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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. Hello all, I thought I would post this since the owner said business is not doing well. Life Smart Foods is located in Utica, Michigan off of Hall Road (exact address below). They have an amazing selection of gluten-free foods. Two entire grocery aisles on both sides plus an entire row of freezer space filled with gluten-free foods. It's really an amazing selection. The deli also has two gluten-free soups per day with a gluten-free ready to eat desert case filled with gluten-free goodies. There are also gluten-free deli meats ready to slice. Check it out! Life Smart Foods 45200 Northpointe Boulevard Utica, MI 48315 (located next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
  2. A new restaurant just opened in Sterling Heights, MI on Mound Road between 16 and 17 that has 100% gluten-free menu!
  3. Hello, I have a friend who is going to begin the gluten free diet for her children. She lives in the downtown Chicago area and I was wondering if anyone has any references for places to shop and restaurants to dine at in Chicago? Thanks so much. I can be emailed directly at
  4. Hello, I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good pediatric GI near Kalamazoo or Battle Creek? Thanks so much.
  5. New Orleans

    Hello, I am traveling to New Orleans the last weekend in March. I eat dairy free too. I haven't read a lot of positive info regarding New Orleans restaurants and accommodating the gluten-free diet. Any suggestions would be appreciated! Thanks so much.
  6. Great Restaurant In Naples, Fl

    You're welcome! We ate at another good restaurant in Naples also. They have a very extensive gluten-free menu with homemade gluten-free pasta that they make on the premises. After eating there I had some concerns about cross contamination issues as one of my daughters (three of us have celiac) had a reaction. But, here is the info in case you want to give it a try: Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar Mission Square Plaza - 1585 Pine Ridge Road #5 - Naples FL 34109 - Telephone: 239-592-0050 - Fax: 239-592-0094
  7. Hello. We just returned from a trip to Florida. I came across some great places in Naples, Marco Island and Key Largo and wanted to share. FOOD & THOUGHT 2132 Tamiami Trail North The Gateway of Naples Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 213-2222 Fax: (239) 649-0609 RESTAURANT HOURS Monday through Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm (100% organic restaurant and market. A lot of gluten-free food choices on the menu and bunches of gluten-free products in the market) Noodles Italian Cafe and Sushi Bar Mission Square Plaza - 1585 Pine Ridge Road #5 - Naples FL 34109 - Telephone: 239-592-0050 - Fax: 239-592-0094 (They have a gluten-free menu with HOMEMADE (from scratch people!) gluten-free pasta!) Summer Day Market and Cafe 1069 N Collier Blvd # 215 Marco Island, FL 34145 (239) 394-8361 (a health food store with tons of gluten-free products) Betty's Health Foods 103200 Overseas Hwy # 8 Key Largo, FL 33037 (305) 451-4877 (a lot of gluten-free products) There is also a Wild Oats (owned by Whole Foods) in Naples that has a lot of gluten-free food. We had a fabulous gluten-free trip!!
  8. Hello. We stumbled upon this AMAZING restaurant in Naples, Florida last week while on vacation. It is called Food and Thought. Everything on their menu is organic and most of their dishes are gluten free. They even had two gluten free soups...I can never order soup in a restaurant. It is a counter service, casual place. The food was fantastic. The restaurant is located inside their little organic market. Everything in the market is organic as well and they had a lot of great gluten-free foods there too. I would highly recommend this place. The website is and they are located at: FOOD & THOUGHT 2132 Tamiami Trail North The Gateway of Naples Naples, FL 34102 Phone: (239) 213-2222 Fax: (239) 649-0609 RESTAURANT HOURS Monday through Saturday: 9:00 am to 7:30 pm
  9. Can anyone recommend a link to a listing of gluten-free food suggestions that are mainstream (those that can be found in an everday grocery store)? Thanks so much.
  10. Bless you for your expedient reply! Thank you so very, very much.
  11. Hello. I am a coordinator for a support group for Celiac disease in the southeast Michigan area. I was contacted by a very concerned parent in the Jackson, MI area who is very much in need of some help finding area stores to purchase gluten-free food. Jackson is very far from where I live and I am unfamiliar with the area. If anyone can help, please e-mail me directly at Thank you so much!
  12. It was in regards to autism...but it was mentioned more than once and it was amazing to hear Gluten Free mentioned on Oprah. It was also touched upon how Dr's need to listen to Mother's more and display more respect to parents and their gut instincts. This also is relevant to those of us with Celiac and parents of Celiac children.
  13. Athens, Georgia

    Hello. I am traveling to Athens, Georgia in November. If anyone is familiar with the area and can suggest gluten-free options I would be very appreciative. Thanks so much!
  14. Marco Island, Florida

    Hello. Has anyone been to Marco Island and had success with gluten-free options?
  15. Hope to see a lot of smiling faces this Saturday, September 8th!