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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Designed to reduce or eliminate symptoms of gluten contamination in gluten-sensitive individuals, the product known as AN-PEP, marketed in the U.S. as Tolerase G, is a prolyl endoprotease enzyme, derived from Aspergillus niger, that has shown promise in breaking down gluten proteins.
The latest news comes in the form of a small study that shows the enzyme to be effective in the stomach itself, where harshly acidic conditions render many enzymes ineffective.
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I can not help you with a cheaper price (google it), but if you have celiac disease, I would make sure the alternative gluten free flours are not milled with gluten flours by calling the manufacturer. I personally make sure that my gluten-free flours are certified gluten free. I do not worry about a can of tomatoes. Odds are the contents are just tomatoes and have not been exposed to gluten during the manufacturing process.
Be careful about buying from open bins in a store. Chances for cross contamination are great! We had a member here who smartly requested access to unopened bags each time she went into a store and bypassed the open bins. The store was really nice about it.
I think that your villi are intact. So, normally that would mean no evidence of celiac disease. But Victoria is right, that they should have run a celiac blood panel to help rule out celiac disease. Why? The small intestine is vast. If spread out, it is larger than a tennis court! The biopsies may not have captured the damaged areas.
Consider asking your doctor for a celiac blood test and continue to eat gluten daily until the blood draw or better yet, until you get the test results. A negative on the blood test will really help rule out celiac disease. A small price to pay for piece of mind.
i hope you feel better soon!
Yes, it is the same test. When used in conjunction with celiac testing, it verifies that the celiac IgA test results are valid. Used alone (not running the celiac tests), if the Immunoglobulin A result is above or below range....then you are dealing with another set of problems. For example, my result was above range. This can be attributed to my having more than one autoimmune disorder and at the same time, it validated the IgA celiac test results.
Grass fed is just the natural, traditional way of cattle eating -- eating grass on the range. People now pay a higher price for this kind of meat. It is a leaner meat because cattle do a lot of walking around to graze. Cattle, in feed lots or a combination, fatten up fast on a grain diet (e.g. Corn, sit, etc.), plus, we seem to be running out of land and cowboys!