Hi Zoo! Ironically, I was JUST thinking about you and wondering how you were doing on that candida diet you were doing. How long did that last? Did you take nystatin and such too? Did you have stool tests for that?
If you are interested in learning about gluten sensitivities, I'd say check out www.glutensensitivity.net
(aka glutenreactivity or glutensyndrome.net also). Read the first page, and follow the directions to "activate" the links - one of which is about tests. Your doctor/gastro should know what test: You'd ask your doctor for a "comprehensive" celiac panel. BUT -if you've been wheat free, it's probable that your test would be negative unfortunately. Consider reading "Gluten Free Living for Dummies" by Danna Korn, or the Gluten-Free Bible.
Checking your iron status is a good idea, you might want to ask for a full iron panel to check serum ferritin. Checking B12 is good, as is the Vitamin D or any other fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin D is getting a lot of press right now and rightly so. You're wanting to know your D3 level (D(OH)25) if I'm thinking right.
Some doctors do stool tests, but I never did that. If you don't get a blood lab because you've not been eating much gluten, you could consider visiting www.enterolab.com
who conduct stool tests. I believe they can still detect gluten up to a year after stopping gluten in the diet.
I hope this gives you enough to go on for now. If not, check out www.leakygut.co.uk
for more ideas. Maybe once you get that gut healed, you'll be able to tolerate more foods.
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