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Member Since 13 Mar 2004
Offline Last Active Jul 02 2005 03:42 AM

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In Topic: Celiac Article On Msnbc Website

02 July 2005 - 03:33 AM

OOPS, that link didn't work. I copied it in this time. Try it again. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5343730/

In Topic: Celiac Article On Msnbc Website

02 July 2005 - 03:29 AM

There was another link at the bottom of the article as well:


Thanks, Steve, these are great articles!

In Topic: Newbie With Lots Of Questions

30 June 2005 - 02:46 AM

Hi Nanjee,
Just a word on vitamins and minerals. Most are not absorbed efficiently in people with "normal guts" so I recommend minerals in the chelated form. They are bound to amino acids and dissolve easier. Stay away from minerals linked with phosphates or oxides, ie calcium phosphate, magnesium oxide and cupric oxide. These are all very poorly absorbed.

also stay away from tablets with high amounts of magnesium stearate. Look for liquids or softgels or quick dissolving tablets. I usually buy my vitamins at the health food store, but you still need to read the labels!

"what you don't know may be killing you" by Don Colbert, MD is a great resource for living healthier. Check it out!

In Topic: Comments Please

05 December 2004 - 04:24 AM


With only a positive IgG it is possible you are glten sensitive without haveing any damage to your intestines at this point, so don't be surprised if your biopsy comes back negative. The gliadin Iga and TTg IgA will only come back positive once damage has occurred, so these are the blood tests the docs use for diagnosis. (Unless, like stated above, you have a total IgA defficiency)

Just an interesting note to all, one of the reference labs my facility uses actually has lower cut off values for the celiac panel. You can look up www.specialtylabs.com and you will see thier reference ranges for the gliadin IgA and the TTg IgA are less than 5! Why is this when they use the same methodology as the other labs who state <20 as being negative? I'm not sure so I have sent them an e-mail and have asked for supporting documentation. I am very curious and will post when I receive the info.

My daughter tested a 68 for the IgG, but like you is only positive for the other markers according to Specialty labs' guidelines. Shee feels better gluten free, but can't stay on it for any length of time due to visitation at her dad's, so I am very anxious to find documentation stating she could benefit from a gluten-free diet, just so her dad will also agree to try it.

Please let us know if they find celiac with the biopsy, I know there are others in the same boat who would like a definative answer about IgG only results.

Thanks, and good luck to you.

In Topic: Children's Vitamins?

01 December 2004 - 03:38 AM

A friend of mine is involved with a company called juiceplus. They are actually a "whole food source" rather than a manufactured vitamin. I just received the packet in the mail and will be ordering shortly.

They carry capsules for adults, chewables for kids and even a gummi bear, with NO ARTIFICIAL SWEETENERS! If you would like more info, check out www.juiceplus.com and take the tour!

I can also direct anybody who's interested to my friend, david's direct e-mail or can forward info he has already sent me about the products.

You order a 4 month supply, but can pay in monthly installments. I think the kids' varieties are about $22 / month. They also have an offer where each paying adult can get a free supply for the kids, but I'm not sure if this is still available. I can check.

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