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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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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    • Interests Gardening, flowers, prayer, doing things with my husband and friends. I'm really interested in learning as much as I can so I can help people that ask me questions regarding gluten intolerance and lactose intolerance. I like meeting new people also.

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    1. BamBam added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Almond Rice Flour
      Rachel, in Polson Montana is the creator of an almond rice flour that actually has protein and some nourishment to it. She has a business called the Gluten Free Mama - in Polson Montana. She has also created a cookbook to use this flour with 100 recipes. I bought the flour last summer and then got the cook book and honestly, I will not go back to any other rice or bean flour mixture. In the cookbook I have made an awesome sour cream chocolate cake, I have made delightful buttermilk bread, oatmeal cookies, honey sandwich bread and a potato bread. All have turned out with a good texture and a good flavor, something that you can make a sandwich with and it doesn't all fall apart. It is good toasted with peanut butter also. You can buy the flour in a 4 pd bag for approximatly $13.00, I've seen different prices at a couple stores. I have not bought any expensive mixes since I have found this flour. Yes, it is expensive, but you get products that are moist, delicious and full of flavor. For my birthday, my husband wanted to bake me a red velvet cake, I sent her the recipe and she converted it to fit the almond rice flour, and I must tell you, that was the best cake I have ever eaten since being gluten free! She may be able to convert some of your favorite cake or dessert recipes also. I use this flour for everything.

      Her e-mail is the following:
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    2. BamBam added a topic in Gab/Chat Room - To Discuss Anything BUT Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet   

      Attention Tarnalberry
      A year or two ago you recommended the Rainbow Lite Calcium pills, and I just wanted to let you know the calcium and vitamin D are working, I scored better on my bone density test this year, I am still in the range of osteopenia, but it is getting better! I also bought a tread mill and I usually walk a mile every day now, so that helps too!

      Thanks again

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    3. BamBam added a topic in Gluten-Free Diet & Weight Issues   

      Gluten And Dairy Free Protein Shake/weight Loss Shake
      I was at my local health food store looking at protein shakes, and they all have some sort of dairy/whey in them.

      Do you know of any that are gluten free and DAIRY free?

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    4. BamBam added a topic in Gab/Chat Room - To Discuss Anything BUT Celiac Disease / Gluten-Free Diet   

      Cows Do Not Eat Wheat
      My uncle's cows got into a wheat field last year, ate wheat and they bloated up and some of them died. I asked my husband why that would happen, and his response is wheat is not fed to many farm animals, it is too hot for their digestive systems, meaning if they eat too much of it, it heats up their insides and can die.

      A cow weighs anywhere from 500-1500 pounds. If an animal that big cannot digest wheat properly, then no wonder our small bodies can have problems with it.

      This is kinda a weird topic, but I found it interesting.
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    5. BamBam added a post in a topic Dairy Queen   

      Coose menus/nutrition

      Choose nutrition/allergen

      Choose Allergen brochure for Treats & FOOD

      There it is. It is pretty small, so I printed it out. Obviously the crispy chicken salad has gluten, but the grilled chicken salad is gluten free.
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    6. BamBam added a post in a topic Dairy Queen   

      I looked at Dairy before I listed my message and under the nutritional information I did find it listed as gluten free. I never post information before checking! Your list only lists desserts. There hamburgers (without the bun of course) are gluten free also.

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    7. BamBam added a post in a topic Breads By Anna   

      This is one of the better bread mixes that I have found. Make sure you pick the one that is dairy free though as they make several different kinds. Each kind is in a different colored bag. My husband didn't realize it and he picked up the one with dairy. He is gluten free but not dairy free, so at least he can eat it.

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    8. BamBam added a topic in Gluten-Free Restaurants   

      Dairy Queen
      I was so happy when my husband found this last week. It is a wonderful salad. They make them fresh when ordered (at least at my DQ they do). I asked about gluten contamination and the salads are made in a completely different area. I ordered the salad today and there was so much good stuff on it, I had a hard time eating it all! It was sooooo good. They also have gluten free 1000 Island Dressing. The best part for me, is the fact that they make them as they are ordered, so I can order mine with no cheese!

