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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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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      3. Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications

        Discussions regarding which mainstream products are gluten-free and which are not.

      4. Celiac Disease - Coping With

        This part of the forum is for techniques and information on how to cope with celiac disease and the gluten-free diet

      5. Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms

        Discussions related to testing for celiac disease.

      6. Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips

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      7. Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)

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      8. Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research

        Discussions concerning other health problems associated with celiac disease, and celiac disease research

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      11. Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut Issues

        Discussions about additional non-gluten food intolerance issues, including cow's milk (casein), soy, eggs, corn, etc.

      12. Gluten-Free Ingredients & Food Labeling Issues

        Discussions regarding which ingredients are safe and which are not, and food labeling issues.

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      14. Celiac Disease - Publications & Publicity

        Discussions related to books, articles and other press about celiac disease.

      15. Dermatitis Herpetiformis

        Discussions concerning the skin condition associated with celiac disease.

      16. Gluten-Free Travel

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        This area is where Teenagers and Young Adults can discuss issues related to celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.

      20. Gluten-Free International Room (Outside USA)

        Discussions about living gluten-free in Canada, Australia, Asia & Pacific Rim, UK, Europe, etc.

      21. Celiac Disease - Pregnancy

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      22. Celiac Disease - Friends and Loved Ones of Celiacs

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      26. Gluten Intolerance and Behavior

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      27. Super Sensitive Celiacs & Gluten Sensitive

        Non-scientific discussions for those who have been gluten free for at least 6-12 months and suspect they are reacting to lower levels of gluten than the vast majority of celiacs.

      28. Alternative Diets

        Discussions about alternative diets like the Vegetarian Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), The Low FODMAP Diet. (FODMAP=Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols), etc.


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        I want to send an e-mail to my 5 year old's girl scout troop.  How does this sound?  Thanks!   Hi everyone!
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        By CherylS · Posted
        Hello, I'm a pretty tough lady, I'm a nurse so I ignore a lot of symptoms and keep going about my day.  I have been having nausea and a weird feeling in my mouth every time I eat for at least 6 months.  I noticed my lips feeling almost numb after eating too.  Sometimes my inner ears itch after I eat, I never put this all together.  I have a hiatal hernia, I blamed my symptoms on that, it usually causes heartburn, I just figured it was my body being weird. A couple months ago I was turned away from donating blood because my hemoglobin was too low, it was 9.4 and the blood bank nurse suggested I go to my doctor because that was really low and I looked pale.  I'd been having heart palpitations as well, so I decided to go see my doctor.  I went and after blood work I was diagnosed with iron deficiency anemia.  I started eating more iron rich foods, taking a supplement, etc.  I'd been tired too, I  blamed the anemia. I was really sick at work the other day after eating breakfast, my coworker said, I bet you are lactose or gluten intolerant.  I did nothing with this until today, I figured it was just her grasping at straws. I looked up celiac disease and saw some of the common symptoms and conditions that could be related and my jaw dropped.  At the top of the list was autoimmune hepatitis, I was diagnosed with that 15 years ago.  I have so many of the symptoms, I thought my numb tingling hands were from typing on my phone, I thought the joint pain was my autoimmune hepatitis flaring up.  I thought the gross bowel movements and flatulence were from the fruits, vegetables, whole grains I've switched to. I'm going to call my doctor tomorrow to be seen so we can start the process of being tested. I can't imagine the joy at feeling normal again.  I'm actually gaining weight, always hungry, but too tired to exercise.  I also eat sometimes in the hope of sopping up the nausea, thinking there is acid in my stomach. Even if my tests come back negative, I'm going to try to go gluten free to see if it helps. Sorry for the rambling, I'm just excited at the potential for answers. 
      • Calories - How Do You Make Sure That You Are Eating Enough?
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        Hi Cycling lady, I really do not remember anymore. I was so hungry at that time that I just concentrated on it being gluten-free free, dairy and soy free but I did not think about containing oats. However, I do not think it did. I think it was just dried fruit (dates) with coco and coconut. I meant to take a photo of a wrapper but forgot. I also try to stay away from oats. I enjoy lettuce wraps as well. I usually eat them with chicken and veggies. Hi Nvsmom, you are right about myfitnesspal. I used to use it religiously when I was healthy (at least believed I was, before my diagnosis) and exercising every day to make sure to track my food and water intake. I need to start using it again and it can also serve as my food journal. Thanks for reminding me about it.      
      • Pure Oats causing Neurological Problems?
        By squirmingitch · Posted
        Hi Christiana, After 3 years strict gluten-free last December I began using cert. gluten-free oat flour in a bread recipe. We had not been fond of the gluten-free breads our local stores sold so we had not eaten that very often for the 3 years. The bread I made was delicious & after pretty much not having any bread for 3 years we went nuts eating bread. We had sammiches often, toast with breakfast, garlic toast, cheese toast, bread & butter, we had bread every time we could work it in. It was so nice to be able to just have a sammich for lunch & not have to cook!  When I began to make this gluten-free bread with the oat flour; slowly all my celiac symptoms began to return, 1 by 1. However, I did not associate it with the oat flour. I was going crazy nuts trying to figure out where the gluten was coming from. I must back up a bit & explain that I have dh (celiac rash) & didn't really have the "D" - once every 4 - 6 weeks maybe. So it's not like I have this immediate reaction & run to the bathroom like most people do. It began with me getting dizzy. The dizzy comes & goes in waves getting stronger with continued exposure. Then the pounding heart beat that is like drums in my ears, then 1 by 1 symptoms returned. Mild migraines began, red rimmed eyes, twitching nerves in my eyelid, brain fog, burping & then elevated to belching, bloat, then severe bloat, hands & feet getting that needles feeling, gasssssssssssss, blood pressure began rising, that super weird buzzing feeling inside my body - it keeps you awake - sort of like restless leg syndrome but it involves the entire body - sort of like being on speed, mucus in eyes, blepharitis, then the bone & muscle & nerve pain set in & began to make itself known and lastly was the "D" with those horrid, horrid screaming cramps AND the rash flared up. I had always thought the rash would be my first sign of a glutening. I was wrong. We have a totally gluten-free household, never eat out, & are religious about being careful with making sure everything is gluten-free. It took time for all the symptoms to build up but I was aware & was looking for the source of gluten. I could not figure out where it was coming from. I even tried to convince myself it was all in my head - psychosomatic. But it wasn't. Then it dawned on me that it had to be the oats. Quit the bread making, threw out the oat flour, cleaned everything & began anew minus oats. I went back to normal -- all symptoms gone. Then our store began carrying Udi's gluten-free bread. We tried it & we loved it!!!!! We were eating an average of 3 to 4 loaves per week & also having Glutino cookies. A few weeks in & here we go again -- symptoms returning again . Now why? Where is the gluten coming from???? Not eating anything with oats so what is it?????? Then a lightbulb went off in my head. Udi's is made in a gluten-free facility where they also make things containing gluten-free oats. Since it's a gluten-free facility & they use gluten-free oats do they worry about the oats cc'ing the rest of the products???? I called them. The lady I spoke with said they don't clean the lines because everything in the facility is gluten-free including the oats. She told me there is certainly cc with the oats going on. So not only the Udi's bread is cc'd with gluten-free oats but also Glutino products since they are made in the same facility. Just my experience, your mileage may vary.
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