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Newly Gluten Free And Need Some Tips

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Hi everyone,

I am in the beginning stages of this process. I figured out the gluten intolerance after doing an elimination diet.

After that, my GI did a genetic test that confirmed I had one of the Celiac genes, but not necessarily the disease. He said the gold standard is to get a biopsy. I had a biopsy a year ago that found H Pylori (no Celiac) but all my major symptoms started 6 months after the H Pylori.

So question 1: Can H Pylori trigger Celiac Disease (if you have the gene)?

In any case, my body is reacting pretty well to a gluten free diet. I am about 3 weeks in now. I am also coming slowly off my elimination diet. I am adding some other things back in.

Question 2. Since adding dairy and soy back into my diet I have noticed some slight discomfort (nothing like eating gluten though). Are these good things to add in later? Should your body heal more before adding these back?

Thanks for listening!

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I'll hit up question 2, and let someone else answer number 1. If you are having some discomfort, I would drop the dairy and soy back out of your diet, and add only one at a time after a few months. Some say 6 months. I added them back after about 4-5 month gluten free, and it's been hit or miss until recently. Now I can have a few ounces of dairy per day, and I'm fine. Soy -- there's all new debates and old about soy and whether or not it is good for us. I try to limit my exposure to it, as I make all my own food for the most part.

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I'll hit up question 2, and let someone else answer number 1. If you are having some discomfort, I would drop the dairy and soy back out of your diet, and add only one at a time after a few months. Some say 6 months. I added them back after about 4-5 month gluten free, and it's been hit or miss until recently. Now I can have a few ounces of dairy per day, and I'm fine. Soy -- there's all new debates and old about soy and whether or not it is good for us. I try to limit my exposure to it, as I make all my own food for the most part.

Thanks for the info. I was thinking I needed to wait a bit longer. I have also heard recently that soy is under great debate too.

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There is an association between celiac and H. pylori but I did a search and didn't turn up reports of H. pylori triggering celiac disease in the medical literature. That doesn't mean it didn't happen to you, of course.

It took me a full year eating gluten-free before I could tolerate soy and milk without GI symptoms.

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There is an association between celiac and H. pylori but I did a search and didn't turn up reports of H. pylori triggering celiac disease in the medical literature. That doesn't mean it didn't happen to you, of course.

It took me a full year eating gluten-free before I could tolerate soy and milk without GI symptoms.

I did read somewhere that sometimes a traumatic event or illness sometimes triggers it. (Meaning you always had it, but without symptoms) I was trying to figure out how this all started. It's been a crazy year.

But from what I have seen, it sometimes takes a lot longer to figure out, so I am thankful. Both my reg Doc and GI looked at Celiac very quickly.

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I've been dairy free for 7 years(ish) and now after one year gluten free I am able to tolerate little bits of dairy here and there, like in chocolate. I'm scared to fully try a real milk product but I'm thinking of doing it soon just to see.. I assume it will be a different time frame for anybody and some people may not outgrow the intolerances as they heal.

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