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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. I found out that whipped cream has a wheat based ingredent. So it may be the whipped cream that is culprit. I am newly off gluten so my sensitivity is not as harsh but I can still tell. I am going to go get a white peppermint mocha hold the whipped cream and I will report back with what my tummy has to say about it.
  3. Chow

    What does everyones meal plan look like on an average day? I just started going gluten free full time and I am looking for idea. So far I have been eating a lot of rice, popcorn, and tuna.
  4. Newbie Help!

    I read that the D and soft stools are caused buy the malabsorbed food not being digested properly. Depending on the level of damage to your small intestines you might not have been glutened but just had additional wast that would have normally been absorbed.
  5. I'm Pissed!

    According to Wikipedia (see link for details.) The FDA is said to announce their decision on the "Gluten Free" label around August 2, 2008.
  6. I have been in the Marine Corps Reserve for 4 years with a deployment to Iraq. Before I went I had no symptoms at all, I didn't even know what celiac disease was or that I had a family history. From what I read the celiac disease genes can lay dormant until an environmental event triggers the gene. In my case I was fine before Iraq and not after. I also avoided MRE's when I was in the field because they mess up normal peoples GI tracts as it is. With other issues from Iraq the VA has already declared me 40% disabled, but if you read the details here is what it says: Disability Compensation Disability compensation is a monetary benefit paid to veterans who are disabled by an injury or disease that was incurred or aggravated during active military service. These disabilities are considered to be service-connected. Disability compensation varies with the degree of disability and the number of veteran’s dependents, and is paid monthly. Veterans with certain severe disabilities may be eligible for additional special monthly compensation. The benefits are not subject to federal or state income tax. If you didn't know you had celiac disease or if it was dormant and then activated it can be a service connected disability. I am currently in the IRR (Individual Ready Reserve) which means I don't have to attend drills or anything but that can call me up at anytime (assuming I wasn't already 40% disabled). I go to the VA Hospital tomorrow so I will see what happens.
  7. Does anyone know what kind of things might trigger the gene?
  8. Va Hospital

    No word from the VA so I left a message mentioning again that I can't change my diet until after tests and that I am rather miserable. They have until the new year to redeem themselves at which point I get some decent insurance and then go the civilian route. So there is a good chance that I will be glutening myself for 3 more months. (A large part of me wonders why they want to have socialized health care nation wide. They can't even run the VA health care system which is an example of socialized health care.) AMERICA where everyone can get fair health care!... after waiting for months in line.. and in pain!
  9. I can never tell actors by their faces, I always catch the voice. Although I enjoy not knowing the actors more, I can focus more on the story's rather than the actors.
  10. Va Hospital

    Hello everyone I am new here. A quick background about me. I am a 22 year old Iraq veteran. I spent 4 years with the Marine Reserves (Infantry). With one tour in Iraq. I never had any digestive issues before Iraq but after I returned things started to change. I always had gas and cramping but never thought anything of it. Ever since I returned I have never been able to put a pattern on my bowel movements. I have a feeling it stems from when I ate local food which played havoc on my digestive track. Then last February (weeks before my wedding) I had lower right abdominal pain and went through a barrage of tests from stool samples, to CT scans, to x-rays. Even gave me IBS medication to see if that helped (you guessed it.. it didn't) All by civilian doctors. All came back normal so they sent me to a GI specialist and he suggested using a heating pad to make sure it wasn't muscular-skeletal. Well low and behold my back started having issues so we found that, but that still doesn't explain all the intestinal issues. I was going to start Physical Therapy for my back until I discovered that it was going to cost me about $1000 before insurance. So I went to the VA. The VA did help, got me into PT and even ran an ultrasound to see if I might have gallstones (I didn't) He suggested for me to try eliminating certain food groups starting with dairy and then moving on to others to see if that had any effect. Well dairy had no effect and then I just decided to deal with it and I have been doing that for the past 8 months. Until we talked to one of our neighbors who has Celiac Disease and was sharing the symptoms and red lights started going off. Low and behold I remembered my aunt having a wheat issue so I gave her a call. Turns out she was diagnosed with C.D. and my father has similar symptoms (which oddly went away when he was on the Atkins diet). So I called the VA and left a message and they called back several hours later. I told them of my findings and they said that they would talk to my doctor and the head doctor about testing options. I told him I could not go on a wheat free diet until after the tests as it can give false negative (I thank all of you here for that information) at which point he said that they would call back tomorrow afternoon because the head doctor doesn't come in until 1:30. So I will find out tomorrow after noon if the VA is going to redeem itself for some of their other issues. Please hope and pray that they have some common sense. Sorry for the long post