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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.


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  1. try the outback steak house in asheville it has several glutten free items..

  2. Oh Janet, I'm so sorry. Yes, you must be a bit upset. I just said a little prayer for you. I hope everything turns out okay.
  3. Psoriasis

    I have psoriasis too. It started in my scalp and now it's all over. It went away when I only ate fish, rice, some vegetables and some fruits for a whole year. It came back when I broadened my diet, even though I still avoided wheat/gluten, dairy, eggs and soy. Dairy seems to make it way worse. Getting a sunburn (mild) makes it flare-up, then disappear from my arms and legs. I have good luck with Dovonex cream (special vitamin D). I'm almost back into sleeveless tops after having a bad breakout. I have NEVER had good results from topical creams (other than the prescription Dovonex) or any other product that claims to help. There is research that links psoriasis to the presence of strep bacteria. Mine first appeared when I had chronic tonsillitis and strep throat infections for about a year. Stephanie is right!
  4. New To The Group From Seattle Area

    I know what you mean about Marlene's. I do a little shopping there, but mostly like to eat at the salad bar upstairs. I get most of my gluten-free stuff from Trader Joe's and Fred Meyer. Marlene's does have Tinkyada pasta on sale this month, so I stocked up on that. There's another health food store in Kent called Nature's Pantry or Nature's Market that has an excellent selection of gluten-free stuff. Still expensive, but worth a trip once in a while to find things like ice cream cones. It's by the Chuckie Cheese up on the hill. I hope Sunny Valley has improved a bit. I took my kids there all excited last summer and we were disappointed. The pizza was good, and it was fun to get to order gluten-free pizza, but the other things we bought were a little dense and just not right. One of my kids said, "Mom, this is like what you used to make before you learned how to do it right."
  5. Welcome Kristen! Glad you've joined us. I know first hand how hard it can be to lose weight while taking care of little ones. I had 3 in 3 years and then we adopted one a bit later. Now, they're 15, 14, 12 and 10 and it's a bit easier. But we still need to find meals on the run and easy to fix stuff. Lunch can be hard. Some of the quicker things that I've found are salads (cook meat ahead and put it in the freezer in single servings and then just take one out the night before or morning of); quesadillas made with rice or corn tortillas; chicken, cheese and lettuce, sandwiches made with light tapioca bread, grilled in a panini press or electric table top grill - turkey and cheese or turkey bacon and cheese are our favorites; deli meat wrapped in lettuce leaves. Have carrot sticks and fruit and you have a great lunch. I did okay yesterday, but didn't have a chance to go workout. Heading over there in a little while. B - 3 pieces chicken sausage S - 1/4 C yogurt (see Kat, you're not the only one with no self-control when it comes to dairy) L - Stir-fried chicken, peppers and onions and a piece of watermelon S - more strawberries and cherries than I should have eaten D - Turkey bacon and goat cheese panini sandwich on light tapioca bread (still full from all that fruit)
  6. New To The Group From Seattle Area

    I keep meaning to respond to one of your posts. I grew up in Bothell! Lived there from birth until age 18. Have you lived there long?
  7. New To The Group From Seattle Area

