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#786608 Zinc Carnosine

Posted by on 10 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

I noticed it was an ingredient in the GI Repair supplement my Naturopathic Doctor gave me. And to the skeptics out there, yes she is a real doctor, she went to a certified naturopathic medical school. Anyway I just spend the last half hour reading about it and it looks like it might speed up recovery time. Could be considered worth taking. Here are a few of the studies I found:

1 ZnC, at concentrations likely to be found in the gut lumen, stabilises gut mucosa. Further studies are warranted.

2 These results suggest that tissue destruction surrounding the ulcer region in AAU and FAU models might occur until the 4th or 7th day after operation, and that the acceleration of ulcer healing by Z-103 on these models may be facilitated by the wound healing action of this drug.

3 These results suggest that the protective effect of Z-103 against the aggravation of gastric mucosal injury induced by ischemia-reperfusion may be due to its inhibitory effect on lipid peroxidation.
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#783494 Ibs Symptoms While Healing

Posted by on 27 March 2012 - 10:04 PM

I've finally hit the point where I'm feeling better more often than bad, which is great. I'm feeling like a normal person almost all the time now, so I'm very happy. One question I have for everyone is if you experienced any IBS symptoms as you got better? Not to be gross here, but I've noticed in the mornings, before I have a bowel movement, I get very crampy and semi-nauseated, then I have the bowel movement, continue with those symptoms for a half hour or so, and then am fine the rest of the day. Anyone else have this happen?

It's pretty normal. I think I had IBS like symptoms and loose stools for the first couple months I initially went gluten-free.

And don't worry about grossing anyone out on this forum, it's pretty hard to do
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#783465 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by on 27 March 2012 - 06:29 PM

Okay folks, we have gone way off the original topic. This is about healing from celiac disease, not about God and Satan. Religious discussion does not belong here. Please keep to the original topic.

Gemini - PM me if you would like to respond
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#783393 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by on 27 March 2012 - 12:53 PM

Who is arguing? I was making a point but, apparently, it was lost on you.

No it's just that your point was weak and contrived. What about the people that don't adapt well and can't live a normal life? What are the supposed to do? I'm fully aware of how bad other people have it - and call me what you will, but frankly I don't give a shit about them. I put myself first. Once I fix myself, then I can help take care of others.

I am also arguing because if you think that being diagnosed with Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity is honestly an invisible man in sky's plan for you, when there are little kids starving in Africa, then you are truly lost. You thinking that God has a plan for you is just your way of rationalizing what's happened, which is fine, but don't try to tell other people who may or may not even believe in god that he has a plan for you.

The only positive notion I was able to take away from your response was your last sentence: There is life after a Celiac diagnosis.
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#783364 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by on 27 March 2012 - 10:58 AM

God does have a plan.....maybe you don't see it? The world is not supposed to be perfect, otherwise, people would never learn from their mistakes.
Life is a learning process. I have never considered this a BS disorder because I have adapted well and live a normal life. Is it convenient? No, but that's the worst thing I can say I've encountered when learning to deal with Celiac Disease. I guess I have seen too much really serious illness in others to make me thankful that I was given something that I had such control over. And if you think that I wasn't that sick from Celiac, I can assure you that I was deathly ill at diagnosis. I am also mostly lactose intolerant so it's not just gluten I have to avoid. However, I've found the balance that keeps me from having a chip on my shoulder about it. There is life after a Celiac diagnosis.

Haha I love arguing with theists. Something good happens, thank God. Something bad happens, oh well it's all part of his plan.

He did have a plan. Unfortunately Satan messed it up by tempting Eve and it's been downhill ever since. :lol:

Haha I think you got that backwards. Read the Bible, God killed over 2 million - the Devil killed 10
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#783107 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by on 26 March 2012 - 02:43 PM

I think the blocked post from yesterday has me suspicious.

Sorry Gfresh, didn't mean to call you a troll. :blink:

No offense taken

Does no one else see that article as overly alarmist?
We see plenty of highly-affected celiacs/NCGIs online but percentages have to be skewed by the more affected being online more, continuing the search for health.

I was amazed when I joined yahoo's bay area celiac group. Seemed out of ~30 ppl, only 2 or 3 still had any celiac-related problems at all.

It shouldn't be a news flash that scarred tissue doesn't always 100% heal.
Thinking not so much flattened villi as scalloping would/could be analogous to scarring, but I don't know enough biology to know. I know my own past gut pain felt more seriously physiological than flattened villi.

