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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.

Has Anyone Tried The Scd Diet?
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I've been reading about the Specific Carbohydrate Diet on the web. I've been gluten-free for almost two years, but still struggle a lot with symptoms. I wondered if anyone has tried this diet, and if so, any advice?

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Yes, I have been on the diet since a week before Easter. It is going really well and I am feeling much better!! :D I was not getting better just giving up the gluten, in fact, I was feeling icky all the time. I had reached the place where I could not eat dairy either. Time to do something!!! So, I found and read about the SCD. It is NOT easy... but it is worth the time and effort. Plus I have lost 20 lbs. so far! :) BONUS!! I have even been able to introduce cheese (allowed on the diet) back into my diet. Let me know how it goes! :D

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I was on it for about 4 months. I've been diagnosed for over 2 years and was having a lot of problems with stuff like rice and potatoes. I tried a low carb diet at first (not trying to lose weight, just trying to get my blood sugar under control), then switched over to the SCD after I lost weight and realized I needed carbs. I think it's the most gut-friendly diet for celiacs, and I'm now able to eat rice and potatoes again! Anytime I do have bad reaction, I go back on the SCD for a few days until I'm feeling close to 100%.

The book makes a lot of sense-after all the damage we've done to our bodies, it's understandable why so many gluten free foods still "hurt" or don't sit right. By eating easily digestable proteins and sugars, we're allowing our guts to heal like they should, instead of scraping hard-to-digest foods over an open wound

Good luck!

Nadia :blink:

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