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by 10502 · about 19 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 1336 · about 19 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 1336 · about 19 hours ago

I've been researching celiac disease a ton over the past few days since getting my 23andme results back. It's a very confusing tangle of genes, but it looks like I'm heterozygous for the "celiac genes", both HLA-DQ2 (2.5, but not 2.2) and HLA-DQ8.... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · July 06, 2013 at 8:08 PM

Do you have any relatives with celiac disease? I personally think it's a good idea to get tested before going gluten free, as many people are asymptomatic. I think most doctors aren't keen to test you unless you either have symptoms of celiac... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 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 518 · about 19 hours ago

I have relapsed, I am so sick, vomiting, severe constipation and its not gluten, absolutely sure of it. I look 7 months pregnant and in so much pain. Have cut out eggs now. I am getting to the point now when I eat and start to feel sick within... (more)

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RK 0 · April 25, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Andrea, you may have an intestinal blockage or intussusception. Or many other possible things in the gut. Find a doctor, have some tests run. If they prescribe you medication, you don't have to take it. But you do need to at least find out if... (more)

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by 5 · about 19 hours ago

Hi guys-- I've had Hashimoto's for about 2 years and was diagnosed Celiac two months ago. I've low-carbed in the past to lose weight, but unfortunately, it's just not doing it for me anymore. (And as I'm sure you all know, sticking to a strict... (more)

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juju 0 · April 09, 2013 at 7:10 PM

For me, the added health benefit was I no longer had debilitating stomach pains on a daily basis. Going gluten free was not enough as I react to all grains. I like fresh whole food and I instantly felt better so it was a no brainer for me. Do a... (more)

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by 221 · about 19 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 19 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 19 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 825 · about 19 hours ago

i asked my rheumatologist today and he said that people become paranoid about cross contamination and that if you stick to a gluten-free diet, the small amount of gluten resulting from cross contamination isn't enough to damage your... (more)

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Mike_T_1 0 · January 09, 2013 at 1:42 AM

There is a distribution of sensitivity across a population. I'd guess some sort of bell curve, where one tail of the curve, the people are super sensitive and even a very small amount can cause damage. The other tail, the people can handle huge... (more)

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by 0 · about 19 hours ago

It was mentioned here: http://www.poopreport.com/Doctor/Content/float.html ..."While this IS true for certain diseases (cystic fibrosis, celiac disease, biliary atresia, abetalipoprotenimia and a few other weird sounding illnesses), it is NOT... (more)

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by 456 · about 19 hours ago

I've been gluten free for 4 years. Been serious paleo for about 2-3 months. I've been doing awesome and better than ever! I lost tons of weight and have been feeling incredible! I have celiac disease and when I consume even a trace amount of... (more)

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aseafish 0 · September 23, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Yes, cut back on the Larabars and nuts. Is there a compelling reason you're not eating meat or fish? More meat, vegetables, and fat along with reducing or, preferably, eliminating the nuts for awhile could be a good move. Being glutened is always... (more)

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by 456 · about 19 hours ago

I've been doing paleo for about three months now. I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for four years. I've been feeling great on paleo. When I consume gluten even in small amounts, I get brain fog, OCD, depression, and a myriad of... (more)

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tinamonster 0 · September 22, 2012 at 10:26 PM

You should google "gluten cross-reactive foods" and see if you are eating any of those that you can cut out. Also, if you eat anything that is processed on equipment or facilities with wheat but has no gluten ingredients you may have gotten a... (more)

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by 1186 · about 19 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 19 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 5 · about 19 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 480 · about 19 hours ago

Here in my country, they are talking about giving government subsidies to those with celiac. My husband for sure has it, though when he took a test (I sadly don't remember what kind it was...) he failed. I'm also fairly certain that my oldest... (more)

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Marie_5 0 · June 11, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I was given a blood test for the HLA DQ2/DQ8 gene, which the gene that causes celiac. It's the only test that you can take after having been off of gluten for years. All of the other available tests will produce a false negative after about a... (more)

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by 231 · about 19 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 367 · about 19 hours ago

Hi, I'm new but reading recent discussions on whether gluten really is the ultimate bad guy I am undecided about how important it is to completely eliminate it as I currently eat a bit of sourdough bread with eggs in the morning (eggs alone make... (more)

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VB 0 · June 01, 2012 at 11:50 AM

I am gluten intolerant, yet all my tests came back negative. I have recently had an endoscopy (?) done and I was told that my villi is fine and it is grew back. The worst part about gluten that most people (like me) did not know what are the... (more)

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by 20 · about 19 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 80 · about 19 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 158 · about 20 hours ago

Last year I began using a skincare regimen of Anacya(for acne) and Finacea(for rapid skin cell regrowth to help with acne.) Both are gel Rx from my dermatologist. They've done wonders for my skin, and I consistently have very clear skin if I use... (more)

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by 203 · about 20 hours ago

Hi! Because of constipation, which is now better, my G.I specialist got me to take a blood test to see if I have celiac or not. The results were that I'm a carrier for Celiac disease but it came back negative. My aunt didnt develop properly... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 24, 2012 at 3:07 AM

If you haven't been eating gluten leading up to the blood test the ability of the test to identify celiac disease drops considerably. I know someone who stopped eating gluten, felt much much better, then went to the doctor a few weeks later to be... (more)

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by 1600 · about 20 hours ago

I would have to say the main thing that got me to try paleo was suspected celiac. (have never gone to the doctors for a legit diagnosis. The whole concept of potential permanent damage from gluten if I do have it and the testing process that... (more)

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Frugal_Jen 0 · March 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM

Hi! interesting ideas here. It seems to me that you've asked more than one question, though, or maybe a multi-part question. I'm going to address as many parts as I can. 1. Celiac vs. gluten sensitivity/intolerance A study which came out last... (more)

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by 1720 · about 20 hours ago

I don't understand inflammation in my chest/back area. About a year ago, I was on a roof shoveling snow, and BAM, I started aching. I thought I pulled something, but as time went on, aching got worse. I went paleo, and aches started going away.... (more)

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Caroline_1 0 · January 23, 2012 at 1:41 AM

You may have some underlying pleurisy. The associated inflammation may be triggered by the foods you mentioned.

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