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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. Chincoteague Island, Va Or Surrounding Areas

    Well, it has been four years since the question of where to find gluten-free food in Chincoteague was raised but - having just been there - I have information to share. The only restaurant that comes up in online searches for gluten-free food is the Sea Shell Cafe - and I surfed the internet for weeks before we went to Chincoteague. So, early in our stay, my family ate there a few times. When you are hungry - and tired of eating what you brought from home - it'll do. However, I found the quality of the meals and the dining experience to be inconsistent. Lunch was better than dinner. They have a gluten-free kids' menu, gluten-free pasta dishes and gluten-free seafood dishes for when you are not in the mood for gluten-free chicken nuggets. They also offer a gluten-free chocolate cake for dessert, but I did not try it. Now for the really good news: I found two great restaurants that had gluten-free food. They are Woody's Beach BBQ on Maddox Blvd. and Captain Zack's Seafood Carryout on Deep Hole Rd. Mark at Woody's was extremely knowledgable about celiac (an immediate family member has celiac) and was warm, friendly and helpful in describing each item on their menu, its ingredients, how it was prepared, etc. Everything about Woody's is laid-back and so, dining there was one of the most relaxed experiences of eating out I have had in years. I had their pulled pork, BBQ sauce, applesauce and cole slaw (which was really good and I usually skip cole slaw) and experienced no symptoms of being "glutened". Since it was a success - and enjoyed by the adults and kids alike - my family ate there more than once. If you are looking for the perfect (casual) seafood dinner, Captain Zack's is your place. The staff was friendly, patient and went the extra mile in confirming that the ingredients of certain dishes were gluten-free as well as the food prep. I had their boiled shrimp, fresh corn on the cob, garlic green beans and A LOT of hush puppies. (Made of cornmeal and fried in their own fryer.) My non-gluten-free family members ate practically everything on Captain Zack's menu and everyone was impressed with their meal. In the words of my seven year-old, "Captain Zack's is AWESOME!" It really is. If you are going to Chincoteague, go with confidence that you'll find food. Bring what you need, of course, but make sure to eat at Woody's and Captain Zack's. You'll be glad you did.
  2. Coping With Gluten In The Home

    Dear OptimisticMom42, missy'smom, tarnalberry and larry mac, I have very much appreciated your swift, thoughtful and helpful replies to my post. I will be implementing many of your suggestions. My, my the learning curve on living with celiac and becoming gluten-free is a high one! (Higher than I'd expected!) Thanks for lending support.
  3. Six weeks ago. I was dx with celiac and have been searching through your posts to learn what I can. At times I am OK with being gluten-free (when I manage to do it "right" I feel better), at other times I am angry, sad, irritable, hungry, blah, blah. What I am now wrestling with, and seek advice on, is my increasing anxiety about inadvertent ingestion of gluten/contact with gluten. Silly as it may sound, I am finding sharing a home with my non-gluten-free 4 year-old and husband really stressful. Whenever the wee one comes joyfully running toward me after having his hands in Playdoh, I want to run screaming. I don't, but I feel my anxiety shoot right through the roof. While, I have never been an anxious type I find myself wondering about the weirdest things! For instance, are the kitchen faucet handles a threat if my husband has a made a sandwich and then washed his hands? Is being kissed on the cheek by my wheat/gluten loving son a threat? How paranoid is too paranoid? I welcome your insight.