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  • Diagnosed with elevated Tissue Transglutaminase IgA 193 June 8, 2018
  • Very Low Ferritin 17
  • Diagnosed with celiac disease July 20, 2018 via biopsy/endoscopy
  • Esophageal submucosal lesion July 28, 2018 (Negative)
  • Improved Ferritin 42 November 15, 2018
  • Tissue Transglutaminase IgA still elavated 150 November 15, 2018
  1. I was diagnosed almost two years ago. I am a 62 year old male. I never really had symptoms but experienced low ferritin levels for years. Once I was tested and scoped it was clear why I had low levels. I went on a gluten-free diet after I was told I had celiac and after a year my ferritin levels...
  2. Thank you for your response, I really appreciate it. I decided to give flaxseeds another go. I am starting with a low dose and so far so good. I really think the health benefits of chia and flax seeds are worth the try. Also, psyllium husk is next on my list of things to add to my baked good. Good...
  3. The last few weeks I have been adding flax seed meal to my granola (1 tsp) and salads (1 tsp) every day for health and to help with my constipation. It seemed to help a little but has started to happen is that I developed some form of discomfort around my sternum area. I thought it might be some...
  4. I discovered Costco had a new product that I was excited about. It is Crown Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup. I really want to try it on my pancakes waffles. However, I was wondering about how safe it is for us Celiacs since it is aged in oak barrels with bourbon. I emailed them and...
  5. I also have experienced the same thing. My cholesterol soared after diagnosis with celiac disease (1 year on GFD). The Doctor wanted to put me on some medication to lower it but I insisted that I wanted to try to control it by diet. After a month or so I reduced my carb intake and red meat and my...
  6. I came across a site that offers Gluten Free Spices with free shipping. Has anyone ordered spices from My Spice Sage? I reached out to them to see if they are gluten-free Certified. I have not heard back yet. https://www.myspicesage.com/spices-seasonings-herbs.html?facets=special_diets...
  7. It has been a little over a year for me. I am finally getting comfortable with the diet and feel pretty good. I am not grain free though (I make bread and pasta from ancient grains like buckwheat, sorghum and brown rice and others). My numbers and biopsies are still not normal but it has improved...
  8. I wanted to ask what you all think on issues of cross contamination regarding garbanzo beans. I like to make flour from dry beans. Do you see any issues with dry beans? I rinse and soak them for several days before milling them. Just wondering. The ingredients are just beans and sometimes organic...
  9. My GI told me the same. When he looked at it he said the villi looked healed after one year on a GFD. I found that odd since my blood work still indicated some antibodies were still present - improved but still not normal. However, the biopsy showed mild to moderate villous blunting. Results indicate...
  10. Well, I received my results on my biopsies. I guess the Doc was not totally accurate in his assumption that my villi has healed. The lab results indicate "Duodenal mucosa with mild to moderate villous blunting". It looks like I still have some blunting going on (3a) and getting exposed to some gluten...
  11. Yesterday I had an ultrasound of my esophagus (couple of cyst they want to look at) and while they were in there they took some biopsies of my small intestines to see if my villi has healed since being on a GFD. To my surprise, I was told it looked healed! That is awesome. However, I am confused...
  12. Thank you so much for all your feedback! You have no idea how helpful this is. I spoke to the nurse and told her I want to try to make a change in my diet and see if I can reduce the cholesterol without medication. She said lot of people are in denial at first and want to try to reduce their levels...
  13. kareng - that is exactly what I was going to ask him. Worth a try.
  14. Thank you so much for your feedback. I know I will get a call from my Doc to go on Statin which I really do not want to do. Did most of you go on Statin if you were diagnosed with high cholesterol ? Strange thing is that I lost 5 pounds and workout 3-4 times a week. I know I probably eat way too...