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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 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. sedunk added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Gluten Free In Philly
      Does anyone know of a great place to eat in Philly. I am headed there in two weeks and want to have a fantastic time. I love fine dining and dancing, classy and hip! Any suggested would be appreciated .

      If there are any gluten free Italian Restaurants I would be in Heaven!

      Headed for Philly

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    2. sedunk added a topic in Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut Issues   

      Gluten Free Fiber, Cleanse?

      Does anyone know of gluten free stool softener, cleanses, fiber , or laxatives. I have been taking iron supplements. Need I say more! I need something that will not be drastic, as I teach full time.

      Many thanks
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    3. sedunk added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

      Balance Point
      For any of you in NH...

      I would highly suggest a visit to Balance Point in Milford, NH.

      I spent about two hours with Christine (The Holistic Doc)
      to discuss my current food allergies. She is amazing. I think she would also be awesome for children! She works only with folks that suffer from food allergies and celiac disease. She suggested several supplements and I feel better already!

      She actually listened to me, unlike my current PCP, the allergy department, dermatology, the ear, noses and throat specialist...

      Visit her website for more information!


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    4. sedunk added a post in a topic 504   

      How exciting! You will be fine! IEP and 504's are tricky stuff. Depending on what your IEP states you should be covered. I would suggest reading it over before your next meeting. You can always add things to an IEP at any point if you are not happy with what is happening. An IEP is usually much more specific than a 504. I would make sure that your IEP states that you child has extra time to complete all assignments (This is very important if she is absent from school due to doctor visits.), bathroom visits and nurse visits as needed. You may also want to include snacks as needed. This may be done in the classroom or the nurse's office depending on the teacher.

      I am a sixth grade teacher and have a minor in special ed.
      Feel free to e-mail me at my home account if you have questions this school
      year -

      Good Luck and Happy First Day!

      Ms. D
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    5. sedunk added a post in a topic Kindergardener Using Her Celiac To Get Out Of Do I Deal With This?   


      I am a sixth grade teacher and I will tell you that it doesn't get easier with age. I have had both ends of the spectrum. From students crying wolf, to students who refuse to see the nurse when they really need to.

      I would suggest a reward system or sticker chart for good behavior. If she doesn't cry wolf I may offer a special
      snack or free time. I would also explain how serious it is to pretend to be sick.

      Good luck
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    6. sedunk added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Herbatint Hair Color
      It is just me again! I am still on a quest for organic, gluten-free, hair dye!

      Have any of you folks used Herbatint to cover grey hair. I contacted the company and they told me it was gluten-free.

      I will not grow old gracefully!

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    7. sedunk added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

      Balance Point, Milford, Nh
      Has anyone out there ever been to Balance Point in Milford, NH? It is a clinic that deals with food allergies and celiac issues. I have an appointment this week. It sounds great! Wish me luck!
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    8. sedunk added a post in a topic Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye   

      You are so funny. I am 33 and teach 6th grade. The white streak may be a bit too dramatic, hehehe.
      I will post more information if I find it.

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    9. sedunk added a post in a topic Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye   

      Oh no! Thank you for the heads up! I have really long hair and that would be bad if it broke off! I just don't know what I am going to do!
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    10. sedunk added a topic in Celiac Disease - Doctors   

      Balance Point

      Has anyone been to Balance Point in Milford, NH. The clinic specializes in food allergies and celiac's disease.
      I am willing to try anything at this point. My PCP told me I was tired because I must be depressed. (I am very Happy other than not feeling well.) She wanted to put me on depression medication and sleeping pills.

      Please let me know about your experience at Balance Point. I have high hopes.

      Many thanks

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    11. sedunk added a post in a topic Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye   


      There is a Sallys about an hour away from here. I will have to check it out. I just found out that Henna is also gluten-free. I have never used it, but am willing to try anything at this point. IS Whole Foods then name of a Store or Product Line?

      Thank you so much

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    12. sedunk added a post in a topic Professional Hair Color   


      Look up the morrocco method on the net. They specialize in gluten-free and organic hair care products and henna dye.
      I am not sure if there are any salons in your area
      Good luck.

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    13. sedunk added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Organic gluten-free Black Hair Dye

      Does anyone know of an organic gluten-free hair dye for black hair. My allergist thinks I may be allergic to the black dye that I am using on my hair I have really black hair and a very large white streak! Since I am toooooooo young for white hair I dye the roots about every 2 1/2 to 3 weeks. I am Italian and my hair grows so fast.


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    14. sedunk added a post in a topic Thats It I Fired My Dr!   


      I am about to fire my PCP. I met with her last week. She told me that she thinks I am depressed and not sleeping enough. That is why I feel tired. I feel tired because I am anemic! She wanted to put me on depression medication and sleeping pills. I told her I don't like taking medication, especially ones I don't need. Then she told me I have an anxiety disorder about taking meds. Did I mention I have had really bad reactions to some meds!

      Where do you live. I just did an internet search found a holistic doctor in Milford NH. She and her husband specialize in food allergies and celiac. Their practice is called Balance Point.

      I went to see a nutritionist on Friday. She gave me Pioneer Vitamins, they are Gluten Free.

      I am also going to be taking a new supplement called OPC3. My friend is a member of a company called market america, there supplements are supposed to be gluten-free as well.

      Good luck. Let me know if you know any good PCP's in NH. I am in desperate need on a new one!

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    15. sedunk added a post in a topic Doctors At Dartmouth (dhmc)   


      I just saw your new post. I would love any information you are willing to provide. I would be very emotional as well. You have every reason to be angry and upset. I completely understand.

      I haven't been all that happy with anyone I have seen at any of the hospitals in the upper valley.
      I had one doctor that thought it was all in my head. I have a new doctor that thinks I am depressed and wants to give me depression medication and sleeping pills. I asked if that was so I could sleep through my itching!

      I have been dealing with this for a long time and really had major problems for the past 4 years. My doctor did a blood test after I had made myself gluten-free for three weeks. You know what happened next, a negative report!
      I have had it.

      I did find a nutritionist that I really like her name is Gita Patel, she has her own office in Etna. She is really not associated with any of the hospitals.

      She told me about a blood test that will actually test you for all different kinds of foods. If you want to I would be more than happy to e-mail you the name of the test. I have all the information in my car.

      My e-mail is

      I really appreciate all your information.

      I am really thinking about going to another holistic doctor as well.


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