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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I'm pretty pumped that other people have this problem. I've had it pretty badly for almost a year now, maybe a little longer. It's not so bad that I can't function, but when I get it I have often have to sit down or stop wakling. It makes it hard to focus and it'll happen at random times. My celiac went misdiagnosed for about 6 years and I just started going on the diet in October. My GI told me that it might be B12, but my blood tests aren't back yet, so hopefully it's that. What brand of liquid B12 do you use, and is it much more expensive than the vitamin pills? I'm still unsure about what brands are okay and I'm on a bit of a budget.
  3. Those corn tortilla's are fine to eat. If you message me your email address I can email you my safe and unsafe ingredients lists. they don't have every single ingredient, but they're really helpful when reading labels at the grocery store.
  4. Gluten Free Menu

    I eat a lot of chicken because it's easy and you can do a lot with it...check with the salad dressing and barbeque dressing labels but my favorite are marinading chicken in italian dressing, honey bbq sauce, lemon juice, or just seasonings like rosemary, thyme, basil, stuff like that. you can put that on a salad with things like onions, peppers, cucumbers, and craisons. you can also get rice pasta and make shells and sauce with chicken on the side, or make meatballs without breadcrumbs for that. i live on peanut butter, whether i'm eating it with celery, rice crackers, or just by itself it's quick, easy and healthy. almonds are also really good, i have a big 10lb bag from BJs Wholesale and I bring baggies of them around with me. I'm on the run a lot during the day so I try to have a really big breakfast that can hold me over as long as possible. Eggs are always a good choice, and you can do a lot with them as well. fried, poached, hard boiled, and omlettes with whatever you want in them- tomatoes, cheese (cabot brand has the lactase enzyme added in if you're dairy sensitive), chives, spinach, etc. i also like to make fruit smoothies in the morning or when i get back from the gym, i get frozen fruit like strawberries and blueberries and add some lactaid milk and throw it in a blender. it's healthy and fills you up. red meat is always good if you eat that, although it is expensive. i get frozen cheeseburgers and put cabot cheese on them every once in a while, or i'll marinade steak in italian dressing. if you can have potatoes then french fries are a good snack when you're craving something not wicked healthy, i either get them frozen and bake them or i make them myself. baked potatoes with simply smart dairy/gluten free butter and salt and pepper or dairy free sour cream is always good and filling. i'm not a big veggie person, but i'm trying to be one. broccoli is my favorite, but i'm trying to like green beans as well. buy a bag of baby carrots and bring that with you for a snack. i hope this helps!
  5. I'm still new at this so I can't be positive, but from what I've gathered the natural and artificial flavors SHOULD be okay as long as it was made in the US because of the new regulations regarding food content. However, my little cousin is allergic to pretty much everything edible so her mom calls a lot of companies and apparently barley can be used as a "natural flavor" so if you're drinking it and it's making you feel sick I would call the company again and check about those things specifically. They can be hesitant about telling you what the natural and artificial flavors are but if you tell them you don't need to know all of them you just need to make sure that it's completely gluten free they tend to be more forthcoming.
  6. Western Mass?

    I live near Worcester, which is only about an hour away, but I'm a junior at URI for school right now. Unfortunately neither Worcester or RI have many gluten free restaurants haha.
  7. Hey guys, I'm a junior at the University of Rhode Island and I just found out about my celiac in October. Although it's great to finally know what's been going on, I can no longer survive on peanut butter and jelly sandwiches like I used to. I'm a very busy person and am on campus from 9am - 8pm at least once a week, and have long days without breaks other times as well. I have some gluten free protein bars and I'll bring snacks with me in my bad but I'm running out of ideas on things I can eat that are healthy and filling when I don't have a refrigerator to put it in or a microwave to heat it up in. I've literally been going to school with a jar of peanut butter and a spoon haha. Any help you can give me would be awesome! thank you!
  8. Legal Rights

