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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.


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  1. Japan (Tokyo And Kyoto) Gluten Free

    i would  tend to agree with your mom and that comes from more than  30 years in and out of Japan. the  quality of the produce, meat and fish tends to be much better than the US  becsaue it gets to market  much faster and becasue there is a demand  for quality  above the demand for low price.  As it was pointed out, this  has  nothing to do with gluten.    There  are  alot of things you can  eat  in just about any restaurant  but there are things to learn like onigiri -- rice balls,  are seemingly innocent  but  90% of htem contain wheat starch.  most larger  grocery stores and  department store basements  you can  get  gluten free soy sauce. ---  most  chefs still assume that  soy sauce is soy  so never  take anyones  word for it when it comes to soy sauce. Of al the mixed  salads at  family mart, 7-11 and lawsons  only the gobo salad was  safe. good luck    
  2. Green Tea

    A lot of teas in Japanese American restaurants are called green tea but in reality are other teas like gen mai cha or mugi cha. In both those cases the teas contain barley and can cause glutening -- at least in me.  Real 100% green tea does not but  often restaurants don't know the difference.  Ask to see the box the bags  came in if they are not sure or in doubt.  
  3. Gluten

    have never seen gluten in  canned  tomato but you should ALWAYS check the labels.  
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  8. There are a few  hundred types of bananas although we only get a few in  most western stores. When you talk organic bananas there could be different types. All bananas are  divided into groups of A (acuminata sugars) and B (balbisiana - starch) they are classed but chromosomes so your average williams bananas is aab or 2 parts sugar to 1 part starch -- Organic bananas at least here in hawaii and some west coast places are abb - -2 parts starch to 1 part sugar.  If your store has plantains,  try one of those when it gets very ripe. They are  really good  
  9. Eating out - please help

    I travel all the time too and after some time get used to knowing what not to do. Usually I try to go to places I know have something safe -- like  Chinese and Thai places --  Just get steamed veggies and rice. I do carry a small spray bottle of Braggs aminos. Otherwise I get salad unless   we stumble on a place that has  a gluten-free Menu. Also I ask to talk to the chef becasue the servers are always trying to please and may say something they  dont understand. Its the chef who knows. -- When I cant get to the chef its sometimes a disaster like last month  when they  brought be a flour tortilla wrap -- That was bad enough but the vegan guy was given fish. There are some places that will never get it!  
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  12. Try to get some Dal from an Indian market. Their lentils are grown in dedicated areas since its  such a large crop for them  Toor Dal is my favorite. If there is no store in your area,  try online.  Never had a problem with   lentils form Indian markets.  
  13. Vegetarian Roll Call!

    Many  go vegan because of celiac disease and the other problems it can cause.  
  14.   talks  about Bromelain, an enzyme found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. 
  15. Japan (Tokyo And Kyoto) Gluten Free

    hi,  never  heard of  s  komatsu. Whats the location in Tokyo?  If they have a gluten-free diet its becasue they   cater to foreigners.  The rate  of celiac in Japan is opposite of Italy. ALmost know one  knows of it.    I never had any problem with any vinegars in Japan.  they  dont put soy sauce on the sushi but will put a sweet sauce on somethings  unagi, anago and other things like mirugaia.  They are shoyu (soy sauce) based and  contain wheat. so no sauce. t o explain that you would  just have to say sauce (Sawsuu)  toe ko mugee  allergee     sashimi is only fish so no problem -- I eat  way too much rice  and never have  problems from it and also am very sensitive. Stay away from bakeries in train stations!   grilled fish is ok  she-o dakay  means with salt only.  Iwashi (ee washee) is a kind of sardine which usually does not have shoyou on it.    getting  quick  food anywhere  is tough. there are 7-11 and fanily mart shops on every corner but its tough becasue even the onigiri rice  balls have wheat (ko mugi) in them  so you have to be able to read which ones are safe. Ususally the ones with red beans are ok. You can ask some to read it and  ask komugi desu ka -- -- it takes a little getting used too.  Im also vegan so I eat a lot of fruit and veggies but also  go to chinese and indian places -Usually in indian places someone will speak  english and you can get a good palak or curry  but dont  eat japanese curry, its filled  with wheat.   Tell me some of the areas in  tokyo  your going and maybe I can think of some places where you can  eat.  In Kyoto i just  stay at my friends place=, matsubatei ryokan so he knows.. YOu can also try shabushabu just  ask to cook the meat and veggies in  salt water -- if you have your own sauces that  works. there  are a few  health food stores in  yokohama and   even some in ginza to buy  gluten-free sobas and shoyu but they are  hard to find too. good luck