I do see as a bit over alarmist, but it also seems to bring up some good points - the main that for a large portion of gluten-free people, eliminating gluten alone is not enough. That probably seems pretty obvious for most of us here, but I'm guessing it's a different story for the general population.

I haven't even bothered to look at this article because there has already been enough alarmist stuff printed about Celiac without adding to it with another. I do agree with you Tom and if people have the expectation that they probably won't heal, then they probably won't.

I was in pretty bad shape at diagnosis with virtually no villi left yet, after 7 years, feel great. I also cannot tolerate much dairy either so I guess maybe I haven't healed healed 100%. Who cares? This is why God designed a back up plan for the small intestine. He gave us 22 feet, with overlap on the absorption front, so if a part of it were compromised, then another portion would take over. I think the numbers of those who don't heal to the point where they cannot function normally after giving time for healing, is pretty low. Maybe this is designed to keep people afraid and running to doctors all the time.....good for business. I have 3 other autoimmune problems besides Celiac so I'm not someone who only had symptoms for a week.
I suffered long term but once diagnosed, healed well enough over time that I live a completely normal life. I find that those who still consume gluten and eat like most Americans are always complaining about their medical problems and have many more problems than I do.

As you age, body parts are not always going to work perfectly. That's normal for everyone. I think if gluten free were not enough, there would be an epidemic of people who just would not heal. The incidence is small and is usually the result of other conditions that come with a delayed diagnosis of celiac or illnesses that co-exist with it, like Crohn's or colitis.

If God really had a plan he wouldn't of give us these bullshit disorders in the first place
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#782912 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by on 25 March 2012 - 09:51 PM

Just wanted to share this article. Frankly, I found it a little frightening and a bit of an eye opener as I was under the impression that a gluten-free diet should return a person to normal. I probably shouldn't of been so naive.
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#738250 Making Fun Of Gluten Issues On New Cbs Show

Posted by on 12 October 2011 - 03:47 PM

GFresh404- I think you're deliberately misunderstanding why so many people are upset. In which case, it's not possible for this conversation to be productive. It does bother me me that as a future celiac medical provider, you're not taking the concerns of celiacs seriously. But, then, that's par for the course.

I am not.

It's a TV sit-com. I strongly doubt many people take it seriously. It's not like it was a documentary on Celiac Disease spewing false information.
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#738238 Making Fun Of Gluten Issues On New Cbs Show

Posted by on 12 October 2011 - 03:17 PM

It's exactly this attitude that bothers me. It's okay to be rude as long as you don't know someone? This is why gluten-free is considered a fad diet, not a medical diet. It's also why celiac disease continues to be underdiagnosed to the tune of 95%.

Oh you expect everyone to be nice to everyone else? Ya that's not delusional or anything..

Without someone taking offense, racial slurs and hurtful names for those with mental and physical challenges would still be considered appropriate. And where does the misinformation stop?

People being offended is not what stops any of those things.

The point is not so much that the joke was offensive, the point is that the joke makes people watching the show, some of who work in restaurants and prepare food think that this isn't a real medical issue. I don't care if a particular show offends me but if I go out to eat and someone disregards my gluten free order because they think I'm just being picky well that is a problem.

If misrepresentation of our disease is fine with you great. People have very valid reasons for being upset that celiac and eating disorders were referred to in this way. Hopefully your next meal out won't be served by a waitperson who saw the show and doesn't take your needs seriously. I would also suggest that if it bothers you that others are bothered by it this may be a thread you might want to skip over.

I guess I can kind of see what you guys are saying but you probably shouldn't be eating restaurants where the chefs are educated by sitcoms.

In almost all the restaurants with actual Gluten-free menus ie the big chain ones like Outback Steakhouse, the chefs are trained about this stuff and how to avoid cross contamination. I just don't think it's worth getting all worked up over one little comment.

Haters gonna hate.
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#737293 How Long Till %100

Posted by on 09 October 2011 - 03:03 AM

I apologize in advance because I know this has been asked a bunch of times. I'm also aware that everyone is different and there are many factors that one cannot even account for when trying to figure out how long it will take to fully recover.

So if you wouldn't mind, just list:

Age diagnosed
Period of time gluten-free
Estimated % of Full Recovery

For me it's:

2 Years 10 Months
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#737075 Making Fun Of Gluten Issues On New Cbs Show

Posted by on 08 October 2011 - 03:39 AM

eh - I think you guys might be overreacting a bit.
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#734228 Anyone Else Always Hungry?

