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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. We go to frozen yogurt places like Yogli Mogli (Atlanta area) and even the FRO-yo bars at Racetrack gas stations (fancy, newer locations). They all have allergens listed on the machine for each flavor where you pump it yourself. I also go to Baskin Robins and ask for a new scoop and a new container from the back. I also eat Mc Donald's and Dairy Queen soft serve.
  2. Wildfire

    Great!  I LOVE THIS PLACE.  I travel and we are a military family who move a lot.  We've been to the locations in D.C. area, Atlanta (I think it closed since), and I forget where else.  I LOVE their gluten free foods and have pics and blogs all about it!
  3. Easy Gluten-Free Snack Ideas

    Many are Naturally gluten free: chips n salsa or guacamole (I like Wholly Guacamole avail at target, etc), trail mix, craisins, gluten-free granola ( i like love brand or udi) on a PBUtter apple, popsicles caramel apple, gluten-free granola bars ( glutino), applesauce, cranberry sauce, gluten-free bread toasted w jam or p.b., jell-o, pudding (pudding is in the dairy group on the food pyramid, not sweets), meat n cheese rolled up (I like boar's head, but cheaply Buddig is gluten-free too), Glutino pretzels, Lara bars (an acquired taste), fruit roll-ups, fruit snacks (I like bunny ones), microwave s'mores (S'moreables gluten-free graham crackers avail at Target, w marshmallow n choc in microwave), udi bagel w cream cheese, tomato mozzarella salad, carrot raisin salad( both can be bought in deli section), tuna on gluten-free crackers, pickles (most vlasic r gluten-free), black olives, etc. you should look at my blog posts on this site or elsewhere. (I often listed specific meals n snacks in a list at the bottom of each post.). Go to forums, then blogs, then brendygirls blog
  4. Enter to Win a Gluten-Free Pantry Raid | NFCA

  5. So funny,out visiting my cases and there are a bunch of Jehovah's witnesses swarming the Low-income housing.They left ME aloneLuv my uniform

  6. My jail list was dwindling & I was breathing relief after giving away cases to new officers.then 3 got arrested this week+ 2 more warrants

  7. O'charleys

    Do you remember what you ordered?
  8. Thanks! Will be visiting soon for football game!
  9. The Trader Joe's over there always had this fudgy, brownie-like chocolate cookie that was wheat/gluten free. It was amazing. I don't know if they still have them. They came in a brown paper bag. You'd have to check to make sure they didn't change the ingredients. They have good baked Salt & Pepper chips there, too. As far as restaurants, In N Out burger, Melting Pot, Crabby Joe's, El Pollo Loco, and others I've blogged about when I lived in CA. The FIND ME GLUTEN FREE app has gotten much better, with many more places near your geo-location. There should be tons of searchable pizza places on regular search engines, as well as BJ's Brewery & Grille which has a gluten free fried pizookie now, I hear.
  10. Five Guys And Fries

    Thanks for sharing such a positive experience! Since moving to the Eastern part of the country, Five Guys is a new favorite for me!
  11. Pf Chang's

