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[IP] girl with Celiacs denied Communion



Found this interesting because one of the case studies often quoted by
gastroentorologists about the need to avoid all gluten (contained in wheat
and other "grassy" grains and their by-products,) is that of some cloistered
nuns (3 I believe) who all were diagnosed with Celiac disease, ate virtually
the same diet which included a weekly Communion wafer as the only possible
source of gluten and who all tested positive for endomesial antibodies
(produced by the gluten in the wafer.)  The message to patients is that one
can't consume even a LITTLE gluten one a week.  As I understand it the nuns
were permitted to take communion with a special wafer produced in
Europe...these wafers might even receive a special papal blessing...can't
remember about that part, but believe I have the rest correct.

Pam (mother of Gus dxd with DM and Celiac Disease 10/98)
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Subject: [IP] Slightly OT - Girl with Celiac Denied communion


> Interesting.....
>
> http://www.townonline.com/metrowest/04309828.htm
>
> Steve Winer
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