weight world is the Hoodia Weight Loss pills. Purely herbal in nature with no known side effects, Hoodia is the preferred weight loss pill when one needs to curb excessive hunger – the root cause of weight gain.
Hoodia Weight Loss Pills
Hoodia weight loss pills are an all natural weight loss supplement derived from the Hoodia Gordonii plant, a rare succulent that grows in the extreme climate of Kalahari Desert in South Africa. Hoodia’s effectiveness as an appetite suppressant was even featured in Oprah Winfrey and the 60 Minutes show. The demand for this gentle and effective weight loss pill has only been soaring since then.
The peculiarity of the cactus-like Hoodia Gordonii plant is that it contains what is called an appetite suppressant P57 molecule. The native San Bushmen tribe has for generations been using the unique property of Hoodia Gordonii as a natural appetite suppressant and thirst quencher during their long hunting trips in Kalahari.
The active P57 molecule in Hoodia Gordonii targets the hypothalamus region in the brain, which controls the sensation of thirst and hunger. When you eat, the glucose level in your body rises, and the nerve cells in the hypothalamus respond, letting you know that you no longer need to eat. The exciting thing about the P57 molecule is that it copies the effect that glucose has on the brain. The P57 molecule goes to the mid-brain and makes the nerve cells fire as if you were full, causing you to want to eat less.
Hoodia Diet Pills
In this world where obesity is emerging as the leading cause of mortality, Hoodia diet pills is seen as a miracle supplement that can help you control weight by suppressing appetite. Most other diet pills and products in the market require greater conscious and more intentional efforts to control weight while Hoodia diet pills requires least effort to achieve the desired results.
Regular intake of Hoodia diet pills can help you reduce calorie intake by 2000 calories per day. All you need to do is take 1-3 Hoodia diet pills an hour before your meal, three times a day. Combined with regular exercise and a healthy diet, Hoodia diet pills will help you shed unwanted pounds easily. Pure Hoodia diets pills are 100 % natural and have no known side effects.
However, excessive popularity of Hoodia Gordonii has generated huge demand for Hoodia diet pills to the extent that a protected status had to be imposed on Hoodia Gordonii plant. There are many fake products in the market claiming to contain pure Hoodia but all these products do not actually contain the active ingredient alleged to suppress appetite. Many companies use the skin, spines etc of the Hoodia plant which does not offer any benefit, but only increases the percentage weight of Hoodia. One needs to know that it is only the ‘heart’ of the Hoodia that has the appetite suppressant P57 molecule.
Please make sure that the Hoodia diet pill that you are buying is pure and genuine by carefully checking the label. A pure Hoodia diet pill carries a certificate of analysis, random analysis testing certificate and a certificate by CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of the Worlds Fauna and Wildlife) to ensure legal export of product from South Africa.
I bet you want to know… Does Hoodia really work to help you lose weight? After all, billions of dollars are being spent worldwide annually on this supposed “miracle” diet pill that, if you were to believe the hype spouted off by all of its manufacturers, you would think that hoodia is the miracle cure to obesity and excess weight that will save the world. Ahh, if it were only that easy to lose weight!
So… Does Hoodia actually work for lasting weight loss, or even have any effects whatsoever? Let’s dig a little deeper beyond all of the marketing hype and see if it actually has any merit.
The fact is that you can’t search the internet or listen to the radio without being bombarded by Hoodia advertisements promising all sorts of miraculous claims. The reason I wanted to bring up the subject and it’s validity is that I don’t want any of my readers to waste their money and fall for this scam.
Now let me preface this by saying that not all companies selling hoodia are crooked. Some are legitimate and honest and actually selling real Hoodia. However, with the lack of federal regulation on supplements, it is quite easy for shady smaller companies to get away with selling pills that don’t even have any in them. Also, we are not even saying anything regarding whether Hoodia (if it were the real stuff) actually does work or not for lasting weight loss.
Sure, the Hoodia ads sound great… no exercise necessary, just sit on your couch, pop a couple diet pills, and you’ll start melting fat off your bones like a furnace… Please, give me a frickin break! Let’s get this straight… Quick fixes NEVER work, and they NEVER will work in the future. Even if a miracle weight loss pill is developed in the future, there will always be an adverse side effect… it’s simply against the laws of nature, and homeostasis of the body.
