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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. Salax added a post in a topic Dominos Gluten Free Pizza   

      Chebe pizza crust, best I have had yet (I have other intolerance, so this crust has nothing in it that hurts me and its good!) Plus if you go to their website, they have even more recipes with their mixes and they are cheap! Well, compared to any other gluten-free crust cost I have seen. 
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    2. Salax added a post in a topic Additional Food Intolerances - Poll   

      Corn & Rice - Colitis flares up, horrible intestinal pain, esp. in the morning. back and front
      Cow's milk products - Horrible stomach pain, D, cramping, sick to my stomach
      Large quantities of non-organic tomato (like a sauce or chili, etc) - Colitis flare up horrible intestinal pain, esp. in the morning. back and front (Oddly organic is fine, not an issue with organic)
      Oats (gluten-free obviously) - Hives (Joy of itchy skin and welts)
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    3. Salax added a post in a topic New Member. Had To Go To Medical School To Figure This Out!   

      Just my humble opinion and I hope maybe this might resonate with you Deekle...
      Many doctors (traditional doctors) if they can't give you a prescription drug to fix your symptoms, its like they stumble around lost muttering IBS....(Yup I can give you a pill for that, that works, ok you have IBS)
      When looking at Celiac Disease we know that there isn't any medication, so it's like they struggle with the idea of a person having to change their diet, vs taking a pill. I think it's a matter of education, but also a matter of perception that we have in this world (generally speaking) that if you can't fix it will a pill, you can't fix it. Which is obviously not the case. So please, don't be that doctor
      And thank you for your service.
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    4. Salax added a post in a topic Rice Is Making Us Sick!   

      Could be rice intolorance. I have just discovered that I am rice intolerant...ugh. Looks like grain free/paleo for life. Hey, at least I can eat french fries.
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    5. Salax added a post in a topic Gluten Free Cat Food Help.   

      I feed my cats Wellness.
      Best website for cat owners: (has some food options and alot of other really good information - healed my cats diabetes from the information on this site. She was 2 years old and very ill, started feeding her wellness and in about 3 weeks she was back to being herself) Ironically she was grain free before I was LOL.
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    6. Salax added a comment on a blog entry Am I Being Selfish And Inconsiderate?   

       And that is the key to a successful relationship. He does sound amazing btw. It's hard enough for random people to be kind when your explaining your diagnosis, or even family or long term friends or some spouses (so I have heard of on the forums) for a boyfirend to be that awesome..big kudos!
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    7. Salax added a post in a topic Corn Sensitivity   

      The corn pain! I love it w8in4dave! It's so true thought. Hurts like the devil. It's so hard to be corn intolerant.
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    8. Salax added a post in a topic Anybody Else Have Fruity Pebbles Issues?   

      I've never seen (at least recently, since they have declared "gluten free") a non-gluten free box of fruity pebbles?? That would be concerning for consumers. That’s like Chex making a non-gluten free rice Chex version. I don't see that happening....
      I would vote the coloring as well. But then it could be dairy if you’re drinking regular cow’s milk too. You could always try them plain/dry and see what happens.
      Personally I don't eat them myself; too much sugar and I think there are too many "fake" ingredients for my liking.
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    9. Salax added a post in a topic Silent Ncgi, Is It Possible?   

      I didn't know there was a gene either but this guy is saying there is.
      Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test
      HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0301
      HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0602
      Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,1 (Subtype 7,6)
      Interpretation of HLA-DQ Testing: Although you do not possess the HLA-DQB1 genes predisposing to
      celiac disease (HLA-DQ2 or HLA-DQ8), HLA gene analysis reveals that you have two copies of a gene
      that predisposes to non-celiac gluten sensitivity, in your case HLA-DQB1*0301 and HLA-DQB1*0602.
      Having two copies of a gluten sensitive gene means that each of your parents and all of your children (if
      you have them) will possess at least one copy of the gene. Two copies also means there is an even
      stronger predisposition to gluten sensitivity than having one gene, and the resultant immunologic gluten
      sensitivity may be more severe. This test was developed and its performance characteristics determined
      by the American Red Cross - Northeast Division. It has not been cleared or approved by the U.S. Food
      and Drug Administration.
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    10. Salax added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Silent Ncgi, Is It Possible?
      For anyone out there, who has experienced this…I have a random question that I have searched for and can’t seem to find the answer too.
      I know with Celiac disease there are folks that are silent Celiac’s.
      Are there silent non-celiac gluten intolerant/sensitive folks? There is a reason I am asking.
      In theory, let’s say someone has traditional celiac symptoms, and is diagnosed celiac via blood, but not villi (no villi damage) and the blood is only IGG higher none others, so….they go gluten free, but their symptoms continue even after years of gluten free, they remove other intolerant foods (corn and dairy) and then dying gall bladder and then finally they feel great.
      Then, out of curiosity, they do the celiac gene test, and they don’t have either gene, but the doc interpreting the results says they have both genes for NCGI/NCGS. But then the person accidentally eats gluten and nothing happens, no symptoms nada…..they feel great.
      How does that happen?  What does it mean? Has anyone had a similar experience? Theories, ideas?
      Thanks guys, just need to bounce this off ya'll.
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    11. Salax added a post in a topic Dealing With The Emotional Aspects Of Ai Disease   

       I agree 100%. Well said    I think generally its all about perpective and how we perseve our illness will also be how we handle it emotionally.
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    12. Salax added a post in a topic Amount Of Gluten In Single, Small Bread Crumb?   

      Enterolab is much cheaper for the gene test. I think it was $178 I paid for the test and the shipping total. Still though it's a great piece of mind to have if there is doubt. I would recommend to anyone who had doubts or wants confirmation (besides diet confirmation)
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    13. Salax added a post in a topic Trialed Those Muffins   

       Lucky duck! LOL I can't handle anything with corn except a medication (pill size) with corn as a binder, otherwise, the pain cometh.
      I hope you figure it out
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    14. Salax added a post in a topic Does Removing Casein From Diet Cause Withdrawal Symptoms?   

      I have. I would google it, but I could swear there were studies done on gluten and dairy withdraw. Both act like opioids in the brain. I did find articles online, so check it out.
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    15. Salax added a post in a topic Related To Celiac Or Another Ai Brewing?   

      I know your saying iron is ok, but it does sound like iron....I have low iron, need infusions every couple months and I get bruising out of no where, but not that severe.
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