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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 will be traveling to Sutton, WV in a week. Does anyone out there know of stores that may sell gluten free food items or restaurants that have gluten free friendly menus? Any help would be appreciated. I did find restaurants in Charleston(an hour away) but no food stores. Thanks for your help!!!
  2. My daughter just had this done. She has had two endoscopies/biopsies in the last three years. Her GI did this because the upper endoscopy is very invasive and the pill came is "COOL" non invasive for kids. My daughter is nine. She still has symptoms of gluten even on a gluten free diet. After the camera endoscopy he diagnosed her with refractory sprue and put her on Entocort. Her intestines were much more damaged then the upper could see. After one day on the medication her diarrhea went away after 9 years. The Camera can not take a biopsy although it does take 2 pictures a second for eight hours I imagine it is very detailed. You probably would have to have the upper endoscopy after if a biopsy is needed.
  3. Anne- My daughter has the Addison's, Celiac and Hypothyroid just wanted to make sure you are aware that thyroid disease is also one of the autoimmune diseases linked to addison's and celiac. If your Endocrine is a good one they will now this already. FYI Diabetes is another common one. The initial diagnosis of Addison's disease was extremely frightening to me. After two years I have realized that my daughter can live a pretty normal life as long as she takes care of herself. Always stay hydrated, this is EXTREMELY important. We went to a fair, it was very hot and humid, my daughter had a small crisis from dehydration. As long as you take your maintenance dose every day and stress dose as needed it works! Hope this helps! If you have any questions about Addison's let me know. It was a little confusing to me at first. Jessica
  4. Yes, the symptoms are very much like Celiac. My daughter went undiagnosed for years. We thought her Celiac was just not getting better. Last summer she got a really nice bronze tan. She is red headed and fair skinned. Her endo ran the blood test and low and behold she had Addison's. Here are some links to websites that have info about addison's disease. this is an Addison's Disease online support group. Hope this helps!
  5. I use Sherrie's frozen pie crust for all my one crust pies. I have not found a recipe for pie crust that tastes as good yet. 2 for $7.00 at the below address. It works in a pinch. My health food store carries them, if you like them ask yours to carry them. The brand is sherrie's gluten free has a great biscuit mix Southern Glory Biscuit Mix. This is pricey at $7.00 per box I try to keep at least two in the house at all times for quick meals. If I have time Betty Hagman's Featherlight Biscuit recipe is also good. If you would like it let me know. Cherrybrook kitchen has a great chocolate cake mix in a box. Around Passover you can find alot of Gluten Free baked goods in kosher stores. Try and see if there are any in your area. Cinderella Sweets out of New York makes alot of gluten free goodies and they taste great. Cinderella Sweets Inc 874 Lakeside Drive Woodmere, New York 11598 Phone: (516) 374 - 7976 Fax: (516) 374 - 7787 Once you know what you like the web site is This site only states a few things are gluten free, however I have found most are. Hope this helps!
  6. NO JOKE! My daughter after a year and a half of still not getting better on the Celiac diet was just diagnosed with Adrenal Insufficiency or Addison's disease. This is another autoimmune disorder that is linked to undiagnosed Celiac. Symptoms Low Blood pressure, fatigue, muscle weakness, diarrhea, nausea, loss of appetite, weight loss etc.. Sound familiar????? To learn more follow the link below. Jessica
  7. Have you had your Thyroid checked? My daughters Endocrine Doctor has stated that her thyroid problems are the cause of her cracked hands. We use Burt Bees hand repair. It seems to work the best.
  8. You can order it from Kraft directly if you can not find it in the store. Also, Annie's Naturals has come out with a boxed GLUTEN FREE Rice Pasta & Cheddar. UPC 1356261001
  9. Hi everyone- I was hoping someone out there might be able to help me out. We will be in Smithfield, North Carolina for a few days and need some help with food stores and dining options. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks in advance!
  10. Christine- This is not an unreasonable request. My daughter's school let us provide a microwave for her use only. It is located in the lunch room. The school assigned an aide to help her heat her lunch(She is 7yrs). I go in and clean it regularly during the week. It has worked out fabulous!!! Jessica
  11. I don't think funions are gluten free. I called the company three months ago and was told they were NOT. I could have gotten misinformation? Anyone else?
  12. I found a recipe in Bette Hagman's "THE GLUTEN-FREE GOURMET COOKS COMFORT FOODS" page 226. Many people on the board thought this recipe was to much work. I make the featherlight mix up ahead of time. My whole family has had these and find they are very similar to the southern biscuit. My dad is a biscuit and gravy man from West Virginia and gave his thumbs up!. Featherlight Biscuits 7/8 cup Feather light mix 1/2 teaspoon xanthan gum 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons shortening 1/2 cup buttermilk Preheat oven to 450 degrees In mixing bowl, combine the flour mix, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda, sugar, and salt. using a pastry blender or two knives, cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk and work gently until the dough forms a ball. Turn out onto a surface dusted with sweet rice flour and pat or lightly roll to 3/4" thickness. Cut the dough into 2 1/2" squares or form round biscuits using a 2 1/2" round cutter.( I use a large drinking glass) Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake for 10-12 minutes. I bake them in a glass pyrex baking pan. I also put oil in the pan and turn the biscuit dough in the oil before baking. This keeps them from browning to much and locks in moisture. The Featherlight mix formula is Rice Flour(1part) 1 cup Tapioca Flour(1 part) 1 cup Cornstarch(1part) 1 cup Potato Flour(1 teaspoon per cup) 1 Tablespoon Hope this helps!
  13. Circeannc- I know Children's Loratadine Syrup (fruit flavored) is gluten free. I called the company Taro pharm in Israel. They were very knowledgable about celiac and gluten! If your pharmacy does not carry it I'm sure they will order it for you.
  14. I know Whole Foods carries it in Mass.