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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. niki_moen22 added a post in a topic Making Fun Of Gluten Issues On New Cbs Show   

      I'm glad to have found this post on here, because I was absolutely disgusted about the "joke" as well. I posted on facebook about it & was told (more than once) that I was overreacting. Of course, by people who don't have celiac disease, so I guess I should consider the source. I sent a sharply worded email to CBS letting them know that the joke was in poor taste. Ignorant attitudes like this are the reason we aren't taken seriously. I've been accused of having an eating disorder bc of my weight & not only is it untrue but also extremely hurtful. CBS just lost me as a viewer completely.
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    2. niki_moen22 added a post in a topic Lay's Potato Chips?   

      I am super sensitive, so its a good possibility that she is, also. I don't think we're coming down with any bugs because I feel totally fine today. My husband & 3 other children are not gluten-free (yet) but we are very, very careful. My husband & I are the only ones who ever touch the food & we make sure our hands are clean. However, this will not be an issue for much longer because my 3 other children had the blood tests a few weeks ago & 2 of them had levels through the roof (my youngest daughter's results were so high that they sent them back to be retested). As soon as they have the biopsies & diagnosis, then our entire family will be gluten-free. That's the other reason I was wondering about Lay's; I will soon be packing a lot more school lunches. Plus, we all love chips now & then! In the future, I suppose we just won't have the regular Lay's chips anymore. I have never gotten sick from the Stax so I might stick with those. Or, I may just start making my own potato chips! :-D I appreciate all the replies, thank you all so much! I'm so glad to belong to an online community like this where I can have questions answered.
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    3. niki_moen22 added a topic in Gluten-Free Foods, Products, Shopping & Medications   

      Lay's Potato Chips?
      My daughter & I both have celiac disease. I was diagnosed at 2 years old & she was just recently diagnosed at age 7. She takes her lunch to school every day now, so I started searching for chips that are gluten-free. I enjoy Lays Stax, but she doesn't so I thought I'd try the Original Wavy Lays. The website says gluten free, so does the package. However, she ate them yesterday & this morning she felt sick, tired & irritable. I ate them today (a few hours ago) and went from feeling great to feeling contaminated; tired, extremely irritable & I have a headache. Has anyone else had issues with this? As of right now, neither of us has been diagnosed with any other allergies. I am very sensitive to carrageenan, though.
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