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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. Wow, you know... where I come from, the real cheese does not have "brand names". Real cheese comes from small farms, who sell to European distributors, who in turn sell to US importers. In the market, they are often just labeled with the town or country of origin. Brand names may or may not be attached along the journey, but the real stuff generally does not have a brand affixed at the market. In fact, I am less likely to purchase cheese with a brand-name attached, because (for better or worse) I perceive it to be of lesser quality. ~sc'eric ps. American cheese is not real cheese; American cheese is "cheese-food"--it's what real cheese eats for dinner!
  2. Oatmeal

    Kashi brand is pretty amazing.
  3. For anyone in the service industry--as well as those of you who just love awesome liquors... FIREFLY brand sweet-tea flavoured vodkas are gluten-free! (And if you haven't tried it yet, it totally rocks!) Spread the word! Try this: Firefly on-the-rocks Old-fashioned glass, filled w/ ice. 3-oz Firefly original sweet tea vodka Splash of water Stir well, and garnish w/ Lemon. Or this: Kentucky Iced Tea In an Old-fashioned glass, mascerate mint leaves w/ a teaspoon of sugar and a thick slice of fresh lemon. (Alternately, fresh raspberries also work really well with mint.) Fill w/ ice. 3-oz Firefly orginal sweet tea vodka Dash of Zen green tea liqueur (opt.) Splash of water Shake well, garnish w/ mint sprig. Or this: Carolina Sweet-tini In a cocktail shaker add ice and... 3-oz Firefly original sweet tea vodka Dash of triplesec Splash of Clementine juice (You can substitute OJ--extra pulp is always best!) Splash of Water (This really is key!) Shake vigorously for one minute. Strain into a chilled martini glass. Garnish w/ Orange wheel. Enjoy! ~sc'Que? ==================
  4. Red Eyes

    It seems that everyone is not on the same page in their definition of "red eyes". (And this has been quite a source of consternation in websearches as well...) Folks need to clarify whether they're referring to the eye itself or the skin around the eyes, including eyelids. I am waiting to see a doctor myself. I got my first noticeable symptoms on Thanksgiving. (My contribution to the meal was bread stuffing.) And I tried diagnosing myself for over a month before finally seeking professional assistance. But all during this time, I've had huge Rosacea-like rings around my eyes that burn and itch, with severe skin-flaking. I asked a pharmacist and all she could recommend were the new-fangled anti-wrinkle caffeine creams that have become all the rage with middle-aged suburbanite women. Surprisingly, it does help to some degree, thoughI'm worried about dermatological caffeine addiction. In any case, the eyes are just the tip of the iceberg, as symptoms include fatigue, paranasal pustules, irritable bowels, bloating and abdominal distention (possibly related to liver) and minor pain in the kidneys. Needless to say, I'm not looking forward to this doctor visit--my first in many, many years. But, hey, at least I might have a disease that doesn't tend to rely on pharmaceuticals for treatment, right?