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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 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. Foam - that's really interesting that culturing the soy makes it more digestible! I actually don't have problems with dairy strangely enough so at the moment I'm making dairy milk kefir and I'm happy it will help me get some calories! I just used up all my cabbage to make saurkraut so I'm gonna have it ready in a few days and probably eat it with every meal! I heard if you eat fermented foods with meals it will make digesting the food easier   Juliebove - thanks a lot for your letting me know your experiences I'm definitely not expecting the diet alone to  get rid of candida, but it's good to do in addition to all the other treatments I'm doing until I get better! I don't actually find the diet too bad, but my individual intolerances make it a lot more difficult I'll probably try something like candex after I improve a bit more
  2. thanks so much! I'll try adding more root vegetables in.. And thanks for letting me know im not the only one to be randomly intolerant to those foods lol! I thought my gut was just going spaz
  3. thanks a lot for your advice! I unfortunately can't have soy milk cause it makes me sick though I was talking to this one girl who seems quite knowledgable about all this and i told her I've become intolerant to all grains and want to replace my carbs with legumes since they are complex carbohydrates.. and she told me if i don't eat grains I'm going to end up more sick later and i should continue eating them even though I am intolerant to them.. and also that i shouldn't eat legumes.. this is what mostly caused me to starve myself because i got so worried about not eating grains and not getting enough carbs and everything argh she said that i would feel sick eating things im intolerant to for now, but eventually I'll feel better.. so right now I'm confused and worried and hate all the conflicting advice that comes with this illness =\
  4. Thanks! Though I was hoping to hear something different.. I still find it weird though because I didn't think the "ancient grains" have similar protein structures to modern grains like wheat and I have barely eaten any of them at all.. if ever. My candida isn't out of control or anything, it was getting better even while eating a fair bit of rice, but my digestive system is screwed up in terms of not making enough enzymes and acid making me unable to tolerate any raw foods, red meat, or anything that hasn't been slow cooked or soaked or put into soups.. but I have finally found a diet that is working for that.. The only thing that is bothering me right now is that my body just doesn't want any carbs that are allowed on this diet! But i want carbs lol! I was finally starting to improve and devised a whole plan to get rid of this then bam! i have an intolerance to one of my main staple foods and feel like everything I've done has just gone straight out the window..   I have just started making my own probiotic foods and am waiting for them to ferment, I'm making kefir and saurkraut and am really hoping they make a difference, I''ve been taking a lot of supplements too to help the liver, immune system, digestive system, inflammation in the gut etc but i dunno.. I have now become terrified that anything I put in my mouth is going to cause a problem with either leaky gut or candida so i have so far starved myself all day :\ and am really scared about thinking of what to eat tomorrow..
  5. Hi! I'm just wondering if anyone here can help me out with this... many months ago i became gluten intolerant which lead to me becoming intolerant to other things like corn, soy, oats etc.. I eventually found out i have candida from my naturopath and have had to go on a terrible no sugar diet..   The naturopath helped me figure out food sensitivities using something called a biomeridian stress test and it seems to be fairly accurate, the foods that came up included all the foods I've mentioned and all grains except for rice and amaranth.. I find it a little strange though because I've never eaten millet or buckwheat before.. and they don't seem to have a relation to gluten at all since they are actually seeds :\ I didn't really care at first because I was still able to eat brown rice and amaranth so these are where my carb sources came from, but because of my huge lack of food on this candida diet I have now become intolerant to brown rice as I ate it daily instead of rotating it..   I really don't believe that in order to get rid of candida, you need to completely cut out carbs like most of the diets out there say, because I feel like I'm starving myself eating this way and my body cannot tolerate high amounts of meat and fat.. however I can't eat other kinds of carbs like potatoes because they are simple carbohydrates and create more sugar which feeds candida ARGH!!   I have been wanting to add more carbs into my diet and I am just wondering if it is even possible for me to be intolerant to things I haven't eaten before.. or at least not much.. because i would really like to be able to add things like buckwheat, millet and quinoa into my diet.. but I'm really scared of what will happen if i do and it turns out I'm intolerant :/ I hope someone can help me with this!
