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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. Hello from Oregon, USA. Just returned from my first trip downunder. Toured both Islands of New Zealand. What a wonderful surprise to find gluten-free menus in nearly all restaurants, both large and small, even in those fast foodie places at the gas fill-up the auto places. Amazing! That is not the case here in Oregon, or indeed the USA. While in NZ we found a wonderful gluten-free soda pop. It was a GINGER BEER, the name starts with an A, think it originaled in Austraila, most delicious and not found everywhere. When we found some in south island, NZ, we would buy a cooler-full and drink it all day while driving. I was especially pleased that it came in diet style, also. I am an extremely sensitized Celiac, diagnosed in 1995 after 19 years of dashing to the throne room 8 to 20 times per day. I am a diet controlled Celiac, with 58 family members both alive and deceased, with this condition. I now, also have become diabetic, the challenge continues. Due to my research, many local doctors consult with me and request that I mentor their patients. I can only make suggestions and offer encouragement, of course, not being a professional. I have relatives who are in denial, big time. About alcoholic beverages----as I understand it, those liquors with flavorings are not for us, Celiacs. We can have tequilla, rum, potato vodka, and gin. I make my own coffee flavored liquor from vodka and coffee beans. Then cook with it. Have many great recipes. Wine only if it is not fortified. Pasta---the greatest product I have found is Quinoa, which comes in many forms, will not clump us like rice pasta does and does not break apart as corn pasta does. They flavor and texture is better in my opinion then wheat pasta. It gently absorbs the sauce. Left-overs keep well! Ready made sweets----Hershey candy bars are gluten-free They do not use flour on the conveyor belts in manufacturing. They use cocoa powder on the belt. These bars, plus nuts go into my emergency pouch when I leave home, even for a few hours. Now that I am on the gluten-free diet, I find I am lactose tolerant. However, there are those dairy products that do contain gluten, as in many brands of sour cream, cottage cheese, ice cream and even yogurt, so do watch your products. I find shopping takes 6 times longer when reading labels. Also be aware that products can sometimes change before they correct the labels. The world is becoming more and more aware of the Celiac condition, what a fortunate happen-stance. Every day is an adventure! Dyna Allergic to soy, peanuts and almonds, as well as, perfumes Have PMR for the past 10 years which put me in a wheelchair for 6 years. Now, being on my feet with a cane I am able to walk 2 to 4 miles a day. I am back to being a world traveler. It has been a bit of a challenge. But, I am game! I do believe the PMR is an off-shoot from being Gluten Intolerant, but one can never really know.