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by 10502 · about 7 hours ago

Outside of vaccinations, I think I would be hard-pressed to find a more contentious health topic. Here is an interesting n=1 story in the NYT about how a man came to the realization that he had a Candida infection, and how he went about... (more)

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Paleo_Seb 0 · July 22, 2010 at 8:20 AM

I see a lot of confusion and people not sure about the truth behind those problems in the answers given. I wanted to add that intestinal bacterial overgrowth is not a laughing matter and is a real problem for many people. Some people are dying... (more)

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by 0 · about 7 hours ago

Hi all, Been doing Paleo for a couple months. Yes, I cheated. Nevertheless, I ate grassfed beef bone broth almost daily, beef liver, beef heart, and other meat that was mostly grass fed. Here are my numbers: 19 - Iron % Saturation... (more)

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AnyonesGhost 0 · May 20, 2014 at 5:20 PM

How does anxiety low iron and high homocysteine?

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by 1336 · about 7 hours ago

I'm currently reading Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green. In it he states: "Patients with active celiac disease tend to have low cholesterol levels because they are not properly absorbing cholesterol in the intestine." That... (more)

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Sataran 0 · August 18, 2013 at 3:37 AM

I can understand such peoples' lipids going back up to normal levels gradually as their villus atrophy heals and you get your villi back but why would they skyrocket to FH levels? The reason for that usually has to do with FT3 getting low or... (more)

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by 5 · about 7 hours ago

I've been paleo/primal-ish for about two years. That said, I admit to a decent amount (5% of overall intake?) of gluten-containing "cheats" because I didn't think I reacted to it. At least I didn't notice an obvious change after total elimination... (more)

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NewPaleon 0 · May 04, 2013 at 1:25 PM

If I were in your shoes, I would get the biopsy. That way you would know for sure whether you must absolutely avoid gluten. Intestinal lining does not have nerves so you can be damaging it without feeling any pain. In your case, it is important to... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

I have leaky gut issues. I have celiac and I'm doing the autoimmune paleo, however I wonder if it is also necessary to follow some type of rotation diet as well? In the leaky gut theory eventually you will react to foods that are even on the AIP... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · March 09, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I have been there - used to be sensitive to gluten, lactose (not casein) and fructose. Autoimmune paleo (no alcohol and coffee too) did the job, no rotation needed.Geting regular suntan helped me through the first days of healing as vitamin D... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

Hey, I'm 27 years old with celiac disease, I started eating paleo when I found out I had celiac, but I've run into a new problem - my doctor thinks there's something wrong with my gallbladder. I have been losing alot of weight and having alot of... (more)

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RK 0 · February 13, 2013 at 10:20 PM

To help you digest fat: take Ox Bile with meals. This will supplement the lack of bile being produced by your gb. It's cheap, and you should be able to find it at Whole Foods, etc. If not, order on Amazon (brand is Nutricology). Another... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

I've heard that starches can cause or contribute to leaky gut. I have celiac and I'm doing strict paleo to help with healing. Should I avoid sweet potatoes and squashes and such?

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KA24 0 · February 03, 2013 at 10:16 PM

By themselves, no. If you're coming from a place where your just starting, the previous diet was a mess and you have leaky gut, eating lots of starchy veggies may inhibit the healing of leaky gut. I'd avoid them for a little bit of time and... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for over a month. I got a skin-prick allergy test today, and it showed positive for 3 vegetables: squash, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. These just so happen to be the only vegetables I've been... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · January 29, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Seems like you would get Ig antibodies to every food you eat then. Sweet potatoes are not known to be very allergenic, in fact it might be one of the most benign foods there is. I would focus on symptoms of food intolerance like digestive upset,... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

I'm 27 years old and found out I had celiac disease about a month ago. I think I am having a problem digesting fat. It seems like if I eat much more than tablespoon of fat in a meal I get very nauseous for hours after. I'm not sure if this is... (more)

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RK 0 · February 07, 2013 at 11:44 PM

