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#1 ctenny

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

I was just diagnosed a week ago, so as of today, I have not met a single other person with Celiac's in real life. I have no idea what they look like! I have heard, through the grapevine of the internet, that there seems to be a high frequency of red heads in the Celiac population.

Is this just because of the two gene's common European upbringing?

Who here is a red head? I am!

What do you think of this odd coincidence?
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:20 AM

I'm a redhead too. Interesting to see how many are on here. :)
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 11:42 AM

Not I, except when I was experimenting with Henna many years back. :rolleyes: Otherwise, I'm currently what is termed 'salt & pepper' I believe, brunette with a little more grey than I'd like! I have some new 'sprouts' right in front that appear to be coming in brown!
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

I'm blonde as is my daughter, who also has celiac.
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Posted 13 February 2012 - 05:12 PM

I'm brunette but if I spend any significant amount of time outside in the summer it turns a coppery red. When I was a baby my hair was orange, or so I've been told.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 09:50 AM

I have Auburn hair, which is considered a red head :)
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:25 AM

I'm a redhead!
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:01 PM

A lot of my family members got red hair and I always felt deprived because my hair is brown. Well, it WAS brown. Now it is salt and pepper, but what is really funny is that the grey has a distinct reddish hue. A lot of people think I streak my hair because it looks more reddish blond than grey.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:39 PM

I and my three daughters are all brunettes. All but one of my daughters has Celiac.

But we are mostly Polish and Native American (and a little of everything European thrown in). We're not really sure where any of it comes from because there is no known autoimmune problems anywhere in any of our lineage.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:22 PM

I'm naturally a blonde but I dye it red. Does that count? :P
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:45 PM

Mostly brunette with a reddish tint for my hair

My girls take after their dad and have light brown hair
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Red, but not carrot red, pale skin & freckles.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:25 PM

One of my daughters is a red head. She had all kinds of health issues growing up and so we finally found a German nurse that was trying to help us with nutrition. She was telling us that red heads tend to be more sensative and have more health issues. At that point and time she was encouraging cultured yogurts to aide in fighting the bad bacteria. She is now an adult, takes probiotics and is also gluten-free and has found a great deal of improvement.

I am blonde, fair skin and freckles. Red heads run in my family.
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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:38 PM

I have red tints in my hair
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#15 ctenny

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Posted 27 February 2012 - 12:35 AM

I need to put a picture of me young self up right now. I'm 20 so my hair is in it's prime. Full auburn, I suppose.

It's interesting that Celiac is considered the cetlic disease. When did the Celiac gene develop and is there any advantage to it?
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