Hi, I've got it, there is a thread on this every month or so and just recently, look for reference to gluten.
I read somewhere that it can be confirmed through biopsy, but when I had my c-scope recently they said they wouldn't go up far enough. So I'm curious what you find out about
that. I'm satisfied with the blood work result since it definitely has calmed my system and made me feel better than I have in years now that I eat nothing with gluten.
Look for those other threads, but basically you'll have to read labels!! And Google "gluten" plus whatever or where you want to eat, and you'll get some information. Soy sauce has wheat/gluten, that was a surprise. Restaurant eating is not as fun, there is usually little to choose from. There is gluten-free beer, yay. I find potato flour is much like regular flour, but I'm not much of a cook. Simple meat and veggie meals are the easy way to comply.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering.
Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed gluten, other intolerances; started diet without gluten, soy, dairy, tomato etc. Replete probiotic first, now Forte pills.
Achieved remission for the first time in many, many years!? Seemed so, but colonoscopy Oct. 6 proved not so, heavy inflammation in ascending colon & will be using Rowasa again. But I AM better.