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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. I am having a very hard time finding a toothpaste that is soy free. It doesn't affect me too badly, not the same as say eating something with soy lecithin in it, but it does provide some discomfort compared to if I just brush my teeth with water, which I honestly hate doing, because my mouth doesn't feel as clean . Is there such a thing as a soy free toothpaste or should I just make one at home? I would really appreciate any answers or advice. Thank you very much .
  2. Cigarettes

    They're the one thing I haven't given up since going gluten free. In fact, I started smoking again a couple of weeks after I figured out I was supposed to be gluten free . I'm just wondering, because its been a year now, and I'm still having problems. Does anyone know if they're gluten free?
  3. Hair Dye

    I was just wondering what ya'll's thoughts were on going to salons to get your hair colored and cut. I haven't been to a salon in like three years. I just do my hair at home or go to one of those $5 dollar cutting places, but I've lost a bunch of weight recently and I'd kind of like a completely new hairstyle. Does anyone here go to salons like Penny's or places like that? Thanks in advance.
  4. Hair Dye

    Thank ya'll so much for the suggestions. I really appreciate it. I'm definitely going to go look at the hair dye soon .
  5. I tried having some chocolate milk about three months after I got my results from Enterolab and it was not fun:ph34r:. I was sick for two days afterwards: headache, stiff neck, and stomach issues. I might have tried too soon, but I don't think I'll be trying any again for a long long time. I'm sorry I don't have any suggestions for the yogurt. I'm on the Paleo diet right now, so all I eat is meat, fruits, and veggies. RiceGuy's yogurt recipe sounds pretty good though.
  6. I haven't dyed my hair in about two years, but was thinking about adding some highlights. Does anyone know of any gluten free blonde hair dye? Thank you.
  7. Traveling

    Thank ya'll for the advice. I'll definitely be taking my own food.
  8. Depression and axiety were a huge problem for me before. My anxiety was so bad at one point I could barely leave the house. Riight before I was diagnosed, the depression had gotten so bad that I didn't want to live. Since I've been gluten free, its cleared up a lot. I still have my down days and anxiety sometimes, but not nearly as bad as it used to be. I hope you start to feel better soon.
  9. May Is National Celiac Awareness Month

    Thanks for posting it, DD. Its good info to have.
  10. Traveling

    I'm going out of town in about three weeks to visit my grandmother. I'll be there for five days. The only problem is that my aunt, who I'll be staying with, isn't the most supportive person in this situation. She basically thinks that because I won't go out to eat and I quit my job at Pizza Hut that I'm being too careful about it. I'm kind of worried about the possibility of getting CC'd while I'm there. Does anyone have any ideas how I could aviod getting CC'd while out of town? I'd really rather not spend the whole time sick .
  11. Cross Contamination

    Thank you all for the replies. I really appreciate it. All I ever use is non-stick pans, and even though they're only about eight months old, they have scratches. Are there pans that stuff won't stick to easily? I also use the fan on the overhang every time I cook. As for the spatulas, olive oil, spices, and cutting boards, I have my own except for spices, because I don't use them. I also have gluten free shampoos, conditioners, and lotions. I use the gluten-free Savonnerrie stuff and it works pretty well. I think I will start an elimination diet. That sounds like a good idea:). This is probably a stupid question, but when you share a house with someone who isn't gluten free, should you clean every day? I was cleaning like 2 times a day for a while, but after school started in January, I started getting lazy about cleaning:ph34r:. Like, instead of putting my dishes in the dishwasher right after using them or cleaning the counters every day, sometimes the dishes will stay in the sink until the following day or I won't get around to cleaning the counters until the next day. I know that I should probably know all of this stuff already, because I've been gluten free since last July, but sometimes I still don't know for sure about everything.
  12. Cross Contamination

    I do live in a non-gluten-free house, but my aunt and mom don't eat any of my stuff. The only thing in the kitchen that we all use is the silverware. I usually cook squash and zucchini with olive oil, beef with mushrooms, onions, and celery, or chicken with mushrooms. I also cook fish in olive oil.
  13. I have my own pots and pans, cooking utensils, bowls, and sponges, yet every time I cook anything I get sick. I noticed this because I go on fruit and vegetable fasts about twice a week and I feel fine when I do those as far as stomach issues and brain fog is concerned. However, as soon as I eat anything I cook, I get what feels like a mild glutening. I get brain fog and I get bloated and gassy. I also usually only eat what I cook in the morning and spend the rest of the day eating fruit and start to feel better. I know that this can't be healthy, though. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  14. Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion works pretty well.
  15. Gelatin is supposed to help your nails get stronger and grow faster.