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Cholesterol that is too low poses many health risks including, connective tissue disorders, chronic inflammation, cancer,. mental illness, depression, anxiety, and mortality. Not to mention that it decreases your ability to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Thanks for your input. I read your thread and it does seem to be quite a challenge for us. It looks like I will be switching to whole milk and full fat meats during this pregnancy. Too bad, I thought the levels would normalize after being gluten free.
I was diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003 after a routine blood test revealed total cholesterol levels at around 90 (135-200 normal). I went on a gluten free diet and assumed that the problem had corrected itself. I am currently 11 weeks pregnant and my most recent cholesterol test indicated total cholesterol level at 121. HDL 61, LDL 50. No surprise, I have low vitamin D as well.
Going gluten free is supposed to be curative of low cholesterol, isn't it? Have any of you struggled with low cholesterol even after being gluten free for a while? Will increasing HLD lower total cholesterol? Should I be eating cheeseburgers (gluten free of course)? What course of action have you taken to correct your cholesterol issues?
Watch closely for products manufactured in the same plant as glutenous foods( cross contamination). Example: after being gluten free for 3 weeks post-diagnosis, I picked up a bag of my favorite trail mix. The ingredients listed posted no threat. But, after eating the whole bag I felt quite sick. So I read the lable more closely and discover that I had eaten a rather large portion of contaminated soy nuts. Under the allergy information where "peanuts, tree nuts, soy" . . . etc were listed, was written something to the affect "Manufactured in a facility that also processes milk, eggs, and WHEAT"!! When in doubt, start from scratch and make it yourself. Good luck. hope you feel better
Hi! I'm in Los Angeles and, like you, am hoping to meet others who face the gluten-free challenge. I am the only person I know with celiac disease but I know I am not alone. I would love to meet others in my area. Drop me a note.
Hi. I'm in Los Angeles. I was diagnosed about 6 years ago and was in complete denial up until last month when my new dr confirmed the original diagnosis. I've had the monumental task (or so it seems) of clearing all hidden sources of gluten from my household and completely remove lactose as well. Fortunately, I am feeling much better (finally), but I tire of cooking EVERYTHING from complete scratch and shopping for lettuce and tomatoes can be a complete bore. I welcome recipe exchange, shopping and dining out experiences and advice.
Let me start with; I am not in n. La, but I know how it is to feel alone with this. I am the only person in my family diagnosed with this disease and therefore the only person on a specialized diet and hygienes (Dh dictates all products I use are gluten free). Makes socializing difficult. I spent five years in complete denial until just last month when my current dr confirmed what I doubted. I'm having to shift my focus, from a previously mouth-oriented social butterfly and provider to activity driven new me. It's a process and a discovery that transforms how I enteract. These forums have been helpful. Just reading other posts I feel less isolated. I don't know if it helps much, but it seems you're on the right track checking into these forums. I hope La opens up for you. Until then, may these forums and others provide solace
Santa Monica and Los Angeles provide such a diverse pallet for food lovers and adventurers. Grabbing lunch on the fly during a busy day or dressing up for a night out was wonderous. After being diagnosed and going gluten free, I'm a hostage of ingredient lables and sack lunches. I miss socializing over sushi a chatting over chutney. Has anyone in this area found safe places to eat out?
Your pictures look exactly like my skin used to look, back before it spread to 90% of my body. 10 years ago it was just starting and would come and go. I had dr and dermatologists tell me it was everything from eczema/psorasis to wringworm. Of course nothing helped. After being diagnosed with celiac last month and going gluten-free, i've watched my skin change slowly. One thing I've learned that may help you is that for some people with dh, sunlight can help relieve some of their dh symptoms. Be careful, though. Some people don't respond well to light therapy.
Thanks. I've read that the hairloss is sometimes permanent. However, I have not come across any studies or statics indicating the probability of regrowth. I was just diagnosed with celia + dh last month (I'm 30) and am worried that I may be nearly bald before the dh clears. Have you or anyone else experienced hair regrowth?