This Celiac.com 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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Are we still talking about the time? It's 10:01 here. I had a bison ribeye steak, some dark chocolate, and a little Layer Cake shiraz for dinner. Hubby is out of town, who needs a "real" meal?! G'night!!
I have a beautiful cockatoo. I should have name him "Houdini". We broke a couple of the ceramic bowls, so I bought new ones. Same thing but plastic.
Well, he figured out how to get the plastic bowls out of the place where they go, then how to take off the hook holding the part of the cage closed where the bowl goes, then how to take off the whole section of cage off after the hook was removed, so that he can get out.
I think I finally outsmarted that bird .... I put bottle lids underneath the bowls so he can't lift them up at an angle to get them out.
So I'm wondering, how did he keep any of the birds on the arc at all? They surely only stayed there if they wanted to!!
The Lyme can be a trigger for the celiac just like any stressor can.
Mainstream medicine will only treat Lyme for a month, but often it requires longer treatment. Also, it's considered remission when you are feeling better, so if you're feeling bad now, you may need more Lyme treatment. Testing won't show if the disease is active or not, only exposure, so unfortunately, there isn't a blood test that can show you whether your Lyme is active again.
There are herbs you can take if you don't care to go back on antibiotic treatment, which is hard on the gut, especially since you're already fighting celiac.
Interestingly, I was first thought to have celiac disease. Then the testing came out negative, but I had improvement on the gluten-free diet. Then the improvement stopped and I backslid. Eventually I discovered I had Lyme Disease and with treatment the gluten intolerance went away ..... that wouldn't happen with celiac. It's just interesting.
I still cook a lot of gluten-free meals .... after two years of no gluten, it becomes habit and I find I like them better.