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Support Groups Play An Important Role

Do I thank Al Gore for helping me understand celiac disease?

Although Gore never claimed to have invented the Internet, he did discuss his role in Internet development in an interview with Wolf Blitzer of CNN. Claims that the former U.S. Vice President invented the Internet are an urban legend.

The  Internet has played a major role in arming me with coping skills for Celiac Disease, Multiple Chemical Sensitivities and Latex Allergy. I jokingly tell my friends one of my favorite practitioners is "Dr. Google."

"The Net" has been most helpful for me as a place to share information and discussion with others who are similarly afflicted.  This website is an outstanding example.

Of course we will always find opposing opinions throughout the Internet. After all, people are a bit like the contents of a box of assorted chocolates. Each one is different.  Since anyone can post just about anything it essential to verify the
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Recently, a team of doctors led by Dr. Daniel Leffler conducted a study of the factors that are most important in increasing the success rates for people trying to maintain a gluten-free diet. Dr. Leffler is a clinical fellow in Gastroenterology at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Leffler presented the results of his study at the 2007 American College of Gastroenterology’s Annual Scientific Meeting and Postgraduate Course. The results of the study indicate that support groups seem to have an important role to play.
 
 


 

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Thank you so much, I will be making a doctors appointment soon

Many of us are lactose intolerant at the beginning (damaged villi tips can not release the enzymes to digest lactose), so experient. Choose lactose low foods like hard cheeses and yogurts. If she has no issues, add in milk and ice cream. Leafy greens are great sources of calcium too. Make sur...

Your doctor is wrong, you should be getting an annual test to see if you are doing well. This is standard care for celiacs. Learn more: http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/how-often-should-follow-up-testing-occur/ By checking your celiac antibodies, you can determine if celiac disea...

If you had a celiac blood test done that showed high at diagnosis then I believe you are supposed to test at the 3 month then 1 year mark to verify that those numbers went to normal levels on a gluten free diet. If they are still high you might not be as gluten free as you thought or just going g...

You can always just sub regular milk for the powdered and liquid. Powdered milk is nice if you are using a bread maker and setting up the night before or storing a dry mix to save time. It is nice to have powdered milk on hand for earthquakes. I had to drink it as a kid. It was cheap and...