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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 posted on their FB pages with these questions and they said that the products that were labeled "gluten-free" were truly gluten-free. I'm just concerned about cross contamination. I do not tend to get a lot of symptoms unless I'm really glutened bad. My antibodies are still slightly elevated and I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease 5 years ago.
  2. this is very disturbing news. Although I don't take probiotics, I do take some supplements. Does anyone know the status of these? they say "gluten-free" but that probably means nothing:   Viactiv chews (for calcium) Nature's Bounty Iron Sundown Naturals Vitamin D3
  3. I think it was IgA. My Dad has promised not to bring anymore bread into the house. After having more conversations with him (which were often quite intense), he has come to the realization that this was causing me a lot of anxiety and he wanted to put an end to it. So the situation is much least for now.
  4. I will try contacting the company. Hope they get back to me...
  5. I have been gluten-free for 5 years now, yet my antibodies are still slightly elevated. I never eat out and only prepare my own food and avoid Trader Joes products.
  6. I just noticed that some Talenti gelato flavors that were previously labeled "gluten-free" on the tubs no longer have that statement. Is it possible that these flavors are no longer gluten-free? On their website, it says they are gluten-free, but no indication on the label. I'm talking about the Mediterrenean Mint and Butter Pecan in particular. What is the deal with this?
  7. I have a question. I have Celiac Disease and am very sensitive to gluten. In fact, I only prepare my own food and never eat out. However, I do sometimes use other microwaves to heat up my food at work (and these microwaves have been used for gluten-containing foods). Am I in danger of having tiny bits of gluten fall into my food while I microwave it? (I do have my food on a plate or in a bowl, with no direct contact with the oven). Is it also possible that I could get gluten "fumes" that will get into my food and contaminate it?
  8. thanks for the advice. I agree that my mom and I might be setting our expectations too high with my dad. It's also possible that he has early stages of dementia. His older brother suffers from it. It's a complex situation because I will most likely be moving back home with them if I don't find a job in the next few months. I am finishing school and my apartment lease expires at the end of May. Then I'm going down to Florida to do an internship until August. However, if I haven't found a job by then, I'll be moving back in with my parents and it will definitely become more of an issue. I think it would be a different story if I didn't plan on moving back in with them.
  9. My Celiac Disease is causing really stressful family drama. This has been an issue since I was diagnosed, but has gotten worse lately. The problem is with my dad. He and my mom live in the same town as I do and I often eat there. Because I am so sensitive to gluten, my mom has tried to keep their house 100% gluten-free. But my dad keeps bringing in bread and then gets bread crumbs around the kitchen. He tries to be careful, but he slips up and uses the butter to butter the bread and therefore gets the butter contaminated. He has used this butter to fry eggs and many other things. So the butter gets in the dishes, the utensils and the sponges.    Despite being on a strict gluten-free diet for nearly 5 years, my antibodies are still slightly elevated at this point. I don't even eat out in restaurants at all because of cross-contamination. I have to cook all my food myself. However, I'll eat at my parent's house sometimes and they will cook for me. I have trusted them to make safe meals for me (and they have read many books about Celiac Disease and are very familiar with cross-contamination). My mom doesn't want any gluten in the house, but my dad keeps bringing in bread.   We have tried to talk to him about this problem but every time we bring it up, he gets very defensive and takes it personally. I have told him that I am afraid I can't eat any meals that they prepare because of possible cross-contamination. My mom spent nearly a week cleaning the entire kitchen but he keeps bringing in bread. She is extremely frustrated with him, as am I.    It's very perplexing because my dad is a very kind and loving person. But I think he is behaving selfishly when it comes to this. He'd rather bring bread home and eat it and therefore put my health at risk. But he doesn't see it that way. He thinks my mom and I are overreacting. However, he is getting old and forgetful. He can be very absent minded at times and doesn't seem to remember the correct protocols for dealing with cross-contamination.    Last year, I was a guest in someone's house and the kitchen was dirty and full of crumbs. I ended up getting exposure even though I prepared my own food and using my own dishes. I was having panic attacks and other symptoms for almost 2 weeks afterward. He saw what I went through. But I think he's in denial when he sets his kitchen up to be a similar risk. This has lead to a lot of tension between him and my mom.   I have thought about giving him 2 choices: either he stops bringing in bread and I will eat their meals OR he continues to bring in bread and I will not eat any of their meals.   I hate to think that my disease causes so much stress and drama in my family. Fortunately, they are a lot more understanding than a lot of families, but my dad has his pitfalls. This is really stressing me out and I think it's causing unnecessary drama. Any suggestions?  
  10. contact Dr. Keri Peterson (the "doctor" who made the "trendy" comments) and bombard her: Twitter: @DrKeriPeterson contact: Keri Peterson, MD 110 East 59th St. (between Park and Lexington) Ste. 9C New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-583-2962
  11. here's another great article written about the "trendy" comment: The "doctor" who made these comments was Dr. Keri Peterson. please contact Dr. Keri Peterson and demand an apology: Twitter: @DrKeriPeterson contact: Keri Peterson, MD 110 East 59th St. (between Park and Lexington) Ste. 9C New York, NY 10022 Phone: 212-583-2962
  12. Exactly. Since when was cancer a "trendy" disease or having AIDS "trendy"?
  13. Montreal And Quebec City

    I will be going to Montreal and Quebec City for the first time this August. Does anyone have any suggestions as to restaurants/cafes in either city that do gluten-free? I have Celiac Disease and am quite sensitive to gluten. Also, are there any grocery stores or other food places you suggest? Any other tips?
  14. I'm surprised I haven't found anything here yet on the latest garbage said on the Today Show. Read this blog post by Gluten Dude: Apparently a Dr. Keri Peterson said Celiac Disease was a "trendy disease" and "easy to manage." Am I the only one who is outraged here? This is ridiculous!
  15. Domino's should be ashamed. They are doing a half-assed job at trying to cater to those who have "minor gluten sensitivities" and in most cases, those with gluten sensitivities do NOT have minor problems. I think it's really catering more to those who are doing the gluten-free diet fad right now. I mean, Kim Kardashian, Milley Cyrus and other celebrities are going gluten-free, so it's now "trendy" for big food chains to do gluten-free. I'm more angry with the NFCA, though. I think they really made a serious error, sticking up for Domino's. They seem to be going against their own cause. Shame on them!