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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. Military Members/associated With?

    Hello, Bob, retired Army here. If you have access to a Chinese or Oriental grocery store, they usually have a large assortment of noodles made from rice, sweet potatoes, cornstarch, etc. They will also have rice, potato, tapioca and corn flours and starches used in making gluten-free flours. Once you settle on a gluten-free flour mixture, you can use gluten-free recipes found on line, and usually, a good mix can be used with most cookbook recipes calling for reular wheat flour. You may have to add Xanthan gum for baking. It's about $10 or $12 a pack, but it lasts a long time. You can bake better bread than you can buy. Be advised that most gluten-free breads are only allowed one rise, and that "starch" is not the same as "flour". "Bob's Red Mill" on line and in some stores, has a wealth of gluten-free products. Good luck!
  2. Celiacs From Tennessee?

    Hello; Bob in Johnson City I'm 73 and was diagnosed at age 65. My best advice would be to learn to cook, and especially bake. Don't waste money on a lot of so called "gluten free" breads and mixes, although some of the mixes are ok, but expensive. I've found that given some rice flour, potato starch, tapioca starch and xanthan gum, all of which I can find at my local Kroger's, health food store, Earth Fare, and Oriental store, that I can make a passable flour which can be substituted for wheat flour used in most recipes straight out of any cookbook. For pasta, my advice is to forget about the "rice pastas" and go for the rice noodles in assorted sizes at the oriental store. Also try Yam noodles. Be careful, because they will also have many wheat noodles. Learn to read labels. Even some chicken broths, tomato soup, etc have wheat. You can now buy gluten free rice and corn chex. (walmart) Grind some up and it makes good breading. Carrabas Italian Restaurant has an excellent gluten free menu. I have a Cuisineart Breadmaker with a Gluten Free cycle, and a couple of recipes for an excellent artisan tye bread. I haven't found anything that would resemble Wonder Bread, but haven't looked. If you want, I'll send some recipes. Topo3a@aol.com