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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 SymptomsWhat testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease ScreeningInterpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test ResultsCan 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-FreeIs celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic TestingIs there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and DisordersIs 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 BeveragesDistilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free?Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free DietFree recipes: Gluten-Free RecipesWhere 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. mwical added a post in a topic Applebees, Fast Food Restaurants   

      I just printed a gluten-free menu from outback from the link and it looks pretty good. Thanks Stef. I have written to LoneStar Steakhouse twice now about a gluten-free menu and thus far have been ignored. My wife and I used to go there quite a bit before I found out I had celiac disease. I guess they don't care. It has been a month since my first e-mail and 2 wks since my last. Oh well, guess I'll try Outback.
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    2. mwical added a post in a topic Potato Pizza   

      I like to make Pizza Potatoes in the crock pot. I cut potatoes in thin slices, put them in the crock pot, then pour pizza sauce over them and add pepperoni and mozzarella cheese and let them cook for a few hours. It is really good.
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    3. mwical added a post in a topic Which Is Better? Corn Or Rice Pasta?   

      I just tried tinkyada for the first time today. I too bought 8 pounds of tinkyada on sale for $1.99 at Wild Oats near Cincinnati, OH., yesterday. I also bought several pounds of rice penne and rice elbows, all on sale so I stocked up, trusting you guys that Tinkyada was the best, and THANKS!!!, you all were correct! It is the closest I've found so far. I was getting really frustrated trying to make my own noodles. I can't seem to get the dough to the consistency of wheat flour and it has just been disasterous. I've tried many different combinations of flours, like corn, bean, white and brown rice, tapioca, and more, but nothing seems to work right. I may just have to give in to the notion that I may never be able to make my own. I also tried Catfish's recipe for bread except I didn't have the asian rice. It turned out pretty good except It only raised to about 2 inches high, which certainly was my fault. It had a very good flavor & consistency though, so THANKS CATFISH, I'll keep trying until I get it right. Thanks again everybody.
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    4. mwical added a post in a topic Which Is Better? Corn Or Rice Pasta?   

      thanks for the advice. I am still very new at this gluten-free thing, so I will continue to try different things to "acquire" a taste for them. Before I was diabetic I used to drink regular Pepsi, and now I can't stand the stuff after drinking Diet Pepsi for so long. Thanks for making that point.... Also, forgive my ignorance, but what is spaghetti squash???
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    5. mwical added a post in a topic Which Is Better? Corn Or Rice Pasta?   

      Thanks, everyone!
      Looks like tinkyada is the overall favorite. I bought some Mrs. Leepers Rice Penne pasta at Wild Oats last week. It was OK but had a slightly strong taste. I tried the rice spaghetti too, not sure what brand it was. Wasn't crazy about it. I have some Quinoa spaghetti, but haven't tried it yet. I will try to find some Tinkyada, since most of you think it is the best. So far I agree with Catfish, that none I have tried to date have really been that great. I think I might try to make my own as soon as I find a recipe.
      Thanks for your input.
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    6. mwical added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Which Is Better? Corn Or Rice Pasta?
      I am 2 Wks. gluten free, but I am wondering which products are the best to buy. I am a big Pasta eater, so which is closest to regular pasta, corn or rice?
      Your input would help me greatly.
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    7. mwical added a post in a topic Obstacles Faced By Celiacs   

      Hi Michael,
      While you,re doing your research why don't you find out why manufacturers of gluten-free products charge so much . Rice is a relatively inexpensive item yet they charge $5.00 for a very tiny loaf of bread that tastes like balsa wood or something. It isn't good at all. You can buy a 25lb. bag of rice for about 5.00 and make lots of things with it. It is bad enough to have to live this way, let alone be ripped of and overcharged for things we have no choice but to buy, or try to make ourselves,like anyone has that kind of time. Same as sugar free products. I also am a diabetic thanks to celiac disease and when you go buy SF Jello they charge you double the price and the only thing that is different is they leave out the sugar. Just doesn't make sense to me. It S/B illegal. I am sure that the response would be that they don't sell as much, but that is nonsense, or they wouldn't sell it to begin with. WELL, now that I have that off my chest, good luck with your research .
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    8. mwical added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Kidney Beans
      I have been wanting to make Chili, but I am not sure about the Kidney Beans. Does anyone know if they are OK. I can't tell from reading the ingredients
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    9. mwical added a post in a topic Coffee/spice Grinders   

      I just bought a grinder/mill from walton feeds that looks really great. I is supposedly the best countertop grinder in the world. It has a Lifetime warranty. It is a little pricey, but if it works like they say I will be more than happy. They offer a wide range of grinders and Flourmills. The link is Check them out, maybe you can find one that will work for you.
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    10. mwical added a post in a topic Does Anyone Bake Their Own Gf Bread   

      Thanks, Catfish, Bridgette, & everyone else. This will help a lot. I bought a flour mill from Walton Foods in Idaho, but it isn't here yet. It usally takes 4 or 5 days to get to Ohio from there. As soon as I get it and get baking I'll let you all know how it turns out. I haven't had much luck with the breads I've baked so far, even though I followed the recipe. I'll keep experimenting until I get it right. The info you all gave me today will be a big help.
      Thanks, again
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    11. mwical added a post in a topic Does Anyone Bake Their Own Gf Bread   

      Thank you all so much! I will get started on these right away. I am looking forward to the results and some gooood bread>
      Thanks again,
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    12. mwical added a post in a topic Hi, Introducing Myself.   

      Hi, I too have just been diagnosed with celiac disease. This is all really new stuff but thank God for the internet. I went to the library and only found one little paragraph in a medical journal about Celiac. I have had joint pain for years and the Dr. I went to for 12 years just kept trying me on different kinds of arthritis meds. like Celebrex and a host of others. I was also recently diagnosed with Diabetes, which my NEW dr. seems to think is connected to celiac disease. Some mornings I could hardly get out of bed and a couple of times I couldn't, and I am only 40 Yrs. old. I also like you have had throat problems, mine for about 6 years. It too the DR. thinks could be a result of Celiac. I don't know, but all I do know is that I went to my other DR. for 12 Years and have nothing but a pile of insurance reciepts to show for it, and my NEW Dr. found out all this in less than 2 months. Don't know if this helps but anyway, GOOD LUCK! Hope you feel better soon.
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    13. mwical added a topic in Gluten-Free Recipes - Baking & Cooking Tips   

      Does Anyone Bake Their Own Gf Bread
      Hello, My name is Mark. I was diagnosed with Celiac just a week ago. Since then I have learned l lot about a disease that I never knew existed. The Doc says I have a severe case, but I hope that the gluten-free diet will change things. Anyway, I am experimenting and trying to figure out how to make rice bread softer and so that it will raise better. I just bought a bread machine, and I Purchase a counter top style grinding mill to grind my own rice and tapioca flour.I (used to) make a lot of bread and noodles from wheat flour by hand,but I guess those days are over. I am still learning how to use the bread machine, but baking the bread in the oven seems easier and tastes better. Anyone have any suggestions.
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