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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Irregular Periods

    I am in the same boat you are! I went off the pill 4 months ago and am very irregular. I fluctuate between 4, 5, and 6 weeks. My husband and I are also trying to get pregnant but it is hard b/c I have no idea when I am ovulating. I was very irregular before I went on the pill so I didn't really expect to have normal cycles now that I am off it. I have been gluten free for almost four years now, so for me, it isn't celiac that is causing the irregular cycles. I have read that it is possibly "ovulation issues"...I don't really know what that means. My husband just keeps telling me that it is not an easy process getting pregnant, it takes some people a long time, we just need to keep trying and be patient. It makes an emotional time that much more emotional. I wish I had some advice for you but I don't, I just wanted to let you know that you aren't the only one out there. Best of luck to you and your husband!
  3. I recently posted a discussion but have not received any feed back yet, what brand of prenatal vitamins do you suggest? The NOW gluten free brand has a dangerous level of Vitamin A, do you have any suggestions? Thank you!
  4. I recently bought the NOW brand of prenatal caps but have a concern with the amount of Vitamin A per serving size. The serving size is 4 capsules and the Vitamin A content is 10,000 IU. I recently read that this is in the "danger zone" of Vitamin A and can cause miscarriages and birth defects. They recommend no more than 2,500 IU of Vitamin A per day. Does anyone take a prenatal vitamin that doesn't have such a high Vitamin A count? If I take less than the serving size, I am not getting enough Folic Acid. My husband and I are thinking of starting to have children and I want to make sure I am taking the necessary precautions. I will be asking my doctor but was wondering if anyone had any advice that they have heard from their doctors. Thank you all for your help!
  5. Royal Carribean Cruises?

    I am going on a cruise in a few weeks...my first one gluten free. If you go to the Royal Carribean web page, there is a phone number and email of someone you can contact regarding gluten free cruises. You can specify a 100% gluten free cruise. Go to the FAQ page under food and beverages. This does only apply to the main dining room, but they will know you are coming and have something prepared for you. They need to know well in advance, Royal Carribean asks that you let them know at least 45 days in advance so they can properly accomodate you. When I called them they told me that all other restaurants on the boat are to be visited "upon my discretion" and it should be handled as any other restaurant would be but I would be ensured gluten free for all meals in the main dining room. Have fun!
  6. The Common Cold Prior To Diagnosis

    Hello Dee, I have been on the gluten free diet for over 3 years now and have barely had a cold since. Before the diet I was sick all the time, I had mononucleiosis (sp?), bronchitis, everything, I felt like I was sick and constantly tired all winter long. I noticed a change my first winter gluten free and it has been improving every year since. The few colds I have gotten have been short, painless colds...I haven't missed a day of work yet! You should look forward to less severe colds when you follow the strict diet! Another benefit in the not so easy gluten free diet. Good Luck!