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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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    I'm not sure if this is the right thread to be posting this in, but I was wondering if I could find employment and job opportunities in the gluten free world. For instance, working in a gluten free bakery, or working for a gluten free food company. I've googled "gluten free jobs" and "gluten free employment" but have got few helpful links and results. I'm willing to relocate to other places in the United States. Any tips?
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    I am currently 10 1/2 weeks pregnant with our 4th child. My history of pregnancies includes 7 pg's, with 3 children now. I had some sort of hyperemesis (extreme nausea and vomiting) with all of them. I've also had 3 miscarriages in a row, all following the births of our 3 children. With one of these, I was so sick I was sent to the ER twice for iv's, and then admitted to the hospital for 6 days, as well as given a picc line, and fed with tpn. I was sent home after the 6 days, with the picc line in place and a backpack to wear that contained my tpn and iv liquids, 24 hours a day. I lost that baby at the beginning of the 2nd trimester. I also experienced 2 years of infertility during this time. Now that I've been diagnosed with celiac disease, this pregnancy seems to be totally different! For one thing, even the fact that I GOT pregnant is a surprise and a miracle. It has been 13 months since our last miscarriage. And, after our 3rd baby, my husband had a vasectomy because of how sick I get. We later had it reversed, and all 3 of my miscarriages happened after that. Also, I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER this time! I am able to FUNCTION, not spend all day on the floor throwing up and hoping to die. I am still nauseous and I am taking zofran every 4 hours. But, I am not vomiting, and I am able to eat, and even prepare meals and take my kids to the park. I'm very hopeful that this pregnancy will make it, though not too hopeful yet since I've had so many miscarriages. I still worry a lot. But I wanted to post my experience, in case some one out there with hyperemesis or repeated miscarriages might benefit from exploring Celiac Disease as a possible cause. I have really NEVER felt this good pregnant in my life. And we've seen our little baby 3 times so far, and my doctor says everything looks PERFECT! I'm praying it all works out with a healthy baby in the end this time!
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    OK, though I have some doubt that B12 could encourage one type of cancer while fighting others. I think it is interesting that StacyA's serum level would test as high as it apparently has, given the oral B12 dose of only 6mcg. From what I've read about B12, the immune system, and so forth, it wouldn't surprise me if the body itself is driving up the level in the blood for some purpose yet unknown. It would help explain the neurological issues, if intracellular levels are being depleted. Perhaps the body is fighting something? If it were me, I'd want certain things checked, including homocysteine, nitric oxide, heavy metals, amino acids, B vitamins, and ferritin levels. I'd still do the things I suggested in my first post, because: 1) The symptoms are consistent with deficiencies of B12, magnesium, and certain other nutrients. 2) The symptoms of B12 deficiency are serious and very well documented. 3) The B12 doses I suggested are commonly found in numerous supplements, and are time-tested to be both safe and effective. 4) The supplements are very affordable, easily obtainable, and there are virtually no real risks when following label recommendations. As for the references to back up the statement I made in my first post: http://www.aafp.org/afp/2003/0301/p993.html http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminB12-Consumer.asp http://ods.od.nih.gov/FactSheets/VitaminB12.asp Thanks frieze. Backs up what myself and others have stated. Some additional articles of interest: B12 and CFS: http://drmyhill.co.uk/wiki/B12_-_rationale_for_using_vitamin_B12_in_CFS B12 and Fibromyalgia: http://www.prohealth.com/fibromyalgia/blog/boardDetail.cfm?id=1318273 B12 and Peripheral Neuropathy: http://peripheralneuropathycenter.uchicago.edu/learnaboutpn/typesofpn/systemic/nutrition.shtml More interesting stuff: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19557306 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20717016 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19068481 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18289028 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18074035 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18040067 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17404524 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16908946 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10411351 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9269639 Also, you yourself recognize that it is not known if elevated B12 encourages cancer, or if the presence of cancer may cause an elevated serum B12 level. From what I've read today, cancer cells have many more times the normal number of B12 receptors. So I'd have to wonder if perhaps the elevated B12 level is the body's way of compensating for a localized deficiency in the vicinity of the cancer. The articles you referenced did not indicate that the patients where taking B12 shots or supplements, so I'm lead to believe they were not. In short, there's a wealth of information showing all kinds of benefits from taking vitamin B12. This is in stark contrast to the lack of evidence to support concerns of overdose.