If you are having problems digesting your fat, there are a couple of things that come to mind. (1) You possibly lack enough stomach acid. You can take a Betaine HCl supplement to see if it helps. Please read up on it if you choose this, as it... (more)

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by 1005 · about 7 hours ago

My insurance covers only one doctor's appointment per year, and I can't decide if I should get tested for celiac (and know once and for all if I actually have celiac or just gluten sensitivity) or get my hormone profiles checked out, because I... (more)

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MathGirl72 0 · January 22, 2013 at 5:02 AM

Unless you have been consuming gluten regularly, a Celiac test will be pointless. If you feel better avoiding gluten, why does it even matter??? If you suspect hormonal imbalances, start there, but you'll need to be more specific. There are... (more)

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by 20 · about 7 hours ago

Hi, My girlfriend has had digestive / stomach issues for a while & has intuitively eaten almost completely gluten free for a couple of years. Last year she had a blood test for coeliac after, at the doctor's insistence, eating gluten... (more)

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Jules_1 0 · January 09, 2013 at 5:37 PM

I think she should eat the gluten and do the endoscopy, OR commit to being 100% gluten free for life. If she has celiac disease, she cannot afford to eat any gluten, at all, ever. I wanted to know, so I had the endoscopy because I am not going... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

I have celiac disease and I'm trying to gain weight. After my diagnosis I started losing too much. My blood tests indicate I wasn't severely deficient in any vitamins/minerals (except iron atm). My doctor thinks I may be losing weight because... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · December 19, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Plantain, yucca, white potatoes (if nightshades are tolerated), sweet potatoes, beets, winter squashes, fruits... there are MANY gluten-free Paleo foods that can provide carbs! I would also make sure you eat loads of healthy fats: coconut oil,... (more)

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by 221 · about 7 hours ago

Hey everyone. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac, and even though I am only on my 3rd day of no gluten, I am concerned because my intestinal inflammation seems to be getting worse. It seems like almost anything I eat aggravates my stomach and... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · December 13, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Give it time. It took me 6 months to stop having diarrhea all the time, and it took over a year to get my gut back to good enough health to have normal-person stools. The fatigue and brain fog has taken even longer. From what I've read of other... (more)

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by 180 · about 7 hours ago

Background: Never had any health issues until I did a 3 week clean eating cleanse 2 years ago. I felt AMAZING during the 3 weeks, but when I resumed my normal eating, I became bloated, anxious, fatigued and just not well. I have tested negative... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Look into GAPS. It's a long process, but people who have gone through the whole diet swear by it.

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by 10 · about 7 hours ago

My husband and I both have celiac disease. We found out after the birth of our second child who had severe gi issues +the really bad celiac disease. We are on the paleo diet with fermented forms of dairy. We are deathly allergic to coconut and... (more)

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Happy_Now 0 · November 02, 2012 at 4:14 AM

I was able to shy away from bread more this second pregnancy by embracing other starchy foods wholeheartedly. Homemade french fries tossed in oil and baked in the oven, potato salad, and baked potatoes worked really well for me. Sweet potato... (more)

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by 1017 · about 7 hours ago

Those of you who have Celiac and have to avoid gluten, what do you typically order when you eat at restaurants/diners/etc? I try to order the safest stuff possible but always end up having digestion trouble so I assume I am still getting some... (more)

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Debbie_2 0 · October 01, 2012 at 12:22 AM

I quiz the wait staff and eat at higher end restaurants. When you find one willing to work with you, eat there often! I have found a few that are great where I don't get sick. I usually eat a steak or broiled fish and steamed vegi's and a salad...... (more)

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by 1186 · about 8 hours ago

Hello All: I am Celiac and would really like to try some IF training, but finding a registered gluten free brand for BCAA is really tough. To all non-Celiac people: YES, it must be certified. Cross-contamination really messes me up. I realize... (more)

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Andy_1 0 · August 16, 2012 at 3:23 AM

NOW foods BCAAs are gluten free (well, it says so on the bottle, not sure about "registered gluten free").

