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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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    April 19, 2013 - April 28, 2013

    PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS OFTEN AND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE !

    * NEW ORLEANS GOURMET mini
    March 17-20, 2013 THIS IS A GO !

    If the Super Bowl hype hasn't sold you on the Crescent City - nothing will.
    There are still rooms available. Great tours and, of course, Great FOOD.

    * APRIL in PARIS & NORMANDY - RIVER BOAT CRUISE & TOUR
    April 19-28, 2013 THIS IS A GO !

    As of this time we are now able to offer one more cabin.

    2 night-3 day tour of Paris and a 7 night River Boat Cruise on the Seine River.

    * NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO, CANADA mini
    June 9-12, 2013

    Should be on everyone's bucket list. The Falls are magnificent anytime of the
    year, but in late spring the gardens on the Canadian side are magnificent.
    Great itinerary, including a visit to the Victorian City of Niagara-On-the-Lake,
    with a winery tour; play at the Shaw Festival and Dinner.

    We will be offering a Bob & Ruth's Gluten-free Dining & Traveling Workshop
    as part of the Canadian Celiac Associations Annual Conference, being held in
    Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, on the weekend prior to this Getaway.

    * SAFARI in KENYA / THE MASS MIGRATION
    July 16-27, 2013 THIS IS A GO !

    The timing of this once in a lifetime Getaway is to give us the best opportunity
    to be in the middle of the Mass Migration across the Serengeti - as we have
    experienced before on a previous Safari.

    We'll see the "BIG 5" and so much more - animals you've never even hear of.
    The fauna, mountains and panoramic views that will forever stay in your mind
    as the image of Kenya.


    Check us out at HTTP://BOBANDRUTHS.COM

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    April 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013

    The Gluten Intolerance Group of Long Island (formerly Suffolk County
    Celiacs) are having their Vendor Fair April 27 (Sat) and April 28 (Sun).
    The hours are 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. The cost is $10.00 per adult
    per day, a $5.00 discount will be given to those who attend on Saturday and
    Sunday (there will be a $5.00 off coupon given to all attendees on
    Saturday). For more information:
    http://gigofli.org/2013_Gluten_Free_Vendors.html

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    April 27, 2013

    We're back bigger and better than ever!
    The South Florida Gluten Free EXPO has been rescheduled!
    Join us on Saturday April 27th.
    Info packet's are coming your way shortly or Call Now to be part of the
    Biggest one-day Gluten Free EXPO in the country!
    We are expecting over 3,500 people to attend.
    Same great location : So. Florida Fairgrounds in West Palm Beach.
    For more information or to reserve your Booth call or e-mail any of our
    EXPO Managers:
    Dr Ira Gulker at 561-912-9471 or _igulker@comcast.net_
    (mailto:igulker@comcast.net)
    Bradley Kantor at 561-736-0822 or _cbkantor1@hotmail.com_
    (mailto:cbkantor1@hotmail.com)
    Phyllis Kessler at 561-637-0396 or _pkessler23@aol.com_
    (mailto:pkessler23@aol.com)
    Hope to see you there....we're back!!!!
    Phyllis Kessler, President
    So. Florida Celiac Support Group
    561-637-0396
    (http://www.southfloridaceliacsupport.org/)

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    April 27, 2013

    As more consumers are diagnosed with celiac disease and gluten-related
    disorders, food service facilities will be called on to provide them with
    safe, gluten-free meals. This seminar will provide the knowledge and tools
    you need to prepare gluten-free meals with confidence.



    AUDIENCE: Food service staff and facility managers in retirement
    communities, long-term care, schools, colleges and universities, daycare,
    hospitals and camps.



    Time: Saturday, April 27, 2013



    Registration 8:30am

    Program 9:00-11:00am

    Gluten-Free Expo 11:00am - 1:00pm



    Location: Sherrill Center, UNC-Asheville Campus, 227 Campus Drive,
    Asheville, North Carolina



    Cost: $30 first attendee (15% discount when 2 or more attendees register
    together from same facility)



    Attendance includes admission to the Asheville Gluten-Free EXPO, featuring
    over 50 national and local gluten-free vendors, cooking demos and
    educational information.



    Purpose: To provide managers and staff in institutional food service
    settings with the knowledge and skills to provide safe meals for their
    patrons living with celiac disease and gluten intolerance.



    Program Objectives: The participant will be able to:

    1. Summarize the different types of gluten-related disorders.

    2. Properly identify gluten-containing ingredients and apply this knowledge
    to reading food labels for gluten.

    3. List gluten-free grains, common gluten-free substitutions and other
    gluten-free foods to create a safe and balanced diet.

