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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Sunday River Trip - Bethel, Me

    Sorry, I don't know of any places. When I went last year I took all of my food with me. Have you tried talking with the lodge to see if they have any advice?
  3. I called P & G to ask about corn derivatives in Secret Platinum Invisible Solid and got a similiar response -- have your doctor call us to discuss whether you are allergic to any of the ingredients. I would boycott them but they also carry other products that are corn-free, which no one else carries, that I need. It's too bad they are so "secretive".
  4. I had to have Tylenol/acetaminophen compounded at a pharmacy. Aleve claims to be corn-free/gluten free, but I had a reaction to it and won't use it any more.
  5. I apologize, bklynceliac, I wasn't attacking you for your definition of "true allergy reaction" or saying that you are naive and narrowminded. I meant to say that doctors who feel that the only true allergic reaction leads to anaphalaxis need to investigate things further. I know of someone who had an allergic reaction to an OTC medication and the medical personnel denied she was having an allergic reaction because she wasn't anaphalaxis ("you don't pass out with anaphalaxis"), yet the only things that helped were antihistamines & epinephrine. Look at how many people aren't correctly diagnosed with celiacs, because they don't fit within the "norm" of celiac disease. Again, I'm sorry, I didn't mean to cause any problems.
  6. As long as you are not allergic to corn, you shouldn't have any problem with dextrose made from maize.
  7. I'm sorry you had a horrible reaction! I pray you are feeling better and are able to pinpoint what the cause of your reaction was. I haven't been able to eat Amy's pizza since I discovered my allergy to soy, so I'm not much help in assisting you in finding the trigger for this episode.
  8. Just as there are varying symptoms of celiacs, there are varying degrees of allergic reactions to things in the environment and to food. To say a "true allergic reaction" needs to lead to anaphylaxis, is terribly naive and narrow minded and as soon as doctors realize this, we will all be able to get better healthcare.
  9. Yippee!!! I have gone without/through withdrawal because of the corn issue & now I can have a treat tomorrow after I tackle some Christmas returns.
  10. Thanks Spunky & RiceGuy! I have a package of Namaste muffin mix here and will look to see what is on the package. I can't use it, because I think I have been reacting to the xantham gum (grown on corn). I will be using guar gum & cream of tartar to substitute when I start experimenting. I have arrowroot & buckwheat on my shopping list and will add sorghum, fava, & garbanzo flours. I've been afraid to experiment with different combinations -- Yankee thrift, hate to waste stuff -- but I will have to if I want some goodies for Christmas. Thank you, again!
  11. I tried searching before I posted this and your help would be greatly appreciated! I'm allergic to potatoes and corn and want to make some baked goodies for Christmas. Any ideas for substituting the potato starch and corn starch? I have tapioca, various rice flours, and quinoa flakes on hand, but will be going to Wild Oats/Whole Grocer this weekend. The xanthum gum I have "figured out". Thank you!
  12. Glad you found a roll out cookie that was a success for you! Is this the one you used? Lindsay's Lipsmackin' Roll-out & Cut Sugar Cookies -- I found it at
  13. Thank you for sharing the recipe. I am really excited to try making them.
  14. Technically this article wasn't about celiac, nor was celiac mentioned, so I am putting it here. The Sun Journal (Maine) had an interview with Craig Bessermin -- executive chef at Naturally ME (Natural Feast Pies) in today's paper. He mentioned he is working on gluten free muffins to be available in 2007. Here is the link to the article -- Craig Bessermin
  15. Everyone's menus sound so good! My father & I are cooking for our bunch -- Spiral-cut ham Turkey breast -- gluten-free/Corn free Potatoes Carrots Rolls -- for gluten eaters Cranberry relish -- gluten-free/CF Cheesecake pie -- gluten eaters Flourless chocolate cake -- gluten-free/CF My mom was so funny -- "you & your father are cooking so you can eat!" It's a lot easier for me to cook so that I don't have to worry about what "may" be going into the food, plus, they can't keep up with my intolerances. I'm much happier with this menu because it was going to be spaghetti or lasagne, which I can't have even if it is gluten free (nightshades).