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  1. The tests test for the antibodies in the blood stream. It can take a while to build up enough antibodies in the blood to register on a test.
  2. If you eat Cheerios, then you might be getting a small dose of gluten. It will depend on if you get one of the boxes with a lot of gluten or are lucky and get one that is <20 ppm.
  3. Never had an issue with Kraft cheeses. Maybe she shouldn't eat diary for a while? Celiac disease damages the part of the intestines that digest the lactose in cheese/dairy. It can take several months to get that ability back. Also, when you are new, it really could be anything. It could just be that she isn't digesting much of anything well. It could be another food you are eating with the cheese or 2 hours before the cheese. There is a learning curve to eating and preparing food gluten free.
  4. I get it. `Nevermind. There isn't anything I can help you with. I am not starting that up again! Of course we never said you should breathe in visible wheat flour! That could certainly be ingested. You were talking about a store down the street glutening you if you went our your door. That is different. I hope you figure out a way to live a nice life - for your sake and your children's.
  5. I agree with Gemini. I think you need to see a doctor and find out what is really wrong with you. I doubt, even if you have celiac, that that is what is causing all these issues.
  6. People with Hashi's might have a slightly elevated level. This is off the charts elevated. Looks like about 4-6 % of people with Hashi's have Celiac
  7. I wouldn't worry about that ingredient as the product is so highly refined (as the article states) and such a tiny percentage of the product. I think you are worrying about the wrong things. Hand sanitizers and wipes are an unlikely place to get any gluten into your GI tract. With a kid this age, her real gluten challenges will be from friends or not "believing" she needs to be careful with food. If she continues to get gluten in her diet, it is likely she is putting it there herself. That is where I think you need to put your efforts.
  8. That's a husband job! Lol I usually grate but sometimes it's nice to have the convience.
  9. I think a lot of comments were about getting gluten off of hands. Maybe people misunderstood. A hand sanitizer won't remove any dirt or gluten, but it might kill some of the "germs" that are present.
  10. And, to be technical - cellulose is not the protein in the seed of the plant. For our purposes, gluten is the protein found in the seed of wheat, rye or barley.
  11. But what I am trying to say is - rye is in almost nothing. And you wouldn't give it to her because it's wheat based bread. And they legally have to list ingredients, anyway. Barley will be listed , because they are proud of it and it's an ingredient. Honestly, companies, especially the big companies like Kraft, will clearly label ingredients. Chemicals are chemicals. They aren't wheat protein even if they somehow started as wheat. we use Kraft shredded cheeses and other brands, with no issues. If it bugs you, just get a chunk of cheese and grate it yourself. That's is what I usually do because I like the taste better.
  12. Something I just caught - why does she need to wash her hands between each class? Is this just your own personal " germ" issue? She shouldn't be getting gluten on her hands in every class.
  13. Shredded cellulose isn't gluten. In the US, if it is made from wheat, it must be labelled in food. Rye is rare and will be an ingredient in crackers or bread you wouldn't have anyway, because of the wheat in them. Barley is an ingredient they love to call out in food but may be listed as " malt" usually " barley malt". Reqd ad the Newbie 101 thread for a bit of help.
  14. What are the ingredients? Last I read them, there was no wheat germ oil or anything like that. If The Patient Celiac uses it, I would, too. Many companies do not want to take the expense of testing products. They will not " guarantee" it is gluten free because thier lawyers tell them not to. That does not mean it is not gluten-free.
  15. Just got an email about the free screening and education day. If you are in the Chicago area, you might find this helpful & fun! Links might not work because I am just copying my email. Just copy and paste the link to the U of C's site to register. I am in Chicago for a wedding , so I might pop over. Please join us at our Annual Celiac Education Day! Celiac Education Day: On October 22nd, join The University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center in a free, educational event not to be missed! Celiac Education Day will feature three guest speakers, a live Q&A panel, as well as our free blood screening. Schedule of Events: 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Q&A Panel with Dr. Stefano Guandalini and a panel of experts 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Personal and Psychosocial Challenges of Celiac Disease (Presented by Lori Welstead, RD, MS, and Tina Drossos, PsyD) Celiac Education Day events are free and open to all, but preregistration for the Blood Screening is mandatory. Registration will open on September 14, 2016. For more information please visit: Celiac Education Day: Free Blood Screening, Educational Sessions and Product Sampling! All events will be held at The University of Chicago Medicine, Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM Building), 4th Floor, 5758 S. Maryland Avenue, Chicago. For directions, please visit You are eligible for the Blood Screening if: You have been on a gluten-containing diet for at least 12 weeks prior to testing; You have a close family member that has celiac disease or Type 1 diabetes; You have Down Syndrome; You have a related autoimmune condition such as rheumatoid arthritis, MS or Addison's Disease; You have digestive problems, chronic fatigue, osteopenia/osteoporosis, or Type 1 diabetes; You have other related symptoms or conditions;