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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. Melatonin Rules For Sleep Issues

    It doesn't work instantly like other sleep aids. It works by taking it at the same time every night. People that don't sleep good need to take melatonin for the simple reason their body isn't creating it if they aren't sleeping. This leads to cancers and other serious diseases which are fought off with the hormones that melatonin kicks on. Even if it doesn't make them fall asleep it's vital to have this in your body.
  2. I was having a hard time sleeping. Probably anxiety and who knows what else. I looked online at this stuff your body makes called melatonin which is actually a hormone your body creates when it's pitch dark during your sleep. It actually turns on all the other hormones in your body that fight diseases and cancers. It works by turning on your biological sleep clock. Your body creates melatonin during REM sleep which happens under complete darkness sleeping which is why people who work nights are more prone to cancers, because their body doesn't create melatonin under lighted sleep to fight the cancers. This is true for people who stay up till 4-5 in the morning. After a month I was sold. It's not habit forming and has very few if any negative side effects. And its really cheap. You can get it at and drug store for under 10 bucks. Go look it up, it's amazing stuff. Reports show it actually stops, prevents tumor growth and even retracts some forms of cancer. I believe this stuff is one of the worlds hidden secrets on cancer prevention and treatment. Do your own investigation.
  3. Depressed And Hungry....

    Corn tortilla chip. Put one in your hand and crunch it over. Better than a cracker anyway. It's really no big deal seriously. Even Pizza places are starting to carry glutten free pizza. You can get any product now gluten free at the local supermarket. 5 years from now it will be even more mainstream than it's becoming now.
  4. Depressed And Hungry....

    Who cares about wheat. You won't even think about it after a while. El Pollo loco - ALmost all gluten free Mexican food - Almost all gluten free - flour tortillas Candy bars - most gluten free - Reesees rule. Udi's bread - Their products taste as good as or not better than regular bread. Wendy's - most don't mix their frys in other oils In and out - protien style and fries Drinks - all good Cereals - fruity pebbles, all chex are clean Breakfast - Gluten free pancake mix, eggs, bacon etc. I was more surprised on what we could eat rather than what we couldn't Stop freaking out and being depressed or your going to kick on IBS for a long time. Then you'll have stomach problems and think its your Celiac when it's probably not.
  5. My daughter Sunnie, who was diagnosed with Celiac disease at 5 years old, went out and became the first girl to win a championship in the mini-dwarf division at Bakersfield Speedway. She started racing at 4 years old. The fans love her and she really made us proud. Here's a couple pics.
  6. My 7 year old daughter was diagnosed with Celiac disease and my 50 year old mom died of intestinal cancer a year ago. I don't know if she had Celiac disease but alot of her symptoms lead me to getting my daughter tested. I have dealt with stomach issues for a while so I went gluten free along with my daughter. Many if not all of my symptoms have left but I have obtained joint pain. I feel like I'm getting joint deteriation. My wife has noticed joint issues as well, maybe not quite as bad as mine. She is gluten free now as well. Is there something in bread or flour that our joints/cartilage depends on? Thanks.
  7. My 2010 Celiac Campaign Has Begun.

    Well that's a long haul from California. I applaud your skills at finding my site. My daughter has taken all of this very well. They days of asking for a happy meal are over. We're all better for it.
  8. Well, I lost my mom to intestinal cancer last October. After doing some research I found celiac disease. Played it safe and had my daughter tested and she came back positive. Mine came back negative but many of my symptoms growing up were exactly like my mom and daughter. We are all going gluten free and I'm on a mission to inform as many people as I can. I work at the News paper and just wrote a column on celiac disease and I'm running a celiac disease awareness campaign on my racecar and race site. I don't think I'm allowed to show you the site but it offers race fans information on celiac disease as well. Here's a couple photos of me and my car. Our slogan for 2010: "Not knowing doesn't cut it."
