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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. "That's a real disease?  I thought you were just saying that stuff to get attention!"  My response?  "Google it."
  2. I'm posting early today, because I have a feeling my day is going to get crazy.  My husband is going to grill some steaks, and I'm going to do baked potatoes, using my spin on this recipe-, along with some steamed spinach. 
  3. I'm new to this (1 week), and have a few questions.  I used to do a ton of baking-I baked all of our breads, everything.  I use the Pampered Chef stoneware bread pans.  Do I need to buy new ones, or will a good washing in the dishwasher clean them up enough I can start experimenting with gluten-free breads?  Do I need to scrub all of my stoneware?  (I have a LOT of stoneware that I use on a regular basis.)  What about my bamboo utensils?  Do I need to scrap those and buy all new?  Should I switch back to plastic and/or metal?  Heck, are my regular pots and pans safe for me to use?  What about the plastic cups/refillable water bottles I've been using?  I didn't realize cross contamination was such a big issue...  Now, I don't know if I'm simply cooking my gluten-free meals in gluten pots/pans and defeating the whole purpose of the gluten-free diet.  And because I have no idea what my "tolerance level" is, am I going to have to worry about gluten in my shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotions, lip balms and such?  I'm beginning to think this isn't going to be as easy a transition as I thought it would be...   Thanks in advance!
  4. I'm making chicken tacos with some of the gluten-free taco sauce I picked up at Sprouts Farmers Market Saturday.  I've only had my Celiac diagnosis for a week, so I'm still working out the gluten-free cooking and such.  I love cooking, though, so I don't think it will be too hard.  I've got some gluten-free brown rice tortillas, and I'll try the taco meat in a burrito style.   I think I'll be coming here frequently to get some gluten-free recipe ideas.