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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. Blood Tests For Celiac

    Thanks JessicaNYC, Kim69 and jdrexler for your replies. I'll speak to my doctor about doing the tests again in my next appointment. I also want to know how I've been doing - I'm 99.9% gluten free and I keep wondering if that 0.1% (possible cross contamination) is going to show in the tests or not. I'm lucky that I don't get any symptoms if I've accidently consumed a crumb of gluten, but the downside is that I don't know when there's cross contamination and how much more careful I have to be!
  2. Hi How many of you have gotten the celiac blood tests done again after being gluten free for 6 months (or a year)? My doctor hasn't said anything on this, but I've noticed that some of the forum members have done the tests again. So I'm wondering if it's necessary? Thanks!
  3. Finally Gaining Some Weight :)

    LOL.... I wish! Will look into Greek yoghurt... hope it tastes as good as it sounds! Back to my original question - how to avoid the belly fat? Is eating more protein and less carbs the best way? Thanks!
  4. Finally Gaining Some Weight :)

    Hi GlutenGladi8or You're right regarding protein - I've got more carbs and less protein in my diet. This is the current diet I'm on: Morning: 7 peeled almonds, 1 dried apricot, 10 black currants (all soaked in water) Breakfast: Two dosas (pancake made from rice flour and ground lentil) with a bowl of low-fat yoghurt. Snack in the middle: Bowl of fruit with 5 walnut halves Lunch: 3 Rotis (Indian bread) made from amaranth flour with a bowl of cooked vegetables (different ones everyday), sometimes cooked lentils as well. Also some salad (which includes sprouted mung at least 4 times a week) and low-fat yoghurt again. Evening snack: 1 banana + another fruit (half an apple or any other seasonal fruit) followed by some cashew nuts ALso, eat sunflower seeds, maybe a slice of gluten free bread with some low-fat cheese or hummous (probably twice a week). Dinner: Brown or white rice with lentils or vegetables. Followed by another bowl of low-fat yoghurt. You can see I love my yoghurt!! I have low-fat milk at nights four times a week. Occassionally eat dark chocolate (a small square thrice a week) and ice cream (thrice a month). I eat gluten free pizza and pasta couple of times a month. All the nuts and seeds I eat are unsalted. I'm not too fond of tofu!! But yes, it is a good source of protein.... need to figure out a tasty receipe for it! What's the difference between greek yoghurt and regular yoghurt? Thanks!
  5. Finally Gaining Some Weight :)

    Hi GlutenGladi8or My stats: Female Age: 33 Height: 5 feet, 2.5 inches Weight: 99 pounds (was 90.2 pounds when I was diagnosed with celiac 8 months back) Thanks!
  6. Hi I've been gluten free for 8 months now. Finally started gaining weight around 4 months back, which is great considering I haven't been increasing my calorie intake that much. The problem is that I'm putting on weight on my stomach. So I'm thin all over with a bump on my belly - doesn't look too nice! I've read that we can't control where we put weight (being apple or pear shape is in our genes)or even spot reduce. I still need to put on 7-8 pounds more, but not on my belly! My exercise routine includes brisk walking twice a week and a bit of weights and yoga/stretches 3 times a week. My diet is healthy as well with loads of vegetables, fruit, nuts, rice, yoghurt, milk (every alternative day) and gluten free flour (I'm vegetarian). Do I need to cut down on carbs to avoid belly fat?? Looking forward to receiving your suggestions. Thanks!
  7. Is MSG Safe?

    Thank you all for your replies! I remember reading on the list of safe ingredients on celiac.com that MSG made in USA is safe, and MSG made in other countries may not be gluten free.
  8. Hi I'm still confused whether MSG contains gluten or not - haven't eaten it since I was diagnosed with celiac. I've been reading conflicting reports everywhere. I know MSG is anyways not good for health and hence, never use it. But I'd still like to know if it's safe for celiacs (so that I can safely eat Chinese food if I don't get anything else to eat when I'm out)! Thanks!
  9. Substitute For Self Raising Flour

    Thanks Takala and detritus!
  10. Substitute For Self Raising Flour

    Thanks sa1937! Can I use guar gum instead of xanthan gum? Also, apart from these two gums, is there any other ingredient that can be used?
  11. Substitute For Self Raising Flour

    Finally managed to get gluten free all purpose flour. But the pack says to add xanthan gum... I'm not sure if I need to add this? I just thought substituting the self-raising flour with gluten-free flour (plus adding extra baking powder) would be fine to bake a cake? Thanks!
  12. Substitute For Self Raising Flour

    Thanks lamegirl, duncan'smom and THernandez. I guess I'll have try which combination works best.
  13. Substitute For Self Raising Flour

    Thank you David. I don't get gluten free all purpose flour here in Dubai. I guess I'll need to combine some other flours to come up with a substitute. I had a look at your blog for baking cakes and they all look absolutely yummy! I hope you come up with an eggless cake receipe in future (I don't mind the egg in cakes, but other family members don't prefer it).
  14. Hi I have a wonderful receipe for eggless carrot cake that I bake regularly. The receipe includes self raising flour and baking powder in the list of ingredients. What gluten free flour would be the best substitute for the wheat flour? Thanks!!
  15. Carbohydrates

    Thanks Mike7. While 1 gram of proteins = 4 calories, I believe 2 calories are used up to break down protein in the body? So that will leave us with a net of 2 calories from 1 gram of protein. I do try to excercise for 30 minutes 5-6 times a week. I don't want to do more because I'm still not eating a whole lot. So losing more calories than actually eating would make things worse