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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. Most Gluten-Free-Friendly City

    Thank you all for your input! I have some research to do. I did not even consider Boulder before.
  2. Originally posted in travel, but I thought it would get more hits here. Anyone know what cities (U.S.) are the safest for Celiacs? This includes safe options in restaurants, products offered in stores, labelling laws, public knowledge (of the disease), acceptance of the public/medical community, and promotion of general healthy living. I am sure I am missing something, but you get the idea. I am considering moving from my native Chicago. I am not happy here. Thanks
  3. Any Celiacs With Face Swelling?

    I am gluten intolerant and used to wake up with swollen lips and eyelids. They would remain puffy for the 1st half hour upon waking. Now that I don't eat gluten anymore, I no longer have those symptoms.
  4. I react to gluten-distilled alcohols. I don't know about whiskey or gin, but Smirnoff, Chopin, Ciroc, Pinnacle vodkas are gluten free. If you like rum as well, most are gluten free.
  5. Does anyone know if this product is gluten free? I stupidly bought a pint as it was on sale and I saw that it was vegan. I guess I had thought that I checked it out and found it safe, but the back label said that the sorbet was made on the same equipment as milk and wheat. Although it sounds like it is cc'ed, many manufacturers clean their equipment between uses.
  6. I don't know if my case counts, but I am gluten intolerant and experience fewer obvious symptoms the more often I eat gluten. If I have avoided gluten for a long time and accidentally consume it, I get gastrointestinal problems, bloating, fatigue, headaches, aches, depression, acne, inability to feel satiation from food, increased tolerance to alcohol, frequent hunger and probably other symptoms. When I accidentally get glutened by something several times, I only experience bloating, malabsorption (causes frequent hunger and higher alcohol tolerance) and acne. Before I realized I had the intolerance, I thought the bloating was actually fat, felt like I was simply a hungry girl who could handle her alcohol, and assumed my hormones caused the acne. So those symptoms wouldn't really be apparent as a reaction to a food sensitivity. Those are symptoms a ton of unsuspecting people have.
  7. Anyone know if they are they gluten free? It would be nice to be able to avoid the expensive, gourmet stuff. I am particularly interested in their garlic powder, which I am currently out of. I am trying to make my own salad dressing...
  8. Wheatgrass

    I tried an organic green juice drink from Whole Foods that was labeled "gluten free" but also contained wheat and barley grass. I thought it was safe, so I drank a small sample of it. About an hour later I had stomach cramps, bloating and essentially vomited out of my back side. I posted about it here a bit ago and was told by others that wheat grass does not contain gluten, but the sprouted wheat berries do. Yet, there is no way to extract the plant without contaminating the whole thing with gluten. I don't know how they are able to label these products gluten free.
  9. Thanks. I should be more careful there. I often have silent symptoms, so I could be destroying my body and not even know it.
  10. I am casein intolerant and also just got hired as a barista. We use the same milk-steaming wands for soy and dairy milk. All we do in between uses is turn the hot steam nob, wipe it with a wet cloth, then steam it again. Prior to this, I used to go to Starbucks often got lattes and mochas. I have never felt great after these drinks but just attributed it to all coffee. I am scared that all baristas share this practice. If I have to give up my steamed soy milk, I do not want to frequent these shops at all then because I could easily just pour my own damn cold milk into my coffee. Have you guys had problems at coffee shops? Do you think this cleaning practice is sufficient? Thanks
  11. I followed the Trader Joe's gluten free list today. They said that all of their hummuses were gluten free except for the white bean ones, so I bought one that said it was made on shared equipment with wheat because the manager told me that they clean the equipment in between products. I am not sure, but I think I got glutened anyway. My friend who works there said gluten free people follow this list all the time and never come back and complain, in attempt to get me to buy these shared equipment products. I wish I knew if my symptoms (very mild) are psychosomatic. Have any of you bought their products off the gluten free list that say they were made on shared lines (that do not add that they use good manufacturing practices to segregate ingredients)? Did you have a reaction? Thanks
  12. Coffee

    I emailed Einstein Brothers and Intelligentsia (got some free bags of coffee from them), explained what gluten was, that I was allergic to it (people pay attention to allergies), and that I could have nothing that contained or even touched gluten. Both places verified that their coffee was gluten free. Is this a sufficient amount of information to safely go off of? Would you believe them? Do you always believe someone who says their products are gluten free? I just want to know because I have heard of people reacting to suppposedly safe foods. I have silent symptoms so I could hurt myself and never be the wiser.
  13. Coffee

    Thanks. I will do some contacting.
  14. What gluten ingredients should I be looking for that are most commonly added to these toiletries? My naturopath told me that most toiletries are NOT gluten free! I do not have DH, but am trying to be as cautious as I can in order to see if it improves my health. Any good gluten free brands out there? Cheap stuff is what I normally go for, but if this must change, than that is what I will do. Thanks in advance
  15. Does anyone know of any brands of coffee that are gluten free (I especially love vanilla, hazlenut and irish creme)? I love my coffee and cannot give it up. Thanks