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beer?

Postby mmpetunia » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:22 am

i have been gluten and dairy free for going on 2 years now and in that time i have stayed away from beer. i have tried multiple gluten free varieties and drank wine or cider instead. but i miss beer!! i don't drink often at all, maybe one drink every couple of weeks. i'm not so concerned about the gluten content in the beer as i have read its quite minimal after the brewing process...are there any other reasons why having an occasional beer would be a problem?
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Re: beer?

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:32 am

curious if you've measured your serum zinc at any point or points during this 2 yr time period?

to answer your question, both gluten and alcohol can deplete zinc. but a beer every two weeks shouldn't kill you.

i had a beer a day practically all ski season with no ill effects whatsoever.. other than an apparent propensity for maintaining the tradition now that my knee is busted up :( now that i'm an invalid i shall have to go back to lower-cal bevvies!
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Re: beer?

Postby DougL » Mon Apr 01, 2013 10:43 am

jimmylegs wrote:i had a beer a day practically all ski season with no ill effects whatsoever..

hmmm, now we know how the ACL got mesed up LOL
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Re: beer?

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:16 am

HA i don't think so. pros stick to the APRES (or supposedly anyway!)
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Re: beer?

Postby mmpetunia » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:46 am

i did recently have my zinc level tested and i can't remember the exact number. it was within normal range but i'm sure not optimal. i am supplementing though. just started after the labs were drawn (i wanted a baseline before beginning supplements).
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Re: beer?

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:21 pm

oh did you post about the result? maybe i can successfully search for the number..
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Re: beer?

Postby mmpetunia » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:11 pm

general-discussion-f1/topic21690.html

here are my lab results jimmy
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Re: beer?

Postby jimmylegs » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:51 pm

thank you! ah yes, you were deficient. details:

quoting zinc result - serum zinc 75 ug/dL, range 56-134, detection limit = 5

the zinc bit from my reply: general-discussion-f1/topic21690.html#p204841
"zinc is deficient by WHO standards. you want to be much much further up the normal range."

in more detail, when we convert your 75 result that's 11.48 umol/L. WHO 'normal' range is 11.5-18.5 umol/L. you should have been flagged as deficient or at very least, borderline.

your lab's 'normal' range, 56-134, converts to 8.57-20.52 umol/L. everyone who goes to your lab and tests between 8.57-11.5 (56-76) is deficient by WHO standards. regardless, the lab readout reassures them they are inside the printed range, which is erroneously understood as 'normal' or 'okay'.

glad you are supplementing now! go have a beer to celebrate ;)
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Re: beer?

Postby andreagwolford » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:10 pm

Alcohol exacerbates MS symptoms...you already can have issues with gait, balance, speech, and so on and if you add alcohol...it can be dangerous. I'd say don't go for self-mutilation.
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Re: beer?

Postby jackthetab » Mon Apr 08, 2013 12:28 pm

Here in upstate New York, we have a local brewery that only brews gluten free beers. The primary ingredient is Soghrum. Not sure if that makes it a better choice.
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Re: beer?

Postby centenarian100 » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:13 pm

andreagwolford wrote:Alcohol exacerbates MS symptoms...you already can have issues with gait, balance, speech, and so on and if you add alcohol...it can be dangerous. I'd say don't go for self-mutilation.


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