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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. Silent Ncgi, Is It Possible?

    I don't personally have this experience, but since there can be silent celiac, I can't see why there couldn't be silent NCGI.
  2. Hahaha Glutenfreesingles Dot Com

      Aw, the poor little dear.
  3.     +1 for Billy Joel reference!!!!   And yep...I think laughter really is some darned good the more crazy people around...the better!
  4. We're Everywhere!

    Wow, I'm originally from New Jersey and am loving hearing all the place names. Moved from Bergen County (River Vale) but am very familiar with Hackettstown - my aunt lives in that area. And I lived in Sparta for a year.
  5. NoGlutenCookies, that's actually a fascinating theory. There must be *some* reason for the phenomenon, right? That's pretty interesting.   Gilligan, funny you should mention collagen, I actually started taking it in capsule form...but for vanity... (gettin' old)
  6. Ha ha, awesome!   Thank you, everyone!
  7. Pissed Off to the possibility that you're native (do you mean Native American?), I don't think that's probably the reason you have a sensitivity to gluten. I know plenty and then some of Euro- and other-descent people who have NCGI or celiac disease.
  8. Pissed Off

    I am so sorry. Most doctors just don't "get it." It's the whole cultural "but wheat is such a wonderful, happy, benign food that there must be practically no celiacs in existence!" thing. (If they even read a paragraph on celiac in med school. I've heard from med professionals that their nutritional unit is extremely short, like, a page short. Don't know if that's an exaggeration.) Docs really need to wise up!   I am so very sorry and I hope you feel better soon.
  9. Thank you. <3 I haven't made a bone broth. I am definitely going to make that. I've been making broths out of pieces of chicken, etc.   I haven't started a probiotic yet...I will go get some.
  10. Oh gosh, thanks so much to both of you. I really needed to hear this!   I'll hang in!!
  11. After Celiac Diagnoses - Were You Angry?

    I have not been DXd. But I am without a doubt gluten sensitive at the very least, to the point that by now, I am barely able to function.   Yes, when I first related how I was feeling to gluten intolerance, I was angry. I felt that EVERYBODY else could eat "normally" and I couldn't.   But recently I've come to a realization. Everybody can't eat "normally," or what we've come to believe is normal (heavily modified wheat). I know so many people with random issues no doctor can figure out. Strange "rashes," asthma, joint pains, fatigue/exhaustion, bloating, digestive issues, migraines, weird menstrual cycles, arthritis at surprisingly young ages, overweight starting from childhood, inability to concentrate, fibromyalgia, CFS, and the list goes on and on and on. Issues that people below the age of 70 would very, very, very rarely have complained about, especially more than one of those or other things at a time, in decades gone by.   *Something* is causing it. And I believe it's food that's doing it. So many weird, random issues aren't so weird and random when I realize that many, many, many wheat intolerant people have them. Our society is heavily based on wheat. I believe it's making us all sick. Or, many of us, anyway.   So:   1. It's not true that "everybody can eat 'normally' and be just fine." This society is NOT just fine. Nearly every person I know has some weird random issue. And my own anecdotal evidence aside, there's no denying a sharp rise of many of the above issues I stated in the past 25 years or so. 2. Eating a majority of wheat as a staple, and at that, eating heavily genetically modified, heavily processed wheat, is NOT normal. It has never been normal.   I actually consider myself lucky for having made the link.
  12. Face Swelling

    Good luck and I hope you figure it all out and feel better! We really are like scientific experiments on ourselves in this quest. Eliminate this, try that...It's the only way to know what we can eat and what we can't.
  13. Bloating - Help? :(

    How long have you been gluten-free? If it hasn't been very long, you could still just be bloated/inflamed.   If it has been a while, like the others said above, consider other food intolerances. I have discovered I can't do dairy. I do bloat from dairy, but only in my stomach (with gluten, it's my entire body - face, wrists, etc.).