When I was in my teens and early college days, I was finally diagnoses with 'spastic colon' for recurring pain just below my right breastbone. The doctor that finally diagnosed it made the pain appear by pushing a spot in my lower abdomen (weird, right?) and prescribed a muscle relaxant for when the attacks occurred. By my early 20s it pretty much went away and I thought no more about it. Then, at 50, I was diagnosed with Celiac, after showing symptoms for maybe 5 years.
Are the two related? Did I really have some sort of mild Celiac all those years?
Your story is close to mine. Donnatol was prescribed to me for years. After 50, my symptoms kicked in and after two months of being housebound, a GI made a diagnosis, after my biopsy.
The study does state though that they have full remission of symptoms. So if they a very small amount of unrecovered physical scarring, which is basically what a single study is pointing to, then I don't see the problem. That is like saying that 90% of burn victims have scars. Well no shit Sherlock.
Another problem with any study of this nature is that the people doing the study do not have complete control of the diet and environment of the participants. This means that there is no way to know what "gluten free" means to each of them. For one it means a completely gluten free house and the strictest of standards eating out, or not eating out at all. For another (me), while I have the strictest of standards eating out, and in my home, I do not have the control I would like and have a shared home, many do. Many eat out frequently, eat things like Domino's pizza and a large amount of fast food and things with a "processed in a facility" warning. And many still are "take the bun off the burger" celiacs. There is simply no distinguishing between them in the study.
Good point. In addition the "mean average of 16 months" cannot be conclusive that 92% of ALL people with Celiac do not heal....many take years to heal, but often times with great success.
I still couldn't bring myself to use them until I knew for sure so I call the Questions or Comments number on the lable and asked the representitive if these sauces were Celiac safe she looked them both up and said that they both were and that it has been a huge process for them but that all labels from La Choy will have wheat listed in the allergy statement if it is used in anyway in the production of their products. So crossing my fingers that these sauces are awesome and in no way make me sick....
WOW! THAT WAS A LONG SENTENCE! I use La Choy almost daily....without issue.