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Ps I was negative for Cow Milk Allergy (positive for Goat Milk), however, I've been reading up on Cross Reaction (meaning immune system can attack similiar "looking" Proteins). I have since eliminated Milk & I'm seeing improvment in my systemic yeast infection. It's only been 3 days.
This site does/would... http://www.celiac.com/authors/1021/Dr.-Peter-Osborne
This was posted to not only help people with C.D. to try and understand what they have but to also help with family members (brother, sisters, children, parents). Just because you don't tests "positive" for C.D., it does not rule out a Gluten Allergy. Gluten Allergy is far more common than C.D. and just as devastating.
I found this great video from Dr Peter Osborne (1 of the leading Gluten Dr's/Researchers). Since i'm kind of new here and don't know where this kind of stuff belongs I'm posting it here. Sorry if it's in the wrong forum. Any how, If you about 30 minutes it's worth your time...
Reading that a relative has Celiac, there's a great chance you have a Gluten Allergy. With a Gluten Allergy, you can have all the same symptoms as Celiacs except for the damaged Villa (which is, in part, how they diagnose Celiacs).
I have a Gluten Allergy & here's a link to the tests I had done ... http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testMenuSearch.action?keyword=Wheat+IgG&totalResultCount=0¤tResultsetStart=0&results=&submitValue=Search
Here's another link from another Lab with 2 very good videos @ the bottom of the page... http://www.greatplainslaboratory.com/home/eng/food_allergy_igg.asp
Again, I'm not off topic. I was called out for not being "knowledgable" about Celiac/Gluten/Digestion. I just gave a little background supporting how I know Eggs do not contain Gluten & why they don't.
About how I feel not eating Gluten? Amazing. No more Acne (unless Glutenized), Arthritis, Acid Reflux, Sensitive teeth/gums, SOB, eczema, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, too many things to list.
The greatest thing happened a few months ago. I played 4 softball games in 2 days for the 1st time in 16 years & I was not even sore a little bit. I could not believe it. Any older athelete will understand what I'm saying. And I've only been Gluten Free for 11 months.
About a month ago I had more allergy tests done. I'm also allergic to Bananas, Strawberries, Pork, Lettuce, Goat Milk (not Cow Milk), and had a high number for Yeast (did not say allergy). I'm battling a chronic Yeast infection (on the skin) so I'm guessing thats why. It's not D.H.. So I need more allergy testing to find out why Yeast is out of control. Something's off balance. The allergy to Bananas & Lettuce was devastating, I ate them everyday since going gluten-free. But I know I have more "hidden" allergies.
I actually work for a Lab. I know how they diagnose Celiac Disease, I also know even after a positive scope & biopsy Dr's still won't recommend a Gluten Free Diet to their patient. They just don't understand & there is not much "mainstream" research done on Gluten.
I also know another test for Celiac. HLA Typing for Celiac Disease. Problem with that test is they only look for the DQ-2 & DQ-8. However, the DQ-1 & the DQ-3 will tell you if you are allergic to Gluten. Dr's don't look @ them. Again they don't understand.
My testing was a Wheat IgG, Barley IgG, & Rye IgG. Even if you are Gluten Free you still have antibodies and will get a number greater than 2 if you are allergic. My wife was tested for a Milk IgG (which she was diagnosed as Lactose Intolerant) and come to find out she is allergic to Milk, not "intolerant". Her & my 2 kids also tested positive for a Gluten Allergy by the way.
I have yet to see a Dr order Food IgG's on anybody. IgG's check for a Delayed Response to a allergen. I think everybody knows the body can have a instant response & delayed response to food, medication, insect bites, ect... Yet they won't order the IgG's. These tests are also sent out to a Reference Lab to be tested. They same Lab all there send out tests go to, so you know they are accurate.
Even some of the leading Gluten Researches don't talk about these tests ( Dr Mark Hyman, Dr Osborne, & Dr Alessio Fasano) it's crazy.
I've done lots of research (and testing) to try and understand Gluten and why so many people have a "issue" with it ( and a lot that don't know it).
1st, I don't have "celiac Disease" and this is not in the "Celiac Disease" forum, it's in the "sensitivity" forum. I am allergic to Gluten. Proven through blood tests ordered by my Doctor while on a Gluten Free Diet to confirm Allergy (after the simple blood test was done, I had no need to check for "Celiac Disease"). That makes Gluten a Toxin/Food Allergy. That's the reason for that link.
2nd, I was explaining that Gluten is not in Eggs (or meat) and how I know that. I have obvious reactions to Gluten (especially Wheat).
From my personal experience with Chickens, eggs & meat are fine the skin is another story. To me that tells me they are also unable to digest Gluten because we both eliminate it through our skin. I have outward symptoms to Wheat by the way.
That 6% of people with Gluten Sensitivity is way off. It's a whole lot higher. There are also tests available for "Gluten Sensitivity". Wheat IgG, Barley IgG, and Rye IgG. These are Allergy tests unlike the Celiac Panel which only tests for damage caused by Glaidin/Gluten. Even if you are already Gluten Free you will still get a positive. No scope or biopsy needed, just one simple blood test.