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    Hi again, I got to wondering if anyone on the board keeps a blog that coverss gluten, celiac, food intolerances, recipes, etc. It seems that so many members have a ton of advice and experience, and I'd love to visit your blogs for more! Maybe y'all could list your URLs Thanks!
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    Some celiacs are more sensitive to low levels of gluten than others. My son and I are both very sensitive. We couldn't get better until our whole household went gluten free. The other members of our household were very careful, certainly more careful than young children (sorry young children) and we still kept getting sick. Many celiacs do fine with a mixed household, but more sensitive ones like my son and I can't. It somehow gets in there. If it is inhaled, it can get into the stomach. If it is touched, it can get into the mouth if you bite nails or something. I can't tell you how, I just know that it makes me sick. I have also gotten very sick kissing my daughter after she ate gluten and forgot to brush first. You husband might be having problems with that too. Sometimes less sensitive people have told me that certain foods etc. are fine, but they really weren't fine for me. We are not all the same. It is important to listen to what your body is telling you. I was also told several times on this forum that it was psychological, but I don't think it is, and neither does my gastroenterologist.
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    A different thought came to my mind. Sometimes my migraines are accompanied by or exist only as auras. My auras have a pretty broad range including olfactory halucinations. I smell burnt things that are not really there off and on for days at a time every couple of months. Or the normal smell of things is off and smells burnt, rotton or chemically. Usually this is accompanied by other milder migraine symptoms, but not a full blown migraine. Pre celiac diagnosis, I had a year long migraine and the auras were fairly common then.
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    For quick things, I like to keep on hand blue diamond nut thins (these don't last to long at my house...I have to fight my boys over them), kind bars, nature valley roasted nut crunch bars, bakery on the main granola bars, ruth's power flax bars, boomi bars, raw almonds, craisens and cheese sticks. All of these are easy and very portable and make snacking easy. We always keep a supply of lunch meat and cheese (I buy the prepackaged) to make wraps or sandwiches out of. I love to eat that on corn thins or wrap it up in a corn tortilla. Lundburg rice cakes are really easy and the possibilities are endless on what to put on top. I have used them for an open faced "grilled cheese", peanut butter and jelly, hummus, etc. My kids especially like the rice cakes with shredded mozzerella cheese and pepperoni on top. Just pop in the microwave until the cheese melts and enjoy. Easy Easy! I also like popcorn with melted coconut oil and kosher salt. I don't have many suggestions for anything premade for meals since my husband and I make almost everything from scratch. Some of the convenience stuff that is easy is the betty crocker cake, brownie and cookie mixes as well as the betty crocker gluten free bisquik mix. On your days off you could try cooking/roasting up some chicken and freezing it and maybe use it for a quick stir fry tossed in with a bag of frozen veggies and serve with some steamed rice. Also there are some progresso soups that are gluten free and alot of the taste of tai products are gluten free. Soups/chili are easy to make and freeze. I'm sure others have more ideas.
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    I'm not sure how much you are interested in doing as a business yourself, but... I just (like today!) got my kitchen approved to do baking in my house, so I'm going to start my own 'bakery'. I also have in the works a consulting sort of business. Helping people who are newly diagnosed navigate this huge lifestyle change. I have met with a doctor and we collaborated on what types of things would be helpful, and I'm hoping to get it started shortly. One thing at a time, though... (Both of these things don't require huge amounts of money to get started, either. ) Sometimes you gotta think a little differently if there's something you want to do, but is not readily available. Hope that helps!
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    At one point this summer, I think there was a celiac association that needed an assistant of some sort. that was on idealist, probably.
