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Problems witht he Nima?

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Thanks Karen.  I like the videos by Tricia Thompson that are linked in the comments on the article.  She explains some issues about the testing process and correctly preparing samples for testing.  Very informative.  If they come out with a sensor that detects wheat, rye, barley, oats, peppers, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, soy, celery, and dairy I might even consider trying it.


Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."

Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.

Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, eggplant, celery, strawberries, pistachios, and hard work. Have a good day! 🙂 Paul

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I am a GlutenFreeWatchdog member.  I also support Consumer Reports.  I like the idea of someone adocating for those with celiac disease or gluten intolerances.  

For now, I will stick to my primary gluten tester -- my brain.  Reading labels, calling manufacturers, eating at restaurants recommended by celiacs,  and posting on this forum has worked for me.  


Non-functioning Gall bladder Removal Surgery 2005

Diagnosed via Blood Test (DGP IgA only) and Endoscopy: March 2013

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis

Osteopenia/osteoporosis -- June 2013

Allergies and Food Intolerances

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Interesting on this, I sent in the Mantoba harvest and the Upton to the lab. I have since apologized for snapping at the uptons products and started questioning the Nima more often.   On a side note the sample from the Mantoba Harvest Hemp tested low and came back 6ppm.....Should I be concerned as a celiac on this? Or should I consume the product and hope I do not hit a hot spot.....sorta have a $60+ bulk order of the stuff -_-.    Got it on a whim thinking it might be safe, issue is I consume the stuff like 1/4cup at a time and if it got 6ppm on a small sample......well you see where I am going here in reference to the amount of potential gluten I could consume.     Just seems like a waste to trash it.......so far I have been lucky using it. Only noticed a slight twitching, numbness, and looser stools. Nothing major.....like puking, cramps, or oddly enough even the brain fog is not registering where I have noticed it.

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Celiac (Gluten Ataxia, and Villi Damage dia. 2014, Villi mostly healed on gluten-free diet 2017 confirmed by scope)
Ulcerative Colitis (Dia, 2017), ADHD, Bipolar, Asperger Syndrome (form of autism)
Allergies Corn, Whey
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Peanuts (resolved 2019), Cellulose Gel, Lactose, Soy, Yeast
Olives (Seems to have resolved or gone mostly away as of Jan, 2017), Sesame (Gone away as of June 2017, still slight Nausea)
Enzyme issues with digesting some foods I have to take Pancreatic Enzymes Since mine does not work right, additional food prep steps also
Low Tolerance for sugars and carbs (Glucose spikes and UC Flares)
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More info - https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/r5-elisa-test-results-for-gluten-containing-products-testing-low-gluten-high-gluten-using-the-nima-sensor/

 

"Bottom Line: Based on testing done to date by Gluten Free Watchdog, products testing “low gluten” using Nima tested from below the limit of detection of 1 ppm gluten up to 18,963 ppm gluten using the R5 ELISA. Barley flour also tested low gluten. Based on these results it is difficult to assess the meaning or understand the usefulness of a “low gluten” Nima reading."


 

 

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Another public report from gluten-free watchdog

 

https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/whats-to-blame-for-possible-false-positive-low-gluten-test-results-using-the-nima/

 

"...Gluten Free Watchdog has personally tested many products using the Nima Sensor. One of the issues slowly emerging is what appear to be false positives (e.g., defined by Gluten Free Watchdog as products testing “low gluten” when tested with the Nima but less than 1 ppm when tested with the R5 ELISA) when testing certain types of samples.   ...."

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.." Gluten Free Watchdog we have been testing a wide variety of products with the Nima Sensor. It is very difficult to put the results of testing completed to date into proper context due to the lack of a published validation report on this device. One goal of our testing is to provide recommendations for consumer use of the Nima Sensor. This is proving to be impossible at this time. In the opinion of Gluten Free Watchdog the Nima Sensor was released into the marketplace prematurely. Given the current state of development of this sensor, Gluten Free Watchdog cannot support its use by the gluten-free community at this time...."

 

https://www.glutenfreewatchdog.org/news/gluten-free-watchdogs-position-statement-on-consumer-use-of-the-nima-sensor-to-test-food-for-gluten/

 


 

 

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