High MCV level after a Gluten Free Diet

by Laurie

If I had been omitting Gluten for 5 weeks to see if it would lower my MCV level, and then the two days prior to my blood draw, I went off my GF diet very badly. Would these two days of eating poorly effected my MCV level?

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Long term problem
by: Kerri Knox, RN

A high MCV Blood Test is a long term problem. Eating gluten a few days before your test is not going to effect your MCV level one way or another.

Have you read the page on MCV Levels and the page on Increased Intestinal Permeability???

The REASON that your MCV level is high is because you have Vitamin B12 deficiency. 5 weeks of a gluten free diet is BARELY going to start your healing of increased intestinal permeability, let alone completely remedying your Vitamin B12 Deficiency. This is a long term problem that will take many months to years to clean up the damage from increased intestinal permeability.

5 weeks of a gluten free diet (and that may even be meaningless, since you might have replaced gluten with nutrient poor gluten free junk food that will do nothing to resolve your nutrient deficiencies) is only the first step to resolving your nutrient deficiencies. This is not magic, but a necessary lifetime change of lifestyle.

Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune System Queen
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