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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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Hey guys so over Christmas I'll be heading down to Bellingham, let's hear you Americans' favourite products! I was thinking on stocking up on:

Chex

A Betty Crocker mix or two

Some type of protein bar? I used to get ThinkThin from Trader Joe's but couldn't find them last time I went down..

Any suggestions would be great. I'd also like to try maybe a restaurant down there (so sad the PF Chang's isn't until Seattle.. :( ). Anybody know if there is an in-n-out or a five-guys (I think that's the name..) where I could try fries?

Also, we have Udi's in Canada now (exciting, eh) so I don't need to look for that!

Thanks guys :D

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I'm mostly eating veggies, a meat, and rice, so I don't know much about processed gluten-free foods, but I do know that Crunchmaster makes a most excellent little cracker in a couple different flavors. Olive oil and rosemary is fantastic. They're great to put toppings on. I highly recommend them. Personally, I much prefer Pam's to the Bob's brand for my pancake mix. I haven't really found a good gluten-free cookie. There's a little lemon wafer that's ok. Can't remember who makes them, but they're pricey. And I have not found a good gluten-free bread. I've tried a couple of different brands, including Udi's. They're just such a poor substitute IMO. Amy's makes good frozen foods, but you gotta figure out which dishes are good, b/c there are some real duds.

PF Chang's mini chocolate mousse rocks. It's my favorite dessert.

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Not sure what you get up there north of the border, but I always stock on on Larabars, and Enjoy Life soy free choc chips, and all the different flours (got coconut flour last time, teff the year before) cheap xanthan gum, (was going to try to bring back dried egg whites this year until the salmonella outbreak scotched that thought of going through Ag inspection :o - I have enough problems with what I bring back anyway :lol: ), just basically all the products I can't get down here that are legal to bring in (and don't weigh a ton on the plane).

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Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce, if you like it. The version sold in the US is gluten-free, and is even labeled as such. The one made under licence in Canada has "malt vinegar (from barley)" as the first ingredient.

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