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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Will power and binging

    You can try mint tea it is known to calm the digestive system. Also i would consider having a snack a few hours before dinner. That way the food is more spread out. Maybe a fruit or vegetable as they are nutritious. i would eat different types of food with each meal.
  2. I would just generally eat healthy. Avoid milk and fructose for a while as they can be difficult to digest before your intestine heals. Glutamine powder is a protein that is available in grocery stores. Glutamine is the main fuel for the cells that line the intestine, and it may help them grow back faster. I don't know for sure about alchohol but I would avoid it. Gluten I think is soluble in high concentration alcohol. This may cause a more intense immune response.
  3. Celiac disease can cause the types of symptoms you mentioned. A speech delay can also be a sign of autism spectrum disorder even without motor or coordination problems. Pku is another common diet related disorder. i don't have the medical knowledge to know if that is what is going on or not in this case.
  4. I read a study online that a lot of people with celiac disease have a really high level of anxiety when they first start a gluten free diet. According to the study a year later their anxiety levels about things are much more normal. Vitamin deficiencies might contribute to this. I take a gluten free complete vitamin/mineral tablet each day. I will be blunt also: Go gluten free or die. :/ That is what it comes down to. It really isn't worth it to take chances with your health.
  5. Gluten And Violence

    Thanks for posting. Gluten can cause a lot of mental problems. I don't think that the general population or even doctors are aware of this. My story is similar: I had extreme social anxiety, problems with anger and mental confusion on gluten. I had a very intense and confused thought process. People seemed really weird to me and I didn't understand them. Everyone was acted in different ways at it seemed rather random to me. To me my own thought process make complete sense and everyone else was weird. Most of all people bugged me. I didn't think of myself as being an angry person, and neither did the people around me. I just swallowed my emotions because I didn't like people feeling sorry for me. It was sad, but I felt a need to try really hard to be normal. I thought that I could by shear force of will learn to socialize or impress girls. I had a very confused and distorted and paranoid sense of the world. I thought I was lazy and had to try harder. When it came to people the distinction between reality and my imagination was very blurred. After I went gluten free the way I thought was so different I had a hard time even understanding why I thought the way I did.
  6. oats and citric acid

    I wouldn't think citric acid would be a problem as it is highly purified. Protein is what causes a reaction, and it is unlikely that even trace amounts are present.
  7. Brain Issues

    Ooops. I didn't see that this was a (newly updated) ancient thread.
  8. Brain Issues

    I don't think anyone knows for sure. It is thought that there are lots of different ways gluten can effect the brain. Some of these are nutritional related and other are autoimmune related. The brain is super super complex. Interesting that you say you couldn't remember faces in particular. I could remember faces before I went gluten free. Autism is a very wide spectrum and there is a lot of variation. Not being able to remember faces is a very common autistic trait. I could remember faces but I had tons of other autistic traits before I went gluten free. Memory was the only things that wasn't very effected in my brain by gluten. I still had some problems remembering things though. When I went gluten free people appeared a lot different visually to me. This included how peoples faces looked to me visually. I could tell at a glance what "style" or "look" people were going for. I couldn't do this before. The styles that people wore also seemed very exaggerated and extreme to me. Could you read facial expressions?
  9. I can handle gluten and smell gluten and it doesn't give anxiety. I used to be much more worried about what I ate and cross contamination than I am now. I am still careful and read every ingredient list, but it isn't something I worry about or even think much about. The bodies immune system can wind up and wind down. Some people can get away with a single exposure without any symptoms appearing at all. The immune system can wind up and wind down. Still only a strict gluten free diet is the only diet that is considered safe for people with celiac disease. It very unlikely that gluten smells do anything at all to anybody other than on a physiological level.
  10. Need some advice.

    Have you gotten tests for other types of auotimmune disorders , vitamin deficiencies, or done any elimination diet? That might be something to talk to your doctor about. If the intestine is damaged it can cause other food intolerances.
  11. Relationship issues

    i can relate to a lot of what you said. When before I went gluten free I was very different. Anger was also large part of that. I didn't think of myself as being an angry person, but i tended to experience multiple emotions and once. This is common with people with alexithymia. I had a poor perception on things. i didn't think that anger was a big part of my life before I went gluten free. After I went gluten free I had a much better perspective on things and I was shocked at how much anger played in my life. It was still a long slow recovery though. I am much better emotionally now than I was before but maybe not 100%. This if five years on. The things that currently think may help me mentally are: Taking a complete multivitamin and extra b vitamins. I take lots of b2 in particular. Lowering my uric acid level. I developed gout. Gout can cause oxidative stress. There might be a connection there. Extra Magnesium plus salt. Drinking lots of water. No alcohol. Taking baking soda and apple cider vinegar to balance my ph. I measure it with a urine ph test strip. Stress relief and exercise. If I eat gluten I tend to get really upset about minor things, and focus only on those particular things. When I am gluten free I have a much better perspective and can let things go. I can enjoy being around people which is a nice change. After a year and a half of gluten-free I'd expect to be better well before now and I am almost there. Dietitians etc are looking at other things that might slow the healing of the effects of celiac. Oats also effect me mentally. Alchohol and other foods can also be problematic to some people with celiac disease. You might want to research other problems foods and celiac cross reactivity. Healing can take time. Don't give up. Don't beat yourself up over the past. Keep trying different diets and see what works for you. Don't expect girls be attracted to you if you have emotional problems. It is sad but that is the way it is. It is neither your fault nor their fault.
  12. Biopsy

    There is a lot of information on site about living with Celiac disease. A good idea is to take a look at the "coping with" section and the "newbie info 101" thread. There is a lot of good information about cross contamination and proper nutrition.
  13. Biopsy

    That is a good choice. That way you can have an official diagnosis. I regret not getting a blood test as it would have made explaining things to people around me a lot simpler. It is common for family members and other people not to understand celiac disease and to think that it is a eating disorder or that is is all in the head. That would have made my life a little bit easier. I probably would have still skipped the biopsy.
  14. I heard that muscles are mostly made of glutamine. Glutamine powder is available at walmart, is labelled gluten free and it is cheap. It might also help repair your gut. I take it regularly.
  15. The daily roller coaster ride

    I have tried removing nightshades and I don't think they effect me much. With some experimenting I have figured out how to successfully lower my uric acid blood levels and control my gout. Gout is one form of arthritis that is caused by diet in most cases and can be controlled by limiting alcohol, high purine foods and fructose.