    4. Identify proper procedures to prepare gluten-free menu items in a safe
    environment using "no to low cost solutions".



    SEMINAR AGENDA

    9:00 - 9:20 Gluten-Related Disorders - Cynthia Kupper, MS, RD



    9:20 - 9:30 Understanding the needs of Gluten Free Consumers - Cynthia
    Kupper, MS, RD



    9:30 - 10:00 Ins and Outs of the Gluten Free Diet - Laurie Steenwyk, M.Ed.,
    RD, LDN

    Identify gluten containing grains, and food ingredients.

    Identify gluten-free grains, common substitutions, and what a balanced
    gluten-free diet should contain.

    Discuss food label regulations.

    Explain how to properly read food labels to identify gluten containing
    ingredients.



    10:00 - 10:10 Break with Gluten-free Snack



    10:10 - 10:40 Producing Gluten-free Meals in a Non-dedicated Kitchen - Chef
    Aaron Flores

    Walk through facility transitions to gluten-free menu planning and food
    preparation.

    Menu planning

    Purchasing

    Preparation

    Staff training and education

    Discuss perceived barriers, gluten free menu options.

    Provide example of one week gluten-free menu.



    10:40 - 11:00 Question and Answer



    FACULTY

    Cynthia Kupper, MS, RD is Executive Director of the Gluten Intolerance Group
    of North America (GIG), the nation's first non-profit association with the
    mission to improve the health and lives of those living gluten-free.

    Laurie Steenwyk, M.Ed., RD, LDN is a clinical dietitian at Pardee Hospital
    in Hendersonville. She specializes in celiac disease and the gluten-free
    diet and directs the Hendersonville celiac support group.

    Chef Aaron Flores is the Food & Beverage Director/Executive Chef, Embassy
    Suites Crystal City, Arlington, VA. He specializes in planning large
    conference menus for those with multiple severe food allergies.



    CONTINUING EDUCATION:

    Registered Dietitians - application has been made for 2 CEUs from the CDR.

    Certified Dietary Managers - application has been made for 2 CEs from CBDM.



    Directions: The Sherrill Center is easily accessible by I-40, I-240, I-26,
    and multiple city streets. Located in North Asheville, NC the facility is
    only minutes from Downtown. For directions visit:

    http:/ /sherrillcenter.com/directions



    REGISTRATION:

    Register on the Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) Website:

    http://tinyurl.com/acgonqc



    Please pay with a credit card



    For more information:

    GIG Customer Service

    customerservice@gluten.net

    Laura Steenwyk: 828-696-1000 ext 3654

    Laura.steenwyk@pardeehospital.org

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    April 18, 2013 05:00 PM - April 28, 2013 04:59 PM

    Bob & Ruth's
    Gluten-free Dining & Travel Club

    MONET, JOAN OF ARC, BOB & RUTH ? ? ?

    THE WAIT IS OVER ! ANNOUNCING:

    BOB & RUTH'S 2013 European River Cruise & Tour

    April In Paris & The Seine

    April 19 - 28, 2013
    We begin with three days in Paris with our own Gluten-free Hostess, showing us
    her "City of Lights" and introducing us to her favorite restaurants with a wide
    array of Gluten-free food to be offered. We'll see the Champs Elysees, Eiffel Tower,
    Notre Dame Cathedral and more.

    Then we'll board UNIWORLD's award-winning boutique River Baroness, cruising
    through the scenic country side of northern France that inspired the French
    impressionists. Stand on the ground of the Normandy invasion. Stroll through
    picturesque villages with - yes - lots of "old rocks" and see the site of where Joan
    of Arc was martyred.


    Rouen is of pre-Roman origins, serving as a Viking capital and later William the
    Conqueror called it home before moving to England. Honfleur is one of the most
    visited town in France as it is one of them most well preserved maritime cities with
    its picturesque narrow backstreets and old timber-framed house fronts showing off
    its artistic and cultural heritage.


    We are offering a $125 PER PERSON EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT if your reservations are
    made by AUGUST 27, 2012.


    For our Current Members Only there is the additional $25 Early Reservation Discount
    date is August 15, 2012.


    Due to extremely high demand for European river cruises, and in order to guarantee
    us a quality gluten-free culinary experience, we must have the minimum number of
    participants NO LATER THAN AUGUST 27, 2012.
    For all the details check out our website http://bobandruths



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