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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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About munkee41182

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  1. I've started just using regular cooking oil (the kind in the bottle) and a refillable oil spritzer. I think it tastes better than Pam
  2. Good News At Yankee Stadium

    I live in MA, my IL's live just outside Denver. Now you have given me a reason to visit them. Gee thanks jk
  3. I was a supid college kid who went off the diet (strict on it for a few years). I aws at my skinniest just before I went off the diet. Met my husband, went off the diet, and by the time I got married, and just ewnt back on the gluten-free diet I was at my heaviest. That was 9 months ago....still struggling to get the weight off. I told H after this weekend, I'm done with the processed foods (I'll keep a few boxes of gluten-free mac n cheese around just incase I need some craptastic food). And to cousin who also is celiac lost a whole lot of weight before she as diagnosed. Me, I gained. We even compare symptoms and hers are a lot different than mine when we get glutened. Crazy how this disease works!
  4. Blue Cheese Arguement

    Thanks...I'm not much of a fan of blue cheese but do occassionaly like it in some dishes. But I remember reading somewhere once upon a time that it was not gluten-free. At least I don't have to worry so much about it anymore. Thanks for the clarification
  5. I've always been told that Blue Cheese is not gluten free, it's made out of molded bread I believe....but more and more I see restaurants say that their Blue Cheese dressing is gluten-free. Can someone help clarify this for me? Are there some blue cheeses that are gluten-free?
  6. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  7. Uno's Pizza

    Their pizza can varry depending on who cooks it (and for how long). I've had them under done, over done, and just right. I'm not a fan of a lot of sauce on their pizza so I am a big fan of Uno's Pizza.
  8. Low Carbs And Infrequency

    Hm....maybe I have a lazy bowel as well....I'm lucky if I go once every other day, drink water and eat veggies like it's going out of style! I have an apponitment with my GI doc on Tuesday, I'll ask her about it then.
  9. LMAO - you know what I just realized that this post said "20+ years gluten free" not "anyone 20+ years old" LMAO!!! Sorry about that....but at least you get a perspective from someone a little greener....and who went off the diet for a period of time as well!
  10. No E Mass / So Nh - Support Groups ?

    Hey neighbor!!!! I'm actually in Lowell. As far as I know there really aren't any support groups in this area...but there are some in Newton I believe. I have to go digging through old emails to find it though :-)
  11. Chili's Restaurant

    I'm sorry you had such a horrible experience....I've never had an issue when I go. I haven't been to Outback in years (but have been craving it lately)....My husband and I usually go to Uno's...and also have never had a problem there either.
  12. What is the best advice you can give somebody starting out? Don't cheat!!! not worth it even if you feel better! I went off the diet for 2 years because I never had many symptoms when I was diagnosed (family history was the cause for testing). Then i started reading more about it - and notice that I had a lot of symptoms that they don't really tell you about - brain fog was the main one as well as increased temper. I've been back on the for almost a year, and feel a whole lot better. Less temper, I can complete my thoughts. Have you noticed over time periods of sensitivity or greater tolerance? I've actually started to get a greated sensitivity. One night I was craving mexican....went down the street with my husband, got a chimichanga and a margarita. Didn't ask about gluten-free, didn't really care. Literally after eating the chimichanga and margarita, we walked home, I walked upstairs and vomited like I just drank an entire bottle of tequila (when I only had ONE margarita) Have most of the secondary issues cleared up or do some persist? Which ones? Brain fog! Constipation/hardened stools (you don't know how happy I am now that I can go to the bathroom without pain). Both of these have cleared up. And my belly is flat again (squee!!!). I'm just glad I don't have to dodge the "are you pregnant" question anymore. Have you become less or more vigiliant over time? Do you ever kind of "relax" into it? I might be thinking of the wrong "relax" but I'm more comfortable about going out to eat with friends/family at restaurants. They usually let me pick the place or they'll do research on their own so i can enjoy some gluten-free goodness when we go out. How many times do you get glutened per year (approx)? Is this pretty constant? I say probably about 5 times a year, usually through cross contamination (steeling a french fry or two from my husband's plate) Do the glutenings remain constant in terms of their nature? Or do they improve? It depends, Usually if I have alcohol in me, the glutenings are worse. If i don't have a drink or two when I am glutened, I get a belly...if I have a drink or two (like above with the margarita) I end up vomiting....which never happened before. What is the best way you have found to cope with social situations? Bring my own food, something I can eat, eat before I go. That's abut it What is the best way you have found to explain the disease (or do you?) Did your family and friends ever totally "get it"? My family gets it only because there are 3 others that have celiac. Some of my friends don't get it, one of them knows another girl with celiac, but she doesn't care about cross contamination (if someone orders sandwiches for lunch, she'll take the meat right off the bread). So she doesn't understand why she can do it, and why I can't. (or should I say, why she does and I won't do it) Do you ever eat out? If so, where? Oh yes - a lot....we usually stick to chili's or uno's, but that's only because we like those types of places. I usually google or use the search function to find out restaurants if we want to try something different.
  13. My cousin was in and out of the hospital from age of 3 to 6 years old. Diagnosis - Celiac. Since her diagnosis, myself, aunt and grandmother have all been diagnosed - and it's been about 20 years since my cousin was diagnosed. It comes from my father's side, but he doesn't have it (according to him) - but he's been showing more sympoms lately of celiac. It's possible that your other children/future children might get it. it's also possible that your neice and nephews might get it as well. It is genetic as pp had said.
  14. Iud Options

    I developed more acne after I went off the pill and had an IUD put in - I'm chalking it up to decrease in hormones that was helping with the acne. I feel like i'm 14 again! I also felt dizzy after, the doc said that I didn't need a ride home, I'm glas my H was with me when i had it in. I went upstairs, took 4 advil (per doc order) and crashed into bed for about 2 hours, got up, ate and my head felt a whole lot better!
  15. The iPod is a safety issue - if you're riding a bike, and it falls, your eyes can come off the road, crash into someone, fall off your bike etc. They also think that if the ipod falls out of a case while you're running you could trip over it as well. Personally, if you're running one for fun (I know I use to do Danskin - that one was fun), people ran with their iPods in. No one said anything. Good Luck!