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Originally Posted by mama2j&t
i am so frustrated by the whole gluten intolerance/celiac thing. i had some alternative testing done (meridian stress analysis) which confirmed what i thought - i am sensitive to gluten amongst other things. also my small intestine showed up very weakened. when i cut out gluten i feel much better. if i read about celiac disease i am almost certain i have it. so i got the blood antibody test and the very conventional dr office sent me a letter saying "normal". i am smart enough to keep away from gluten, but i'd really like to know what is going on in my body. mostly because i have had 3 m/c's and my son has cleft lip and palate which all can be caused by nutritional deficiencies mainly folic acid which is a big celiac symptom. and i want to have more kids so i want to get "healthy". i guess i can just assume "gluten intolerance", but also celiac is hereditary and i don't want to just cut it out of my kids diet, but what if they are intolerant as well. i have never really had "digestive issues" with gluten until recently but looking back on my whole life i've had tons of 'silent' symptoms. so what if my kids are the same way.
its so frustrating. if only there were clear cut directions - eat this - don't eat this - feed your kids this - dont feed them this!!!! and gluten is such a hassle to cut out completely. i really don't want to do it for the kids unless i knew for sure.
sorry for the ramble/rant
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