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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. Building A Gluten Tolerance

    I'm wondering how we know this. What studies prove it? I've posted this question several times before and never gotten the answer. Please note that I am not disputing that celiac is a lifelong disease, just wondering about research that steered the medical community away from the belief that gluten tolerance could be regained.
  2. Dating And Celiac

    The estimated rate is 1 in 133, but only a fraction of them are diagnosed.
  3. Here is an article about a woman who apparently went into remission after 10 years on gluten-free diet. I haven't seen any followup to this. Given that it used to be thought that children outgrew celiac disease, I'd like to know what research was done to show that it is a lifelong disease and when was it done. 1970s? 80s? Sarah
  4. Potential Cure Getting Closer?

    Researchers seem to think that a celiac's fondest wish is to be able to eat gluten again. That's true for some of us, but I think a lot of us would just like to eat gluten free more easily, conveniently, cheaply. Right now the variety and availability of gluten free foods is increasing in grocery stores and restaurants. I wonder if that trend will reverse if a "cure" comes on the market. That would suck.
  5. Josh, Bottom line is, on this forum, if you admit to biting off the corner of a saltine cracker you'll get the cancer lecture. If you accidentally get glutened at a restaurant, you'll get lots and lots of {{{{{HUGS}}}}}
  6. Yeah, the fragrance addicts who can't pry themselves away from the curtains or the couch or whatever has been sprayed. I call them "the huffers."
  7. I call this "the stench of the well-groomed" I call this "the vapor trail" One thing I really hate is how Sunday night is laundry night in my neighborhood, and all the dryers are venting dryer sheet stench simultaneously. The entire neighborhood is under a miasma of "mountain breeze" and I can't go walking without getting a headache and sore throat. Why can't clothes just smell like clothes?
  8. What will be the effect of this pill on the burgeoning gluten free food market? I am concerned that the development of a pharmaceutical therapy for celiac disease will result in the availability of fewer rather than more gluten free options.
  9. I love how these parents are so concerned about their children's diet/health and then they take them to McDonald's.
  10. Restaurant Frustration

    I don't understand the sense of entitlement about eating in restaurants. It's a place of business, not a public park. If you think it's unfair to be barred from bringing your own food in, is the "No shirt, no shoes, no service" policy out of line? I also don't understand why anyone would threaten restaurant personnel with legal action or projectile vomiting when you eat restaurant-prepared food at your own risk.
  11. Has anyone seen a followup to this article on celiac.com in Feb 2006 about the woman who went back to normal diet after 10 years gluten free? The abstract has results for 15-month followup, but I wonder what the longer term health results have been. Sarah
  12. Article on cnn.com entitled The best new pain cures, with a focus on women specifically mentions gluten sensitivity as culprit in digestive symptoms.
  13. You're Telling Me This Because.....

    For the most part I do. I was one of those people who had a lot of anger about the disease and I've made a lot of progress with my rage issues. I'm to the point now where I don't even really listen when people start telling about all their restaurant experiences or the dessert they had. I just roll my inner eye and think "all eating out, all the time." But somehow this really flipped my switch this morning and I don't know why. It's not like she doesn't have diarrhea. and sometimes vomiting, most of the time after she eats (hello!!!! classic symptom, chica), but she's one of those who would rather have it squirting out of both ends after a trip to Olive Garden than deal with the gluten-free diet. I know I'm better off physically than she is and I take solace in that. But man, when you find that revelatory life-changing bread, keep it to yourself.
  14. So my best friend calls me this morning and the first thing she says is "I've never cared for oatmeal. But I picked up a loaf of oatmeal bread and I don't think I've ever had anything as good." Well, I'm happy for you. But why don't you share that with someone who can delight with you in the joys of soft, delicious, store-bought bread? You can gorge yourselves silly and then you can both weigh 300 pounds.
  15. If you worry about the ocean, then you can worry about municipal water supply as well. I think either is too paranoid. Don't make yourself crazy.