    Legally, yes, a person in any type of prison or medical ward must be kept healthy. Even if a prisoner needs a heart transplant, they are required to put him on the transfer list and bump him up accordingly as if he were a regular citizen. Therefore, in a legal sense, a person with celiac would be required to have a completely gluten free diet with safety precautions to prevent from cross contamination. Unfortunately, that's the not truth of the matter. Inmates are also required to get exercise and be rehabilitated as long as they are not confined to solitary, but that rarely happens to the levels it is required. When budget cuts come, that's the first to go. The prisons may give the inmates gluten free food, or things they say are gluten free, but unless they're in the prisons reserved for the rich and famous I doubt there would be care taken to make sure that it was carried out safely. Many times it's other prisoners preparing food and they most likely don't know nor care what would be needed to keep the food gluten free. It's not necessarily that correctional officers, wardens, etc don't care (although some would not) but they don't have the manpower or the money to see that it happens correctly. I'm a criminology minor and one of my professors has worked in prisons for most of his life. We hear all the good and the bad about them.
  9. thank you guys that's really helpful i'll try out the milkshake soon...i know i'm gonna miss ice cream a lot. and i'm a huge fan of peanut butter...i literally carry a jar and spoon with me when i go places.
  10. I'm new to this as well but luckily I found people who were very helpful. I still haven't found a bread that I like, but I'm beginning to accept that haha. Shaw's Supermarket has a good gluten free section. Natures Way Wildberry Buckwheat waffles- SO GOOD!!!! I've found them at Stop & Shop Supermarket and Food For Thought, and most likely other stores have them as well but I haven't seen them at Shaw's Supermarket. McCann's Irish Oats are gluten free if he/she likes oatmeal Almost all frito-lay products (http://www.fritolay.com/fl/flstore/cgi-bin/ProdDetEv_Cat_351852_NavRoot_306_ProdID_364066.htm) here's a list of gluten free candy...it's usually safe to read the labels and just make sure you stay away from things with rice, cookies, or wafers (http://www.celiaccentral.org/Volunteer/Kids_Corner/Halloween_Treats/Gluten_Free_Candy/186/) Rice Chex is now gluten free, Envirokids and Puffins are good as well...most regular rice cereals (rice crispies, frosted flakes, etc) have barley malt flavoring which is gluten. (Rice Chex also makes a delicious snack called Muddy Buddies, if you've never tried them your child will love them..you melt chocolate and peanut butter and mix them and cover the rice chex with that then cover all of that with confectioners sugar...it's addicting and a great wintery snack for the holidays) Bob's Red Mill has a lot of gluten free mixes, and if you have an Ocean State Job Lot near you they sell it for pretty cheap (http://www.bobsredmill.com/home.php?cat=109) Heinz products are mostly gluten free- like mayo, ketchup, and bbq sauce (http://www.heinz.com/health--wellness/focus-foods/dietary-preferences/gluten-free.aspx) For restaurants, if you call ahead many will tell you whether they have a gluten free menu or not...don't think that just because it's mexican it will be gluten free though, Tortillas Sams, Margaritagrill, and Moes all have wheat in all of their corn chips and taco shells unfortunately. If you type in your city in here it will tell you some restaurants in your area that have gluten free menus, if he/she is going out with friends I'd say the safest thing to order is a cheeseburger without the bun because chicken can have a glaze or seasonings on it and the salad dressings could have gluten in them, also be careful with things like french fries because they could have been put in the same fry-alater as mozzarella sticks or chicken fingers. http://gluten-free-onthego.com/searchRestaurants.asp
  11. So I just found out that I have celiac about two months ago, and I'm getting my lactose test on Jan 6. but it's quite clear that I can't eat dairy either without getting sick. I'm 20 years old, 5'2'' and about 105lbs. Dairy is a staple part of my diet, especially since I found out I can't have gluten. I want to start feeling better and cut the dairy from my diet, but I can't afford to lose weight in the process. Any good food/product ideas (that taste good)? Thank you!