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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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    Hello I found a good site that answers just the questions you wonder about, Del. Look at If that long address doesn't work, look on Google, putting Steve Carper in the search box. The first possibility that comes up is the one you want. The site is very informative about problems with dairy. For instance I learned that butter has hardly any lactose in it! Worth a look... Isabella
  2. Hello. I'm fairly newly diagnosed with full blown celiac disease. More than twenty years ago I found that wheat was not agreeing with me and made me ill so I asked the doctor for tests. They did a biopsy which turned out negative so I was assured I could stop worrying about celiac disease - I didn't have it and never would need to worry about it...I was made to feel like a hypochondriac in fact. Because of the attitude, I decided not to bother the doc with this problem any more and to handle it myself. I avoided gluten for a long time and felt a lot better for it. But I hadn't been diagnosed with celiac disease so I started cheating once in a while - I didn't really have the disease so why not - it made my social life so much easier if I could have wheat occasionally. And so it went on - I enjoyed the bread, cakes etc and started eating more and more - not every day but two or three times a week. Then the diarrheoa started last December. I had to get help in the end. A blood test showed positive for celiac disease and then I had the biopsy which was positive too. I was right so many years ago and they were wrong - my doctor admits this. I have been completely gluten free now for 3 months and I still have the symptoms - can't seem to get rid of the 'D' no matter what I do. My intestine has been so badly damaged that it is going to take a long time before it heals - if it ever does! So Judithg - do something about it now - before it is too late.... All the best to you...Isabellamac
  3. Hi gfmelissa. I too found that I was allergic to water - probably the chlorine in it as I get the same type of reaction if I go swimming in pools with too much chlorine. I use a Brita water filter. It isn't really a cheap option because the filters that have to be renewed every month are expensive - but needs must. I can't drink tap water anyway, without terrible headaches and sore red eyes. The Brita makes all the difference. I'm really not sure if it is connected with the celiac condition but the problem seemed to start about the same time as the celiac symptoms did 25 years ago (and I was diagnosed only 8 weeks ago!) All the best to you - Isabellamac