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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      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.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com 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 Celiac.com Store.

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  1. Hello everyone! Just to start off, I'm new to celiac disease. I'm about 5months into this new life. So last night we decided last minute to go to Opa Opa in Southampton...Yes, a brewery?! The service was awful, the food mediocre but what got me was the lack of knowledge about celiac. Their menus have a handy little indicator about what's gluten free. Which is nice but it's pointless if you don't understand what gluten free/celiac disease is in the first place. The waitress assured me that the steak fries I ordered with my meal were gluten free. After eating, my party ordered more steak fries. I then asked if she could have them fried in the allergy free, like the ones I ate were cooked. She says "oh those aren't gluten free, we take a regular potatoes and cut them up when you want fries that don't have gluten". At this point, panic sets in as I realize I will spend the next week sick as a dog. She apologizes and takes meals off our bill. Great gesture but the damage is done. Lesson here is to not eat at this restaurant again, my well-being and health are both worth more than that. Hope this helps someone else not make the same mistake...