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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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I adopted a son who was 8 and brought him home 2 years ago. So, far as I know he does not have celiac, but I think it is still applicable, since he had his small intestine damaged by giardia. Once home, I shunned all sweets for him, watched his protein to carb balance, and fed him natural foods.

When I first took him to the dentist they asked me to see an orthodontist immediatly. His teeth were very crowded Having had 5 children and a little experience with orthos, I put it off.

Last spring our family proceeded toward gluten free, and this may have been part of the solution. That spring and summer we thought we had conquered his giardia, but he was mysteriously small and not growing. We had enlisted the help of an osteopathic doctor to strengthen his immune system and rid him of the giardia. We felt that growth would be a sign that he was over the giardia, but for several months my son didn't grow. One time I even lamented that his jaw seemed to be "collapsing." The doctor agreed. Then over the next couple of months I noted a change in his teeth. Some or his teeth actually developed spaces between them! His upper jaw appeared to increase in size. HIs weight also increased.

We returned to the doctor; prepared to do nutrient testing if we had to. As the doctor checked my son's mouth he pulled back in excitement. He looked astonished and took a second look. His mouth had grown noticebly in two months. The osteopathic doctor said that my son was getting an increased amount of protein, and he felt that helped increase the jaw size.

That made me wonder about my jaw size. My jaw was small and the teeth crowded. I had braces and teeth were removed. When the braces were on my teeth lost their enamel. Now, I know that I wasn't absorbing nutrients well then. One might want to consider if the jaw wasn't growing as it should, because the protein wasn't being absorbed well..

If you have young children that have small jaws you may want to check them for gluten problems. Check to see they are getting nutrients. Feed them in such away to spare them braces if you can. You could spend the money on something else!

Has anyone else noticed an increase in jaw size when healing the small intestine? Well, I still don't have room for my tongue in my mouth, but my son does.

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I'm so glad it worked out for your son. It's always uplifting to read that someone's health is doing better!

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