Perhaps the probiotics do offer some protection, however,
I would suggest you do ENERYTHING possible to eliminate any gluten molecules AND any inflammatory
factors from affecting you.
There are more sources of gluten, than what you are aware of.
Shampoo, creams, lotions, ointments, supplements, sauces and condiments (which may list gluten using a different term), playdough, envelopes...
These are common. You can find a complete list here: http://www.celiac.com/articles/182/1/Unsafe-Gluten-Free-Food-List-Unsafe-Ingredients/Page1.html
If the Medhelp Robo-sensors do not allow this website to appear, I will send you a PM.
Look into ways of reducing stress, optimize your diet,
avoid cooking oils and use coconut oil instead (cooking oils are mostly inflammatory, coconut oil is stable in cooking temperatures), eat a ton of fresh organic vegetables and salads (3/4 of your plate) high quality
protein from pastured meat/free-range farm-raised chicken & eggs/ no mercury fish/organic legumes, nuts and seeds and high quality healthy organic oils!
Have you Glutathione (the master anti-oxidant &, detoxifier) levels checked.
If low, let me know. It is one agent which has an immense impact on your health.
No wonder there are over 100,000 research studies (not a typo!) on Glutathione, yet doctors rarely mention it !!!
Rule out gluten cross-reactivity, where other molecules resemble gluten molecules and the immune system reacts the same as gluten.
Here's a list of some foods that cross react with gluten:
For details go to Cyrex Labs website: Array #4
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Consider demulcent herbs to restore intestinal integrity,
as they provide a protective coating and soothe irritated internal body tissues.
I gave you enough information to keep you busy, however, it is only going to help if you follow through.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I also have problems with my stomach and I know if I miss my probiotic it causes problems until I take another one. I have celiac and things were getting better just being gluten free but making sure there was no cross contamination and taking gluten out of the house helped even more.