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by 0 · July 15, 2014 at 3:06 PM

I went paleo- gluten free for a little over 3 weeks then decided I missed my Ezekiel bread so for the past 3 days I began eating it again. I wasn't sure if it was in my head or not but I felt a slight stomach ache I usually only have a bowel... (more)

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by 0 · November 29, 2013 at 3:10 PM

I am a 66 year old female with HCV, gluten intolerance and dentures. I've been a lacto-ovo vegetarian for 40 years. Would Paleo be beneficial or even doable for me?

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glib 0 · November 28, 2013 at 5:23 PM

I think that you can be healthy on lacto-ovo. There has to be a lot of grass fed butter and pastured eggs, but very doable. The problem with vegetarians is that they end up eating a lot of grains, specifically wheat.

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by 1974 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I have been pretty certain since I began keeping a cleaner diet around a year ago that I have an intolerance to gluten. I immediately dropped 5 lbs when I cut it out and I have noticed since that I have bad reactions when eat it including... (more)

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mjn_14 0 · February 21, 2014 at 4:37 AM

@CDone @arugulaI did a Prometheus Celiac Seology which is described as "a comprehensive serum antibody profile. There were 5 tests: Deamidated gliadin peptide antibody IgG ELISA Deamidated gliadin peptide antibody IgA ELISA Anti-human... (more)

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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

I am just learning about paleo and plan to start this diet after i am tested, tomorrow, for gluten intolerance. Regardless of the test results, i will eliminate all gluten from my diet. I need to lose a LOT of weight. I am not very active at this... (more)

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O_Siodhachain 0 · May 30, 2013 at 2:02 AM

You can walk, slowly but surely, and build up to longer times and quicker paces. You can start lowering your sugar count now because it shouldn't effect your gluten test (I wouldn't think anyway, someone correct me if I'm wrong.) You can... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

My 11 year old daughter has been diagonosed with gluten intolerance recently.I would like to know how her growth be later in years to come. she is very weak and 19kgs and very short.

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Renee_2 0 · May 28, 2013 at 9:25 AM

I'm thinking now that you know this and remove gluten, she'll start to really thrive.

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by 1005 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

If you were born without a food allergy, then develop one due to a leaky gut, do those antibodies ever die down once the gut is repaired and you abstain from eating those foods long enough, or are you forever intolerant to some degree? (I can... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 27, 2013 at 9:27 AM

We have to make a distinction here between a food allergy and an intolerance/absorption problem. The later may get better once the gut heals but the former most likely not. See: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/food-allergy/AN01109 (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

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 436 · September 16, 2014 at 7:59 PM

I ate pasta today after a couple months wheat free. I "cheat" on paleo alot... but I usually eat oatmeal or rice when I cheat and have zero noticeable negative effects. I try not to do this often but I probably do have some gluten free grains... (more)

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GeneralAntilles 0 · December 05, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Sounds similar to what I experience with gluten intolerance. Gluten is one of those things you should never cheat on. Either eat it or don't, occasional indulgences are, unfortunately, much more harmful than just eating it all the time.

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I have seen a GP who pretty much said gluten sensitivity and intolerance is made up and it must be IBS. Also heard it's quite hard to pin down sensitivity when they are slight and some of the test are only available in US. What kind of test would... (more)

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Allie_4 0 · December 24, 2012 at 10:51 AM

I got the frustrating IBS diagnosis too... but my questions is, why does it matter if you are "officially" diagnosed or not? It's your choice to stop eating gluten. If you stop and you feel better, hooray, if you stop and you don't feel better,... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

I'm about to start my 3rd week of Paleo and I feel like crap. I'm 95% paleo, 5% little cheats like 1 small slice of garlic bread or 1 marshmallow once a week. Dairy free, gluten free, processed foods free, caffiene free. I'm allergic to gluten,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · October 14, 2012 at 11:25 PM

Eat MORE fat & more carbs! Doesn't sound like you are getting enough calories. And don't limit salt!

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by 499 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

I've been completely primal for about a month now. Over the weekend I went out on a road trip with some friends and that evening I had a huge meal of bread. The next day I woke up an extremely sore throat, stuffy nose, messed up sinus and extreme... (more)

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dstnyb 0 · September 24, 2012 at 7:53 PM

I rely on home-brewed chicken broth to bring me back after episodes such as these. Honestly, I can't emphasize enough how much I love broth, how much it sustains me, and how much it heals me when I consume foods that are not kind to my system. It... (more)

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by 60 · September 16, 2014 at 7:52 PM

15 years of Keratosis Pilaris on my legs and arms has led me down a path of many treatments which do not work. 1) Upping Vitamin A & Fermented Cod Liver 2) Exfoliating 3) Jojoba oil every day (noticed slight positive results) 4) Liver cleanse... (more)

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Gazelle 0 · August 23, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Sunshine or even a tanning bed has always been the most effective for me.