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    Hi Crampy Girl. Do you live in OKC? If so, there is a big health food store off of I 240 and Pennsylvania st. They have loads of gluten free stuff.
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    I have a gluten free-friendly food blog. Everything posted is gluten-free, but many recipes are flexible to using non-gluten-free pasta for example, or possibly just white flour instead of rice flour. My blog also has other random nutrition/food/gardening/fiber arts stuff on it. And I would like to see other people's posts here, as I am lazy about going to people's profile unless I know there is a reason to do so.
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    Thanks everyone for the advise and well wishes. I'm gonna need it. Lol. Yes, he is gonna slow or try to slow down on the cigs. He knows the smoke gives me problems. He's lost quite a bit of weight. 25 years ago he weighed 375. He now weighs in at 175. So, now, we're gonna see if he can deliver. I really hope so, because I really am in love with him and don't want to lose him.
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    Another way people could let you known and also give you the URLS is in a PM (Private Message) by going to your profile and clicking on send PM. Best Regards, David
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    I also have one but ditto on what PP said.
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    Answer is yes I do have gluten-free recipe blogs, but it is against board rules to mention the names or URL's in a post, However, we can have links to our websites or Blogs in our 'About Me' section of our profiles. I can't tell you about anyone else that have Sites/Blogs they would have to let you know in a similar manner. The rules of the forum prohibit self promotion of any kind, however I can post a link to someone else's Blog (if that makes sense) Best Regards, David
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    Since he is going gluten free those would not be options for him. Good idea if he wasn't though.
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    I agree--Diabetes and heart disease go hand in hand. Smoking is the #1 cause of stroke and heart attack. Put the 2 together and it is pretty much a death sentence. I do NOT say this at all to be mean or callus in any way. These are the people I work with, what I went to school for, the people I try to help every day. If he makes any changes in his life, the most important would be to get off the cigs (for you too, if he's smoking in the cab with you) and get the diabetes under control--which I'm sure the gluten-free diet will help with!
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    Yikes! Smoking is probably the worst thing a diabetic can do. As for the diet... It really depends on what kind of diet he eats. A lot of diabetics do low carb. I do not. But... I do eat a lot less carbs than I used to. I used to eat mainly beans and rice or pasta and rice. Eggs and various meats are probably the best things for breakfast. If he needs some carbs (and I do), then perhaps some fruits such as berries or grapefruit. If he wants some sort of bread, you might try things like Wasa (crisp bread) or those small loaves of rye. You could do an egg scramble with a lot of vegetables, perhaps including a small amount of potato. Not all diabetics can do potato. I can. Salads and low carb veggies should make up the bulk of the other meals. Add meat, eggs or some other form of protein and perhaps some carbs. I mainly do beans for my carbs. But it really varies from person to person. I hope he is testing his blood sugar. That way you can tell if the meals are working for him.
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    This was the post I was actually replying to in my last post. Sorry if my answer seemed confusing. If you are new to the diet it also might be helpful to wait for a month or so at least to try some of the replacement foods. Some of the breads are really awful but some are okay and some are really good. Grainless Baker and Kinnickinnick are brands I like. Udi's gets good reviews but I can't find it here. Do note that most of our breads taste better if toasted or microwaved first.
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    Some companies that sell gluten free stuff ship. Kinnickinnick is one and they make good pizza shells and okay bagels and doughnuts and much more. Make sure you check the store on line here at Celiac.com also. Scope out if there is a health food store near you, call and ask what they have. There is lots of food that is safe for us. Fresh meats, chicken, fish, veggies, fruits, rice etc. Thai Kitchen makes some good rice noodles that you can find in your Asian section of the grocery store. A rice cooker and crockpot can be lifesavers when your buzy. Big pots of chili, pasta sauce, soups etc cooked on a day off can last for days and provide meals during the week. You can toss a chicken and a couple potatoes in the oven and they will cook themselves with very little prep as will a roast. You can relax and play with the kids while it cooks and teach the little ones how to set and clear the table, if they are old enough teach them how to cook simple meals and give you time to read the paper or just destress. It is hard but you will feel so much better once you get used to it all.
