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Cellular Healing Diet

20 October 2012 - 11:14 AM

I went to this education session on inflammation by a chiropractor's office and they recommended for people with autoimmune diseases, cancer, and bunch of other problems to do the cellular healing diet. I had not heard of this before and learned it is very similar to the specific carbohydrate diet, paleo, and GAPS (grain free and sugar free). I've been following the SCD diet with much better results then just doing gluten free. I was curious if anyone had tried this cellular healing diet and what your experience has been. Thanks!

15 Months Gluten Free And Still Testing Positive For The Disease

10 October 2012 - 05:50 PM

Just got back my latest TTG IGA results. I've been gluten free for almost 15 months now and was really hoping this test would be negative. It was close, but still positive. They say anything less than 20 is negative. My score was 20. My first TTG IGA was 125 followed by a score of 33 7 months later. Now 7 months later it only dropped 13 points. I know I should be testing negative by now. I'm very careful in what I eat and have eliminated grains, processed food, and most other food. So I don't think I'm contaminating myself and my doctor agrees. I've probably had the disease for about 38 years. I know that can slow down the healing. I'm curious if others have had similar experiences and how long before you finally tested negative?

Newly Diagnosed Hashimoto's Disease

09 October 2012 - 05:03 PM

A little over a year of being gluten free and found out my thyroid has now gone bad (hashimoto's disease). I asked for more than just the TSH they wanted to give me. All tests turned out significantly messed up so probably didn't need all of them but I thought it was interesting that thyroid peroxidase antibody came out really high (493 where normal would be less than 35). Clearly my body has been attacking my thyroid after I pulled out the gluten. My mom told me she thought I should find an endocrinologist to manage the disease with instead of my GP who is clueless and quitting as of this week. I've heard most endocrinologists treat diabetes and don't know much about thyroid. For those of you with thyroid issues, what kind doctor do you see? Also anyone know if the generic levothyroxine at Walgreens is gluten free? I'm trying to call the manufacturer but apparently when I called was past their operating hours so have to wait. So I'm curious to know! Thanks all!!!

Vitamins Not Digesting

09 September 2012 - 06:44 AM

I take a lot of vitamins and I noticed recently that some of them are going completely through my body without being digested. I'm trying to figure out what to do about this. I'd heard hard tablets can do this but I think it is some of the capsules I'm taking as I took some toilet paper and pressed it against it and white powder came out (sorry this is kind of gross). I thought capsules were supposed to be easy to digest. I can't digest things like raw vegetables either. Should I just open up the capsules and dump them in my mouth and take them that way or poke them with a knife to try and open them up a little in hopes that the stuff inside can escape? I appreciate the help!

Digestive Enzymes

01 September 2012 - 04:03 PM

Several months ago my GI doc gave me a couple months worth of samples for prescription strength digestive enzymes to try to see if they helped. I tried them for about 2 months but didn't see any difference. I'm wondering if perhaps I should try them again and for a longer period of time and maybe they would help. For those of you who use them and have had success how long did it take before you could tell a difference? Thanks!

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