June 9, 2010 at 11:55 pm #7815dlquandtMember
I have been eating traditional gluten free for 3 months and completely grain free for about 3 weeks (with an occasional goof up) I was eating sugar free too, but have fallen off the wagon with that. I am having NO weight loss success at all. I take medicine for hypothroidism and when I had that checked it is in the perfect range. I am very frustrated, I don’t snack (very very rarely). I eat 3 meals a day. I’m wondering if I need to be tested for different food sensitivities and what is the best way to do that? Do you have any advice on weight loss and gluten free. I know according to enterolab that I am not sensitive to dairy. That is the only thing other than gluten I was tested for.
Name: Quandt, Lori
A) Gluten Sensitivity Stool and Gene Panel Complete *Best test/best value
Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 33 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)
Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA 11 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)
Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score Less than 300 Units (Normal Range is less than 300 Units)
Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA 8 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0201
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0501
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 2,1 (Subtype 2,5)
Interpretation of Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA: Intestinal antigliadin IgA antibody was elevated, indicating that you have active dietary gluten sensitivity. For optimal health, resolution of symptoms (if you have them), and prevention of small intestinal damage and malnutrition, osteoporosis, and damage to other tissues (like nerves, brain, joints, muscles, thyroid, pancreas, other glands, skin, liver, spleen, among others), it is recommended that you follow a strict and permanent gluten free diet. As gluten sensitivity is a genetic syndrome, you may want to have your relatives screened as well.
Interpretation of Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA: You have an autoimmune reaction to the human enzyme tissue transglutaminase, secondary to dietary gluten sensitivity.
Interpretation of Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score: Provided that dietary fat is being ingested, a fecal fat score less than 300 indicates there is no malabsorbed dietary fat in stool indicating that digestion and absorption of nutrients is currently normal.
Interpretation of Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA: Levels of fecal IgA antibody to a food antigen greater than or equal to 10 are indicative of an immune reaction, and hence immunologic “sensitivity” to that food. For any elevated fecal antibody level, it is recommended to remove that food from your diet. Values less than 10 indicate there currently is minimal or no reaction to that food and hence, no direct evidence of food sensitivity to that specific food. However, because 1 in 500 people cannot make IgA at all, and rarely, some people can still have clinically significant reactions to a food antigen despite the lack of a significant antibody reaction (because the reactions primarily involve T cells), if you have an immune syndrome or symptoms associated with food sensitivity, it is recommended that you try a strict removal of suspect foods from your diet for up to 12 months despite a negative test.
Interpretation Of HLA-DQ Testing: HLA-DQB1 gene analysis reveals that you have one of the main genes that predisposes to gluten sensitivity and celiac sprue, HLA-DQB1*0201 or HLA-DQB1*0302. Each of your offspring has a 50% chance of receiving this gene from you, and at least one of your parents passed it to you. You also have a non-celiac gene predisposing to gluten sensitivity (any DQ1, DQ2 not by HLA-DQB1*0201, or DQ3 not by HLA-DQB1*0302). Having one celiac gene and one gluten sensitive gene, means that each of your parents, and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of a gluten sensitive gene. Having two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity or celiac disease may be more severe.June 10, 2010 at 10:13 am #8648Peter OsborneKeymaster
We are getting ready to publish a members video on weight loss. In the mean time…
No sugar, no dairy, no grain. Food allergy testing is recommended (Elisa ACT).
Weight bearing exercise is crucial. We recommend CrossFit training.
Hope that helps you. Look for the video coming in the next 3-4 weeks.
Have a great day!
GFSJune 20, 2010 at 7:32 am #8669dlquandtMember
Well it has been 10 days since I read this post and it took me a couple of days to really stick to the dairy free and sugar free diet. But, I finally decided to just quit whinning and do it! Well I did and I have lost 5.8 lbs in about a week. I am eating as much food as I want, Idon't even try to limit portions. I eat when I am hungry and I am NOT craving anything. I have never in my life been able to say that. I have always wondered why other people could diet and have success and all I did was crave more food and was miserable! I have been so happy, full of energy and I went to 4 open houses yesterday and I ate the fresh fruit, fresh veggies and pork that was roasted on a pit. I woke up this morning and lost .8 of a pound from yesterday and I feel great. I actually am waking up earlier and getting moving. I kind of realized sugar was a problem a month ago or so when I baked a traditional GF cake that called for 2 cups of sugar and I even made it grain free, with flours that have no grain and everytime I made it I would just eat like a pig until it was gone and crave it for days and days. NOw I know why, NO MORE SUGAR for me!!!!! Thanks for the suggestion it really is working!!!!!!June 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm #8670Peter OsborneKeymaster
Thanks for sharing your success
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