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Member Since 22 Jan 2008
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Die-off Effect

22 June 2008 - 04:51 PM

Is there a sort of "die-off" when one goes casein and soy free, as happens with candida when one goes yeast free? I'm 5 days off casein and soy and feel terrible. I have headaches and extreme fatigue. I've been gluten-free for 4 months.



Hla-dq 1,1 (subtype 6,6)

22 June 2008 - 06:38 AM

May I reach out to you all and ask for help deciphering my results. I can tell I have to eliminate soy, casein, gluten (have been gluten-free x 4 months), and yeast (?).

I have autoimmune thyroid disease (Graves AND Hashimotos antibodies) and my health trouble started immediately after having radioactive iodine ablation of my thyroid.

I am blessed to say that my only symptoms are major, constant hair loss and acne. I am 38, female. Acne cleared briefly when I went gluten-free. I've been CF, SF x 5 days and again acne is clearing. I realize these symptoms are nothing compared to the pain most on this board experience and I bow to that level of involvement. Nonetheless, it seems I am (was) heading right down the same highway as those with more severe symptoms?

Please interpret based on your experiences the following:

Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value
Fecal Antigliadin IgA 78 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 46 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score <300 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein! (cow's milk) IgA antibody 54 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0602

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0602

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (Subtype 6,6)

C) Egg, Yeast, and Soy Food Sensitivity Stool Panel
Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 8 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 10 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 17 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

My father has MS and drinks Pepto Bismol by the gallon for as long as I can remember. He also is a dentist (Mercury!!) and violently denies that he could need a gluten-free diet... stubborn.

Thank you so much.


Speed Stick

03 June 2008 - 07:27 PM

I've found some posts on natural, aluminum-free deodorants which I think I will try, but I can't find anywhere that states if regular antiperspirants/deodorants contain gluten?

I use Men's Speed Stick Fresh Antiperspirant/Deodorant and Yes, I am sensitive to topical gluten containing products. I'm waiting for response from Colgate-Pamolive. Anyone else know? Since going gluten-free I'm noticing increased hair loss when hair falling was a major problem BEFORE going gluten-free. I'm looking for hidden gluten. Already eliminated shampoo/cond, lotion, makeup and facial products... feel so much better (no itching) but can't find cause for increased hair loss.


cyclomethicone, stearyl alcohol, mineral oil, talc, hydrogenated castor oil, PPG-14 butyl ether, fragrance, steareth-100, steareth-2, behenyl alchol

Thank you.


Gluten Free Hair Color

01 May 2008 - 04:35 AM

Has anyone tried Ecocolors? They claim to be gluten free, among other things and specifically developed for consumers prone to allergic reactions...

If you haven't heard of them, google "ecocolors". What do you all think?


St. Ives H2o Body Wash

17 March 2008 - 08:24 AM

Thought this might help somebody...

Thank you for taking the time to contact Alberto Culver regarding your interest in St. Ives. It is always a pleasure to hear from our consumers and we are happy to respond.

The Bodywash does not contain gluten-derived ingredients.

Thank you again for contacting Alberto Culver.


Sara Belle
Consumer Relations Representative

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