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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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  1. Van's Waffles Glutino Sesame Seed Bagels Kinnikinnick Donuts - All flavors!! GlutenFreeda cookie doughs...amazing
  2. I read somewhere that the only two Labs that should be used for Celiac blood testing are Prometheus and Mayo Clinic, the others just don't have enough expertise. I am twice negative on blood tests, postive on Enterolab, positive dietary response after 4 days, that's all I needed to know. I am hoping someday the medical community will give up its insistence on the biopsy as the gold standard, even if they pick ten sites to biopsy, by chance they could be ok and they could miss the damaged areas, and they would tell you you are fine. So according to the medical community, all of us with negative blood tests/biopsies but with positive dietary response don't have celiac..hmmm.
  3. Thanks for the info! I was just on their website and saw them and hesitated to order them, now I will from your testimonial, I am ready for a WOW waffle experience. I just ordered 6 bags of various flavors of their donuts, can you tell I'm in a comfort food/sugar mood? I'm counting the days til they arrive! I also ordered their cinnamon buns which I have never had, hope they are as good as the donuts are. The donuts are my major splurge, they feel so indulgent for gluten-free food. Melie
  4. Be Careful At Pf Chang's!

    Here's my trick for ordering the Chicken lettuce wraps at PF Changs, I think I learned it here: Order the crunchy/crispy rice noodles on the side, this will make them look visually different from all the orders of regular ones, they sell so many of these I can see how they could get mixed up in the kitchen. So if you order them 'gluten free, noodles on the side' that just adds one more layer of attentiveness your server will have to give the order. Also, it seems that the gluten free chicken mix is a shade lighter than the regular ones, if you've seen them side by side, so you can also check color when it arrives to you. Hope it helps, I love those chicken lettuce wraps so much I don't want to give them up! Melie
  5. Redmond Washington

    Maggiano's Italian in Bellevue also has Gluten Free pasta, in my experience they have been knowledgeable and carefull. Melie
  6. I had the best experience at the Maggiano's in King of Prussia, PA. I was ordering the Shrimp Scampi '"without the linguini because I can't eat wheat'' when the waiter said, "We have gluten free pasta if you'd like" I just about fell out of my chair, because there was no mention on the menu of gluten free options. He talked to the chef, who made me a custom creation that was so tasty, and the pasta was terrific. The waiter told me ''we take allergies very seriously here''. I was so impressed by this one restaurant and how they treated me, like someone special and not a freak! Yay Maggiano's! This is the first time I've been to one, don't know if they all have gluten free pasta, but I will be writing headquarters to let them know they have won a loyal customer! Melie
  7. carolbond.com, a health food store in TX with mail order, their customer service is awesome, they have called me when I've ordered both the egg white and whey powders just to make sure I knew that I had done that...very attentive.
  8. Mine's not a nickname either but I describe the event as "I had a drive-by glutening''
  9. Lyon, Anyone?

    Omelettes and salads are good bets over there. The Lyon region is also well known for its sausages and in general its cuisine gets high marks in France. Evidently you can find gluten free items in the major grocery stores. I only traveled there pre diagnosis so I don't have personal experience. I have seen some dining cards with terribly translated French, so double check yours with someone. If you posted a sentence or two I could tell you how yours rate, I speak French. Usually you will do well if you ATTEMPT to speak some French, no matter how terribly, because they really do appreciate foreigners making the effort to speak French. In general, the French love having a problem to solve, so if you present it as a sort of challenge requiring the chef's expertise, you might be surprised at the lengths they will go to for you! Bonne chance! (Good luck!)
  10. I have tried the egg white Jay Robb powders in Vanilla and Chocolate. The vanilla smells just like cake batter! I preferred the chocolate, but found his whey powder to have a better taste and consistency. Adding a banana helps pump up the volume. I would rate them ''Acceptable'' but not Yummmmmy! Melie
  11. I Had A Beer In A Public Place!

    That is so awesome! I am going to Busch Gardens Williamsburg this summer, and I will contact them to get a gluten free foods list like you did, it didn't even occur to me that they may have one. Melie
  12. Frozen!! I never would have thought, but now I am curious and will have to try one in its frozen state, I usually warm mine up so the frosting is nice and warm...mmm! One of life's simple pleasures!
  13. I just had to share my love of Kinnikinnick's chocolate frosted donuts, they are my one sinful treat that I don't think reeks of gluten freeness! They also make cinnamon sugar, maple frosted, chocolate glazed, and vanilla frosted. I found them in the freezer section of my health food store (See, donuts ARE a health food!!) They can also be ordered from Kinnikinnick's web site. Drool...drool.... Melie
  14. Just wondering if anyone can reassure me this can be normal for a single exposure to gluten. It's like my innards are going haywire trying to cope with it and it sets off some kind of inflamed response and my body can't return to its normal state. I never used to have D pre diagnosis, and in fact this never happened until 1 year after being gluten-free that I started getting these week long bouts of D in response to a glutening. It seems that I am hyper sensitive now. Will it get better, or will I now always react like this...does anyone have similar experiences. I'm pretty freaked out by it all. And I now sympathize with all the people who have suffered for years with D without a proper diagnosis, it is truly a nightmare! At least I do know what's causing mine. Thanks for any help, I'm feeling sad and drained at this point. The diet is hard enough but then when you suffer for over a week from a tiny amount of unintended gluten, it sucks.
  15. Protein Powder

    All of Jay Robb's protein powders are gluten free...I like the chocolate and vanilla whey powders the best, they also have chocolate and vanilla egg whilte protein...the powders smell like cake batter! But they aren't quite as tasty as the whey ones. The whey also comes in Strawberry, and maybe some other flavors, also unflavored. He also makes some protein/sport bars that are gluten free. jayrobb.com for info and also can buy on Amazon. Melie