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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. As to prevent any libelous issues I will state that it is "only my opinion". But may I state another inclusion in the book. Annie's Naturals salad dressing-Organic Papaya Poppy Seed. This product is in the book, states it's gluten free on the label. It also says "made on equipment that processes wheat". Sorry but for this reason it shouldn't be in the book. A new person to celiac would eat this product with even knowing. I know I bought it and ate it x1 till I realized it may in fact not be gluten free! Chris
  3. Cecelia's guide lists many types of Doritos as gluten free. How can a product be gluten free when MSG is listed as an ingredient? I PLAN ON THROWING OUT MY GUIDE, UNLESS SOMEONE CAN EXPLAIN. AND IT'S NOT JUST DORITOS MANY OTHER PRODUCTS WITH GLUTEN ARE LISTED. COMPLETE GARBAGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Chris
  4. I desperately need a LLMD in or near Colorado. I've reached out on a lyme specific forum with no return posts. Can anyone help me out
  5. Pet Foods/products

    FYI, I got an e-mail back from Earthbath pet products. Thanks so much. I just heard back and the answer is that the Hypo-Allergenic is gluten-free. The products you want to avoid are the Creme Rinse and Conditioner, the Oatmeal and Aloe and all of the Spritzes. The reason being that they contain collodial oatmeal, but the chemist conservatively suggested that the oats could possibly be transported in containers that may have transported wheat at one time or another. Although this is a highly improbable occurrence that the container wouldn't have been cleaned thoroughly, it is worth the caution if you need to be absolutely certain. I hope this helps and Happy Sudsing
  6. Taking Communion At New Church And Dh

    Brizzo, They didn't have premade nasty tasting wafers 2000 years ago did they. It's your body, but I think it's crazy to gluten yourself ever week when there is a safe alternative. So have at it, let us know when you start to have a reaction, because you will!!!!
  7. Has anyone ever had severe joint and muscle pain and been placed on steriods? Has anyone ever had these pains but no stomach/stool issues. My MD is trying to say that my current symptoms are related to celiac, but I doubt his diagnosis.
  8. Taking Communion At New Church And Dh

    Couldn't you provide your pastor/priest/minster(?) with a gluten free cracker to be blessed and taken during communion? After all isn't the cracker just a symbolic representation of the "Body of Christ"?
  9. I'm probably extremely lucky when compared to most. When I was diagnosed with celiac my wife went gluten free at the same time I did. No cross contamination in my household, now that is support from the one you love AND THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU!!!!!!! I personally don't eat out anymore because CC is going to happen. I work in a hospital and I know CC happens even if you are suppose to be gluten free. I've been considering opening an "allergen free restaurant" in the Denver area. What I mean by allergen free is removing to top eight allergens, which includes wheat/gluten. Probably just a dream, but wouldn't it be awesome to have a SAFE place to eat out.
  10. Discussed before but unclear, ? maltodextrin. Velveeta safe or not? Thanks in advance
  11. Pet Foods/products

    I know this has been discussed before, but I was wondering if the moderators could start a gluten free pet product section. Everyone could start posting about foods, treats, shampoos, etc.
  12. Try going to and put in lyme disease, celiac, and multiple schlerosis and look at the misdiagnosis section. I agree have your thyroid tested and more than just TSH level. Gaining weight but not eating? I would also look into kidney function. Does you weight gain appear to be water weight? What state do you live in, I ask because lyme disease can cause weight gain. I'm a little fixated on lyme right now only because I think that is my current problem, but waiting for lab results. The rash may narrow things down a little. Nothings guaranteed but it's a start.
  13. It's A Miracle!

    Jin, Keep up the fight. Research, read, and Google everything. When I went to see my doc late last week I went with ammo in hand about lyme. He did not try and sway me away from the western blot test. He actually said I didn't need to make an appointment once my IgeneX lab req came in, he said just come in and he will sign the req. If you go in with knowledge and ammo, they'll get scared that you may want to sue and will usually cave in to your demands. Another thought for those that have HMO insurance. The less you doc orders on you the more they make from the insurance company. Based on my symptoms multiple sclerosis is also a consideration. I'll cross that bridge after and if my lyme results are negative. Check out
  14. It's A Miracle!

    Jin, I feel your pain with regards to the doctors and medical system. I've worked in hospitals for the past 20yrs. Many doctors are not very good, not even at their specialty. My respiratory education was a 2 yr A.S. degree, and I would challenge almost any doctor, any where, and any time when it comes to mechanical ventilation(the respirator). I HAVE NO FAITH IN MOST DOCTORS OR HOSPITALS. THIS IS EVEN MORE CONFIRMED AFTER READING ABOUT THE MANY EXPERIENCES ON THIS AMONG OTHER FORUM. READ, RESEARCH AND INSIST ON THINGS WHEN YOU SEE YOUR DOCTORS. AT 6'5' AND 240LBS I CAN TELL YOU DOCS GIVE ME WHAT I TELL THEM TO GIVE ME. WE NEED TO FIGHT FOR OURSELVES, AFTER ALL IT'S OUR LIFE NOT JUST A PAYCHECK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
  15. It's A Miracle!

    Rachel, I did have the EGD(or upper GI endoscopy). The reason a colonoscopy(lower GI endoscopy) was performed was because they were both done back to back under the same anethetics on the same day. Sorry for the miscommunication.