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    • Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Store. For Additional Information: Subscribe to: Journal of Gluten Sensitivity
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[size=3][font='bookman old style']Hi, my name is Alex and I'm a college freshman. At only 18, I’ve been gluten-free for ten years (pretty much my entire life).[/font][/size]

[size=3][font='bookman old style']My mom, my two siblings, and I were diagnosed when I was only eight years old. I’ve had the experience of being ill every night and not knowing the cause. Of spending the majority of my childhood indoors because I was too tired to play outside. Of struggling to pay attention in class because it was too hard to focus. [/font][/size]

[size=3][font='bookman old style']Starting out was a challenge. When we began, there were no options for being gluten-free and the food was definitely not as appetizing. Our whole world was turned on its head. Today, there are so many grocery stores filled with food, restaurants that cater to gluten-free needs, and the online options are endless. [/font][/size]

[size=3][font='bookman old style']I created [url=""][/url] in an effort to help people making the transition to a gluten-free lifestyle. Celiac disease is not a diet or fad for so many people. It’s scary and daunting, and the reality of their lives from now on. However, you will survive, just like so many others. [/font][/size]

[size=3][font='bookman old style']In addition to being gluten-free, my family maintains a very healthy lifestyle. I have recently adopted a vegetarian outlook (for health reasons). Through my website, I offer gluten-free and vegetarian recipes, but also advice. [/font][/size]

[size=3][font='bookman old style']Your world will be forever changed when you are diagnosed, whether medically or self-diagnosis. Either way, remember that this is a change for the better.[/font][/size]

[size=3][font='bookman old style']Just because it’s called Celiac [i]disease[/i] doesn’t mean it’s a curse.[/font][/size]

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