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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. Psawyer, so would that mean that, based on the ingredients above, the salad would contain no glutenous ingredients, although it didn't bee the standard TJ's seal?
  2. Hey all, Thinking about how most trader joes salads are not gluten free, but looking at the ingredients on many of them (minus the dressing), they appear to be gluten free. For example, the chicken citrus salad without dressing has: Grilled Chicken Breast (Boneless, skinless chicken breast with rib meat, water, Canola oil, modified potato starch, salt, sugar, granulated garlic, lemon juice concentrate, black pepper), Napa Cabbage, Green Papaya, Carrots, Daikon Radish, Lime Wedge, Green Onion, Red Cabbage and Cilantro. Would it be safe to put my own gluten free dressing on that? All those above ingredients look safe except the modified potato starch, though they do not specify it is made with wheat, so I'm assuming thats safe. Thanks all!
  3. I'm meeting a large group of friends at a pub on thursday. I don't drink, but I do want to contribute my bit to the check. I called and asked if they had gluten free options, and they said no. My question is, because I am gluten sensitive, not celiac, and am usually ok with cross contamination as long as I don't physically ingest it, could I ask for, say, a Spinach Salad with a hard boiled egg, hold the dressing and I'll bring my own? Is that ok?
  4. Does anyone know if Glenny's has reformulated their soy crisps recently? Ever since my local deli got a new shipment, the texture is different (crumblier/gluten-y?) and my stomach has been hurting, but that might just be my mind playing tricks on me. Has anyone else noticed something similar? Tried contacting Glenny's, but they never got back to me.
  5. Does anyone know if the otiginal beef steak flavor is gluten free?
  6. So I just started on the Gluten-Free diet, and I bought, a couple of days ago, two packages from one stop naturals(Macro Vegetarian brand) at Fairway in NYC. They are both listed as wheat free, but I am concerned about gluten in general, even though the ingredients list is seemingly ok: Seaweed Salad: Wakame Seaweed Organic Carrot Organic Garlic Organic Green Onion Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Organic Agave Syrup Organic Tamari (Water Organic Soy Beans Salt) Hot pepper Sesame Oil. Yuba Pocket: Organic Cabbage Organic Brown Rice organic Millet Filtered Water Organic Parsley Organic Carrot Organic Onion Shiitake Mushroom Yuba (Soy Bean Water) Sea Salt Spices Expelled-Pressed Canola Oil. They are gonna go bad soon and they were $$$$$. Can I eat em?
  7. Hey There- So I started my Gluten-Free diet today. I bought a yuba pocket (I love them) at Fairway in NYC. It says its wheat free, but I went item by item through the ingredient list and it seemed to be safe: Organic Cabbage Organic Brown Rice organic Millet Filtered Water Organic Parsley Organic Carrot Organic Onion Shiitake Mushroom Yuba (Soy Bean Water) Sea Salt Spices Expelled-Pressed Canola Oil. Am I safe to eat this?
  8. Are there any blood tests that would show non celiac gluten sensitivity?
  9. Thanks so much! Load off my mind. I run about 50 miles a week. I am currently undiagnosed with Celiac. I am strongly genetically positive (DQ2 and DQ8), even though no one in my family is diagnosed, but all serologic markers ( all IGA's, DGP's, and TtG's and EMA) were strongly, strongly negative as of last month. I am a 23 year old male with a history of low body weight (5'10, 125) in spite of high (3000+ per day) caloric intake, and occasional headaches and gastric issues, and early childhood cancer (thyroid, which I forgot to mention in the last post) but other than that I feel great. I had a negative biopsy 2 years ago, and the GI would still like to run a Capsule endoscopy, which will happen this week or early next. I am aware that thyroid cancer is correlated with celiac, so even though the immediate response is serology and (2 year old) biopsy negative, no celiac, I feel the need to really push to figure this out.
  10. But why would the HDL be so high?
  11. Hey guys- I posted my story in a thread below. Long story short, I think I might have Celiac. I had my doc run my cholesterol check (being 23, he never ran it before) the results came back WEIRD and I'm scared.... HDL was 81 LDL was 41 VLDL was 11 Total cholesterol 133 Any idea what this could be?
  12. Thanks. I am gonna wait to start the diet, only because I'd like to have a biopsy in Feb, so I'm actually gonna eat more gluten then I ever have in my life. That way, if I've got it. The biopsy will definitely show it, right? I think for the sake of my family and my doctors not thinking gluten-free is a weight loss tactic (they really think I just don't eat), I'd like to have a positive test result I can stick in their faces. Doug
  13. Hey Guys! I am a 23 year old male with a history of low body weight (presently 5'10, 125 lbs.) although I eat a lot. I am also extraordinarily active (run 5 miles a day), although I get headaches and stomach upsets sometimes, but I feel well enough that activity remains uninterrupted. I am, and have been eating TONS of gluten. Doctors say I just don't eat enough. FALSE. I eat 3,000 calories a day on average but my weight has been bugging me recently so I ordered my own labs through PrivateMDLABS. I have an appointment at the Celiac Center in NYC February 15th, but I ordered some labs and would like help interpreting. The antibody tests were all strongly negative, but the genetic tests look strongly correlated as positive with Celiac: 1) Deamidated Gliadin Antibodies, IGA: 3 (reference range 0-19); Negative is 0-19; Positive is 20-30; Strong positive >30 2) Deamidated Gliadin Antibodies, IgG: 3 (reference range 0-19); Negative is 0-19; Positive is 20-30; Strong Positive >30 3) Ttg-IgA: <2 (Negative 0-3; Weak positive 4-10; positive >10) 4) Ttg-IgG: <2 (Negative 0-5; Weak positive 6-9; positive >9) 5) Endomysial Antibody IgA: NEGATIVE 6) Immunoglobulin A, Qn, Serum: 247 (70-400) The Genetic tests (this is what scares me): DQ2: (DQA1 0501/0505, DQBI, 02XX) POSITIVE DQ8: (DQA1 03XX, DQB1 0302) POSITIVE Final results: DQA1*0301, 0501 DQB1*0201, 0302 Please help! Thanks! Doug
  14. Hey all-- the report from the biopsy report says, quote: "Received in formalin, labeled "biopsy duodenum" are three (3) irregular fragments of soft, tan, mucosal tissue averaging 0.3 cm, in maximum dimension which are submitted in toto. 1/3 bm/ab. Small Bowel- duodenum-BIOPSY Negative small intestinal mucosa." That puts me at ease that I haven't been murdering my own body with what I eat, since my guess is I don't have it. I will have the blood test and then let it go, the anxiety will be too much for me. LOL.
  15. Hi Everyone, I'm a 22 year old male with a history of thyroid cancer. So for the past few years, I've been having fatigue issues, along with gastrointestinal symptoms....I've also had a skin rash that looks to me like herpetiforms, and I have a diagnosed thyroid disorder that is well under control. Recently, I've become aware of Celiac disease, and called my doctor, and he informed that when I had an endoscopy a few months ago, they took a piece of my intestine to biopsy for celiac sprue, which came back negative. I asked him to fax it to me, and sure enough, they did and its negative. My question is, could the biopsy be wrong? Or could I not have been consuming enough gluten in the days before for it to show? Thanks so much. Doug