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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. Gluten Free Disney

    If you have made reservations for dining on Disney property you can make a note on your reservation(s) regarding your allergy...Disney has gluten-free breads, pasta, desserts, snacks! I find it easier to eat at the "sit down" locations but I have additional allergies besides gluten. Go to Disney's web site http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/guest-services/special-dietary-requests/ It should help put your mind at easy. At Disney you can start making dining reservations about 180 days in advance. You can make them over the phone or via the internet. Hope it helps! Char
  2. Thank you for your interest in M.A.C. For the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have cross-sensitivities, M.A.C takes the extra precaution of including soy, corn and rice in our research in addition to wheat, oat, barley and rye derivatives. In addressing your concern about gluten, we would like to explain that a vast number of raw materials from many different suppliers and sources are used in the manufacture of Estee Lauder Companies' products. It is therefore not possible for us to fully guarantee that our products are completely free of ingredients that may elicit an allergic response in highly sensitive individuals who react to gluten. For example, it is possible that small amounts of a wheat sourced ingredient may remain on shared manufacturing equipment even after a thorough cleaning. We therefore recommend that you discuss this with your physician, because consumer safety is of utmost concern to us. Provided below are the results of your gluten ingredient inquiry per our chemist. I trust they will answer your question; however please do not hesitate to contact us directly at 1-800-588-0070 between 9 AM and 5 PM EST if you should require any additional information. Pro Longwear SPF 10 Foundation - formulated with ingredients derived from Soy. Select Sheer Loose Powder - contains soy and corn derivatives. Powder blush - Contains ingredients derived from corn and soy. Eye shadow matte - Ingredients derived from soy. Eye shadow satin - Ingredients derived from corn, soy, heat, and barley. Penultimate Eye Liner May contain ingredients derived from various grains, soy and corn. Lipstick (Sheen Supreme) contains ingredients derived from soy and corn. I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your question, and sincerely hope I was able to be of assistance. You are valued as our consumer and I hope you will continue to use and enjoy our products with confidence and satisfaction.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /> Sincerely, Response Representative
  3. Can We Talk About Poop For A Minute?

    Ask your doctor about Amitesa (sp) I have a twisted colon and my doctor put me on them to help! Keep "dairy" low in your diet can be helpful what everyone is saying is all true the great difficulty is finding out how to balance out your system. Is it wrong to say that this forum made my day. Love the title.
  4. Gluten-Free Pie Crusts

    Here are a few recipes for crust that aren't your typical "pie" crusts. I've made a version of these with a coconut-pumpkin pie using agava inplace of sugar..it was wonderful.. _________________________ Almond Macaroon Crust 1 cup ground almond meal (processed almonds) 3/4 cup light brown or cane sugar 1 medium organic free-range egg, beaten 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt A dash of spice - cinnamon or nutmeg Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Grease and gluten-free-flour a 9-inch glass pie plate; or use a greased and gluten-free-floured tart pan. In a mixing bowl, mix together the ground almonds, sugar, egg, extract, salt & spice. Spread the almond mixture into the pie plate and press lightly (with moist fingertips) to form a crust. Bake the crust for 10 minutes, check to see the shape of it, and using a silicone or vinyl spatula, lightly press down any high puffy areas; resume baking for another 2 to 5 minutes, until the crust is firm. Place on a wire rack and again press down the shape to flatten, if needed. Cool before filling. The crust will get crisper as it cools. ____________________________ Quick & Easy Almond Pie Crust For one 9-inch tart pan: 1 cup almond meal (processed almonds - pecans also work well) 1/4 cup powdered sugar 2 tablespoons chilled butter or vegan margarine 1 1/2 tablespoons of cream or non-dairy cream In a food processor, blend all ingredients until dough clumps together. Chill 15 minutes. Roll out the dough on wax paper dusted with either cornstarch or tapioca flour. Transfer to a 9-inch tart pan and press in lightly. Chill again till firm, and fill. Bake as directed in your pie recipe; keeping an eye on the edges of the crust. If it starts to brown too quickly, cover the edges with strips of foil. Also make sure your oven rack is in the center of the oven, and not close to the top. Karina's Note:
  5. Urbanspoon is a wonderful sight you can pick a state/city and choose Gluten Free in Special Features. There are plenty of "chain" restaurants that offer gluten-free menus you shouldn't have too much trouble.
  6. Sos--Need Travel Ideas!