  9. I started getting more into PH after reading some alarming issues that I knew nothing about. Low P.H. level in the body actually tear the body apart much like people undiagnosed with Celiac Disease. I grew up on a diet of meat, mash potatoes, bread, milk and beans. Sounds like a well rounded meal. WRONG. Everything is an acid. Then I would get up for school and have corn flakes in milk. ANOTHER ACID BOMB. Then I get to school and have a burger or whatever the school was offering.. Acid. Throw in the daily coke and my whole life is a car battery. Thanksgiving. Ever noticed after Thanksgiving, everyone is tired. It's not the turkey that is doing that to us. It's that ALL the items: mash potatoes, turkey, bread, stuffing, canned veggies are an ACID. Now your body goes into danger mode and starts searching the organs for Alkaline to boost the PH levels. I started eating El Pollo Loco: chicken, mash potatoes and pinto beans and water. Then I'd have yogurt for breakfast and a few walnuts in the afternoon. I thought I was doing great until I found out that all those things are... you guessed it. ACID. I think some of the people who test negative for Celiac are actually feeling better because the gluten is pegged on the acid side which lowers their PH. Removing that acid bomb ups the PH iin their body. So I guess, even though you are eating gluten free, you can still be eating like your not. It's not the food thats gets you. It's the combination. PH IS HUGE Links
  10. We are gluten free from here on out. One thing I've really gotten into as well is PH. I had no idea that a lower PH in the body actually mimics IBS symptoms and can lead to all diseases and cancer. I went to Lowes and picked up a pool test kit. My PH was in the gutter. Even though I was glutten free , I was still eating 100% acid. I'm changing that as well. I think some people who test neg but feel better after losing gluten is because gluten is PEGGED on the acid chart which lowers the PH and makes people sick. The reason everyone feels tired after a thanksgiving meal isn't the turkey, it's the fact that every item on the table is an acid, including the canned veggies.
  11. Symptoms of my daughter: when we first got her onto food it was diarhea overload SHe was/is very skinny. She use to have a pot belly She looks anemic sometimes She wakes up in the morning with stomach aches that seem to subside with breakfast She has had bad allergies that seem to linger My mom's symptoms - undiagnosed Just passed away of intestinal cancer at 55 horrible migranes and long sleep patterns histerectomy at 40 cold sores bad dental issues (lots of brushing) lots of tiredness My symptoms (celiac panel came back normal) looked like a 6th grader in 10th grade skinny with belly most of life Stomach issues high blood pressure / heart palpulations crazy headaches crazy food poisoning or I thought bad collar bone pain crazy gerd
  12. SO an update... daughters igg neg, iga pos (strong) doc sent for more further celiac blood test and all were normal. What does this mean?
  13. Daughter had a igg neg and iga positive (strong). Her doctor wanted further specific celiac blood tests which all came back neg. What's that mean?
  14. Well, I started the ball rolling in my town. A doctor has chimed in claiming all doctors need to be educated on this. See the blog and replies here: One question directly. My daughters tests were IGg- and IAg+ (Strong) 1.8 with a high being .9 My tests (which included 5 panel tests according to my doc) came back neg. I believe with my moms passing and my issues that I gave celiac disease to my daughter. But my tests are neg. Does that mean that I have celiac disease? or I'm carrying the gene? Can you carry the gene and still get the symptoms of celiac disease but not have celiac disease? It's all so confusing. Should I do more testing on myself?
  15. Well, I've decided to make this a positive event. I will make sure everyone I know is aware of Celiac disease. The idea that it isn't screened in the US for all kids is insane. The reason why is obvious, the drug companies would lose billions of dollars. My mom racked up over a million dollars in her short cancer bout. I will be advertising a Celiac awareness on my racecar next year. I've alreads posted a topic on a racing thread I frequent. None of these people have even heard of Celiac but seemed very glad I shared it with them. I also work at a newspaper and will be writing a story on it soon. Here's my story and my post on the racing board: This is a long read, but it may help someone here. Frustration: My moms passing at 53 was obviously hard on us but to me it left me more frustrated. Everyone was confused with how her disease came on so fast and her doctors really never could come to grips on what kind of cancer she had, which ended up being a stomach/intestinal cancer. My mom's life was normal for the most part, she was a very motivated, self reliant individual. However, there were medical things in her past that were not so normal. She often had serious migranes, she was very thin most of her life, she would have long sleep bouts, especially after a night of drinking in her hey-day after the races. She would also have an occasional fever blister and she had a historectomy at the age of 45. I always attributed this to her off and on smoking, even after her cancer diagnosis. Growing up: I was a typical kid. I played baseball, soccer, rode BMX and skated. Later I got into wakeboarding and fell into my longtime family pastime of autoracing. Through