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Member Since 26 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Jul 29 2015 04:05 AM

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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: 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.

In Topic: Is There An Easier Way Than Riding It Out?

02 June 2015 - 06:27 AM

When you go to the doctor is up to you Patt.  Only you can decide if your symptoms are serious enough for a doctor's visit.

In Topic: Diagnosed With Celiac But No Symptoms?

01 June 2015 - 08:14 AM

Yep, silent celiac disease has no gut symptoms.  But that doesn't mean it isn't doing damage.

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