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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. It's really difficult to eat in a restaurant unless you pick Mexican or Chinese or Japanese. They seem to put wheat starch and flour in everything. Cybergran10
  2. Weight Gain After Becoming Gf

    Hi Smith, I know this post is over a month old and maybe you already found your answer, but I was thinking dairy might do it. I know I have to avoid dairy at all costs. Are you lactose intolerant? Just a thought. Cybergran10
  3. Congratulations Kathleen. Good for you, 35 pounds is no mean feat. I'm sorry you still have medical problems to deal with that makes your success harder to enjoy. Hubby will get used to the new you, sometimes partners get a little insecure when we change ourselves, but with a little time and patience we can show them that we still are basically the same, just a smaller version. If you are happier, then ultimately that will be better for your relationship with him. Just an insight that has taken me a 27 year relationship to figure out. ((BLESSINGS)) Cybergran10
  4. Help! So Close To Quiting

    I have been able to add small amounts of dairy to my diet with out any ill effects. So I think you may be right. I think sometimes you get a hold of something that has been cross contiminated with gluten no matter how careful you are. I did that last saturday and boy did I ever pay for it. All you can do is try to make sure you prepare your own food as much as you can. Have a great day, Cybergran10
  5. You've Probably Heard It All Before

    I've been doing this Gluten free diet for awhile now. Everyone has had some wonderful suggestions. When I am not low carbing I llke to take gluten free pasta and do a stir fry and add the pasta. You can add a gluten free sauce and you have a complete meal. Or chilli is always good. I only cook glutenfree so it's been awhile since my hubby has had any gluten, only when we eat out. At a restaurant if I'm not sure of the menu I order A chefs salad. Of course I'm probably not the one to answer your delimma on what to cook because I am an ex chef and cooking doesn't bother me. It's always nice to know what other people do when we have those days that we just don't seem to have enough time to prepare a proper meal. I found some really great helpful information. The only thing I will say is this (I guess I feel compelled to state the obvious) that staying gluten free is essential for us because our lives may depend on it. We cannot digest the protein found in gluten and it plays havoc with our villi, not to mention alot of other things. So please try to find a way to stick with the diet for your own health and well being. Back in 93 and 94 I was angry and decided that I was going to eat what I wanted anyway. It wasn't fair that everyone else could eat anything they wanted and I couldn't. It took a hospital stay, and a lecture from my doctor and dietitian to make me see the light. So don't do what I did, the diet is essential. I'm thru lecturing sorry I just shiver everytime I hear of someone not adhereing to the diet because I know how sick you can get. Have a great day Cybergran10
  6. Hi All, I am so pleased with myself I have lost another 3 pounds so far this week. I had been stuck for about 3 months, but now I seem to have broken the stall. I'm not sure how long it is going to take me to lose my 25 more pounds because I am a very slow loser, but I guess I will have to learn to celebrate every small achievement as something positive. Anybody else doing low carb? It seems like it is the only plan that works for me. Hope everyone has a great day, Cybergran10
  7. Just Dropped In To Say Hi;

    Hi Everyone, Thanks t everyone who answered my post. I can understand how over whelming it can be when you are finally diagnosed. On one hand it is so wonderful to finally define that you are not a hypochondriac that something is definitely wrong, but on the other hand there is an entire food group that is off limits. I myself went thru a stage where I was angry so I'd end up sabotaging myself. I'd get my condition under control then eat something that was guranteed to do me damage. I finally made the descision to get my attitude under control and I found substitutes for my favorites.I have been heavy for awhile and going gluten free didn't do anything to help. So far I have lost 35 pounds on the low carb with about 25 to go. Am thinking of adopting Carbohydrate Addicts Diet for maintenance as I miss my goodies and this allows you a reward meal as long as you stay lc for the rest of the day. You just have to eat it within an hour. Sounds screwey, but I guess it works. I'm not at maintenance level yet, so we'll see. Do any of you have a favorite vendor that you use? I had been using Miss Robens And Gluten Free Pantry. But my grocery store has gotten the flours and everything so when I get to the point where I can indulge again maybe I won't have to do mail order. My 2 youngest grandbabies I think are gluten intolerant. Both Daughters are breast feeding and have weaned themselves off gluten and the babies are thriving finally. So it's good that my daughters took responsibility to do something about it. Hope weveryone hasa good day, Cybergran10
  8. Isn't it amazing, when you think of celiac disease you think of someone extremely underweight. I never fit the mold, my doctor is not happy aboutmy low carb diet, but it is the only thing that works for me. Weight Watchers was a joke, and counting calories never worked for me because I make a very bad hungry person. So for me I alternate between Atkins and Protein Power and it seems to work pretty good. Thinking of going over to Carbohydrate Addicts Diet when I get to maintenance as I'm missing my gluten-free GOOdies. I forgot to introduce myself. I go by cybergran10 because I'm addicted to the computer and have 10 grandchildren. The 2 babies also are celiac so that wasn't such a positive thing to inherit from grandma but what do you do. I'm glad I'm not the only celiac with a weight problem. If we don't have asupport group we should form one. ((BLESSINGS) Cybergran10
  9. Now Do I Qualify For Ssi Benefits?

    You may not be able to collect from the celiac disease, but maybe from your other ailments. All you can do is try. Good Luck, Judy
  10. Hi All, Just signed up about a few minutes ago. I'm 52, have 4 children and 10 grand children. I was diagnosed in 93, so have had time to perfect the diet. The food is not that bad and it sure beats getting sick every time you eat something that you shouldn't. I had the opposit problem, I was an overweight celiac. My doctor refused to test me for a time because he said I didn't fit the profile. Lately I have been following the low carb diet and have been doing really well, have a few more pounds to lose and of course the tortillas and such is off limits, but all in all it's not bad. Just thought I would introduce myself, and am looking forward to getting to know everyone. I find making most of my own food from scratch helps, it's a lttle time consuming but it is well worth the effort. Judy