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Mari last won the day on May 27 2010

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About Mari

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    genetics and genetic genealogy, reading, gardening, wood carving

    DQ6/DQ8 Diagnosed 2006
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    Northern California
  1. Mari

    Chronic Constipation

    I have used cascara sagrata and senna. These herbs can be habit forming so it is not good to use them daily. Diet, I've found, is very important. I eat gluten-free breads, vegetables with fiber, potatoes for soluable fiber. I drink lots...
  2. This report reminds me of a tissue typing report, a woman had been tested for compatibility for a bone marrow transplant and it seemed she did have one of the main celiac gene DQ B alleles. The DQ B alleles correlate more than 99% with...
  3. It's wonderful that you have come through the withdrawal and are finally feeling the good effects of the gluten-free diet. There was a lot of comment about a year ago when a scientific paper reported that gluten and casein both contain addictive...
  4. Lately I've been using futurebiotics Vegetarian Enzyme Complex. It has several digestive enzymes, Lactobacillus spores and Betaine-HCl all in one pill. When I buy probiotics I would get one with a mixture of good bacteria. The last that...
  5. I think it is clear from your lab tests and symptoms that you have Celiac Sprue. I had an elevated antigladin IgA but a normal TTG blood test. I had floating stools so I had sprue. I read that people with flattened villi would often show...
  6. I did a search for 'dgp iga' Here's one result: Positive Deamidated Gliadin Peptide Antibodies and Negative Tissue ... Mar 31, 2010
  7. I developed an allergy to hot peppers several years before being diagnosed with celiac disease. Then I read that this is a fairly common allergy for Celiacs. Even ketchup gives me a reaction. Allergies to wheat and related grains is also...
  8. I would probably ask a Dr to do a urinalysis and culture to rule out a silent urinary tract infection and a test to rule out diabetes if I had not been tested recently. It seems seems possible also that your body is storing too much water...
  9. Most of us who choose to not have surgery for bile system dysfunction and congestion are able to improve or eliminate the congestion by doing programs that have Liver/Gallbladder Flushes. There are several Liver Flush Support Forums online...
  10. I would go thru that cycle and still do sometimes. Stomach Acid levels decline with age and affect the adsorbtion of Vit B12. Has your Dr ordered the test for B12 and Folic Acid levels? Some people need injections of B12 to keep their levels...
  11. Mari

    Gluten Free Diet In Asia

    I just saw your message, hope you are still checking back. I would buy a small rice cooker and if possible take along a bag of gluten free rice. Baked potatoes and yams in the skin will be OK. Millet and buckwheat may be available. Disposable...
  12. Mari


    I was having the same problems with foods when I was diagnosed. It has taken a while to add foods back to my diet. It helped to follow the online SCD diet. Bananas give me stomach aches but now I eat a lot of them. They have to be very...
  13. Over about a 10 year period my weight went from about 140 lbs to less than 100 lbs. 5 years gluten and cow dairy free I'm still trying to get back up to 120 lbs, a good weight for my age. I have gained a few lbs but then lost it when I was...