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Hey everyone!


I have searched all over the internet for a decent forum, until i found this one. I was recently diagnosed with a weak positive celiacs disease result, and am finding it hard to find gluten-free foods as i live in such a small town. I discovered a gluten-free food ordering site, but its hard to order things without looking at the food. I am also not sure if i have to be on a long-term diet, or short-term because of only have a weak positive result. My doctors appointment is next week which was the soonest i could get in. After that i will hopefully know more about my diet and stuff. But if anyone else knows how long the diet would be for a weak positive result...i would love to hear from you! Any interesting and useful information would be greatly appreciated too. I search the internet for information, but its not very informative, unless I compile 50 pages and get the main points! I hate reading a whole heap of information and only finding 3 useful things! Anyway, I best go and do something useful! :P

Email me if you want...scalywag_69@hotmail.com

- Amber xxx

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Any positive number in your blood tests means that you are going to be on this diet for life. SORRY!

I know it must seem like that sucks so much right now, but it will get better, I promise.

I must go to sleep, but if you have any quesetions email me @ celiacmolly08@mac.com or send me an IM missmolly3001

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if you're positive, you're positive, and it's important to remain gluten-free permanently. while it may be hard at the moment to find specialty items and gluten free packaged/processed items, your local grocery store still has lots of food you can eat - produce, meat, rice, beans, dairy, eggs. you can cook almost anything from these items. start simple, keeping to foods that are naturally gluten free, and expand from there. it is a major transition, but one that will make you healthier.

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In medication, you need to check maltodextrin.

In food, in the U.S., maltodextrin is made from corn unless it specifically states "wheat maltodextrin."

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