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jeanne-

Member Since 24 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 27 2011 01:19 AM
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#693310 Where Are These Food Sensitivities Coming From?

Posted by jeanne- on 19 April 2011 - 09:53 AM

Or raise your own. We live in a city that allows it, and have lots of chickens :)

we are in the proccess of hatching out more chickens. Can't wait to have a decent sized flock again. Can't believe that their feed would make a difference. It seems like the hens bodies should metabolize the feed and make and make it safe to eat the eggs. Shows how toxic the corn and soy have become.
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#651234 Does Anyone Like Being Celiac

Posted by jeanne- on 04 November 2010 - 04:34 PM

Funny you started this thread. Yesterday I got the results from the genetic testing. Everything came back neg. I was disapointed. The gluten free diet does make me feel better (dx'ed non celiac gluten sensitivity). But I know that my family will think I can cheat because I don't have a REAL disease. If I could tell them that I have celiac, there would not be any hassle about meals for the holidays. I can hear them now asking why do I always have to be weird and different.
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#647700 Had The Most Annoying Dinner Last Night

Posted by jeanne- on 20 October 2010 - 06:13 AM

Hope her tip reflected the quality of her service. Sorry your night went so poorly.
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#646440 What Should I Do Now?

Posted by jeanne- on 15 October 2010 - 06:34 AM

My history is: been contipatated since my fist memories, depressed since kindergarten, dx'ed IBS in 1984, dx'ed hypothyroid in 2003, IgG pos. for wheat, dairy, egg, corn in 2004ish, bloating after meals, and I get nauseated after eating dairy. After doing some research, I went gluten free in Sept. Went to my doctor last week, he did some blood work.

ANA neg
DNA, double stranded neg
Mitochondrial AB neg
endomysial ab, Ig A neg
gliadin ABS, IgG and IgA neg
Anti-thyroglobulin AB 86
Anti thyroid persoxidase AB `1362
Free T4 1.17
TSH 0.748

final dx: gluten sensitive enteropathy and Hashimoto thyroiditis.


My doctor is sending me to an endocrinologist. I feel better on a gluten free diet. My question is, because I was gluten free prior to the blood work being done, I now know that the results could be a false negative. Is it worth the time, trouble and expense to get the genetic testing since i will be staying gluten free anyway? I have put the entire family on the diet in hopes of doing preventative medicine for future autoimmune diseases (daughter has vitiligo, husband has ankylosising sponylitis).

Thank you for your input.
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#641999 New And Confused

Posted by jeanne- on 25 September 2010 - 10:03 AM

Hi Elk,

A functional doctor can be a MD, DO, or a chiropracter. He focuses the patient's treatment on the cause of the disease, not just the sypmtoms. For example, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism seven years ago. The conventional doctor gave me Synthroid. He treated my symptoms only. No explanation as to why my thyroid is loosing it ablility to function. A band aid approach.

Functional doctors search for the reason why the thyroid stopped working. They believe it is caused by the body confusing gluten, which I am allergic to, with the throid tissue (they are molecluarly similar). So my body is responding to the gluten and attacking my thyroid as well. If I continue to eat gluten, my body will continue to attack my thyroid until it no longer functions at all. My dosage of Synthroid has been increased twice so far. Functional doctors use alternative treatments, herbs, massage therapy, chelation, and a lot of therapies that I don't know about.

There is one group of functional doctors in our area. They are not accepting new patients. Also, because functional doctors are considered alternative medicine, our insurance won't help off set the costs. That' why I am trying to learn what I can on my own. Our famly has a lot of autoimmune diseases. I am hoping to prevent some of them from manefesting in my kids.

I started this entire journey at a website called, Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. David Brownstein MD and Dr. Kharrazian DC have written books about it. The web site for Underground Wellness has stuff on it too. Take care.
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#641926 New And Confused

Posted by jeanne- on 24 September 2010 - 07:39 PM

Hi. I am new here. I have been studying about autoimmune dieases on the internet with the functional medicine approach. They try to locate the source of the medical problem and not just treat the symptoms. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism seven years ago. I was tested pos. for IgG antibodies for gluten about 8 years ago (my eight children are also pos). My doctor thought I may have celiac's but has not tested me.

The functional medicine doctors believe that gluten can cause hypothyroidism. The body attacks the thyroid because it is molecularly similar to gluten. Therefore, they recommend a gluten free diet for life to stop any further tissue damage.

I have also read that the effects of gluten can manifest themelves as arthritis (husband has it), nerve damage (daughter has vitilgo-nerve damage in the skin resulting in loss of pigmentation), eczema (most of us have this too), and other maladies.

No doctor that we have seen has ever told us to go gluten free. The allergist told us to go on a four day rotational diet. Is this sufficient or should we go gluten free?

I would really appreciate any insight. I am a bit overwhelmed at the moment.


Thank you in advance,

Jeanne
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