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        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. amandasmommy2 added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      EE (Eosinophilic Esophogitis)
      Eosinophic Esophagitis One more food allergy and lactose intolerance my 10 year old has to deal with. we wont find out till tuesday what the other allergy is. i dont wanna feed her what she is allergic to anymore, i can't wait till tues. anyone else have or have heard of this EE decease???
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    2. amandasmommy2 added a comment on a blog entry My Notes On Ordering Out Or Eat In Restaurants And Fast Food   

      thank you for your comment.

      i have no control on who eats out or not. you can or can't. i was just stating the facts and info i have found.

      my little girl is 10 now. she has been having trouble for the past year and her stomach is getting more and more bloated. i thought i new it was her celiac disease. i blamed my estranged husband for him not knowing her diet yet still.

      so i scheduled another upper g.i. and biopsy. turns out her celiac disease is good. although she has only had one sickness, her celiac disease, it turns out she has 5 things now. 1. celiac disease, 2. excess acid, 3. Gastritus, ( she has to follow the acid reflux diet now) only thing i can do is follow the acid reflux diet befor it get to acid reflux and to give her tums untill they prescrib her medication for it and the other symptoms she has. 4. she is either lactos intolerant and/or allergic to yet another food. 5. she has EE - [url=""]Eosinophilic Esophogitis[/url] . EE is the squeesing of the esophogus walls making it harder and harder to swallow. the worse it gets she will have to have a feeding tube.

      i am so afraid to out living my little girl now. she is only 10 and drs say there are other deceases that you can get when you have celiac disease. i never expected EE decease.

      i say these things about the restaurant because i used to work at some and my observations when we do eat out. subway wears gloves all the time. when i worked there we had to wear gloves but changed with every order. now they leave them on after handling ALL kinds of bread and even after scrapping the board with the tool AND their gloves. so when making my orders, the crumbs can fall off the gloves into the tuna bowl making it not gluten-free.

      there is this chinees place near us that has ice cream. the ice cream scoopers are placed into warm water, all of the scoops. therefor, when we pick up a seemingly gluten-free scoop to get gluten-free ice cream, then we are picking a contaminating scooper from all other ice creams.

      it is only my oppinion that i wrote this, i will never again take my little girl out or order in again. she is to sick for this. i don't wanna get even sicker. i wont finds out the rest of the 12 byopcies results till Tues. i can't stop thinking that i'm making her sicker while not knowing that i am giving here something else that is making her sicker.

      my fiancees mom works at a pizza joint. i have observed that yes they have gluten-free choices to eat but from the pizza and the flour in the air and everywhere else, i cannot order from pizza joints anymore.

      if these facts that i have posted changed in the near future, anyone is free to comment to this post at either time.

      thank you for your insight kareng. i greatly appreciate it..

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    3. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      My Notes On Ordering Out Or Eat In Restaurants And Fast Food
      At my experience on working at these places and observing employies, I myself will NOT order anything from any of those places. Sure it is nice to wear gloves while preparing foods, but have you accually notices when they make order to order? those gloves do not come off. Therefore, when it comes time to make your gluten-free foods, all the food made from the customers befor you that have gluten crumbs in them are still on their gloves. So, when you order gluten-free, your food WILL be contaminated.

      Same for when you order gluten-free fries in a gluten-free oil vat. There are other vats next to the gluten-free one. I.E. the oil from the non-gluten-free foods are splashing into your gluten-free vat.

      Pizza places - I know from talking to my pizza restaurants that yes they do serve gluten-free foods. BUT, pizza is made from flour. In my experience from working at pizza places, I know the flour gets everywhere, on hands, gloves and in the air. So, gluten-free products at pizza joints are NOT gluten-free to me.

      this in my opinion and therefore my family will NOT be ordering out or going to any fast food/restaurants anymore. I will not take any chances on making my little girl (now ten) sick anymore. I have been doing very good at keeping her gluten free since we found out she has celiac disease I am not gonna make her sick anymore and have told my relatives and friends house not to do the same with her. I will not outlive my little girl due to someone elses mistakes.

      Thank You
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    4. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Panera Bread
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    5. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Hoss's Steak And Sea House
      [url=""]PDF gluten-free menu[/url]
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    6. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Taco Bell

      Taco Salads
      Fiesta Taco Salad (Order Chicken instead of Beef; order without the shell and without the Red Strips)
      Express Taco Salad (order Chicken instead of Beef)

      Pintos N' Cheese
      Mexican Rice

      Condiments and Sauces
      Avocado Ranch Dressing
      Border Sauce - Fire
      Border Sauce - Hot
      Border Sauce - Mild
      Creamy Jalapeno Sauce
      Fiesta Salsa
      Fire Roasted Salsa
      Pepper Jack Sauce
      Pizza Sauce
      Red Sauce
      Reduced Fat Sour Cream
      Salsa Verde
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    7. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      [url=""]PDF form to download[/url]
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      Steak And Shake
      [url=""]PDF gluten-free form[/url]
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    9. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      [b]Gluten-Free Beverages at Starbucks[/b]

      We can start with water: unsurprisingly, Starbucks' Ethos bottled water is gluten-free. In addition, the shops usually have some pure fruit juices that should be safe. Several bottled Starbucks-labeled drinks, including Starbucks Frappuccino, Starbucks Doubleshot and Starbucks Doubleshot Energy, are considered gluten-free to at least 20 parts per million, according to customer service.

