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In Topic: Foods For My Friend To Eat To Gain Weight

27 July 2015 - 04:38 AM

Hi Matt,


She should read the newbie 101 thread at the top of the forums.  It has some advice that can help beginners.  The biggest thing is to avoid eating even tiny amounts of gluten.  The celiac reaction is auto-immune and it only takes a very small amount of gluten to kick off the reaction.  The gut can't heal while the immune reaction is ongoing.  So she can't fully absorb nutrients until the reaction stops and she has some time to heal.  The immune reaction may take months to stop completely.


A good diet to follow is whole foods cooked at home, and avoiding most processed foods.  Some people can't eat dairy without issues for about 6 months or so.

In Topic: Questions That Maybe Adults Can Answer?

27 July 2015 - 04:22 AM

More prayers coming for you Miss Eloise and the other children.  :) 

In Topic: Questions That Maybe Adults Can Answer?

21 July 2015 - 01:15 PM

Hi Eloise,


I hope you feel better soon.  You sure are good at asking questions! :)


Celiac disease is genetic so it makes sense your mom or dad might have it also.  Three people in my family have it.  It can take a while for your body to heal the intestines after you stop eating gluten.  Some people feel better right away after stopping gluten, but many take several months to feel a lot better.  Since you are young you will probably heal faster than older people do.  It takes a while for the body to stop making antibodies to gluten after it is removed from the diet.  Once your gut s healing though you will be able to absorb nutrients better.  Nutrients, (vitamins, minerals, fats and carbohydrates) are needed by the body to heal and fight disease.  So it makes a big difference in how you feel if you can absorb them properly.


Your doctors need to do a good job of having the kitchen prepare your meals gluten-free.  Even a tiny bit of gluten can start the auto-immune process up again and cause a setback.  Some people find it is better to stick with very simple foods for a while.  Like meat and potatoes, but not much processed foods like cookies, cakes cereals, etc.  That makes it easier because there are fewer ingredients in whole foods vs. processed foods.  So there is less to check on and worry about.


Here is some info from Wikpedia on CF:  https://en.wikipedia...Cystic_fibrosis


Are your doctors giving you pro-biotics and digestive enzymes?  Some people with celiac disease find they help.


In Topic: Maybe It's Crohn's And Not Celiac?

14 June 2015 - 04:39 AM

Hi, My younger brother had both Crohn's and celiac disease.  So it's possible to have both conditions.  If you read some of the Crohn's forums people sometimes follow the gluten-free diet for Crohn's.   Some find it helpful, others don't.  I wouldn't rule out taking drugs for Crohn's myself.  From what I understand, sometimes people take a drug until they go into "remission" and then they stop or take a lower, maintenance dose.  There's an awful lot not known about Crohn's still.  But if drugs can prevent having to get a surgery, it seems worthwhile to take them,  IMHO.

In Topic: Joint Pain

08 June 2015 - 08:29 PM



You could try giving up nightshades for a while and see if that helps your joint pain.  A few months ought to be enough of a test to tell.

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