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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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    I love to be outside either walking, jogging, or just playing.<br />I love to play golf especially. I been playing since I was 9, taught by my grandpa and mom. <br />I love to read almost anything. My favorite author is James Patterson right now and the Maximum Ride Series. I am an avid Harry Potter fan also! <br /><br />I love being with my family and friends, they are a large part of my life.<br />I love my job and affecting young high school students in a positive atmosphere.<br /><br />I am still searching for myself and my full purpose in life. However, my faith in God helps me everyday.
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  1. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Wedding Plans :)

    Yesterday, Chris and I went to meet with our wedding planner. Everything is coming together wonderfully. We now have a total itinerary with the planner. We also have an ice sculpture with our package and I love the design the guy made. However, I have been dealing with car issues, and as I type my car is being looked at. Hopefully, I will not have to pay out too much money...since I am still trying to save money. As of my nutrition, I am now in a rut! I don't really enjoy eating and I don't want to eat most days..however, I force myself. My meals usually consist of salad with italian dressing, and maybe other vegetables. None of my food is on sale at the stores near me, and I can't afford to buy them all regular price. Ugh! So...I am stuck with the basics of fresh produce, meat and corn products. I hope they go on sale soon! Because I want homemade chicken noodle soup, but the noodles are not on sale. oh well.
  3. Christmas 2008

    Merry Christmas! This Christmas was great with family and friends. My soon to be mother in law had a friend of hers make me gluten free, dairy free chocolate covered pretzels!!! AMAZING!!! I am still eating them, and I am ready to make some more myself. My fiance and I traveled quite a bit getting to everyone's house and seeing all our families. We had a wonderful time despite the travels. Since we scaled down Christmas this year, my family finally was able to go to night service at Church, since we were not traveling at night time this year. I really enjoyed the late night service and singing with the praise band. I hope all others had a great, Gluten free, allergy free Christmas.
  4. Inuries

    What kind of injuries are you having? I am an athletic trainer with celiac. I'm not sure if I can help you, but maybe if I can get some more information about your injuries. PM me, if you would like. Danielle
  5. Addicted To Reading

    No he is not. However, he writes the way that someone falls into the book..not knowing what time it is, or anything around them. The only problem is that most of his books are detective murder mystery types. "Sundays at Tiffany's" is a rare type of book for him. I would suggest this book, but maybe not the others if you are looking for a Christian author.
  6. Alcohol

    I am not sure if I missed someone adding WOODCHUCK to the Gluten free alcohol list. It is listed on the label to be gluten free. I have heard it curbs the beer cravings..but I don't like beer, so I wouldn't know. Good luck to everyone
  7. Addicted To Reading

    Wednesday I started a book I am borrowing from the library. It's called "Sundays at Tiffany's" By: James Patterson (He is an amazing writer) Anyways, I started the book Wednesday morning about 10:00. I took a break around 12:00, showered and went to work. As I was at work and in between giving treatments to the athletes, I read a total of 2 more hours. I was done in 4 hours.....what a great book! It's about a young girl that has a mom that is always working, she has an imaginary friend that looks after her (he is 35 y.o). She turns 9, and he has to leave her and move onto another child. Later on in her adult life, she "sees" him and they start talking again....he ends up "becoming human". It's takes some imagination to get into the book, but that is my favorite part...getting emersed into books....to the point where someone could talk to me and I don't know what they are saying. I can't wait to get another book, since I am on Christmas break from Grad. School.
  8. Nick- I was diagnosed last year, while I was dating someone. It took him a little bit to get over the inital shock and frustration, just like I did. However, we are now engaged and getting married in 6 months. I am very glad to have found someone that was supportive and understanding through out the process. At least you have already found out and are looking for someone to share that with you, better than finding out in the middle of it all. I agree with the online dating, at least to make some friends in your area with celiac. My fiance, is going to be totally gluten-free after we are married (since we don't live together now). Good luck with everything, and remember to live one day at a time!
  9. Glutened :(

