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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 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where 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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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Candida Diet

    Happy New Year! And happy belated birthday, Florence! I'm joining you all with the anti-candida diet, or at least trying to. Not sure if I actually have a yeast overgrowth, but I just feel better when I treat myself for one. I'm gluten, soy, nightshade, poultry, legume, brassica (broccoli, cabbage, et al), coconut, brown rice, sunflower, artificial sweetener, natural/artificial flavoring free. Most veggies bother me except squashes, onion, garlic, carrots. Most fruits bother me, with the exception of canned pears (no sugar added), grapes, raisins, and bananas (only occaisionally). I went Low Oxalate in September and feel it has cleared up a lot of my issues. I've been sugar and carb lite since November (except for the holidays, lol!) and it also really seems to help. I still eat white rice, but I've cut way back. Same with corn. I'm taking probiotics, biotin and capryllic acid for the yeast (or whatever it is!). The capryllic acid doesn't seem to be working anymore, so I just started alternating oil of oregano. I can't take Threelac because it contains canola oil (brassica) so I've ordered Therelac and will start that this week. Other supplements are Caltrate, Magnesium, L Glutamine, Vit E, Cranberry extract (for UTI's), a multi vitamin, and Vit D. Sugar is by far the hardest thing I've ever tried to give up. I'm glad you started this thread, I can definitely use the support, as well as any ideas anyone has. ~Li
  3. Finally Feeling Better!

    OMG, I've been looking for a recipe like this...thanks for sharing!
  4. Rum and coke (regular or diet) is gluten free.
  5. Old-timers Help! Reacting Again!

    I'm so sorry you're feeling bad! Just a suggestion: Maybe you've developed a new food intolerance? I started reacting to soy after being gluten free for one month. Then after 3 months, I started reacting to nightshades. At six months, it was legumes. Each time, it seemed to happen overnight. I'm at 10 months now, I still have to avoid those foods, and I've identified several others that I have to rotate or I start reacting. I also still get mystery reactions occaisionally. If I start feeling awful, I go back to my safe foods for a couple of days until I feel better. I hope whatever it is, you figure it out soon!
  6. When you figure out gluten is a problem ON YOUR OWN through an elimination diet, and you go to the Dr for a celiac blood test, and she says, "You don't have diarrhea. You can't have celiac disease unless you have diarrhea." When the blood test comes back negative and the Dr says, "See, I told you so. You have IBS. Let me give you a prescription." When you insist that gluten is the problem, due to dietary response, and she says, "You don't want to be on a gluten-free diet. It's impossible."
  7. Old Flour Containers

    If you would feel more comfortable, by all means, replace the containers. That way you'll know for sure they are safe. I washed mine by hand in the sink, several times, with lots of soap, and several rinses. It's a smooth plastic, tupperware-style container with no scratches. I'm very sensitive to gluten and haven't had any problems. But I know not everyone would recommend that, and I'm just saying that's what I did, not what anyone else should do. Gluten is very sticky and you do have to be very careful. If my husband uses a dish for gluten, it gets washed thoroughly by hand and run through the dishwasher before I will use it.
  8. Hi Kelli, I got glutened by a kiss once. My husband had eaten gluten about an hour before the kiss. Now he brushes his teeth before kissing if he's had any gluten. Better safe than sorry! As far as testing, I used an elimination diet to identify my intolerances.
  9. The blood tests I took while still eating gluten were negative. I did the Enterolab tests to placate my spouse, who was worried there might be something else besides gluten intolerance. You can see my results in my signature. I also found a GI that accepts Enterolab, by calling celiac support group leaders in my area. Again, I only went to make my husband happy, but I'm glad I did, because he urged me to get a bone density scan, which showed osteoporosis. My GI took one look at my Enterolab results and said we don't need a biopsy, that my test results and dietary response were enough to tell him I have celiac disease. The pre-menopausal osteoporosis was just one more sign of the disease. So, back to your original question, your blood tests might well be negative. Dietary response is enough to say you should be off gluten. If you really want to go through the effort, you might be able to find a doctor who takes Enterolab. But if you can't, you might still find personal peace of mind by doing that test. It's all up to you.
  10. Ahhh, The Dentist...

    I'm sorry you feel bad, Courtney! I saw my dentist yesterday, first time since going gluten free. Very nerve-wracking. I was super paranoid, stressing I have allergies, allergies, and more allergies. Actually they are intolerances, but the dentist didn't seem to know the difference, and "allergy" makes them sit up and take notice. So anyway, I asked for powder-free gloves, and plain pumice, and managed to make it out safely. I guess my paranoia was worth it. I had the hygienist so nervous by the time I left, I felt bad...but I didn't get sick, so I got over it! And in all honesty, the plain pumice was better than the nasty, artificially flavored stuff they use normally. I told my husband about it, and he's going to ask for plain pumice when he goes in, even though he doesn't have to worry about reactions. I hope you feel better soon, and that next time is better!
  11. Negative bloodwork while still on gluten. Enterolab results positive for gluten sensitivity and malabsorbtion. Positive dietary response. Then I went out and found a smart GI that knew the Enterolab and dietary response could only be caused by celiac disease. I voted for self-diagnosed, because I already knew what it was when I saw the GI.
  12. Family

    Bring your own plate of gluten free, tasty food that can be microwaved when you're ready to eat, and enjoy yourself. I'm going to be the devil's advocate here - your sister may just have been having a bad day. Or something else could have been going on. We all get wrapped up in our own dramas occaisionally. Don't write her off just yet. Take charge of your situation, bring your own food, and make a gluten free, diabetic friendly dessert her daughter can enjoy. And maybe next year you can host the family dinner, and make the whole darn thing gluten free!
  13. New Boyfriend

    How true! Congratulations!
  14. I use evening primrose oil for PMS mood swings/bloating, and Aleve for cramping.
  15. Date Squares

    What a great idea, I'm going to have to try this!