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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. I determined that I had a problem with a number of the things from the cross reactivity panel before actually knowing about the test from Cyrex so had an aha moment when I found this out. The Paleo Mom doesn't write anything that she cannot back up with science. Cross reactivitydoes exist - otherwise there would not be any such thing as oral allergy syndrome! I've found that if I eliminate my cross reactants for several months, I can reintroduce in small amounts so, it seems to me, that cross reactivity is concentration dcependent (concentration of my antibodies) which makes sense. Finally, I cannot remember the exact number, but there are numerous epitopes (small chains of amino acids that the antibodies react to) to which celiacs can react. I might have an antibody response to epitope 1 and 6 which cross react with coffee while someone else might have and immune response to epitopes 2 and 9 which might cross react to amaranth or something else which explains why we all react to different things. As for corn reactors, take a look at this paper http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24152750