    The CLEVER thing about PF Chang's is that the gluten free items come on a DIFFERENT PLATE (i believe it has their logo around the edge and maybe is a different shape,too) so even YOU can tell if they brought you the right or wrong version (not 100% foolproof, but better than most)! I wish EVERY place would do this! It's a sign to all servers not to "helpfully" add an egg roll or something to the plate, too (as in other restaurants where a "helpful" server will add the "forgotten" bread stick onto my salad, for example).
  12. [size="4"]I blog regularly, but not on this site much anymore. I liked this site because it is mostly celiacs, so I will occasionally post here, but no pics for this site. I've been diagnosed since 2005, so here is WHAT I've been eating lately:[/size] [size="4"]Trader Joe's gluten free boxed mac n cheese (the ONLY one I'll eat)[/size] [size="4"]Gluten Freeda's gluten free ice cream sandwiches (new flavor: Cherry Cheesecake) (Whole Foods)[/size] [size="4"]Amy's frozen Gluten Free Burritos (I heat these on my own plate, covered in the work microwave), paired with veggies[/size] [size="4"]Beef Brisket- I just sear it with salt and pepper on all sides, then throw it in oven w/beef broth n veggies at 350 deg for 3 hrs.[/size] [size="4"]Whole Foods shrimp salads (in the buffet/deli area) with my own avocado and tortilla chips[/size] [size="4"]EnviroKids peanut butter krispy bars- I eat for breakfast at work, paired with fruit[/size] [size="4"]frozen brown rice- Dr. Oz recommended it, and I notice I DO eat it more when it takes 5 min than 45 min to cook from raw[/size] [size="4"]Bell & Evans gluten Free BREADED frozen chicken breasts- they re-formulated it and it's even more awesome (WhFoods)[/size] [size="4"]Udi's personal pizza crusts topped with my own veggies and Hormel pepperoni[/size] [size="4"]My favorite breads: Sally's Bakery's frozen CRAW and Against the Grain's frozen baguettes (from Whole Foods)[/size] [size="4"]Kinnikinnick gluten free S'moreables graham crackers for microwave s'mores or just dipped in Betty Crocker frosting[/size] [size="4"]Buffalo Burgers with bleu cheese dressing and Rudi or Udi gluten-free hamburger buns[/size] [size="4"]WHERE have I been eating?[/size] [size="4"]Cheeseburger in Paradise: bbq chic/bacon sandwich, fresh fried potato chips or loaded chips appetizer or steak salad[/size] [size="4"]Tin Lizzy's Cantina: pulled pork skillet w/Tostitos gluten-free chips they bring you in a bag[/size] [size="4"]57th Fighter's Group- WWII themed restaurant in DeKalb Co. GA- steak, ceviche, potatoes, w gluten-free hazelnut nutella torte[/size] [size="4"]Five Guys- I bring my own bun and have them change gloves and make me a lettuce-wrapped burger and fries[/size] [size="4"]Egg Harbor Cafe- gluten free pancakes (not listed on gluten-free menu- you must ask!), breakfast meats, eggs, I bring my bread[/size] [size="4"]Turner Field-- I eat at the gluten free stand at the games[/size] [size="4"]PF Chang's- they expanded their menu, but I still get the sichuan beef (spicy) or fried rice with shrimp. I'd like to try the caramel mango chicken, since I love mango, but I'm afraid I won't like it, since I hated the lobster dish.[/size] [size="4"]Gluten Free Cutie- the 100% gluten-free bakery, the Devil Went Down to GA cupcake is to die for, also apple pie w/ gluten-free crust- yum[/size] [size="4"]Blue Moon Pizza- gluten free pizza DELIVERY, also inside the restaurant. [/size] [size="4"]Little Azio's Pizza[/size] [size="4"]I'm not copying the full reviews and pasting here, but you get the idea.[/size]
  13. Your Home Restaurant

    I recently hosted the neighborhood ladies and served lasagna and didn't tell them it was gluten free until someone remembered I can't eat gluten and asked. For appetizers I serve chips and salsa/guacamole, oven-baked nachos, cheese and sausage, and veggies and dip. I also concur with the others on sticking with a naturally gluten free protein and a veg and a sweet potato or other gluten-free starch-type dish like a quinoa or rice dish. I have also made stuffed avocados, stuffed chicken, stuffed peppers, stuffed pork chops, etc. I always brine my poultry for company, because it makes it so juicy. Fudge, jell-o, chocolate mousse, creme brulee, custards, puddings, chocolate-covered strawberries, bananas foster, all make great naturally gluten free desserts (if you make sure you buy gluten-free ingred. and avoid cc). The ONLY bread I have or would ever serve regular people is Against the Grain gluten-free baguettes. It's amazing and my mom ate it and she hates all gluten free foods.
  14. Other hidden areas: kissing your loved one! Using the same toothpaste as gluten-eaters. Using the similar looking drinking glasses as gluten-eaters---you may accidentally drink from the wrong glass. Using your toothbrush AFTER you get glutened by accident. Touching salt and pepper shakers or other contaminated stuff at restaurants. When I am around "newbies" at my dinner group, I notice lots of us "old pros" wincing at stuff the newbies are unaware of. Some Dr. with a column in the newspaper stated it takes 3 years to get a full handle on the gluten free diet. Be patient with yourself.
  15. [font="'Century Gothic"][size="6"][color="#ff00ff"]Don't be a downer. St. Valentine's Day is not a Hallmark Holiday. This holiday has a sociological value and psycho-emotional value of lifting the winter doldrums and inspiring people to be romantic, thoughtful, and profess their love.[/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="6"][color="#ff00ff"] [/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="6"][color="#ff00ff"]Plus, there's the candy![/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b][url=""]See's[/url] candy is almost all gluten free. I'd observe and ask about cross-contamination, but I'm planning on getting some! My faves are trinidads, turtles, and carmallows.[/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b] [/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b][url=""]Here[/url] is Celiac Family's [u]list[/u] of other Valentine Candy.[/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b] [/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b][u]Russell Stover'[/u]s is mostly gluten-free (not the obvious items containing cookies and crackers) but read this [url=""]link[/url] re: RS's shared equip.[/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b] [/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b][u]Other faves[/u] of mine are Peeps marshmallow hearts, Reese's hearts, and Ghirardelli chocolates.[/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ffc0cb"][b] [/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ff0000"][b]I never begin my summer shapeup/diet at New Year's- I always slowly lean into after Valentine's Day and ramp it up each week until it's full-fledged in March-April-May, until I look fab in June! So, candy, here I come! It's too hard to post pics on this blog so I do it on my other one. Sorry![/b][/color][/size][/font] [font="'Century Gothic"][size="5"][color="#ff0000"][b] [/b][/color][/size][/font]