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Re: Dr. Crook's Yeast Connection
 
Rachel--24 Views: 1,816
Published: 16 years ago
 
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Re: Dr. Crook's Yeast Connection


prettysoulful,

There are bloodtests that your doctor can run but they are useless if you've already started a diet limiting gluten. I had to pay out of pocket for tests done at an outside lab which specializes in Gluten Intolerance since I'd already been doing the candida diet for 4 months. They were able to detect antibodies in my stool...the tests are more sensitive than the bloodtests so I tested positive for the 4 tests performed. To self-diagnose requires a bit of learning about gluten..its in pretty much everything...not just the obvious bread, pasta, cookies and crackers. For example..I was getting symptoms still while on the candida diet. I finally figured out that my lotion and supplements were the main things involved...they all had gluten. That was what led me to my diagnosis. Gluten is not generally listed as an ingred. on labels...modified food starch, artificial flavors, natural flavors, maltodexrin...all of these indicate gluten in the product. Symptoms persist until all gluten sources are removed..so its really difficult to diagnose unless you are extremely careful and knowledgeable about the diet. Here are some links to "hidden" gluten or gluten containing ingredients.
http://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=185&p_catid=12&sid=91hH9H1FYMHO1o...
http://www.celiac.com/st_prod.html?p_prodid=186&p_catid=12&sid=91hH9H1FYMHO1o...
Anyways...you can do what is called a "gluten challenge"...remove gluten for a few weeks and then reintroduce it. If gluten were a problem for you most symptoms will improve if off gluten 100%...symptoms will return after consuming gluten again. You will know for sure.
-Rachel
 

 
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