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Mica

Enterolab Results And Help-new To All Of This

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I have been dealing with hypothyroidism for 2 years and no one could tell me what brought this on or seemed to care about that at all...just kept increasing synthroid prescriptions! I also suffer from dermatitis issues and started looking into celiac disease and asked my doctor to test me and she refused stating that it is a genetic condition. I explained to her that my family has never been tested but there my mother has intestinal issues, as does my maternal grandmother and her sister. So I decided to do the Enterolab testing and I received my results today.

I would love some feedback since it seems to me that I have trouble with gluten and I am also predisposed and could possibly develop celiac disease in the future unless I follow a gluten-free diet. Am I right? I also need some input about having my 2 boys tested, one is 14 and the other is 6.

Thanks in advance!

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Here they are:

A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value

Fecal Antigliadin IgA 12 (Normal Range <10 Units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 8 Units (Normal Range <10 Units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 271 Units (Normal Range <300 Units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow

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As a matter of law, not Enterolab, but only an M.D. can make a diagnosis of any sort. However, Mica, it appears your M.D. may befuddled by the typical medical school curriculum which, based on a study of Dutch children during the WWII era, incorrectly teaches that celiac is (only) a "childhood disease."

You ask whether you "could possibly develop celiac disease in the future unless I follow a gluten-free diet." But the results of your test indicate that you do indeed have it.

The lab results show your immune system is producing antibodies in reaction to gliadin, which is the type of gluten found in wheat. For the economy of speech, the sticky part of wheat, as well as that of barley, rye, and their cultivars is called "gluten," which is extremely harmful to several systems of the body of a celiac like your and mine. And, the only product of those grains which a celiac like us may safely eat is distilled vinegar or balsamic vinegar. On these facts, no one

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Wow Paul....I had to get a magnifying glass out to read your "tiny" font. :huh:

With the case you have presented here, if it were me, I would go gluten-free. It is just one food item and not worth all of the possible problems it could cause you.


GLUTEN FREE 4/4/08. LEGUME/SOY FREE 5/15/08. YEAST FREE. CORN FREE. GRAIN FREE. DAIRY FREE. I am eating all meats, eggs, veggies, fruits, squash, nuts and seeds. I just keep getting better every day. :)

Do not let any of the advice given here substitute for good medical care. Let this forum be a catalyst for research. Find support for any post in here before you believe it to be true. Arm yourself with knowledge. Let your doctor be your assistant. Listen to their advice, but follow your own instincts as well. Miracles are within your reach. You can heal!

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Paul, thank you so much for your reply!

I am in the process of educating myself and my family is being very supportive. I am actually happy to have found the cause for my thyroid problem and this awful dermatitis that as been plaguing me for years. It is so much better to treat the "root" of the problem than to just keep medicating and masking the problem. I am thankful to have found this support forum and I am embracing my new manner of eating with a positive outlook for a better future!!! :D:D:D

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Sounds like you've caught it before you started to have TtG reactions, which is good! And you're not sensitive to casein which is good too. Is the diet helping your symptoms? Sounds like it is. The Enterolab testing is just to strengthen our resolve, but dietary response is still the best test, IMHO.

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