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  1. Celiac Disease & Gluten-Free Diet Forum

    1. Gluten-Free and Celiac Disease Calendar of Events

      Enter your group's Gluten-Free and Celiac Disease events here.

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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

      Discussions about gluten-free baking and cooking.

    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

      General Chat Unrelated to Celiac Disease - Discuss most things here EXCEPT Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet. Keep it light and avoid controversial topics like global warming, gay marriage, gun control, euthanasia, speed limits on the Autobahn, prisoner torture, etc.

    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

      Discussions concerning how to maintain a gluten-free diet while traveling, including great gluten-free places to visit.

    17. Gluten-Free Diet & Weight Issues

      Discussions about how to lose or gain weight while on a gluten-free diet.

    18. Celiac Disease - Doctors

      Discuss experiences with doctors, how to find a doctor, etc.

    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

      Discussions related to being pregnant with celiac disease.

    22. Celiac Disease - Friends and Loved Ones of Celiacs

      Non-celiacs discuss their experiences dealing with a friend or loved one with the disease.

    23. Celiac Meeting Room

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

    24. Celiac Disease - Sleep

      Discussions concerning sleeping problems and celiac disease.

    25. Gluten-Free Sports and Fitness

      Gluten-free athletes discuss fitness, sports nutrition, working out, etc.

    26. Celiac Disease - Support Groups

      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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    • Splenda was gluten-free back in 2005 when this thread was active and its still gluten-free now!  I like it better than aspartame as aspartame gives me a stomach ache.  But some people are the exact opposite.  
    • Hi. Im 49 male. I was diagnosed with celiac disease last year. In high school, I was diagnosed  with psoriasis (p) and psoriatic arthritis (psa). For 30 years about I took high-dose ibuprofen for the inflammation. The psa got so bad 5 years ago I had to start enbrel. A biologic drug that is an injection. So Ive been very good about eating gluten-free. Ive had 2 glutenings in 9 months. Symptoms were migraines and stomach pain. I was feeling better in a couple days. In September I started getting same symptoms.  After a couple weeks, bad constipation. Same as before celiac disease diagnosis. I was going crazy! I couldnt figure where the gluten was coming from! Then I was reading the forum here, great resource by the way, and I read how some celics are intolerant to rice also. So I stopped my brown rice that I had been eating daily for years. A matter of days all gluten symptoms were gone. The real magic to me is that within a couple weeks all my psa pain was gone. Now its been been a couple months without enbrel or anything! No sign of p or psa. Im never eating a grain again! Am I crazy? Feels to good to be true.
    • Hi, Thanks so much for the thorough reply. I really appreciate it.  Dairy is something I cut out of my diet too as indeed, I reacted to some things too... But dairy isn't as much of a problem as is sugar, in my case... I don't really know for sure if I'm gluten intolerant, but I guess, some of my reactions may have been caused by the sugar that is in products with gluten, I just don't know but just to be sure and because they damage the gut lining I banned gluten from my diet too...  Yeah, I lost a lot of weight quite fast after changing my diet, it seems I really got my metabolism going and I'm sure it's for the better as I was, and am, prediabetic, so I hope my efforts pay off eventually, I'm not interested in having to manage my blood sugar levels. I just know that with the right diet, I can recover. Anything with sugar in it will cause a negative response in my case, so just to be sure, of the foods you named, does anything contain fructose or glucose? What about the sweet potatoes? I normally don't quite tolerate starchy vegetables. Avocados is something worth considering. I had eggs tonight and so far they do not cause any extraordinary reaction.  Gluten free products is something I'd rather not consume though, especially the rice crackers, I feel my body is really craving an all-natural approach. In that respect I really appreciate the paleo diet, unfortunately even that diet sometimes stresses out my gut apparently...  Caffeine is something I don't tolerate either. Sauerkraut I'm pretty sure I won't tolerate, unfortunately, since it's rich in probiotics.  Oh well, as long as I don't starve and start to feel better I'll manage I guess.  Thanks again Ken
    • According to the Splenda company and the ingredients list, as I read it, it IS gluten free.   I find it tastes better than Stevia extract.  Does this seem the same to you?  Do you find it better than aspartame?   Do you know how aspartame reacts to heat?  I have heard about bad proteins forming, but nothing certain.  You are not alone.  I am an A/I with multiple conditions: -Sarcoidosis, Hash, Reynauds, Sjogren's, incurable candida (caught by an 18 hour stay in a hospital).   I can become Celiac or an A/I diabetic on a dime with 9 cents change.  It never ends. Ironically, I am presently NOT a celiac, but I have severe G/I probs and I am trying a few months of Gluten free to see if it helps by repairing possibly damaged entrail linings (i.e. "leaky gut").   So much  of leaky gut info is nonsense from commercial interests,  so we must all be careful!  A lot of sleaze-bag, snake oil jerks want our money!   Being desperate is not a good shopping mind-set. For info, trust only true non-profit orgs such as The Mayo Clinic or Mount Sinai, etc.   Not even Wikipedia is consistent enough to trust (I am a contributor/editor).   Worse, the AMA is only beginning to admit that such a thing as "Leaky Gut" exists.   And it DOES exists, however, what it is and HOW it is, is not known or even generally comprehended.  If you have serious leaky gut, you are in for a bad ride  —Sorry.  However; for me, this is just an expensive shot in the dark, but one must try everything that is reasonable.    I was simply born with a gene pool without a deep end.  My grandmother died from Scleroderma, etc. Side humour: I was once 50 lbs overweight.  It took 11 months, but 2 weeks after loosing 47 lbs, I was diagnosed A/I, and with Hashimoto's!  Worse, this was due to a clerical error.  As I am male and was then of perfect weight, they would never have normally checked my TSH (even though I had the symptoms).    Somehow, the TSH test box was inadvertently marked.  Doctors, geese. If I am lucky, I will soon have an Ileostomy bag (yes, LUCKY).  At first, you tell them to go to heck, but after years of G/I horror you soon realise that it is a small price to pay for a chance at living with some normality.  But, it is not that easy.  Surgeons will not operate for a "bag" (even though it is reversible) as they are under great malpractice fright and want tests that I cannot , at this late point,  perform! (Catch-22) Again, remember; you are not alone.  I am grateful that I was allowed to live 36 years before I experienced significant symptoms.  However, the U.S.A. medical industry is rubbish and becoming worse by the minute. I have been MISDIAGNOSED 4 times over an 12 year period.  Plus, I have had 5 radiology tests that were wrongly diagnosed by the technician.  Remember that your specialist doctor does NOT look at your images, but relies strictly on the text of the report written by a radiologist whom is NOT an M.D. or Internist!  This should never be allowed to happen. In most other countries, the doctor MUST examine the images.   Make sure you have a doctor who WILL examine the images BEFORE he reads the report.  Be careful out there.  G-d's speed to all of you.  
    • Thanks, well, apart from gluten I cut out all of the sugar too, so virtually no carbs... I'm glad to have lost the weight. 
    • Hi, I know this thread is old but I'm in Swansboro.  My husband and I moved here almost 6 years ago and I was diagnosed with Celiac 3 years ago.  I can't find a support group, meetup group or anyone else that has Celiac even close to me.  I would happily drive to Jacksonville or host a group if people are willing to come to Swansboro.  I've learned a lot during the past three years but still have trouble with groups, dining, out etc.
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