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What are the major symptoms of celiac disease?
Celiac Disease Symptoms
What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic)
Celiac Disease Screening
Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results
Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free?
How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful?
The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free
Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested?
Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing
Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases?
Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders
Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid?
Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients)
Is there a list of gluten free foods?
Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients)
Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages
Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?
Where does gluten hide?
Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet
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I used to worry I was having a heart attack. The symptoms, a pressing, intense chest pain on left side of chest lasting several minutes sometimes. I went through extensive cardio tests and when they turned up negative was told to live with it. I had bouts of it through my life until I went gluten free for entirely different symptoms. Getting rid of those pains was an unexpected but welcome side effect. It's unpleasant and scary but at least if you know that's the case you have an explanation. Don't let that stop you from seeking medical advice if it persists or is different in any way however.
This is, as ever, good advice:
Just think about a busy pizza place on a weekend. Flour in the air and on the hands of kitchen staff. Someone phones in an order. Are they 'really' gluten free or just (insert stereotype) hipster posers impressing their friends with their fad diet. Either way no time to change gloves or use different tools. etc etc. It's a high risk environment.
It sucks, but in these first few months particularly you're better errring on the side of caution.
???? Lundberg do not use oats in ANY of their products. check the grains section http://www.lundberg.com/products/grains/
I guess try lotus if it still bothers you.....you might be like me and all grains/carbs cause some kind of gut issues. I had to go paleo/keto.....thought for years it was just bad gut bacteria but ended up being another AI issues that reacted to carbs.
Oh wow! I haven't been here in days because I have been POURING over the most recent SIBO literature!
Have you heard of Dr Nemechek? https://www.nemechekconsultativemedicine.com/
His approach is very simple and essentially you STOP using probiotics and start taking Inulin. It is all very fascinating and falling in with what we are seeing with our daughter.
In a nutshell he says that the bacteria that has overpopulated is "damaging" the system (second brain). That they are meant to stay in the colon but start to grow out (for multiple reasons) and expand into areas of the intestines that should be populated by other area specific bacteria. They slowly take over and expand out further.
Probiotics feed EVERYTHING and make the SIBO worse and Antibiotics kills EVERYTHING and does nothing to solve the problem either. There is one antibiotic - Rifaximin that stays in the colon and does not permeate its walls. Other than that he suggests that you FEED the good bacteria and allow them to thrive and naturally win back the territory. Inulin is the food that they eat and taking Inulin (Chickory root fibre) will nourish the healthy bacteria.
3 months ago we stripped away Gluten and dairy and saw HUGE results and then lost them. We also introduced a very high quality multi-strain probiotic. Dr Nemechek says that the fact that some people see gains when they go gluten-free/DF because they essentially "starve" the bad bacteria and there is a bit of a dying off. But it is not fixing the core issue and often you can see food intolerances and symtoms worsen even though you are still gluten-free/DF. This is EXACTLY the dynamic we are seeing with our daughter. She is eating AIR but is still in pain and now her Sensory issues seem worse than ever (thanks to the probiotic maybe)?
He also says that the healthy bacteria secrete an acidic compound that kills off the bad bacteria which also explains why some people feel better when they consume ACV.
I find the entire thing fascinating!