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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Yes, thanks for posting this site. I have several site in my area. It will help my food budget a great deal. Thanks! Angie
  3. GFinDC: I was so relieved to read your post to Ben. I am struggling so badly with my gluten-free diet that I am at a loss. It never realized how important the B-12 sublingual liquid is as I do have that at home and just don't take it. I also have tried to go DF, soy but I know I also need to cut out wine. I almost feel like all of my pleasures in life are gone if I can't at least enjoy a glass of wine. Judging from what you said and what I know I have to cut out wine, similar to the candidia diet. It is just a hard pill to swallow. I will be looking for support with this venture if you don't mind. Great post! Angie quote name='GFinDC' date='Feb 24 2009, 10:04 AM' post='513175'] Hi again Ben, One affect of celiac disease is malabsorbtion. When your intestines get inflamed and irritated they can't absorb nutrients properly. So celiacs can have low vitamin levels because of the malabsorbtion. The sublingual liquid B-12 is sometimes recommended because it can absorbed in the mouth, and avoid the malabsorbtion in the intestines. I was told by my doc to take extra vitamin D also, as my levels were low for that one. Rice and beef sounds ok. I keep telling people to try quinoa because it has better nutrition than rice. Some pro-biotics do have milk in them, just something to watch out for if you are lactose intolerant or casein intolerant. Healing happens at different speeds for different folks. A simple diet of home cooked food is a good way to go to speed the healing. But there is no way to know how fast it will happen for you as it depends on many things. I feel like I reached a more stable, better state after about a year of gluten-free. Although there were plenty of mistakes along the way in learning to avoid gluten. I also learned that I can't drink wine, either due to the yeast or sulfites, not sure which. I avoid soy because I think it is plain bad for people. And although I don't have a big GI reaction to dairy now IF I take a lactaid, I can't sleep well if I eat much of it. I also avoid most salt for blood pressure reasons, and use black pepper more in my food. Other people may learn they have reactions to corn, or soy, taters (nightshades), nuts eggs, etc. as well as the gluten. It can take a while as you are progressing to identify these other food issues. You may not be able to identify them (if you even have any) until you are somewhat healed up. It can be hard to tell what is causing a problem when there are more than one problem foods in the mix. But starting out simple and slowly adding new foods is a good way to go. Just be sure and verify everything you eat or drink while you are adding to your diet. Have you verified your meds are gluten-free? It only takes one little thing with gluten in it to slow down the healing process. Good health to you Ben!
  4. Lost

    I have been gluten free for about 1 year now and I still don't feel that great. I read the post's on here daily and read of people who feel great after days of being gluten-free. I am so lost....why don't I feel better? I have also tried to go DF. I struggle with that a bit more as dairy seems to be in more foods than wheat! . Can anyone offer some support. Angie
  5. Cathy, Don't feel bad I am in the same boat as you. It is a uphill battle and at times I get mad that I have this. I get depressed and feel alone, however, I read the posts on this site and it helps me to feel better and to understand that I am not alone. I make mistakes in my diet and others do to. I also feel as if there is still something missing and corn is what I thought too. Really, if I eat a meat and veggie diet I feel great but I have trouble staying on that type of diet. When do you feel your best? Angie
  6. Very true. Most people don't understand how serious this is and how sick we can get. I am struggling with that now regarding my employer. They just say well if you are allergic to it don't eat it....well true enough but sometimes we don't know we are eating it.
  7. Just Ditched The Gfd

    Laurie: I agree with you. When I found out I had a gluten sensitive system I tried different foods and hated them. I think it was because I didn't want to be gluten sensitive. Now, I have accepted it and love the foods that are offered. Much like you I prefer them over regular foods.
  8. Hi: I am new to the site and I was wondering if anyone has heard of "stool testing" to determine if you care celiac or gluten/wheat sensative? I testing positive for a sensativity. Just wondering how common this is. Thanks,