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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. ecf added a post in a topic Mobile Food Truck Nycta   

      Great, do let me know! Would love to eat at a food truck.
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    2. ecf added a post in a topic Haha Guess I Won't Be Eating There.....   

      How awful. It is so fundamentally wrong for a hospital kitchen staff to be improperly trained. And agreed, JessicaNYC, everyone in the food industry should know about Celiac and food allergies & sensitivities. Definitely encouraging to hear about your little sister, and I have a friend who is in culinary school now and has had similar training - hopefully more and more culinary schools are incorporating it into their teaching now.
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    3. ecf added a post in a topic Mobile Food Truck Nycta   

      Cool! Were they careful about pita CC?
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    4. ecf added a post in a topic I Hate When We Have To Make Decisions Because Of Our Disease   

      Wanted to offer some encouragement! You can take as much medication through security as you need - just declare it to TSA as medically necessary. I routinely fly with a big bag of meds in addition to the standard allowance of liquid toiletries, and carry on a nebulizer for asthma in addition to my carryon bag.

      And the food restrictions aren't all that bad, there is actually a lot of room to get creative - just make sure whatever you bring isn't at all liquid-y. I fly internationally every few months and bring all of my food in tupperware - usually fried rice, sauteed spinach and chickpeas, fresh fruit that doesn't produce a lot of juice (grapes, sliced apples, etc), homemade trail mix and some cookies or snack bars.

      And way to go, T.H. - hope you are having a blast!
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    5. ecf added a post in a topic Chartreuse Liqueurs, Tested And gluten-free!   

      Was hoping to buy some Chartreuse and was looking to see whether it is gluten-free, and came across your post. How great! And isn't that just about the most charming, reassuring company reply ever? Thanks a lot for investigating and posting two years ago. Also, love your username - my aunt has a dog named Gypsy Moon, Gyp for short.
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    6. ecf added a post in a topic Situation In Boothbay Harbor Maine   

      Oh no! I used to live near Brunswick, that's sad to hear.
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    7. ecf added a post in a topic I Think I Just Got Glutened!   

      Ah, was not aware of this. Thanks for clearing up my misinformation.
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    8. ecf added a post in a topic I Think I Just Got Glutened!   

      I'm not saying most ground meat isn't perfectly safe, just that I have occasionally seen pre-seasoned ground meat with 'natural flavoring' listed, which could be from wheat - and not every meat company discloses the source. Usually in these cases the flavoring seems to be herb-based, like rosemary oil, but it's still good to check with the company.
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    9. ecf added a post in a topic I Think I Just Got Glutened!   

      Since OP did not capitalize ragu: was it Ragu brand sauce or actually a homemade "ragu" style sauce? If homemade and containing meat, pre-packaged ground meat can have seasonings that you might want to check for gluten.
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    10. ecf added a post in a topic Traveling Out Of Town For Wedding   

      When traveling somewhere where I won't have access to a safe kitchen, I usually take along a cooler full of meals prepared in advance at home and a bag full of shelf-stable snacks. Think about what does well as leftovers and make a few large batches of hearty recipes (I usually do chili, lasagna, chicken noodle soup, etc) for main courses and a few lighter things (chickpeas, sauteed spinach, etc) for sides and then put them into tupperware. Also nice to throw some fruit and yogurt in the cooler. This might be a good plan for you, since you'll be able to make sure what you are eating during the wedding is safe, won't have to worry about finding accommodating restaurants in New Bern, and could even try to match the food you bring to the reception menu. Definitely pursue having the hotel secure you a fridge for the room, and if they aren't able to provide that, GlutenFreeManna's idea about storing labeled food in the hotel's kitchen seems like a good one. It would be more work, but if neither of those options work out, maybe you could keep refreshing the cooler with ice from the hotel?

      Good luck, I hope you find a good solution and have a lovely time.
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    11. ecf added a post in a topic Traveling After Only 10 Days Gluten Free... Any Suggestions Would Be Apprceciated!   

      Hope I've caught you before you leave. Noticed your two 12 hour travel days - ouch! Make sure you are stocked with plenty of food on those days - enough to get you through without buying anything on the road - because airports, rest stops and gas station convenience stores are just the pits when it comes to finding safe gluten-free food. Despite all the intimidating TSA restrictions, pretty much anything that isn't liquid-y (like a container full of chili) or gelatinous (like jello) is OK. I've found it's better to pack food for the plane in tupperware or clear baggies instead of foil - about half the time TSA has wanted to open up my bag and check out the food and if it's in clear packaging they won't open it up and risk cross-contaminating or spilling it.
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    12. ecf added a post in a topic Celiac And Egg Allergy   

      Hi anna, are you talking about anaphylaxic egg allergy or egg intolerance?
      As far as I know, there is no proven connection between anaphylaxic allergies and celiac disease.

      As far as intolerances go, the reason some people might tolerant eggs in baked goods, but not in other forms, is that the amount of egg in a baked good might be relatively small in comparison.
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    13. ecf added a post in a topic Seafood, Fish Recipes   

      Second love2travel on baking fish in parchment paper or foil. One nice flavor combination is with thin potato slices, cherry tomatoes, a bit of thyme, olive oil and salt.
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    14. ecf added a post in a topic Alpro Desserts/ Vanillin   

      Jaywalker, sorry to hear you've had trouble with the chocolate dessert. I have not had any of Alpro's soya desserts (do not tolerate tapioca well) but do eat their soya yogurt. Haven't had a problem with it, and am curious to know if you do alright with it as well.

      And an aside for the others: as far as I know Alpro is only in Europe.
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    15. ecf added a post in a topic Buckwheat, Corn, Quinoa-Ok? Help Need Answers   

      No doubt about it, all three are safe for Celiacs.
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