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You can be gluten intolerant with out being celiac. I am celiac and my son is gluten intolerant. He has seizures, food allergies and chemical sensitivities. He always had stomach and joint pain. He is so much better now that we are gluten free. But we actually had to go a bit further to get better. We are grain free. We follow a paleo diet and it has helped way more than just gluten free
We've been doing the paleo diet and it seems to be helping. There are also enzymes you can take if you are in a position where you might get some cross contamination. I've used them and they help with the symptoms. You take them 30-40 minutes before you eat. I use them whenever we have company, eat at a restaurant or at a friends house. The enzyme is DPPIV. I know you know this, but with Celiac even cross contamination is dangerous for your child. So the enzyme should be used for those just in case situations, but never to intentionally eat gluten. Homeopathy should also be able to help with the symptoms. I took the celiac nosode and that helped me a lot too.