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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. I have been gluten free three months. Overall my health has improved. I can actually eat without being in the bathroom twenty minutes later. However, I have suddenly developed acne (which I've never had a problem with before) and dandruff (which I usually only have in the winter). I've switched to Nature's Gate Shampoo and Conditioner which is supposedly gluten free. That was about two weeks ago, still no improvement on the dandruff. Does anyone have any recommendation for good gluten free face wash? Does anyone have any idea why going gluten free would cause me to develop these two issues? I've read a couple places that dairy can cause acne, but I never had the problems before and I haven't changed the amount of dairy in my diet. Thanks in advance.
  3. My bloodwork did show elevated antibodies to gluten which is why I had the biopsy. That explanation makes a lot of sense and I greatly appreciate you taking the time and explaining it to me. It would have been nice if the doctor had done so. I hadn't even considered the fact that the damage might not be throughout the intestine.
  4. I am actually really surprised that my biopsies were negative because the problems I was having totally cleared up by cutting out gluten. Except if I accidentally get glutened and then I have a horrible reaction ... 10x worse then when I was eating gluten regularly (is that normal?). Doc is saying biopsies came back with mild gastritis ... but every reference I check says nothing about a gluten free diet as treatment for that. So I'm wondering why I feel better without gluten when I don't seem to have any reason to be reacting badly to it in the first place. This is all very confusing.
  5. Just Diagnosed - Mi

    I love Guinness so I will have to check out Dragon's Gold. I did some research and it looks like I can actually get it in Michigan too. At least I'll be able to have some good beer.
  6. This whole cross-contamination thing is freaking me out. I've just been diagnosed (literally yesterday) and I haven't even started to think beyond cleaning the toaster oven. Now I have to think about cleaning my work area!!! How dangerous are those little trace amounts of glutton to people with Celiac? I'll probably not be paranoid enough. I'm very sad about having to give up Guinness. Tanya
  7. I have just been diagnosed with Celiac disease. I'm 29 and live in metro-Detroit. My doctors ran me through everything fast - had a Gastro consultation on Monday and the scopes on Wednesday. After the scopes my doctor said he wanted me to start a gluten-free diet immediately. Then he left ... where the hell do I start? There is so much information out there I'm feeling a little overwhelmed. Not to mention I'm not used to thinking about food choices at all, I'm a grab it and go type of gal. I know the major things to stay away from but all the hidden gluten is worrying me. How badly can being exposed to trace amount of gluten really hurt me? Sites are talking about contamination from using toasters that have been used with gluten breads - can this really cause me problems? And must importantly of all what kind of beer can I drink??? On the plus side I will have to start eating better and will probably be healthy then I ever have before. I just have to keep positive and take it one meal at a time. Any advice on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated. If anyone is from Michigan I'd love to know of any restaurants in the area. Sadly one restaurant that specialized in gluten-free closed last year. Thanks Tanya