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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. Weight

    I've been gluten free since October of 2007. I lost about 35lbs in the first two months. Now I can't lose a pound to save my life. What I notcied after speakign with my doctor was that most of the gluten-free foods are super high in calories. Try tracking your calories a little closer. You should burn about 2000 calories a day without exercise so you should be able to simply figure out if you are taking in more then you are burning. Good Luck!
  3. Contamination?

    Yes you should. I've been getting glutend and not knowing why. It seems I didn't fully understand the consiquences of being lazy. I am now in the process of buying all new kitchen utensils, pots and pans etc. I am also going to separate my food from my families. Good luck! Chris
  4. I actually called the Starbucks 800 number to ask about gluten. I was told that all latte's and other coffee drinks are gluten-free with the exception of the Mocha drinks.
  5. Tomato Sauce? Help!

    Katebuggie, I hear ya. I'm not sure if I was more in pain or surpise. I'm leaning towards the acid from the tomatos but I too have been eating more tomatos that aren't in sauce without a problem. Funny though how the first time I got sick from my wifes home made sauce she used Classico Plum Tomatoes. Chris
  6. Hey Dave, I was diagnosed in October of 2007 and had many of the same feelings you are having now. You've found this site faster then I did thought as I've only been on for about 2 weeks. We are both about the same age so I can relate to your sorrow. The one thing I can tell you is that this will better your life. Once the initial shock is over you will start eating more healthy and understand better about what you are eating. I lost about 35 pounds in the first couple of months. I also starting feeling much better. I've taken a couple of steps back but am now on the road to getting better again. Eating out will take some getting used to but you will get used to it. Celiac is becoming more and more understood in the resaurant business, at least here in NY. I miss Pizza too. I also miss Beer. There are some gluten-free beers but they're not as good to me. I'm curious though as to why you can't have the endo done sooner. I'd be pretty upset if I know I was a celiac but coudn't go gluten-free until months later. Chris
  7. Welcome to the club! I'm new to this site but was diagnosed back in October of 2007. I remember all too well the shock of discovering how many foods have wheat. After 8 months I am still finding gluten in items that I use everyday. Just yesterday I discovered wheat was in my hair gel. Everyone that I've talked to has different simptoms and reactions since being diagnosed. I expereinced some of that same reaction you've had, short patience (and I have a four year old), mood swings, fatigue etc. I'm not sure if it's all from the gluten or not I just know that I think it's from the realization of how our lives must change. The one thing you can look forward to is that you will feel better For sometime before and after being dx I felt like I was the worst Dad in the world. I didn't want to go outside and play with my son, I just wanted to be on the couch or take a nap. It took about a month and I started to feel much better. Better mood, more energy and just a total positve feeling towards everything. The problem is that I have recently regressed. I know feel similar to how I did before and immediatly after being dx. I am discovering that I've gotten lazy and take too many chances with foods that I'm unsure about. Cross contamination has also been my biggest achiles heel. My other big mistake was not taking my vitamins. I'd talk to your doctor about what he would recommend. I just recently started taking B-12, B complex, Vitamin C, D3, E, Coral Calcuim and Omega 3's. Good luck and you've come to the right place. I've only just found this site in the past week or so and it's been huge help in gettign me back on the right track. Chris
  8. My wife hasn't kissed me for years! Just kidding. I did think abou the lipstick though and have my wife checking. I also just realized that the new hair gel my wife bought has wheat in it. HAIR GEL!!!! I also agee that I need to be in a differnt mindset. I realize now that when I by cold cuts that I have to have a separate package for me. I noticed my wife handling food with gluten and then reach to make herself a sandwich. The hardest part is going to be to get my wife to changer her mindset. Thanks for all the suggestions. I don't know what I did before I found this site. Chris
  9. I haven't been a running for some time now but I do play basketball a couple of times a week. Since being diagnosed last fall I have a hard time recovering the next day. I haven't had an injuries but after playing I don't sleep well due to discomfort and the next day I feel like I've been hit by a truck. I'm seeing a chiroprator and that seems to help. I also haven't been taking the proper vitamins so that may be an issue. Good Luck!
  10. I Need Help!

    Since the topic of bread came up I have a recomendation. If you live in the North East there is company called Against the Grain Gourmet ( Their products can be found in Whole Foods in about 14 NE States. I have to say this has been a god send. The original rolls are the only product I've had and that's becasue there's no reason to try anything else. They are expensive at 4 rolls for about $8 but it's so worth it to be able to have a sandwich or burger. They don't ship but I would suggest that you check out the website as they seem to be trying to gain national distribution. Note that I have no interest in this company at all, I just really love the product and you will probably agree. I've gotten my local health food store to carry this bread as the nearest Whole Foods is about 35 miles away from where I live. With the price of gas and gluten-free rolls I'm gonna be poor.
  11. Question About gluten-free Beer!

    I think missing beer has been the hardest thing for me, especially with the weather getting nice here in NY. I personally have not had an issue with gluten-free beer. Your problem may have something to do with the specific food you're eating. If you don't have many carbs in your system then there isn't much to absorb the alchohol other then your body so you get drunk faster. A tip for drinking Redbridge, add a slice of lemon. It take the bitter aftertase away and is much more enjoyable, to me anyway.
  12. After reading the posts over the past couple of days it seems I may not understand what types of vitamins I should be taking. My doctor originally told me to take a multi vitamin, calcuim and folic acid or fLame Advertisemente. I also see a chiropractor and he suggested: coral calcuim, omega 3, B complex, Vitamin E and D. Any suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks, Chris
  13. I Need Help!

    I can only imagine how tough it must being dealing with Celiac and in college. The first thing I'd say is stop worrying about what other people think. Worry about yourself first. Anyone that has an issue with your condition isn't worth your friendship. In addition to all the great ideas on the other posts I would suggest Ensure. It's gluten free and fills you up. It's not that cheap depending where you shop. I find that the supermaket is cheaper then a drug store. The milk chocolate taste good and they fill you up. I'm a big guy (6'4" and 300lb) and one ensure gets me by a couple of hours. Just be careful, they are high in calories even thought they are only 8oz. good luck, and don't let this ruin your college experience.
  14. Tomato Sauce? Help!

    I thought of that but I scrubbed the Pizza stone before I used it. I was only suspicious of the sauce becasue I got sick once before but while eating sauce with pasta.
  15. Tomato Sauce? Help!

    Thank you everyone for your posts. The Pizza Crust comments from celiacmom seems to make sence to me but I'm also think that the acid in the sauce is giving me an issue. The kicker is that I really liked the pizza I made. Just my luck. I'm gonna try again in a couple of days and see what happens. Thanks again. Chris