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    Huh? http://glutenfreeinsd.com/starbucks.html http://glutenfreemom.typepad.com/gluten_free_mom/2010/05/a-gluten-free-call-to-action-towards-starbucks.html I’m sorry to hear that the formulation change we have made to Frappuccino® light means that as a sufferer of celiac disease you are unable to enjoy that beverage. We do not claim any of our beverages as gluten free due to the risk of cross contamination in store or at our manufacturing facilities but you are correct that as part of our policy of declaration on labels our new ingredients do say ‘contains gluten’ specifically where the old did not. We do this so that our baristas and their customers can be as informed as possible about the ingredients that we use. In addition we are constantly looking at new and better ways to ensure that all customer are able to identify ingredients that are important to them and your feedback is useful in helping us do that. I know you are looking for a reduced calorie Frappuccino® blended beverage and whilst the light product might now not be suitable, because of other changes we have made to the way we make the beverage in store you can now reduce the calories on a regular coffee frappuccino by requesting non fat milk and a tall is just 160 calories. Thank you again for taking the time to contact us. Kind Regards Ian Ian Cranna Director Blended Beverage Starbucks Coffee Company 2401 Utah Ave. S. S-MT2 Seattle WA 98134-1435 But, then...this thread is about soup
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    Some lunch meat has gluten? Starbucks sugar free sweetner also? I had no idea! And I thought it was the caffeine that was irritating my stomach all this time! geez. I have lost 3 pounds and cannot afford to keep loosing weight. I am thin as it is. I downloaded the gluten free deal for my iphone but it is not a complete list. I am so frustrated and hungry, but at the same time happy to be done with most cramp episode. It was ruling my life. I did eat about 3 chocolate bars, and I never eat chocolate, I was trying to find something with calories because I am starving myself on this crazy diet. I hate to cook, and I love couscous, bagels and pizza.
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    Hey there, thanks for your post reply. Sorry it has taken a while to respond, I never got the email notification because the question got moved. I am eating like crap and have lost 3 pounds. I cannot afford to loose any more weight as I am thin as it is. I live in Oklahoma and have gone up and down the grocery isles and found not to many gluten free products. The ones I found taste awful. I am hungry and frustrated. I love my wheat bagels and ritz and cheezits and I miss them really really bad. I also love bread and pizza and cereal. I know there are recipes out there, but I have three small children and am very busy- I am a Radiologist, so my work is intense and busy. Is there a book with practical ideas? What kind of meal is there that is gluten free? I hate meat, esp red meat. makes me want to puke. I did force myself to eat a hamburger patty last night and felt much better going to bed and I ate some almonds. This whole thing is so frustrating to me. Part of me wants to go off the diet and eat whatever I want to again- but the diarrhea and cramps are so debilitating-- sorry for ranting. Thanks for any comments in advance. crampy girl.
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    Udis is based in Colorado. Bob's Red Mill is located on Oregon. The website says they need a bakers assistant.
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    I have to endorse the low carb approach. It works very well. I think most guys would find the animal proteins, full fat dairy and fats satisfying. I still manage just fine on low-carb without the dairy. It seems that many people's cholesterol numbers actually improve in low-carb. I know mine haven't suffered a bit and are still very good despite considerably upping my consumption of saturated fat. I have permission from doc to eat all the bacon I like. The ADA does allow refined carbs but for most they do spike the blood sugar. ADA accepts that as a necessary evil but patients don't have to ;)There are some forums for lowcarbers with diabetes. The diet I follow is more restrictive than most and was developed by a doctor with diabetes. A Paleo diet works well for some. Personally I tried the glycemic index but my blood sugar readings did not match up at all with the index so I found it completely ineffective. As for the coconut and almond milk, I wouldn't rule them out so quickly. Nuts are hard to digest for people with a variety of GI troubles. I have a parent with diverticulitis so nuts are out-too hard to digest and the bits get stuck in places. However, the almond milk is processed enough that it would be tolerated. Now for me, I found out that my problem with almonds is an allergy so I would react to the almond milk with D perhaps, as would someone with an intolerance. Same for the coconut milk. So I would let him try it and see.
