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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. Blood Blisters

    Hrrrmmm....interesting theory. That could be it!!
  2. Okay....well just got back fro my first one.....and while I woudl not say it is number one on my list of " things to do ' on a Friday night....it was not completely horrible. I got through it basically. Now...we shall see how I feel in the next few days. I have another one scheduled for a week from now. Thanks all!!!
  3. Wow, Lux thank you for your reply. Good to hear that it does do some good. I have decided to take the plunge and go for it. My NP seems to think that it will be good for me and I have gone every other route to try and get back to normal, why not this?? Lol...I am sure I can live through it if Ilived through the prep for the colonoscopy :-) Thanks again, and thanks confusedks, i did PM you will a few questions. Cheers :-P
  4. Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I am wondering if anyone knows which Hershey's chocholate bars are safe in Canada? Mostly I am wondering about Oh Henry, Skor, Eat-More...etc.etc..... Please help...I am in need of a chocolate bar!!
  5. Hello, I am just wondering if anyone has tried colon hydrotheraphy / colonic before? My naturopath strongly reccoments I go for a few sessions to get myself cleaned out as well as help to strengthen my colon and get it working properly again.....but it doesn't sound like..lol..." fun ". Anyone else tried and had good results?? http://www.naturalcare.bc.ca/ColonHydrotherapy.htm
  6. Blood Blisters

    Thanks. I never really thought of it until now. I used to have them all the time, and then went gluten free, and now today I am not feeling hot and noticed I have a few blood blisters..... Hrrrrmmmm....wonder what it was that got me?!?!?
  7. Strange question, but I keep getting blood blisters and canker sores in my mouth. Is this a sign of being glutened?? Thanks :-P
  8. Gluten Free In Canda

    Hey there, I live in beautiful British Columbia Canada ( Kelowna ) and I was wondering if anyone knew of any Candian restaraunts that are accomidating to the gluten free diet? I am at the point now where I want to start venturing out, with friends, instead of always eating at home first, but I am not sure at ALL where would be a good place to start. Thanks for any help :-P
  9. Colonoscopy

    I have no clue what type of blood test I had, all I rememeber my doctor saying was that he did a blood test for celiac, and it came back normal?!?! You know how doctors are. Everything has been left at " we are not sure what is wrong with you if anything, just give it time, things will get better "...... RIGHT. I am now seeing a naturopath who at least has me functioning again, although not 100% better. I have cut out gluten and soy as well ( I have always been lactose intolerant ), and even went as for as to receive some " colon hydrotherapy ".....I am willing to do anything to get better. But this is breaking the bank and my spirit and so I was just wondering if they could even tell for celiac or the likes with a colonoscopy. So, if you are just gluten intolerant then, woudl anything show up in the endoscopy?? How painful is that procedure? Lol, wonder how I go about seeing if I can get that done? Thanks for your help :-P
  10. Is a colonoscopy a good way to determine if you are gluten intolerant / allergic? I am only wondering as my blood work came back negative, but I was still having tonnes of symptoms and so went for my colonoscopy. They didn't specifically say that I did not have a gluten issue ( they did say that I did nto have Chrones for sure ), but, would they have even been able to tell if I did? All they checked of course was the large intestine?
  11. Vodka?

    I had found that even though distilled, vodka's made from grains were a bother. So, I emailed a few and received this from Smirnoff: March 31, 2008 Dear Consumer, Thank you for taking time to contact Smirnoff. We appreciate hearing fromour consumers because your feedback is important. You heard right Smirnoff vodka is made from corn. If you need anything elseplease do not hesitate to contact us again. Once again, thank you for contacting Smirnoff. Sincerely, Monica DSmirnoff Consumer Representative March 31, 2008 Dear Consumer, Thank you for taking time to contact Smirnoff. We appreciate hearing fromour consumers because your feedback is important. Please be advised that all of the unflavored Smirnoff vodkas are glutenfree. As well as the Citrus, Orange, Raspberry flavored and the SmirnoffBlack are all gluten free. We hope this information makes your shopping alittle easier. Once again, thank you for contacting Smirnoff. Sincerely, Monica DSmirnoff Consumer Representative There is also Luksusowa potato vodka which worked very well.
  12. If my blood test came back negative for the celiac antibody....is there a good chance I am all good?
  13. What Other Foods To Avoid?

    Hey Scotty, I am in the same boat as you and am on the verge of giving up. If you find out anything let me know. I am even quitting the whole gluten free diet just cause I did not notice much of a change...I still was allergic / intolerable to all foods it seems. I am just fed up. Just had a colonoscopy yesterday and they said " everything looks great, whatever is wrong with you will go away in time I am sure, just tough it out " ...ya right... Hope you find some answers.
  14. I have been experiencing the same thing!! Yet I went on the glutewn free diet for a month and so no change, and just went for a colonoscopy yesterday and they said I looked all tip top in there?? What else coudl be causing this if by chance it is NOT celiac? Any ideas?? If anyone can think of anything I am sure we would all be glad to hear it. After my colonoscopy yesterday and the doc saying " IO am fine and to just live with it " I am at the end of my rope with NO idea what to do???? HELP!
  15. Colonoscopy

    This is all so very helpful thanks!! I hope that I do nto have " controll " issues! I am hours into the fuilds only diet and I am FREEKIN starving :-( In a few hours I gotta drink that bottle of citromag or whatever it is..... :-(