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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. Zibby added a post in a topic I Feel Better When I Just Don't Eat   

      Eclara if you have all the issues I mentioned, you may want to ask a Dr for a gastric emptying test. Having Gastroparesis can cause all the issues I mentioned, and so can food sensitivities. Try reading about symptoms of Gastroparesis. I avoid gluten and still try to eat easy to digest foods. If you eat soft foods for a couple days and feel better, that's at least something. A difficult to digest food- high protein, high fiber, even high fat- (meats are tough for me but everyone is unique) can slow me down for a couple of days and make me feel like I have the flu or something. A Dr told me to take 500mg of Magnesium daily for constipation and that has helped big time! In fact I may need to lower the amount. lol Just make sure you don't rely on unhealthy carbs as easy to digest foods or it will create even more issues (diabetes!).

      I hope this helps!
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    2. Zibby added a post in a topic I Feel Better When I Just Don't Eat   

      I feel the same way, but I have Gastroparesis so the softer/less food I eat, the better I feel. I didn't see you say anything about bloating, nausea or constipation though. I does also give me stomach pain and leg cramps if I can't go to the bathroom. I hope you can get an answer!
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    3. Zibby added a post in a topic Kikkoman Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce- Yeast?   

      I got an answer:

      Our Gluten-Free Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce is made with our Gluten-Free Soy Sauce. Kikkoman does use a yeast in manufacturing our gluten free and other soy sauces. Yeast is an important component to the fermentation process, but it is inactivated at the end of the manufacturing process when the soy sauce is heat treated.

      We hope this information is helpful to you. If we may be of further assistance, please let us know.

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    4. Zibby added a post in a topic One For The Ladies (Intolerance Symptom)   

      Honestly, if I had those symptoms and you know it isn't a yeast infection, I'd see a gynocologist. Good luck though!
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    5. Zibby added a post in a topic Kikkoman Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce- Yeast?   

      Thanks Shadow. I was hesitant to ask the company because they don't have a number and want a mailing address to ask a question. I faked the address and hope they still respond.
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    6. Zibby added a post in a topic Kikkoman Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce- Yeast?   

      I did see the gluten free label but there is no fda labeling for yeast and there can be yeast in products that have no gluten from what I understand, such as wine. Like I said though, I am new to the yeast issue. I do have to avoid gluten as well. I appreciate your response though.
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    7. Zibby added a post in a topic Have I Lost Chocolate Too? Or Was It Cc?   

      I did not see anyone mentioning this but I really like Enjoy Life Chocolate. I get it at a health food store. It only contains:
      Evaporated Cane Juice, Natural Chocolate Liquor (Non-Alcoholic), Non-Dairy Cocoa Butter. I melt it and mix it with vanilla coconut milk or dark chocolate almond milk to make it fudgy.

      The website is here:
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    8. Zibby added a post in a topic Kikkoman Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce- Yeast?   

      I don't see yeast in it but I'm wondering if there is yeast from the wine in the ingredients- hidden yeast.
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    9. Zibby added a topic in Other Food Intolerance and Leaky Gut Issues   

      Kikkoman Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce- Yeast?
      Hi, can someone please tell me if Kikkoman gluten free teriyaki sauce had yeast? I see it has wine in the ingredients. I'm new to eating yeast free. Thank you!
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    10. Zibby added a post in a topic New Drug For Celiac Disease? Would You Take It?   

      I agree with Cavernio. Drugs have side-effects and some are not identified until they've been on the market for a while. That and I am so sensitive to medications, I think being on a gluten-free diet would be a healthier, more natural approach until the medication is proven safe long-term. It's great though that companies are working on a solution though and I really hope it turns out well!
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    11. Zibby added a post in a topic Stomach Bloating?   

      Thank you for your reply! No, the potato chips were baked Lays so no rice. Dried potatoes, corn oil, corn starch, salt, soy lecithen, sugar and corn sugar. I'm having a really tough time eating healthy. I have always been a picky eater and ate a lot of junk food and processed foods growing up. I don't have an acquired taste for most veggies. Thank you for the book reference! I can't believe the Kindle version is 13.00, geez! lol I'll still check it out though.

