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lovegrov

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#791881 Does Dermatitis Herpetiformis React Well To Regular Antibiotics?

Posted by lovegrov on 28 April 2012 - 08:36 PM

Antibiotics do not get rid of DH.

richard
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#790055 Should I Be Scoped Again After 1 Year gluten-free?

Posted by lovegrov on 23 April 2012 - 07:55 AM

WARNING: I am NOT a doctor or medical person!!

If you feel good and your blood tests are good, I just don't see the need for another biopsy. There are some dangers involved in sticking stuff own your throat and into your small bowel, although overall it's a relatively safe procure. The second time they did my dad, they accidentally tore his esophagus(??). He ended up fine, but it certainly wasn't any fun.

I've never had another one after being diagnosed and I don't plan to unless there's something strange going on.

richard
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#786708 Mounds Ice Cream Bars

Posted by lovegrov on 11 April 2012 - 05:49 AM

Good Humor is a Unilever company and Unilever will clearly list any gluten. This ice cream is gluten-free.

"Is the mounds bar gluten free

Agent:

We recommend consumers read the label each time before buying our product. If gluten is present, it is clearly listed in plain language on the ingredient label (i.e., wheat flour, rye, barley, oats, and malt). Malt is a barley based ingredient."

richard
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#786696 Bad Timing

Posted by lovegrov on 11 April 2012 - 05:29 AM

As the original poster sort of hinted, there's really no reason at all to be looking for a culprit here and I certainly wouldn't be grilling the hosts based on her "reaction." desperateforhealth ate too much one day, then didn't eat enough the next day, and maybe had a virus on top of that. It's really pretty much impossible to pinpoint anything given that scenario.

richard
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#784550 If You Have Celiac Disease, Would You Keep Your Children Gluten Free For Life...

Posted by lovegrov on 01 April 2012 - 07:15 AM

Wait, Kjas, you wouldn't have children? Simply because of celiac? Or am I misreading this?

I had two WONDERFUL children with nary a sign of celiac. Best decision of my life.

richard
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#779991 If You Have Celiac Disease, Would You Keep Your Children Gluten Free For Life...

Posted by lovegrov on 11 March 2012 - 08:02 AM

NO!! Let them eat gluten. I would not warp my kids' childhood that way unless I knew it were necessary.

As for developing other conditions, think back on all of the studies over the decades that have pointed to something dietary causing something, only to have it reversed in the next study. Look at how many times they've gone back and forth over coffee, for instance.

richard
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#773725 I Ate An Entire Bag Of Shrimp!

Posted by lovegrov on 15 February 2012 - 01:06 PM

Just a reminder to those who do have DH that most folks who have DH can eventually eat shrimp and don't have to worry about iodine for the rest of their lives, but for some folks it can take a couple of years of the diet to get there. In my case, I NEVER had to worry about iodine (and of course some iodine is essential to good health). If you have or had dh, try out the iodine in small quantities to see how you do.

richard
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#772074 Bloooooooated

Posted by lovegrov on 09 February 2012 - 09:10 AM

For the newbies reading this, I'm going out on a limb and guessing that if you cover your food and the microwave it, 99.99999 percent of us will be perfectly fine. If you made your own food using anything processed, I'd say the odds are much higher any contamination came from the processed food than the microwave.

richard
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#766501 Overwhelmed Mom!

Posted by lovegrov on 20 January 2012 - 07:55 AM

Ravenwood notes correctly that most people with celiac use distilled vinegar with no problem. Let me add that very, very, very few products use distilled vinegar that comes from wheat. Extremely rare.

richard
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#765505 Scared To Take My Daughter To The Dentist

Posted by lovegrov on 17 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

I would also look for another dentist. If this is not an option before getting these cavities filled, I'd try to talk to them again. But you can also relax in that things involved in filling cavities will almost certainly all be gluten-free. Virtually everything in every dentist's office is gluten-free, and in a lot of offices it's all gluten-free. Still, their cavalier attitude is not at all professional.

richard
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#759452 Spring Valley Vitamin E Labeling Problem

Posted by lovegrov on 23 December 2011 - 09:37 PM

And does the law even require listing allergens in vitamins and supplements?

richard
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#758576 What's The Likelihood For False Positives From Blood Test?

Posted by lovegrov on 21 December 2011 - 07:34 AM

"His main symptom that prompted the screening is anemia that won't go away with iron supplements."

This is a HUGE celiac symptom.

As others have said, false positives are rare. And do NOT have him go gluten-free before the biopsy.

richard
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#758299 Restaurant Nightmare

Posted by lovegrov on 20 December 2011 - 08:23 AM

The way to prevent that from happening again is to not allow gluten at your table when you dine out.


I'm assuming the poster was out with friends or family. I'd NEVER try to tell dining companions they couldn't eat gluten -- unless of course I never wanted to eat out with them again.

richard
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#757966 Grain Fed Meats

Posted by lovegrov on 19 December 2011 - 06:06 AM

The ultimate proof for me is that the vast majority -- a huge percentage -- of folks with celiac eat any meat they like and are perfectly fine. In fact, on my doctor's orders I ate meat at every meal as I was recovering from undiagnosed celiac that nearly killed me, and yet I made a full and complete recovery after 11 days in the hospital and missing 10 weeks of work. I never once checked the feed status of the meat I consumed.

Anybody who wants to continue to fret about grain-fed meat containing gluten is of course welcome to do so, but any new folks reading this thread should realize that there are other much more important things to worry about.

richard
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#757953 "my Kids Can't Have Gluten So I Have To Get Whole Wheat Spaghetti For...

Posted by lovegrov on 19 December 2011 - 05:34 AM

Well, if this is truly the whole story, then you sister sounds quite ill and in serious need of help. Her children are at risk for all kinds of problems.

richard
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