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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. Mom22 added a post in a topic I Joined   

      Good luck on either plan that you chose. It is more a personal choice of core plan vs. points plan. I'm not celiac, but my 2 children are, and I actually met a lady at WW who has celiac and she has utilized both plans with success. My personal choice has always been the points. I've been a life-time member for 1 1/2 years and lost 26 lbs. AND have kept it off.

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    2. Mom22 added a post in a topic Food-tek Products   

      You don't know what you are missing if you don't place an order. All the cakes, bread and cornbread are awesome! My kids love them and they are so quick and easy. I can't say enough good things about them. Actually saw them do a demo, by one of the owners, at a support group meeting and tasted first hand and have been hooked ever since.

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    3. Mom22 added a post in a topic Gillians French Rolls   

      I toast them and then put pizza sauce and mozarella cheese and pop it in the oven until the cheese melts. The kids love them. I haven't had much sucess with these rolls staying together unless they are toasted first, but they do taste good!
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    4. Mom22 added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Perkins Restaurant
      Going to be going there next week for dinner with friends and have not been to one in a couple of years. Has anyone had a good/bad experience? Any recommendations on their menu?
      Thanks in advance for any replies!

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    5. Mom22 added a post in a topic Is It Too Late For My Son To Grow?   

      Our son was 9 when he was diagnosed and was of average height at that time. In the past two years of being gluten-free, he has gained close to 20 pounds and grew 4 1/2 inches. Our daughter was diagnosed at 4, now age 6 and has grown 2 inches, but is still a little underweight, but is improving. I think it is the age. I'm sure your son will sprout up too!

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    6. Mom22 added a post in a topic Pumpkin Fluff Recipe & Very Easy   

      My kids love it and it is so simple to make!

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    7. Mom22 added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Pumpkin Fluff Recipe & Very Easy
      Pumpkin Fluff

      1 small box of sugar free instant vanilla pudding
      1 small can of pumpkin
      pumpkin pie spice or cinnamon to taste
      1 container of cool whip (about 2 cups)

      Mix the pudding mix with 2 cups cold milk as directed on box. Mix in the can of pumpkin & spices. Add cool whip and mix. Refrigerate.

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    8. Mom22 added a post in a topic Potato Chips   

      This is a great place to get chips as I live 15 minutes from their main plant. they often supply our local celiac support group with samples for our meetings. If you click on products, it will list the snacks that are gluten free. You can also order on line too.

      Try this:

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    9. Mom22 added a post in a topic Utz Potatoe Chips....   


      You can check the Utz website at
      If you click on the icon on the left "Utz Products" it will then come up with a listing you can click on for their gluten free products. I actually live 10 minutes from their huge plant. Their promotions coordinator's daughter was just recently diagnosed with celiac and at our last local celiac support group meeting, Utz sent 12 cases of gluten free chips and snacks for free! I highly support them and we buy alot of their chips.

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    10. Mom22 added a post in a topic Possible Accidentally Glutenized   

      Thanks for the replies. I guess I get a little overanxious at the first sign of any gastro problems with the kids. We just had his yearly appt. with Dr. Fasano and both our son and daughter's antibodies were negative, which confirmed we are doing the gluten free diet well. After 1 year of doing this, it was great to hear it is working. Our 10 year old gained 19 lbs and our 5 year old daughter 9 lbs in one year since going gluten free. It has been quite a year of learning on my husband and I's part.

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    11. Mom22 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Parents of Kids or Babies With Celiac Disease   

      Possible Accidentally Glutenized
      Our 10 year old has been gluten-free for one year. Last night he was having real trouble with diarrhea and had several trips to the bathroom and complained of an achy stomach. We know of 1 time that he accidentally had gluten 6 months ago and it took 2 days before he showed any reaction. Our son denies sneaking gluten or having something he knew he shouldn't eat. We are trying to figure out if this was just an isolated incident and was having GI symptoms without having gluten, or if he did actually have gluten should we retrack what he ate the past several days, or do most people have an immediate reaction or within the same day if gluten is accidentally ingested? Hope this makes and would love to hear any feedback.

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    12. Mom22 added a post in a topic Log Cabin   

      Thanks Kati! Guess where I'm going over my lunch hour today?? To buy syrup! My kids love pancakes and waffles. I can't be without syrup.

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    13. Mom22 added a post in a topic Log Cabin   

      Can someone please list what maple syrups are safe and gluten-free? I have been using the Log Cabin syrup for my kids for months thinking it was gluten-free based on the gluten-free listings. Ugghhhh. Both my kids just had their annual physical with their GI specialist and bloodwork was taken to check their antibodies, so I guess their #'s won't be low as expected. This is frustrating to say the least.

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    14. Mom22 added a post in a topic Hershey's Hugs   

      I actually live about 1 hour from Hershey, PA, so chocolate in our area is very abundant. I was advised by another mother that had children with celiac that Hershey Hugs were NOT gluten free.

      Hope this helps.

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    15. Mom22 added a post in a topic Snicker Bar Gf Or Not?   

      Snickers bars are gluten-free, however, the snickers poppables are not.

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