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  1. Ennis your passion for leading the gluten-free lifestyle certainly shows through,and although I wouldn't necessarily advise following through the punching method I get what you're trying to say. On the flip side I could equally show you the shocked \ disgusted reactions people display when the celiac...
  2. No chance of denying it after I pretty much found it and the result was well beyond any doubt that's for sure. The tips from here and avoiding a few of the dubious ingredients like barley malt, oats etc. no doubt helped get the numbers down. Trouble is I've got to a point where I'm contemplating...
  3. Yup that form scared the **** out of me even though I had an experienced doctor performing it. Being in a hospital operating theatre is also an experience I don't want to revisit in a hurry. Tbh the formal diagnosis doesn't really change much, in the UK it used to be a way to get discounted food...
  4. That tallies with something I read elsewhere the other day actually. No way I'm going through the biopsy again unless there's some serious concern driving it as I found the process very stressful. Even then there's not much I could do about it anyway as the AIP diet (last resort if healing isn't...
  5. Quick question before getting onto the quotes - with antibodies reducing significantly but still enough of a positive result to be a diagnosis where does that leave the villi healing process? Would they be repairing as the levels are coming down or is the presence of antibodies mean the villi are...
  6. I've had the results of the 6-month levels check now (under a new doctor fortunately who is actually being proactive rather than denying me the tests I need)... gone down from off-the-charts to "weak positive". So, as expected after a short timescale not healed but tTg going in the right direction...
  7. One of the things that I noticed en-route to getting diagnosed was that I had to loosen my belt whilst driving or even changing to looser trousers due to the discomfort. Has almost (not 100%) gone back to "normal" since going gluten-free.
  8. It's funny you mention this as I've been feeling really bad the past few days and couldn't figure out why but vaguely remembered reading a post on here about Xanthan Gum. Sure enough it's in the bread I've been having and one or two other items. The alternative used seems to be E464 Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose...
  9. You're right on the extremes, I'm sitting in a gluten-free food festival right now and still unsure if to eat anything which I guess means I've hit the extreme end of the scale. Seem to be noticing the recovery pattern over the course of 6 weeks or so after a gluten hit. Will be very interesting...
  10. Reality check in the past few weeks, looks like I got glutened at what should be a "safe" restaurant for gluten-free and gone right back to the beginning again recovery-wise Now too scared to eat anywhere and turning down social opportunities because of the food issues, what a miserable way...
  11. Vegetarian here too, celiac really makes it tough as all the Quorn meat replacement products bar the odd one or two are out Then there's all the scare sites saying only paleo type diets will repair your insides but guess what they're all heavily meat / fish based. @Ennis_TX has some good...
  12. What kind of meals are in that regime? Wondering what else I could have for lunch but most of these protein / fat diets are all animal product based.
  13. Random question for you all, did your appetite change over time after going gluten-free? At the moment I feel like I can eat and eat and eat. Not putting on any weight as such but holding steady at least. May also be because my activity level has gone up a *lot* recently (beginning to catch...
  14. Also already using my experience of having done the gluten-free diagnosis route the hard way to help some others I've been speaking to elsewhere. May already have saved a few people by recommending them to vitamin tests, how to get through gluten challenge and so on. Giving something back after...
  15. So it's been a while since the last post, nearly 2 months in fact (time flies!) The vitamin D pills I mentioned on the previous page have been a revelation Started noticing them kicking in about 2-3 weeks after taking the first one, regained muscle strength and that inflammation feeling has...