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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. gluten-free In Columbus, Ohio

    Hello Everyone. I'm spending the weekend in Columbus, Ohio and am looking for safe restaurants to dine in besides the chains.....local gluten-free pizza? or any good gluten-free pancakes? Anything is appreciated. Thanks for now!
  2. Has Anyone Seen?

    Thanks for the reply. I have had periods of time where I can bruise easily and this is something totally different. It is a permanent "bruise" or discoloration on the bottom/thumb part of my hand. I have asked a couple doctors and they don't know anything.....wasn't too concerned until I saw it on my son and realized I am passing on all my health problems to him
  3. Hey K--are you tapering down slow enough? I have the semi-same steroid problem and would get sick if I weaned too quickly. Finally one doctor told me to wean 1 mg every two weeks and it worked until I got down to 3 sick after two weeks and I too have been up and down ever since. The last time I weaned 1 mg every week and also did ok until 3 mg......allergies and sinuses did it to me this time.....not sure.....but anyway.....are you weaning slowly enough? It's a horribly long process.....
  4. Hello All! I have been trying to research why the palms of my hands are always purple (they look permanently bruised) It has been like this all my life and I never thought much of it until I noticed the same thing on my little boy (7). It covers the spot where my thumb connects to my wrist......sometimes it's light purple and sometimes it's darker. Can't seem to find anything on the internet and two doctors so far don't know a thing! Please help!
  5. Caramel Dessert Toppings

    Yippee!!! That's great news.....thanks everyone!!!!!
  6. Caramel Dessert Toppings

    I actually don't have one on hand to look at (the label) I remember trying them last year thinking they were ok, but then started having stomach issues. I have since discovered that my stomach issues were related to something else and wanted to try them again. You mentioned buying them yourself? Do you use another brand? Thanks again. T
  7. Does anyone know if Hersheys or Smuckers Caramel Dessert Toppings are Gluten Free? I emailed Smuckers and never heard back and haven't found either of them listed in my shopping guide......I thought I would try here! Thanks!
  8. Hello everyone! Wanted to just share this response and link.....03/05/2010 Hello Valued Consumer: General Mills offers several products that are labeled gluten-free. Please check the package label for the gluten-free statement on the front/side/back of the package. Only products that can be verified to be gluten free will be declared as gluten free on the label. It is important to check the product label each time you purchase a product because it has the most accurate information about the product in the package. For products not labeled gluten free, we will always declare gluten containing ingredients if they are added to the product. If the ingredient declaration lists wheat, oats, barley, rye, or derivatives of these grains, then the product contains gluten. Examples of derivative ingredients include: malt, barley malt, organic malt, semolina, Durham, triticale, and spelt. We do not include gluten containing ingredients in the Natural Flavors or Spices on the product ingredient list. If there are gluten ingredients in our products, those ingredients are always clearly listed. If there are no gluten- containing ingredients listed in the product ingredient label, but the product does not make a gluten free claim, it is because we cannot fully assure that this product is gluten free. While we have not added gluten-containing ingredients, factors such as sourcing, conditions of manufacture, etc. do not allow us to provide the full level of assurance that a gluten free claim requires. Additional information regarding gluten may be obtained by contacting your health care professional or the following organizations: Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. PO Box 31700 Omaha, NE 68131-0700 402-558-0600 Or toll free: 877-CSA-4-CSA (877-272-4272) Celiac Disease Foundation 13251 Ventura Blvd. #1 Studio City, Ca. 91604 Phone: (818)990-2354 Fax: (818)990-2379 General Mills is proud to offer This website not only lists our products that are labeled gluten free; we also share great recipes and an opportunity to sign up for our live gluten freely newsletter. We hope you find this information helpful. Please let us know if we can help you again. Thank you, Lori Quinn
  9. Maybe I'm grasping for straws now, but I had positive bloodwork for Celiac as well as my endoscopy. there anything else that could cause the same positive results? Either I haven't truely been gluten free or something else is going on. I really only ask because someone mentioned CVID previously when I mentioned chronic sinus problems. How frustrating!
  10. So I have not cut out dairy since going gluten free. I don't know if I am reacting to it or not. Would there be an immediate reaction? All the time? Milk, cheese, etc. Most of the time I eat these things and really have no reaction.......but.....something is still making me sick!!! If I consume milk daily, have I built up a tolerance to it and maybe my reaction wouldn't be so bad? If I give it up, how long before I should notice improvement? I went soy instead of milk for a week and nothing changed......tried lactaid, too......and still the same.
  11. Scoliosis

    Wow......I'm amazed at all the posts! I also have scoliosis and Celiacs. I had a spinal fusion done in 1990 after high school. (Lumbar curve of 53 degrees reduced to 8) Never experienced back problems after that. I think pregnancy set off my Celiac 6 years ago because I never ever ever ever ever ever had stomach issues before that. I really thought there may be some connection also, but was also thinking about all the titanium hardware in my back........still don't know and I have a lot of other crazy undiagnosed symptoms......also a history of connective tissue disorders in the family and very flexible joints!!
  12. So I still feel bad even after going gluten free. Or am I really gluten free? I thought I had checked everything out..... but maybe wasn't careful enough..............please help with these tricky items. Basmati Rice? (Big burlap bag from Costco) Shredded Cheddar Cheese (King Soopers/Kroger Brand)....just cheese or not? Starbucks Vanilla Lattes!!! I have checked all prescriptions and thought the above mentioned items were safe!! Please help me feel better!!!
  13. I've read some previous posts and it looks like the jury is out on Starbucks coffee and flavors. Is anyone having a reaction or no reaction to Stabucks?? (Vanilla Latte) I've been gluten free since April and can't figure it out. Bloodwork is still coming out positive and I thought I had checked everthing out!!! I will almost go kicking and screaming if I have to give up Starbucks!! Ok, Ok...I know....I could give up the vanilla and just have the latte with sugar? Thanks everyone.....
  14. Please help confirm for me that all or most vanilla ice creams are gluten free?! Breyer's, Blue Bunny? I thought I was sure, but now I'm second guessing........
  15. I have been investigating a prescription through the pharmaceutical companies and got this reply to my inquiry. Does this mean it is safe or not?...............the price difference is quite a lot lower since I don't have insurance but I'm not sure if it is that risky....... Our Tramadol 50mg product contains starch from maize which contains a small amount of gluten, so it is not gluten free. However, it does not contain gliaden gluten, the type of gluten associated with celiac sprue. I hope this information is helpful. Thanks everyone.....