Categorized: Living With Celiac Disease

How do I know how much gluten I can handle before reactivating the disease?

There have been many studies to assess this with different modalities and different populations of patients. The bottom line appears to be that every celiac can tolerate up to about 10 mg of gluten per day, while all celiacs would reactivate their inflammation by ingesting 100 mg or more of gluten per day.

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Are there vitamins created specifically for nutrient deficiencies in celiac patients?

The treatment for celiac disease does not require any special additional supplementation from vitamin/mineral supplements, regardless of any prior deficiencies. We do recommend a daily multivitamin. The only treatment at this time is a gluten-free diet, which will repair the absorptive surface and heal the small intestine, preventing any further deficiencies. The most important detail… Read more »

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How do I know if my celiac disease has been reactivated?

Some celiacs respond first with inflammation (detectable by a biopsy or by measuring their serum tTG) and then with symptoms, while others (for unknown reasons) respond first with symptoms, then with signs of reactivation of the irritation in the small intestine.

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Is yeast extract gluten free?

Yes, yeast extract is gluten free. However, be on the lookout for “brewer’s yeast,” which is not gluten free.

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