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  1. Jean- I accidentally discovered "Glutenberg" (pun on Guttenberg?) brand gluten-free beers in Whole Foods. They are made by a company in Quebec and currently sold in 28 states, if you can track them down. (The company's web site can help, production is limited.) I mention this because...
  2. Seed malt is apparently an umbrella term and it includes some seeds like barley which will be a gluten problem. That MAY be broken down in the fermentation, depending on the cultures they use. But without testing and certification? You are rolling the dice.
  3. Cyclinglady- I think the consensus of the truly scientific [read: objective and not mistaking coincidence for causality] resaerch that has only been done in the past 10? years on Celiac, is that at this point in time no one KNOWS if it is actually a CAUSE of problems, or rather, the canary...
  4. I'd also be most curious to see a source cited for that. It goes against anything I've heard. Can't even find any objective actuarial stats that shower a lower life expectancy for celiacs. And a 4000x increase in colon cancer certainly should nudge that.
  5. That all makes sense. Considering that six years ago, doctors were nudging in other in the ribs and saying "Hey, have you ever heard about this celiac thing?" it very much makes sense to re-examine the issue. These days, there are even some docs with credentials, experience, and the power of rational...
  6. chuck- "I'm completely asymptomatic, so a celiac diagnosis versus a celiac misdiagnosis certainly has a socio-economic impact." OK, but if you have no symptoms, why would you look for a diagnosis? And if you were misdiagnosed, does that mean a doctor said you have celiac, for no reason...
  7. I would submit that "Do you have Celiac?" is actually just an intellectual exercise for the doctor, and as a question it has little to no real meaning for the patient. Why? Because "Celiac" has no cure, and it has no unique requirements on the patient. If you have Celiac, or you have non...
  8. Awol- You are right, they can't be autoclaved. There are critical parts (elastomer seals?) that would simply be destroyed by the heat. There is a similar issue going on with similar equipment from the same manufacturers, colonoscopes. Perhaps you heard about the VA "scandal" and notices sent...
  9. Carol- Fifteen years ago most physicians couldn't SPELL Celiac. In the UK, US, or any other variant of the spelling. Today there is certainly a lot more awareness and a little more knowledge, so do not be afraid to question anyone and everything you are told, unless you find one of the rare...
  10. Carol, they are early in research and you can expect at least five years, more likely ten, before there's anything on the market. Since "uptake" can be more complex than just leaking across the intestine, you might want to contact the researchers to see if they have/can look into this aspect while...
  11. Chicago deep dish pie....haven't had one of those since maybe 1979 when I was last in Chicago and able to get the REAL thing. Must remember to get back there one day to do it again. Oddly enough, I just came across a brew called "Glutenberg". They say, and my gut seems to agree, that they brew...
  12. I suspect the OP is referring to GliadinX, a major sponsor of this board. (Thank you, GliadinX.) From what I've read, the pills may or may not really do anything, or they may do something but not anywhere near total conversion. There's still no solid objective study. With adults I would say...
  13. +1 on being careful with meds--any meds, for anything. Doctors are, in my experience, totally unaware of the complications of meds, and you can read those on the manufacturer's web sites to doublecheck the doctor. Or, see two docs, think it over for a week, for non-critical meds. "Keep in mind...
  14. Joe- In very recent years there has been some medical discussion that refers to the digestive tract as a "third nervous system" now. This is because they've found and confirmed that the microbiome (the critters) in your gut actually can "signal" the brain, with the same serotonin uptake system...
  15. You are blaming celiac for everything that is wrong with you, and that is simply bad thinking. GERD can be caused by simply overeating late at night, or a bad sphincter at the base of the esophagus, perhaps ruined after too many years of damage from other problems like excess stomach acid and overeating...