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Fellow celiacs what can you tell me about the threshhold concept?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 28, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Is it a matter of all gluten damages the gut or only if consumed past a certain amount?

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on June 13, 2012
at 12:10 PM

It's called ezgluten. They are pricey at over $10 a test, but they've been worth it to me.

B24fd99c9c808fddc876221339680287

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on June 13, 2012
at 12:05 PM

Any chance you could give me the brand name of the home testing kit you use? I'm also a highly sensitive celiac, & would love to have a way to verify that products are gluten free.

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7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on April 29, 2012
at 12:38 AM

My experience is that I react (diarrhea plus mood disturbance) to under 10 ppm, as I react to everything that has tested positive on my home testing kit which is sensitive to 10 ppm, plus I react to canned tomatoes which didn't come up as positive on my testing kit. And I've been ok with all the processed foods that are certified as under 5 ppm.

A lot of people on the celiac message boards are much less sensitive than I am. They don't have to be as careful to avoid symptoms, and yet they are still healed as confirmed by biopsy and blood test.

Based on these experiences, it seems that there are individual thresholds for gluten, with people being able to tolerate different amounts without symptoms, immune reactivity, or gut damage. However, I'm also convinced that it is impossible to actually encounter zero gluten. That stuff has so permeated our food supply and living spaces, I suspect it is in very trace amounts everywhere.

B24fd99c9c808fddc876221339680287

(40)

on June 13, 2012
at 12:05 PM

Any chance you could give me the brand name of the home testing kit you use? I'm also a highly sensitive celiac, & would love to have a way to verify that products are gluten free.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on June 13, 2012
at 12:10 PM

It's called ezgluten. They are pricey at over $10 a test, but they've been worth it to me.

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45eaf1688c1baf31d687a382b78f451f

on April 29, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I have found any amount of gluten gives me symptoms. Perceived severity of my symptoms vary from minor to major. Actual damage? Don't know.'

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 29, 2012
at 08:04 AM

I react to everything that does not even have gluten. The only thing that I never react to is vegetables. I don't have any GI symptoms, I just feel so tired - like I can't even get up.

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