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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. Alison, I have requested that Noah and his family be added to our church's prayer chain. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Pam
  2. It's funny you mentioned Thanksgiving. I just spent 1/2 hour on the phone with my mom convincing her that all was not lost with Thanksgiving this year. She is completely overwhelmed by the whole thing and is conviced that it's too much for her to handle when we visit. Needless to say, I don't let on to her about the trouble I have with the diet. Good advice about bringing the tasty recipies over to friend's houses. I think I'll take it one step further at my mom's this year, and make some in front of her so she can see that I don't need a chemistry lab or "weird" food to do it.
  3. Hathor, I sent you a message earlier because I noticed we have the same results, (I have egg sensitivity too, but haven't done anything about it yet.) Funny thing is I was trying to eat vegetarian most nights of the week - sort of a gradual thing to ease me and my familt into it - when I figurd out my daughter couldn't have soy. (she was diagnosed first) I was making so much with soy in it at that time, that I didn't know what to do. Is it very difficult to find stuff w/o soy at veg. restaurants? I appreciate your thoughts about eating out. Sounds like I have to get used to asking for what I need, (never been easy for me!)
  4. gfgypsyqueen, You gave me alot to think about. I think in general I need to have a better attitude about the ability of other people to be supportive. I find myself assuming often that people won't understand / won't care, so I find myself avoiding social things that involve food. It's something I'm going to have to get over though, because if there is one thing I've learned, it's that EVERYTHING seems to involve food!!!! Thanks. I need to hear sometimes that it can be done. Pam
  5. Help. I need to find a way to make this more livable! There is a new gluten free bakery in my area, but because I am gluten, casein, soy, and yeast free, I don't think they'll be anything there for me. I don't ever go out to eat because even at the places with gluten free menu items, I don't think I can eat the food. For some reason it's just getting to me lately. Maybe because my anniversary is coming up and I would love to go out to dinner with my husband. Or, maybe because I finally went yeast free after putting it off since the diagnosis 8 months ago, and it has been tough, (I did gluten, soy and casien right away because my daughter was already on that diet, and it was easy to just eat what I was already making for her). I feel like I had a limited number of things I could eat, and now I just cut that no. in half. How do you all deal with this? Do you go out? Do any of you ever "cheat" with the other food intolerances so you can have a gluten-free meal at a restaurant? Thanks. I think it might help to hear how other people are dealing with similar issues. Pam
  6. I wonder if it couldn't be yeast??? When I got my enterolab results, I was sensitive to gluten, casein, soy, yeast and eggs. I couldn't handle eliminating everything at once, so I stopped eating the first three six months ago. However, bloating, gas and a constant burning in my throat remained. Then just 2 weeks ago I finally removed yeast, and the bloating, gas and throat irritation went away! Yeast can be found in several of the foods you mentioned: skins on apples grapes peanut butter When you tested through enterolab, since you tested for soy you probably also were tested for yeast. I guess it probably wasn't high since you didn't mention it, but as you said, things can change. Ravenwoodglass, WOW! my daughter and I have to avoid casein and I had no idea about the apple skins!! I don't eat them anymore because of the yeast, but my daughter still does, (or did!!!)
  7. I've wondered that too, because my daughter reacts very quickly to casein, which I thought was more indicative of an allergy than an "intolerance". But, if I remember correctly, just because you have a sensitivity diagosed through stool testing, doesn't mean that you can't ALSO be allergic that food.
  8. I agree with Mayflowers and Zarfkitty. I understand that the gluten-free diet is for life, (although I am hoping that with the growing numbers of people having this problem, that research will be expanded and some kind of treatment will exist in the future). But what is the harm (literally) of every so often challenging ourselves with the other food issues? That being said, this can be so difficult, especially for children, that I have nothing but respect and empathy for anyone trying to figure this out. All we can do is try to be informed, open-minded and make the best choices we can at the time. One blessing about all these differing ideas about how to cope is that we have each other learn from. Pam
  9. Holdiay16, I'm sorry to say that I don't know the answers to your questions, but my daughter and I also came back with other food sensitivites in addition to gluten when we tested through Enterolab. I haven't been able to figure out the nature of the other food sensitivities exactly, since information about allergies to these foods doesn't seem to apply. As far as casein goes though, my daughter has a terrible behavioral reaction whenever she ingests any amount of casein, so we have to be as careful as we are with gluten. Personally, I was kind of hoping that after a while on the gluten-free (and soy and casein free) diet, that her belly would heal, and then the other sensitivities would go away. I don't have any real evidence to back this up I'm afraid. I just theorize that if she developed the other sensitivities because of food molecules passing through a "leaky gut", then maybe healing the stomach would eliminate the immune reactions to other foods. I am very confused about this myself, and would love to get some answers!
  10. Anyone From Pittsburgh, Pa

    looked at the signature again... boy I really should just go back to bed
  11. Anyone From Pittsburgh, Pa

    Jesse, I'm sorry I wrote the wrong name! Spaced out again I guess...
  12. Anyone From Pittsburgh, Pa

    jdog, I live in the north hills. We buy Redbridge from McTeigh's on Route 8 in the Glenshaw area. My husband made a deal with the owner there who now stocks a couple cases, and we agreed to buy from him instead of pay $4 more a case from Save On Beer on McKnight road. (I think we pay $24 a case, but I could be wrong. My dh usually picks it up.) Anyway, they always have it in stock now. Hope this helps. Enjoy the show!
  13. Ok. Thanks for sharing all the info. I'm just trying to learn a little more about it. Sounds like it was really difficult to deal with, and I should just be thankful that my rash is mild, whatever it is. I'm sorry you had to go through all that, (and have an uncooperative/unknowledgeable dermatologist to boot!) Thanks for your thoughts.
  14. I've read about the rash being symmetrical. Mine is not. I wonder what it is??? The other thing the gp told me was that "it could be from some type of food intolerance". I apparently have sensitivity to yeast and eggs also and haven't cut them out yet. Maybe that'd help. By the way, how long after you went gluten-free did it take for your rash to totally go away?
  15. Thanks! My daughter DOES have a problem with soy, but I never thought about that with the chips because the nutritionist told us not to worry about soy oil or lecithin. I wonder if she IS reacting to those? Do you have reactions to soy lecithin too? What brands of chips do you buy?