Gluten Intolerance Test – Order A Test Kit
There is now a Gluten Intolerance Test which will diagnose Celiac Disease and Intolerance to Gluten without even visiting the doctor.
- No needles involved (cheek swab)
- Gluten Intolerance kit mailed directly to you
- Insurance company confidentiality
- Results emailed to you
- Video download fully explains what to do in the case of a positive result
- Family discounts on testing kits available
None of us can control our genetics, however we can identify and accommodate them by working with our genetic type and by changing our lifestyle and diet to suit. Taking a gluten intolerance test is the first step.
Traditional medical diagnostic tests can very often offer false negatives and are invasive and often uncomfortable. Genetic testing is accurate and has none of these drawbacks.
Why is this?
Conventional testing for gluten intolerance can only detect a percentage of the body’s intolerance to gluten. The conventional blood tests run by doctors solely measure wheat gluten however there are many other different types which an individual can potentially be sensitive to.
Also each individual has a different reaction to gluten allergies. This can be immune related, psychological, can manifest as a migraine or in a long term condition – there are more than 200 diseases associated with intolerance to gluten. So you see, this is why gene DNA testing is so very important. Conventional tests may not show that you are gluten sensitive even when you are.
Is the conventional definition of gluten 100% correct?
No! The majority of the research into gluten intolerance testing focuses on rye, wheat and barley and occasionally oats. There is also research to say that gluten contained in corn can bring on adverse reactions too!
Interestingly also, around 50% of those with celiac disease fare no better than they did before on a gluten free diet. Why is this? The traditionally defined Gluten Free diet is nothing of the sort.
Research into this area is sadly lacking in conventional medicine, therefore you need to take your care into your own hands. See the video below:
So Who Should Take a DNA Gluten Intolerance Test?
If you have someone in your family who has been diagnosed with celiac disease or who is gluten intolerant, the rest of the family should be tested too. Also if you are suffering from any of the following, ensure that you arrange a test:
- Chronic miscarriage
- Chronic stomach / intestinal problems / IBS
- Skin problems such as psoriasis / eczema
- Mental health problems especially schizophrenia / bipolar
- Thyroid problems
- ADHD / ADD
- Autistic spectrum problems
- M.E / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Sleep problems including insomnia / sleep apnea
- Restless legs
- Autoimmune problems
Watch the Fox News video report below which features the expert in gluten tolerance testing, Dr. Osborne. It makes for some interesting viewing:
- DO I QUALIFY FOR A FAMILY DISCOUNT? – Yes. Order two kits or more and receive a full 10% off the regular cost.
- WHAT DOES THE TEST KIT CONTAIN? – Two cheek swabs, full instructions and a US postage paid envelope to return the swabs. Buyers abroad will have to add extra postage on returning the swabs.
- IS IT NECESSARY TO INGEST GLUTEN BEFORE TAKING THIS TEST? – No.
- DO THE CHEEK SWABS HAVE AN EXPIRY DATE? No. After using the swabs, the DNA will keep good for many months so long as they are returned to their paper sleeves and sealed with tape.
- WHEN WILL I GET THE RESULTS BACK? Within 3-4 weeks.
- HAS THE TEST BEEN VALIDATED? Yes, it is validated and undertaken in a CLIA approved laboratory.
- WHICH GENES ARE TESTED? The HLA-DQ alpha 1 and beta 1 genes.
- IS THE TEST COVERED BY INSURANCE? No.
- WHAT MAKES THIS TEST SO SPECIAL? – This test checks for all genes linked to both celiac disease and gluten sensitivity opposed to other labs which only look for CD.
- MY CONVENTIONAL TESTS WERE NEGATIVE? This may be so but genetic testing never gives a false negative.
- WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENE TESTING AND CYREX LAB TESTING? Cyrex labs are not nearly as comprehensive as gene testing and can still come up with a false negative. Genetic testing however is far more accurate as it checks out the body’s reaction to gluten based on its DNA – the building blocks of life.
