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      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. Thank you all so much for your responses. I will keep monitoring my son and watch out for any strange behavior/symptoms. And I will also try to find alternatives to all the wheat based snacks he eats just in case he ever has to go gluten-free one day. He does eat a lot of wheat. When we see the pediatrician I will ask about the gene testing too.
  2. My son has already gained back the weight he lost without going gluten-free in less than a week. Other than that 1 pound he lost he has never lost weight before or had trouble gaining. He always has lots of energy, has one good nap a day and never seems tired. He's always very happy and in a good mood - unless I tell him no or take something away from him. Then he can throw a tantrum but they are very short lived. His poops look normal, no eczema, no mood symptoms period. So I'm very hesitant to eliminate gluten from his diet. He really likes bread, cereal and all that stuff. Plus I would hate to deny him things like birthday cake, playing with play dough and many other things if there is no reason for it. We go to see the pediatrician in a few weeks so I'm thinking I'll hold off for now until I talk to her.
  3. Hello all, I have celiac, so naturally I am concerned that my 19month old son might have it. At his 18month check-up the doctor noticed that his height to weight ratio has dropped. He is in the 50th% for height and about the 25th% for weight but I guess there is a curve for the ratio between the two and he dropped off it. So she thought it would be a good idea to test him for celiac since I have it. Well the test came back negative, but at his follow up appointment my son had lost a pound since the original appointment. He was sick for a good week and was barely eating anything. Also we went on a trip and he didn't eat well during that week either. So I attribute his weight loss to that and the fact that he runs around a lot more now. However the doctor thinks that going gluten free might help him gain weight. My son has no symptoms or signs of celiac and believe me I've been looking for them. Do you all think it would benefit him to go gluten-free? My concern is that I would like to test him again in the future and the results will not be accurate if he's not eating gluten. Thanks for reading and any advice will be greatly appreciated.
  4. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  5. I'm really curious to know what the chances are the my baby will have or develop Celiac. Does anyone know? I would also like to know how long do I have to wait before I can get my baby tested. I would like to keep him/her away from gluten for awhile just in case but then I would have to give them a steady diet of gluten to get them tested right?
  6. Pregnant And Constipated

    Hi Everyone, Thanks for your replies and advise. I may just have to try the recipe for cereal. Hopefully it's as good as you say it is. I don't really eat a lot of gluten-free alternatives to gluten foods. I never eat bread or cereal or anything, just pasta everyonce and a while. Since my "problem" started I've stopped taking my prenatal everyday (just every second day now). My family doctor and obstrician said that it was ok. Also, I make a point of eating at least 3 servings of fruit a day. Especially oranges and fruits with lots of vitamin C. It seems to be working although I'm not as regular as I was before I got pregnant.
  7. I'm about 8 weeks pregnant and I am constipated. From what I hear this is a common occurance during pregnancy. I have severe stomach cramps because of it that are very uncomfortable. I've been drinking a glass of prune juice a day which kind of helps but it tastes awful, I'm really sick of it, plus I'm still getting cramps. Is there anything else I can use to keep me regular - gluten free of course!! This is my 3rd post since I found out I was case you can't tell I need a lot of help!! Thanks so much to all of you for your help.
  8. Hello all, I'm 6 weeks pregnant and I want to try and prevent stretch marks. I've heard that coco butter is the best thing to use but so far the couple of creams I've looked at contain wheat. Does anyone know of a brand that does not? Does anyone know if Palmers brand is ok? I was told that is the best kind to use. If anyone knows of something else that is supposed to prevent stretch marks I could use that instead.
  9. Hello All, I was diagnosed with Celiac in March 07 and have been on the gluten-free diet ever since. I got married in August, and now I think I'm pregnant! We've kinda been trying (not doing anything to prevent it anyway) and my period is 6 days late. So yesterday my husband said I should take a home pregnancy test, and it came out positive! I didn't believe it at first so this morning I took another test and it was positive too. Anyway, I'm really excited but also really scared. There is so much that I don't know. Like is it true you can't dye your hair when you're prego? I was actually planning on dying it today . I'm worried about the hole celiac thing. I really don't want to harm my baby by eating something I'm not supposed to, and I really don't want to miscarry. So does anyone have any tips on having a healthy pregnancy? What am I not supposed to do (eg. eat sushi, change cat litter)? Sorry for the rambling post, I'm just all over the place right now
  10. My Husband Just Doesn't Understand