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by 456 · about 8 hours ago

I've been gluten free since 2008. I have never had a really bad slipup for three years and have been clean since. I've been doing paleo for six months. However, I am on vacation and went to this bakery today (I know, I cheated) that offered... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · July 10, 2012 at 1:34 AM

What are your symptoms when you've been glutened? You might want to continue to do things that counteract that, plus take doses of vitamins (especially sublingual methyl-B12) and probiotics. Bone broth is also a good idea. I get diarrhea when... (more)

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by 456 · about 8 hours ago

I've been gluten free for 4 years since I was diagnosed with Celiac. I have it bad. A trace amoun of gluten puts me over the edge bad. Been Paleo for about 6 months and never felt better. However, for the first time in a year I had an accident.... (more)

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miked_2 0 · July 07, 2012 at 9:38 PM

It's likely that the gluten is already through you. It won't hang out that long. The problem is that your body's latent immune response can last much longer. It all depends on how your body reacts to the trigger. I've read papers where there... (more)

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Since being diagnosed with celiac and going GF 4 mos ago my 13 yr old has had an increase in GI symptoms. Ironically, he never had any before going GF. His GI doc suggested removing dairy from his diet. So I know that there is a link between... (more)

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Violet9 0 · June 12, 2012 at 3:17 AM

It is actually extremely common for a celiac individual to experience more food intolerances and more digestive issues after going gluten-free, at least for the first several months (or up to a year). Celiac boards are full of anecdotes about... (more)

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by 231 · about 8 hours ago

Ever been at a restaurant and come face to face with a suspicious looking glaze or sauce? Ever been told that the soy-sauce is wheat free by a shifty looking waiter? Ever decide to go ahead and snatch a couple of sweet potato fries off your... (more)

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JonnyHotcakes 0 · June 02, 2012 at 5:24 PM

I get soreness and stiffness in the joints of my hands. Regarding restaurants...as a chef I can tell you that no matter how diligent the efforts of everyone working there, unless it's a gluten-free place, the stuff is EVERYWHERE. You have to be... (more)

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by 20 · about 8 hours ago

I have celiac and Crohn's disease and am wondering about the safety of a paleodiet with my health problems. The celiac obviously won't be a problem, but Crohn's is so touchy for diet. With Crohn's, I already have major concerns around malnutrition... (more)

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primallykosher 0 · May 11, 2012 at 12:17 AM

Welcome fellow chrohnie. It works fine with the chrohns. You might want to check out Specific Carb Diet (Breaking the Vicious Cycle is the book for that) and the GAPS diet. They go in more detail about healing Chrohns with whole foods. You should... (more)

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by 40 · about 8 hours ago

My wife has bouts of intense stomach problems about twice a year. We try to eat paleo as much as possible, but nowhere near perfect. Let's say, 70/30. She has a burning or pinching stomach pain, very similar to an ulcer. She has had two scopes... (more)

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Jen_20 0 · April 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Hi Adam, It's hard enough for doctors to diagnose celiac disease, so please take any well- meaning diagnosees from this forum with a healthy pinch of salt :) It's possible she is gluten intolerant, or has celiacs, but if she only is noticing... (more)

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by 80 · about 8 hours ago

Anyone tried Prescript-Assist? My nutritionist told me to buy it and take every other day for symptoms of my celiac and colitis. It has been great! I have also started taking entocort (which I am not thrilled with), drinking lots of bone broth,... (more)

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Wcc_Kamal_Stabby_fan 0 · April 26, 2012 at 2:14 PM

You could also try to add fermented foods to your diet since they are a good source of probiotics. Common ones many eat are kefir and sauerkraut.

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by 555 · about 8 hours ago

I am a bit confused by Rob's Autoimmune Protocol. My understanding of it was that you were looking to moderate the body's immune response to keep your autoimmune condition in check. I have Celiac Disease and am wondering if the protocol would be... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · April 18, 2012 at 2:20 PM

People with celiac disease definitely react to gluten, but can ALSO react to common other triggers. If you still experience symptoms, you should absolutely try the autoimmune protocol and eliminate all dairy (including butter, but you can do... (more)

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