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Periodic intentional gluten exposure

Commented on December 21, 2013
Created December 16, 2013 at 5:50 PM

I think I was verging on celiac before going Paleo. It didn't give me the runs like it does most celiac people but it upset my stomach and made me pretty severely constipated. Every so often I eat a couple small crackers or a bite of cookie just to get a dose of gluten - I hardly enjoy it and it upsets my stomach a little. I fear that complete avoidance will put me over the edge and make me celiac but I'm probably wrong, and what if my periodical intentional exposure to gluten actually turns me celiac??? Your thoughts on this? Maybe even some science?

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on December 21, 2013
at 02:08 AM

it's not an expensive test ~ $175 without insurance. Tell your doctor you are concerned that you have celiac's disease. Send him here: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/articles/hottopics/transcripts/2010/2010-6a1-celiac/6a1-7.html if he doesn't understand the connection.

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on December 20, 2013
at 11:26 PM

I don't think I can afford to go around having my genome sequenced, as fun as that would be. I always wanted a brain scan too! If only I could just walk into Kaiser and ask for a bunch of superfluous tests like that, I'd be a truly satisfied man for months just pouring over the data and trying to understand it all.

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on December 20, 2013
at 11:02 PM

A gene, which requires genetic testing to know if you have celiac variants.

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on December 20, 2013
at 10:42 PM

@CDone WTF is HLA?

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on December 16, 2013
at 10:12 PM

If you don't trust Robb Wolf, trust your own gut. You, yourself says that if you eat a tiny bit of gluten it still makes you sick. So you're already hypersensitive. The only thing you do now by not cutting it out completely is hurting yourself chronically. So what if you become even more sensitive? Just avoid exposure as much as you can, tell everyone you're celiac if you must.

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on December 16, 2013
at 09:28 PM

For some reason I don't completely trust Robb Wolf. However, I've heard similar things a number of times - mostly regarding actual celiac disease (which I probably don't have but might).

This does seem like good advice but I'm still just as not-100%-convinced as before that completely cutting out gluten won't hypersensitize me to the stuff. Right now I still fare okay after these small gluten doses every week or two, though I certainly don't enjoy it.

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on December 16, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Yeah but to be fair I don't think Robb ever provided good evidence for that claim.

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on December 16, 2013
at 06:57 PM

do you have HLA?

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on December 16, 2013
at 08:06 PM

If you're as intolerant as you suspect you are, then you should completely cut down gluten. According to Robb Wolf on his book, even a little of gluten is staying in the gut for 2 weeks, and it can instigate an autoimmune response for up to 6 months. In other words, if once a week you eat a bit of gluten, you never fully heal. Simply face the truth, don't try to bargain with it.

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on December 16, 2013
at 08:55 PM

Yeah but to be fair I don't think Robb ever provided good evidence for that claim.

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on December 16, 2013
at 09:28 PM

For some reason I don't completely trust Robb Wolf. However, I've heard similar things a number of times - mostly regarding actual celiac disease (which I probably don't have but might).

This does seem like good advice but I'm still just as not-100%-convinced as before that completely cutting out gluten won't hypersensitize me to the stuff. Right now I still fare okay after these small gluten doses every week or two, though I certainly don't enjoy it.

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