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  1. 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...
  2. About ten years ago, a friend of mine mentioned the way that "all these nut jobs" were going crazy and blaming gluten for all their ills, when gluten-free diets became a big fad. I said sure, there was no doubt a lot of crazy people were...
  3. Laura- I think your "online" doc is somewhere between "conservative" and "hooly-gooly" on some of the subjective and unproven conclusions they're making. While celiac, and non-celiac wheat allergy and a host of other very real...
  4. Actually, you can't "check the label" on CocaCola or Pepsi. Both use "secret recipes" that are indeed trade secrets and zealously guarded. In the unlikely (but possible) event that barley or malt was a trace ingredient, it could remain unlisted...
  5. Laura- You may be mistaken on that. Tinned tuna is usually available packed in water or oil--and there's no yeast in the oil, for sure. On the other hand, if you buy commercially prepared tuna salad, that is sometimes "thickened" with...
  6. Given that gluten has been food in instant coffee and paprika... The only reliably safe gluten-free diet may be the Ted Nugent Diet. You know, if you didn't dig it out of the ground, and it doesn't have a face, you probably shouldn't...
  7. Gluten and anxiety can be a way more complex and subtle issue than you may realize. The only "anxiety" issues it gave me were "Will I always be in range of a toilet?" not knowing at that point exactly what kept poisoning me. However, in...
  8. Nothing relevant is "going on" now, except I'm trying to catch up on all things vaguely medical and get a full and correct set of information. Last time I looked into blood testing, a couple of years ago, it was done at great cost in only...
  9. I have something that appears to be celiac, long established and without a doubt. But back 15 years ago, "see if you're better when you don't eat gluten" was just as definitive, and a lot less invasive and expensive, than going to one of...
  10. Supposedly silver/white hair is the result of hydrogen peroxide, produced in excess in the hair follicles and literally bleaching out your normal hair color. I haven't heard specifics but dietary or metabolic changes that elevate the peroxide...
  11. Picking safe oats is like picking safe anything, really. I'm not a great oats eater so I can't recommend brands to you, but I have seen some that state on the packaging that they are grown in an exclusive field--no crop rotations, so no...
  12. Kate, I have young family who are anesthesiologists. Like any other technical job, just because you have the papers doesn't mean you know how to do the job. Or, you're having an off day, which can be deadly for a patient. And there are some...
  13. So nice when the crackpots and nut jobs call themselves out. I learned a long time ago to carry my own "dog food", and there's always something stashed in my car or my bag in case I wind up at mealtime without another safe meal. Worst...
  14. There's something I don't understand about blood protein tests. For someone who currently has been gluten-free, and ignoring the cost issue, wouldn't the proper procedure be to DO THE TESTS to get a baseline of the protein levels, THEN do...
  15. "He had no interest in...what could be causing the stomach aches. " There are a lot of medical practices these days that are set up as factories, processing patients. It is all to rare to find a doctor who takes the time to LISTEN...
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