I can’t even tell you how many people I get writing me and they’re totally sold on this Hoodia stuff by the slick advertising and hype. They buy it and they get no weight loss results whatsoever. Well, there was a good $50 or $100 down the drain! I can’t blame them for being suckered… I mean these scammers are pretty good marketers.
You’ll see in a minute that a large percentage of what is labeled and sold as hoodia may not even contain ANY Hoodia at all. A lot of it is completely counterfeit.
At first glance, it might appear that this supposed “magical herb” has some promise. All of the hype started a couple years ago when a popular night-time network TV show presented Hoodia as a new and potentially exciting weight-loss pill. Well, it didn’t take long for the internet and late night advertising scamsters to follow suit, fill some capsules with any old crap they could find, and start spamming bazillions of people around the world saying that their pills were the magical answer to the dream body they’ve been looking for their entire life.
Hoodia has been used by the Bushmen of Southern Africa for centuries as an appetite suppressant for their journeys. The fact is thatin its natural state might actually work as a decent appetite suppressant (although that doesn’t necessarily mean it will help with permanent Weight Loss). The problem lies in the fact that the supplement industry is not federally regulated in the US, and any scammer can put whatever they want in a capsule and sell it for huge profits.
The fact is that the quantity of Hoodia being sold throughout the world in supplement stores and online FAR EXCEEDS the amount that is actually produced. It is only grown in a small area of southern Africa and is a very slow growing plant, and there is a much larger quantity of “supposed hoodia” sold than is produced. Obviously, this means that a large amount of what is sold as hoodia is simply counterfeit.
Basically what they put in the pill doesn’t even have to be Hoodia, because ever since the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, there is no regulation or testing to assure that what their label claims is actually in the bottle. Now even if they did put real Hoodia extract in the capsules, there is also no scientific proof at this point that these small doses that they are using will actually cause any type of weight loss at all in humans.
Even if it were to actually help curb appetite, that is not always a good thing, as it may simply deprive your body of the nutrition it needs to function properly and maintain lean muscle mass, all of which regulates your metabolic rate. If you did lose weight, this would not be a good weight loss, as you would lose muscle and end up with a slower metabolism, which would lead to excess fat gain in the future.
So you’re left with these major problems:
1. A certain percentage of the Hoodia being sold out there might not even be real. You simply could be buying any old junk powder that they fill the capsules with.
2. Even if certain brands are honest (which a lot of the bigger companies ARE honest), and actually put the amount of Hoodia that they claim in the bottle, there is no proof that those quantities are ample enough to curb the appetite (compared to the raw plant that the bushmen eat), nor is there any evidence that it will result in lasting weight loss.
So does Hoodia really work? The answer is that no one really knows for sure, however with all of the uncertainties that we’ve highlighted here, it is highly unlikely that Hoodia will create long lasting permanent weight loss for you, even if you do get lucky enough to get the “real stuff”.
As you’ve probably heard me say a thousand times before… the bottom line is that there are no “miracles in a bottle”. If you want to be truly healthy, lean, and strong for life, it takes some actual real exercise and a nutritious diet full of natural unprocessed healthy foods… a healthy diet that you can live with for life! There are no substitutes, but there are plenty of scams if you want to throw away your money.
There are all kinds of ways to lose weight, including diet pills, fitness clubs and weight loss programs and diets.
If you are one of those people who have tried every method of losing weight under the sun, consider the benefits of the MediFast diet, a healthy new diet product on the market that is designed to help you quickly shed pounds the safe and wholesome way. If you are looking at it right now, or have ever considered it, or even if you are looking at some other type of diet to help you with your weight loss needs, consider the three benefits this regimen has when you’re trying to lose weight.
1. The MediFast Diet is Convenient
This Weight Loss program is convenient. You never have to worry about counting up points or checking the labels of your food for their carbohydrate content. And, you don’t have to count points, pop pills, or drink tea either. This diet helps you lose weight by doing what you know how to do best – eat! The MediFast diet isn’t the type of diet that requires one to sit down to a meal every night.
If you are on the go, it is okay for you to be on the go because MediFast has a variety of things that the diet allows you to choose from, from snack bars, to puddings, and soups. There is no need to have to kill yourself with the temptation that grocery shopping can bring, as the MediFast diet doesn’t require you to ever have to set foot in the grocery store.
2. You’ll Never Be Hungry Again
MediFast is not one of those programs that cause you to be constantly starving. These diets don’t work for people simply because they cause them to work against what feels natural for them. Their body is telling them that it is hungry and needs food to fuel itself, and certain diets have you ignoring this impulse.
