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About mbhardy

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  1. There is a website, if I'm not mistaken, called "Bare Minerals" and all their products are gluten free. Check it out! Website: www.bareminerals.com MHardy
  2. I agree you go with your gut instincts, you know your children better than anyone. I had the same experience with my daughter, Ashley. She was constantly above average in height and weight her first 12mos. As soon as I took her off formula and started giving her normal foods she went down hill. She couldn't gain weight and she stopped growing. Also, she was real thin in the arms and legs with an extended belly. After all these concerns my ped. kept reassuring me that there was nothing wrong. For 3 months I kept telling myself that if anything was wrong my ped. would know so she must be okay. Finally I couldn't take it anymore I brought her in determined that something had to be done. By the luck of the draw my ped was not in so I had to see a NP. I told her the same thing that I had been telling my ped for the last 3mos and she looked at me and said "have you ever heard of celiac disease". Of course I didn't, at that point she took a stool sample. There was alot of fat in her stool which indicated some sort of malabsorption issue. Her blood test showed positive for celiac and then she had biopsy which diagnosed her at 100% of having celiac. Now, my GI specialist said the blood tests can tell you if you have celiac and a biopsy will give you an exact diagnosis. My daughter has been on a gluten free diet for 4 mos and is doing great. She has gained 10lbs and has grown 4inches. So all I can say is go with your instincts.