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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. Can Not Stop Gaining Weight!

    I think you are totally right about this. If you eat 1500 empty calories - then you're just hungry and irritable too. I've been watching The Biggest Loser (looking for motivation!) and they mentioned that you cannot burn calories if your body is processing sugar. That makes total sense to me. I have almost the exact same problem as you - I'm 8 days from my "year anniversary" and have put on quite a bit of weight this year. I'm absorbing food for once, but haven't changed the amount I eat. I also had the - I have to give up so much - but I can still have candy - mentality. That's been hard for me. My big problem is hunger. I started my diet Jan 1 and I'm hungry all of the time. I don't count calories - I do weight watchers - and have been trying to exercise everday. I'm going to try and cut out the candy starting tomorrow!
  3. YUMMY! This has to be my most missed summer treat. I'm so excited -b/c it does sound easy and I do have everything here! I'm going to try it today
  4. Thanks for the cereal idea! I got about 2 ounces in him that way this morning. And the fruit smoothie thing worked. I used bolthouse - no sugar added 100% juice smoothie - about 1/3 of that 2/3 of milk. He LOVES the blueberry I also mixed the chocolate with half plain and he drank a whole cup. I guess it was just too rich for him. So we're getting there:) THanks for the help!
  5. It's The Little Things...

    I had my first baking success this weekend! Went to a family party and took peanut butter cookies. Someone saw me eating one and asked why I could have it. I said b/c they're gluten-free. They said - NO WAY! It's super easy - but full of sugar! 1 cup brown sugar 1 egg 1 cup peanut butter mix it really good and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes... Tastes exactly like my old peanut butter cookies
  6. I'm so sorry to hear about all of your struggling! I hope that thoughts and prayers from all of us here at this site (we're a very supportive group) will help you on your path to better health. Have you been checked for any intolerances/diseases? There are a couple I think of when I read your story right off of the top of my head. C-Diff. It can be caused by strong antibiotics or by people not washing hands, etc. My Grandpa and Mom have both had it after surgery when they were on strong antibiotics. It can be cured by another form of medicine. - go to this link to learn more about it. The other is what all of us here have - celiac disease or a gluten intolerance. You've come to the right place to learn more about this! Click away - hear our stories - you'll find others much like you. Helps you know you're not alone. Good luck and let us know how you're doing!
  7. It's all dairy - so no milk products at all. It's an allergy - not an intolerance. He HATES the vanilla. Likes the chocolate OK, but can only get him to drink and ounce or two at a time. A friend of mine told me to put a shot of a fruit smoothie in there and mix it up - that's how she gets hers to drink regular milk. We'll see I'll have to try the Pacific Ultra next. I bought some that comes in a juice box - he LOVES juice boxes - and am going to try that approach too... THanks for all of the suggestions!
  8. OK - so I had to switch my 17 mo old to soy milk. He is having a fit. Standing at the fridge crying milk. I give him a cup of soy milk - takes a sip and throws it at me. I've taken a drink, his dad and siblings have taken a drink and shown him it's yummy and he just doesn't care. I've tried the vanilla and chocolate. He'll drink a little of the chocolate, but won't touch the vanilla. I think he'd like it best if there were just a kind out there that tastes just like his beloved vitamin D.... Any suggestions? HELP!
  9. No, I had not heard that they needed to be cut a certain way. I think he may just think I have this on top of celiac - or that this is how some of my damage from celiac showed. And if it is - since he doesn't have any of the other damage - they would assume he has celiac too. Does anyone here have both - or is this how anyone's presented itself?
  10. UGH...What a situation. FOr the first one, maybe you need to take your mom and dad aside and just explain to them that pushing her to eat when she may not want any, is not a great idea. That is could really upset her stomach. It takes awhile for it to heal. She knows her body and when she's hungry. Let her take her time. I wouldn't even bring up the future eating disorder that it's heading for, but focus on the now and how she feels physically? As for the second, you need to put your foot down. I know it's hard with in-laws, but let them know you are in charge of her diet and no one else. End of story. I had a similar situation with my in-laws about a whole separate issue and when I was so just "no discussion" about it - they dropped it and have tried their best not to interfere... Good luck..
  11. OK - so I'm really confused My son is 17 months old and keeps getting smaller and smaller on the percentage scale. Soon he's going to fall off of it Anyway, my ped sent him to a ped GI and they've tested his ttg's etc a couple of times - and no positives (Not surprising since he's only 17 months). HOwever, they went ahead and did an endoscopy two weeks ago b/c he has the gene and isn't gaining weight, has a distended belly, etc. They said they thought everything looked normal, but had to review the actual biopsies. When reviewed they found that he has eosinophilic esophogitis. WHite blood cells in the esophogus that I guess make the esophogus constrict and harder to eat. Usually caused by many food allergies. So they did the RAST test and only milk came up as a MILD allergy. NOt enough to cause the eosinophils (they think). His doctor ordered my biopsies from the lab that processed them to compare mine to his. He is curious if I really have eosinophilic esophogitis and not celiac. However, my ttg's were high. ANd my biopsies were done 6 weeks after I started my diet (I was losing too much weight to wait - so I'm afraid they won't see what they need...). But I guess if I am responding so well to my diet and I show the eosinophils that it might show some relation between the two? There is a Dr doing research as celiac presenting itself in this way. Does anyone know anything about it? Or anything about eosinophilic esophogitis? THANKS!
  12. gluten-free Ranch Dressing

    REALLY? You just made my day
  13. gluten-free Ranch Dressing

    OK, but Hidden Valley has vinegar, not distilled vinegar. That's one thing I've always been unclear on. So I didn't think I could use it. I use Wishbone. The ingredients look OK to me and I've had no problems with it...
  14. I think you're right. It's so interesting to hear what everyone is about... I work part time for a publishing company in the advertising division. We sell How To Magazines and Books. I work with the sales reps selling the ad space in the magazines. I also watch kids two days a week and coach volleyball. I have 3 little ones - 4,2, and 1. My husband works for Children's Hospital in the endocrine research division (not clinical research - scientific research). Life is crazy at our house - but lots of fun too!
  15. Chris sang a song by James Taylor I think... I think Jordin is a shoe in! My husband has been saying since week 3 that she's going to win...