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Getting Started On The Diet

Posted by Skylark, in Diagnosis, newly diagnosed 01 July 2012 - - - - - - · 832 views

Before you go off gluten, you need proper celiac testing. Celiac testing only works on a full gluten diet. (Four slices of bread a day worth of gluten.)  If gluten turns out to be your problem, you won't want to re-poison yourself for two months to find out if you have celiac disease.

Tests you need:
Total IgA
TTG IgA
deamidated gliadin (also called...


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Ingredient Labeling

Posted by Skylark, in newly diagnosed, Gluten-free Foods 08 December 2011 - - - - - - · 541 views
food, shopping
This is Peter's fabulous explanation of reading labels for new members.


Welcome to the board, and welcome to the process of learning to read labels.

The Milky Way bar contains gluten (barley malt), and is not safe for...


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Celaic And Oats

Posted by Skylark, in Gluten-free Foods, newly diagnosed 20 July 2011 - - - - - - · 249 views

As far as oats, the scientific consensus is that while most celiacs can eat uncontaminated oats safely, a few cannot.  Across studies, some people have dropped out of oat studies because they felt unwell, and one had a biopsy-proven reaction.  There are also immunological measures that suggest minor reactions in some people.  What's recommended...



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Positive Ttg, Negative Biopsy

Posted by Skylark, in newly diagnosed 19 June 2011 - - - - - - · 1,718 views
TTG antibodies, diagnosis
This is a pretty good article that explains the December 2010 research on people with positive blood tTG or EMA blood tests and negative or Marsh 1 biopsy and its implications.  Basically, because people with positive bloodwork and negative biopsy have the same metabolic markers as celiacs with full villous atrophy.  The researchers recommend a gluten-free...







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