I am new to this website, but I have been gluten free (or so I think) for one year now. It all started when I read an article about anemia possibly being linked to gluten sensitivity. I have been anemic (always a tiny bit below lower limit of normal), for as long as I can remember, and so has my mom and sister. I also had a variety of small health problems (asthma, multi nodular thyroid, nausea, bloating+++…etc) and my doctor always told me that he did not understand how come I had all these little (!) problems.
I decided on my own to get testing (unfortunately, the lab where I went only tested for HLA-DQ 2 and 8) and learned that I was DQ-2 positive. Since then I removed gluten from my life and feel a lot better. My asthma is greatly improved and for once I am just above the lower limit of normal for iron. I still have some issues though…probably linked to the fact that I still have dairy… but I kind of rely on dairy (mostly cheese) as snack.
Anyway, I assume I should be testing my kids now…(psoriasis, bovine protein intolerance…etc).
I am very happy to ahve found this website which provides support but also the latest science update on gluten sensitivity.