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October 25, 2010
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Celiac Disease:
Major Gluten Exposure Versus Trace Gluten Exposure
First Colon Cleanse
In-Home UVB
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Here is a sample of our blog posts that can guide you on the journey of optimizing your health:

Don't Make Soy a Staple

The Truth About Whole Grains

The Dangers of Vitamin D Deficiency

Herbs and the Stress Response

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Reclaiming Your Health
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Ten Days to Optimal HealthAs a person who has reclaimed health from the ravages of celiac disease and who helps others do the same through my clinical work and my book, Ten Days to Optimal Health, I have decided to reproduce the following article in full because its message is a critical tool in becoming symptom-free when you have celiac disease. If you need support with healing from gluten sensitivity and/or full-blown celiac disease, the resources of the Optimal Health Center can assist you. (I, Kristina Amelong, am a healthy person with celiac disease!)


gluten-free livingMonday, October 4, 2010
Celiac Disease Blog
by Jane Anderson

Symptoms: Major Gluten Exposure Versus Trace Gluten Exposure

A post from a reader over on the About.com celiac disease forum got me to thinking about celiac disease symptoms - specifically, symptoms of major gluten exposure versus symptoms of trace gluten exposure.

The symptoms I get when I've had major gluten exposure seem particularly easy to spot, and relate strongly to what most people consider the most common celiac disease symptoms - terrible fatigue, gastrointestinal upset (from my esophagus all the way down), emotional upset, insomnia, joint pains, migraine and dermatitis herpetiformis. It can take up to a week for me to recover completely from a major gluten exposure.

But when I accidentally consume trace amounts of gluten, my symptoms become much more subtle and tricky to identify. I usually have some irritability, but I might sleep restlessly rather than lying awake with insomnia. The next day, I might suffer from a bit of gastrointestinal malfunction - but usually not much, and sometimes none at all. I also might have a touch of fatigue, but again, not much. I might get some visible dermatitis herpetiformis, but I might just feel itchy where the DH normally appears. The symptoms usually are gone within a day or so.

It took me a long time (and many known instances of exposure to trace gluten amounts) before I began to identify these symptoms with gluten. When I began testing foods for gluten with home gluten testing kits, the results validated what I already knew from my symptoms: many foods contain trace amounts of gluten. Studies such as this one that found gluten in supposedly gluten-free grains show how gluten contamination permeates our food supply, and this validated my knowledge further.

Since I've gotten even better at identifying and eliminating trace-gluten-contaminated foods, my overall health has improved dramatically and my symptoms when I do get glutened - while still apparent - seem to be slacking off in intensity.
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Further reading:

YOU! Test Your Vitamin D Levels, PLEASE!

Cancer Mortality Rates Compared to UVB Doses

Am I Vitamin D Deficient?

Low Levels of Vitamin D Tied to Numerous Health Ailments, Studies Find

The Mayo Clinic on Vitamin D

Dr. Mercola on Vitamin D
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