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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. I would invest in a crock pot if you don't already have one. You can look up recipes and cook a big portion. It's so easy to throw it all in there and cook it for the day, you can have left overs for the rest of the week. A lot of times I do a lot of my food prep on Sundays so that I just have to go to the fridge and grab stuff throughout the week.
  2. You are not alone! Gluten definitely affects me physically but it has a huge impact on my mood. I become depressed, anxious, brain fog and moody! It's awful!
  3. We use Canyon Bakehouse when we are in need of bread. It's very expensive though so we only use it when we absolutely need bread!
  4. Anyone Hoping For A Certain Time Of Day?

    I definitely don't feel well in the morning. But I usually get a burst of energy around 5 or 6pm, I try to use this time to get housework done. It definitely helps if I am able to lie down for a little bit in the early afternoon. 
  5. I get VERY itchy when I've been glutened, it's miserable!!
  6. Keep Making Stupid Mistakes!

    I am pretty new to this and keep making stupid mistakes as well. Mistakes that are making me sick and it makes me really mad when I do it. Just hang in there and do your best! I just wanted to let you know that you aren't alone!
  7. Thank you so much!! I haven't been able to find a support group in our area. The closest doctor's that specialize in celiac disease that I can find are in Chicago. That really isn't that far from us but it would be easier to have someone in the area.   I was thinking I would have to put my kids back on gluten and I was hoping I could do it over the summer since they are so affected by it. I just wish the tests were more accurate, it would make life a lot easier!
  8. Hello! We took our children off of gluten in October 2012. My daughter was diagnosed with ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorder and we wanted to try diet changes before medicating her. After taking her off of gluten and dairy a lot of other symptoms that we thought were unrelated started to clear up. Having BM accidents in her pants, bloated belly, ear infections, bladder infections....the list goes on and on. Many of her neurologic symptoms have cleared as well! My son has always had a lot of food allergies and he also does really well on a gluten and dairy free diet.   I was diagnosed last month with Celiac Disease. Now I really want to have my children tested (via endoscopy/biopsy) to get an official diagnoses. I think it will be easier in school and as they get older I'm hoping they will be more likely to stay away from gluten.   My first question is: My children are 6 and 2, are they to young for an endoscopy with biopsy? Is it dangerous when they are that young??   and also: How do I go about finding a Pediatric GI doctor that specializes in Celiac Disease? I live in West Michigan and have access to a lot of hospitals in and around Grand Rapids.   The doctor that diagnosed me really didn't know anything about Celiac, I only got my diagnoses because I requested the testing. I really want someone who knows their stuff when they are dealing with my precious children!!   Thank you in advance!!
  9. What type of alcohol are you drinking?
  10. Okay, I just checked mine and it just has water and kosher salt!!
  11. I better check my chicken. Normally we buy all of our meat from our local butcher but recently I bought a big bag of Purdue frozen chicken breasts from Costco to give them a try. Thank you for the heads up!
  12. This is such a learning experience figuring out what I can and can't tolerate. Unfortunately, I figure things out by getting sick.
  13. My family is going to the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago over Spring Break. I am wondering if anyone knows of any safe and tasty restaurants that have gluten free options on their menu? It would have to be right near the aquarium because we won't be traveling far from there. My kids are gluten free as well so a place with kid friendly options would be best! Thank you!
  14. Thank you for your response! I guess I will have to figure out which one made me sick and then stay away from it. Here I thought I found a completely safe food. UGH!
  15. I had a bowl of Cinnamon Sugar Chex with Rice Dream Vanilla rice mile for a snack about 2 hours ago. Now my stomach hurts terribly, I have D and I'm having a hard time staying awake. Has anyone had problems with these things? I bought both of them because I wanted something easy that I didn't have to think much about, being newly diagnosed I tend to get overwhelmed.