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    I hope things work out for you this time. One thing you may want to pick up is a book that deals with the glycemic index of foods. That may help him with his food choices for meals and may help the diabetes. A consultation with a diabetic educator and dietian may help with that also. Be forwarned that some know nothing about the gluten-free diet. Going gluten free may also help with keeping his diabetes under control. As for the smoking issue. Some of the brands have many more addictive ingredients than just the nicotine. Some even have wheat based additives. What I did was switch to a brand called Natural American Spirit. I started with the rolled form and cut my smoking in half without even trying. I then switched to the 'roll your own' loose pouches. I did this long before my state raised cig taxes which increased cig prices to almost ten bucks a pack. With almost no effort I have gone from a pack a day smoker to only smoking about 4 to 5 a day. He will still get his nicotine but without the other additives. Some of the brands of cigs make me want another one as soon as I put one out so I know the additives were getting to me and increasing how much I craved another cig. I can't say if he will be able to decrease of eliminate his heart meds. There are a lot of factors involved with heart disease. If he is heavy getting his weight down will help as will decreasing his smoking. Celiac inflammation can also play a role. Keep in touch with his doctor on that issue. Good luck, give him as much support as you can with the withdrawl. You will need almost as much patience with it as he does.
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    LOL! Maybe the third time's the charm. The mix of diabetes and smoking is really bad news for his heart. It's really hard to say if he'll be able to get off the meds, but I suspect he won't unless he quits smoking and even then he may need some. As for stopping smoking, nicotine cravings are fierce. If he couldn't handle gluten withdrawal, the smoking will be hard. Maybe you can get him to swap some gum for some of the cigs? I thought you were allowed some carbs on a diabetic diet as long as there is protein with them. The nursing home always gave my type 2 diabetic grandmother pretty balanced meals. For example, eggs, sausage, a cup of fruit, and a single piece of gluten-free toast.
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    How exciting! Another pregnancy on the board! I'm almost 17 weeks. This was a surprise too!! I'm really excited. You can start feeling them pretty early especially if they are active little ones! Mine is a total spaz!! I got a heart rate monitor and baby is always kicking it hard and hurting my ears when I try to listen LOL! Good luck with this pregnancy!! I'm happy for you!
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    Thanks to all of you. I'm almost 17 weeks now and off the zofran! The nausea is gone and I'm doing great! I get to find out if I'm having a boy or a girl on Sept 20th and I can't WAIT. The baby is very active and I can feel it moving a LOT now. It's very exciting since I never got this far with my 3 miscarriages and it's been 9 years since I was pregnant and this far along! I don't know for sure if I had Celiac Disease when I was pregnant with my sons. I sort of think I did for at least some of them. I had a miscarriage in between 2 and 3 also. I did have postpartum depression after number 3 and that is what led to my insisting my husband get a vasectomy! Once I recovered from it, I regretted that! Thankfully he agreed to get it reversed and it worked! I'm still worrying some but I'm so hopefull that I will get to meet this baby!
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    Hmmmm.... Here's the thing. I was having all sorts of allergic reactions to dairy, shellfish, soy, and wheat. Mouth itching, asthma, rashes, GI trouble, plus delayed reactions to wheat, rye and barley. If I ate gluten-containing grains other than wheat I would have low-level GI trouble the next couple days. Wheat is just plain unpleasant, with an instant stomach-ache and big GI trouble. Once I got off gluten, the rest of the allergies improved dramatically over the next 6-9 months. I did a little research, and people with damaged villi do not break proteins in food down well. That means there are more allergens left in the food. People with celiac also tend to make a lot more antibodies to foods in general, so the combination of bad digestion and lots of antibodies leads to intolerances. I had food allergies as a child, so my body has plenty of antibodies! Going completely gluten-free seems to have healed my gut, I digest food again, and all the food allergies/intolerances went away. I can even eat shrimp, which really surprised me. You mention losing natural desensitization, and yes I'm pretty sensitive to wheat now. My childhood wheat allergy seems to be back and I get rhinitis, asthma, and sneezing now along with the GI problems. For me it was a pretty good trade though, once I figured out how many problems wheat and gluten were causing for me. I have one food (gluten) that really messes me up, but I can eat ANYTHING else happily. By the way, I should add that I had a LOT of celiac symptoms, like GI trouble, canker sores, thin tooth enamel, ridges in my nails sometimes, fatigue, depression, autoimmune thyroid disease and carpal tunnel on top of the allergies.
