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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. Okay, I know I'm the other side of the pond to vote, but who your president is does have a huge affect on us over here in Britain/ scotland.. (The independence debate is a major politial issue in Scotland just now). Glad that there was a big turnout in your election - this can only be good for democracy.
  2. The Angels Want To Wear My Red Shoes- Elvis Costello Good to be back! Story behind my username is quite long - and really quite romantic . Short verson is that I historically had a fear of maps. My husband loves to drive and has a Ford Caspri ( they weren't called that in America, think it was a Ford Mercury?) anyway we went on a treasure hunt and I was navigator for the 1st and very nervous time and we won 1st prize. We only got together in 2009 ( courtesy of my daughter) and got married in 2010.
  3. Thanks so much for welcome back!! Health wasn't good for quite some time and I laid low. Huge improvement so thought it was time I got back on here. Really very touched that you remember me! The really good news is that my daughter, diagnosed 4 years ago when she was in intensive care(been to doctors, hospital since she was 5 years old) has had a beautiful baby girl 6 weeks ago!! Baby Let Me Follow You Down - Bob Dylan
  4. Hi. In terms of the correct way to describe your Scottish heritage , you're half Scottish. Scotch is a desription of items such as Scotch whisky(Mmmm) but not a person.Hope that clears it up.
  5. I was diagnosed by endescopy and biopsy but I'm 54 and also in the menopause. I do have symptons which are common to both diagnosis - mainly crashing fatigue and jointpains/aches. These are so similar that the only way I can differentiate between it being menopause or coeliacs causing it is by accompanying symptons. If I also have heightened hot flushes and night sweats then I put it down to menopause being the main culprit. If I don't have an increase in these but I have problems with bowels, stomach etc then I consider possible accidental glutening. The brain fog accompanies both!On my worst days I have all the symptons and it seems that they're both in overdrive. The G.P. I was originally seeing about my symptons put it all down to menopause. When I went to the G.P. I currently see, he felt that just because I was menopausal did not mean that my symptons could not also be a result of coeliac disease and had me tested. It could very well be that you are both menopausal and coeliac. Don't let the doctors dismiss the coeliac if you're menopausal.
  6. I'm Scottish with Irish on my paternal great grandmother's side. Celtic through and through!
  7. House Of The Rising Sun - The Animals
  8. Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight - Bob Dylan
  9. I was in the South of France last year and did not have any problems. I bought the Multi-Lingual Phrase Passport For Gluten and Allergy Free (Let's Eat Out) from Amazon. It contains all the phrases you need when dining out and is in French, Spanish, German and Italian. All waiting staff responded well to this and I had no cross-contamination issues. Enjoy!
  10. So here I am extending the thread on how long it takes to toast gluten free bread I made bread yesterday with a different mix than usual. It turned out light and fluffy and when I toasted it last night it toasted to perfection at the first go! My toaster settings go to 6 and I toasted it at 3! Who could I share this news with if it wasn't for this forum.
  11. I have no problem with single scotch malt whisky,including Glenfiddich, and coeliac UK state that they are gluten free due to the process. I can highly recommend Highland Park if you like a smooth malt. If you prefer a peaty one, Jura Superstition is good without being overpowering. If however you like a strong peat flavour then Laphroig is a good bet. Enjoy!
  12. I guess I'm lucky as I've not experienced any difficulties with either wine, malt whisky or Glayva . I've had my liver function done twice as I'm on statins for familial hypercholesterolemis and it's fine. Both my GP and my GI are aware that I have a glass of wine every night with my dinner and at the weekends I also have either a malt or a glayva after dinner. Both have told me that there is no reason to make any changes to my alcohol copnsumption. It appears that this is another area where people have different levels of sensitivity.