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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. Eatting Out In Sacramento,ca?

    Try Selland's Kitchen - they have two locations now. One near Sac State, and 2nd location just opened in El Dorado Hiils. They have a small gluten free menu but what they have is fantastic! I've eaten there several times never been glutened. Other suggestions: The Counter - Roseville Paul Martin's - Roseville - excellent food. They mark their regular menu with gluten free selections. You can also google: "gluten free in sacramento" - there's a blog that that exact name that provides a pretty good list of other gluten free restaurants in the sacto area.
  2. a1956chill - how long did it take your leaky guy to heal? I've been gluten free for about 5 1/2 months, and keep hoping for my leaky gut to healed :-)
  3. Let's contact her on social media!
  4. I love many of the gluten-free snacks from Glutino - my favorite is the Yogurt Covered Pretzels! Yum. Also love their Table Crackers (like a saltine cracker). I tried Amy's Mac & Cheese recently and I had a horrible reaction - never again! Something in the artificial cheese - I usually make everything from scratch - but the one time I got lazy and ate something out of a box - and it got me good. I also like Pam's mixes - especially her corn bread one - I make a mexican casserole with it. And Pam's cookies are pretty good... but that's about all the gluten-free snacks I buy - I try to make my own or be good and eat fruit or make a smoothie.
  5. Anxiety In Sleep

    I had something that sounds really similar... Wasn't sleeping well, and waking up with really horrible dreams and feeling upset. Turns out I have a mild case of sleep apnea. My osteopathy doctor suggested I try using the SleepRight nasal breathe aids and it works very well. If you search this site you'll see that many people who have Celiac also have sleep apnea. Try buying some of the SleepRight strips and see if that helps. Good luck!
  6. Elizabeth Hasselbeck has another gluten free cookbook that just came out. Deliciously gluten-free: Food So Flavorful They'll Never Believe It's Gluten-Free I haven't tried it yet but has gotten some good reviews on Amazon: http://www.(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned)/Deliciously-gluten-free-Flavorful-Gluten-Free-ebook/dp/B004W3FJ0C I'm going to check my Costco to see if it's cheaper than the $18.00 Amazon price.
  7. This is unbelievable! But explains my horrible reaction when I was taking Synthroid several years ago. Since I was feeling worse my doctor increased my dose - which lead to feeling like I was having an emotion break down. (They were over medicating me!) I cold turkey stop taking Synthroid and started taking the over the counter vitamin Selenium. Works perfect for me ever since. I know this is not for everyone - but I was boarder line Hypo and didn't need to take Synthroid. Horrible stuff, and it suppresses your thyroid so you have no chance of healing.
  8. Gluten Free Oats

    From my research I did on this a few months ago - gluten free oats still share the same protein that regular oats have and your stomach doesn't know the difference. After a month of going gluten free I had an extremely bad reaction to Bob's gluten free oats. I stay away from them all together now. After your stomach's vill heals you may have more tolerance for them...
  9. Yeah I can relate! Over the holidays I met a friend for dinner at PF Changs and totally got glutened.. I ate from the gluten free menu and had the lettuce wrap appetizer, and my main dinner (Mango Chicken) arrived late (due to me sending it back because it was too spicy) I never got to enjoy it, except for a few bites. The next morning I didn't have stomach problems, but my whole left side of my face was swollen, and red. I guess I was lucky I didn't eat my whole dinner. Geez I thought PF Chang's was gluten-free safe. Dunno now.
  10. dilettantesteph can you share how you make yogurt in a crockpot? Thanks!
  11. O.M.G. thank you Skylark for mentioning the crockpot365 website. I also get sick of cooking all the time - even though I'm the leftover queen. My favorite thing to cook is Tuscany Chicken: I buy the cut up organic chicken from Trader Joe's. Put all the cut up chicken in a large resealable plastic bag - add enough olive oil to coat the chicken, Rosemary, cut up garlic, and squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon. (You can marinate it in the refrigerator ahead of time). If I'm in a hurry I don't wait to marinate it. Shake all the ingredients in the bag and put them into a roasting pan. Baste the chicken a few times -- and add the other 1/2 of the lemon juice. Cook for 1 hour at 425 degrees. Viola you got awesome chicken! So easy, and taste awesome.
  12. The Yahoo Low Oxalates link is incorrect in my last posting. Should be: Or you can google the Yahoo Group - Trying Low Oxalates. You will need to join the group before you can view the resources or participate in the forums. I hope this information helps others with LS.
  13. Starbucks Can Kiss My ....

    I'm a little late to this discussions about Starbuck's but.... their hot chocolate is gluten free. And you can get regular chocolate, and white hot chocolate (even though it's not on the menu). I've had both without any problems.
  14. All, I have Lichen Sclerosis (LS) and after alot of research I discovered that going on a low oxalates diet gave me "immediate" relief. It's difficult to be on a gluten free and low oxalates diet - but IT WORKS! In just two weeks on the low oxalates diet my horrible LS itching has completed stopped, and in the first 48 hours the intense hypersensitivity disappeared. You can learn about LS and a low oxalates diet on this foundation website: and Order the cookbook from the VP Foundation, and read everything on these websites. My OBGYN's only answer to LS was to use that cortisone cream - it doesn't solve a darn thing. It's so fustrating that doctors don't suggest going on a low oxalates diet for LS. Many women suffer with LS and they don't have to... Also there's a Yahoo Group that has success stories of women (who have LS) that went on a low oxalates diet and their LS symptoms went away! Here's the Yahoo Group url: Also, I've only been gluten free for 4 months. When my LS symptoms didn't go away after going gluten-free I searched for answers and thank goodness found the VP Foundation.
  15. Kelleybean, all, Here's the best website for anyone following a Low Oxalates Diet: And the Yahoo Group Low Oxalates: -S