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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. Thank you to both of you! When Simon was 2 months old he developed severe rashes that by 6 months had been linked to food allergies- dairy and egg. He had wheat for the first time at 12 months- birthday cake- and of course it was constantly introduced after that .....and over the next six months was sick with "stomach bugs" that never completely healed on 3 week cycles. He lost weight but it was hard for the doc to be concerned because although he had been in 10Oth percentile he was still in 80th percentile. He was a good nurser still and did not get dehydrated but had the distended belly and constant tummy upset. Our doc checked w/ the allergy doc who said Simon had not tested positive for a wheat allergy and it was not likely food related. But at the scheduled followup visit and "recheck" of allergies wheat and rye revealed themselves as allergens. We did a blood test that was "absolutely positive" and stopped gluten in any form. After 2 days the diarrhea slowed and vomiting ceased. After a few weeks the belly went to a normal shape. After a month Simon was eating us out of house and home! And for 2 well checks now he has gained "weight but not height". This summer he has SPROUTED up tall. He is happier, sleeps better, is learning and talking quickly,and healthy!!! I appreciate your input on the age thing! Crystal
  2. I have heard if one is diagnosed young they are extremely sensitive. My son was diagnosed w/ Celiac at 18 months. THe doc mentioned this and I have heard it again from somewhere, but cannot locate any info. THe thing is that he was sick w/ vomiting and diarrhea and distended painful belly while on wheat/gluten products. But he was never hospitalized for it. I have heard many tell of that experience.....Anyone know of resources or research that discusses sensitivity or severity of disease related to age of diagnosis??
  3. Our First Dining Disaster!

    Hey! I saw a restaraunt card on gluten free pantry's website...www.gluten free.com Hope you can find it!
  4. There is so much to learn here! I have read controversial things about Gelatin, Millet and Oats.....maybe some other stuff too I cannot think of right now, but anyhow, it is my 1 year old child I have to choose for not me so I am VERY concerned about what he eats. Can anyone tell me about a definitive and exhaustive source for safe and forbidden foods? I have read the info on Celiac.com. Thank you.
  5. Modified Corn Starch

    I wonder the same thing about modified corn starch but primarily because it was in a food I gave my son who is celiac and he reacted. Hmmm....maybe it was something else in it that he reacted to?