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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. Restaurants In Boulder, Co

    Boulder has some great gluten free restaurants. There is a lot of gluten free awareness in Boulder. If you don't have UDI's where you are, make sure you stop at Whole Foods to get some bread, muffins and pizza crust. Also, if you are flying into Denver, there is a UDI's cafe at Stapleton and they have a great gluten-free menu including sandwiches on gluten-free bread. Whenever I go to Boulder, I go to urbanspoon.com and search under gluten free. They have a lot of restaurants. One of our favorites is bimbamboo (www.bimbamboo.com). Please post after you go to let us know what restaurants you tried.
  2. Dr. Scot Lewey

    I went to him a few months ago after seeing a GI in Denver who didn't know much about Celiac. Dr. Lewey was great. He talked to me for about 1/2 hour about Celiac and answered all my questions. He never seemed rushed. If you live in Colorado, I would highly recommend him. I think he only sees Celiac patients and his wife also has Celiac so he is very up to date on all of the research. His children have tested negative but he thinks they are gluten sensitive so the whole family is gluten free. He gets it....and he thinks out of the box. It only took me a few months to get in but I had already been diagnosed. They told me that if someone needed a biopsy they would try to get them in in a week. If you decide to go to him, let me know what you think
  3. Sof

    I just bought it but I haven't tried it. It looks good but as we have all learned, looks can be deceiving especially when it involves gluten free. But, I am hoping for the best.
  4. I Didn't Have Any Symptoms

    I just got my blood work back and everything is positive so I am waiting for the biopsy to confirm. My reactions are also very mild or subtle. Since I still need my biopsy, I ate wheat cereal and pizza yesterday and felt fine. Everyone says that their reactions are "more severe" now but what does "more severe" really mean? Thanks so much! I hope your 15 year old is negative. After my biopsy, I will need to get my 8 and 11 yr old girls tested. I am ok with having to be gluten-free but think it must be so hard for kids. I was also shocked by my diagnosis, having only anemia as a symptom and not having celiac in my family. I have been off gluten for 6 weeks and have now had two accidental glutenings. I'm not sure what caused the first one, but I do know what caused the second (I ordered take-out from a Thai restaurant at which I had had many successful lunches...I guess take-out is riskier because I didn't get to speak with my regular waitress...sigh). I used to eat gluten with no concerns but now my reactions are quite severe, and I am afraid that future accidents will cause ever worsening reactions. All I can do is be very careful, I guess. The fact that I now have reactions makes me depressed. I was being careful anyway but now I have to be afraid, too. It's starting to really sink in now, what having celiac means. My 13 year old had his biopsy Wednesday and we are awaiting his results. I dread seeing this happen to him once he gives up gluten. My 17 year old does not have the genes and my 15 year old will be tested soon. I'm glad, Green Eyes, that your son is negative. Did they test him for the genes?
  5. Hi everyone, I am so glad I found this forum. I just was tested for Celiac and my TTg's and EMA came back positive. I can't get in to a GI for 6 weeks but am hoping to get in sooner. Until tonight, I really didn't think I had Celiac....or that I was one of the ones without symptoms. I got tested because I went in for a physical (I went to a health fair screening and my thyroid TSH was high) and I mentioned that I usually get stomache aches when I eat out. Since I got the results about 1 week ago, I haven't stopped reading. I have been testing myself with gluten one day and not the next. I have been feeling fine after eating gluten...even a bowl of wheat cereal and then pizza. Two mornings I had "loose stools" but basically I have felt pretty good. I exercise every day and am in pretty good shape--but I do get tired but usually think that is because I do a lot. I wasn't convinced that I had it even though I keep reading some people don't have symptoms. But tonight I woke up in the middle of the night feeling kind of "gross"--a little queesy, a little crampy and a little bit of very slight burning in my stomache (kind of like the left side is "empty). It made me realize that I have had this "gross feeling" numerous times before in the middle of the night but I usually use my "mind power" to convince me that I am ok and not sick since I HATE to throw up. So it hit me tonight that maybe I do have symptoms of Celiac....and it scared me, too. Now I have all these questions. Does anyone else feel like this? If I continue to eat gluten until my biopsy will I get sicker. Since my symptoms are mild, when I finally go gluten free and eat something with gluten, how will I feel? Thanks so much. It is great to know that I have a place to ask questions....and people who understand.
  6. 3 Day Breast Cancer Walk

    Hi! I have done 3 3-day walks so I hopefully can answer your questions. First of all, the 3 Day walk is a truly amazing experience and I highly recommend you go. Everyone I know who has done it feels that it is an experience that can't be put into words. That being said, I just got my test results back for Celiac and am waiting to get a biopsy so I wasn't looking for Gluten-Free food when I walked. There will always be something you can eat at the rest stops--oranges or bananas and peanut butter. The rest of the stuff is usually has gluten...pretzels, graham crackers, potato chips,... As for breakfast, I think there were always eggs and bacon and then stuff with gluten. Lunch is usually a sandwich, chips, piece of fruit and cookie. But, I would call the coaches and tell them your situation and I think they will do what they can to accomodate. One suggestion might even be that you pack your own lunch and they could bring it to the lunch stop for you. As far as visitors, that really isn't true. They will make exceptions and if you speak to your coach beforehand, they probably will give you a guest pass for family members. I hope that answered your questions. The coaches are really wonderful and they accomodate many people with health issues (going through chemo, etc) so I would give them a call. You probably will do many more after your first walk. Let me know if you have other questions.