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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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      4. Celiac Disease - Coping With

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      • Better isn't emotionally better. My life is being taken over...
        By DandelionH · Posted
        True! Simple combos like that taste amazing and never hurt. Sweet potato is incredible...
        Glad to hear avoiding soy is working for you. Although actually as I read 'who needs the hormone effect?' I realised I think maybe for the moment I do! My skin is clearer and my cycles continue when I drink soy. Everytime I stop they stop...
        Which probably isn't good and is the result of a low weight so hopefully that's not the case forever and the slightly negative aspects of soy (it does make my stomach feel a bit weird if I have too much etc.) can be avoided...
        Different strokes for different folks! And I love that this forum is bringing home how we all have similar but different experiences.

        Hooray for your ability to eat dairy! And you're right about the options. I actually like Bio (or Vio in some countries) cheese more than I like ACTUAL cheese so definitely don't mind using that instead. I don't miss dairy or even like it so much, it's more the pain of avoiding something else that seems to replace gluten in a lot of convenient (social) meals. And a good source of nutrition. But that's ok. And maybe I'll get it back.

        I'm glad to hear someone else has gone through the diet obsession and emerged with their brain in tact. I'm starting to think I will too !
      • Understanding Celiac Panel Results
        By cyclinglady · Posted
        The first and third tests are specific for celiac disease.  They appear to be negative, but I can not tell for sure without the lab ranges (lab ranges vary).  The second test is to see if you are IgA deficient which would impact the results of the tests.  Again, it appears that you are not deficient (no ranges), so tests  1and 3 would be valid. What are your symptoms?  Any autoimmune disorders?  Why did you ask for celiac disease testing?   You did not get the full panel.  You could ask your doctor for: -Deamidated Gliadin Peptide (DGP) IgA and (DGP) IgG This was was the only celiac test that was positve for me yet I had moderate to severe intestinal damage.  I have Hasgimoto's Thyroiditis, but that does not explain my weird results.  Typically, small children can test this way.   I hope this helps! 
      • Better isn't emotionally better. My life is being taken over...
        By DandelionH · Posted
        Oh Colleen,
        What a message! Thankyou! THANKYOU. Another really helpful, heartening response. Even just hearing from people who DO understand perfectly how complicated it is when nourishment feels like the enemy and too hard.
        I'm sorry to hear about your cancer experience. That would have been so...overwhelming. You are amazing and so is life. I'm glad we're both still here.
        Thankyou for putting everything into perspective and simplifying the approach that does feel right in my guts (no pun intended): not sweating the small stuff, letting things happen as they do, clean eating and living my life.
        Thankyou THANKYOU.
        (Also keep hearing about these crock pots. I'm going to get one today...)
      • Brown or white rice?
        By DandelionH · Posted
        True. Mixing it up is an option I always forget about. My mind is a little too black or white about food these days. Thanks for the advice and reminder!

        And oh! Short grain brown! That's a kinda compromise, in fact. We have long grain brown or sushi (sticky short) white. Time to acquire a third option !

        Do have to note though that the last few nights of white have been really good. Easier to fit in and easy digestion. Zero blood sugar spikes I expected as the child of a doctor who raised me to think that stuff was the devil...
      • Airborne Gluten...
        By julissa · Posted
        I have been reading through all these super sensitive posts, and I definitely live this life also. I am wondering if anyone has found any way to help them have less reaction when they are out and about.  Has anything helped at all? I was looking into seeing a Naturopathic Doctor, but don't want to go down that possibly expensive road without opinions of whether it could help. I am thinking digestive support, I really don't know. I am at my wits end here.  100% gluten, dairy and soy free for almost 3 years. I saw an allergist and am confirmed allergic to dairy and soy, and reacted to the wheat as well in the testing.  it would be so much easier to navigate life if all I had to do was not eat this stuff, but reacting to it on the outside has brought a new level of difficulty to my life.  for example, I was babysitting 2 weeks ago at my daughter's house, something i do all the time.. I got glutened. the effects lasted almost 2 weeks. couldn't for the life of me figure it out, as I am careful and my grandkids have been brought up with me and my way of life. found out later on my daughter had been baking that afternoon.  help! 
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