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Member Since 26 Dec 2007
Offline Last Active Mar 07 2015 06:55 PM

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In Topic: Connection Between Grapes And Gluten?

26 February 2015 - 06:23 AM

I react to grapes also, but not like i react to gluten.  I get more of an allergic type reaction.  One idea about other food intolerances we develop is that the prolonged gut irritation can somehow cause the body to develop reactions to other foods besides gluten.  That could be why some people on the forum have many additional food intolerances listed in their signatures.  It's possible for a totally random food intolerance to develop after your gut is irritated for a long time.  Perhaps more likely with foods that you eat often.  Some people follow and rotation diet in part to avoid intolerances from developing.

In Topic: Do The Challenge Symptoms Ever Ease Up? Just Need Support :(

08 February 2015 - 01:44 PM

You could ask your doctor to suggest something to soothe your GI system.  Over here in the states I'd say try some Pepto Bismol but I don't know if they have Pepto or something like it in your neck of the woods.

In Topic: Please Help - Fistula - Gluten Sensitivity

08 February 2015 - 01:38 PM



Fistulas can happen sometimes in Crohns patients.  The fact that you had symptom reduction on a gluten-free diet is good to know.  Some people with Crohns go gluten-free and have improvements.  It is possible to have both celiac disease and Crohns at the same time.


There are some tests for food intolerances, but not many.  Sometimes the best test is what your body tells you by it's reactions.  A food elimination diet can help pinpoint foods that cause reactions.

In Topic: Chef That Wants To Borrow Your Shoes...i'm Taking A Walk

01 February 2015 - 08:24 PM

It's pretty neat that you are willing to try and learn about our situation.


Here's some background info for you and threads that might be interesting.  You "DO NOT" have to read all this stuff! :D


I made a list of tips for gluten-free beginners a while back.  Here they are:


Some starting the gluten-free diet tips for the first 6 months for interest:

Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.
Get your vitamin/mineral levels tested also.
Don't eat in restaurants
Eat only whole foods not processed foods.
Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.
Take probiotics.
Take gluten-free vitamins.
Take digestive enzymes.
Avoid dairy if it causes symptoms.
Avoid sugars and starchy foods. They can cause bloating.
Avoid alcohol.
Watch out for cross contamination.


Falling off the gluten-free wagon Post #37
http://www.celiac.co...ten-free +wagon


How bad is cheating?

Anger, Quick Temper, Depression


Gliadin Triggers Innate Immune Reaction in Celiac and Non-celiac Individuals


Night sweats
http://www.celiac.co...__ night sweat

Celiac disease symptoms


a little on elimination diets:


An elimination diet is pretty simple really.  You don't need to read a lot of theories about it or prescribed foods to eat etc.  Just pick out 5 foods that you don't think will bother you and eat only those foods.  After 2 weeks if you feel better then you are most likely ok with those foods.  So pick out one additional food to add to your diet, again something that you don't think you will react too.  It your same diet with plenty of that new food for 3 days.  If you get sick then that new food is probably the reason.  So eliminate it and try again.

Everything counts though, coffee, tea, sodas, spices, vitamin pills, meds, etc.  Anything you consume is a potential problem, not just food.


A brain in the head, a brain in the gut NY Times  (serotonin, gut depression link)


Zero gluten for some celiac patients can help.  Fassano article


Ubo's, Epilepsy And Celiac
http://www.celiac.co...+bright +object

In Topic: Low Energy And Feeling Depressed

30 January 2015 - 05:55 AM

Hi Hannah,


I agree with everything said before.  Some real good advice there.  One thing that helped me a lot with fatigue was taking selenium.  I had been taking vitamin pills but they didn't have any selenium in them.  Some people suggested eating Brazil nuts (high selenium) once in a while and that helped a lot.  Another thing that helped was making sure there was enough iodine in my vitamins and using iodized salt instead of sea salt.  And stopping coffee.


When you have celiac disease your intestine can become damaged and not absorb vitamins efficiently.  So it can be important to take vitamins even if you are eating a healthy diet.  We just need more vitamins incoming to absorb the same amount as everyone else.  That should change as we heal tho and return to a more normal absorption rate.  All this is IMHO.  It's good to go by the vitamin level testing as you have been doing.  Getting a copy of your test results and checking them yourself is important tho.  You don't want to be a the very lowest edge of the ranges, or at the high end.


We don't all have the same food issues.  Some people find stopping dairy for a while helps them feel better and digest better.  Other find additional food intolerances beyond dairy over time.  It's a learn as you go process.