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    I would be surprised if there's a website only for gluten free company job positions. I would start by going to each company website individually to see if they have any job openings. The bigger ones probably don't advertise it as a "gluten free job" they probably just use the usual job opening ads and other methods for announcing openings. Some only announce it via their websites. The smaller ones may only hire people via word of mouth, but you may break your way into them if you have some idea of what you can do for them and send a good cover letter with resume. My DH found his job by going to every single company we could think of that could have positions in his field and searching their website for job openings as well as sending out resumes to companies he was interested in but didn't have any job openings posted (some companies do not advertise or they may not have openings but will keep your resume on file if it is impressive). It's a full time job to find a job. Good Luck.
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    You might check some reputable diabetic sites. If you live near a hospital, the nutrion service- dietian may have free brochures you can pick up on diabetic diet. Breakfast doesn't have to be " breakfast food.". My SIL was just dxed with diabetes and the doc said to do the first part of the Atkins diet ( must be ultra low carb). Make scrambled eggs with 1 full egg to 2 more whites. Saut
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    Thank you so much for sharing this. I was just asking a question about carrying babies to term with untreated celiac disease. I wasn't sure if it was possible. Looking back, at 16, I started having most of the symptoms that were resolved with a gluten free diet, but I had a hard time believing I could carry a baby to term if I had celiac disease, and I had two babies. But my pregnancies sounds so similar to your own. So, so sick with hyperemesis for both of them. Knocked flat, could barely function. They wanted to put me on fluids, but I managed to just barely keep hydrated enough if all I did during the day was sit there and try not to vomit for as long as possible. I hated wheat products during both pregnancies and ate mostly corn and rice; I've wondered if that helped. Did you suffer from depression at all after your pregnancies? I had horrific post-partum depression with both of mine. So, so sorry that you've had to suffer through the loss with this disease, but so very happy that this pregnancy is going so well! Congratulations and here's wishing you a wonderful, enjoyable pregnancy for the rest of the way.
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    I've found absolutely no credible source of information to back up this statement. Nothing on PubMed, nor any other authoritative source. A few odd & end sites/forums make similar statements, but no credible, reliable sources to back them up. Do you have a link to something on this subject that is trustworthy?
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    You might call ahead of time and check the hours of Against The Grain because they are not open like regular grocery stores. It is in a strip mall, in the corner, but easy to find. There is a lot to do in SLC, and the canyons and mountains are beautiful, so hope you enjoy your stay. Good luck!
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    We're going to be near Taylorsville and West Valley City area for 5 to 8 nights with a family of 5, 2 of us gluten free. We will be staying in a hotel, and we'll be eating all our meals either in our room (lunch) or out at restaurants (dinner). For breakfast, the 2 of us that are gluten-free will just bring gluten-free cereal and eat that while the others eat at the hotel breakfast. I also plan to bring my toaster, so we can make toast in our room. There is a microwave and a small refrigerator. I was hoping some of you might have some suggestions as to safe places we can eat and also some stores we can shop at to get things to make in our room! I have never been to Salt Lake City before! This is a business trip for my husband. Thanks so much!!
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    YAY Darissa!! Thank you SO much!! I am so excited. I found out there is also a Chipotle there and I love that place so much!! You have given us a GREAT list and I am so excited to visit that store!! I have never been in a completely gluten free store!! This is going to be great fun Thank you VERY much for taking the time to reply!
