Another Q & A from Clan Thompson (obviously before Enterolab started their more extensive testing):
How common is it for celiacs to have similar sensitivities to other foods? I've heard 40% of celiacs have a similar reaction to milk products (not lactose intolerance, but an IgG or IgA reaction to casein). I haven't seen any statistics for eggs or soy, but I'm curious about those as well, since it seems as though I'm making my way down the list of the Top 10 Allergens (except I'm having autoimmune responses, not the classic IgE mediated allergic responses.) I seemed to tolerate these foods when I was first diagnosed with celiac, but a few years later, casein became a digestive problem, then eggs, and now soy. I also get cognitive dysfunction and arthritic pains from these foods. It's becoming harder and harder for me to eat, but my digestion, joints and cognition are improving immensely. - Alix
Studies from 1960's found antibodies to milk and eggs in more like 75% of celiac patients. I have always estimated about 50% react overtly to milk and soy. I think 100% of gluten sensitive people (And maybe everyone the way most of us eat unnatural foods) have some other food sensitivity. We will soon see as we are about to launch such testing from EnteroLab.
Kenneth Fine, M.D.
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