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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. L8discovery added a post in a topic Sudden Spells Of Extreme Sleepiness When Glutened   

      In answer to your question is extreme sleepiness a possible symptom of gluten intolerance: the answer for me was yes. The inflammatory response is not limited to your gut. If any gluten gets into the bloodstream your immune system will attack it wherever it goes, giving you all sorts of symptoms, depending on where the gluten molecules "get stuck." Your immune system can damage your body almost anywhere, giving you an unpredictable series of symptoms as it's trying to eliminate the offending antigen. You would not believe all the medical conditions that fall into the autoimmune category. For those who do not know, this particular immune response is not the same as the "allergic response", it's completely different. (Check out "innate" vs "passive" immunity.)
      One more thing: Your body's immune system can cross-react (fooled) with more substances than just gliandin. For those who are on a gluten-free diet and still have symptoms, they could be either cross-reacting or not really gluten free. This is NOT a plug, but for those whose want to go to the EXTREME in elimination trials, try juicing fruits and vegetables as recommended by Joe Cross. I personally did it for over 2 months with incrediblly good results. (IE: Within two weeks of juicing, my high blood pressure was gone, not to mention my fatigue (sleepiness) problem)
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    2. L8discovery added a post in a topic Cyrex Cross Reactivity Test Accuracy?   

      So little is known about cross reaction today that you will not find very much information about it. It is still in the research stage. The only thing known is that it really does exist, except the exact mechanism is unknown.
      National Institutes of Health (NIH) study:
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    3. L8discovery added a post in a topic What Are Your First Symptoms When You Get Glutened   

      I am a 64 year old retired airline pilot. I decided to retire early when I found myself constantly falling asleep, sometimes while flying the airplane. After I retired, I decided to try to find out what the problem was. Believe it or not, it was Jennifer Esposito's interview on television that led me to the discovery that I was a Celiac. I couldn't believe that I had been having the very same symptoms she was describing most of my life. (Even in my 20's, I would constantly nap-I thought it was was the hours I was working!)
      Let me get to my point. Sleepiness and fatigue is very much a symptom of Celiac disease. It is absolutely amazing how little the medical profession knows about this disease. Luckily our children and grandchildren are finally going to benefit from the education that is emanating from current, ongoing studies. What they are learning is that damage to the small intestine creates an unbelievably large number of symptoms because it not only depends on how damaged they are, but what and how much you are eating. Once your intestines become hyperpermeable (long term undiagnosed Celiac) , you body's bloodstream is being injected with all sorts of "foreign" bodies that are not supposed to be in the blood. In the future, I suspect they are going to find that it is not only Celiac disease that can damage the intestinal lining,  but a whole array of foods, medicines and/or chemicals. (One example: a long term user of Aspirin)

      My last comment is to mention something (over the counter) that has helped me when accidentally injesting gluten. (It really works for me-the sudden onset of sleepiness disappears in about 30 minutes after popping one.) It appears the secret is DPP-IV. Check out the studies at the National Institutes of Health.) Here is the link if you're interested:
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    4. L8discovery added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Otc Relief From Gluten Symptoms
      I have personally tried these over the counter pills after ACCIDENTALLY injesting gluten and these pills RELIEVED MY GLUTEN SYMPTOMS!!! I am in NO WAY AFFILIATED with any sponsor or product involved. I just want to pass this information on because it worked for me. (And they're cheap, too!) Be sure and read the reviews. I cannot believe more people don't know about this. (I checked out all the medical links in the reviews, too!) If they work for you, please pass it on. Here is where I got mine:
      I hope this helps you, too.
      P.S. Please read the medical literature available both from as well as the company (BIOCORE) making the product.
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