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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. The 10 y/o cooked tonight. We have green beans and new potatoes, raw broccoli and cauliflower salad, and strawberries with grapes and blueberries.
  2. I believe the OP said homeopath AND food allergy testing - those are 2 different tests. Our alt specialist did live blood testing. White blood cells start acting in a different way, other things show up on the test to show problems in the intestines...Ours described exactly how we were feeling/symptoms as if she were giving a script. The med dr just shrugged his shoulders.
  3. Our "alternative" practitioners have been more knowledgeable than our medical doctors when it comes to allergies. Their tests have also been more accurate than the "traditional" allergy testing.
  4. Pretend that dairy is gluten. Take the same amount out that you take out for celiac.
  5. For Those Who Gave Up Dairy...

    I tend to agree with the no dairy crowd.
  6. Gas And Can't Figure Out The Cause

    As a friend of mine who is a science teacher says Carbs = gassssssss Protein = smell The things I would focus in on are corn, creamer and ham.
  7. If you are doing it on your own, the food journal is the best way to start. I would focus in on the most common allergens then work out from there. We didn't do anything fancy or use special forms. We just wrote out what we ate with brands/ingredients and listed any symptoms with severity (0-10 for example).
  8. My boy is going to be in a book club this summer. He is used to not eating snacks at other homes but I really want to make it special for him and to also show people that behind our walls we (mostly the kids) are not deprived. Now, we are also milk (including cheese/yogurt and all), soy, egg, peanut, almond (and some little stuff) free. In basic recipes, it is not that hard to sub. but obviously milk/egg desserts are out. I've thought of homemade rice krispy treats, cupcakes...what are some other "treat" type things I could prepare??
  9. Allergy Testing

    We just had a child retested using the same lab that did our IgG testing. It was 1/10th what we pay the "traditional" allergy dr route. We will know soon how that went (still waiting on results). Our last traditional test was a waste of $$. It was not accurate at all (told me I was not allergic to 2 items I'm anaphylactic to).
  10. In most cases you have to be eating the food on an IgG test. Being off for a year would create false negatives in most cases. I did have one that tested high that I had not eaten in 30 years that I am also IgE allergic to and she said that usually shows a genetic issue. IgG sensitivities are also usually subtle issues which don't give an obvious reaction. They also have the potential of lessening reactions by a period of abstinence from the item. IgG sensitivites are not the anaphylactic/hive/immediate reaction type of reactions. IgG sensitivities are the little headache, tummy ache, joint ache, build up reaction type of sensitivities
  11. I have a business membership and I had to provide my tax id number on the form.
  12. Our savings on gasoline pay for our membership. I love the Click and Pull too. I sit at home and order online. The nice gentleman at our store pulls my items and puts them on a flatbed. I get an email. Hubby picks up my groceries on his way home from work. That means I get exactly what I order and hubby isn't calling me for every_single_item to see if it's the right one.
  13. If it were me, I would go to another derm. I could not trust a word she said. I went to a local allergist and he kept telling me my anaphylaxis was a figment of my imagination. It didn't matter that tests by 2 other drs came up off the chart. Even my test at the nutritionist was enough to raise eyebrows. I can't go back. There is no trust. To me, it sounds like your derm doesn't want you back either. Maybe you could get somewhere with your primary. For our household we aren't seeing an official label. I know some want it but the primary person in question is also IgE allergic so he is not going back on wheat/gluten.
  14. You don't need to join to check prices, just go online. Do keep in mind the online list doesn't show everything but it does give a good idea of the "stable stock". For us, it is cheaper. I buy their huge bags of rice and popcorn to grind. We also get fruit/veggies that don't come through our CSA. Paper goods are great too. IMO it is a great savings unless you are some extreme couponer.
  15. Argh! Heartburn...

    I went to my soft touch chiropractor. There is a little place in the back that pregnancy can pull out. I don't know all the techno lingo but it sure felt good after the adjustment.