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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. Did you know that there are so many issues and questions surrounding celiac disease that even doctors who specialize in it find that the scientific data changes every six months, and this includes research data, new diagnostic and testing recommendations, and its connections to other diseases and conditions. In fact, many of us who think we have "arrived" and know it all might actually need a refresher course on the disease. View the full article
  2. Aldi also has decent-and-growing sections dedicated to both gluten-free and vegan shoppers. “Their gluten-free options and labeling help my family of three people with Celiac disease eat normal goods without breaking the bank,” said Jennifer Graham-Rateliff. Aldi stores have only a few employees ... View the full article
  3. Did you ever wonder if your gluten-free diet is really 100% gluten-free? Did you know that you're supposed to be getting regular checkups with your doctor to verify that? The Gluten Detective's stool and urine at-home test kits are designed to verify that your diet is gluten-free, at least during the seven days prior to running a test. View the full article
  4. Ms. Alemayoh recalls a childhood of trips to Ethiopia to visit family, returning to Australia with suitcases packed with spices and traditional Ethiopian teff flour, brought in part to cook for a sister who has celiac disease. (Teff flour is gluten free.) Saba's opened in 2015, and Ms. Gebre remains the ... View the full article
  5. Merlot, Pinot and more. Noir, yes, wine flour is real, and it's gluten-free. Okay, so wine is good for lots of things, drinking notwithstanding. But try to wrap your head around this: wine flour. Yeah, flour made from wine grapes. There's no such thing you say? Well, wine flour is in fact a thing. The mashed post-crush grapes used to make top wines are indeed being milled into a unique flour. View the full article
  6. “Less than 7 percent of Americans have celiac disease or another condition that causes gluten sensitivity, which can lead to severe digestive issues,” said ... If gluten-free foods are made with rice flour, as many are, research shows people consuming them may ingest worrisome amounts of arsenic and ... View the full article
  7. If you've been diagnosed with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, a gluten-free diet is a necessary treatment, but not for weight loss. In fact, people with these conditions often gain weight when they adopt a gluten-free diet. The damage gluten does to their intestines can prevent them from digesting food ... View the full article
  8. Both restaurants offer extensive gluten-free menus, as Cassie was diagnosed with celiac disease several years ago. She knew firsthand how hard it was to dine out with her friends and not end up sick, so both her restaurants are safe havens for anyone dealing with celiac disease and other gluten ... View the full article
  9. Yes, there are differences between soy sauce and tamari: While both are derived from soy through fermentation, they surprisingly have different taste profiles largely due to the presence of wheat. Soy sauce always contains wheat (beware, you gluten-free folks) and tamari has little-to-no wheat. Yes, you ... View the full article
  10. People with celiac disease face a higher risk of infections like tuberculosis, influenza, and pneumococcal pneumonia, but researchers don't know how this might apply to risk of Clostridium difficile infection in those patients. A team of researchers recently set out to identify celiac disease patients using biopsy data from all pathology departments in Sweden over the 39-year period covering July 1969 through February 2008. They compared the risk of Clostridium difficile infection, based on stratified Cox proportional hazards models, among patients with celiac disease versus a control group of patients without celiac disease--matched by age, sex, and calendar period. View the full article
  11. It's even safe, generally, for people who have a gluten intolerance. You just must read labels. "If you have a gluten sensitivity or celiac disease, you'll want to be sure it was made with certified gluten-free oats," says Jones. "While oats are gluten-free in nature, they're often processed on the same ... View the full article
  12. For those who don't have serious health concerns, a gluten-free diet can do more harm than good, some experts say. KABC ... "Less than 7 percent of Americans have celiac disease or another condition that causes gluten sensitivity, which can lead to severe digestive issues," said Catherine Roberts, ... View the full article
  13. More and more, people are adopting a gluten-free diet due to perceived health and weight-loss benefits. A team of researchers recently set out to ask people with celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity about their views on the health effects of gluten, and safety of vaccines and gluten-free food products. View the full article
  14. But we felt that if we turned this review over to the gluten-free beat, such as it is, that we'd be giving Sift (4557 Bloomington Ave S, Minneapolis) short shrift. We will however give short shrift to the controversy, such as it is, surrounding the steady rise (get it?) of gluten free. Yes, celiac disease is real, and it ... View the full article
  15. Whether you suffer from celiac disease, an autoimmune disease suffered by 1 in every 100 people, or are trying special diets such as paleo or keto, which require lesser carbohydrate consumption, gluten-free foods can be critical to achieving maximum health and are certainly on an upward trend. View the full article