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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. Playlist Ideas For Working Out

    Hi Terri! I started running in early September of last year and have run three 5Ks since. It gets addictive!! Here's what I listen to on my iPod -- the beats are good to run to. Good Luck! Maureen Icky Thump by White Stripes Stronger by Kanye West Out of Control by Hoobastank Paralyzer by Finger Eleven Forever by Kid Rock Dirt Off Your Shoulder by Jay Z Can't Stop by Red Hot Chili Peppers Come on Ride It (The Train) by Quad City DJs Because I'm Awesome by The Dollyrots
  2. Menu Recommendations For Pf Chang's?

    Yum!!! I LOVE Changs and have never had a bad experience. In our area, right before the holidays they added some new gluten free options to their menu. I love the Changs Spicy Chicken and the Dali Chicken. FYI, the Dali Chicken is really spicy, but good. Also, if you are a vegetarian, they can do the Dali Chicken without the chicken, just potatoes in the spicy sauce. The Chocolate Dome is soooo good, so save room for that as well! How fantastic is it to be able to go out with your family/friends and eat like we used to before Celiac? I love PF Changs Enjoy - Maureen
  3. Hi all -- I was hoping that someone may have a similar experience. I've had celiac for almost 3 years now. I've been very healthy and am very careful in the gluten free foods I eat (no cheating ever!). Since my diagnosis with celiac (it was triggered during my pregnancy), I have also been unable to eat anything containing MSG. Anyway - has anyone become intolerant to other foods after being diagnosed with celiac? Since my diagnosis, I have had a severe stomach reaction to raspberries. After eating them, I felt like there were knives in my stomach, had horrible nausea, and ending up vomiting. I made myself a smoothie last night and was so sick. No "D" like if I get glutened, but nausea and lower back pain. Cutting out gluten is tough enough! I was curious if those of us with autoimmune disorders can continue to develop intolerances to additional foods. Is there a way to get testing for this? Thanks - Maureen
  4. Hi all -- Ok, I may be really "out there" on this one, but I'm asking anyway At 31 years, I developed celiac during my pregnancy with my 2nd child. As I went gluten free and started healing, I found that if I ate something containing MSG, I felt the same way as when I was "glutened". I have read that a lot of people w/ celiac also are intolerant to MSG. Here's my question -- once you are totally gluten free and healthy (which I am!!), can MSG be introduced back into one's system? Has anyone ever tried? MSG is pretty unhealthy anyway, so it's probably better for me to MSG free, but I'd love to share a Dorito or Lipton's Onion Dip with my family every one in a while All of the summer picnic snacks are just taunting me I don't want to make myself sick "on purpose", so I thought I'd post here. Take care, Maureen
  5. Food Network

    Maybe we all can e-mail a network with a show suggestion (cooking for those w/ food intolerances, etc). The more we let people know how many of us are out there, the more "mainstream" gluten free will become!!! I tried to find a "contact us" section on Food TV, but there is no way to actually contact them (go figure!). I did find one for Discovery Health (they have Get Fresh With Sara Snow -- organic cooking). Here's the link for Discovery Health: Power of the pen (hmmm, or computer!). Maureen
  6. Hi All - My hubby forwarded this article to me. Not sure if I'd take a drug that allowed me to eat gluten, but it's exciting that there may be one in the near future. Maureen http://www.pharmaceutical-business-review....A6-52AD94160839
  7. Just sent my e-mail. How fantastic would it be to have gluten-free pizza locally!! Here's to the power of the pen Great idea! Maureen
  8. Thanks everyone for all of the info. The night after I ate out, my stomach had stabbing pains and was very bloated, which is why I suspected being glutened). However, that went away. The mucous is the only thing that is still occurring. There's no pain or bleeding, so hopefully it's just my gut's way of reacting to the gluten. Ah, the joys of being paranoid about your poop!!! Maureen
  9. My apologies for the frank topic title, but I wasn't sure how to make it sound better than it actually is.... I have been gluten free -- no cheating & freakishly careful -- for almost 2 years now. I ate out two weeks ago at a restaurant that had a gluten free menu. I've eaten there before and never had a problem. My issue is that after eating there, I felt a little off in the gut area. My poop has noticeable mucous in it and it hasn't gone away (sorry again for being so graphic!). No "D" - just mucous and regular looking poop. Could this be because I unknowingly ingested gluten and my body is reacting to it?? For those of you who have been gluten free and got "glutened" what happened? Is mucous a side effect? Is there any way I can help heal and cleanse my body??? Thanks for any info you can share. Maureen
  10. Quinoa

    I found a really yummy "fake instant oatmeal" made from quinoa. It comes plain, chocolate (which is fantastic) or apple raisin. I found it online at Altiplano Gold. I used to eat instant oatmeal almost every morning and really missed it -- the quinoa is a great substitute. Enjoy! Maureen
  11. Testing Kids

    TinkerbellSwt -- Can you give me the name of the doctor at CHOP? I live in Southern NJ and, since my children's pediatrician seems clueless about Celiac, I'm thinking maybe I should just make an appt for the both of them in Philadelphia. Thanks much for for such a great thread everyone!!! I LOVE this message board Maureen
  12. Testing Kids

    Great posts!!! My question is for the genetic testing, if you did this through your pediatrician, did the pediatrician know what tests to order? My children's doctor said they do not need to be tested, but my gi dr told me they definitely DO need to be tested for celiac. What test(s) do I need to request? My five year old is going in for her annual check up soon and I want to be prepared with what exactly I need to request. She is showing no signs of celiac, but I'd like to know if it is something we need to look out for. Any additional info you can share would be soooo appreciated. Thanks! Maureen
  13. Gluten Free In Philly

    Hi there - Here's a few more -- Melting Pot (near Reading Terminal) ask for Kimberly, General Mgr for assistance. Horizons Restaurant Yum!!!! I love eating out in Philly! We are going to see the King Tut exhibit in April. Let us know how your weekend was and where you ate. Maureen
  14. Try to keep in mind that while eating gluten, the villi in your intestines were not absorbing all of the nutrients/food you were eating... That's why we could eat as much as we wanted, but still be really skinny!! I had lost a ton of weight before being diagnosed with Celiac. After I went gluten free, I gained about 15 pounds. After my guts healed, I was actually absorbing what I ate, so the calories were counting. I never had to exercise, but about a year after I "healed" and started to feel better and get my energy back, I bought a rowing machine and starting exercising. I have lost about 12 pounds and feel better and stronger than ever. Hope this helps you. Maureen
  15. Sheryl, I'm sending hugs your way. I'm so sorry for your loss. You are grieving a loss and it's ok to do so. Feeling sad and grieving are definitely different than depression. Let your emotions out -- maybe write in a journal if you can. Let yourself feel and eventually you will start to heal. Jerry had a good point in suggesting exercise -- it really does help!!! I have suffered on and off with mild depression for years and a few months ago bought a rowing machine and started rowing about five days a week. It has helped keep me "in check" and I am sleeping better than ever (I too have had horrible insomnia for years). As for sleep, one thing I have found that works is to try a positive affirmation each night before bedtime. I know it sounds all "crunchy granola", but I was willing to try anything to get some quality sleep Each night I would dread going to bed because I knew I would not sleep well/have nightmares/etc. Now, every night before bedtime I repeat several times "I will sleep well tonight, I am safe". I actually have been sleeping better and am waking up less. Take care, Maureen