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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. Love your pic! :) Esp now that the new season is on.

  2. The chances of a false positive blood test is astronomically rare. Welcome to the club.
  3. Worried About The Fish Counter?

    I don't mind attempting to educate them but I want to know if I should eat fish from a fish counter. Surely I'm not the only Celiac who buys fresh fish at the grocery store?
  4. Help me, gluten-free-ers. I had a fit of paranoia at the fish counter this morning — picking up my bi-weekly serving of fresh fish. The woman in front of me asked for a kind of fish that was breaded in Ritz crackers and it made me realize that I had never asked the counter person to change their gloves before. So I asked the counter woman to change her gloves, which she did, before handling my scallops. But as I was walking out of the store, I started worrying about all the contamination possibilities — what if they don't change their gloves when they're handling the breaded stuff before the unbreaded stuff? What if they don't change their gloves before they serve me? What if they drop one of the breaded things on my stuff? Am I worrying over nothing? I have this little container of scallops that I'm not sure if I should eat, return, or dump. I wash all my fish before I cook it. I hate to cut out yet another food from my diet but I don't like the idea that I could be contaminating myself twice a week or so by eating what, I had assumed, was pure, fresh fish. And I really, really hate that I could be so paranoid over this. I haven't had an obvious reaction to the fish yet but I don't know what my reactions even are. What to do, Celiac forum? What to do?
  5. Spring is here! Sunny! 60 degrees! Windows open! Birds chirping!

  6. The sun is shining. Come on, get happy.

  7. Larabars can be tough to digest for anyone
  8. Dr Said Not To Eliminate Gluten

    She needs a new doctor. Period. If he can't get this right, what else could he get wrong? There are good doctors out there...as elusive as they may be.
  9. All of my vitamin and mineral levels checked out too
  10. In my experience, stress makes everything worse. Particularly constant, long term "fight or flight" stress. Stress has given me all kinds of stomach and GI issues. It's made my hair shed like a cat. It's made my fingernails stop growing. It's made my skin dry. It's given me migraines and muscle tightness. It's even given me hives. I'm better at battling the stress demons but I still need to force myself to relax sometimes.
  11. Resurfacing Cast Iron

    I took that to mean she was gluten light at the time of her testing
  12. Finally taking vitamins again (six months after diagnosis).

  13. Rain, rain, go away...

  14. There's no way for the doctor to see Celiac damage with the naked eye unless it's the really extreme complete villous atrophy. But, either way, congratulations! You don't have to worry about eating gluten again. (Well, you do have to worry about eating but you don't have to actually eat it.)
  15. Sorry for butting in. The endoscopy takes about 15 minutes, it's absolutely painless and you won't feel or remember anything afterward