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Watercolor

Member Since 16 Jan 2009
Offline Last Active Oct 05 2009 09:49 AM
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Saw The Nutritionist

24 July 2009 - 07:05 AM

I saw Melinda Dennis in her celiac clinic this week. She's a hard core nutritionist who has had celiac for 18 years. Just full of knowledge, very up to date, advises the FDA, etc.

I found I was in good shape as far as avoiding gluten, maybe be more careful about eating a lot of stuff made in factories that also handle wheat. Okay, fine. Gave me a bunch of gluten-free samples to try. She's got manufacturers throwing cases of samples at her. That was cool. Especially something called Shella snack mix - corn nuts, pumpkin and sunflower seeds, ground chickpeas formed into crunchy noodles. I would pay real money for more of that stuff.

But but but but but...
Her big thing is the need to eat healthy grains. 5 times the protein, low fat, vitamins etc.
Sorry, I've made the effort to be gluten-free, but I am not cooking and eating quinoa, millet, buckwheat and flaxseed. I've tried bitefuls of them through the years, and I'm didn't like them. Besides, DH is on the Autistic Spectrum. He won't try new foods. Period.

Thoughts, advice???

Glutton Free Menu

23 April 2009 - 08:18 AM

I actually saw this on a mexican restaurant menu.

Gotta givem credit for trying, huh?

Should I Do It Again?

27 March 2009 - 08:36 AM

I have positive blood work (endomysial antibody IgA) and feel better off gluten. I decided not to have a biopsy because I didn't want to go back on gluten for it.

So one day I was depressed about being gluten-free and I decided to eat a bunch of gluten to see what happened. Two hours later I had stomach pain and vomiting. It was weird because I never had those symptoms before going gluten-free.

Anyways, I told my doctor about it and she said there's no way to know for sure if it was the gluten because it only happened once. So, dear celiacs, should I do it again?

Pro - It would prove once and for all that I really do need to be gluten-free.
Con - Who wants to get sick, then feel like crap for a few days?

Ema Positive

30 January 2009 - 07:29 AM

My EMA IgA Ab came back positive at 1:80.
Negative is <1:5.
Since it's 100% specific, I guess I have celiac.

My question is - will I need to have a gluten free household?
DH is gonna freak out if he can't have gluten either.

Test Results

16 January 2009 - 07:17 AM

Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me understand my test results.

Because I was complaining of extreme fatigue, my doctor decided to screen me for celiac.

She only tested tTG IgG antibodies. The result came back - 22.4.

0-20 normal
20-30 weakly positive
>30 strongly positive

Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.