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  1. right on. positive is positive and negative is negative. there are no inbetweens. it is not unusual to be overwhelmed by the voluminous, and sometimes confliciting, information available (not to mention all the scams, hoaxes and greedy...
  2. again, sorry to be the harbinger of skepticism... but, acu-cell is a scam. while there are certainly examples of asymmetry in the body (and related physiology/biochemistry) -- their discussion of 'handedness' of receptors (as with their...
  3. i'm sure you'll get other replies; but, since i'm here... since you are on a gluten-free diet, it will be very difficult to get 'clinical correlation'. that means blood tests to determine the cause of the 'villous blunting'. lots of...
  4. as others have said, your case is (sadly) not unusual. being a diedinthewoolwordparsingacademic, imho, i do disagree that you had a 'false negative'. blood tests just measure stuff in the blood, and there is a lower limit of detection...
  5. my wife has had to have parenteral iron (i.e., iron infusions) for the last 6.5 yrs to keep fe, ferritin, & hb levels up to normal. for some unknown reason, although she has been diagnosed as being celiac for ~10 yrs and her gi tract...
  6. just an aside, go to a REAL nutritionist. as in, a registered dietician (american dietetic association) or some other professional. there are a lot of scams out there (because there is little certification of who can call them a nutritionist...
  7. i am not, as some have surmised, opposed to genetic testing. both as a human being AND as a geneticist, i think genetic testing will be extremely important. however, i AM opposed to HLA testing for the purposes of diagnosing diseases...
  8. MY COMMENTS IN CAPS: Here are ten facts you should know and remember about Celiac genetic testing. 1.Genetic testing can help determine your risk as well as your children's risk. NONSENSE. AT THIS POINT THE ONLY GENETIC TESTING...
  9. another day of only one post... very busy (which means business is good!!) do not feel stupid or guilty. here's my (nonMD, though experienced in clinical labs) view of your post. #1 assuming that your reference ranges are correct...
  10. another short day for posts... however, this one might actually be important... 23andMe -- one of the new 'personal' genomics companies -- is beginning to build a large-scale database of major human diseases for research. they are trying...
  11. whew. you (all) have been through a lot. not sure what your expectation of the 'genetic' test is?? also, are you paying for it out of pocket?? the genetic panel cannot diagnose celiac; and, as noted in the previous post, sometimes...
  12. a bit busy this week; not much time to post... but, always enough time to get a link out there, especially for scams/quacks/pseudoscience. http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRelate...cs/candida.html The American Academy of Allergists...
  13. imho, 'puzzle' is the correct word. buried on p2 of the u.chicago celiac disease center publication: it certainly puzzles me.
  14. it depends on the test and your personal biology. your topic post says something about "anti tissue transglutaminase tests" -- is this the ONLY test or is it the entire celiac panel?? it is entirely possible, based on your diet (i...
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