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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 only use Original Sprout on my children- its natural, gluten free & cancer causing chem free and actually works better then my old expensive brands. It was designed by a renowned hairdresser for her daughter. www.originalsprout.com ______________________________________________________________________________
  2. Personally- I don't believe in bowl biopsy. I won't put my kids through that as it opens up the doors to infections etc. Thats my opinion though. I used the following lab: https://www.enterolab.com/ I did the stool test and the gene test. I have gluten sensitivity and the genes for sensitivity and celiac. I went gluten-free and it saved my life. My 11yr old was suffering from excessive gas and bloat so I put him on the gluten-free diet and viola- all systems went away (including his temper tantrums etc). My 6yr old was not gaining weight or height- was the size of a 3yr old. I put him on gluten free and within 6 months he now looks like a 6yr old and his attitude and allergies improved greatly. If you son's in that much pain on gluten- try the lab above and take him off (in my opinion). Make sure you study the diet, understand the hidden sources in foods & meds and make sure he gets the necessary vitamins/minerals. Hope this helps! Also below I will list a blood test I may eventually do for my own kids. I am going to do the gene test because if they have the genes its a good idea to eliminate gluten to avoid developing sprue in the future. http://www.(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned).com/ __________________________________________________________________________________
  3. I need to start my 6 & 11 yr old gluten sensitive kids on allergy meds... my 6 yr old gets cranky (very) with zyrtec so I was interested in trying the new otc allegra kids dissolvable tabs but can't find any info on if the dissolvable tabs or liquid is gluten free. Does anyone use them with their kids and does anyone know the gluten-free status? Thanks so much in advance!!
  4. I am wondering if anyone has tried the following and what kind of response/success you have had: Garden of Life Vitamin Code and Garden of Life RAW Food Dr Schultz Super Food Plus Also I would love to know what vitamins, minerals, nutritional you have had success with. I am also interested in Noni juice.... Thanks!!
  5. Don't give up hope. You can be Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitive and have all the same symptoms except sever sprue. I had a dna test and stool test which is how I found out that I am NCGS. I also carry the genes for Celiac... I was told that you need 3 things to develop Celiac which are 1. The genetics 2. Gluten in the diet 3. A stressor (which is different for each individual). So by eliminating the gluten from my diet which has taken away 99% of all sensitive symptoms I have effectively eliminated my chance of developing full on Celiac. Honestly- do the diet for 30 days and be strict & diligent. You will know by how you feel... I used enterolab.com
  6. Can't do birth control due to increased risk of blood clot. The hospital gave me a clot from an IV 4 years ago and I was told never to take bc again cause Im at an increased risk for them. Sigh...
  7. Ive been gluten-free since Aug of '09 following tests run at enterolab. For awhile I improved but the last couple months have not been that great. I have been having ovarian cysts the burst- almost monthly. Had 2 ultrasounds and they showed complex cysts aprox 2-2.5cm and they will happen on left and next month on right. My doc said this is just normal ovulation. I have fairly reg periods- 25 to 29 day cycles. Has anyone had this happen after going gluten-free? Lately I gained weight and I have been very tired. Now I ended up with a cold too- go figure. Thanks in advance for all the help!
  8. YES!! Wish they would have done than when I was a teen instead of put my on lithium and zoloft!! I spent years on zoloft- now have been drug free for 1.5 yrs!! My mood evened out, anxiety 99% gone, depression gone. I still get PMS cause I started ovulation which was not a norm for me before. I wish I would have known years ago.
  9. Below is the question I sent Gatorade. I was hoping they are gluten-free but alas its a "use at your own risk" category. Q: My question refers to ALL Gatorade. I noticed some of the flavors/varieties have ''modified food starch''. Can you tell me the source of that? Also if you use any Vitamin E- can you tell me the source. Do you use any oats, barley, rye, spelt, etc? I am a celiac and need to know as I can not have any gluten. Yes- saw the statement on gluten but you only referred to wheat...it's also in oats, barley, malt, spelt, rye, etc. as well as wheat. Please let me know ASAP! Thanks!! A: Thanks for reaching out to us for more information. There's no gluten used to make any of our Gatorade Thirst Quenchers. However, until the FDA comes out with a final definition of "Gluten Free", we're not claiming any flavors or varieties to be gluten free. The modified food starch used in some flavors is derived solely from corn; which, as you may know, could have been grown, harvested, or stored in bulk with other gluten-containing grains (like wheat, rye, barley, etc.) and thus may contain trace amounts of gluten from those other grains. We understand that many individuals that are sensitive to gluten can't tolerate even small amounts. We no longer include Vitamin E in any of our Gatorade Thirst Quenchers; however, two previous varieties, Be Tough and Focus, did include alpha tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E). In these beverages, it was synthetically sourced and did not contain any gluten. I've also shared your comments about the gluten statement on our website with our web design teams to let them know it is not clear. We understand that there are additional sources of gluten other than wheat, and we regret any confusion this may have caused. If you'd like more information about gluten, Celiac Sprue, or the forthcoming FDA gluten free labeling guidelines, I invite you to visit the links below: ~Celiac Disease, National Institutes of Health: www.celiac.nih.gov ~Celiac Sprue Association: www.csaceliacs.org ~Celiac Disease Foundation: www.celiac.org ~U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA): www.fda.gov We appreciate your interest in our products, Angela. I hope this information will be helpful for you. Jessica Gatorade Consumer Relations Ref# 027179699A
  10. My grandmas recipe using flour, lard, vinegar, salt, egg & water. Works great till I sub rice flour...then it litterly crumbles after baking...Do I need to add something to hold it together? Help please! Thanks!
  11. in the right direction. Its frustrating and difficult being a mom of 3 under 16. Everyone wants what I cant have...unless I want to be sick for days and stuck to the bathroom. My hubby is still skeptacle but tring to adapt. Can you point me to some books, webs, etc that can show me how to have a balenced diet that is gluten-free and dinner suggestions for the family along with recipies? My story in short: have always had problems with grains...wheat in paticuar. I was in hospital for bad abd. pains, nausia, diarehha, some vomit etc. They said that they believe I had celiac disease but since I couldn't afford a biopsy they listed it as "gastritus". Ha ha...I went to my ND and he took me off all grains but rice. I felt better- my stomach got better in about 5 days...then I tried to have a cinnamon roll and other wheat stuff with my family...BIG MISTAK!!! Next 2 days were spent in BAD pain in abd, stomach ache and diarehha and headache...again. I won't make the mistake again....so I found this board and am asking you whom are expierenced with this...where do I go from here???? Thanks so very much!