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    9. BamBam added a post in a topic Request #3   

      Thank you so much for the quick responses. Rebecca will be back to work on Monday and I will have some good information for her.

      Good to hear from you Canadian Karen - you're one of the oldies but goodies!! I miss hearing from some of the old timers!

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    10. BamBam added a post in a topic Wanted: Recipes For Beer Cheese Soup And Beer Battered Onion Rings And Fish   

      Look at the Food Network. A couple weeks ago Tyler made homemade onion rings with rice flour, he says the rice flour is lighter and better tasting than regular gluten flour. Rice flour helps bring out the flavor of the onions. I think his show is something like Tyler the Ultimate or something like that. I copy tons of recipes off the food network, 90% of it is homemade and I can change a few things here and there that are gluten free and get the same tasty results. I LOVE the Food Network. Some of the other good cooks are the Barefoot Contessa, 30 Minute Meals by Racher Ray and even Paula's Cooking Party has some tasty dishes. You can copy the recipes right off of the Food Network.
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    11. BamBam added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Request #3
      My girlfriend joined toe boards last week, she got no responses to her simple questions, so I wrote to the board asking the same thing and have yet to get an answer, so I will ask again.

      I've never been doctor diagnosed with celiac, I am self-diagnosed so have not had any blood work done. But we need to know what blood tests to request to be checked for celiac/gluten intolerance. My girlfriend has many symptoms.

      Also what other test is recommended for other food allergies, we think she is highly intolerant of corn products. When she eats them she is running for bathrooms almost immediately. I've heard of Enterolab, and wasn't sure if there were any others or not.

      I thank you in advance for any advice!
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    12. BamBam added a topic in Celiac Disease - Pre-Diagnosis, Testing & Symptoms   

      Blood Tests
      My girlfriend wants to be tested for celiac disease. What tests, exactly do I request?

      She also wants to be tested for other food allergies, please give some address for enterolab or any other tests that you think are good.

      My girlfriend is leaving for vacation soon and I was hoping to have some info before she leaves

      I thank you in advance.

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    13. BamBam added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Iced Tea
      This past March my husband and I went out to eat at a restaurant that we normally eat. Well, to do something different, I ordered an ice tea instead of diet Pepsi. I got so sick, I was bloated and sick for a good 48 hours. I went back and asked and sure enough it was some cheap type ice tea with barley in it. Please be careful with the different teas, some do contain barley. I only use Lipton.

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    14. BamBam added a post in a topic Curve's Fitness   

      Thank you so much for the responses. I have a lot to think about here. I am going to borrow my girlfriends Pilates DVD and see what that is all about.

      I do not swim (fear of water) and I have a hard time running with my ataxia. I have a stationary bike (it's older than the hills, but it will do for now). I'm gonna look into getting a health rider and some free weights. I have some three pounders, and I would like to get something a little bit heavier to work with to. I will continue working out at Curves because that does help better my ataxia by strengthening muscles.

      This is an awesome board, thanks again for all your responses.

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    15. BamBam added a topic in Gluten-Free Sports and Fitness   

      Curve's Fitness
      I've been going to Curve's since January. First of all I have a slight handicapp. It is like an ataxia, my balance is off and I limp, one leg longer than the other. Anyway, I've lost five inches at Curves, but it is all in the arms, bust and lower leg. I have lost absolutely nothing on my stomach and butt. So I talked to the gal last week and only two machines out of nine are for butt and stomach. I've toned some muscles and it seems to help me walk better, but I need to loose weight and I need to loose inches on my butt and stomach! I gained about ten pounds this year not eating right, and boy did it add on the pounds.

      What would you suggest for me to do at home? I can walk pretty good, I'm always afraid of falling cause I shuffle my feet so bad. I don't mind walking, but what other in house excercises would you recommend?

      Thanks for reading!

      • 9 replies

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