    Thanks for the helpfull tips. One great thing about this forum is that you know you are not the only one going through all this stuff and that really helps. I'm not sure if my hubby and roommate will go for some of these suggestions though. They are of the mind that since I'm the one with the problem I'm the one who should make all the changes and nothing has to change for them. I just need to find some way to get it through to them that they need to change some habits too (please keep all bread to the designated bread area!).
  11. My husband is really starting to piss me off. He just doesn't seem to understand how hard the gluten free diet is when he is basically working against me. He keeps making sandwiches all over the place and not wiping up after himself. He says since I'm the one with the problem I should just wipe down every surface before I use it. I've told him that the new glass cutting board I bought is supposed to be gluten free but everyday without fail there are bread crumbs on it. I've designated pots and pans and spoons and whatnot to be his for when he makes gluten containing food, but I catch him using my stuff all the time. I wish I could just ban gluten from the house but that would be selfish, especially since we live with a roommate (who also leaves bread crumbs all over the place). I don't know what I'm supposed to do anymore. I was glutened a few days ago and have been throwing up and feeling like s**t for the last 3 days and yesterday he freaks out on me for being sick. He says I should go to the doctor if I'm so sick but I try to tell him that I've been glutened and there is nothing a doctor can do for me. In his defense I can be pretty difficult to be around when I've been glutened. I know this post probably doesn't make much sense (I've got a major case of brain fog) but I just don't know what to do anymore. How do I get my husband and roommate to contain their gluten foods to one part of the counter?
  12. When you were orginally being tested for Celiac, what kinds of tests did they do? I have been reading about all these tests like a malabsorbtion test and a gene test and some others that I never did. All I had was an endoscopy and a blood test. Does anyone know what tests are necessary and what tests aren't?
  13. Hello all, I was diagnosed with Celiac in March 2007. I am doing my best with the gluten-free diet, but if it wasn't for this site I wouldn't know what do to. The doctor that diagnosed me didn't really give me any information on what Celiac was, he just told me I had it. The nutrionist I saw was very little help as she knew less than I did. What I would like to know is, am I supposed to go for testing once a year or something to see how I'm doing? I would really like to know how well I am following the diet and how much of the damage has healed. Any advice would be really helpful as my doctor kind of left me in the dark.
  14. Canadians?

    Hello all, I'm Canadian, born in Thunder Bay but moved to Edmonton a couple of years ago. I was diagnosed with Celiac in March 2007 and am still learning and finding out new things all the time. I would love to know of some "safe" restaurants in Edmonton as I tend to get lazy and like to go out to eat. I'm kinda shy and when I do go out to eat I don't tell my server of my special dietary needs, I just order something that should be safe. I know that's not a good practice but the service in this part of the country is really bad (all of you Albertans know what I'm talking about) so I doubt they will listen to what I have to say anyway. One place that I like to go to is Outback steakhouse, they have a gluten-free menu so I like to think the staff is knowledgeable. However, it's a bit pricey so not someplace I would go to regularly. Anyone know of any other restaurants I could try? Hey Barley Missing: I feel your pain as I used to be a huge beer drinker before I was diagnosed. I tried that gluten-free beer Le Messagere and I think it tastes like day old dog vomit. I just stick to wine and vodka now. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
  15. A couple days ago a friend of my roommates was over drinking some beers and I mentioned how I'm celiac and can't drink beer. He said he has a good friend how is also celiac and that he drinks Budweiser because it is made of rice. Now I'm pretty sure that it is not safe but apparently this guy gets pretty sick if he has any gluten but he can drink a case of it and not have any reactions. Am I getting my hopes up? Can we really drink Budweiser? PS. I'm in Canada, do they make the beer differently here than in the US? Julie