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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. Vegan Celiacs?

    Hey Everyone - I went to a Naturopath a few weeks ago b/c I've been gluten-free for 2 1/2 years, but still accidentally get gluten & get sick all the time! She recommended I omit meat & dairy from my diet (in addition to a lot of other things, including a detox & adding many herbal supplements). I had considered being a vegetarian (but still eating eggs & dairy) for many years, but after I was diagnosed w/ Celiac I abandoned that idea b/c I was already so restricted by omitting gluten. Well, I lasted for 8 days with no meat, dairy, or gluten. I felt good. Nothing miraculous like a massive amount of energy or anything (although I didn't crave sweets AT ALL). But, due to scheduling & food options when I was out of the house, I got a salad at BK w/ cheese on it & grilled chicken. I had a little bit of gastrointestinal problems the next morning, but not too bad. Then, at my husband's office party 2 days later, I had a little grilled fish with several vegetable side dishes & rice. The next day I had some of my usual gluten symptoms (feeling like I need to "go", but being "stopped up". Also - my husband told me I had "sick" breath - a symptom he noticed last time I had a gluten attack). So.... I probably got trace gluten at his party. Or possibly the meat, or added dairy ingredients in the food didn't sit well with me. A friend of mine who is a vegan, read the book you mentioned - The China Study. That is why she is a vegan now. She's been very supportive of me switching over, but knows I have a lot of challenges b/c of the Celiac. If anyone wants to keep in touch & communicate about Celiac & Vegetarianism, I'd love to! I need all the support I can get. I'm so tired of being sick all the time. If you want to contact me directly - defuji@earthlink.net. Thanks! ~ Erin
  2. I'm A positive. I recently got the Blood type book (only skimmed it so far - but I remember it saying to avoid wheat gluten for A's). I will have to read the bood for real now!
  3. Olive Garden

    I recently went to an Olive Garden w/ a Ladies group & spoke with the chef - there were only 2 items I thought might be ok, but after speaking with the chef, I found out they DO have flour in them. One was a shish-kabob dish & I can't remember the other. But ALL of their sauces have flour in them. The side order that comes with the shish-kabob is a side of potatoes, which seems like it'd be o.k., but the chef told me even they are dusted in flour. Since it is a chain restaurant, there's not much the chef can do to change the recipes. I'm not sure about the salad dressing.