Test Diet For Gluten Free?
Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:30 PM
How long should it take to see any results from such a diet (as in if gluten does affect me should I start to see improvements in X amount of weeks?
Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:38 AM
You can do a two week trial and then do a gluten challenge. Actually, it is up to you how long you want to eat gluten free before you "test" it. My son only made it a week before he indulged in pizza and then became very very ill. If you are symptomatic, it should show itself very rapidly when you test gluten by eating it.
Most recommend eliminating gluten for 2 weeks before introducing it again.
If you have a reaction, you are either Celiac or Gluten Intolerant. Those who aren't would be able to eat that gluten food without having a reaction, even though they had not eaten it for 2 weeks.
Good luck with eliminating it and I hope you feel better soon.
Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:37 AM
I think I have seen to trial gluten-free for two to three months. If you are planning to do testing, blood, endo/biopsy, you should do that first because if you stop eating gluten and then get tested, your tests will not be accurate and you will need to go back to eating a gluten filled diet for three months and then get tested.
2 neg celiac blood tests, mine was also neg. No endo done. Son had x-ray, showing severe constipation. Son has latex allergy. KP for both of us.
Long family history of bowel problems, auto-immune and all sorts of cancers. My G-mother informed me that she was put on a gluten free diet after she had my mom (1950's), of course she stopped when she felt better. She has had problems ever since I can remember.
So here we are! I do have my son's Dr to thank for even bringing up celiac! Thank You Dr.B!
My adult daughter also has been helped by eating gluten-free.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 08:48 AM
So, try to think basic foods (with only like 1 ingredient, such as just plain basic chicken with nothing added). I would think the more complex the food (the more ingredients) the more chance for gluten to be hiding.
Posted 17 March 2011 - 11:33 PM
Like stir fry for example would have a lot of vegetables and meat. Just be careful of soy sauce-some is made from wheat.
Two weeks worked for both myself and my son. Everyone is different and you could do a longer challenge if you don't learn anything from a short gluten-free challenge.
Let us know how it goes!
Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:34 AM
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