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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   04/24/2018

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Hi. I was diagnosed celiac in august. I have been strictly gluten free checkin' the tea bags, everything but-

I have terrible

allergies to everything

the runs and constipation cycle

leaky gut

adrenal fatigue

and I'm a young thing!! college age!

I take approx 21376123 different vitamins, go to bed early, drink filtered water, refrain from dairy, alcohol, eggs, non-organic things, processed foods, sweets, dragons, excessive consumption of the same things, overeating, you name I'm doing it!

Any tricks to faster recovery? I can stand this set back, I am an artist!

Ahkgh!

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wow!!! there is one thing you are missing!!! patience.....

I think you think that it is more easy than it really is. You were sick for how long before your diagnosis? I bet it was more than 4 months. And it is only 4 months since you started your treatment. Your body is not a robot. I wish there were "time vitamins"......but there are not. You have to be patient and give your body the time it needs to heal. You will meet people here that are on the diet for 1 or more years and still have symptoms. it is a journey, not a short walk. But you will feel ok at the end, and you will see it was worth it. You will learn many things about yourself as time will go by. And you must expect some ups and downs. Of course everyone is different, and you might be one of these people who get well faster than others. but if you are not, you must learn to live with it.

maybe you are taking TOO many supplements?? have you checked them? have you called the manufacturers to double check that they are gluten free? have you checked your cosmetics? but even if you do EVERYTHING PERFECT it is still too early to be completely healthy. Believe me this site would keep each member for just few weeks if it was so fast!! just be patient!! :)

I must admit you sound like you are well informed about the diet. so keep it that way, and I am sure you will be completely ok I just don't know when this is going to happen..

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Oh I am so sorry that you are not better yet. Dealing with allergies has been a lifelong hobby of mine. It is always a challenge. & yep, the way they change can drive you crazy. My allergies did get much much better when I went gluten-free.

If you are getting cross contamination or just getting glutened from something, we can help you better identify it, if you can give up some idea of your living arrangements & exactly what you are eating & the who & the where it is being cooked.

the tiny little details of the diet are difficult to master. It takes about 3 months to get the idea, another 3 months to correct those mistakes & at about the end of the first year you should be getting the hang of it and feeling much better. You slid into year two getting better by the day!!!

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The only good thing I can say is at least you caught the disease early, before you caused even more damage (read the bios on this website--whew). Because you are relatively young you will heal faster, especially because you are doing so many good things. As my naturopath said, what other disease forces you to eat all the right things and thus reduces your risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, etc? Of course I nearly punched him--easy for him to say, he can eat pizza any time he wants! But he's right.

It does take time. I hope you are on probiotics? They help with constipation and diarrhea and with gut healing.

This site has tons of information and lots of nice (and smart) people. I hope you feel better soon.

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Hello!

I am 7 weeks Gluten Free... and have wondered the same thing. I think that the first thing is getting the hang of it. I was able to have a 100% gluten free thanksgiving (I cooked everything myself), but then was glutened by a digestive enzyme. I would recommend only taking 1 multi-vitamin and then maybe an Iorn supplement (you want a timed release pill like Slow FE, it is gluten free). Keep it simple so its harder to mess up. The only other 2 things I have heard help are wine (the anti-oxidants are absorbed in the intestines instead of the stomach, so then get right in there) and then some people say Okra pills *might help but definetly dont hurt. Oh-- and Dairy products slow recovery, so I would stay clear of Dairy for about 2-6 months.

I have stared having 1 glass of red wine with dinner and am trying to find okra pills. And as already posted-- patience i think it going to be key to healing and more importantly staying optimistic. That is the part I am really struggling with as well. Lets work together on that part ;-)

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Hello!

I am 7 weeks Gluten Free... and have wondered the same thing. I think that the first thing is getting the hang of it. I was able to have a 100% gluten free thanksgiving (I cooked everything myself), but then was glutened by a digestive enzyme. I would recommend only taking 1 multi-vitamin and then maybe an Iorn supplement (you want a timed release pill like Slow FE, it is gluten free). Keep it simple so its harder to mess up. The only other 2 things I have heard help are wine (the anti-oxidants are absorbed in the intestines instead of the stomach, so then get right in there) and then some people say Okra pills *might help but definetly dont hurt. Oh-- and Dairy products slow recovery, so I would stay clear of Dairy for about 2-6 months.

I have stared having 1 glass of red wine with dinner and am trying to find okra pills. And as already posted-- patience i think it going to be key to healing and more importantly staying optimistic. That is the part I am really struggling with as well. Lets work together on that part ;-)

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Hello!

I am 7 weeks Gluten Free... and have wondered the same thing. I think that the first thing is getting the hang of it. I was able to have a 100% gluten free thanksgiving (I cooked everything myself), but then was glutened by a digestive enzyme. I would recommend only taking 1 multi-vitamin and then maybe an Iorn supplement (you want a timed release pill like Slow FE, it is gluten free). Keep it simple so its harder to mess up. The only other 2 things I have heard help are wine (the anti-oxidants are absorbed in the intestines instead of the stomach, so then get right in there) and then some people say Okra pills *might help but definetly dont hurt. Oh-- and Dairy products slow recovery, so I would stay clear of Dairy for about 2-6 months.

I have stared having 1 glass of red wine with dinner and am trying to find okra pills. And as already posted-- patience i think it going to be key to healing and more importantly staying optimistic. That is the part I am really struggling with as well. Lets work together on that part ;-)

I use "Digest" Enzymes from Enzymedica. I know I checked them out, but now I am questioning it. Please tell me they weren't them! Thanks

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Many don't get better on gluten-free.

Whilst some health issues may improve, many don't and sometimes even get worse. Many of us actually have issues with rogue bacteria, yeasts and even in some cases parasites.

I can see by the evidence of the Leaky Gut that Candida is very likely an issue for you and may well be accompanied by other pathogens. The yeasts and other bacteria digest and feed on carbs - particularly undigested ones - that a damaged gut will provide them with a copious amount of.

gluten-free foods are typically much higher in carbs than even gluten foods and that will often actually in the long run make things worse. The carbs just keep the damage going.

some of us have been struggling with this problem for years - but some of us also have finally found a remedy.

It is the Specific Carb Diet - it works by cutting out the long-chain carbs that do the damage - we can still get carbs from plenty of fruit and veg but they are good carbs that feed us instead of the bugs.

To be getting your health back after 35 years in my case is a wonderful thing. I am also taking herbs and vitamins/minerals that are good anti-bacterials which also helps.

You may have radically restricted your diet but if you are still eating something that is triggering the reactions - it is a fruitless exercise.

If you would like to know more - please check out the SCD thread in the 'Other Food Intolerances' section and have a look at 'breaking the vicious cycle' and 'Pecanbread' websites.

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