Does eating a little bit of gluten everyday help you cope with your intolerance?

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holes96
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   Posted 11/22/2012 9:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I have terrible stomach cramps when I eat wheat I have had a celiac test and it came back negetive. I was wondering if I should start introducing a little bit of wheat back into my diet everyday, to see if it would help me cope with my intolerance, what do you think if so does it work with you?

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   Posted 11/22/2012 10:28 AM (GMT -6)   
The problem with gluten intolerance is that your body simply can not break it down. Even if you do not have celiac, your body is still rebelling and adding wheat back into your diet can cause issues even small amounts depending on your intolerance.
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metalmonkey47
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   Posted 11/22/2012 10:54 PM (GMT -6)   
I have a wheat allergy (not the same, but somewhat relevant) and found that eating it occasionally doesn't do much more then exacerbate the symptoms. I was tested positive for my wheat allergy about 5 years ago when i was just a teenager, and I was okay eating it most of the time, just felt miserable. I was hoping it would get better in time and eventually my body would cope, but sadly it never did. In fact I actually developed allergies to milk, soy, and a few other various things in the last 2 years.

Again, an allergy isn't the same, but it's just food for thought. The best route to take is probably avoidance all together.

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   Posted 11/24/2012 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Holes, what test? The blood test is not definitive. The gold standard is the biopsy.

I have developed a wheat sensitivity. I can eat a little, but not every day. But someone with true celiac should never eat gluten again.

holes96
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   Posted 11/28/2012 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry for the late reply thanks for your opinions. I am gluten intolerant but I am doing a school project on it, to mainley to help spread the knowledge to more people and I needed peoples opinions on how they feel when they eat some gluten. Although I was intrested in your views to see if it would help me cope with my intolerance more easily.

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   Posted 11/29/2012 1:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Gluten intolerance has been noted in the grocery business. There are whole sections with gluten-free foods in the last few years. These foods may not be completely gluten-free, just up to government standards. It would be interesting to make a side note of whether this is enough for celiac patients. For them even a little gluten, although I don't know how little, destroys the villi in the small intestine.

Make sure you separate your gluten intolerance from simple wheat sensitivity and celiac. They are not the same.

Some people are born with sensitivities or celiac, but they can also be adult onset. My sensitivity only started when I reached retirement age, and this is not unusual according to my doctor.

Best wishes with your project.
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