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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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    • Almond flour has a lot more fat in it than regular flours. It made out of nuts/almond which are fatty  
    • > I normally use a almond and coconut blend for my cookies. Sorry to reply to such an old thread, I have stumbled across something, and I wonder if anybody has any thoughts on it. Is there something special about almond flour? I have combined a few different different recipes, and came up with recipes for vanilla wafers, and ginger snap cookie. The texture is great. In trying to bake low sugar, vegan, and gluten free; getting the texture right has been the hardest part. Using almond flour, I am getting great texture. Also these cookies are sugar free. I wonder if I could use almond flour for oatmeal cookies? FWIW: Ingredients for either vanilla wafers or ginger snap 1 vegan egg 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 cup Almond Flour 1/3rd cup sugar-free pancake syrup & 2 tiny spoons of stevia tiny spoons are those stirrers you get at McDonalds 1/8 teaspoon Salt 1/8 teaspoon baking soda  For vanilla wafers add: 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla  For ginger snaps add: 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 2 teaspoons Ground Ginger 1 teaspoons Cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon Ground Cloves 1/8 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium mixing bowl: mix vegan egg white and melted coconut oil Add other ingredients Freeze dough for 10-15 minutes. It should be firm, not frozen. Place dough on baking sheet. Gently place another sheet of parchment paper on top of dough. Use a rolling pin to flatten out the dough a little. Do not smash too thin. It should be about 1/4 inch in thickness. Remove top piece of parchment paper. Use cookie cutters of choice to create your cookie shapes. Carefully scrape away excess dough from cut outs and use for another cookie. Bake for 15-20 minutes. For softer cookies remove from oven promptly. For crispier cookies turn oven off and leave cookies in oven for an additional 10-20 minutes.          
    • A couple of days gluten-free probably won't matter.  but it doesn't work that way.  It isn't gluten in your system" they are testing for.  Gluten is not in your blood.  It is the antibodies your body makes to gluten that the blood test looks for.
    • yeah , i might try go tomorrow if I can find out - i literally stopped 2 days ago so unikely to be out of my system and if im due to go for a test tomorrow I could maybe try eating something witha bit of gluten in tonight or something to "top up" as it were
    • I was completely floored by the realisation after I went gluten free of just how badly it had been affecting me. Before then I had all these different things which I was either barely coping with, ignoring, trying to pretend they weren't there etc. I went gluten free and suddenly all sorts of different things started to resolve. It blew my mind! Try and get a blood test now before cutting it, its so much easier than going back on it for a gluten challenge.  If the test is negative, don't assume its not an issue for you. My test was negative but I responded to the diet.  Lots of help and advice here if you need it Best of luck! Matt
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