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    1. Gluten-Free and Celiac Disease Calendar of Events

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    2. Board/Forum Technical Help

      This section deals with questions and problems related to the use of this forum. All "old pros" are invited to help answer questions from the newer participants.

    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)

      Discussions related to one's diagnosis with celiac disease.

    8. Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research

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

    9. Gluten-Free Restaurants

      Discussions about dining out gluten-free.

    10. Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease

      Discussions with other parents of kids or babies with celiac disease.

    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.

    13. Gab/Chat Room - To Discuss Anything BUT Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet

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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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    19. Celiac Disease - Teenagers & Young Adults Only

      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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    23. Celiac Meeting Room

      A Place where gluten-free people can meet each other--Adults only please.

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      Discussions concerning celiac disease support groups and support group meetings.

    27. Gluten Intolerance and Behavior

      Discussions concerning behavioral issues associated with the consumption of gluten.

    28. 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.

    29. 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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    • 3 hours ago, squirmingitch said:

      I read about a gluten sniffing dog probably 2 years ago so I Googled it. Apparently there are several now as well as those who say they can train them. Read on my friends:

      I don't do Facebook but for those of you who do..... look for Elias the gluten sniffing dog


      I have a plan when I retire to finally have another dog.  If he/she could sniff out gluten, what a bonus that would be!  Thank you for the link!

    • 4 hours ago, StephanieL said:

      I know there are dogs for other food related things but I haven't heard of one for gluten yet.  

      We'd still be in the weeds though with allergies, celiac and animal allergies :lol:

      As long as they don't have gluten sniffing cats, I am good.  I am allergic to cats but not dogs. And yes.......I have a cat!  Isn't that always the way?  ;)

    • exactly i think that's why its such a hard topic to advise anyone on because everyone reacts differently and no one can predict how your body will handle it that's why i think it is very important to listen to your body


    • i believe TTG igG can be slightly elevated by causes other than celiac so i personally
      would peruse a further diagnosis but it did go down from being gluten free

      did they ever test total Iga as well? or DGP Igg?

      i have issues with low blood sugar as well i have to eat every 3 hours
      but have found a slight improvement from eating more low gi foods and less processed gluten-free foods

      im also vegetarian, i first got diagnosed with an iron deficiency
      which doctors immediately blamed on being vegetarian and like you i knew i was eating alot of iron plant based foods and supplements which had been working fine for seven years.
      spent a few months eating meat and taking high dose iron supplements with no improvement
      until i finally found a doctor who agreed it could be malabsorbion even though that is "so rare"

      only you can decide if eating meat is the right decision it might help you it might
      not it made me feel worse as my body was struggling to digest it but everyone is different.just dont let people convince you thats the only solution to getting better.


    • Luckily neither I nor my husband have ever had any negative reactions to the flu vaccine either pre-diagnosis or post diagnosis. I had the flu, oh I was around 25 when I had it. Then my husband got it from me. I tell you it purely kicked my butt from FL to Montana & back! I was young & healthy & it laid me so low it took months to get back to normal. By normal, I mean back to jogging as I had been prior. 

      I am pushing hard on 60 now. Both of us have gotten the flu vaccine every year since that horrid bout with it. I was worried about how I would react the first time after dx and even the second year. Now I just don't worry about it.

      Last year we both got the shingles vaccine and no problems with that either. I was pretty worried about that one as I have dh and certainly didn't want it to flare!

      I am not saying that people don't get negative reactions. We are all individuals and as such, react individually. I'm just telling of my & my husbands experiences. 

    • Thanks. I will try it. 

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    • October 29, 2016 Until October 30, 2016
    • November 02, 2016 04:00 PM Until November 02, 2016 08:00 AM
      Celiac Emotional Healing Support Group
      Again you are invited to join Johnny Patout, LCSW for Baton Rouge's first emotional healing support group meeting to assist those living with celiac disease manage the emotional challenges so many of us face. Most often the emotional disturbances include depression, disinterest in normal activities, insomnia, grief, mood changes, anxiety, inability to concentrate, extreme concern about managing a gluten-free lifestyle and other emotional and behavioral challenges.
      The professionals at Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center created the emotional healing support group to give us a safe place to begin to process our emotions and support each other as we heal emotionally while managing celiac disease and the resulting autoimmune disorders.
      The emotional healing support group meets every Thursday, 6:00-7:00pm, at the Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center of Baton Rouge. Jamestown Avenue Counseling Center is located at 4637 Jamestown Avenue, Baton Rouge, Suite B-1. Suite B-1 is upstairs.
      The support group is free and open everyone managing celiac disease. For more information:
    • November 07, 2016
      Wildfire Restaurants proudly presents its 7th Annual Gluten-Free Dinners, featuring a custom five course gluten-free menu with optional wine pairings. Executive Chefs will prepare and present Wild Mushroom Macaroni & Cheese Bites to start, homemade asiago popovers, Pesto Crusted Filet Mignon served with spinach ricotta gnochhi, and much more. Wildfire's Divisional Trainer & Gluten-free Resident Expert, Ruth Hayden, will be on hand to share her insight into Wildfire's extensive gluten-free menu and training. The dinners will be held at Wildfire Oak Brook on Monday, November 7th and at Wildfire Lincolnshire on Friday, November 11th. The events begin at 6:30 p.m. with passed appetizers, followed by the seated dinner at 7:00 p.m. and are priced at $65.00 per person without wine pairings and $85.00 per person with wine pairings, plus tax (gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center. For more information or to make a reservation, please click the button below or contact your location of interest.
    • November 13, 2016 Until November 17, 2016
      300 year old Charleston, South Carolina is internationally renowned for it's historic significance, unique architecture, Southern charm, coastal beauty and Low Country foods.  From Fort Moultrie during the American Revolution to Fort Sumter the scene of the first shots of the Civil War, this city has been involved historically. Rainbow Row, a colorful collection of houses and the mansions along the Battery offer the best examples of this glorious age. Area plantations and gardens offer a fascinating glimpse into the history and natural beauty of the Low Country.   We've put together a five (5) day Mini Getaway to give you a taste for the city and its many charms. Each of the Chefs have taken on my challenge to create delicious and memorable gluten-free meals. We will be eating at a variety of great restaurants offering us specially prepared foods of the area and more - gluten-free, of course.
      Staying at the beautiful and historic Mills House Wyndham House Wyndham Grand Hotel in the middle of the historic district we will explore in and around the city so that you can better appreciate a wide variety of the so many things to see and do.

