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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. Hi, My daughter, 7 years old, had constant headaches (at least 2 a day) dizziness, stuffiness and frequent colds (8 last year) and ear infections. I talked to a nutritionist who was awesome! She is the only one who has been able to help. Her name is Kelly Dorfman and she is located in the Washington DC area. (do a google search to get her phone number) She does phone consultations. She advised me to get my daughter tested for food allergies through York Nutritional labs. (This is an easy do it yourself test). The test concluded that my daughter was allergic to about 12 different common foods! Althought it was difficult, I eliminated these foods and improvement has been great. No more headaches etc! Also she had been on lots of antibiotics for ear infections (about 60 days worth) and the nutritionist told me to give her probiotics (Primal Defense ) and enzyme supplements to aid in digestion (Houstonii Zyme Prime and Peptizide...find their site on the web). She was also tested through Enterolab and it showed she had some malabsorption (340 was the score) and some trouble w/ gluten. However, she does not carry either of the 2 main genes for celiac disease. Anyways, I am sympathetic towards you and your daughter's health. The nutritionist has been a great help after seeing about 7 different kinds of doctors who were NO help. The supplements I mentioned have also helped my daughter gain some much needed weight because they help her to absorb her food better. If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer. Hope this helps>
  2. Yes, I had great results w/ York. Numerous doctors could not figure out what was making my children sick. A nutritionist told me to get them tested for food allergies through York. I found out they were allergic to about 6 very common foods that they had been eating almost everyday (eggs, wheat, dairy, corn, gluten) Results: no more sickness once we give up the offending foods. I highly recommend them because regular allergy doctors do not usually test your blood for IgG reactions like York. They just do scratch tests on your skin. The people who work at York are very helpful if you have questions. Test results take about 3- 4 weeks because the sample is sent to England. Best wishes
  3. Hi, Due to numerous ear infections, stuffy nose, headaches and dizziness our nutritionist recommended the York Allergy test for my daughter. It was very easy to do at home and the results came in about 3 weeks. Unfortunately, my daughter showed reactions to everything from gluten, milk, corn, eggs, and wheat to oranges and cashews. I have eliminated most from her diet and she is SOOOOOOOO much better. She used to have a headache no more headaches or stuffiness. She still gets occasional (sp?) dizziness but I would definietly recommend the lab/test. It is a highly ranked lab because their results are reliable unlike other labs. (samples of the same blood yielded similar test results). It has been the best thing I have done for my daughter. She had been to 3 allergists and did not react to the food "skin prick tests" so nobody thought that she had food allergies. If you have any questions please contact me via this site. Becky
  4. My daughter was tested through Enterolab and it showed that she did not have the 2 main genes necessary for celiac's disease but that she showed gluten sensitivity through some other genes (HLA-DQ 1, 3). Question: If you do not have either of the 2 main genes that almost ALL people w/ celiac's Disease have than is it still possible to get Celiac's ???? Kimball Labs which tests DNA says that if you do not have the two main genes for Celiac's than you do not/can not get it. (Info on their web site and you can call them) The Gastro doctor says that this is not the case and that you could still have it even if you do not have the genes. Is this, in fact, the difference between celiac's vs. gluten sensitivity??? Although both can do damage if you do not have the 2 main genes for Celiac's disease than you have the possible chance of healing your gut and later becoming less reactive to gluten and possibly reintroducing it into your diet like you do w/ other foods that cause allergies? I am confused about all of this conflicting info. Although my daughter does not have the 2 main genes for Celiac's she did show some malabsorption and scored both 10 for the fecal antigliadin IgA and Fecal antitissue transglutaminase IgA. The note from the lab said that she has dietary gluten sensitivity and an increased amont of fat in stool (score 339 w/ under 300 normal range). I e-mailed Enterolab these questions and did not receive a reply. Any info to enlighten me would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, p.s. She is currently on a gluten free diet Becky