You will be happy to know that you can eat not twice, not three times, but five times a day. The diet helps to constantly fuel your body so that it can effectively and efficiently burn calories and fat, helping you to lose weight faster and easier.
3. The MediFast Diet is Healthy
There are a lot of diet options out there for a person to choose from when they are looking at their weight loss options, and the MediFast diet is just one of them. The thing that sets this diet apart from the rest is the fact that it makes you eat and put nutrients into your body rather than depriving your body of the all-important nutrients that are required to help the body operate efficiently and burn fat efficiently.
There are no foreign chemicals that you are ingesting into your body to help the body to burn off fat that you have to worry about being recalled later. The MediFast diet is all about You. It is about real food, safe food that is good for your body and helps to keep you nourished and healthy.
This weight loss program is a great diet option for people who need something different to spur their weight loss. If you are having a hard time losing weight or you have reached a weight loss plateau, consider the benefits of the MediFast Diet for yourself today.
They say we are what we eat. This applies to your pet as much as it applies to yourself. A good diet means less health problems, less trips to the vet and lower veterinary bills. But how much thought have you given to what your cat should be eating to maintain optimum health? Ask yourself the following questions.
1) How many times a day do you feed your cat?
Since cats cannot be exercised like dogs can, the only way you can influence your cats weight is by controlling the amount and type of food he or she eats. If the cat is being fed individual meals several times daily, there is often a tendency by the owner to offer the daily supply of food on several occasions rather than divide up the daily feed into several meals. This can also occur with cats fed dry food ad lib. Cats usually regulate their food intake, but continual exposure to large quantities of food may lead to over-eating and subsequent obesity if too many calories are consumed. In short, both several individual meals a day and ad lib feeding are fine, it is the total amount offered per 24 hour period which is the important figure.
Kittens should be fed small meals at regular intervals due to their tiny stomachs. Four or five meals are recommended at eight weeks of age, decreasing to two at six months of age.
2) Is your cats diet manufactured specifically for cats or do you give human food?
Some cat owners like to spoil their cat by feeding them human food as the bulk of their diet. Others have tried feeding their cat regular catfood, but find their fussy cat will not touch it, and prefers to wait for the inevitable human food offering, which soon becomes the staple diet.
Is it really unhealthy to feed cats human food though? Of course it depends what food. Remember that cats are carnivores, and require a high proportion of meat in their diet. They simply cannot adapt to a low Protein Diet, and will lose bodyweight if deprived of it. In fact, as a species they are relatively unique… a deficiency of the amino acid, arginine, in a single meal can lead to symptoms of lethargy, hypersalivation and vocalisation. Arginine is required by the cat to produce urea, a waste product resulting from the breakdown of protein.
Another essential nutrient for the cat is the amino acid, taurine, which the cat cannot manufacture sufficiently by itself to meet its needs. The cat’s diet must therefore contain taurine in sufficient quantities. If a deficiency develops there is a high risk of serious and irreversible damage to major organs such as the heart and the eye. Taurine is found almost entirely in meat, confirming the fact that the cat is a compulsory carnivore.
Another disease of nutritional origin is that caused by cats eating raw liver regularly, who can suffer from a condition called hypervitaminosis A. Cats suffering from this can present with signs of lethargy, unthriftiness, a stiff neck and other skeletal problems. To play it safe, do not feed your cat liver more than once a week.
Reputable cat foods are formulated after extensive trials by pet food companies to provide the mixture of protein, carbohydrate and fat that suits feline physiology best. It is easier, cheaper and possibly more healthy for your cat to be fed a reputable cat food diet, with occasional treats if desired (tuna, liver etc).
3) Which is better out of dry cat food or wet cat food?
Most vets recommend complete dry biscuit based cat food. This is because studies have shown that cats on dry food diets are less likely to suffer from dental disease than those on wet food from a tin or pouch. The physical motion of biting these biscuits helps prevent tartar from adhering to the surface of the tooth. However, even cats with no teeth can eat biscuit based food without a problem, as they just scoop up the biscuits with their tongue and swallow them whole. Another advantage of dry food is that it does not spoil as quickly which is useful for cats that are fed ad lib.
There are occasionally reasons why a wet food is preferable, as a method to increase the water consumption in a cat with a urinary problem such as cystitis.
