Woman's World Mag - Jan. 31st Edition
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:32 AM
"Another plus for breast-feeding. Breast-fed babies are more than 50% less likely than formula-fed infants to develop celiac disease, a common gastrointestinal disorder caused by a sensitivity to gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and, to a lesser extent, oats."
Diag. Celiac Disease by positive blood test 2/03/2004
Allergies - corn, soy, casein, egg whites and wheat
Hypothyroid and Hperthyroid
Fibromyalgia - diag. in 1978 when they called it Fibrositis
PAD Peripheral Artery Disease
Angina and Atrial Fibrillation
Scoliosis of the spine (caused by malabsorption and it is horribly painful) This would be enough reason for someone to go gluten free.
Ocular Myastenia Gravis
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:35 AM
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:37 AM
We're becoming "common". We've come a long way, baby!
positive bloodwork, positive biopsy
Celiac, collagenous colitis, hypothyroidism
endometriosis (at age 20)
spinal stenosis (early 20's)
Biopsy August 2006 confirmed complete villous atrophy despite being gluten-free for years and bloodwork within range showing compliance with diet. Doctor has confirmed diagnosis of Refractory Celiac Sprue.
Endoscopy also showed numerous stomach ulcers, have started taking Losec.
Mother to Eileen 13 yrs
Rhiannon 8 yrs
Daniel & Connor 6 yr twin boys......
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Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:40 AM
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:41 AM
Blood test May 25, 2005
Positive diagnosis through Endoscopy June 13, 2005
gluten-free since then...
Posted 27 January 2006 - 08:54 AM
I think by develop they could be referring to the fact that it is often not found until later in life, or the symptoms get worse as you get older - for some people.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for breast-feeding, and for getting the word out about celiac, but that quote is very confusing.
gluten-free since Nov 2001
Other Allergies: Dairy & Soy
Posted 27 January 2006 - 09:17 AM
wait i am confused. if celiac is genetic how can we "develop it"??
celiac is genetic, but having the genes does not guarantee that you will develop it, because it also requires an environmental trigger. having the genes that contribute to celiac disease is a necessary, but not sufficient, condition for the disease.
Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy
G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004
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