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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 Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can 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-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is 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 Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where 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. Have you looked into oxalates? I don't know much about their connection to Seborrheic Dermatitis but google gave some hits. The increased oxalates from your recent addition of almond butter ( very high oxalate content ) might explain your worsening symptoms. Good luck.
  2.   I think you are right to consider K2 supplementation. If you haven't already found it, the Weston Price foundation has some good articles on K2 ( the x-factor ). I cannot personally attest to its ability to help with bone density, but out of all the vitamins I take, K2 is one of the few that I can say with confidence has a positive and real effect. Since taking it my teeth always seem clean. No more gunk building up and no more film waking up in the morning. I take both butter oil ( mk-4) and a mk-7 supplement. Definitly worth a shot in my opinion. Don't forget Vitamin A ( not betacarotene ) and Vitamin D. All three are suppose to work synergistically. 
  3. What was your B12 level?. Sometimes what a doctor thinks is normal is extremely low.
  4. Does This Sound Like Celiac Symptoms? To me, it sounds like the symptoms of B12 deficiency. Tingling in fingers, dizziness, tight muscles, and even gerd symptoms can be laid at the door of B12 deficiency. Of course, B12 deficiency could be the result of celiac disease, but if I were you I would get my B12 levels tested and/or start supplementing immediately. Good luck.
  5. I took accutane in my late teens. All I can say is my health started going downhill after the treatment. I'm not sure if there is any connection, but I do regret my decision to take it. Knowing what I know now, the first thing I would do is get all my vitamin levels checked and supplement where necessary. Don't take the doctor's word that everything is fine. Look at the numbers, do the research, and make your decisions. This, along with a diet changes, has a good chance of improving the situation ( maybe even curing it ) and carries none of the risks of an Accutane treatment. Things that seem to improve acne in some people are Vitamin A ( the animal form ), zinc, Vitamin D, some of the B vitamins.... Your son can always take Accutane later, but I would suggest seeking out less risky solutions first.
  6. Hi maybe_maybenot, It is hard to say if you have a gluten problem, but you already know you have a B12 ( and D ) problem. A B12 deficiency can cause all the symptoms you've listed. Standard B-complex and multivitamins will not do much to fix the situation. I use Enzymatic Therapy B12 Infusion, which is a sublingual methycobalamin lozenge. Used properly this will get a good amount b12 into your system. I would suggest you visit the Phoenix Rising Forums and look at the "Active b12 Protocol" thread. There is ton of information there and I think you will find many posters with with similar symptoms. Good luck.
  7. Hi in the middle, It's been a while since I've posted here, but I wanted to second the suggestion to consider vitamin b12. It sounds like you have a decent amount of nerve damage, which in many cases is a result of vitamin deficiencies. I went gluten free nearly three years ago and saw about a 50% improvement in my symptoms. Over the last 6 months I've been taking B12 ( and a bunch of other vitamins ) and now I'm really beginning to feel normal. Hands no longer go numb and my overall energy is way up. Nerves can heal. If I were you, I would order some Enzymatic Therapy B12 Infusion and take it for a month and see what happens. I named a particular brand, not because I have a monetary interest, but because when it comes to b12, brands matter and this one happens to work extremely well. I would also recommend you visit the Phoenix Rising Forums and take a look at the "Active B12 Protocol" thread. Hope this helps.
  8. Celiac And Diabetes

    Wow! This is exactly the behavior of my blood glucose when I made a number of measurements a year or so ago. Since I couldn't find any information on this type of profile, the only thing I thought to do was stop eating fast acting carbs. It worked for the most part. But, I still have periods ( weeks at a time ) where I just feel extra fatigued, and I can associate it with an increase in carbs. If you have anymore to share about what is going on here, please do! I also lose weight very quickly if I don't eat well, but otherwise don't have a problem maintaining weight. Based on what you've said, I guess I should get tested for type 1. Arrrrgh, I hate doctors. Thanks for the post, though.
  9. I know this is an old thread, but I'd like to chime in. I've been eating Lundberg flavored rice chips for the past two weeks, and have felt absolutely drained. Exhausted. Stools have not been stellar either. Gave them up a couple days ago and feel back to my old self again. If this is a gluten reaction, it would be the first one I've noticed ( I've never challenged ). I guess it could be something else in the chips, but I'm not sure what. They were so good too...
  10. That's an interesting thought. I often don't eat breakfast, although I've been trying to. I guess it's a combination of not being that hungry and of liking the feeling of a flat empty stomach. Ok, that's another experiment I'll have to run.
  11. So, today I had a salad of greens, chicken, sardines, and olive oil only. Stomach aches are back. I imagine it is the roughage. I don't understand though. Why now? Thanks again and I'll update the thread if I learn something new.
  12. To clarify the vinegar is "White Balsamic Vinegar" from Trader Joe's. The two listed ingredients are white wine vinegar and concentrated grape must. doesn't seem to be listed on Trader Joe's no gluten list. Salad scissors! Good idea.
  13. Thanks for all the ideas everybody. I really hope it's not a CC issue because that would mean I've got bring a whole new level of careful to this diet. Everybody I know already rolls their eyes at me. So, simply because it would be so inconvenient, I'm going to ignore the CC possibility until everything else is ruled out. ( I do use an old cutting board ) The vinegar should be safe (no caramel color ). The sardines in water should also be safe. I eat the costco chicken ( with skin sometimes ) without issue with other meals. It hadn't occurred to me it could be too much roughage. I guess I'll have a partial answer tomorrow. I'm planning on making a big salad with only the meats and olive oil.
  14. I have been gluten free nearly 5 months now. I never had the constant GI pain many do, but in the past two weeks I've had a few bad days. Stomach pain, bloating, a little gas and D. Twice, these episodes occurred within an hour of eating a salad. I'm convinced something in the salad is the problem since it was the first thing I ate for the day. Here are the ingredients: Greens ( from Costco in the rectangular tub ) Sweet Peppers ( again from costco ) Tomatoes Chicken ( gluten free rotisserie from costco) Garlic Powder, Chopped onion, Black Pepper ( all are Kirkland dried spices ) Kirkland Olive oil Trader Joe's Balsamic Vinegar Canned Sardines ( from Trader Joe's ) This salad has been a common lunch for me since I went gluten free, and it seems I'm only now having problems. Any ideas? And Yes. The sardines are a little gross, but mashed up in a salad I hardly know they are there, and they are supposed to be so good for you. Omega 3's, Calcium, B12....
  15. I've been suspicious of corn for a couple months too. The symptoms I get are vague. Looser stools. My face feeling a little swollen. A little larger stomach. Mentally, a bit more irritable. It just seems like such a daunting challenge to cut corn out. It would be easy enough to cut out simple corn, but its derivatives are hiding everywhere. For example, I've got about 20 cans of Hormel Chili ( stocked up when they went on sale ) and it is as if every ingredient besides meat and beans is some corn derivative. I never feel great after eating one of those cans. So I've got a question. Gluten, even in small quantities, is very damaging to celiacs. What about corn? If the symptoms from eating corn are slight, can I continue to eat it and not worry about hidden damage? Or can there be a similar auto-immune response?