  6. Thanks for the help foam. That clinic seems really good, I just wish I was able to get real help from these kinds of people than have to do everything on my own. I feel I've been given a death sentence by being diagnosed with candida because everyone says they've suffered for so long.. I'm not entirely sure if I have leaky gut, I'm just very confused and I don't want to suffer for years... but my body doesn't care what I want or it wouldn't have ended up like this in the first place... I'll try my best to follow as many ideas from this link as I can
  7. Aw I'm so sorry for your struggle =\ That picture you have of that cat is so darn cute >< anyway I don't know your story, but I've recently befriended a person who got rid of candida after a long time and he's been telling me there are often other things accompanying it. He said he was never able to get rid of it until he got rid of heavy metals and in so many cases this can keep people from getting better.. I don't know if it's the case for you, but maybe you should look into it and other things that can be accompanying it. It may seem like these things wouldn't be a problem.. but i never took many antibiotics and i have always been relatively healthy and now i somehow have candida.. It's really hard to know a lot of the time what is really making us sick and to just look to things that are supposedly going to work and give us instant fixes because there can be so many different things and everyone is different. Just keep fighting and don't give up, but make sure you focus on every aspect and not just one thing..
  8. well so far i had these chicken patties with garlic, sea salt and at the moment im eating a chicken stir fry with onion, spinach, and celery and im also trying black beans since i haven't eaten many legumes and im trying them out
  9. well it is difficult to tell because my symptoms are sort of constant now. When i used to react to foods my bloating would get worse and I'd feel very full with undigested food and difficulty passing a bowel movement. I thought i was ok with fruit, but sometimes got some bloating and stomach gurgles, but this was very inconsistent. I never noticed carbs making a difference much as I was able to eat potatoes, rice and sweet potatoes without feeling too different, but eventually my bloating and fullness got worse and never went away so i cut these out. I thought I'd be ok with no carbs and just meat, but it seems like meat makes me feel very full and bloated. I even take HCL supplements for this which hasn't changed it. It's very hard to tell what is causing the problems though when i get them regardless :\ the only thing that hasn't caused me any problems so far is vegetables, but i don't think i can do a diet with just vegetables.
  10. I'm not too sure about the results I only got one test done, I have been following a gluten free diet for 5 months though so I don't think any tests would come back accurately now and I think eating gluten again in my condition might just make me intestines explode! I'm not sure what else I can do even if i do have celiac though... The candida diet is pretty strict and i also have to rotate it to avoid new intolerances and try not to lose any more weight...
  11. sorry just to add.. i have cut out all processed foods, soy, dairy, corn, peanuts for about 3 months now and cut out grains about a week ago
  12. Hi thanks for the reply. I did have a blood test done which came back negative, but i followed a strict gluten free diet anyway and got better only for about 2 weeks because I went out to eat and they completely messed up my order and gave me the full gluten version. I got better again but i started getting more sensitive to gluten and got cc'd and now I'm just getting worse and worse (becoming intolerant to things and now bloating regardless of anything i eat) when there is no chance im still consuming it.. my naturopath said i have candida and after seeing everything i've read about it im ready to give up already. I've been trying so hard, but failing to gain my weight back now i'll probably lose more and i don't even know how long this is going to take to go away. I was kind of happy to do SCD before, but i don't think i can eat fruit or honey which makes me pretty upset..
  13. Hi everyone. I've been waiting months to find out what was wrong with me after going gluten free my naturopath told me i have candida. I am so upset because out of all the different conditions that displayed my symptoms I was hoping this was the only one i didn't have... I have read so many scary stories about it how people have it for years and the diet is the most restricting thing I've ever seen... I also have leaky gut and have to rotate my foods Is it really true that it takes years to go away? And what else is there besides diet that I can do for it? I will do the diet, but i want to know what else can help. I've been looking at threelac but apparently they changed one of the ingredients a few years ago and now it's dangerous.. I'm not sure why they would do this because there were so many people who had good experience with it before. I'm really wondering what is going to happen now.. I've never taken many antibiotics and i don't even have celiac so I'm really confused as to why this happened. If anyone has had any success with it please tell me... Do symptoms at least subside while you're doing the diet? Do any cleanses work? I'm really worried that I will have this forever and I'm so upset...
  14. Igg Intolerance Testing?

    Thanks a lot guys! I think I might try the hair test i would prefer the elisa but iit's a bit too expensive for me and the cheaper ones i find don't cover enough food. Hopefully it will work and I'll be able to start healing soon!
  15. Igg Intolerance Testing?

    Lol no worries! I was doing the whole trial and error thing at first and I was healing pretty well! Then my gut just randomly went out of control and hasn't really improved since it's probably something else going on, but I'm still very worried that my intolerances will keep me from healing if I solve it