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I Am Confused...

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My 2 year old is recently diagnosed. I have been getting a lot of education but I am having trouble completely understanding. I have read many posts where people are disagreeing on what is gluten-freen and what is not. Some people eat something that others will not. My daughter is 2 so can't really tell me much but when she is older can tell me that her stomach hurts, can I assume that if something appears gluten-free and doesn't make her sick, that it is not doing hidden damage. And if she gets accidently "glutened" on occasion, will this cause damage that I need to concern myself about. Do some people tolerate things that others cannot and does this mean that they are damaging their villi and just don't know? Is there a certain level that each individual can tolerate that may vary from person to person. Pleae help!!

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Is there a certain level that each individual can tolerate that may vary from person to person.

Short answer is Yes, each persons tolerance to gluten varies from mild to severe.

Some people eat something that others will not.

Some also have other intolerances along with gluten, this will account for some of this. Sometimes its a simple matter of how severe one reacts to possible CC (cross contamination).

And if she gets accidently "glutened" on occasion, will this cause damage that I need to concern myself about.

She will get accidental glutenings, it happens to everyone. The best case would be gluten eliminated from the world but since this wont happen anytime soon our best defence is knowledge and learning to read those labels... learn where its hidden, the federal laws where you live on labeling, and cleanliness.


Just my .00000002 cents worth

If I knew what I was doing years ago I would have half a clue today!

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