Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Diet Recipe
Dr Oz did a segment called The Gluten Myth: Is It Really Making Us Fat? (click here for the recap of that segment: Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Diet). But Doctor Oz left a big question hanging – if 99% of people who have a Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease do not even know that they have it, and for those people, Gluten can make their stomach bloated in addition to many other health issues, then how do we find out if we fall into the category of people who really should not be eating Gluten? Dr Oz together with Dr Mark Hyman put together a 2 week Gluten-Free Diet Plan to help determine if Gluten is making you fat and causing other health issues. If you have any of these Celiac Disease Symptoms (Dr Oz Celiac Disease Symptoms), or think you might have Gluten Intolerance, then try this diet for two weeks and see if your health problems get better. Then you can slowly try adding back the Gluten into your diet to see if it makes your medical issues come back or worsen.
Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Breakfast Recipe
For breakfast, Doctor Oz and Dr Mark Hyman showed a delicious plate of a sweet potato hash topped with an egg. In addition, you can have a protein shake, but make sure it does not have gluten in it. You can find Gluten-Free Protein Shakes made of things like Soy Protein or Rice Protein, and you can add yogurt to make it extra healthy and delicious.
Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Lunch Recipe
For lunch, Dr Mark Hyman said that you have to be careful. A turkey wrap is a major no-no, and not just because of the Gluten in the wrap. Believe it or not, there is even Gluten in many processed meats. Also be careful with soups, because gluten can be used as a thickening agent. Instead, try a Waldorf Salad with tofu, apples and walnuts or a vegetarian chili.
Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Dinner Recipe
For dinner, of course you cannot have pizza and pasta (not that Dr Oz would want us to have these dishes often in any case!). You can have tilapia with potatoes for dinner or try quinoa with a chicken stirfry that includes cashews and broccoli.
Dr Oz: Gluten-Free Snack Recipe
Doctor Oz is always kind enough to include snacks in his diet plans, and there are actually a decent number of tasty Gluten-Free Snacks. Try carrots with an olive tapenade, fruit, nuts, dark chocolate or even popcorn.
Dr Oz: Hidden Sources of Gluten
Since you want to avoid even a drop of gluten during Dr Oz’s 2 Week Gluten-Free Diet Plan, you have to beware of sneaky places that Gluten can be hidden. For example, double check items like lipstick, toothpaste, playdough (which kids often eat!), the sticky portion of envelopes and stamps. In addition, medications can contain fillers that have gluten, so you should ask your pharmacist about this.
Dr Oz: Celiac Disease Blood Test
Dr Oz asked Dr Mark Hyman what we should do after these two weeks if we still really are not sure if we have Celiac Disease or a Gluten Sensitivity. Dr Hyman said that you can ask your doctor for a Celiac Panel Blood Test. The Celiac Blood Test will test for high levels of certain antibodies including anti-gliadin, anti-endomysium and anti-tissue transglutaminase, because 9% of us have these antibodies which makes us get sick from Gluten. Your doctor can also perform a test with a very small camera to look at the inside of your intestines and to take a tissue sample to run tests on. Out of curiosity, how many of you have a Gluten Sensitivity or Celiac Disease? And how did you find out about it? And do you have any useful tips to share? Please leave a comment below!