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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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    July 16, 2013     

    Join us as we experience one of the worlds greatest natural happenings - the
    Mass Migration across the Serengeti. You have seen it on Animal Kingdom on
    TV, but to see it and be in the middle of it for real - as we have done on one
    of our previous Safaris - it is a surreal experience never to be forgotten.

    We'll see Africa's "Big 5" as we safari over the Serengeti and the Masai Mara in
    our pop-top safari vans with experienced trackers.

    We'll stay in deluxe accommodations and, of course, all gluten-free meals each

    Even though this is our 6th Safari in Africa each of them were unique and
    unforgettable. Each time you go out on Safari you have no idea what you'll
    see and that make the journey worth it - it is truly an adventure. It never gets
    old !

    Check out the complete itinerary and all the other details including costs:


    There are only a limited number of reservations available, so make yours as
    soon as you can - so that you can check it off of your Bucket list. If you have
    any questions just give us a call at 410-939-3218.

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    July 23, 2013     

    The Seventh Year of Camp Celiac!
    At 138-acre Camp Arroyo in the foothills of Livermore, CA, Camp Celiac campers, counselors, and junior counselors eat delicious gluten-free food and enjoy traditional camp activities such as a ropes course, rock climbing, zip-lining, boating, swimming, archery, arts and crafts, skit night, and outdoor sports. Three meals a day without having to ask if any of the foods are gluten-free is life changing for many campers and staff!

    Session 1 July 23-27 Tuesday-Saturday (staff arrives Monday, July 22)

    Vendor Fair for both sessions to attend: Saturday, July 27th

    Session 2 July 27-31 Saturday-Wednesday

    Who Attends?
    Camp Celiac is for children ages 9-16 years. Campers ages 16-17 entering 10th grade or lower may choose to register as a junior counselor or camper. Campers age 16-17 who are entering 11th grade or higher must register as a junior counselor.

    Registration for this summer's camp begins February 1! All campers from Northern California who register between February 1st and February 14th will be given equal priority if all four registration steps are completed by February 14 (and received if paying by mail); i.e. there is no advantage to registering on February 1st rather than February 14th. After February 14th, available space will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis after all four registration steps are completed (and received if paying by mail). Please see the www.celiaccamp.com for further details and registration information.

    Adult Volunteers Needed
    Camp Celiac would not be possible without our wonderful adult volunteer counselors (ages 18 or older by the date of Camp). If you (or someone you know) would like to make camp a reality for our kids and enjoy a week of delicious gluten-free cooking in a beautiful setting, please consider volunteering. As we are limited in the number of kids we can serve based on the number of volunteers we recruit, please register as soon as possible. In particular, we are always in need of male counselors for the boys' groups.

    The Taylor Family Foundation
    The Celiac Community Foundation of Northern California administers Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo in Livermore, CA, thanks to the generosity of our partner, The Taylor Family Foundation. Learn more about the heartwarming, amazing work of this extraordinary foundation on its website.

    Donations Welcome
    While we charge campers only $25 to attend, we rely on community donations to pay for much of our camp programming including archery, arts and crafts, medical supplies, a dance with a DJ, sports equipment, board games, inflatable obstacle course, etc. Whether or not you have a child attending, please consider making a tax deductible donation to support Camp Celiac at Camp Arroyo.

    Very special thanks to the Corley family -- Jacqueline, Doug, Nathaniel and Morgan -- for organizing the camp, creating the website and volunteering every year.

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    July 26, 2013

    Milwaukee Celiac-Sprue Crew

    Annual Potluck Picnic
    Sunday, July 21

    Annual Potluck Picnic
    Sunday, July 21

    Arrive after 12:00…Eat ~1:15 p.m.

    Brown Deer Village Park—Shelter #2
    4800 W. Green Brook Drive
    Brown Deer, Wisconsin

    MCSC provides brat & hot dogs, plus beverages & table service. We count on you to provide rest—appetizers, hot dishes, salads, dessserts,--your favorites! Please bring a copy of your recipe so those with additional dietary restrictions can check ingredients! (Recipes in the next NL.)

    There will also be bocce ball and board games for those who are interested. Older kids can bring fishing poles to try their luck in the creek and smaller ones will love the playground. The Village Pond will be open. Hours & fees at http://www.browndeerwi.org/cm/pdfs/Pond%20Flier%202013.pdf

    RSVP-s are appreciated for planning but not required—Contact Bev att 414-354-2354 or milcs@aol.com
    This is a great even for the the newly diagnosed since ther is lots of time to ask questions! Know potential celiacs or interested family members? Bring them along!

    For more information or direction, contact Bev Lieven at milcs@aol.com .

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