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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. Thanks everyone! Grocery shopping is getting a little bit easier everyday!
  3. Yes, prices are totally out of control at the grocery store and gas station-- gas is $3.97 here in Lodi, California (near Sacramento)...disgusting...
  4. Where do you live? I find lots of great foods at Trader Joe's and Whole Foods...I agree, we are very blessed to be in California!! One good thing about this expensive, somewhat crazy state is the great fruits and veggies!
  5. Hey! Don't know if everyone already knows this, but Yoplait is o.k. unless it specifically states gluten! Which is very good new for me because I used to live off the stuff!! Here's what they wrote (I am in California): Thank you for contacting Yoplait regarding gluten in Yoplait yogurt. It is our goal to help our consumers determine whether or not they can include our products in their diet. To accurately accomplish this, we believe it is best to refer to the specific ingredients listed on each product package. However, we do understand that ingredients can be confusing, so we want to assure you ifthe ingredient label does not list wheat, barley, rye,oats or gluten containing ingredients sourced from these grains, then the product would be gluten-free. Sources of gluten are listed on the label even if the source of gluten is part of another ingredient (such as flavoring or spice). Because ingredients may vary from one package to another due to product reformulation, you should use the product's ingredient label to provide you with current and accurate information. Additional information regarding gluten may be obtained by contacting your health care professional or: Celiac Sprue Association/United States of America, Inc. PO Box31700 Omaha, NE 68131-0700 402-558-0600 Or toll free: 877-CSA-4-CSA (877-272-4272) www.csaceliacs.org We hope this information is helpful. Sincerely, Nancy Jackson Consumer Services I wrote back that most health care professionals are clueless on matters of gluten so it's up to us to figure it all out! I hope someone else out there is as excited about this as me...
  6. You can call the companies-- Safeway and Trader Joe's have lists...M&M's, Resse's PB cups, all Lucerne Yogurts at Safeway...there's a lot of stuff in the "regular" grocery store. A lot of the Organic Foods are o.k., just read the label to make sure! Good luck, it does get easier!
  7. Does anyone use a good skin care product/line that is Organic and gluten-free? I need some suggestions before I get new products; they are pricey, so I want to get something good...thanks for any responses!
  8. Glad you all enjoyed this...we just got a puppy (4 1/2 months ago) and it has really put things into perspective, etc...
  9. Glad you all enjoyed this...we just got a puppy (4 1/2 months ago) and it has really out things into perspective, etc...
  10. I was just sent this, and I thought it was worthy of sharing with everyone: A Dog's Purpose (from a 6-year-old) Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife, Lisa, and their little boy, Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle. I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home. As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience. The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away. The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition without any difficulty or confusion. We sat together for a while after Belker's death, wondering aloud about the sad fact that animal lives are shorter than human lives. Shane, who had been listening quietly, piped up, "I know why." Startled, we all turned to him. What came out of his mouth next stunned me. I'd never heard a more comforting explanation. He said, "People are born so that they can learn how to live a good life -- like loving everybody all the time and being nice, right?" The six-year-old continued, "Well, dogs already know how to do that, so they don't have to stay as long." Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Remember, if a dog was the teacher you would learn things like: When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be Pure Ecstasy. Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily. Thrive on attention and let people touch you. Avoid biting when a simple growl will do. On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass. On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree. When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body. Delight in the simple joy of a long walk. Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not. If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it. When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently. ENJOY EVERY MOMENT OF EVERY DAY!
  11. Sorry to complicate things, but, I am Gluten Intolerant, I have hypothyroidism and Fredriech's Ataxia (an autoimmune disease). We (the doctors, my family and myself) don't know what is causing what-- it's like asking which came first, the chicken or the egg. I had abnormally high levels of the antibody that processes gluten, now it's all normal with the diet, but I need to stay on the diet for now, probably forever... If the "experts" are confused (most of the many docs I have seen are pretty clueless), then how can we really understand? It's VERY FRUSTRATING!! My illness has been called "multi-factoral" by my doctor (awesome Neurologist at UCLA named Susan Perlman). Hope this sorta helps people sorta understand! :)
  12. I was diagnosed when I was 33, after I had my 2nd baby. Yes, I have been a little better since being on the diet, but I am also being treated for hypothyroidism, so we're not sure which is helping the most. It has really been good to "talk" to others dealing with some of the same issues.
  13. I was diagnosed when I was 33, after I had my 2nd baby. Yes, I have been a little better since being on the diet, but I am also being treated for hypothyroidism, so we're not sure which is helping the most. It has really been good to "talk" to others dealing with some of the same issues.