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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. Hi there, I know that spelt is a distant cousin of wheat, but from what i've read it's supposed to be easier to digest than wheat. Has anyone tried it and what reactions did you have to it? We bought hamburger buns, out of desperation, at Whole Foods and my husband had one roll just to try it out. Will see what happens. Keeping our fingers crossed. Jean (Wife of a Celiac)
  2. My husband and I are from Mouse country and Hurricane Central Orlando, Fl. Jean
  3. My husband has celiac disease as well as Lactose Free. We shop at Whole Foods every 2 weeks or so to get supplies. They have a great selection of different things from Flours to pasta, gluten-free breads and alot more. The store in our area, Orlando, Fl, carries chocolate chips that is gluten-free and Dairy Free. It's called Tropical Source Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. We buy them buy the case and they taste great. I've never heard of Sun Harvest. Have to see if there is one in our area. Hope this helps you. Jean
  4. I've just got up enough nerve to start making bread. I've tried a couple of Bette Hagman's bread receipies, but the one thing I had trouble with is over baking the crust. With the first loaf, it came out a little under cooked, of course it sunk a little. The inside was a little rubbery and had a slimy texture to it. The crust was way to brown. The second one I cooked at a lower temperature and put aluminum foil over the top but it still was too brown almost burnt. The inside was dry. So how in the world can you tell when the bread is done???? Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thanks, Jean (wife of a Celiac)
  5. Cookies

    On this topic of cookies, does anyone have a good receipe for Sugar Cookie? It's the one cookie that my husband loves at Christmas time. Thanks, Jean (Wife of a celiac disease)
  6. How Do You Handle Bad Days?

    My husband has celiac disease along with the lactose problem since April. He does have bad days when he accidently gets into something that's contaminated. His system also can't handle too many oils, especially from any type of peppers. Worse than the bad reactions to foods, are the days when we go out shopping or just running around the mall and he smells all the foods cooking and realizes that he can't eat any of it. He has bad reactions to spices in Itallian, Mexican and oriental foods. It's so sad to see him in tears, because he really misses his favorite foods. I've tried to make pizza, speghetti, Mexican food but just haven't come up with something that he can tollerate because of the spices. He never thought he'd get tired of eating Steak and Baked potatoes. I did make my own version of scolloped potatoes last night. Came out great. gluten-free and Lactose free. Slowly I'm trying to convert some old recipes. I finally got up the nerve to make my own bread yesterday. Didn't come out too bad. It sunk a little but at least it was edible. But I did notice that the texture was a little rubbery. May have put in to much water. Will have to try it again. We've been eating Millet Bread From a bakery in Deland, Fl and they've been known to have contamination problems in there gluten-free bread. If anyone has any suggestions on food it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for listening, Wife of a celiac disease
  7. Gluten-free

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. Will have to make a list for the next time. My husband can't handle peanuts so that's out and so is the sardines He does like Soy Nuts though. Hopefully, that's the last hurricane for this year. That was a bit scary. As a thought, I do have a trail mix that my husband can eat. If you can handle soy nuts, it's great. 1 bag of Roasted Soy Nuts. (Not the honey Roasted, contains Gluten) 1 bag of Roasted Sunflower Seeds 1 bag of Chocolate chips (I use Tropical Source 100% Dairy Free Semi-sweet Chips, Dark Chocolate Flavor) These chips work well with baking. 1 box of Dole Raisins. Mix all together and place in plastic bags. Great for when your on the run and the kids will like it as a snack for lunch. Keep in a cool place. The chips will melt.
  8. Gluten-free

    My husband and I just went through Hurricane Charley and realized that you don't have much choice for gluten-free foods when the lights go out. What are some good healthy things to pack (that don't require refridgeration) for these kinds of emergencies when you don't have electricity. Luckily, we got our electric back by Saturday afternoon, but I bet there is alot of folks out there on the gluten-free diet that's having the same problem. Let's come up with our own emergency kit to use to keep on hand just incase. Wife of a Celiac, Jean
  9. My husband and I love Miracle Whip Salad dressing. I think I saw somewhere that it was gluten-free, but dang if I can find it now. Any info would be great. Wife of a Celiac, Jean
  10. Coping With Gluten Intolerance

    Well, you can do what I do. I have a small lunch bag that looks more like a purse that I take with me when I know we're going out to eat. In it I put small containers of my husbands favorite salad dressing, Butter (Lactose Free), a couple of rolls, Ketsup and Mustard if he needs it. To keep things cool, I'll put in a small ice pack. This really comes in handy when we're out and about shopping. I'll also use the lunch bag to pack snack foods. Hope this helps. Wife of a Celiac, Jean
  11. Need Advice On Bread.

    Thanks for the warning. We do get our bread from Whole Foods in Winter Park, FL and it comes from Deland. Wonderful. Do you know any other place in the area where you can get bread, Millet or another kind that would be good. I would order on the internet but it seems crazy to pay postage and have the bread sit on the porch in the weather and bugs until we get home from work. Any sugestions would be great. Thanks, Wife of a Celiac, Jean
  12. We have been using Millet Bread for the last 4 months that my husband's been gluten-free. As far as we can tell, he hasn't had a reaction to it. I became concerned when I found this: and it listed Millet as containing Gluten. In the Bette Hagman Cookbook, it listed Millet as being gluten-free. What is everyones opinion on this? I also found out that Millet does come from the corn family, so if your allergic to corn, it's not recommened. Thank heavens he's not allergic to corn. Millet bread is ok, at least it's edible We use a Bamboo steamer all the time to steam the bread when it gets dry. What other bread does everyone like? Thanks again, Wife of a Celiac, Jean
  13. My husband loves Rootbeer, so a friend of ours found these two that are gluten-free, Mugs Rootbeer: Virgils Rootbeer: Now he's a happy camper. Wife of a Celiac, Jean
  14. Dining In Atlanta

    Hi Kim, We'll be staying at Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Would prefer walking distance. That way we don't have to pay so much in parking. Thanks, Jean
  15. Dining In Atlanta

    Great news about the resturants in Atlanta, especially around the Marriott, as my husband is a Celiac. We will be there for a convention in September. Any suggestions on inexpensive eating places in the general area? Also, any suggestions on what to pack for food that will last a few days incase we don't have time to get out to a real resturant? We don't much care for McDonalds or Burger king because my husband can't handle greasy, oily foods. Thanks for your help. Wife of a Celiac, Jean