Celiac is not the same as gluten intolerance at all, and gluten intolerance can manifest in the same way as celiac. A few extended family members have celiac disease, and I don't consider my UC/crohns to be similar to those with the actual disease. So by doing the tests, I found candida was out of control and likely causing an auto immune response. Gluten intolerance came up positive on one test and so I follow a strict gluten free diet now.
Whatever your other GI doctor is saying, is wishy washy imo. Unless GI doctors find the common positive result through a standard celiac blood test, they are quick to shut out the likelihood of you having any gluten intolerance at all. Your GI doctor had nothing to do with this test a few years ago if I'm mistaken, and by taking his word over hard evidence, you're avoiding a serious problem that just might be able to fix your symptoms!
Just so you know, standard celiac blood tests only test positive for about
70% of those people with celiac disease, while you and I both tested positive for gluten intolerance on our Metametrix lab tests. These are not ordinary stool tests, and are very thorough. A stool sample tests from inside the gut/immune system to look for positive antigliadin (proteins found in wheat, barley, rye, gluten etc), unlike a celiac test that tests for these inside your blood.
Rest assured, that even going gluten free for a month may not help you notice results, proteins stay in the body longer than we think.
Gluten Free, VSL#3, InflaGuard, Zyflamend, Asacol
Loose Leaf Tea: Slippery Elm, Licorice & Marshmallow Root / Peppermint & Chamomile
Metametrix Labs stool testing reveal yeast overgrowth/parasite
Protocol: Candida Control Diet, Phytostan, ParaGuard, ADP
Post Edited (stereofidelic89) : 8/25/2012 7:26:26 PM (GMT-6)