    I'm from Federal Way too! My gluten-free kids are ages 12 (son) and 15 (daughter) and have adapted well to the diet. Do you shop/eat at Marlene's?
  8. Jestgar - happy to have you join us! Kathy - sounds like you're doing great getting going with your workouts - keep up the good work! Little d - how can we help encourage you to be totally gluten-free? I know from experience that it's all or nothing. 90% gluten-free is the same as eating a regular diet. Would having a diagnosis, probably from Enterolab at this point, help with your motivation? We all know how hard it is to get into the swing of it, especially in the first 6 months. Maybe we can help with some suggestions for food on the run to help you out with your busy schedule? I'm planning to be "good" today and tomorrow, and take a free day on the 4th of July. I won't totally overdo it, but I do want to enjoy our traditional barbecue with all the fixings and popcorn while watching the fireworks. I've found that taking a free day once a week or so helps keep me motivated and makes it easier to stick to my diet. Usually I take a free day on Saturdays. "I can't have these chips and salsa or a piece of this chocolate cake now, but on Saturday I can." That kind of thing helps me stay strong. Hoping to see everyone posting and letting us know how you're doing!
  9. Welcome Donna! I can't remember - are you gluten-free or someone in your family? Just wondering because I noticed the McDonald's food. I didn't do too bad, but ate a bit too much today. At least I got 30 minutes of exercise in. B - 1/2 large apple with about 1-1/2 Tbs almond butter S - a thin slice of raw goat cheese L - 3/4 C pasta salad, 3 small chicken tenderloins with a Tbs of garlic sauce, salad with fat free Italian dressing S - a handful of raspberries and the other half of the apple D - 3/4 C pasta salad, small spoonful (2-3 Tbs?) baked beans, rosemary-lime chicken breast, cooked carrots
  10. I used Mrs. Leeper's "Organic Corn Vegetable Radiatore". It's brightly multi-colored and fun-shaped. It's great in pasta salads, but I've never used it for anything else. I think it was $3.79 for a 12 oz package. I've served it twice in the past month at big gatherings where just my 2 kids and I were gluten-free and everyone has complimented me on the taste. I think I use more Italian dressing than the recipe calls for and I use the full fat stuff - it seems to keep the pasta moist and pliable. Don't beat yourself up about no self-control with the dairy. I had myself fooled into thinking I could eat dairy for a few weeks and was enjoying it immensely. That is, until my psoriasis broke out big time all over my arms, legs and a bit on my face. You'd think that after 11 years I'd have developed self-control and common sense about it, but cheese tastes SO good.
  11. Welcome Meg! Sounds like you have similar goals to a lot of the rest of us. Hope we can help support you. Kathy - good for you to get into working out! I did okay today. Was tempted to cheat at a barbecue tonight, but caught myself. B - 2 chicken tenderloins with 1 Tbs. garlic sauce (I know, a weird breakfast) and 1/2 C raspberries S - a large bite of raisins L - chicken salad with a bit of goat cheese and Caesar dressing S - a handful of sugar snap peas and carrot sticks D - barbecued chicken (leg and thigh), large serving of pasta salad, small spoonful of baked beans, a few chunks of cantelope and honeydew melon No real exercise today. My aunt is terminally ill in North Carolina and my mom wants to go see her, but doesn't want to go alone. (We're in the Seattle area.) I helped make travel arrangements for us today and spent a lot of time at the computer and phone.
  12. Sorry, I should have been more clear. You can add 1/2 C Milk, rice milk, water or whatever liquid you're using.
  13. There's a good recipe in the recipe section of I have used it several times and everyone always likes it. I usually add about 1/2 C more liquid and 1/2 package of pudding mix to it, but it turns out well even without that. (If you do add this, it will make a couple of cupcakes in addition to the cake.) I copied it straight from the recipe section. White Cake (Gluten-Free) This recipe comes to us from Lynn Facey. 2 cups gluten-free flour (Bette Hagman's) 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs Heat oven to 350. Grease and flour baking pan, 13 X 9 X 2" or 2 round layer pans or for cupcakes (muffin tins) - use paper liners. Measure all ingredients into a large bowl. Blend 1/2 minute on low speed, scraping bowl constantly. Beat 3 minutes on high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans. Bake 40-45 minutes for oblong, 30-35 for round, and 15-20 for cupcakes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool.
  14. NGG - I use a cheap version of the Foreman grill for my Panini sandwiches. They still taste great and have those little lines in them. Definitely not worth buying a special panini grill for.
  15. Hi Everyone! Now don't be shy about posting your food intake! It's what helps keep me "honest" - knowing that I'm going to have to write it all out. B - Small banana and 1-1/2 Tbs almond butter L - Salad bar and health food store with chicken breast and balsamic vinaigrette S - About 30 almonds D - Chicken fajitas with onions and peppers, 2 corn tortillas, 1/4 C refried beans, a sprinkling of cheese and 1/2 med. tomato And I got in another great workout. Paula - I like your idea of weighing in on Fridays. I think next Friday will be a good time to start, unless anyone has already lost weight this week!