November 20, 2011 at 10:56 pm #8154Craig GeorgeMember
New to the Gluten free society site. Here are my enterolab results:
A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value
Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 41 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)
Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 24 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 1407 Units (Normal Range is less than 300 Units)
Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA 14 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0603
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0402
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,4 (Subtype 6,4)
Been Gluten free for 18 months, or should say thought I was gluten free, now that I know all grains contain gluten I am working toward being gluten free.
I am a chiropractor in southern Indiana and this subject is very interesting to me , looking forward to getting my health back. My journey started about 9 years ago when I had a low back injury. Struggling since then to stabilize my lowback , I noticed alot more symptoms were apearing. Low energy,foggy, depression,anxiety to name a few symptoms.
I implamented chiropractic, nutrition with little sucess. to add to this I had to deal with alot of very stressful personal issues that alomost put me over the edge. I finally ran into some info on gluten at a seminar and decided to get tested for gluten to see if that was the problem. I found out I have one gene for gluten sensitivity.
I found Dr. O'brien on the internet ,so I started with the info he had to start my journey. I found Dr. Osborne on the internet and followed him on facebook for awhile, finally joined this site recently.
For me it has been a long frustrating journey to go toward gluten free. To get my spouse to understand what gluten free is was difficult but, she has been a trooper cooking gluten free for me. In our house health is number one priority for me and my children.
Socially it hs ben hard , friends think I am strange and don't understand what Gluten free means. eating out has been a challange too, living in a small town gluten free is not well understood.
I know it takes 1-2 years to heal, this what I was told to take to heal the gut: probiotics,colostrinin, vit. D, glutimine, epa/dha, curcumin and sulforpnane glucosinolate.
I had my three kids genetically tested and all three are gluten sensitive. one of my brothers kids has a problem with gluten and my sister too. recently my mother has been doing the medical cycle of tests to see if she is gluten intollerent and been getting the run around. I have been trying to guide her toward genetic testing , hoping she will listen.
The learning curve to eat gluten free was pretty steap but now just a way of life with not much of a problem. I know now that grains are out so now the journey will get better.
Glad to be apartof the forum , looking forward to all the info here so I can get back to health and share what I learn to help others.November 23, 2011 at 11:03 am #9488Peter OsborneKeymaster
Welcome Dr. George!
Thanks for sharing your story and thoughts with us. I can tell you that one of the things that helped me get through the social trials of being gluten free was starting Gluten Free Society meetings locally. I hold 4 meetings a year in Houston. They help to bring awareness and educate the masses on the problem.
If you want to tackle something like this let me know and I can get you the educational tools to help you make it happen.
Keep us posted on your progress.
All the best,
Dr. ONovember 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm #9490Craig GeorgeMember
I would love to do that doc…. I need a little more seasoning when it comes to the subject, but am more than willing to spread the word. I would also be interested in some sort of certification or training through you to know what I need to know in order to spread the word more effectivly.
I could use an opinion on my progress too, very hard to doctor yourself. would you think a crossreaction test would be in line for me. still having some symptoms mostly in the brain . I just don't feel right, thats as best as Ican describe.
I am now tackling some of the videos here in the site to continue to learn so I can spread the word.
by the way …seems like half the people coming into my clinic have alot of symptoms that could be related to gluten….funny how that works.
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