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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. How Do You Deal With The "haters"?

    I have spent the last few minutes laughing my head off and saving some great comebacks for next time.   You lot are all so cleaver!!!
  2. Dust off your slow cooker!  It's super easy to cook less expensive meats in the slow cooker.  Stew, soup, roast, pulled pork, gluten-free pasta sauces, and my favorite is slow cooker fahitias and taco's.   meat, beans, onions, peppers and spices.  have some gluten-free wraps, lettuce and other veg, cheese and sour cream (if you aren't dairy free) and salsa.   If you don't own one, get a big one.  We make huge quantity's and have left overs!  
  3. Hives?

    I get hives from topical gluten. Lotions, makeup, shampoo, etc... I used a natural wheat based cream on my sunburnt arms once and they swelled right up and looked like I had been attacked by a swarm of bees! Check your bottles ingredients
  4. How Do You Deal With The "haters"?

    Thanks everyone!  At least it's not just me.  The funny part was in two of the situations they didn't even have to feed me (I had come prepared).  One of them was so venomous! I had been having a sweet conversation with another woman and she just pounced!  It got me thinking....this never used to happen...hum.  I think the fad is a big part of it.  I have been adding "this is a serious allergy, not a food preference" when ordering at restaurants lately too.     Just gotta keep educating the masses. conversation at a time
  5. I have been 100% gluten-free for three years.  Most of the time I am met with kindness and understanding in restaurants, party's or other "food" gatherings.  I have noticed lately more and more angry responses from other people.  I am a not expecting anyone to go to any trouble, just tell me what is safe....even if that is just a plain salad.  Recently I have had three people (a server, a random lady at a fundraiser and a relative) all say quite abrasively "You just can't expect other people to work around your allergy's.  There is no way to guarantee it's 100% safe.  You should eat at home."  I paraphrased but essentially they were really angry at me for asking and said almost the same thing.  In all three cases I calmly said "I'm not asking for anyone to go to any trouble and make me something special.  I'm just asking if there is something safe for me to eat."   I then sheepishly backed away.     Has anyone else noticed this?  I am wondering that with more enlightenment to the general public if there is more resentment?  How do you handle "the haters"?