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Member Since 26 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Sep 02 2014 06:43 PM

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In Topic: How To Tell If Food Affects Child?

02 September 2014 - 06:47 PM

Ha ha....determined woman. Yep. That's me. :)  Thanks for the encouragement.  I was hoping to find some really easy fix that I had possibly missed. ;-)  I do try to take a peek before she flushes. Thankfully she forgets to flush and I honestly don't try to change it because I at least get to see it! One of the zillion things I never thought I would be doing as a mother. LOL

In Topic: Rice And Packaging Labels?

02 September 2014 - 06:45 PM

Interesting about the rinsing. :)


Thankfully my kids all eat pretty well. Lots of good fats and plenty of veggies. I just use rice as a filler to help meals stretch and keep them full. We don't do a lot of gluten-free breads because most of the those have egg and my youngest is allergic to eggs and they are expensive. ;-)  I need to try to do some white potatoes and sweet potatoes so I don't rely on rice so much but rice is just so EASY!

In Topic: Rice And Packaging Labels?

27 August 2014 - 07:51 AM

Thanks Peter, for clarifying that. :)

In Topic: How To Tell If Food Affects Child?

27 August 2014 - 07:15 AM

After the initial blood test we went to the GI doctor thinking that's what we should do next. She laughed at us so we haven't seen anyone specifically about it since.  Last Summer we had an appt with a pediatric dermatologist but I figured out the oat thing the night before. We went to the appt anyway and that doc agreed that it could be the oats, wrote us a script for steroid cream that we never filled and we left. Took her of the Quaker Oats and switched to BRM and she cleared up quickly.


She hasn't had any eczema until we switched to this new brand of rice, so I am 99% sure that it's the culprit.


She was just turned 2yo at the original test and had been eating something with gluten every day for 4 months prior to the test.


We eat dairy quite often and she doesn't seem to have any problem with it. I used to be lactose intolerant (nothing huge. Just lots of mucous and sometimes bowel issues when I ate it.) but since I went gluten-free with the kids I can eat dairy with NO problems at all. I thought that was interesting.


I have done food journals and that's how I figured out the eggs, peanuts and possibly avocado. It was just easier when she was in diapers since some of her stuff is poop related. LOL  I guess I can do a food journal again.


Oh and as far as the environmental factors...yeah, the eczema started during county fair week. She had been visiting the goats and horses and chickens. Had gotten a lemon shake up at a booth.  It took me a while to figure out the rice because I was thinking maybe it was the fair. I contacted the lemon shake up booth to triple check ingredients. It was driving me nuts. Then I remembered we had switched rice.

In Topic: How To Tell If Food Affects Child?

26 August 2014 - 10:41 AM

The test that was done was "celiac and gluten sensitivity from Genova Diagnostics. They tested:


Biomarker:                    Result:                       Reference Range

Total IgA                      68   Sufficient            17-94

IgA (tTG IgA)             <1.2  Negative              <4.0 U/mL

IgA (DGP IgA)              2    Negative              <20 U/mL

IgA (AGA IgA)               3    Negative              <20 U/mL

IgG (AGA IgG)             34   Strong Positive     <20 U/mL



It said "patient results are consistent with gluten sensitivity. 


There is a chart to flow through at the bottom.   She had enough in her system to make the test work. Her tTG and DGP were both negative so that meant she was NOT celiac.  Her AGA was positive which meant there was gluten sensitivity. 


My other kids had similar results but this NP said because my youngest was so young and had only eaten gluten for such a short period of time she believed my dd was going to be more sensitive than the other dc. Which seems to be the case. 


So are you saying this test is not legit?  I'm not trying to argue. I genuinely want to know what you think. :)

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