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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

Sharon Marie

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  • Gender Female
  • Interests I love to cook. I also enjoy photography and photo editing. I thrill at all time spent with family !
  • Location Owatonna Minnesota
  1. Was diagnosed Nov 31, 20007

  2. Just Wondering Who's From Minnesota

    Hi I am from the little town of Blooming Prairie, Mn. One great thing about this forum is that it makes one realize they are not alone with any of their strange symptoms. I appreciate you all!
  3. How Do You Respond To Things Like This?

    Thank you so much for the recipes I can't wait to try them! Lo carb and gluton free! Exactly what I need! !
  4. Grain Free Diet

    I am thinking I have become intolerant to all grains. All the nutrition sites say that grain is an important part of our dietary intake. Thank you for your input. I need all the advice I can get on this topic.
  5. I would like to know more about the idea of a grain free diet. Are grains really necessary for our bodies?
  6. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  7. Here is a good post on cross contamination, I hope it is helpful. Cross-contamination is when gluten-free food comes into contact with food that does contain gluten. Unfortunately, there are many ways for cross-contamination to happen in homes and restaurants. Here are a few safety tips to help prevent gluten accidents:
  8. Cross Contamination

    It took me a year to realize all my kitchen spices were of course contaminated! I was never afraid to use the same measuring spoon or cup's to measure out multiple ingredients before I knew I was Celiac! So the odds were they were all contaminated! So out they went! Kitchen mixers and toasters need to be replaced. All plastic containers or utensils that held glutened foods should be discarded. Pots and pans with scratches are not safe! I stay with all glass dishes and drinking vessels. It is overwhelming at first but it does get easier. I was told to clean my kitchen of all gluten. That means all cabinets and cupboards and drawers. The linings etc. It did take me a while to realize how flours and grains sift and land everywhere. It is worthwhile and will make a difference in your life. From the physical and the mental and emotional aspects of your life. You can do it! Hang in there! Sharon Marie
  9. Gluten Free Menu

    My dream is for someone to figure out a clear and well balanced satisfying Daily Gluten Free menu. Even if only for a week. One that covers the food groups and yet keeps the calories within reason. Is that possible? Especially if one seems to be sensitive to milk products and maybe potatos.
  10. Any One Over 60 Living With Celiac

    Must we wear gloves when we go out in public? Live in a bubble maybe? I am sorry for sounding so negative. We can't expect everyone we come in contact with to be gluten free.... I also have fybromylgea and arthritis and horrible leg and foot cramps. And depression caused by feeling so alone with this condition. I feel like people think I am paranoid about it all. Thanks JoAnn for responding. Good Luck to you also
  11. Any One Over 60 Living With Celiac

    I am 67 years of age and was diagnosed last November. So its been 1 year. I started out confident I could follow the diet and that it would be a snap for me since I never did like breads or starchy foods. What a shock I was in for! My biggest obstacle is the one of cross contamination. I still haven't learned just how far I have to go. I do hope someone can give me some guidelines or advice on cross contamination.
  12. I also don't react. Except I do think gluten makes my arms and legs ache unbearably. It is very dangerous to not react as it gives us hope that it was all a mistake and we might not have celiac at all! My brain goes that way very often. Then I have to remind myself that I would not have been severely anemic and had totally flattened villi if I were not celiac. My tests were 100% positive. I know that by glutening myself I can do serious damage to my entire body. Just keep the faith and stick with the diet. Not as easy as it sounds! SharonMarie
  13. I completed the full 30 days too Tom. Nothing different or unusual that I noticed. But then who knows whats hidden. I must say I am happy to be done with it. Now I plan to go on a herb free diet and see if my body has healed enough for me to digest the nutrients it needs. SharonMarie