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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. She only had bloodwork, no biopsy. I didn't want to put her through it at the time.   When I used to be active on here, I read from several people that teens can often eat gluten without symptoms. They called it "teen remission" I think.
  2. Hello all! I used to be pretty active on here but life got in the way of that over the last few years! I have 4 dds, and the 3 younger ones were all diagnosed years ago. I also have it.   Anyway, my 13 yr old dd was dx when she was six. At the time, she was skin and bones, but no outward symptoms that I really noticed. But when my younger dd was dx, I had all of us tested and hers was positive. So I took her off gluten. Over the next couple of years, she would have a violent reaction to even trace amounts of gluten.   A few months ago, she begged me to let her have gluten. I finally caved, fully expecting her to get sick and learn her lesson. She never got sick. She has been eating gluten for 2-3 months without a problem. I have recently banned gluten for her again, and she is very unhappy about it. Now she is begging me to have her retested and claims that she doesn't believe she ever had Celiac. I insisted that she was in that teen remission that some teens go through and the gluten was probably doing damage to her body.   Then she just spent a week with her grandma and grandma has convinced her that Celiac disease isn't that common in families and that the "Teen remission" only lasts a couple of weeks. We don't have a dr that's very knoweldgeable about Celiac.   What do I do?
  3. It's probably the Sorghum. Try using rice flour instead. When I make bread, it doesn't smell or taste funny. It's not exactly like wheat bread, but the taste is good. Hope this helps!!
  4. I agree with MitziG. Tell him you want to be tested and don't take no for an answer. If it's negative, then go on the diet for 4-6 months anyway just to see how it makes you feel. But if you do a trial diet, be very vigilant about your food and make sure to keep everything gluten-free. Good luck!
  5. I pack lunches for my 2 younger kids and sometimes my 11 year old dd. Here's the usual contents: bag of chips (cheetohs, funyuns, lays, etc), fruit cup, pudding cup, juice pouch, and an udi's sandwich (if we have the bread). In my experience, Udi's never needs to be toasted. It's great right out of the bag. If it's frozen, just wrap in a paper towel and thaw it out some. No need for the moist paper towel IMO. We also occasionally do leftovers in a thermos. My little ones also enjoy hot dog weiners, but my 11 yr old is embarrassed to eat those at school. You can also pack salads, fresh fruits or veggies, cold pancakes, baked potato with toppings on the side, etc. It's time to think "outside the box." Get creative and let her help you figure out some things.
  6. I just saw this video on a Houston news channel. My dd was just diagnosed with ADD and started on a med. Of course she is gluten-free, but she isn't soy free or dairy free. The meds have really helped her though and she might have a chance of passing 1st grade now that she can focus on her work. What are your thoughts?
  7. That's pathetic. I've brought outside food into restaurants a few times and I have never had a problem. People need to be more understanding to others with disabilities. It's not like they brought McDonalds in because they didn't want pizza. I'm sure that little boy would have loved to have eaten the pizza. It's people like that that make living with food issues so much harder.
  8. Go to The segment is on there.
  9. Why is it the media always says the gluten causes an "allergic reaction" in Celiaca?? That is not the way it works!! So frustrating. . .
  10. I didn't really care for the Betty Croker brownies either. I use a cornstarch brownie recipe that is VERY good and very simple. I don't remember where I got it, but here it is: 1 stick butter 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate, broken up 1 1/3 cup sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3/4 cup corn starch Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 or 9 inch square baking pan with foil. With rubber spatula stir butter & chocolate in saucepan over low heat until melted & smooth. Turn off heat, whisk in sugar, eggs & vanilla. Stir corn starch into batter with rubber spatula just until blended. Spread in lined pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Check for doneness at 25 minutes by inserting a toothpick near the center of the brownies. It should come out with little moist crumbs clinging to it. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. To remove brownies from pan - lift by ends of foil. Cut into squares.
  11. I found it at Krogers in Angleton, Tx, and College Station, Tx.!! I personally haven't used it yet, but my mother-in-law used it to make pancakes and they tasted WONDERFUL!! I plan to try out some of the recipes that are on the box!
  12. My daughter and I are going on a retreat with her choir in a couple of weeks. I am only going to cook for her and make sure her food is safe. However, I was just informed yesterday that the choir director just found out she has Celiac, so now I will be cooking for the 3 of us. I need ideas! We need 2 breadkfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners. Plus desserts, treats, etc. I do not know yet what everyone else is having, and I am not sure what resources I will have available to me, so I may need to pack some cooking items . I was thinking of bringing a loaf of bread and maybe a coffee cake. But I need simple, delicious ideas for lunch and dinner. Help!!
  13. Family Members With Celiac?

    I have 3 daughters that have it. Luckily, they are young and I control their diets! My mom has celiac, and we suspect her 2 sisters of having it. However, they refuse to get tested because they feel that they couldn't do the diet anyway so there is no point. It is frustrating, but you have to remember that you can't control thier lives. Just agree to disagree! Good luck! ptkds
  14. There is this brand of condensed soups I have found at HEB's called Tasty classics. It is a product from Canada. I think they have it as one of their generic soups. I find them on the bottom shelf. It is a light gray can. They are gluten-free. They aren't labeled gluten-free, but there is no gluten on the label. We use this brand and it always turns out wonderful!