Monday, April 18, 2005

Archives and Links

Don't forget there may be helpful information in the archives.....Maybe one day when I have more time I can learn how to organize this better to make it more accessible. The links are wonderful so take some time to explore them.

Sunday, April 17, 2005

Jr/Sr Banquet

We had a wonderful time at the Jr/Sr Banquet! The chef made gfcf food for the 8 of us who needed it and it was great. He made us chicken breasts sauteed in olive oil and salt and pepper, potato wedges, green beans with carrots lightly sauteed and a salad. Tammy brought gfcf rolls (the recipe is below) and I brought a carrot cake by Namaste and used a cream cheese frosting by Pillsbury (also listed below). One of the juniors, Matt brought a chocolate cake for the after party and others brought some gfcf snacks that were put on a table just for the kids on a gf diet. This was such a blessing and made us feel more "normal".

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Another gfcf product found!

Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Frosting- Cream Cheese barcode 1800076150 is indeed gfcf!! I called today. Their products can change so if you have any questions call their 800-767-4466 if you are in doubt of something. Pillsbury now list gluten and dairy as allergens on their products if they are in them. Go Pillsbury!!!

What do those genetic tests from Enterolabs mean?

Several of you have wanted more information as to what these genes mean.....this is from Enterolab.

"Interpretation Of HLA-DQ Testing by Molecular Analysis and Conversion to "Serologic Equivalent": Today HLA-DQ gene testing is done by analyzing DNA using molecular techniques. In the past, the methods were done by analyzing blood cells for the antigens produced by the genes, and these past methods were responsible for the most commonly known nomenclature for HLA-DQ genes even today (using integers such as "DQ2"). These are called "serologic equivalents" to the specifically analyzed gene material. The serologic equivalents are as follows:

* If the first two numbers of the molecular type are 05, the serologic equivalent is DQ1 subtype DQ5
* If the first two numbers of the molecular type are 06, the serologic equivalent is DQ1 subtype DQ6
* If the molecular type is 0201, the serologic equivalent is DQ2
* If the molecular type is 0301, the serologic equivalent is DQ3 subtype DQ7
*If the molecular type is 0302, the serologic equivalent is DQ3 subtype DQ8
*If the molecular type is 0303, the serologic equivalent is DQ3 subtype DQ9
*If the first two numbers of the molecular type are 03 but it is not 0301, 0302, or 0303, the serologic equivalent is DQ3
* If the first two numbers of the molecular type are 04, the serologic equivalent is DQ4

The gluten sensitive, celiac genes are HLA-DQ*0201 and HLA-DQ*0302 (HLA-DQ2 and HLA-DQ8, respectively).

The other gluten sensitive genes are any molecular type involving another HLA-DQ*03xx number (i.e., HLA-DQ3), or any HLA-DQ*05xx number, or any HLA-DQ*06xx (i.e., HLA-DQ1)

If you have one gluten sensitive gene, then your offspring have a 50% chance of receiving the gene from you, and at least one of your parents passed it to you. Having two copies of a gluten sensitive or celiac gene, means that each of your parents, and all of your children (if you have them) will possess at least one copy of the gene. Two copies also means there is an even stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene and the resultant immunologic gluten sensitivity or celiac disease may be more severe.

For more information about result interpretation, please see
Thank You For Allowing EnteroLab to Help You Attain Optimum Intestinal And Overall Health."

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Early Diagnosis Of Gluten Sensitivity: Before the Villi are Gone

Click here for Dr. Fine's Essay

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Smart List for gf drugs/food

Click on the title above to get to this page.

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Kirkman Labs gfcf vitamins

These are the vitamins we are using and have had good results with.