This Celiac.com 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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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after nearly 6 years gluten free, i still have some balance/anxiety/neuro issues. they're the last to leave the symptom party, i'm afraid. i attribute this to the years and years i went undiagnosed and untreated (25 years~! ) i don't have much faith in the medical field's intelligence or in their ethics.
funny story: my obgyn bill had a charge on it that my insurance denied - $25.00 for 'smoking cessation intermediate 5-8 min' WHAAAAAT?! (the doctor said it would be a good idea if i quit smoking. i'm like 'no shit, sherlock') called the billing office and told them i'm not paying it. WHY? 1. do you have any idea how much money i would owe my dad????!!! 2. i don't smoke with my vagina. they took off the charge
because they make more $$ treating symptoms every time i see the new 'miracle' pills for 'ibs-c' and 'ibs-d' it just makes me crazy. ibs is just a symptom.......... as are all these other things that can be reversed just by changing the diet. but shhhh let's not talk about it, keep the patient ill and miserable, and keep that $$ rolling in. and to leave a child ill and in pain is just deplorable. i'm sorry for him. go git 'em, mama!
You are misunderstanding the term hidden gluten. A food item, of which probiotics are not covered under, can legitimately have trace amounts of gluten and still be gluten free. There is no test that can test down to zero, regardless of what you hear. Most testing generally tests down to 5ppm and the vast majority........ most likely 99% of Celiac's, will not have an autoimmune reaction to the food. I am an extremely sensitive, diagnosed Celiac and I eat some processed foods, from reputable companies, and I am doing phenomenal, 11 years gluten-free. Lots and lots of other people have this experience also. This is not an example of hidden gluten.
There can be food ingredients that may be made from a gluten component that may not be as easy to distinguish but if you learn label reading as you should, with time you will be easily able to identify what is safe or something that is questionable. Can it be daunting at first to learn all this new information? Absolutely, but if you can read, you can learn.
There are also many probiotics which are completely safe. I have been taking them for 30 years and have never been glutened once from them. The news reports (for what they are worth now) say that there was gluten discovered in probiotics. That does not mean all probiotics are suspect. You can find out from the Gluten Free Watchdog which ones failed and which ones did not, then make your choice to buy. Supplements are not covered under the food laws but again.....read those labels and check with manufacturers!
https://www.csaceliacs.org/label_reading_101.jsp This is a pretty good page that explains it well.
Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the link if you have never watched it.