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      • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

        This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful?The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients)Gluten-Free Alcoholic BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store.For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity


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    1. superfob added a post in a topic Has Anyone Learned The Acoustic Guitar?   

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    2. superfob added a post in a topic Naturopath Worth The Money?   

      I was mainly interested in doing a candida/parasite cleanse to see if thats the source of my symptoms. If I see the naturopath, she could help me order the stool tests which would help me see if I do have that problem. And if that doesn't work out, maybe she could explore other options.

      On the other hand, I was thinking I could just order those herbal kits and try them on my own. Would save quite a bit of money on appointment and testing.
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    3. superfob added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Naturopath Worth The Money?

      I'm thinking about seeing a naturopath next week. She has good reviews and is a graduate of Bastyr University, but is quite expensive at $275 for the initial visit (1 hour long). I don't think my insurance plan covers naturopathic medicine (I have a student Blue Cross insurance plan). I have other concerns besides gluten for my symptoms that I want to talk to her about. I understand With no insurance coverage for this, all the testing and appointments are going to be expensive, I'm wondering if it will be worth it - especially since I've already spent so much money on traditional medical testing. I'm really hoping she has a lot of knowledge, beyond stuff that I can find from researching on the internet. Should I see her?

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    4. superfob added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Interesting Article

      Heres an interesting article which talks about how digestive problems early on in life can increase the risk of depression and anxiety. Its good to see more research showing how problems with the gut/other parts of the body influences the mind. There is so much emphasis on the effect of mind over body, but not enough the other way around.
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    5. superfob added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Can Natural Antifungal Get Rid Of Candida Affecting Whole Body?

      I have a lot of symptoms which I think might be attributed to candida/yeast overgrowth. I was wondering, will natural antifungals (caprylic acid, oregano oil, olive leaf, GSE, etc) get rid of candida symptoms outside of the digestive track? Symptoms such as tingling/pain in body, muscle weakness and soreness, itchy skin, hand tremors, brain fog, etc.

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    6. superfob added a post in a topic Help With Candida Elimination   

      Thanks for your response.

      I am actually feeling more and more like I have a significant Candida problem. I know that eliminating gluten has definately helped my digestion, but am now wondering if Candida is at the root of my other food sensitivities and other symptoms.

      I'm wondering if I should see a naturopath to get this figured out, or to try it on my own. My insurance will not cover it, and I do not want to spend lot of money with no results. I noticed that taking after taking caprylic acid, my skin becomes quite itchy, and some other symptoms suggestive of die off. Looking back, I now realize that I had symptoms of candida overgrowth for a while now, and I think a period of physical and mental stress really weakened my body.

      I think the most difficult thing for me is to figure out where to start, there seems to be a lot of conflicting information on diet and antifungals, what the best plan of attack is.
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    7. superfob added a post in a topic Gluten Associated Sensitivity & Cross Reactive Foods   


      what kind of blood test did you take to determine the cross-reactive foods? I find myself reacting (mostly neurologically) to different foods, and do not know how to deal with it as I feel I like my body needs a lot of calories but I'm having a hard time due to all these food restrictions.
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    8. superfob added a post in a topic Methyl B12 Spray Makes Me Super Tired..   


      Have you had your B 12 levels tested?

      Anyways, I have read that many people will experience a worsening of symptoms before it gets better, and it is a sign that you are deficient.

      However, I took Methyl B12 myself as well, and did not have a very good experience with it. I have switched over to a sublingual hydroxocobalamin, made by the company Perque. I am getting better results from this - anyways I think it is highly individual, some people will do better on methyl and some on hydroxo. Some actually recommend against taking methyl though I do not exactly understand the reason.

      And also, I think the tiredness maybe a sign that you are deficient, I certainly had this when I first started supplementing with active forms of B12
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    9. superfob added a post in a topic Rice Sensitivity   

      hmmm, this is really interesting

      i was eating a lot of rice because I read how it was the least allergenic grains, but the last two days I stopped eating rice and noticed an increase in energy

      i just had some rice, and i felt a little tired and foggy very soon after eating it

      its definately not a blood sugar issue, so maybe i'm reacting to the protein

      i'm starting to notice all these food intolerances, now, can I expect them to stay, or maybe they will go away after I heal for a while?
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    10. superfob added a post in a topic Trouble Eating But Need To Eat   

      Yes, small meals definitely helps. I think I'm going to try to get more liquid calories so I don't feel too full all the time.

      I believe I was tested for H. Pylori during my endoscopy and it was negative.

      I'm pretty much eating all whole foods right now, nothing processed except for odwalla juice drinks when I don't have time to prepare food.

      I do not have a grass allergy. Actually, these past two days I have not been eating rice - replaced all of its with sweet potatoes/yams and I don't really have that reflux feeling. So I guess I am having some trouble digesting rice right now.

