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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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  1. Yes they are talking about stuff like lunch meat as one issue. Then red meat/beef as a second issue. The article doesn't say anything about chicken, etc. And it is more of a compilation of info from studies. Sometimes a study that finds that people in a country that eat a lot of beef get more of X cancer - it doesn't always take into account that maybe they aren't eating enough veggies or eating more ketchup...just as an example. and maybe the copious amounts of ketchup is the real issue?
  2. We will just see if that was enough time to raise your antibodies. They usually recommend 3 months for blood work at the U of Chicago. Because Celiac is an autoimmune & genetic disease, it would be good to know.
  3. So.... you had the blood test but you are gluten free? Or you ate gluten for a month? The blood test requires you to eat gluten for an extended period of time to work.
  4. I am not sure where you got your statistics? It seems a bit misleading. Of course, if many people are tested, not all of them have Celiac. For example, my non-symptomatic kids get tested every few years and it is always negative. I think the statistics to check are the tests accuracy. The current blood tests are quite accurate. People with DH don't always have enough antibodies in the bloods to test positive (another statistic you could look up). But all the doctor has to do is properly test the DH rash to confirm Celiac.
  5. http://www.cureceliacdisease.org/faq/what-ingredients-should-i-avoid-in-cosmetic-products/ "Gluten is only toxic to celiac patients and patients with dermatitis herpetiformis (DH) if ingested. Because gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin, the use of cosmetic and shampoos containing gluten has not been shown to be detrimental to patients with celiac disease or DH. However, we do recommend gluten-free lip products, hand lotions and other products that may end up near the mouth. "
  6. I worry about shampoo....if it has actual "wheat germ " listed. I do tend to get it in my mouth. Unfortunately, some people don't under stand the way skin works. IF everything could enter thru our skin, why have skin? There are a few things that actually can get through all the layers of skin, but not many. The medical patches are specially designed to be small enough and have a substance that will go through the skin. Gluten is not small enough to pass thru. Some people argue that - lotion gets "absorbed". Well, it does..... sort of. It gets absorbed through a dead layer of skin to help it seem smoother. softer, etc. But it isn't getting into your blood stream. For a Celiac, the reaction that makes the antibodies, happens in the small intestine.
  7. I use Neutrogena and the Equate Walmart kind. No gluten ingredients. Celiacs don't need to worry about things they don't eat having gluten.
  8. There is a lot of Celiac research done by Researchers from India. The latest national Celiac symposium was in India. Maybe if you look at the site , you can find which hospitals have Celiac programs. Check their websites or call for info? http://www.icds2017india.com/
  9. Even if the animal ate gluten, the meat is still gluten free. if it's just meat, it's gluten free.
  10. There likely was no gluten in the snocone. But you might want to figure outj why she is NCGI. Maybe it's FODMAPS? Wheat is a high FODMAP food, but I think the snow cone is, too. You don't store gluten, so you aren't cleansing yourself of it. Healing from Celiac damage does take time. Depending on why you think she is NCGI, she may not need much time to heal. It may just be a matter of getting her GI system regulated and working with the new normal diet
  11. I agree with what Peter said. Also, because he doesn't actually have Celiac, you may not need to be as extremely careful as a Celiac. That will make life much easier, especially when eating out or at parties, etc.
  12. Actually, there are Celiac centers, such as the Univ of Chicago, that research DH. I think something recent came out about idodine and dh. Let me look. Of course, none of this will work if you aren't 100% gluten free. here you go - https://celiac.org/blog/2015/10/dermatitis-herpetiformis-and-iodine-exposure/ I am guessing that there are more poeple with dH than 1 in 2000.
  13. Gluten Free Watchdog, LLC 58 mins · Urgent product alert: Mama Mary's Gluten-Free Pizza Crusts. Labeled gluten-free with the GFCO logo. Ingredients list includes wheat flour as the first ingredient. GFCO has been contacted and is on top of the situation. They are checking to see if this is a packaging error (meaning the wrong back packaging--ingredients list--was attached to the gluten-free pizza crust). Additional information will be posted as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you have this product in your pantry, check the ingredients list. This is what the product looks like http://www.mamamarys.com/produc…/7-gluten-free-pizza-crusts/ 7″ Gluten Free Pizza Crusts | Mama Mary's Ready Made Pizza Crusts | Pre-Made Pizza Crusts | Homemade Dough Gluten free flour mix (rice flour, rice starch, potato… MAMAMARYS.COM
  14. Exactly! It talks about moderation in meat consumption. It never says we all need to go vegan.