      However, you should check the label of anything you're considering purchasing to make sure it explicitly states "gluten-free," since ingredients can change at any time. (I don't worry about the water, but I'd definitely check anything else.)

      As I said, the company discourages anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity from ordering an espresso or blended drink prepared behind the counter.

      However, I've found that plain coffee drinks (espresso or brewed coffee) are gluten-free to well below 20 parts per million (based on my own reactions or lack thereof, not on any objective testing). I've also had good (but not perfect) luck with milk-based drinks such as cappuccinos and lattes. Occasionally I do feel like I've gotten one that's slightly cross-contaminated, but that hasn't stopped me from drinking them. (For more information on coffee and gluten, check out Is Coffee Gluten-Free?)lots of people who follow the gluten-free diet report gastrointestinal symptoms from coffee.

      If you avoid dairy, Starbucks' soy milk (the company's own house brand) is considered gluten-free to 20 parts per million, according to the baristas. Be aware that the baristas do use the same steaming wand to steam both soy and regular milk, so if you react badly to either, you may want to stick with plain coffee or espresso.

      If you're a tea drinker, Starbucks offers Tazo teas. Four Tazo flavors contain gluten: Green Ginger, Tazo Honeybush, Lemon Ginger and Tea Lemonade. In addition, because the same tongs are used to dispense all tea bags at Starbucks, you risk cross-contamination by ordering tea there. When I want tea, I ask for a cup of plain hot water and use my own tea bag.

      [b]Gluten-Free Food at Starbucks[/b]

      It can be discouraging for those of us who follow the gluten-free diet to ogle the bakery case and know there's nothing in there for us. (The company's foray into gluten-free bakery products several years ago didn't go well, and Starbucks hasn't tried again.)

      However, most Starbucks branches do carry one or two products that are labeled gluten-free. For example, at various times I've seen packages of Food Should Taste Good chips (those are certified gluten-free), KIND snack bars (all considered gluten-free) and Lucy's Cookies (also certified gluten-free).

      Sadly, none of the prepared meal options are considered gluten-free, including the salads (which could be made in a safe manner, but currently aren't).

      The bottom line: If you're starving and just looking for a quick snack, you probably can find one at Starbucks. But don't expect anything more than that (and definitely don't expect a yummy gluten-free pastry to go with your plain coffee).

      [b]What About Flavored Coffee - Is That Gluten-Free?[/b]

      Coffee beans or ground coffee that you buy pre-flavored (those yummy-sounding flavors like chocolate hazelnut and almond toffee crunch) are likely to be considered gluten-free, and may even be labeled "gluten-free."

      But that's not the end of the story.

      Coffee flavorings generally are made with a proprietary blend of "natural flavors." Despite a well-justified fear of that term on labels (since it can hide gluten-containing ingredients, most commonly barley-based flavorings), it appears we don't need to worry about "natural flavors" in this context
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    10. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Smokey Bones
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      Red Robin
      [url=""]Red Robins PDF gluten-free form[/url]
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    12. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Quizno's Subs
      [url="http://(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned).com/Quizno_s_Gluten_Free_Menu.html"]My link[/url]here is thier website to download a gluten-free menu. Just click on, click here for complete allergen info from their site.

      Here is what Quizno's lists as items that don't contain gluten:

      Salads & Dressings
      Chopped Salad (w/o Dressing)

      Butermilk Ranch
      Reduced Fat Butermilk Ranch
      Fat Free Balsamic
      Honey Mustard
      Peppercorn Caesar

      Side Dish
      Fruit Parfait with Yogurt

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    13. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Dominos Pizza
      While Domino's new Gluten Free Crust is appropriate for those with mild gluten sensitivity, Domino's and the NFCA do not recommend it for those with celiac disease. Domino's and the NFCA found that while the crust is certified as gluten free, current store operations at Domino's cannot guarantee that each handcrafted pizza will be completely free from gluten.

      In short, because the gluten-free crust is made in a facility where there is gluten present (like in the ovens), the company doesn't recommend the crust for those with severe cases of celiac disease.
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    14. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Papa John's Pizza
      PapaJohns only offers pizza and breadsticks as of 12/09/02 and
      offers no other menu selections that could possibly be gluten-free
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    15. amandasmommy2 added a blog entry in amandasmommy2's Blog   

      Outback Steakhouse
      [url=""]here is the menu for you in PDF form for gluten-free goods[/url]
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