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#1 JamesB

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Posted 28 October 2004 - 02:21 PM

Hi guys

Just wondering if you can go to your doctor to be tested for gluten intolerance?...

It'd be nice to be able to point to one particular thing that causes acne.....

Thanks



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Posted 28 October 2004 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE(JamesB @ Oct 28 2004, 01:21 PM)
Hi guys

Just wondering if you can go to your doctor to be tested for gluten intolerance?...

It'd be nice to be able to point to one particular thing that causes acne.....

Thanks

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Yup, you most definately can. However I contacted a company that does intolerance tests and they said I didn't sound like a good candidate. When I got my results back from my doctor, while I had a few antibodies associated with gluten intolerance, it wasn't "enough" to be declared Gluten Intolerant or a Celiac!

Regardless, myself and others have have avoided gluten/wheat and it works for us, but that wasn't neccessarily the only food we had to avoid. So it seems, that those tests aren't specific enough right now to detect say gluten intolerance in terms of who will develop acne or get Type II Diabetes, even though it has been found that a % are.

The tests to determine Insulin Resistance isn't specific enough yet either, as a wide variety of diseases are being attributed to Insulin Resistance Syndrome/ Metabolic Syndrome.




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