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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. Jury Duty With Gluten Intolerance

    I think I would speak to my doctor too, if I were ever called for jury duty. Most of my bathroom issues occur in the morning, and many times even when I haven't eaten anything with gluten lately I still have issues and I think it's nerves. I do tend to get nervous if I'm in a situation where no bathroom is available if I need it and I don't think that helps. I'm afraid I would be sitting on the jury and worrying about needing to use a bathroom, and not paying attention to what I'm supposed to be paying attention to.
  2. Has anyone here with either Celiac's or gluten intolerance had to serve on a jury? I am gluten intolerant and am able to do pretty well in avoiding gluten, and the problems that go along with it. But occasionally I will eat something that causes me to "spend time in the bathroom" and I just wonder what happens if someone has those issues while serving on a jury. My husband received a jury notice today and it made me think, what would I do if I received one? What happens if you're in the court room and "need to go now?" Do you get a "free pass" to use the restroom any time you need to? If I have to go I wouldn't be able to wait for a scheduled break. I just wondered how others handle this.
  3. I love Quaker caramel rice snack cakes, and the chocolate ones, and the apple cinnamon ones as well. They don't say "gluten free" on the front of the bag, but there are no wheat ingredients listed and for allergens it just says milk and soy. I don't have problems eating them, and since I'm counting calories they are a great afternoon snack food.
  4. I would love to order gluten-free products on-line. I went to Udi's and had 4 items in my "cart" for a total of about $25. They wanted $25 for shipping! Ouch! I'm not paying that much. I would like to order from another source, but so many of their items you have to buy 6. I don't want 6 packages of Udi bread, or muffins, or whatever. I don't have the freezer space for so many items. We don't have a Whole Foods near us either.
  5. I bought a 4-pack of Udi's Gluten Free Blueberry Muffins yesterday. I left one out to thaw, and froze the other 3. I ate it this morning for breakfast. Oh, my goodness, was it delicious!! Heavenly!! Can't have them too often, since I'm counting calories but for an occasional treat they are wonderful! Anyone else like them? I sure wish Udi's shipping costs weren't so high, I would order from them! I think they have lemon muffins too, would love to try those!
  6. Udi's Update

    I had my credit card out and was all set to order a few things from their web site (loaf of whole grain bread, package of 2 pizza crusts, package of cinnamon rolls, package of bagels and a package of one of their granolas. But then I saw the shipping charge. Over $25 for 5 items. I know it's 2-night air delivery but I just can't spend that much on shipping. The only Udi item I've been able to find in any grocery store is the white sandwich bread and I love it and would like to try other things they make too. Our local health food store doesn't sell any Udi items. Very disappointing.
  7. Does The Craziness Go Away?

    I have had the brain fogginess, forgetfulness, etc. and just thought it was menopause. But after seeing what so many others are going through, now I wonder if it's the gluten. I am gluten intolerant, do not have Celiac's. I try to stick to the gluten-free diet, but sometimes I still crave things I'm not supposed to have and I occasionally give in to those cravings (like an occasional Big Mac, or Texas toast with my scrambled eggs, a piece of birthday cake, etc.) even though I shouldn't. But learning from this thread, maybe I'll be able to resist the cravings better.
  8. My Little Curiosity Poll

    I voted G.I. issues. If I stick to my gluten-free diet religiously then I'm fine, but if I give in to a craving and have something with gluten then I pretty much just stay home the next day (at least the morning/early afternoon) because of "bathroom issues." It's interesting to see what others are saying. I have been thinking my foggy brain and forgetfulness was because of menopause, but maybe not???
  9. I guess I just expected the gluten-free bread dough to form a well-kneaded ball like regular bread does. Shows you how much I know about gluten-free bread making and baking, ha ha! I knew it didn't have to rise, because of the gluten-free setting on the machine, but I just expected the bread to be smooth and uniform. I'm glad to hear others say it was the potato flour that caused the flopped bread. I will try again with the starch instead.
  10. Thanks for the quick reply. I will try it with potato starch and see how it goes.
  11. Store-Bought Bread?

    Another vote for Udi's. I bought some kind of tapioca bread at the health food store when I first went gluten-free and it was horrible. I made a sandwich and could not even choke down half of it. Threw the whole loaf away. Then I bought a loaf of gluten-free bread at Meijer, I think it was made by a company called Scharr's, if I remember right. It's okay, but the slices are so teeny-tiny. I only used it for toast. Had a hard time finding Udi's, finally found it at Meijer. I let a couple slices thaw and made a bologna/mustard sandwich (something I'd been craving for months!) and it was delicious!! I made a grilled cheese the next day, but didn't care for how the bread soaked up the melted cheese. The next time I make a grilled cheese sandwich with the bread I think I will grill the insides of the bread first, then put the cheese on and grill the outsides of the bread and see if it makes a difference. Next time I go to Meijer I'm going to look for the Udi bagels, I'd love to try those too.
  12. I recently bought a Breadman bread machine after doing some research. Yesterday I went to the local health food store and bought the different flours, xanthan gum, etc. that I needed. I was so excited to bake my first loaf of gluten-free bread this morning. I carefully followed the directions, and double-checked my amounts, etc. It was awful!! It was way too dry and would not even form a ball. My husband decided to add a bit of warm water, it didn't help. It baked, the edges touching the pan were nice and brown but the middle was a heavy, doughy mess. The ONLY thing I can think of that might have went wrong was the recipe (in the booklet that came with the machine) stated "potato starch flour" and the woman at the health food store said she'd never heard of that, only potato starch OR potato flour. I bought potato flour, maybe THAT was the problem. So, I'll head back to the store tomorrow and buy potato starch and give it another try. It was so disappointing to have it turn out bad though. Hopefully I'll have better luck next time.
  13. Super Moist Corn Bread

    I love cornbread, but stay away from it in restaurants because I don't know if it has wheat in it. This looks like a great and simple recipe, I'm going to try it this week!!
  14. I miss bread so much since I have been gluten free. I've tried a few loaves from the store and really have not found one that I just love, and I hate paying the price for them too. So I'm thinking of getting a bread machine and making my own. Does anyone else do this? What kind of machine do you have? Do you buy mixes or make your own bread mix from scratch? I am looking at the Breadman TR875 model, as it has a "gluten free" feature. Can anyone explain that to me?
  15. Olive Garden

    My husband likes the Olive Garden for their pasta varieties, but why can't they have a few gluten free pasta choices for those of us who are gluten intolerant, have celiac's, etc.? There are so many great rice pastas, it would be nice if they would broaden their gluten free menu a little bit.