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DaCat

Member Since 25 Nov 2006
Offline Last Active Jan 15 2008 05:02 PM
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In Topic: Gluten Intolerance

09 May 2007 - 04:35 PM

Thank you ALL for your responses. It helps having others share their experiences & knowledge. I love forums for that reason! Anyway, "knowing" it's a lifelong thing helps me right now.

I know I felt better being completely off gluten for months after finding out I had a problem with it so I guess it will be encouraging to see how I feel after more time goes by this time (I'm off gluten again since tests are over). I mean, I didn't feel great when I was off it before because I have other issues being dealt with too, like: high mercury/lead levels, leaky gut etc.), but some of my symptoms seemed to improve.

By the way, does anyone have any web sites/links suggestions that is soley about gluten "intolerance" and how that affects the body? I know the "treatment" is the same for GI and Celiacs, but gluten does affect the body differently in each case. I know symptoms can be the same, but the damage in the body is apparently different. I don't think a person who is only gluten intolerant has flatten villi. I would like to know what does happen in the body then. Seems like I read somewhere that there can be damage to internal organs etc. I read the book Dngerous Grains which is good, but I'd like more info. Thanks to anyone who can help me. I want to know as much as I possibly can re: what I am dealing with.

Oh, one more question: has anyone here who is gluten intolerant only been to a "celiac" support group and found it to be helpful? I'm considering this for myself. Not sure we have a gluten intolerance support group. Heard those are hard to come by anyway. <_<

Thank you and God Bless!

In Topic: A Possible Celiac Needs Our Help

17 December 2006 - 05:44 AM

So, does the sister-in-law refuse to take her to "any" doctor, or only her own naturopathic doctor? If it's the latter, please know that in many cases a naturopathic doctor can be of more help than a traditional doctor. I don't think it's fair for the sister-in-law to refuse to let "traditional" doctors help (if needed), but a naturopathic doctor (if well qualified) could be a world of help to this poor lady - even if it's dementia. They tend to go after the source of the problem, not just treat symptoms. Just my 2 cents.

~Shelly

In Topic: How Long Do I Do A Trail Run Of Gluten-free Diet?

27 November 2006 - 02:57 PM

Thanks everyone. Having a "window" of time helps me a lot. I don't think it will be too hard for me to go 100% gluten-free really. My diet has been really strict considering my food sensitivities and I'm used to hunting for offensive ingredients. I did copy the forbidden and allowable food lists off this site and have been double checking my kitchen. I eliminated a great deal of gluten approx. 5 months ago, so getting the rest of the hidden ones out shouldn't be too hard. We'll see.

Question: what kind of cereal do y'all eat? I am used to eating homemade granola made with oats, obviously, but now I will not be eating that at all. I have found that cereal has been an easy way for me to get flaxmeal in my diet, so I'd love to find one (or make one) that I can eat. Any ideas out there?

Blessings,
~Shelly

In Topic: Can Celiacs Or Gi People Have Pop/soda?

27 November 2006 - 09:47 AM

Thank you Peter for your help on that. I didn't think pop had gluten, but wasn't sure. I don't drink much, but if I'm going to try this diet, I want to get it right.

How is it that oats contain wheat? Can someone explain this to me? I just buy Quaker 100% rolled oats. Do those have wheat in them?

Does anyone else have any input re: my test results? I know test results can be sketchy or not very valid compared to symptoms, but I would like to know what you think of the tests I had done thus far.

Thank you.
~Shelly

In Topic: Questions About My Tests......

25 November 2006 - 06:10 PM

Thank you Michelle. I would like to locate that book and read it. ~Shelly

Ursula,

What is your naturopaths normal range for the gliadin antibodies?
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The lab that did my GI tests is Diagnos-Tech, and this is what's noted regarding range:

Borderline: 13-15 U/ml
Positive: >15 U/ml

What do you think of this? Is it not specific enough? How much is the testing through Enterolab?

Thank you so much for your time.
~Shelly