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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. I am originally from North Europe and I have HLA DQ2.5 & DQ8. They are both "celiac" genes. I've already got celiac . Also I know that this combination of genes puts me at a high risk for juvenile diabeties. Doesn't make me happy. Anyway, there IS a gene, associated with diabeties - DQ8: "...In Europe, DQ8 is associated with juvenile diabetes and coeliac disease. The highest risk factor for type 1 diabetes is the HLA DQ8/DQ2.5 phenotype. In parts of eastern Scandinavia both DQ2.5 and DQ8 are high increases frequencies of late onset Type I and ambiguous Type I/II diabetes..." (from
  2. I would try to give K1. If your kid is vitamin K deficient, which happens to celiacs and infants, you will see some improvements with internal bleeding within 3-5 days. I don't know about the children dosage though - I was taking 1000 mcg/day and found improvements with bruising and rectal bleeding in 3-4 days. Vitamins K1 shouldn't hurt, as I know. You can ask your doctor's advice, just to be on the safe side.
  3. I started gluten-free diet in January 2010. And only in March I realized that I am lactose-intolerant. Also I found other food intolerances, which surprised me a lot. But it is common to find other food intolerances when you go gluten-free
  4. You don't need to be officially diagnosed to know how you feel without gluten. Listen to your gut! I am happy for you that gluten-free diet helps you!
  5. Another Pms Question

    My PMS has improved after I started gluten-free diet, but it took at least 3 months. And it happened after I started taking vitamins, including Vitamin K (I am K-deficient). Also before I went gluten-free I used to have migraines with my PMS, and now it is 10 times better. BUT last month I was stressed at work and was drinking lots of coffee and I had my PMS, mood swings, and migraines back. Coffee does affect me very negatively around my period. I would definitely recommend being easy on caffeine before and during your period. I stopped taking my second cup of coffee. Hope it will work for me, I don't want to have my PMS again
  6. I was straggling with bad C for the last 2 years before I was diagnosed with celiac. I was having the same problem for the first 5 months after I went gluten-free. I didn
  7. Rotation Diet

    I hear you, sickchick! I am very sorry that you keep developing these food intolerances even if you
  8. Problems With Fruit!

    I found out that I have intolerance to some fruit such as oranges, strawberries, apples etc. At the same time I eat without any problems melon, watermelon, bananas, mango, grapes. So I don
  9. You should change your doctor when: - your physician knows about your family history (depression, suicides) and label you as a "mental" patient when he sends you to GI and hematologist ; - your GI checks your colon during the colonoscopy and tells you that you are healthy (he didn
  10. I was gluten-free for almost 2 months when my celiac blood test was done. It was my BIG mistake to let them do the test. I had doubts about it, but my doctor was sure that such a short period of time wouldn
  11. Bad Anxiety

    It seems to me that you may have an emotional reaction to the latest changes in your life. To get sick, then to go through all that tests to be diagnosed, then to accept the fact that you will never eat what you used to eat
  12. Try Russian websites. Russia is the closest country and the prices for gluten-free products should be better. Also check for big chain-stores in Kiev, they should have something. I am going to Moscow this August and already contacted 7-th Continent Superstore about gluten-free products. Got immediate reply with the list of available gluten-free products. I am very happy now - I know where and what I will buy and cook there.
  13. It was the only symptom that my physician couldn