Hi. Thanks for the reply. I read "wheat" on the packaging of the regular / plain M&Ms package. Not on the mini's package. I've never seen a package of mini-M&Ms. I've only seen them as ice cream toppings. I'll buy a pack and photograph what I read. Maybe this would be helpful? Thanks again, Olivia
My two year old son has been diagnosed with celiac for almost three months. So far, I think we have done well keeping him completely gluten free. Our biggest worry is cross contamination because he is so young and constantly putting his hands in his mouth. My question is, how long does it take to show signs that he was glutened? He complained of a stomachache yesterday before bed (I wasn't sure at the time if it was just a bedtime stalling technique) and also had two very messy diapers today. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out if he could have gotten glutened somehow, or maybe it's just a normal stomach issue for any kid. It would help if I knew the average time it took for symptoms to show up after someone has been glutened. Thanks!
Wasn't this some gossip rag nonsense from a few weeks back? I think it's been proven false. But, even so, why is celebrity gossip from unreliable sources here? And I can't leave a comment on the actual article, because he approves and often edits the comment.
If he hasn't been gluten-free very long, he might still be able to get blood testing done for the gliaden (gluten) antibodies. More than a couple weeks may be too long tho.
As far as recovery, it varies from person to person. The condition associated with celiac that you are thinking of is probably gluten ataxia. Gluten ataxia is an antibody attack on the brain cells that can cause problems walking and controlling muscles. Generally it seems people consider nervous system healing / recovery to be a fairly slow process. Although it sounds like your husband is experiencing some recovery already, which is great!
I've read about coconut having benefits for people with alzhiemers disease, but don't know if it would help him. I doubt it would hurt though. The B-vitamins including B-12 are supposed to be very important for nervous system health. Vitamin d is also important but make sure you take a supplement that is tested and reliable. Check out https://labdoor.com/ for their review/test results.
Dr. Hadjivassiliou has done some research on gluten ataxia and you might find reading his information helpful.
Nuerological symptoms without gastro symptoms http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20170845
Dietary treatment of gluten ataxia http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/74/9/1221.full
Ubo's, Epilepsy And Celiac
Testing for celiac disease usually starts with a blood antibody test and then a endoscopy to check for gut damage. If a person has been off gluten for a while though, the tests are not much use. The antibodies in the bloodstream start to drop off and may not be detectable anymore. They usually say to eat gluten for around 12 weeks in that case before trying testing again. I can understand why he wouldn't want to do that though considering his symptoms. I am not sure it would be a good idea.
Welcome to the forum and congrats on finding away to improve his condition!
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There is some helpful info in this thread about celiac disease.
I have been looking for an explanation to what exactly I have, as my doctor just said that I have the genes that cause Celiac. They never went any further than that....
The wikipedia link makes some sense, but at the same time it does not. It almost seems like I have 1 full DQ2, and half of a DQ2?
Test: DQ Alpha 1 - 02:01,03
Test : DQ Beta 1 - 02:02,03:02 DQ Serologic Equivalent: 2,8
Method: Molecular typing of HLA antigens performed using reverse SSOP and/or SSP methods, reported as serological equivalents and low to medium resolution molecular values
Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you? Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉 Do you know how to fix it? You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link if you have never watched it.