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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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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 small intestine but start to grow out (for multiple reasons) and expand into areas 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 small intestine 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!
I've still got slow transit time, and have to work pretty hard to be regular. My last colonoscopy my doc complained about things not being very cleaned out. I had a horrible time with the prep. Thought everyone did till I spoke to my husband about his experience, and he's had a bunch of them. I have my big 50 colonoscopy coming up in December... any tips or tricks on making the prep more pleasant or work better so the doc doesn't yell at me again? (He almost stopped the procedure. I was pretty out of it but I do remember the angry tone of his voice.)
One of the toughest things about purging gluten from your diet is the change in taste you'll undoubtedly experience. Since gluten-free breads are baked without the benefit of the almost magical baking properties of gluten, finding a practical â and tasty â substitute can certainly be ae a challenge.
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