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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. These are absolutely fabulous!! You can purchase the mix to make them yourself, or order them premade (frozen.) Enjoy! http://www.dutchcountrysoftpretzels.com/glutenfree.html
  2. I also read the label recently when I went to buy some lipton onion soup mix and it definitely said barley!
  3. I could not agree more!!!
  4. gluten-free Cucinas is wonderful! Very good food and 100% Gluten Free!!
  5. Just to mention another GREAT place to get gluten free food, in case you have not been there... Lifesmart foods on the north side of M59 just west of Schoenherr. (In the plaza with Dick's Sporting Goods and The Salvation Army) The have a GREAT selection.
  6. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  7. Does anyone have any experience or knowledge regarding prenatal care? What I am referring to specifically is whether I should be tested for vitamin deficiencies etc... before trying to conceive. I have never been pregnant, but would like to have a child or two, and have been gluten free (except for accidental glutening experiences) for a little over a year. I know even the smallest amount damages my intestinal villi, causing malabsorption etc... and I want to know I am really healthy before going off my birth control pill. I am not sure what specific nutrients / vitamins to consider asking my doctor to test. (The obvious one to me is hemoglobin since my celiac has caused iron deficiency anemia in me) but other than that... any thoughts?
  8. New And Trying To Concieve

    It takes me several weeks to recover from my gluten experiences and from what I have read, the damage in your body can take even longer to heal. (months?) Often people have intestinal villi damage without obvious symptoms, but it is hard to tell how much gluten will affect someone, since everyones' tolerances are different. For me, I swear I have a reaction if I walk into a pizza place and SMELL the pizza. : )
  9. Which Formula Is gluten-free?

    According to Living Gluten Free for Dummies (Danna Korn) "University of Colorado Scientists have published information indicating that exposing babies to gluten in the first three months of life increases the risk of developing celiac disease fivefold. Their studies indicate that waiting untill the baby is at least 6 months old decreases the risk, but waiting beyond seven months increases the risk again. In other words, the best time to introduce gluten is between 4 and 6 months of age.
  10. There are some great resources out there with lots of information as to the risks of celiac, the triggers of it (one being pregnancy) and the relation of pregnancy and infertility. And you may get tested and have a false negative! If you have celiac, or are gluten intolerant, your body does not absorb nutrition properly which is one of the causes of the infertility, miscarriages, and low birthweight babies. If you go on the gluten free diet, allow time for your body to heal, and remain healthy (eating nutritiously while avoiding gluten 100%) then you will be in the same condition as a person without celiac as far as getting pregnant and having healthy babies. I suggest checking out amazon or your local book store for some good books written by Doctors and nutritionists for other information as there is way too much to put into a post here.
  11. Nicu Is Feeding My Newborn Gluten

    Last but not least, According to Living Gluten Free for Dummies (Danna Korn) "University of Colorado Scientists have published information indicating that exposing babies to gluten in the first three months of life increases the risk of developing celiac disease fivefold. Their studies indicate that waiting untill the baby is at least 6 months old decreases the risk, but waiting beyond seven months increases the risk again. In other words, the best time to introduce gluten is between 4 and 6 months of age. I pray for health for you and your baby. Remember that even though your little one has been exposed to gluten, that of course does not spell disaster necessarily, and even it the outcome is Celiac, God will give you strength to deal with it. I hope there is an alternative (a gluten free one) for your little one to get the necessary nutrition!
  12. Nicu Is Feeding My Newborn Gluten

    ON THE OTHER HAND A book I have (written in 2002) says new research indicates early exposure to gluten in children less than 4 months of age may be a trigger of celiac disease. (Wheat Free Worry Free By Danna Korn) Another book Celiac Disease A Hidden Epidemic written by Peter H R Green M.D. the Director of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University says delaying the introduction of gluten until four months of age while still breastfeeding may be beneficial or protective to genetically predisposed children.
  13. Nicu Is Feeding My Newborn Gluten

    I just found this: I was quite surprised! Breastfeeding a Child With Celiac Disease Some mothers continue to breastfeed well into toddlerhood, at which point some children have already been diagnosed with celiac disease. Because gluten eaten by the mother can be passed on in her breastmilk, a mother who is nursing a baby or a toddler with confirmed celiac disease needs to maintain a gluten-free diet. If neither the baby nor the mother has confirmed celiac disease, the mother should continue to eat gluten, even if there is a history of celiac disease in the family, because there is a chance that exposure to gluten in breast milk will actually help the baby to develop a normal immune response to gluten. Sources: Agostoni C et al. Complementary feeding: a commentary by the ESPGHAN Committee on Nutrition. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition 2008;46:99-110. Prescott SL et al. The importance of early complementary feeding in the development of oral tolerance: Concerns and controversies. Pediatric Allergy and Immunology 2008 Feb 9 [Epub ahead of print] Guandalini S. The influence of gluten: weaning recommendations for healthy children and children at risk for celiac disease. Nestle Nutrition Workshop Series Pediatric Program 2007;60:139-51. Carlsson A et al. Prevalence of celiac disease: before and after a national change in feeding recommendations. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology 2006;41:553-8. Norris JM et al. Risk of celiac disease autoimmunity and timing of gluten introduction in the diet of infants at increased risk of disease. Journal of the American Medical Association 2005;293:2343-51. Akobeng AK et al. Effect of breast feeding on risk of coeliac disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Archives of Diseases of Childhood 2006;91:39-43. Jackson KM, Nazar AM. Breastfeeding, the immune response, and long-term health. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association 2006;106:203-7. Ivarsson A et al. Breast-feeding protects against celiac disease. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2002;75:914-21. Chirdo FG et al. Presence of high levels of non-degraded gliadin in breast milk from healthy mothers. Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterololgy 1998; 33: 1186-92. Troncone R et al. Passage of gliadin into human breast milk. ACTA Paediatrica Scandinavica (Stockholm) 1987; 76: 453-6.
  14. Constipation

    I suffer from constipation, have most of my life, and since going gluten free I have discovered that the constipation is one of the main symptoms of my celiac. (That and being bloated and very gassy.) Not pleasant to say the least! When I get glutened by accident (I try so hard to be careful) I suffer for weeks - months afterward with constipation, gas, etc... Drinking water helps, exercise helps, and I am sure I would feel better if I ate more fruit and veggies too. It is not good to start using laxatives, as your body can become depended on them. On the other hand I can't say I don't use one now and then, but it's not very often. Be careful when drinking water. Drinking 64 ounces a day or so is great but don't guzzle it all at one time or go overboard. You can acctually drink too much water and become overhydrated (causing our fluid and electrolyte balance to be off) and that can be dangerous.
  15. These posts are fairly old, but I thought I would add to it anyway. I have tried many gluten free pastas, many that I threw out because the texture was awful. My two favorites are by far the Trader Joes Brown Rice Gluten free pasta and BioNature gluten free pasta. (They also make regular pasta so be sure to get the gluten free variety.) It is unbelieveably similar to regular pasta (made in Italy.) I made home made mac n cheese (from scratch with milk, butter, shredded cheese, and gluten free flour to thicken the sauce) with BioNature and it was fantastic.