Posted by on 26 September 2011 - 12:07 PM

Yes - this is totally normal. But as always, it's good to rule out other things first. I don't know as much about parasites, but I think they could produce some very similar symptoms, depending on the type.

The reason most Celiacs feel this way all the time is because they're not optimally absorbing all the calories they intake. Their small intestine, which is where almost all nutrients are absorbed, has been damaged. I can tell you, that for me, it didn't really go away, yet. It's been almost 3 years gluten-free and that extreme feeling of hunger definitely has gone down a ton, but it occasionally rears its head every now and again.

Part of it also isn't just caloric hunger, it's your body asking for vitamins and minerals. Some things that can help curb this feeling are good fats and protein - try to stay away from refined grains and simple carbs. Nuts, peanut butter, and chicken (other protein will work too) helped me a ton. Basically just eat as much nutrient dense food as you can and take a food based vitamin if you can affored it (ie New Chapter).
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#693678 Amy's Gluten Free Spinach Pizza

Posted by on 20 April 2011 - 02:41 PM

Amy's has never bothered me and I consider myself very sensitive.

And to be honest, I find it hard to believe that Amy's products are making other people sick. I'm not saying that they aren't - I'm just saying I find it hard to believe that someone could be THAT sensitive. I

n the end, you gotta do what works for you, so if makes you feel like poop, just don't eat it. It might not be the gluten in there, if there is any, that's making you feel sick. Could very well be some other ingredient. Unfortunately (and I guess fortunately) everyone's different.
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#649979 Diagnosed With Gluten Intolerance (Non-Celiac)

Posted by on 29 October 2010 - 02:00 AM

I'm confused - so a gluten intolerance causes "inflammation" and celiac causes the villi to get worn down? Does gluten intolerance eventually lead to celiac for everyone, or can it stay at the inflammation level not the vill-worn-down level? It seems like a constant state of inflammation is pretty bad too. I don't think my doctor thinks gluten intolerance is that dire - she just said don't eat gluten if it makes me feel bad. :blink:

It is my understanding the inflammation precedes villus damage. Everyone is different, but in general I think gluten sensitivity going unchecked will lead to Celiac Disease, among other things.

Again, while it has already been pointed out that technically, gluten sensitivity and celiac disease are different disorders, the severity and seriousness of the two are the same. In some cases, gluten sensitivity can be more severe.
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#649357 Diagnosed With Gluten Intolerance (Non-Celiac)

Posted by on 26 October 2010 - 03:27 PM

Hi how's it going everyone?
I am a new member here, 29 years old male and have been diagnosed with gluten intolerance. For the last 5 months I've been really sick and have been to about 10 doctors. Finally I found someone who is a specialist in gluten (rheumatologist) and he diagnosed me by blood, saliva and stool tests (no endoscopy). According to him I am gluten intolerant and don't have Celiac (hence non-celiac). I do have the HLA-DQ2 gene as well and I did have IgA antibodies elevated even after being on a gluten free diet for about a month when I went for my test. Is there a chance I can develop Celiac in future even after being gluten free? I am trying my best to be gluten-free 100%.

Anyway, I'll share some of my symptoms:
1. Crazy panic attacks all the time after eating food, unrealistic fear
2. Abdominal distension, cramps, extreme constipation
3. Inflammation in the GI tract
4. Vitamin D deficiency and very low Vitamin B12, low thyroid numbers, low iron
5. Severe fatigue, headaches, pressure inside head and around face area
6. Chest pain, tightness around chest, throat, back and pelvic area
7. Back pain (severe) all the time
8. Weight loss - about 30 lbs in 6-7 months without even trying to loose weight

Now I'm feeling better, being gluten free for about 1.5 months, the doctors said he would like to repeat the tests after 3-4 months.. Lets see how it goes. According to him I should recover 100% as long as I avoid gluten.

How long does it take to feel 100% better? Just curios!


As far as I am concerned gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease are virtually the exact same thing. In Celiac, the small intestine becomes damaged. In gluten sensitivity, a different organ may become damaged or simply not enough damage has yet been done to the small intestine in order for you to be diagnosed Celiac.

Healing times vary per individual depending on age and severity of damage. The healing time that I keep is hearing is around two years - for me, I'm 20, I'm thinking it's going to be about 3 to get to %100. Enzymes and Glutamine can help with energy and healing.
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