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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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    • Err... don't know what happened to this thread in my absence, but thought I'd add some input that might be helpful. I'd been having some weird low-level CC issues for the last few weeks and couldn't figure out what it was - I eat very conservatively (only eat certified products or fresh meat/produce/dairy) and it was driving me crazy! I saw this thread and thought about it a bit and realized that things seemed to have gotten worse around the time of my last coffee ground purchase, where I'd bought a different brand than I'd been using previously. Anyways, I switched to a fancier brand and things cleared up immediately. If anyone should come across this, the brand apparently causing issue for me was President's Choice. This is a store brand for the Loblaws chain in Canada, so probably not worth worrying about for most. I've not yet had time to contact them about this, but this brand does also offer a number of flavoured coffee grounds (used to buy these pre-gluten-free), so there is some CC potential there assuming they process these products on the same line. I guess I will be sticking with whole bean coffee or smaller/snobbier brands that don't do flavoured stuff for the foreseeable future.
    • While informative.....you just responded to a post from 10 years ago.....
    • The year to recover?  It seems pretty standard around here despite some literature  stating it only takes months for villi to recover.  That may be true, but most celiacs have systemic issues.  Neurological issues are usually the last to resolve, if at all.   And let's not forget that the gluten-free diet has a steep learning curve that can delay healing.   I have read sites that promote a Whole Foods diet without gluten in an attempt to calm down inflammation or improve an autoimmune disorder.  It works for some but not all, but it is certainly worth considering.  For me, I was undiagnosed for years like so many celiacs.   I also have Hashi's which was diagnosed 20 years ago.  Since going gluten-free, after my celiac disease diagnosis, my thyroid has shrunk and my nodules are gone.  However, this past winter, I had a tooth infection, the flu, a cold and now my thyroid antibodies are high again.  I also developed autoimmune hives (like clockwork, they appear at 3:00 pm) as a result (I think).  My immune system is constantly running on high alert.  I have allergies to so many things.  But....what is a girl to do? Beside a cocktail of antihistamines, I  move forward.  I am "healthy".  I can still ride my bike, swim and run.  Maybe not as fast (who am I kidding...not fast at all) as when I was younger in my 30 and 40's.  I have Type 2 diabetes despite being thin.  Like celiac disease, diabetes is genetic.   Read the Newbie 101 under coping.  Make sure everything is gluten free.  you would be surprised at hidden sources or dealing with cross contamination.  I know your family has celiac disease, but unless you walk the walk daily, you do not get it.  But...maybe you do!  
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