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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. Please Help?!?!

    I have a question about dairy and Celiacs. Can those with Celiacs tolerate it? If not, has anyone tried raw milk? It's not the same product as milk destined to be pasteurized (picture cows standing around in a small cramped area full of feces and not cared for vs. cows on lush green pastures that are treated as part of the family). It's even safer than pasteurized milk, no thanks to the biased studies and bad rap from industrialized dairy. Anyway, I thought I throw that out there since many people who can't tolerate dairy can tolerate raw dairy (though it should be called real dairy).
  2. Please Help?!?!

    Thanks for adding that Rachel. It's a refreshing response from the ones I normally get (i.e., MSG is a great flavor enhancer and it's totally safe...). ps. I think it was you who lead me to the MSG connection. Thanks!
  3. Hi everyone. I haven't posted here in about 7 months, since I discovered that hidden MSG was the main source of my problems. I forget who it was here that mentioned it, but I couldn't be more thankful. So here's the deal. Currently, MSG holds a status of GRAS (generally recognized as safe) by the FDA. This puts it in the category of salt and pepper. Right now we have the opportunity to be heard by the FDA, but unless they receive enough comments on the petition, they will not even consider it. There is a citizen's petition at:, which I urge anyone to at least read. Click on the document by John Edward Erb - Citizen Petition. Then you can review the pdf document and (I hope) click on the comment balloon and enter your comments to support that the GRAS status be removed from MSG. I really do hope you'll help. Getting the word out to your friends and family would be helpful too.
  4. Rachel, I just found this thread and I'm wondering if you ever found a solution to the thyroid medication issue? Were you able to get it compounded without corn and gluten? I'm in the process of grasping at straws for a solution to my migraines. They seem to be worse since I started taking Synthroid about 2 years ago (it could also be my imagination as I don't remember a time when I didn't have migraines). Also, just curious, did you eliminate corn and did that help your symptoms? I didn't read the entire thread so my apologies if this is redundant.
  5. Thanks so much for the feedback. It's encouraging to see such positive results. I'm definitely on board with going 100%, but when I saw there was gluten in ice cream I about had a fit . Sounds like it's worth it to limit dairy and sugar as well. Thanks again!
  6. I agree that finding a new doctor may be in order. If you are questioning things you want to discuss with her, then that's a pretty good indication. I no longer expect doctors to have all the answers, but I do expect them to listen and to take me seriously.
  7. I've tried a lot of meds for the migraines, but not Elavil. I found that I can't tolerate the side effects of them so I stopped. I will say, however, that had they been effective, I likely would have stuck with it. Is it working for you and have you been on it long enough to adjust to the side effects? Maybe there is a similar drug that might not affect you as badly. I've gotten to the point where most of the time I just suffer. I can't take most abortives because of a heart condition, and the one I can take is addictive and will cause wicked rebounds. I usually save that for when I just can't take it anymore. I hope you find an answer soon. I'm trying not to get my hopes up too much about a gluten free diet, because after this, I don't know what to try.
  8. Wuhoo!!!!!!! That's really great to hear. It's beyond me why not one of the zillion doctors I've seen have ever mentioned this.
  9. Thanks for the response, it was very encouraging. I've been looking at other posts and I see some references to migraine relief with this diet. I'm totally psyched! Someone mentioned a hung-over feeling after eating wheat... and I've had that feeling but never associated the two. The gluten-free diet will be hard, but if I start feeling better, it'll be worth it.
  10. Hi all. I'm hoping you'll share your insights with me. I don't have concerns that I have celiacs, but I was thinking about giving a gluten free diet a try. My main complaint is migraines and chronic daily headaches. I know that going gluten free will be a challenge, but I've tried everything else and am desperate. I do have abdominal pain, fatigue, and a consistent blah feeling, but generally not any other symptoms of celiac. One of the reasons I'm targeting gluten is that I can't take vitamins without getting a severe migraine, and I know that gluten is in most vitamins. I'm also zeroing in on certain breads/pizza as possible triggers. Think it's worth a shot? Also, I have a stupid question(s) (I know, no stupid questions, only stupid people ;0). Are whole cut oats considered gluten free? And I see that whey protein is in yogurt. That's bad, right? Oy this is hard and I haven't really started yet. What other ingredients might include gluten? What do you all eat if you can't have bread, dairy, and soy? I don't think dairy and soy are a problem for me, but I'll have to test that out too. I found a website where I can order gluten free food and vitamins, so that should help. Thanks!