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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. Breakfast Muffins

      That is ADORABLE! I'm going to have to try that! 
  2. I think I am going to have to try an elimination diet. I start thinking about it and it could be the eggs, I can't eat eggs by themselves and up until now have been able to eat them in baked goods. Or I may be the vanilla. 
  3. No I haven't ruled it out, I don't wanna rule it out. I may actually have a full on tantrum if I have to! lol I am starting to lean that way though.  It's getting to the point I feel like EVERYTHING is giving me stomach problems!
  4. I'm sure this has been covered at some point. JIF's natural peanut butter, has any one had issues with it? I just baked with it and with in 15-20 mins after my stomach is cramping so bad! I don't know what else it could be. I usually get Skippy but JIF came in a bigger jar. I was trying to save money. I should know better, it doesn't say gluten free on the jar but also doesn't list any alarming ingredients. 
  5.  I have made greenbean casserole with funyuns, it's good that way. Not quite the same as french fried onions but still good.
  6. Warm fires and hot tea! When it snows we make snow cream. Not a big fan of winter. The cold makes me hurt, but it's beautiful in the mountains when it snows and the kids love to sled. 
  7. Have you tried different brands of vitamins? There could be something else in the vitamins that are causing the issue. 
  8. Breakfast Muffins

    Yay! I am so happy every one is enjoying them! I love simple recipes that only call for a few ingredients. What are your favorite recipes that you use for something quick and yummy? 
  9. Stupid Article

    When it comes right down to it, it wouldn't make sense to put yourselves through a challenge just to be able to say "I have Celiac" or "I have Gluten Sensitivity" because the treatment is the same. People that write articles like this just attack everything that is different or might threaten the way they feel or think about things. 
  10. What To Do When Glutened?

      Is this what you are talking about  Which one did you use? If this really works, I'm in! I am so miserable when I get glutened! 
  11.     Forever ago in the beginning of my symptoms I got heart palpitations which then lead to panic attacks. My youngest sons first symptom was mouth ulcers and my oldest sons was skin rashes. The discomfort you describe from eating foods like "salsas, pickles, peppers etc. " could be caused from sensitivity in the lining of your small intestine due to damage and inflammation from gluten which is Celiac disease. When you have so much damage it can make it hard for you to tolerate acidic foods, dairy, sugary foods and a number of foods it tends to be a little different for all of us. The bagel is full of gluten and if you had cream cheese on it the dairy might also upset your stomach. The only way to know for sure if you have Celiac is to get tested. Most prefer to have a diagnoses and for good reason. If you start with the diet and feel better on it, then you know that you have a problem with gluten but you won't be certain it is Celiac, the argument here is that the treatment is the same to follow a 100%  gluten free diet but if you ever wanted the diagnoses you would have to go back to eating gluten 1-2 times a day for somewhere around 8-12 weeks. This could make you violently ill some of us couldn't go through the gluten challenge again. The choice is ultimately left up to you, and in my opinion from the sound of it there is a possibility of Celiac or Gluten Sensitivity. 
  12. Stupid Article

    The part that frustrates me the most is, this isn't even his own research. He has an opinion about a subject he hasn't seen for himself. So he is trusting the findings of this one guy, which we all know we can't depend on Doctors and scientists like we'd like to. It bothers me to no end that people are so concerned about what someone else is or isn't eating that they spend their time making up slideshows about it. People are scared of spending time on themselves because of what they might find, that they pick apart everyone else. If those "subjects" felt bad no matter what diet they were on at least they are trying to help themselves feel better. It definitely isn't going to hurt them not to eat gluten! It definitely isn't unheard of to have a food allergy. I get this same crap about being vegetarian, my diet bothers people so much it's insane! 
  13. Here is a recipe I found   but I have had no luck finding these commercially in the past...
  14. Breakfast Muffins

    I'm happy you tried them! The do turn out great with only two eggs but extra protein can't hurt right? I'm thinking about adding flax next time just because I need to incorporate more into my diet. I shocked when I pulled them out of the oven, it looked and felt like they had flour in them. My kids love them! I am going to try freezing a few and if they do well I will stock up, they would be great to send in lunches or grab on the go. 
  15. Hoodies

    My room mate eats gluten but only prepackaged like snack cakes. He eats what we eat. The only exception is sandwich bread because we all pack our lunch and gluten-free bread is so expensive. He uses a paper towel or paper plate to make his sandwich then wipes the counter down afterward. Once you have been on the diet you should be able to tell if you are getting CC. If you are one of the ones who don't show symptoms all I can recommend is to be super careful and read labels, even ones you have already checked before because they tend to change without notice.