all this I had some wierd issues in my life that I never really understood. Going into HS, I looked like a 6th grader. I often got headaches and felt like I had low blood sugar at times. I would also find my self out of it. School work was a challenge as I felt like I had to work 4 times harder than everyone just to understand the basics. Later in my life, things panned out but I would still have this feeling of being out of it at times and would get serious stomach issues from time to time. My blood pressure was up and I started getting heart palputations and chest pains. Over the last few years I started working out and avoiding fast food. I stopped drinking coke and moved to drinking water "most of the time." While this might have helped, it didn't fix my issues. I was eating Subway everyday, skipping the mayo on everything I was eating. At work, there were times my co-workers would be talking to me later in my shift and I just couldn't focus on everything they were telling me. I chalked it up to just being tired. My doctor said its nothing more than IBS so I just delt with it. There are countless times I can remember getting into my race car a complete zombie. I'm thankful I never hurt anyone including myself. How I finished some of those nights is beyond me. Often times peope would tell me I looked tired or even on drugs. I just thought they were seeing things and I attributed most of it to CO2 poisoning. Over the last year, I got a serious bout of Phenomonia, which I made worse but not taking time off from work or racing. I ended up in the ER with what I thought was food poisoning and had a round of pretty bad headaches. My doc said, your stressed about your moms deal and have IBS. (Irritated Bowel Syndrome) Sunnie: When we had Sunnie, she was healthy but had a few red flags that were just.. well wierd. She was very skinny, my mom always accused us of not feeding her. She had this bot belly which we thought nothing of. She had cronic diarea when we first got her onto food. Under her eyes she looked anemic at times. She would often times wake up in the morning of a stomach ache. We would usually tell her it was just because she hadn't eaten breakfast. After breakfast she would usually start to feel better. Her attention span reminded me of me when I was a kid. Short. Aside from all that she was/is a perfect little 6 year old. Very kind to people, very thoughtful and her teachers love her. And of course, she loves racing. Research: After doing a few weeks of research, I came across something that started to put all the pieces together. Celiac disease. This is a common disease in the US. Up to 1/100 people have it. The scary thing is out of all those people that do have it only 3% of people know they have it. Left untreated these people pick up things like, cancers, high blood pressure, diabetees, arthritis, heart disease, bone degeneration and the list goes on and on. Usually, these people never really understand why they get these diseases other than they just do. What is Celiac disease?: Celiac disease is where your immune system attack your intestins when you eat gluten. Gluten is found in everything from breads, cookies, beer, and just about everything else you can imagine. Your intestins make up around 75% of your immune system. Over time your intestins become unable to absorb nutrients and vitamins which cause defiencies which lead to more sever complications. Many people have no symptoms of the disease until later in life. Why isn't this screened?: In Europe all children are screened at the age of 6. In the US no kids are screened. It's one of the most undiagnosed diseases in the states. I litterally had to ask for it both for Sunnie and myself. My moms doctors, which included one UCLA's best never even thought of the idea she could have Celiac until after her death when I mentioned it to them. The disease is genetic, meaning if your parrents had it there is a strong possibility that you may have it. The main reason it isn't screened in the US is because the drug manifactures rule the medical establishement here. The fix for Celiac disease isn't a pill. It's a strict adhearance to avoiding gluten. Good news is, once someone fixes their diet, the symptoms and disease starts to correct itself. Caught at an early age obviously has the best outcome. The intestins have the ability to repair themselves between 6 months to a couple years depending on how long the damage has happened with a strict adhearance to this dietary change. In the U.S. most Celiac cases (which are rarely caught) are diagnosed between the ages of 40-60 years of age. The average time that it takes for someone to realize their Celiac disease is roughly 10 years. Sad and happy: We just had Sunnie tested and her test came back positive for Celiac. In some ways I was sad but mostly happy that we may have saved her life and given her the chance to live a normal childhood. As far as my mom, I wish I would have known more about this disease a few years ago. I may have saved her life. I still have dreams/nightmares that I'm back in time informing her on Celiac disease. IMO, I think every child should be screened for this as well as every American. The amount of money my mom racked up in her short bout probably went over the million mark. This could have been avoided to some degree with propper screening. Anyway, I know this was long winded and there are probably a select few that will read the whole message but if it saves someones life then it was time well spent. Cheers, Billy.