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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. shirleyujest added a topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)   

      Lactose Intolerance ... Does It Reverse?
      Been lactose intolerant since about age 10. Not long ago after about 3 months of being gluten-free I had some ice cream and forgot my lactaid tablet. Was pleasantly surprised to find a reversal of the lactose intolerance. This has been a consistent change. I'm curious why this happens.

      Then earlier this week I ingested some gluten, had the usual reaction though unlike many of you it's not severe, just a nuisance for a couple days. Well I ate ice cream within a couple days of the glutening and voila! Lactose intolerance returned.

      Has this happened to others?

      Thanks in advance.
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    2. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Recipe Tips For Making A Great Gluten Free Pizza?   

      Thank you for this recommendation! I just had Kinnick the other day and it was awful! Same w/Nature's highlights. Both gooey inside. I'd resigned myself to the idea of never eating pizza again, and I make a very healthy sauteed veggie pizza that was once a staple. Going to try your fave crust.
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    3. shirleyujest added a post in a topic For Those Who Are Never 'right', A Word About Yeast   

      Is Candex similar to Caprylic acid? I used to take that and have been thinking of resuming as I still have ups and downs since going gluten-free.
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    4. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Cat Litter & Cat Food   

      There are quite a few grain-free cat foods following the scare a couple years back. I feed mine a prescription food mixed with Wellness grain-free which you can get at many pet supply stores or on-line if your local store does not carry it.
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    5. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Tremor Anyone?   

      In response to the various questions... it's shaking back and forth, like vibrating. Like I said it's a fine movement, so if someone isn't looking for it they probably would not notice. It happens mostly in my head and is a back and forth (as opposed to up and down) shaking.

      It developed with the onset of lupus and fibro in '02 and '03, but some of the symptoms I'd thought were part of these dx's, like ataxia and neuropathy, turns out are unusual with those problems but commonly found with celiac disease. This is why I ask, do any others with celiac have it?

      I did see a neurologist who did a brain MRI and found no abnormalities, so ... basically said don't worry about it. But it bugs me.
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    6. shirleyujest added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Tremor Anyone?
      Mine is a very fine tremor in my head. Does anyone have this? Any theory how to improve it, say B12 twice a day instead of once, or...?
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    7. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Frequently Asked Questions   

      So funny! Thank you for that!
      :lol: :lol:
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    8. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Gluten Free Flour   

      Do they have an expiration date? If so you could return them to the store and ask for a fresh package. Sorry can't help more, I've red good things about them and it's the responsibility of the Whole Foods to remove expired packages from their shelves; if it were me I'd talk with the manager.

      Maybe someone else could suggest another brand; I haven't baked anything except Betty Crocker cookies from a gluten-free mix. I've also bought Whole Foods gluten-free muffins several times and they were good.

      Also I try to remember to save my WF receipts, because the policy of the one near me anyway is, they accept returns on items whether opened or not, as long as the receipt is presented.
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    9. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Mcds French Fries   

      This is only anecdotal, but I had some fries there last week for the first time since going gluten-free in May, and had no reaction. On the other hand, they're pretty junky so I don't intend to eat them more than once in a blue moon. Think that would be my path as well if I had a son or daughter.
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    10. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Weight Gain Since gluten-free/some Good Advice Needed   

      Maybe when you have a craving for pot. chips (it could be the salt and crunch you're drawn to) eat some salted nuts or seeds? I eat blue diamond roasted almonds w/sea salt. Nuts have fat but it's the kind your body needs. It sounds like you're on the right track talking w/your doc... maybe get some nutritional testing? Sometimes vitamin deficiencies cause us to eat more. HTH
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    11. shirleyujest added a topic in Gluten-Free Diet & Weight Issues   

      Any Opinions On L-carnatine And L-carnosine?
      Just curious.
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    12. shirleyujest added a post in a topic How Much Protein Do We Need?   

      ITA, I enjoy quinoa. Eat for breakfast w/soy milk honey & cinnamon. The box has a recipe for quinoa tabbouleh I saved, plus I want to make quinoa stuffed peppers w/ground beef & onions when the weather cools down and I feel like turning on the oven.
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    13. shirleyujest added a post in a topic How Much Protein Do We Need?   

      That's helpful. I've read from 50 to 100 grams which is a big swing. Half your weight I can abide by.
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    14. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Weight Gain Since gluten-free/some Good Advice Needed   

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      3 Muskateers is also my treat. I rarely ate them before but read here it's a gluten-free candy and I;ve had one almost every day for 2 months now and love it. That's my only dessert, rest of diet healthy so w/that regimen I've lost 4 pounds. Could lose a few more still but NOT giving up my candy bar.
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    15. shirleyujest added a post in a topic Weight Gain Since gluten-free/some Good Advice Needed   

      What about swimming? Easier on the joints/connective tissue and you're not putting weight on your feet. Just an idea. Regarding diet, you said you eat minimal veggies and fruit. I eat a lot of both, from 3 - 6 cups a day of fresh/cooked. I use convenience, eg bagged romaine lettuce & pre-cut veggies which are pricier but it's a healthy indulgence bc I eat more if don't have to chop. You obviously have a very hectic lifestyle w/work and a 4-yr-old and your feet challenges going on. Can you cook big batch of healthy foods on weekends eg pasta sauce w/lots of veggies, casseroles and soups then freeze in portions to pull down during the week when you're zonked. I make chicken soup from a rotisserie chick from groc store, using boxed broth and add onion/veggies/rice; tastes homemade but cheat a lot. Upping the proportion of veggies/fruit and enjoying carbs but in limited quantities is easiest way to change diet w/o rethinking everything. Can you invest in a food processor to cut prep time? Cooking from scratch is only sure way to be gluten-free, I just got glutened this week from potatoes in a local cafe.
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