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MJ_S

Member Since 24 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Nov 11 2014 04:17 PM
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In Topic: Child Not Getting Better After Being Gluten-Free

04 November 2014 - 11:57 AM

In order of how I would approach this:

1. I second the idea of exploring what's happening at school/sports or with friends, especially since there's been a sudden change. 

2. Doctor's visit to rule out other health issues.

3. 6 months is around the time that some patients start to report increased sensitivity. If 1 & 2 yield no answers, you may need to look more closely at home.


In Topic: Need A Tooth Paste Thats Soy And Gluten Free

04 November 2014 - 10:46 AM

I use Tom's of Maine. It's been fine.


In Topic: So Discouraged

30 October 2014 - 02:48 PM

Frosted, refractory is really rare so if you still have high antibodies it's more likely that you're still getting glutened. Have you tried giving up processed foods to see if it helps? Most celiacs do fine with the standard gluten-free diet, but there are some of us who are more sensitive and require a non-processed food diet. Even though it's a pain, it's WAY better than being refractory!

 

A new study was just published this month discussing cross-contamination of gluten-free products, including certified gluten-free products:

http://www.nature.co...jcn2014211a.pdf

 

Basically, the study found that out of 158 products tested, 5% of products labeled "gluten-free" and 4% of products labeled "certified gluten-free" tested above 20ppm.

 

While this may not sound huge, if you are one of the unlucky ones eating these products (and statistically, that's 1 in 20 products), you could be affected even if you're not super-sensitive. 

 

The best defense is to skip the processed foods until you get your antibodies down. You're not a newbie, so hopefully you have other variables under control at this point (shared kitchen with gluten eaters, personal care products, etc.)

Good luck!


In Topic: Too Extreme Or Just The Right Medicine?

23 October 2014 - 12:10 PM

You can try contacting the manufacturer of the water pill and see what they tell you. Many will give a standard disclaimer, but they may also confirm if the pill is gluten free.


In Topic: Thank You- A Very Special Day

23 October 2014 - 08:57 AM

I did - I thought it was great. Thanks again.