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by 10480 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

In 2011, I was diagnosed with an illness and prescribed prescription medications to control it. The drugs had some terrible side effects, including rapid and ridiculous weight gain and low energy, but the worst part was what they did to my... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · July 08, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Suprisingly little is known about how these types of drugs work (mood stabilizers/anti-convulsants), or how the body responds to them. Its more a case of "these things seem to suppress symptoms, most of the time, short term, so lets use... (more)

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by 15390 · September 16, 2014 at 7:49 PM

I had a heated argument with a couple of people who told me that there is no such thing as gluten cross-reactivity. Basically, I do not really care for the term, but I am sure gluten intolerant people react to other grains, even the ones that do... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · July 03, 2012 at 11:23 PM

Cross-reactivity refers to the action of antibodies. Cross-reactivity arises because antibodies aren't always 100% specific for their antigens. Say gluten has the molecular appearance of an elephant - a trunk, 4 stocky legs, a tail, etc... when... (more)

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by 20 · September 16, 2014 at 7:46 PM

I've been paleo for two and a half years, and "on the wagon", so to speak, for a few months now -- every so often I'll pick up a candy bar or have some soy-sauce-free sushi or something as part of my 20%, but no wheat that I'm aware of for at... (more)

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Katherine 0 · May 24, 2012 at 2:34 AM

Sounds actually like GERD. http://www.ehow.com/how-does_5005726_acid-reflux-creates-shortness-breath.html And because of the irritation to your esophagus, mucous production is increased as a defense. (more)

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by 1612 · September 16, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Clearly, the human body and gluten are not friendly. As I listen to individuals on here, it appears there are a decent number of people for whom gluten has a significant negative impact. Do you think that this proportion (bad reaction vs. mild... (more)

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Lutfisk 0 · May 17, 2012 at 3:28 PM

If you pay close attention to most of the people who "have no problems with wheat", they are tired/sick/have allergies/joint pain/stomach problems/etc, they just see it all as normal because they don't know any different.

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by 15390 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

I am editing this question since I cannot delete it. The reason why herbs were helping me for a while (I no longer take them) is because they offer some very important anti-oxidants and stimulants. So in a way, they work like a natural... (more)

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interrobung 0 · May 03, 2012 at 11:30 PM

Without listing the herbs in question, no one can answer question 1. Even if you were to list them, it's quite likely only a DOM (or equivalent degree) could answer fully. Perhaps you should ask the doctor you saw, as he fits that description... (more)

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by 9402 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

A bunch of sources say to avoid coffee if you are gluten intolerant, and apparently it was also mentioned at... (more)

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Noah_2 0 · May 01, 2012 at 6:55 PM

It's an both and / either or issue. The pathology that causes you to develop a gluten sensitivity can cause you to develop sensitivities to anything else too. Other food allergies are EXCEEDINGLY common in people with Celiac disease, as are... (more)

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by 95 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

This may be a really dumb question but a co-worker got REALLY upset with me when I told her about how I ate a little gluten last night and became incredibly ill. She told me that I had chosen to make my self gluten intolerant by choosing this life... (more)

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AnarchyCaveman 0 · April 26, 2012 at 1:36 AM

Paleo can make you gluten intolerant in the same way that quitting smoking can make you tobacco intolerant. Years ago, I smoked half a pack a day and "felt fine". Now if I smoke one or two, I feel like death for two days. We do get desensitized... (more)

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by 95 · September 16, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Hi all - I've been eating strict pale for over 3 weeks now and the changes in my body and mind are already amazing. I'm not here to sing the praises of this lifestyle, however - like most others posting, I'm seeking insight! My family and I were... (more)

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Tam 0 · April 25, 2012 at 2:42 AM

If you are truly gluten sensitive a little dab 'l do ya. I also became very sensitive to all kinds of vegetable oils and it's in EVERYTHING... Feel better...

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by 1600 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

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 15390 · September 16, 2014 at 7:38 PM

This is my second time having seaweed (laver) to wrap my fish (I am making sushi without the rice) and both times I get glutened (I am gluten intolerant). Why? On the package it says: Ingredients: seaweed. Nothing else. Please do not think it... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · February 03, 2012 at 10:21 PM

I have celiac disease and (at least at this point, about 7 months into a gluten-free diet/healing) I'm so sensitive I have to avoid foods processed on machinery that had wheat products on it. For seaweed, I'm not sure what this could include:... (more)

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by 12642 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I hear a lot of people on this site saying they developed noticeable gluten intolerance only after cutting wheat from their diet. But I'm curious about people who were eating wheat/gluten consistently (probably before adopting a paleo diet) but... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 21, 2012 at 1:02 PM

I think it all comes back to gut health. I'd argue that it's harder to have a healthy gut on a veg*n diet, thus any deleterious effects from gluten consumption are going to be all the more pronounced. Heal the gut, gluten intolerance disappears. (more)

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by 28 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

How much time until one starts to see the effects of a gluten-free diet, assuming I'm gluten intolerant? The symptoms are chronic sinus inflammation.

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raney 0 · December 28, 2011 at 5:30 PM

Check out this wikipedia entry. What is the relationship of gluten and anti-gliadin antibodies?. In gluten-sensitive individuals AGA testing is a routinely used blood test for possible presence of coeliac disease, allergies or idiopathic... (more)

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by 28 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

Can Thrombocytopenia stem from a gluten intolerance? I am trying to find information before I get to the Dr and they try and push medication on me as a solution. I believe since adapting to Paleo in the last four months I have discovered that I... (more)

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Eric_15 0 · November 10, 2011 at 3:31 AM

I don't post often on Paleohacks but I can relate to this question. I was diagnosed with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpora about 2 years ago. It came out of nowhere and I had no idea what the heck it was. My count was at around 11 when i was... (more)