      Congrats on your signature milestones! Do you still suffer from Fibromyalgia?
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    12. Zibby added a topic in Celiac Disease - Coping With   

      Stomach Bloating?
      Is there any relief for upper stomach bloating? I have GI not celiac disease (as far as I know) and ate some gluten-free potato chips and my upper stomach blew up like a balloon. I'll be talking to a doctor soon about other intolerances. But in the mean time, are there any suggestions to relieve the bloating? I took some Gaviscon which helps with the indigestion but the bloating stays andit makes it more difficult to breathe with the fullness. I took a Zantac 150 earlier but it didn't help at all.

      Thanks for your help!
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    13. Zibby added a topic in Celiac Disease - Related Disorders & Research   

      Has Anyone Had Success With Dr. Kharrazian's Methods/testing?
      I went to a lecture yesterday about the benefits of eating gluten-free (in relation to food intolerances) and also the impact that the thyroid has on the system as a whole. A lot of doctors use Dr. Kharrazian's teachings and set up patients with extensive thyroid tests and other lab work. I signed up with a Chiropractor to do this but I'm wondering if anybody here has already been through this and how it went? The Dr. also told me to read the first 3 chapters of "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Results Are Normal?"

      Is this the best board to be asking about this?

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    14. Zibby added a post in a topic Started My 1 Month Trial- Amazing Results So Quickly!   

      Ooo thanks! Do you have any recommendations for the sublingual tablets? I looked on Amazon briefly but mainly saw B12 and D1000. I am eating gummy vitamins (gluten-free) cause I hate swallowing the large ones. Sublingual would be awesome but then again, do they come in multi or just individual supplements?

      Do you know what your TSH was at the time of diagnosis? I've been tested by a couple of endocrinologists but they haven't been able to identify the type of hypo. Maybe being medicated and stable makes that harder to determine? I got diagnosed around 2002 I think. It took a long time to even get that diagnosis because I was extremely exhausted and it wasn't until I was slurring my words, could barely talk, think or lift my head that I got a positive blood test. The acceptable ranges are too high! The range was between 1-5 and so even though I was at like 4 or so, I was still within range. My comfort level is a 2! My levels started going up and down for a bit til about 2 years ago when a Dr put me on Tirosint, a gel capsule form of Levothyroxine for better absorption and it has been stable ever since. Hmm evidence of malabsorption?

      As far as diagnoses.. I have a lot. lol Nothing debilitating thankfully! Has anybody's thyroid conditions improved with eating gluten-free? Diabetes? I'm thinking that since it's still possible to eat poorly and eat gluten-free, a total diet change would still be necessary for improved blood sugars. I control mine with diet and hope to keep it that way! I'm wondering though if that means I would need to get rechecked to make sure the change in diet doesn't alter my thyroid levels.

      Lactose.. oh lactose. What a pain in the rear! I have been drinking Lactaid for years and occasionally torture myself with ice cream, in which my upper stomach blows up like a balloon. I tried drinking almond milk for a while but the taste just isn't right for cooking so I switched back.

      I grew up in Washington state and it seemed rare to see the sun. lol Now it's just because I don't go outdoor much at all. Though it is currently cold winter for both of us.
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    15. Zibby added a post in a topic Started My 1 Month Trial- Amazing Results So Quickly!   

      Hi nvsmom, thank you for the great info as well! I did have nutrients tests done and only came up deficient in vitamin D (which apparently is very common). All other vitamin levels were good. I do have hypothyroidism (not Hashimotos though, that came out negative) as well as the diabetes (moreso borderline). Why I was not tested early on for Celiac is beyond me. I've had go through a lot of complaining and junk tests and irrelevant specialists before getting each diagnosis. I'm also lactose intolerant as well. Fun!

      I guess I should consider myself lucky that the only side effect so far is the headache (thank God not a migraine!). So sorry you went through all that! I really hope my symptoms don't get worse.

      Thank you so much all for the support and the advice!
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