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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. Discount school supplies has gluten-free ink pads. Tania
  2. Not sure what brand you have but Goofy String made by Greenbrier International 757-321-5000 is gluten-free. Tania
  3. If there is no wheat, barley, malt, or rye listed then it is gluten-free. Smuckers won't hide gluten in natural flavorings. If you are referring to the Goober peanut butter/grape jelly combo jar then it is gluten-free for sure and something my gluten-free daughter loves! . Tania
  4. Per General Mills, all the chex labeled gluten-free (including the honey nut chex) are made in separate facilities to make sure there is no cross contamination. Are you sure you have a new box of chex that says "gluten-free" on it? The old boxes are still on the shelves some places. Also, it could be the milk on the cereal that is causing the problem. Often at the beginning of the gluten-free diet people are lactose intolerant until they heal. Hope you figure it out- we all know it is hard when your kid is hurting and you can't figure out the cause. Tania
  5. 2009 School Supply Information I have received so many requests for these lists that I am going to attempt to post them. The formatting isn't great (these were all separate documents that I copied and pasted), but I think you can read lists. Hope this is helpful! Tania Gluten-Free Drinks Updated 5/09. Apple and Eve Juices 1-800-969-8018 Per Website all Apple and Eve products are gluten-free. 5/09 Capri Sun by Kraft Per website ingredient lists, all Capri Sun is gluten-free including 100% Juice, all flavors of regular Capri Sun, Roarin
  6. Please note the date on the list- I made this list in 2005. There have been many changes in products since then. Contact manufacturers for current information. My current list is several pages now and dated May 2009 (too long to post). E-mail me if you'd me to send it to you. Tania The list below says that the Crayola modelling products are gluten free. They do not have added gluten but they do have cross-contamination issues. This was confirmed to me by a representative on the telephone and here is what their own website says.... Answer The exact ingredients of our products are proprietary, however, we are happy to provide you with the 7 most common ingredient requests NOT FOUND in products currently manufactured by Crayola--This does not include products manufactured under license. Please check packaging carefully to determine manufacturing company. Peanuts Shellfish Fish Tree Nuts Eggs Milk Latex (Latex gloves are one of the personal protection options requested by and available to our employees for the occasional handling of raw materials and finished goods during the product manufacturing process.) We are often asked if any of our products contain gluten (wheat flour). Gluten is contained only in Crayola Dough. Other Crayola modeling materials, including Model Magic modeling compound, Modeling Clay, Air-Dry Clay, and Model Magic Fusion are gluten free. All of these products, however, are produced on the same machinery. Although the machines are cleaned prior to the start of each production run, there is a slight possibility that trace amounts of gluten from Crayola Dough may be present in the other modeling compound products. For information regarding specific ingredients not listed, please call us at 1-800-272-9652 weekdays between 9 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time.
  7. I'm not how how this will paste in here, but here is my most recent list: Tania gluten-free School Supplies List updated 4/08. (Date next to product is the date it was verified.) Colorations/Discount School Supplies gluten-free List 1-800-627-2829 4/08 PRODUCT NAME ITEM# BIOCOLOR - GALLON BIOGAL + COLOR FLUORESCENT BIOCOLOR
  8. Anyone know of any pizza places with gluten-free pizza in the Blacksburg, VA area? Thanks, Tania
  9. While there are lots good gluten-free options for breakfast foods, one lesson I have learned is that a celiac kid does not need to eat breakfast foods for breakfast or dinner foods for dinner. My daughter loves to eat rice and other leftovers from dinner for her breakfast. Typical breakfast foods that my daughter likes: Kinnikinnick bagels, toast (Kinnikinnick bread), waffles/pancakes from Kinnikinnick mix, Enviro Kids cereals, Enviro kids cereal bars, only oats apple and cinnamon gluten-free oatmeal Hope that helps- Tania
  10. My daughter had constipation as a symptom prior to dx (never vomited). After 3 years gluten-free she was given the wrong pasta in a restaurant and began vomiting within a hour. We haven't had any other gluten exposures since then but I definitely think the vomiting was a gluten reaction. Tania
  11. Discount School Supplies sells a gluten-free play-doh. Paints need to be checked. Crayola, Prang, and Roseart are fine. Preschools also like to use cheerios and pastas for arts so you'll need to send in gluten-free stuff. Some hand lotions have gluten in them so the staff handling her food and things need to be aware of that. The kids in her class must all wash their hands after snack as well as before (otherwise all the toys with be gluten covered). I would not trust the nutritionist to provide her food unless she is really trained in celiac disease- it is just too complicated. In is just safer for you to send in her food. Hope this helps, Tania
  12. Can you give me links to these studies? Thanks, Tania
  13. The last time I checked (about a year ago): Johnson and Johnson- all the liquid soaps and shampoo were ok; also the hair detangler is ok Baby Magic- all the liquid soaps and sunscreens Loreal shampoos- ok Suave for Kids Shampoo- ok Kan-doo- all are ok Also, I just checked all the baby wipes this week and Pampers, Huggies, and Equate (Walmart) were ok. Most of the kid products companies, like Johnson and Johnson, are good about answering your questions. Tania
  14. I called San J which makes San J Wheat-free soy sauce (it is gluten-free, too) last year because of the same issue of never knowing when we'd need soy sauce. They said that their bottle label does suggest refrigeration but that it is not necessary. Thus, we keep a small bottle (plastic thing I got at Walmart) filled with San J in the van at all times and take it out when we go somewhere we want it. Tania
  15. Playtex/Banana Boat: All sunscreens (lotions and sprays) are gluten-free. This includes the Water Babies and Kids No Tears sunscreen. **Their Indoor Tanning Lotion is NOT gluten-free. This is current- I called last week. Tania