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About kareng

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  1. Are you eating gluten free? Maybe you are missing some gluten that you are eating? If you are very gluten free, it wouldn't be from Celiac and you might want to see if there is another problem.
  2. I don't think either of those are actual " doctors". Unfortunately, in the US, you can call yourself doctor and there is little regulation. They might have good info..... but I would want to get some more scientific/ medical info to support it.
  3. No. that should be enough for Celiac testing. Any level of IgA above 20 mg/dl should make the tTG-IgA test valid, regardless of age. .
  4. So they did a biopsy next to one of the sores and found DH? Because that is the only way to diagnoses it. But a diagnosis of DH is a diagnosis of Celiac. " Dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) is an itchy, blistering skin condition that’s a form of celiac disease. The rash usually occurs on the elbows, knees and/or buttocks, and is characterized by its bilateral nature; both knees (and/or both arms) are affected, seldom just one. ..." "skin biopsy should be done on a non-affected portion of the skin near the rash when there is an outbreak. It’s not necessary to perform an intestinal biopsy to establish the diagnosis of celiac disease in a patient with DH; the skin biopsy is definitive. J "
  5. Being " allergic" to " gluten" doesn't mean much. Like gluten-free said, it's a term for many different proteins, many not at all similar. A bit like telling you you are allergic to "meat". Very meat? Beef? Fish? Chicken? I am am glad you are seeing a doctor. He or she will not care much about those other " tests". Keep eating gluten like the previous posters have said and make sure to discuss with the MD about having several samples taken and looked at for Celiac. Ask for the Celiac blood test, too.
  6. I am moving your question out of cooking.
  7. Some of them do. You just need to read the ingredients - always!
  8. we have joked that GI doctors could introduce people.
  9. Just a heads up - this topic was from 2010.
  10. Celiac is hard enough, we just hate to see people making it any more difficult than it needs to be. Maybe you have other food sensitivities.....maybe when you have healed you will be able to tolerate other foods.... i have heard great things about the Aldi products, but I imagine they have a lot of extra ingredients, too.
  11. That list doesn't agree with the legitimate Celiac Associations lists.
  12. And if they add wheat, it will be on the ingredients - in the US and some other countries.
  13. I have never seen a balsamic vinegar with gluten added to make it " creamy". Vinegar isn't creamy! And part of what you typed I don't understand... but I think suggesting that companies add wheat to vinegar to make it thicker is odd. Nobody expects, or wants, thick vinegar. Read ingredients if you are worried.
  14. Why? Balsamic is made from grapes!
  15. They should be fine. If you read the ingredients on the box they came in - it probably just lists coffee. Plain coffee beans or ground are fine. I actually have never found a flavored coffee ( grounds or beans) to contain gluten but there is a small possibility they could use barley to sweeten them. Also I would read every instant coffee mix - especially those fancy flavors. the book you mentioned has a few questionable bits of info, so use your common sense if it seems extreme.