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After a year of gluten-free diet, tTG-IgA is 121

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17 minutes ago, Svelte said:

This is starting to get into the far fetched range, but cat food often has gluten in it and one of my cats likes to drink from my water glasses I have laying around after she eats.  I switched my water glasses to have lids.

One of mine does that too!  Awful part is when you've slugged down half a glass and then spot the bit of kitty litter in the bottom.  Yes, lids are essential. 

But also, cats and dogs lick themselves, and then you pet them.  I switched my cats to grain free so I don't have to worry about it (cats are obligate carnivores and the cats they are descended from didn't eat grain unless in the stomach of the little critters they ate). 

All people body products should also be examined and made sure they are gluten free.  No, you don't absorb it through the skin, but you can scratch your arm, and it get into your mouth after.  Or when you wash your hair or face, the water can get into eye, ears, nose, or mouth, all lead to the same place.  Shampoo can have wheat protein, and lotions and conditioners ay contain gluten, or that Oat lotion, which wouldn't be safe.   Also anyone being open mouth kissed by the Celiac, whatever they eat is what you get (gag, sorry).

 

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My TTG went from a high of 224 to virtually 0 in 6 months after eating STRICTLY gluten-free.  I say "strictly" because I literally stopped eating ANY packaged, processed foods, even those labelled "gluten-free" when my gastro doc asked me if I was "sure" I wasn't eating gluten (my numbers initially didn't return to normal range as fast as we had hoped after I was first diagnosed).   At that time, I was still buying and eating canned foods (mostly beanie-weenie and beef stew and sliced ham).  They were all labeled gluten-free but still chock full of artificial junk (caramel color, soy, high fructose corn syrup, salt, preservatives, and other additives).  I eliminated them from my diet and voila! the blood test range returned to normal.   I have no idea whether those items were tainted with G, but I wouldn't be surprised since my numbers returned to normal after I stopped eating them. 

Bottom line:  if you want to be 100% sure you aren't getting ANY gluten, you might consider adopting a 100% natural diet for a month or so followed by a TTG retest.  Just my 2 cents. 

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