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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. What Is The Point Of Diagnosis?

    I'm going to have to disagree with you on most points of your post. Living gluten free isn't THAT hard. It is if you don't take the time to learn and research and read. There are many websites, books, and support groups that give you the information you need. Eating out does pose a challenge, but that's because of the unknown factor that restaurant kitchens have. The people working there probably have no idea what gluten is, nevermind about cross contamination. It sucks for those who have to be gluten free, but if the option is getting sick or eating at home, I know which I would choose. You seem to give off an air that being gluten free should only be for people that have been officially diagnosed. Well, some people cannot afford the medical tests necessary for it. Most people have insurance deductables or heck, some may not insurance at all. And a biopsy isn't cheap. Nor is it necessary. If people can eat gluten free and feel better, who is to say they need some piece of paper to tell them not to eat it. It's not like a disease where there is a cure or a medical treatment. It's food! My brother has lactose intollerance. Did he go to a Dr. for a diagnosis? No he quit eating dairy! Problem solved! I don't think telling people to try eating gluten-free is doing a disservice at all. It might make them feel better. And, I don't know about you, but I HAVE read Elizabeth Hasselbeck's book. It was the first one on celiac disease I read several months ago, and I've read many more since. She explained how she figured out she has celiac disease and she also has a Dr. that is the leading resource of research and diagnosis on celiac disease write the foreword. Not to mention the fact that she recommends people asking their Dr. to be tested. So I'm not entirely sure why you would be against her book. If anything, she has made celiac disease become a more known topic. Her book has put celiac disease on a more public level that people are responding to and can relate to.