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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. Weight Watchers

    I do not like any of the sugar substitutes. they leave a very bitter after taste and I usually get a headache or a sour stomach. sooo, it will take me longer on WW, but I prefer the health benefits to organic yogurts that are not sweetened with aspartame or splenda. I have no problelm with cottage cheese, but i don't eat it that often. Extra veges...maybe too much fiber all at once?? p.s. - how do you do your olive oil...cooking the chicken or some other way?
  3. Weight Watchers

    Has anyone attempted Weight Watchers while being gluten sensitive??? It's working, but I am looking for anyone who is or has done this successfully. Advice and any hints you have would be helpful. Gotta get the excess pounds off!
  4. Maltodextrim

    Maltodextrin --- I thought it was ok, but I just read an article that it contains hidden gluten? Anybody know?
  5. Flax Seed

  6. Flax Seed

    Can anybody verify for me that ground flax is gluten free. I am pretty sure it is but would like others' experiences with it.
  7. Dreading Telling My Mil

    Hi everybody... I have to agree with the others on not eating what your mil bakes outside your own house. I sometimes wonder (and I am not suggesting YOUR mil would do this, but this is my own experience) if non-celiacs who think "just a little if ok" add a little gluten ingredient, etc and watch to see if there will be a reaction? I know it sounds devious, I am certainly not suggesting that is your case. I feel that often I am not really taken seriously with this, and hence - the "test". Is this a weird thought? I have only been gluten free since July, so my extended family is just not that used to this. Immediate family (except hubby) are all gluten-free (even son's fiance!) ~Renee
  8. Hello everybody! I am wondering is anyone has ever had any gastro problems with maltitol (artificial sweetener). I bought some macaroons that were gluten-free, CF, and sweetened with maltitol. MAN! I feel like I've been glutened, but I cannot imagine from what. Cottage cheese? Everything else I've had (besides the cookies) is something I've cooked myself. AAAAAgggggghhh! Stomach rumbles, gas, etc. I looked up maltitol and found in one article that it can give stomach cramps and gas. I am just telling you...don't buy the maltitol sweetened macaroons. Yikes! anybody else have any symptoms like this?
  9. Dreading Telling My Mil

    Awwww I feel for you! But I have to agree with Fiddlefaddle....pump up the MIL and tell her that she is such a great cook that you look forward to her "help" in cooking gluten-free. She could experiment with some of the new recipes you'll send her and you just know she'll enjoy the new challenge! Actually, i have purchased a few of the boxed cake/bread mixes by the "Really Great Food Company". They are fabulous. Maybe if you make a banana bread, for instance, she can enjoy something gluten-free with her morning coffee! The chocolate cake is yummy too. And they make a butter cookie mix. She can see living gluten-free while at your house is not bland. Quite delicious actually. She is probably thinking this is some fad that you're putting the kids through. I agree that giving her Dr. Peter Green's book is a wonderful idea. I just bought four copies of Gluten Free for dummies. It is wonderful and easy read...not overly technical. I bought one for me and three others for my kids. I'm thinking of buying them for my family members next so they can learn - as can your mil. Good luck! You'll do great. She'll see that things don't look so different (and threatening) to her. You know...fear of the unknown. Just give her a taste! Who knows...maybe she'll even feel better herself! Renee
  10. Does anyone know if the Arby's chicken salad sandwich or wrap served without the bread or tortilla, of course, is gluten free? I checked their website and they say it is not gluten free, but I just ate it and right now I'm ok. What in the world could be the gluten ingredient? I get it served on lettuce in a bowl. anyone had one before? tasty with the grapes and nuts.
  11. Thanks ladies. I know my family means well and I didn't want to gripe, but I guess I needed to vent. Thanks so much for all your advice.
  12. Well, I have been TRYING to eat gluten-free since July. My daughter had a positive result from Enterolab and she and I both had positive dietary responses. Another daughter got on the bandwagon after seeing our success and she is doing great (eliminating casein too) Now, my son (who lives on his own) is trying this as his fiance is positive he has this as well ---I do too! Now, for hubby...... Here is my problem: we are now empty nesters (at least during college months) and he likes pizza, pasta, chinese food, ice cream cones, etc. He wants to support me, BUT he likes to try new places like a restaurant called "noodles"...does that even sound like a place a gluten-free person should enter????? It's hard walking into Panera, Einstein, etc. I know I am preaching to the choir here. You all know the story. How can I get him and my other extended family to see that this is real for me and not just another trendy fad thing I am doing for a short while before I slip up again? I have been glutened a few times and he is amazed at the speed at which this affects me. I can tell with 20 -30 min if I have ingested something wrong. You can too, right? My extended family thinks I'm crazy (mine and in-laws) and anything in moderation is fine and so "having a little" is ok. Like my very well intentioned sister who dumped all the spaghetti sauce onto the wheat pasta before "we" got our chance to put a little on our rice pasta..... See what I mean? So what do you do? My husband is a great guy, but I just don't think he really gets it. Anyone else in this situation? I'll look for your advice. Thanks~
  13. Wow! Your responses are just terrific! thank you so much. I'd like to give it a try, ...I have to give a tad more research to this and see some sample menus. I can think of a few right off the bat but I fear the boredom and then I'm back with the old habits. chicken, beef, pork, fish. yum! veges - yum! fruit - yum! nuts - love 'em i love dairy tho...this will be a toughie. quarter pounder with cheese, large fries, and a diet coke? haha-just joking Thanks everyone.
  14. You have all been so supportive since I started as a member of this forum. I love "talking" to you, reading your stories, and your advice. I have another question for you... I have begun reading about the Paleolithic Diet and how it is a wonderful way of eating for celiacs and those with gluten intolerances. Have any of you tried this? Is it difficult to stick to because of its restrictiveness? Just looking for your comments, advice, experiences.... Looking forward to hearing from you all soon! Renee
  15. If any of you out there have had stool tests done by Enterolab, about how long did you have to wait for your results? I know they say that if you don't hear within three weeks to contact them, but I am wondering if it takes them the better part of three weeks to e-mail you the results?Or did you get the results sooner??? I am just looking for your experience with Enterolab so I know what to expect. Anybody?