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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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    1. red5050 added a post in a topic Gluttened By Burger King   

      Personally I avoid fast food places like that all together - too risky and not worth it. More often than not you'll see an onion ring or two in the french fries. And even though corporate claims items are gluten-free, the people that are actually working in the restaurant might be throwing anything and everything into the "dedicated fry fryer."

      Alternative "fast food" options can be: Boston Market, Chipotle, Qdoba, Panchero's, Baja Fresh, Subway, Jimmy Johns....probably others in your area too!
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    2. red5050 added a post in a topic Luna Bar Question   

      I think Jane has a good point - going with the information from Luna's own website. They may not be gluten-free but, an email never hurts!

      Just looking at that list of ingredients would make me leery anyway....too many ingredients, too many artificial ones on top of that. I suggest you check out Larabars - they're gluten-free and they all seem to have less than 10 ingredients. Moreover, all of the ingredients are things you actually know.

      The chocolate cherry (which may be similar to your Luna bar) contains:
      Organic Dates, Organic Almonds, Organic Walnuts, Unsweetened Cherries, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Cocoa Mass

      They taste great! I always have a Larabar or two on me, just in case You can find them several places including Trader Joe's, REI, and many places online.
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    3. red5050 added a post in a topic Bound To Happen?   

      Ugh I hear ya! Yesterday I thought I was slick and could have a sip of my husband's delicious wheat beer (I know...saying that now I realize how dumb I was) and today I feel like I've been hit by a bus. All of my symptoms came back all at once and smacked me into the ground. I guess I'll take this as a lesson learned because believe me I don't want to feel like this again and I can't believe I lived feeling like this for so long.

      I've been gluten-free since May 18 and I've been quite happy and successful until today. Things that helped me:
      READ - all that you can about living gluten free, I highly recommend Gluten-Free Cooking for Dummies and Living Gluten Free for Dummies. I'm not saying they are the best of what's out there but, they were a nice, comfortable place for me to start.
      PLAN - you really need to get yourself a prepared meal plan. What I mean is plan out your grocery shopping based on recipes you're going to try that week. Also plan what snacks and treats you'll have on hand for yourself so you aren't feeling deprived. In the store, READ every single label of anything you put in your cart and try to steer away from the processed foods. Go for fruits and veggies. I would also recommend trying to stay as organic and natural as possible. I try to keep a Larabar ( in my purse for emergencies, they taste excellent!
      STAY POSITIVE - no kidding, this is tough and for sure most people simply cannot comprehend what it takes to live gluten free. But, remember how icky you felt (or feel when you accidentally eat it) and think about how empowered you are to be able to take control of those symptoms and hopefully remove them from your day-to-day life.

      I'm feeling gross with you today! Hang in there! Drink lots of water and take a nap
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