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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. How To Gain Weight

    I'm going to be trying out protein shakes soon. I bought a sample of a Biochem Sports chocolate fudge flavor and mixed it with milk and didn't like it much. If I can find one I like that mixes easily, it'll be easier for me to stick with it and watch for results. I'm a 100-lb weakling, but I've been this way all my life. I have only had celiac disease for a little over 2 years and went gluten free shortly after I got hit with the symptoms. My metabolism is insane and I often feel hungry most of the day (before and since going gluten-free). Consider me subscribed for more tips
  2. I've been stalking my local grocers for these...I'm going to see about submitting requests for these products if they don't start stocking them soon. With a Whole Foods thriving right across the street, I KNOW there are enough gluten-free customers to make carrying them profitable...maybe they just need a little nudge
  3. Mountain Dew Game Fuel

    I drank the version that had Halo on the label back when it was out, and had no issues. I ended up discarding the label when I had to move at work, but I can say I'm a total Mountain Dew product fangirl and have never had any gluten issues with their drinks Hope this helps.
  4. I will have to try this out since I'm desperate for some bread. Have you tried halving the recipe? I just want to try one loaf to see how I like it.
  5. I might try the Envirokidz, but I haven't seen them in the Whole Foods near me so I might have a little trouble getting ahold of some. I love Soyjoy bars, I just need to buy them more often. I printed the recipe you linked. Thanks so much! I'll post when I get a chance to try it out
  6. Hehe. Well, that describes me pretty accurately, especially considering the fun I have with puns
  7. I agree with your decision to test out the diet. I don't have kids, but a year ago, I started having these horrible symptoms. My blood panel came back negative for celiac, but I had also been gluten free for 2 weeks already because I was absolutely miserable and finally something was working. I'm not going back anytime soon for testing because I would have to endure that pain again just to hope for a diagnosis.
  8. Tomato Products

    From what I've used so far in my cooking this past year, i haven't seen any canned veggies that have gluten in them, especially tomato stuff. I have only seen tomatoes and peppers or spices in even stewed tomatoes or seasoned sauce. There is an unsafe ingredients list on this site that can help you recognize whether any oddball ingredients are not okay. Hope this helps. I've only been doing this gluten free thing for allllmost a whole year now, and I've been there with the labeling issues. I'm starting to compile a folder of printouts from major brands of what their gluten-free products are, and will eventually put a list of brand names and companies who state on their websites that they disclose all gluten ingredients. This will help me have peace of mind at the store so I don't have to second-guess so much.
  9. Honey

    Yep. And I haven't seen a brand or generic that has seen fit to add anything at all to it, so I think we're safe
  10. Quick Lunch Ideas

    Thai Kitchen is a brand line with a long list of gluten-free products and I have been able to find them at several major grocery stores (Allergy info here: http://www.thaikitchen.com/allergyinfo.html) I just tried their Thai Peanut flavored stir-fry kit with the meat from a split chicken breast I had in the freezer and found it to be a little under-salted, but otherwise very tasty and not too complicated to throw together. They also have little packs of instant soup (their "Instant Rice Noodle Soup) that are all gluten-free and I'm going to try that soon (I also grabbed this one for 79 cents, so that fits in my budget!). It's a single serving made with hot water, so it'll be perfect to keep in my desk drawer at work Thai Peanut Stir Fry Noodles Instant Rice Noodle Soups
  11. The way I see it, they responded in such a way that lets a consumer know that if an ingredient list doesn't happen to mention any gluten ingredients, it's safe for us. I hate not knowing whether a company labels that stuff, so I know for sure what should be okay. As far as the dry, impersonal response, I pretty much expect that kind of carefully-worded jargon from large corporations. They have to be so careful not to say something that they can get sued over or get misquoted. If they say "Sure, that's safe" and then change the formulation at any time, it would be too easy for someone to try to get them in trouble for tell ing you previously that it was safe. I already feel like enough of an oddball or a freak of nature, so no corporation can really make that any worse.
  12. I had similar issues when I decided to go gluten free and inquired about the inactive ingredients in my birth control pill. The pharmacist and I leaned in together to squint at the tiny writing to try to locate them and ended up finding nothing. I decided that since I have no symptoms when I'm gluten free (to my knowledge) and I take this pill every day, that by process of elimination they must not have any gluten in them. I would feel more comfortable knowing, but I haven't gotten around to calling the manufacturer.
  13. Heavenly Hash Snack

    Yeah, that looks really good, and a lot easier than the marshmallow popcorn. It's probably quite a bit healthier just because it yields a small amount, so it would be harder to keep snacking on it all day
  14. Well, I still haven't made it over to that store to try those bars, but I'm still open for suggestions. Does anyone have a good granola bar recipe or one for granola that could be made into bars? I still really miss them, and the few recipes I've found use a bunch of ingredients I can't easily find. *sigh*
  15. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll have to check into those and see if I like them.