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kareng

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  1. I think the gene tests are accurate. Not sure if thier interpretation of them is. If you actually think have Celiac, you need to know that. You need to know how careful you must be. You need a diagnosis to get gluten-free food in hospitals or nursing homes (if you can find one that does gluten-free food). Because thsese "stool tests" are not medically accepted, it is unlikely that a real medical facility will consider you to have Celiac. http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/why-dont-you-recognize-tests-stool-tests-or-otherwise-for-gluten-sensitivity-that-are-currently-available-through-companies-like-enterolab-or-cyrex/
  2. Tell your medical doctor that you want a full Celiac panel before you go gluten-free. A family history of Celiac should be enough reason to run one every couple of years. The stool tests aren't considered medically valid, so they probably won't accept those. It would be good to know if you actually have Celiac. That would tell you how careful you have to be with gluten consumption. If you don't have Celiac, it will make your life easier...you can still be gluten-free but you might be able to do things like take a burger off a bun and eat at most restaurants safely.
  3. Sure, if you are feeling better from the Celiac, now you might notice other things you didn't before. a very real possibility is that you have changed your diet and are now eating something you didn't eat much of before. Or you are eating larger or smaller amounts of protein or fiber....that sort of thing
  4. First thing - if you want to continue testing for Celiac disease, you need to be eating a regular gluten containing diet. That said, any dietary change can get your system in a funk.
  5. They are big on selling books -. They try to spam a lot forums and FB groups. why can't you eat nuts, nut flours, quinoa, hummus and beans? I think I missed that. Those are a good source of protein. If you can't digest lactose look for a lactose free cheese - like one made from yogurt. at first,I thought life was over. But with a few years of experience, I have found it isn't that big of a deal. It helps to have an attitude of "I am not here for the food. I am here for the wine ( or the company . ). Also helps to not care what people think - "I don't care if you think it's odd that I brought my own lunch to the funeral luncheon. "( And it helps that my lunch looks better than theirs lol.)
  6. Not sure what tests you are talking about? Maybe you could post the names of the tests and the ranges. Ranges seem to vary...occasionally by lab .. And often by country because of different measurement systems.
  7. There are no scientifically proven tests for gluten intolerance. That sounds like a slightly elevated test. You should consult a doctor because a slightly elevated tTg could be due to other issues. You might want to get a full Celiac panel and, based on that, an endoscopy.
  8. I use it all the time - every day! I don't eat it, so I guess, if someone was going to eat it, that might be an issue.
  9. I would use it. The amount of cc of 1 ingredient that is 1% of the total product, its starts to get a bit silly. Now, I wouldn't put it in my mouth, but its not a product that goes in your mouth.
  10. The info on this thread is 6 years old. Lots of products change ingredients during that time.
  11. Stuff & gluten aren't " caked" onto the walls of your intestines. Bodies just don't work like that.
  12. You should make sure you are getting enough fats, proteins, carbs & calories.
  13. Actually, going gluten-free could make things worse, even with Celiac. Because you have changed what you eat. Your fiber content may be different, you may have started eating a new food that your body finds hard to digest, more or less sugars/carbs ( even naturally occurring ones), etc. So, assuming a damaged system, it may take weeks or months to get everything used to the new foods and running smoothly.
  14. Sorry. I don't have the time to link to the study. It was posted here. They did a review of about 800 medicines and only about 10-15 actually had any gluten in them. So it likely gluten-free. There should be an insert sheet so you could read ingredients. You could call or email the manufacturer. If you get a statement like " no gluten ingredients but can't guarantee blah blah blah...." It's likely gluten-free. They just don't test for gluten and the legal department told them to say this.
  15. I use old El Paso sauces. Just read the labels and they have been fine. Not my favorite. Breathing and swallowing the flour would be enough to gluten me! I wouldn't be looking for a tiny, maybe , amount in the seeds. You actually swallowed wheat flour.