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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes
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[font='comic sans ms'][size=5]I have just passed through several days of cramping, swelling, and gassiness. All of this as a result of nothing specific that I know of. Perhaps after 19 months gluten free it is just further recovery. Happily, I woke up today without the cramping and felt excellent since.[/size][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][size=5]. Previous blood counts, over the passed 5 years, showed immature blood cells which tended to break easily. These have difficulty carrying oxygen. [font='comic sans ms'][size=5]Late morning I received the happy news. [/size][/font]Word came my blood count was normal. I am sure my cells are content with new higher levels of oxygen flowing to them.[/size][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][size=5]I have been watching the gluten summit. Dr. Aristo Vojdani, PhD, MSc, MTV explained a need to forever avoid foods that you have antibodies to. In my case that means 49 or 60 foods I commonly eat. I have been eating many of them in rotation. He warns that your body remembers to make antibodies for these and you will react differently. Each exposure causes more and more antibodies to be made. Well, I hope this isn't true. I already asked my Functional Nurse about it and she thought he was right. Dr. V also gave much information about reacting differently to raw verses cooked product. Most labs use a raw product. It is possible I would not react to cooked products. Also, it is possible to not react to separate ingredients, but to react to them processed. I don't know what I will do for this for now. I am not sure whether the lab used raw or cooked foods, and if it makes a difference if the animal used was fed grain or just grass. I feel so much better and am having measurable recovery, so for now I believe I will continue as usual and see what happens next. I shall see if my bloated belly goes down again. Thus far a period of greatest belly bloat is followed by flattening to a new level. It is also precedes an increase in energy, but just now, I feel like this is as good as it gets![/size][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][size=5]Dr. V also offered reasons for how we react stronger when accidentally ingesting small quantities of gluten after going gluten free. He said that our memory cells crank out the antibodies in larger and larger numbers.[/size][/font]

[font='comic sans ms'][size=5]Chalk one more intolerance find up to the rotational diet. I think I may have found the reason for my recently bloating belly. We harvested pumpkins from our garden. I had both canned and dried them for future use. This evening I made sandwich bread with pumpkin flour for dinner. Just as I began to eat it, I felt my tummy cramps coming on. I think I can live without the pumpkin if I can just avoid the cramps![/size][/font]

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Pumpkins were the problem, I am pretty sure by now.  I had a battle with some store bought cauliflower, and since I am continuing debloating and feeling reasonably well.  I am using SCD diet.  I guess for the most part that is what I was doing anyway since I am doing grain free.

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