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Evangeline

Member Since 13 Feb 2010
Offline Last Active May 06 2011 07:38 AM
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Anyone A Member Of The Gluten Free Society?

06 May 2011 - 07:42 AM

Just wondering if anyone is a member of the Gluten Free Society?

Gluten-Free Hair Sprays And Hair Products

16 April 2011 - 08:40 AM

I read that gluten is in many hair sprays and so I am trying to find a hair spray, shampoo and conditioner that is gluten-free. I'd also prefer corn free and grain free if possible.

They say I need to call every company and ask. :blink: There MUST be a list already compiled somewhere! Yes? I hope so.

Is there a list?

For Those Who Decided To Be Grain-Free -- How Long Does It Take To See Results?

11 April 2011 - 11:12 AM

How long on average does it take to see results after beginning a grain-free diet?

I've been "gluten-free" for a 1 year. I stopped eating all traces of corn about a month ago (I had a gluten-like reaction!)and I stopped eating rice six days ago. I am also treating all grain like gluten now and have stopped taking any vitamins that have any grain in it. I am not eating any animal products that comes from animals fed grain.

For those of you who decided to be grain-free, how long does it take to see or feel results? 2 months? 8 months? 1 month? 2 weeks?

This Celiac Brought His Igg Levels Down From 33 To 2

07 April 2011 - 09:36 AM

As I browse these Celiac message boards, I see so many Celiacs have leaky gut syndrome and allergies to so many foods. Medical studies find that the intestines of many Celiacs remain inflamed and damaged 10 years after beginning a strict gluten-free diet.

Then there is Dr. Osborne who is a Celiac doctor who advocates a grain-free diet for all Celiacs. He points out that gluten is in all grains and he believes that many Celiacs react to gluten in general. He opposes the present medical community's belief that all Celiacs only react to gliadin which is found in wheat, barley rye.

I found a blog written by a Celiac who decided to try Dr. Osbrone's advice. He took IGG tests before and after. This is from his blog:

"My IGG level dropped from the 70's initially [after a gluten-free diet], but never got any lower than 33. My doctor suggested in 2005 that if the IGG level was still in the 30's after a couple years on the diet, it probably would not improve, and I most likely had some permanent damage from the disease that kept it still high. So I stopped testing at that point, deciding it was not worth the cost to track my progress. Out of curiosity, I decided to retest these antibodies again [after a grain-free diet] and to my amazement, my IGG level was at a 2, the lowest it has been since diagnosis and within normal range which is 0-19. This was exciting news.

His absorption also improved when he changed from gluten-free to grain-free:
"Ferritin previously at 26 was now 73 (normal 10-291)
Vitamin B12 previously at 320 was now 451 (normal 211-911)
Vitamin D previously at 33.1 was now 39.2 (normal 4.8-52.8)"

"To me this is confirmation that Dr. Osborne and Elaine Gottschall were on the right track although years apart. So here I am on a grain-free diet hoping to share the wonderful information these two have given me with you."
Source: http://www.pdxgluten...ned-i-have.html


If many Celiacs are reacting to all grains because of gluten and not gliadin, it would be important to make sure that all vitamins and supplements are also grain-free.

Is There Anyone Who Has Only Eaten Organic Foods And Still Have Leaky Gut?

07 April 2011 - 08:09 AM

I'm wondering if GM foods are contributing or causing the leaky gut issues in many Celiacs. Google "GM Corn Allergies" and there are many interesting articles discussing the fact that Genetically Modified crops can cause allergies to previously harmless foods and cause intestinal permeability. Some researchers state that they believe Celiacs and people with compromised immune systems may be the most at risk of having such reactions from these new foods designed in laboratories.

The foods that have had their DNA actually altered in a laboratory and have parts of DNA that match dust mite DNA, shrimp DNA and some viruses/bacteria are:
GM corn, GM sugar, GM soy and some zucchini and yellow squash. GM ingredients are found in most vitamins, supplements and ingredients like "citric acid" and "ascorbic acid" (both being corn).

I'm wondering if anyone began eating GM-free about 10 years ago but still notices they have leaky gut syndrome? Anyone?