      Regarding the heart rate - it primarily is pounding, not too much of an increase in speed. Hmm...I'm going to try eating less rice to see if that helps.

      Interesting thing....chicken soup makes me sleepy and brain foggy, but not in the same way as when I get a reaction to a food.

      Another things I'm looking to is B12 deficiency. I have a lot of the symptoms, and one of them is spose to be poor digestion or lack of appetite. So maybe I just need to replenish my stores.

      Thanks Shauna! You always respond so comprehensively to my posts =)
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    11. superfob added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Trouble Eating But Need To Eat

      Does anyone have a loss of appetite, trouble eating, but at the same time feel like they are starving? I feel like I need to eat a lot of food - and I get bad symptoms when I don't. However, its been extremely hard to eat large meals. I don't have much of an appetite and I get full really easily - like it feels like my stomach is full or digestion is sluggish so I can't eat a lot even though I'm still hungry. I try to force the food down but its difficult.

      Also, when I try to eat more food, my heart starts to beat hard, and stays that way for a while sometimes. It also feels like I have acid reflux, particularly when eating more carbs - but if I eat low carb I feel really bad and fatigued.

      I'm wondering if it is due to a vitamin deficiency? Maybe B12? As I have symptoms of B12 deficiency and MCV is at top of the normal range. Or something else? Anyways, I feel like my body needs a lot of nutrients but I just can't get myself to eat a lot of food without feeling really uncomfortable. I don't really get any gastrointestinal pain. I also thought it might be due to certain food intolerances? I noticed an increase in symptoms recently as I have been eating a lot of rice.

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    12. superfob added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Gluten Free Natural Shampoo

      Does anyone know of a good gluten free shampoo that is natural? Something my current shampoo is making me itch (Head and Shoulders), so I need something else (btw, I am a guy). And also, looking for something that is actually more natural vs. labeled natural with a bunch of chemicals.

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    13. superfob added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Help With Candida Elimination

      I have read a lot about the connection between Candida and various health problems. I didn't really think it was an issues for me, but now I am wondering if some of my problems can be resolved by getting rid of it, along with a gluten free diet. I have some minor digestive symptoms, but bad fatigue/brain fog/neurological tingling and pain/hypoglycemia and blood sugar problems.

      Anyways, I want to try using some supplements: I have heard good things about Candex and caprylic acid so I will try those. A couple question I have is:

      Has anyone used Candida clear by Now Foods, and did it help?

      Now Foods has a caprylic acid supplemnt with 600 mg of capylic acid per softgel , is this supplement different from straight up coconut oil? Like does it have a much higher concentration of caprylic acid? Don't want to be spending on money on a supplement that I can just get from food.

      Am I spose to take the candida cleaning supplements in the same period as my probiotics? Like I know I should probably not take it at the same time, but would I need to take them on the same day (at different times)? Or would this just keep on killing the good bacteria?

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    14. superfob added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      What Do You Do All Day?
      Just wondering, what do you guys usually do when you have bad brain fog/or when you use to have it, or with other health issues? I'm still trying to recover my mental function (think I might have been glutened recently, or have sensitivities I haven't worked out), but I feel like a zombie (or I'm drugged) all the time. I can't speak with others clearly, understand things I'm reading, can't exercise without feeling worse. I basically spend my days zoned out, preparing meals, reading up online about how I might improve my condition, watching TV shows, etc. Nothing is particularly enjoyable when my brain cannot process things.

      On another note, I'm feeling more out of it than usual this week. Can small amounts of CC lead to increasing brain fog without no major reaction? Or is it because I stopped taking my B12 a week ago? Or maybe because of other sensitivities? I've already eliminated a lot of things - basically just eating meat, veggies, rice, sweet potatoes now (and also a few supplements that should be gluten free). BTW, I have only been gluten free 4 weeks so I probably need more time.

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    15. superfob added a post in a topic Goodbye Gallbladder   

      Sorry to hear about your gallbladder.

      I am not in the same boat, but I was previously noticing pale stools and pain which is located near my gallbladder after eating. I went online to search for a cause, and stumbled upon an article talking about the relationship between food intolerances and gallbladder pain:

      "Attacks of gallbladder pain are most frequently due to food allergy. It's likely you've not heard or read this before, but research published by Dr. James Breneman in 1968 reported that 100% of a group of 69 people had complete relief of gallbladder pain when they identified and eliminated food allergens, and had attacks of pain return when they reintroduced the offending foods. The most common ones were eggs (93%), pork (64%), onion (52%), chicken (35%), milk (25%), coffee (22%), oranges (19%), beans, nuts, and corn (15%) each, apple and tomato (9% each)."

      After reading this I realized that the most I felt abdominal discomfort (thinking it might be my gallbladder), was after I ate a meal with both pork and onions (i already dont eat eggs, milk, coffee, corn). But anyways, I eliminated those two foods and I don't notice any discomfort around that area anymore. Of course, my pain was mild, but maybe this will help you out.
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