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Skylark

Member Since 26 Apr 2010
Offline Last Active Aug 07 2014 05:07 AM
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In Topic: Home Testing Kits For Celiac?

23 August 2012 - 11:35 PM

I just took this and got a negative, I have been gluten free for two weeks but have been eating gluten since last night (and think I accidentally did a few times in the two weeks). Should the test be accurate if I have been eating it since last night, or was I too quick, do I still need to wait two weeks, or can I say it's intolerance now not celiac?

The home tests are better for finding celiac than for ruling it out. TTG tests are 80% accurate. There is still a 20% chance that you are celiac so no, you shouldn't assume you are intolerant.

In Topic: Enter Lab Results

17 August 2012 - 10:01 PM

Your kids' response to the diet means a LOT more than fecal IgA. It's not a terribly reliable test, though a result of 144 is certainly interesting. Little kids don't always have a strong immune response so the older's test results might simply be a reflection of his/her more mature immune system.

As other folks have said, you can't have them tested for celiac once they're off gluten. If your insurance won't cover celiac panels and it's beyond your means, you might consider getting a home TTG test kit and at least testing the older who has a lot of fecal antibodies. http://www.glutenpro.com/

I hope going off gluten helps their stomach-aches! Obviously follow your naturopath's advice as far as tapering and how long to try the diet once you've done whatever celiac testing you feel is appropriate.

In Topic: My Family Can't Eat Gluten Free

08 August 2012 - 04:49 PM

My chiropractor wrote a 3 page report about me for my family. It explained that 5 years ago I was dying, or something terrible. Maybe my family needs space to guess to come around. If I get beyond the point where my body is working so hard maybe they will be impressed with the recovery?

It has happened to other board members so don't give up hope. Just get well and set the best example you can. :)

In Topic: Gluten-Free Label But Wheat In Ingredients List

08 August 2012 - 04:47 PM

I found this on their site:

http://www.sakata.uk...gluten-free.htm

I don't really understand what they mean by: "the wheat proteins are removed or de-natured by the soy sauce manufacturing process and therefore there is no longer any detectable gluten present."

That makes it sound like any soy sauce would be ok.

As I said above, "not detectable" assumes the test for gluten works reliably on soy sauce. It doesn't. Eat at your own risk.

In Topic: My Family Can't Eat Gluten Free

05 August 2012 - 08:19 PM

My MD already has told me all of my children should be gluten free. However, my husband and they are not ready. I am doing all I can. My body also seems to be doing all the reacting it can. Life is being very hard.

Sorry to hear that. It must be frustrating, especially the reacting. Maybe this will be easier to take on when you are feeling better.

Has your doctor spoken to your husband? Maybe he'll believe better if he hears it first-hand?