Testimonies for those suffering with neurological diseases: MS (multiple sclerosis), migraine headache, schizophrenia, neuropathy, ataxia (dizzy spells), reflex sympathetic dystrophy (chronic pain), restless legs, insomnia, epilepsy, autism, ADD, ADHD, depression, carpal tunnel syndrome, tinnitus, and more…
“My son became a different person when when stated him gluten free and he did not test positive for celiac. He is genetically predisposed to it and had things such as skin rashes, constant throwing up, diarrhea and all kinds of the other things, like mood swings, ADHD, and possibly even Asperger’s Syndrome or some other mild form of Autism. At the time the doctors wanted to drug him for Bi-polar, ADHD and “Explosive Child Disorder”! Fortunately we decided that we would start with the diet because it runs in the family. It has been 4 years now, and this is the first year the school did not note concern with regards to his social development! I can’t even tell you how exciting that was. Trust me when I say we still have some other allergies to look into, but gluten free has been amazing for him. He now gets really sick when he eats it. (Even though the doctors say he doesn’t have it!)” – Sheri R
I had headaches since 1965 and migraines since 1992 and gaining weight started in 1984 while very active in sports and all. The weight gain made no sense to family, friends and doctors I saw most of all it made no sense to me I changed nothing in my life. Thyroid problems were ruled out. After years of still gaining weight I was put on a small dose of thyroid, but it did nothing but make me gain more weight and give me a stomach aches. I didn’t eat junk food, I don’t think anyone believe me though. I had other health problems too, such as IBS etc… But today, I am happy to report after finding this site and going totally gluten free with no rice and corn included in my gluten free life style and I don’t have any more headaches, migraines, and other symptoms that I was experiencing. I now know that the gluten’s were causing my weight gain and so far I lost a little over thirty pounds, with no exercise included in losing the weight. I am very happy and sharing my story with anyone that will listen. – Shelly
“Was diagnosed with MS after many, many years of strange symptoms. When the diagnosis finally came I had to choose…..do I take the drugs? I decided to wait and see and try some dietary changes. After much reading I decided to go gluten free. Well, this is the answer to my nearly life long problems. My MS symptoms are resolved and I feel wonderful! The only lasting issue is some numbness….lesions on the brain due the damage caused by years of gluten issues. Had my doctors recommended I go gluten free years ago I would have full feeling in all my extremities. It’s hard not to hold a grudge, I mean these people who people worship should be able to give health and dietary advice not just write prescriptions. Well, now I know why I would always feel so much better when I would go on the Atkins diet!” – Joni
“I believe it. I do not have schizophrenia, but I have another auto-immune disease, MS. I have noticed a general sense of well being when on the Atkins diet, which is free from gluten.” – Jenn M.
“For many many years I suffered from horrible depression. My good doctor prescribed various drugs including SSRI’s. They would work for a while and then stop, so they would prescribe newer SSRIs. Of course those drug also have horrible side effects. After doing a great deal of reading on diet and disease I went gluten free. Today, I am without depression and take NO pharmaceutical medications. Gluten is poison for many of us.” – Jone F.
“Dr. Osborne, I’d like to thank you for going against the grain (pun intended) and publishing your posts about gluten sensitivity and Celiac Disease. I am the Mother of a very bright 6 year old boy who could be the poster child for the Celiac Sprue Association. It took me countless hours of research and 4 years to find the true cause of my sons illness. I started to figure out that my son had an issue with gluten and begged his Pediatrician to test him for Celiac Sprue. He was 2 1/2 years old at the time, but she refused saying that the disease was too rare (I left the practice that day). I then took matters into my own hands, removing all gluten from our diet and our home. Genetic testing confirmed that my son, my husband and myself indeed had Celiac Disease.
Continued exposure to gluten outside of our home (preschool) led to my sons Adrenal Fatigue; Cortisol levels, etc. were off the charts, and he stopped sleeping. My sons skin was still rashy, although I had removed gluten and casein from his diet….I knew I was missing something. Our Dr. recommended we take our son in for Brain Scans, and in October of 2009 it was confirmed that he had sustained damage to the Cerebellum due to Gluten Ataxia. I was finally able to see the damage that gluten could do, and it is scary. Thankfully, that was the only area of his brain that was damaged.