      We have arranged a Walking Tour of the Historic district; a Low Country Cooking Demonstration by the Executive Chef at the hotel; an all-day tour of the World Famous Magnolia Plantation & Gardens: Boat tour and visit to Fort Sumter.  And of course Gluten-free Dinners at a variety of great Charleston restaurants.
        We have left you free time for you to select other places you may want to visit, such as the USS Yorktown Carrier; Straw Market; Romantic Carriage rides: and so much more - like shopping.  You may even want to spend more time than we've arranged, but no worry - we can provide you with additional days at great rates.

      We would love to have you join us in one of America's oldest cities with so much Southern Charm, history and things to see and enjoy.  Bring your family and friends - they don't have to be Gluten-free to enjoy this Getaway.   MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS by   JUNE 3, 2016  And receive an  EARLY BIRD SPECIAL  DISCOUNT  $25/PERSON
    • November 19, 2016 Until November 22, 2016
      The Gluten Free Expo is the only certified international fair 
      dedicated to gluten free market and products.
      The fifth edition will be held in Rimini Fiera 
      from 19th to 22th November 2016.
  • Blog Entries

    • By Ennis_TX in Daily Life and Compromising
      I recall back when I was in denial of having celiacs years ago. I was at my grandmas and she had a old container of flour. I tried a bit of it on a whim, had a earthly flavor tad deep and off and I assumed it was old flour from god knows when. But I did not have a reaction to it, this made me think perhaps it was not gluten but the other crap they put in flours now day. But I kept having gluten reactions and eventually gave up and took about a year before I learned what that stuff was. I was later experimenting with different gluten-free flours and came across sorghum tasted exactly like the stuff my grandma had in that container. I still to this day do not know why she had that flour....I assumed either some old health fad, or she got it for a porridge.
    • By Ennis_TX in Daily Life and Compromising
      I have broken down and gotten a ice cream machine in the past 4 months and a bunch of lor ann oils ice cream flavorings. I found making a protein pudding mix flavoring it and loading it in for a after dinner bowl to make me pure pleasure and not care about breads/carbs.     I normally start with a almond milk base, add a fat like almond butter, coconut flour, a sweetener like swerve or xylitol, and a heating it up and mixing in a thickening agent like fruit pectin, knoxx gelatin, chia seeds, or a mix of.  This is my sweet pudding base and I make this by 3L batches with a extract boiled in for a base flavor. Then in the evening i measure out some mix in a scoop of protein powder and 2 tsp of a flavoring or a combination. Tonight had 2 cups with a eggnog flavor syrup, 1 1/2 scoops of vanilla protein powder and a heaping tbsp of cinnamon topped with homemade candied maple almonds, great after a stressful day. Had this after a dinner of sauteed onions, chopped cauliflower, and chopped romaine lettuce topped with homemade pasta sauce and nutritional yeast. Might be odd by who says a gluten-free diet cant be enjoyable.
    • By dani nero in dani's Blog
      Starting a blog on this website seemed like a pretty good idea moments ago, but now that I'm posting my first entry, I'm not really sure what to say :-)

      An intro perhaps?
      Hi, I'm Dani. I am an illustrator, and I seem to like the idea of calling myself an artist as well!

      I am a self diagnosed celiac (or at least I think I am). My general health has improved ever since I started the diet, specifically since my periods (which were absent prior to the diet) are regular now!

      The hardest part of being celiac is that I have been isolated from others, which has resulted in a boring and lonely lifestyle. I believe, however, that I started caring less about that when I realized I could be happy without being surrounded by people, or at least that's what the theory was. Whether it has been verified is a completely different story. The most important thing to me is not to get sick again and not to jump ship no matter what others think or say. This resulted with having less people who enjoy my company, but I'm not going to let that affect my judgement.

      I guess that's enough blogging for one day.
      Dani over.
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