    You could do a land and sea package at Walt Disney World. Disney is very good at accommodating all allergies.
  7. I just heard Butter Beer is gluten-free, however if you are lactose intolerant the "foam" on top has lactose in it. Char
  8. Little Problem At Miami

    In Florida there are plenty of "chains" that offer Gluten Free foods. You can also ask to see the "Chef" or Manager at any restaurant when ordering your meal so that you can be sure the foods are Gluten Free. Also ask at the hotel or go online to the Whole Foods website and see if there is a store near you. We have 2 here in Orlando and they offer plenty of gluten-free options. You can also go to Gluten Free Mall and see if you can order some items over night to the hotel for your mother. Char
  9. Have you tried Joelle? They have a nice hair conditioner and foundation. http://www.mymineralglitters.com/joellecosmetics.html It is suppose to be one of the best gluten-free cosmetic companies around. So far I am very happy with the items I have purchased. I don't use the entire line. I also go to Sephora's and have had success finding products from them. You can email them and they will send you a full list of items. Some companies you have to write and list which items you are interested in. They won't/can't send you the entire product list. I have quite a list going, I have kept a copy of each one I've been sent so that I can refresh my memory from time to time. Char http://www.sephora.com/
  10. Good Question! Butter Beer is non-alcoholic which is a bonus and it comes 2 ways frozen and non. I know that pumpkin juice tastes good. (I haven't yet drank a whole one only sips) The ingredients are: water, apple juice concentrate, pumpkin puree, apricot puree, sugar, natural and artificial flavors, citric acid, acesulfame potassium, sodium benzoate. Have you sent an them an email. All theme parks have an email "contact" us on their websites. They are typically very good about getting back to individuals in a timely fashion regarding their questions. Keep us posted if you hear anything. Char
  11. Casein Intolerance Or Glutening?

    If you decide to "remove" casin you might want to go so far as remove lactose. I went lactose free and have been feeling so much better. There are tons of choices on the market. I like Turtle Bay products...the coconut milk ones not the soy (I am allergic to soy). I am by no means a doctor and stress that you should talk to your doctor and express your concerns. There are tons of "elimination" diets on the market and with his approval and monitoring it might help to try one of these. Your menu lists a lot of "dairy" and processed meats. Lunch meat can have Gluten in it. I try to avoid it as much as possible. Good Luck
  12. Going gluten-free is amazing. Discovering that the "test" don't support what you are experiencing is heart breaking. I wish you continued success in your search for the "healthy you". Don't stop asking, looking and talking to Doctors. If you are not being heard remember they are there to be of service to you. Go some where else. There are numerous specialist who maybe able to help you. Good Luck
  13. Walt Disney World Resort

    If you want to dine on property don't let you "dietary" needs keep you from doing so, when you call the reservation center just let them know your restrictions and they will note them on the reservations. You can also visit Disney.com and send an email. They will help you link up your needs with any reservations and get you in touch with the Dietary Team. If you want to go grocery shopping you will have some choices. Just up the road off of I4 at the Sandlake exit there is a Whole Foods and a Walmart. There is also a Publix just a few stop lights up from these 2 on Sandlake (going toward Dr. Philips). Down by Cross Roads (535 I believe) you will find a Goodings and a Winn Dixie or Albertson's. I don't shop in Goodings much but I know that Publix offers a fairly decent selection of gluten-free items in the Greenwise section. Let me know if this helps or if you need more.
  14. Walt Disney World Resort

    I live in the area and can tell you Disney offers a wide selection of gluten-free products at the restaurants. If you make any reservations just let them know your dietary needs and requirements: you can also go to the Disney Web site and send in an email they will forward you some information about dietary restrictions. If you want to "shop" so that you can cook. There a several "grocery" stores in the immediate area; Whole Foods on Turkey Lake/Sand Lake Rd., a Walmart right across the street; Publix, Goodings, and Winn Dixie (or is it Albertsons) it is right there in the Cross Roads area. I hope that this is helpful.
  15. Celiac-Friendly Summer Camps

    That is so very cool. Thank you for sharing.