“I have COMPLETELY lost faith in all MDs. I won’t go to them anymore. Complained about strange symptoms for years only to have them send me away with prescriptions that didn’t help. Then came the horrific case of optic neuritis and the diagnosis of MS. It was like a vindication…” See? I told you I was sick!” Since I realized they didn’t know – – – -. I decided to read everything I could on MS and diet. When I went gluten free I got my health and my life back. My well educated doctors don’t have a clue. It’s shameful! What the heck are they teaching in medical schools anyway? ….my doctor doesn’t believe me either. But I am remarkably better. When I asked him how he could not believe the dramatic improvement in my health was due to going GF he simply said….”Well, I haven’t seen any double blind studies so your results are merely anecdotal.” Double blind studies? Who is going to do those double blind studies the pharmaceutical companies? I doubt it….the want to protect their chemicals from nasty healthy food! Certainly not the farmers who are poor and have to fight big agra at every turn.” – Jonette L.
“I have MS. I eliminated all gluten from my diet and am remarkably better! Gluten is poison for me. I had to find out by reading lots of literature about MS. NO DOCTORS EVER TOLD ME! How am I expected to ever trust another a doctor ever again? Years and years of pain and misery all resolved by eliminating gluten from my diet!!! And for people with MS that eliminate gluten….the improvement doesn’t happen over night….you must given it two full months. After the first month I was noticing less bad days but after two full months I couldn’t remember having a bad day in weeks.” – J.F. LaPalomento
”It got rid of my daily migraines and myofascial pain. Despite the inconvenience, you won’t see me eating gluten.” – Kathy Z.
“I figured out I was sensitive to gluten while I was trying to find something that would relieve the pain of my neuropathy. Going GF has given me great relief from this pain and many other health problems. I am now grain free and doing even better.” – Anne L.
“I have had two MRI’s suggesting that I have MS. I found out about Gluten at the same time and cut it out of my life. I had immediate changes and more later on. I have not gone back for the spinal tap. Not all my symptoms are gone but they are MUCH better. I can function now. Interesting that they are linking Gluten with Neurological problems. My neurologist at the time thought I was crazy!” – J. O’Neil
“I have been GF for the last year… I love it. I was in so much pain before. All I have to do is think of the pain, and I don’t find it hard at all. I hope for those of you who find it hard, know that you are not alone.” – Martha M.
Testimonies from those suffering with gastrointestinal symptoms: IBS (irritable bowel syndrome, heartburn, reflux, diarrhea, constipation, celiac disease, crohn’s, ulcerative colitis, and more…
“My 8 year old daughter Vivian and 6 year old son Corbin have been very ill for quite some time. Vivian complained of abdominal stomach pain on a daily…. er… hourly basis. Nothing would help. No medicines, nothing. She cried herself to sleep every single night and woke up crying that her stomach hurt…. while I sat by her side and cried with her because there was nothing I could do to help her. Corbin suffered from reflux horribly. Poor baby was dependant on medicines to keep his food down.
“We went to doctor after doctor after doctor. We visited specialists in Houston. More than once. They both endured procedures they shouldn’t have to…. and the side effects of more than one medicine that, in the end, didn’t work. Finally, MOM had enough. Enough of the doctors who really wanted to, but couldn’t, help. Enough of the doctors who felt they knew more about what was going on than I do (after all, I’m only a MOM). And enough of my children crying themselves to sleep at night and finally refusing to take medicine because it didn’t work anyway.
“I started researching the Internet for any information I could about my kids symptoms. I stumbled upon a condition called Celiac disease. The symptoms were eerily familiar. So I decided to dig further. The “cure” for celiac disease is a Gluten Free diet. Wow. Have you ever looked into a gluten free diet? Just about everything packaged has gluten in it. Cakes, cookies, bread, rolls, cereal…. everything I LOVE.
“For the next week I dove into my research of a Gluten Free diet and celiac disease. I had another appointment with a specialist in Houston and arrived armed with information. Do you know what this specialist told me?
“I would like to put your kids on a medicine that causes their stomach to empty faster, another reflux medicine, a medicine to counter-act the side effects of the first medicine, another medicine to counter act the side effects of the second medicine, and a stool softener because all of these medicines combined will cause them to be constipated.”
“Please forgive my crudeness here when I say… WHAT THE HECK?!? I don’t think so. FIVE medicines?!? No. Thank. You. Mom had other plans. We tried a Gluten Free Diet. You know what? Within 24 hours, BOTH of my children were pain-free and medicine-free. We have been on the diet as an entire family for nearly 3 weeks…. the difference is amazing. They are both learning so much about the diet and are very careful not to eat gluten containing items. Vivian cheated at school one day and paid for it with intense abdominal pain for 24 hours after. She said she’d never do that again!” – Courtney