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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. My dinner tonight was cauliflower puree with shrimp (random but it was the only protein we had in the house - time to go food shopping and do some cooking) and garnished with a dollop of avocado, purely because it looked pretty with the color contrast.    All of your dinners sound very yummy
  2. eers03, thank you very very much for the lovely reply! You motivated me a lot haha And I will go check the popcorn and the beef jerky right now! I really like the peanut butter I got at whole foods and there is nothing in it except for peanuts, but I told everyone that it's a gluten free container and not to contaminate it, and I wrote it on top! But I do like the idea of the single-serving ones. Honestly, many times for my lunch break I just go outside and walk around because it bores me to stay inside sitting around, so I could even eat the PB for lunch as long as it's outside. I can find little containers to make single servings myself! Great idea    Actually, all your ideas are perfect, and thank you for the running advice. I know that I need to be patient, and I am so excited just to start that I don't care how small of steps I need to take, I am determined to get to the goal in due time! I want to do it the right and healthy way and part of that is pacing myself, so pace myself I will, hehe. Patience is always the name of the game, isn't it?    I have heard that milk and chocolate milk are good after exercise, so I'm happy to see you suggested it. I have access to milk from the school's kitchen and I think it's safe to drink from it; I mean, why would it be contaminated? They buy gallon-sized jugs but nothing ever goes into the jugs, just poured out...? If it's safe then that will be easy for me to just drink a glass of whole milk when I get there (and I think I will be hungry, too). A glass of milk and a banana with peanut butter...sounds perfect   I have sketchers running shoes (they are the running ones). And I always drink lots of water because I keep a bottle that I constantly refill at the school!    I feel so much more prepared and less anxious about it after getting all these replies! Thank youuuuu 
  3. Wow! Thanks you guys!   Cyclinglady, the distance is 2.4 miles one way. I usually walk it in about 40-45 minutes. I am new to running, so I don't expect myself to be able to run the whole way from the beginning, but I'll go at as slow of a pace as I need and with walking intervals and work up from there! I'm absolutely determined to learn to run and to make it a regular part of my life - I realized it's a skill that I can't afford to not have!   Brandiwine, unfortunately I don't really have a freezer at work. The fridge we have is one of those mini fridges and it has a small freezer 'tray' type of thing at the top but it can't hold much more than an ice cube tray! The fridge itself doesn't have much room because it's pretty loaded with baby bottles (I have a job at a private preschool and I work in the infant classroom). Usually I can fit a day's worth of lunch in there but no way I can fit 5 days worth. I thought about packing some grilled chicken into a smallish glass container - I think I can easily fit 4 3-oz pieces in it which can last the week.    Batrfull, I'm not a runner not a runner yet either, but I'm pretty sure already that I don't want to be carrying stuff on my while running. I have a backpack, but it's big, and will bounce around. And I definitely won't settle for running with a purse! Lol. I will be leaving my work clothes at work, too. That way, when I run, I don't have to have anything on me (how freeing)! I ordered an armband for my iPhone that will hold my phone and also cash/cards. That way I have no excuses and I can run as if I were just going purely for exercise. I suppose I could buy one of those slim backbacks that don't bounce, but I just can't afford it. 
  4. Hello! I'm new here   I don't have celiac disease (confirmed by biopsy), but I am gluten intolerant and thus have been put on a gluten free diet. Actually, my gastroenterologist told me to go gluten free a couple years ago, but I didn't want to bother because I thought it was too big of a hassle and that I don't really need to do it...then the turning point came last week when my endocrinologist (I have hypothyroidism) increased my medication yet again and I remembered the possible connection between gluten intolerance and other autoimmune diseases/thyroid disease. I am actually a professionall trained ballerina, I study in Russia, but I became so ill from the hypothyroidism (and maybe the gluten intolerance) that I had to return home on medical leave and I am only cleared to go back to Russia in January! Oy. Anyway, something clicked and I decided to finally take the initiative to do what I was supposed to do two years ago and go gluten free! I have to be healthy to dance   So I am new to this - it's been less than a week! But within the first day I noticed an obvious difference - and I must say I am stunned. I am also pleasantly surprised that I am having an incredibly easy time with this! My mom said that the fact that it is so easy for me might suggest that my body really does need to be gluten free. I also think it's because I already don't eat many processed foods to start with, so I guess I didn't have to go through as big of a 'loss' as many others do.   Anywho. I have a bit of a dilemma and I would really appreciate your suggestions on this! I currently walk to work but I am now upgrading to RUNNING to work! This is awesome and I am so proud of myself It does bring with it a small issue - lunch - but luckily it can be worked around and remedied! On Monday mornings I will walk instead of run so that I can carry a backpack with lunch food for the week and work clothes for the week, and walk home to bring it back on Friday afternoons. As such, I am trying to make a list of foods I can keep at work to fix myself a lunch. The catch is that the items need to meet the following criteria: Very limited fridge space, but plenty of cupboard space Gluten free obviously Peanut/tree nut free (not allowed at the school) I DO have a microwave. I am in walking distance from a supermarket that I can go to if I must, but I am trying to save money so would rather not make a trip there every day. And I am trying to avoid snack items and focus more on actual real food (I don't like snack products so much). I figured I should invest in a microwave rice cooker and possibly a microwave pasta cooker in light of some of the items I have come up with, listed below.    So, anyone care to add to the beginnings of what I hope will be an extensive, creative, and impressive list?   100-cal packs of popcorn Packets of grits Gluten free oatmeal Cream of rice Bob's Red Milk gluten-free Mighty Tasty Hot Cereal Knorr Bouillon Yogurt Beef jerky V8 cans gluten-free cold cereal Milk Almond milk gluten-free Bars (KIND, NuGo, Luna, etc.) Tuna Avocados Baby carrots Fruit Applesauce/Buddy Fruit or other similar Rice, buckwheat (I can invest in a microwave rice cooker) Potatoes, sweet potatoes (I can make those in the microwave, right?) Are there any other self-stable veggies I can cook in the microwave?   That's all I have for now! I am so sorry this post was so long, I just wanted to introduce myself properly since it's my first post