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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. Anyone have vacation destination suggestions with a Celiac 2 year old?   Hoping to find something beachy within a 4 hour flight of NYC.    As an adult, I'm willing to rough it - I'm sure I can just eat salads constantly if fall else fails.  For a toddler, not so much.  (he's not picky, but I'm still concerned about our options.....  ).     Really don't want to do a cruise and not ready for the crowds of Disney World.....    Thanks in advance if you have any ideas!       
  2. wow, thank you for sharing.  I can definitely relate and our stories are similar.   I've had stomach issues my whole life and no one ever suggested Celiac.  I just had positive Gliadin results on my bloodwork recently and now it all adds up.   The only way I figured it out with my son was by switching him to Nutramigen Hypoallergenic formula and then slowly introducing food.   Because he's been gluten free so long, I can't really get a positive Celiac diagnosis and doctors will continue to give me the "If it works for you, that's fine, but I think you might be nuts" look.   
  3. I second the oat comment.   10% of Celiacs can't handle oats, my LO included.   The reaction certainly isn't as obvious, but is definitely a problem. 
  4. Anyone else have a child that clearly was getting gluten through breast milk and very seriously reacting?    That's how it all started with us.   No one ever suggested I take gluten out of my diet and I had no idea what Celiac even was.    It got so bad that my LO stopped eating for days before the doctor finally had me put him on hypoallergenic formula.    I get so many comments from doctors like "gluten can't pass through breast milk" to "kids can't get Celiac symptoms until they're much older"  which is all clearly untrue.   Just wondered if I'm alone over here!