I'm wondering what tests were run and what exactly was so conflicting about the results. The blood labs were conflicting or the biopsy results were conflicting, or both?
I think the first doctor was smart in one sense to have tested him for a joint pain symptom (and I guess lactose intolerance). Thinking gluten was in potatoes ... oh well. It was smart to go to another doctor, too.
Re: osteopenia - I just heard that the countries with the most dairy intake (US and Denmark) were the ones with highest osteoporosis numbers also. I don't think it's because of lack of calcium. I'm wondering if it's because we eat so much wheat.
Oxylates block absorption of calcium. Sources of oxylates: http://tinyurl.com/35vzm (spinach, wheat, berries, soy, tea, cocoa, almonds ... if he's allergic to produce maybe this isn't why either, I don't know).
Here's a printable list: http://www.dryarnell.com/Files/Oxalate_foods_Yarnell.pdf or http://tinyurl.com/2zc5ot
I have osteopenia also. I was very conscientious about getting my whole grains daily for years. I also had a pica symptom of chewing ... ice and sunflower seeds. I've since read that too much sodium (from the seeds) may also have leeched calcium from my bones. I still crave salt - but I'm trying to whiten my knuckles with it.
Question: how did his joints feel during his time gf? Was there any difference?
I can imagine the changeover in diet/cooking is unnerving - just like going ON it! Keep us posted. This is interesting.
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