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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. In the last 2 weeks i have been eating gluten-free homemade breads and cookies along with fruits, veggies and nuts- and I feel like I have gained a bit. Which is irritating. I know it is the 'breads and desserts,' but I didn't eat them for so long. It feels llike a sudden weight gain also. I don't know what to do
  3. gluten-free & Dairy Free

    I don't understand how people gain weight once going gluten free?? When there are fewer available foods.. I have been eating more fruits and veggies, nuts, and been making gluten-free breads and the like...
  4. I read an article about a man with a severe gluten allergy and he had severe headaches and would forget the names of things and activities. Even his family members. Entirely eliminating gluten helped his symptoms. You just have to be really careful. Xanthan Gum- which is in a lot of gluten free products does bother a lot of celiacs. Myself included. Guar gum is a good alternative. I recommend sticking to fruits/veggies, nuts, plain rice, and some plain chicken. stick to cooking your own food for awhile. And you can use brown rice flour, sorghum flour, tapioca etc.. to bake your own breads and desserts. they are just as good! But I am also lactose like many celiacs, so you may want to cut out dairy also. I have only known that I am Celiac for a couple of months and am still learning, but have been lactose for 3 years. (Celiac causes it). Good Luck! Ashley
  5. Xanthan Gum

    Xanthan is most likely your problem then. I have been baking with Guar Gum instead and it makes a world of difference! Guar does the same thing as xanthan in recipes and it won't hurt you!
  6. Xanthan Gum

    I have heard that Xanthan Gum does have a big effect on some celiacs. I was curious because when I ate the bob's red mill, I had bad effects and Xanthan is the only culprit..
  7. gluten-free & Dairy Free

    Thanks! Both of those posts were very helpful. The Clif bars, I noticed, do have oats and malt flavoring, but I haven't noticed any bad reactions, really. I think I'll take your advice anyway and just stop eating them and see how I feel. -ashley
  8. gluten-free & Dairy Free

    Thanks for that reply! I never thought of corn as being a problem- maybe I don't want it to be...that's just another thing I can't eat to add to the list. I guess my symtpoms are in my intestines also, it just feels like the stomach..I have all the same as you. Do you find that Xanthan Gum is problematic for you? I think it is for me. What about dark chocolate? I ate soy chocolate pudding nd it gave me a lot fo truoble. Hansen's sodas bother me also ( i think any soda would)- I think because of the natural and artificial flavors.
  9. Xanthan Gum

    Yeah I made it with soy cheese, which I always eat and never have a problem with. The only thing I can contribute it to is the Xanthan. Thanks! Cross-contamination makes sense..
  10. Xanthan Gum

    The two w/o Xanthan Gum were Arrowhead Mills. And the Pizza Crust was Bob's Red Mill (?) I believe.
  11. So, I recovered from severe Anorexia about 3 years ago. After one year of recovery, I started having stomach problems. I ignored them and they got severely worse. Finally I was diagnosed with Lactose Intolerance. Once I eliminated Dairy, I started feeling a lot better but for the past 2 yrs have had bad stomach problems. I never knew the cause, I ate pretty healthy, but didn't know why I always felt bloated, gassy, ucomfortable and would have random D or constipation. Embarassing. A little over a month ago, I was diagnosed with Celiac and strted to feel tons better after eliminating gluten. Since Christmas though, my stomach has def been irritated. Especially at night... I think it is due to Xanthan Gum being in some gluten-free foods, natural/artificial flavors, and (hopefully not) alcohol. I was curious if anyone else was still feeling symptoms after eliminiating Gluten and relating products. Any special triggers? I have been have the same problems as before, and had trouble sleeping at night- due to stomach discomfort and getting up to go to the bathroom several times. It sucks. I was also curious how common it is for gluten-free people to lose weight? Because I've heard that it is a common occurence when starting a gluten-free diet, but I have not lost any weight. I exercise and eat healthy (nuts, fruit, veg, wine, chips&salsa, soy cheese, clif bars, etc..) but my weight is stable..I don't understand. Any feedback would be awesome. Thanks, Ashley
  12. Xanthan Gum

    I have recently made brownies, cookies, and pie crust from gluten free mixes and have had problems the entire night after I ate them. The pie crust mix contained Xanthan Gum and I know that it is a big trigger for Celiacs. But the other two gluten free mxies did not have Xanthan and they kept me running to the bathroom each night. Does anyone else have similar symptoms? Any comments or advice? Thanks