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    Your in luck for buying gluten free food in Taylorsville. There is a completly gluten free grocery store in Taylorsville: Against The Grain 2292 West 5400 South Taylorsville, Utah 84118 Phone: (801) 955-4418 We shop there when we are in town. We travel to SLC about 2 or 3 times a year, and here are some places we eat at while we are there. Of course you have your standard places Like ChickFilA (there was one realy close to our hotel and we ate there several times) and Outback and PFChangs. There is also a pizza place we like Pier 49 Pizza; Here are the sites for the resturants; Pier 49 Pizza http://www.pier49.com/locations.html Outback - The one we visit is in Sandy, but thats not too far from Taylorsville http://www.outback.com/restaurant/locations/UT/Sandy/Sandy/index.aspx I haven't eaten at the ZTejas in SLC, but the ones in Phoneix are good, but limited menu. http://www.ztejas.com/locations.html#utah Great place for Hamburgers and French Fries and there is one close to Taylorsville http://fiveguys.com/locations.aspx?fAddress=salt+lake+city+ The PFChangs we visit frequently when in SLC. It is downtown, and they always do a great job of having our meals completly gluten-free... http://www.pfchangs.com/locations/Locations.aspx Also, if you are down in the Provo/Orem area, there is a good BBQ place we like.. Wallaby's Smokehouse http://www.wallabyssmokehouse.com/location Hope you have a great trip. I know traveling can be daunting when trying to find gluten-free places to eat...and you want to feel good on your trip! We bought the Udi's bread at Against the Grain and kept it in our fridge at the motel and had sandwhiches alot. Also, the people at that store might be able to give you a list of the resturants in the area that have gluten free menus. When we visited last time, they gave us a list. Have fun! Darissa
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    Thank you for sharing your history and please keep updating this thread. I had three miscarriages in three years. I have strongly suspected gluten. We have stopped trying and won't try again until I am at least a year gluten free. I'm glad to read you are doing well with this pregnancy!
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    Today I have my 14 week appt. I bought a cheap fetal doppler thing, so I can hear the heartbeat every day. This eases my mind so much. I'm still amazed at the difference in this pregnancy compared to when I was eating gluten. No one can believe it!
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    Congrats on the pregnancy - wishing you a happy and healthy 9 months I'm 39 1/2 weeks pregnant with my first baby (due Saturday!). I was diagnosed with celiac right at the time I got pregnant, and went gluten-free two days after finding out. I've had a very good/easy pregnancy, and until recently (when I got huge lol) felt better pregnant than I ever did before pregnancy. I have no doubt that's the result of removing gluten from my diet. Hubby and I tried to conceive for almost 5 years, including unsuccessful fertility treatments. It wasn't until we were exploring celiac and I started to reduce the amount of gluten in my diet (before even being diagnosed) that I got pregnant. I have no doubt that celiac disease was the cause of my "unexplained infertility". I also have no doubt that if I hadn't gone gluten free I either wouldn't have gotten pregnant or would have miscarried.
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    ANA has nothing to do with celiac disease, except perhaps that autoimmune diseases are often present together. ANA stands for anti-nuclear antibodies, meaning that you're making antibodies against nuclear material. There are different types of nuclear antibodies dependent upon the exact material you are making an antibody against, or the manifesting autoimmune condition. ANA speckled pattern may be suggestive of one of the following autoimmune states: systemic lupus erythematosus Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Sjogren Syndrome This website may be helpful: http://www.clinlabnavigator.com/Tests/Anti...Antibodies.html RA is associated with the presence of rheumatoid factor, an antibody against antibodies. This many interfere with the results of many immunoassays, including ANA. They need to test you for rheumatoid factor.
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    I have a new one to add to this list. Denny's has a "Fried Cheese Melt". Just looking at the picture makes me want to run loose my lunch: fried cheese sticks smothered in American cheese, between two pieces of toast and served w/ fries. *urp*