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How Much Gluten?


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#1 freeme808

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 09:03 AM

Hi guys,
Im sorry, I have one more question. I have not yet stopped eating gluten(ever)....Trust me, I got a hefty load over the holidays. And have been eating out a lot the last two weeks, consciously choosing more gluteny items. Actually the only thing I did stop, is drinking beer. I actually had a few the other night thinking, well if I haven't gone gluten free yet and I feel miserable, I might as well have a buzz. ;) Bad idea...I felt nauseous and wanting to throw up all the way through to the next day.(My main reason for stopping beer besides the fact that alcohol isn't the greatest for us, is that it makes my skin flare up the most! First it burns for a few days, like I can't scratch my itch-it just burns like someones cutting my skin. Then it gets really itchy with bumps and feels like a million mosquitos are biting me. Glutenous foods do it for sure too, but nothing like the rash I get after a few days of drinking beer-ESP Stella Artois! Stella's are made from Barley malt.)

Question: Being that I've never gone gluten free, do I still need to up my intake of gluten? I've never given my body the break it needs, so there should still be plenty antibodies? And possible damage?

I just got some frosted mini wheats to eat every morning. I figured if I try to eat gluten throughout the day with my meals that should be enough? I'll tell you one thing...I'm feeling the worst I've ever felt! :(
Maybe I should drink some Stella this weekend? Since my blood test is the following Tues. That way I can show my doc my rash.

Thank you in advance. Every one on here has been very helpful. :)
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#2 tom

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

...Question: Being that I've never gone gluten free, do I still need to up my intake of gluten?
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Nope.
You're right about the part that it's significant that your immune system has never had a break from gluten. There's no need to increase your gluten intake beyond the 'some every day' you're already getting.

Good luck w/ the testing!
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Celiac 1st diagnosed as a toddler, in the 60s. Docs then, between bloodletting & leech-tending, said "he'll grow out of it" & I was back on gluten & mostly fine for 30yrs.

Gluten-free since 12-03
Dairy-free since 10-04
Soy-free since 5-07


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