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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. michele, It was definitely gradual. He would have a formed stool & we would be so excited and then a couple a days later it would be loose again but it never would the persistant diarrhea he had before he was on a gluten-free diet. Looking at him today it is still amazing to me how sick he was. I know it's hard, but it does get better. Michael's started nursery school this fall & I was so afraid he would be upset when he had a different snack than the others or he would feel sad at birthday parties when he couldnt have what everyone else was having, but he is so amazing. It doesnt even phase him. He just knows that eating gluten makes him sick & doesnt even question it. He amazes me everyday!! If you ever have any questions or just need to vent my email is desarno4@optonline.net. Good Luck, Tracey
  2. My son was diagnosed when he was almost 2 1/2. He had lost weight about 3lbs over 2 months and weighed 26lbs. We saw improvement in his overall demeanor in a week & things just kept getting better. He has been gluten-free for about 18 months and now weighs 47lbs. He's in the 95th percentile for his weight & 75th for his height. It was amazing to see how well he did with the gluten-free diet. I know it's hard but it takes a little time. After about 6 months on the gluten-free diet he started having normal bowel movements!! It was so exciting!! He went from not having enough energy to climb up the stairs to running and playing just like all of the other kids! I'm so thankful he responded so well to the gluten-free diet. Good Luck! Tracey
  3. Gf In Central Nj

    Hi! I'm originally from Union but now live out in Somerville. My son has celiac disease. We eat out pretty often. Houlihan's is always great. He gets a cheeseburger no bun of course & instead of the french fries they give him corn chips & tomato slices. He loves it! We've been pretty lucky usually when we eat out & explain what he needs, the waiter/waitresses are very helpful. I find it's best to go at off times when the restaurant isn't so busy. Then the wait staff can focus more attention on our special needs! Good Luck! Tracey
  4. My son is 4. He was diagnosed about a year and a half ago. Since then he has gained 20lbs!!! There is lots of great stuff kids can have. Here are some of Michael's favorites: Gluten Free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix ** it's better than regular ones Pamela's Products- Chocolate Chip Cookies Enviro Kidz Koala Crisp Cereal, Amazon Flakes Tostitoes Fritos Lays Potato Chips Hershey's kisses Tootsie Rolls Gluten Free Pantry Danielle's Chocolate Cake Mix Mrs. Leepers corn pasta Ener-G Tapioca Bread & White Rice Bread * You have to toast it first* Glutano Pretzels Oretaga Taco Shells Jell-O Chocolate Pudding Lots of Fruits & Vegetables I know it seems so hard in the beginning, but there really is a lot out there you just have to read labels!! Good Luck!! Tracey