    Yesterday I was glutened..and it was probably fault. I went to Steak and Shake with my fiance. We were going to go to a steak restaurant, but it was very busy (being a saturday night). We ended up choosing S & S. I, first asked the waitress about the chili....which I should have known not to eat it...I had a bad feeling. But, I thought I would try it, since I have eaten chili at other places before. I ordered a steak burger with no bun or cheese, and some french fries. I forgot to ask about the french fries being fried in the same fryer as other foods All in all, this was a bad decision on my part....and I paid for it later on (45 minutes later) So, tonight, Sunday we ended up going out to eat again....However, I was at home and was able to search online for restaurants with gluten-free menus. Cheeseburger In Paradise has a full gluten-free menu. And the sweet potatoe chips were amazing. Now, Chris and I are thinking about getting a fryer after we are married to make these chips, instead of buying them, and we would know all that is made out of there would be gluten-free. Wonderful! I had a great weekend, other than the minor mishap.
  10. I agree with everyone else too...the days get better and better. It took me about 2 months to feel better. The best thing that helped me was to think about how much I would feel better each day. I took each day at a time realizing that each day was some improvement. A suggestion, would be to write down what you are going to eat for the week and plan what types of meals you are going to have. With the pre-planning you take out the "unknown" and the cravings are less. I am 23 and in Graduate school. If you ever want to talk, let me know.
  11. I will have to check on the grilled chicken at Applebee's. I do not get the sauce on the stir fry because it has gluten in it. Thanks for the advice about TB.
  12. Hard Week

    This week was especially difficult staying away from gluten and resisting temptation. I was with friends most of the week...and they always tend to get pizza and want to go out to eat. I have no problem going out to eat, but I usually like to plan ahead before I go. I was craving chocolate earlier this week and resisted the temptation....making myself wait until I went home to get my dairy free choc. chips. Good thing I did that! I know there are always going to be difficult days, but since I found this website, I feel immensely better about resisting temptation. I find myself being more thankful with what I have, and not other problems as others do. I know I was brought to this site for me to learn, enjoy and grow for myself and possibly help others. Thank you to all for any support and kind words.
  13. I have some ideas that might help anyone. Taco Bell- has Fresco crunchy tacos (lettuce, meat, and tomatos) has Fresco chicken bowl Cinnamon Twists (rice noodles with cinnamon) Applebee's- Has a great Oriental Stir Fry (Just change the breaded chicken for grilled chicken, but I am not sure about the sauce..I usually don't get it on there.) Has a great Weight watcher's Steak and Portabello mushroom dish, potatoes and veggies Outback Steakhouse- I have heard rumors there is a chocolate dessert that is gluten free!!! I would suggest not getting the hashbrowns at any fast food, they are contaminated. I have eaten the breakfast sandwich at McDonald's which has the egg not scrambled, with canadian bacon. Just ask for no mcmuffin/bun. (they always look at your weird) My last suggestion would be Subway- I get the Gluten free wraps at Meijer, or local grocery store. I take the wrap into the subway and they will make you a wrap, along with decreasing the price. I usually keep a wrap with me when I know I might be stopping to eat somewhere, it's always a great backup. Hope this might help anyone. I know I will keep looking.
  14. Hi all. I am 23 ( a little older than most of you, however I don't feel always comfortable with the "adult" forums). I was diagnosed with Celiac and Casein sensitivity since April 2008. I would have to agree about going out to eat or being in public with family members, especially my mom and my soon to be mother in law. I love my mom to death....but she feels the need to announce to everyone around us that I am on a gluten-free diet! Personally, I would like not to have everyone else know at all times. It's none of their business, unless I bring it up, or they ask me. I don't have a problem talking about it....I just am always annoyed by the fact that other people decide to announce it for me. Does anyone else have that problem? My soon to be mother in law has the tendency of buying lots of gluten free products for me (which is great, I don't have to buy them) however, most of the items are DISGUSTING! But, I am too shy (intimidated by her) to say otherwise, so I usually choke it down and smile Hopefully, I will get the courage to say something...sometime. I know since I am older than some, I would love to talk about anything. Contact me anytime. -Danielle
  15. Oatmeal

    Well, today I ate a small amount of oatmeal....not realizing that I don't think I should be eating that. So far, I have been ok, without severe consequences. I feel like my body sometimes needs a "cleansing flush", because sometimes I have diarrhea..yet I have not eaten anything 'bad' for a long time. Not sure about that. Anyways.... I have been looking for a type of soy cheese that has mozerella and american/cheddar flavors? Any ideas. I thought that I might have to order the cheese online and then freeze it. My other question if anyone can answer is..... Does anyone else crave Proteins??? I have these weird cravings for only protein all the time. I am guessing that is because I am not getting all the nutrients I would normally get from the other foods (i can't eat). There are times I only want to eat hard boiled eggs, baked beans, bacon, and just meat. Very strange! I guess it's better than eating gluten or dairy.