Any link between Gluten and a positive ANA test???

by Michelle Ogle
(Oklahoma)

My grandmother was diagnosed with a Gluten allergy 30 years ago. My Aunt has Lupus, my father is hypothyroid. I was sent through the gamut of tests several years ago because of fatigue and chronic muscle aches. I was told I had Lupus because of a positive ANA. I was then sent to another physician who ran blood work and said that the tests did not reveal anything.


I continue to this day to struggle with weight loss. I battle fatigue and depression and have so for as long as I can remember. I gained over 100 pounds after being on Paxil and have never been able to take the weight off. Many people who know me are at a loss because I eat very healthy. No sodas, no caffeine, limit my sugar intake and no alcohol. Fresh vegetables and fruit daily. Some how the weight remains.

Should I suggest being tested for a gluten sensitivity? It would not hurt given everything else I have tried. What do you say to your doctor to get them to do it? Thanks

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All autoimmune disease starts from increased intestinal permeability
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

ALL autoimmune disease, which a high ANA is a marker of, is due to Increased Intestinal Permeability which almost always begins as Gluten Sensitivity.


But please read my pages on:
Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity

and

Non Celiac Gluten Intolerance


you can talk to your doctor and get tested if you want to, but if you are negative then you'll just be even more confused and it means absolutely nothing. If you're waiting for your doctor to actually help you with resolving an autoimmune disease, then you'll be waiting a long time because they are 'incurable' according to western medicine. So, you have two choices:

1) Keep working with your doctor to get diagnosed with an incurable disease

OR

2) Take matters into your own hands and resolve your own health problems. And I hate to tell you this, but gluten is not in any way 'healthy', so if you are eating gluten, then you are- by definition- not eating healthy.



Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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