4) Which is the best cat food to choose?
There are so many different brands of cat food on the market, the best one is basically a matter of opinion. Certainly palatability is a factor, there is no point in purchasing a particular food if your cat cannot stand it, although this is occasionally a necessity in cats requiring prescription diets. Rather than recommending you a specific brand, we suggest that you choose one which adheres to the criteria below.
Cat foods labeled as complete and balanced must meet standards established by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), either by meeting a nutrient profile or by passing a feeding trial. There are now two separate nutrient profiles for cats – one for growth (kittens) and one for maintenance (adults). Maximum levels of intake of some nutrients have been established for the first time because of the concern that overnutrition, rather than undernutrition, is a bigger problem with many pet foods today. The standards include recommendations on protein, fat, fat soluble vitamins, water soluble vitamins, and mineral content of foods. If you are prepared to get technical, you should choose a food that comes closest to AAFCO recommendations.
In summary, consider the following points:
Choose a food that suits your cats age. Most big pet food companies will have different foods for kittens vs adults. Cats with medical conditions may be recommended special prescription diets.
Choose a food that come closest to AAFCO recommendations.
The ingredients contains the truth about a particular food. Everything else is there only for marketing purposes.
There are no legal and scientific definitions for the terms “premium,” “super premium,” “quality,” or “natural.”
Use dry matter numbers to evaluate and compare foods.
The source of ingredients (e.g. animal vs vegetable) does not matter, except in the case of food allergies.
Avoid supplementation. All commercial cat foods have more than enough protein, fat, vitamins, and minerals. Feeding your cat a good food incorrectly can lead to significant problems.
5) My cat is overweight, but no matter how hard I try I cannot get him to lose weight. What can I do?
Your cat is almost certainly being fed too much. Below some common mistakes are listed. Have a good look at these and make sure none of them could apply to your cat.
Not following the guidelines on the packet when measuring a portion. Most cat foods will have a table on the packaging suggesting daily portions for cats of different weights. The weight of food suggested is per 24 hrs, not per portion! Use your kitchen weighing scales to measure out the portion until you are sure of the correct amount.
Using a complete dry diet as a replacement for regular biscuits, and mixing it with wet cat food. If it says complete, you should not mix it with anything or you will overfeed.
Offering inappropriate food that is high in fat, or cream/full fat milk to drink.
Several members of the household feeding the cat at different times, whenever the cat is meows for food.
Giving the cat regular treats in addition to its main meal.
The cat is getting fed by neighbors, who think they are being kind by feeding it and enjoy the attention it gives them.
The cat is scavenging food from outside sources, such as other peoples bins.
The cat is part of a multi-cat household and is stealing food from the other cat(s), or even the dog.
Keep an open mind. If there is a possibility that any of the above scenarios might be the case with your cat, investigate it. If you are still at a loss, consider starting a prescription diet (see below).
6) I have heard you can get special light diets, or prescription diets for fat cats. Do they really work?
Yes they do, if used properly. These types of cat food are available in complete wet (tinned or pouches) form or dry (biscuit) form, and are growing in popularity amongst conscientious pet owners. They are low in calories and high in fibre, and often contain high levels of L-carnitine. L-carnitine has been used to help with fat metabolism in other species and recent scientific work indicates that it helps reduce weight in overweight dogs and cats. The real benefit of these low calorie diets though is that because of its low calories, cats can still eat reasonable sized portions and therefore feel full. This means they are more content and less likely to beg and look for extra food.
These diets are perfectly healthy for normal sized cats to eat too, so if you have a multi cat household and it is unfeasible to separate the cats during feeding time, you can safely feed all of the cats the prescription diet together.
7) Where can I buy this low calorie food from?
Many of the big pet food companies are waking up to the problem of pet obesity, and adding light versions to their range. However, they are unlikely to be as effective as the traditional prescription diets that are on the market.
They are known as prescription diets, because they are a specialist food normally prescribed by a veterinarian. However, you do not need a prescription to buy the food as it is a general sales list product. These foods are rarely available in supermarkets as many supermarkets are keen to sell their own brand, or have deals with the big pet food manufacturers. Many owners but their prescription diet from their veterinary clinic for convenience, whilst others prefer to shop around to get the best price. Many online pharmacies and pet stores are now offering these prescription foods, but whilst they may appear cheaper online, watch out for delivery charges added on top.