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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. There is a website, if I'm not mistaken, called "Bare Minerals" and all their products are gluten free. Check it out! Website: www.bareminerals.com MHardy
  2. I agree you go with your gut instincts, you know your children better than anyone. I had the same experience with my daughter, Ashley. She was constantly above average in height and weight her first 12mos. As soon as I took her off formula and started giving her normal foods she went down hill. She couldn't gain weight and she stopped growing. Also, she was real thin in the arms and legs with an extended belly. After all these concerns my ped. kept reassuring me that there was nothing wrong. For 3 months I kept telling myself that if anything was wrong my ped. would know so she must be okay. Finally I couldn't take it anymore I brought her in determined that something had to be done. By the luck of the draw my ped was not in so I had to see a NP. I told her the same thing that I had been telling my ped for the last 3mos and she looked at me and said "have you ever heard of celiac disease". Of course I didn't, at that point she took a stool sample. There was alot of fat in her stool which indicated some sort of malabsorption issue. Her blood test showed positive for celiac and then she had biopsy which diagnosed her at 100% of having celiac. Now, my GI specialist said the blood tests can tell you if you have celiac and a biopsy will give you an exact diagnosis. My daughter has been on a gluten free diet for 4 mos and is doing great. She has gained 10lbs and has grown 4inches. So all I can say is go with your instincts.