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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. My son (now 2, gluten free for 8 months now), has reacted three times now like he got "glutened". This was, of course, a major fear for me as it was such a mess prior to finally having a Celiac diagnosis and not knowing what was making my son so ill. Each time he has had such bad bouts I couldn't believe it as I have eliminated all traces of gluten in our home and have been so careful! Each time, the only common denominator was turkey, once made my me, and twice at a Whole Foods deli. As my son is dairy free as well, I was carefull that the turkey had no traces of butter, I could not varify the Whole Foods turkey. Each time he got sick, I had it in the back of my mind "I wonder if it was the turkey?... no, couldn't be, that's weird." Well, it seems the only connection. Can't explain it, all I know is my son was SICK! He even woke up in the middle of the night to tell me his tummy hurt. I must have heard that every hour, and again after each time he ate. I won't blame the turkey for certain, but I won't soon be giving it to him again. ???
  2. It's my understanding that when gluten attacks the cells which help break down proteins they get so destroyed that other proteins typically broken down easily don't get broken down which can cause reactions. (Thus, the inability to process dairy.) My son is gluten free and dairy free. He has tollerated little bits of dairy here and there, but whenever gluten has accidentally gotten into his system, he has a difficult time with any dairy as well as meat and soy proteins. We basicly eat vegan, gluten free with very little soy. It's difficult, but worth every effort knowing if we don't eliminate the proper foods it's awful for my son! Eliminating foods that cause even the slightest discomfort is the best way for healing to begin. Listen carefully to our bodies which are trying so desperately to tell us something!