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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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. I know your post was old, but a support group meets each 4th Saturday, 10am, First Presbeterian Church 114 SW 8th St Corvallis Oregon
  2. I haven't taken time to read all the messages here, but having been a cook for a while, I would warn that the process of cleaning a grill, if not carefully done, can leave bits of the (can't recall name of the thing that is used, but it's like a pumice stone and bits fall off as it scours the grill).... this stuff can give you a terrible intestinal reaction... so be careful...
  3. I am 53 and have been gluten free since the early 1990s.. and have had attacks of pancreatitis twice, 20yrs apart... I have had a slight pain in that region occasionally and it seems to be associated with two things. One is elevated blood cholesterol that seems to happen when I take natural hormone replacement... I've read in other forums where this is also a problem with some forms of birth control. Secondly, I get symptoms when I ingest significant amounts of gluten over time. I found that doctors want to give antibiotics, do surgery of some kind or do nothing. So I take care of it myself using info from all over the internet. I eat very little and go for almost no fats, sugars, or simple carbs. I eat almost entirely fresh fruit and veggies in soft forms. I make a pot of veggies cooked well in a little water and pureed in blender and strained through large strainer...eating this with a slice now and then of home made gluten-free bread. This rests the pancreas and lets it heal itself. Then I research herbs and vitamins that help heal and reduce inflammation and use those. Sometimes I take an ibuprofen if I get a head ache with it. LOTS of water constantly, and lots of rest. In both severe cases, after I started doing this, the pancreas responded within a day or two and symptoms were gone. I continue being careful of diet and water consumption. But twenty years between attacks is a good record of success.