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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. I'm a lifelong member of the Who Dat Nation! Just found out today that Drew Brees is allergic to gluten: http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/lists/top-10-facts-Colts-and-Saints-012910?GT1=39002#sport=NFL&photo=10829190 Geaux Saints!
  2. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  3. I take the Ambertose (4xday). My aunt has sold it for a long time and really believes in the research behind it. I take as well as many other supplements in addition to the gluten-free diet, so it's hard to say exactly what has made the most difference in my overall health.
  4. Positive For 2 Copies Mthfr C677t Mutation.

    I have at least 1 copy and my dr. put me on the cerefolin nac mentioned above. I'm actually also on a mild chelation treatment for metal toxicity. I didn't know the two were related. Thanks for the info!
  5. Osteopenia

    I was dx at 25. It was very upsetting for me. Vitamin D is huge! i've been taking 8000iu's of D3/day + Citrical under my dr.'s supervision. Since doing this regimen and being on gluten-free diet, my osteopenia is improving! There is so much out there about the benefits of Vitamin D...it is so important!
  6. I take the generic version of Citrical + Vit D + Minerals from Walgreens. You can order it from their website. It says "gluten free" on the bottle. I too was diagnosed with osteopenia, and at a very young age (25).
  7. I had nothing but tiny pellets every few days for months....it was unbelievably miserable. I tried water, exercise, fiber smoothies, colon-cleansing pills, and drinking prune juice mixed with aloe vera gel and NOTHING worked. I was at my wits end. My doctor recommend this product called Next to Nature Aloe, it worked wonders. I took too much at first, but having D was actually a welcome change. After just 2 weeks, I'm not taking it anymore and am back to normal. It's amazing and quite cheap. I had tired a different and more expensive aloe pill before, so I def. recommend this particular brand. They have a website. Hope this helps!
  8. 1st Trip To Italy

    I just got back from Rome and the Amalfi coast. It was incredible!! We stayed in Sorrento and did day trips to Pompeii, Capri, and Amalfi...absolutely unbelievable. You have to check out Casa Astarita in Sorrento....it's an amazing bed and breakfast. The owner was so kind and was willing to go out of her way to acommodate my gluten free diet. There werea also severeal gluten free diining options in Sorrento...I had pizza, gnocchi, and a gelato with a cone! Rome is just amazing as well! I'm happy to give you more specifics if you'd like! Enjoy!! You'll have an incredible time!
  9. Off To New York

    I just got back this evening and had an amazing time!! I made a spread sheet of all of the gluten free friendly restuarnts I could find...(it's almost 50). If you send me your email, I'll send it to you with my top recommedations. If nothing else... www.babycakesnyc.com : )
  10. Thanks for the tips!!! I am way sad about the gelato!!! It's so amazing!! I'll be checking out the one near the Vatican as much as I possibly can!!! I will definitely be going to that restuarant in Paris ...maybe multiple times : )
  11. Does anyone have any restaurant recommendations for Paris, Rome, or the Amalfi Coast? My husband and I are going for our anniversary and I have no idea where we can go out to eat. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks so much! Kelly
  12. New Oleans Travel

    Thanks so much for coming to visit our city!! I'm pretty new to the gluten-free thing. Rio Mar in the Wearhouse District is an excellent choice for Latin inspired seafood. Also, there is a restaurant called Casamento's uptown that has all gluten-free fried seafood. I'm happy to help with suggestions for anything!! We have an excellent zoo, aquarium, children's museum and so many other family friendly things to do!!
  13. I did have a pituitary adenoma....about 2.5 mm, but it did go away about 9mos. later. I think it's a fairly common thing. So sorry that it's gotten larger! You may feel much better by having them go in and take it out. From what I remember reading the procedure is not as complicated or scary as neurosurgeon might sound. Praying that all goes well!
  14. Some Help From Thyroid People

    I also have normal TSH and t4, but really low t3. I have had all of the hypothyroid symptoms for a long time, but always had a normal TSH. Finally a new and wonderful doctor took the t3 level and was surprised I was even able to function. I am now on a combination of Synthroid and Cytomel. I was doing much better for a few months, and then my t3 level got just as low as before starting on the meds. I am now on a higher dosage of each as of just a few days ago, and still adjusting. Being on these meds makes my TSH extremely low, but my dr. says that is normal when on the medication. Apparently my brain thinks I have enough thyroid hormone, when my body clearly doesn't have enough. I've found this website helpful: www.stopthethyroidmadness.com Praying you find a doctor that's willing to work with you. I had no idea how bad this is until I actually starting feeling better....hoping my new doses will get me back there soon.