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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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    Baking, Kayaking, Ocean sports. I live on the Oregon Coast....love the out doors. Hanging out with my husband, kids and grand kids.
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  1. Hi TeresaAnn,

    I live right outside Ocean City, Maryland. Walnuts! I would have never thought of that! It sounds like it would be delicious! Good job. Have you decided to switch your kitchen to gluten free? I'm a little intimidated by it, I love to bake and have bought all the necessary ingredients(I think!) I hope to set some time aside in the next week or 2 to experi...

  2. How did this topic become weather or not people would buy from me? It's starting to sound a little negative. I just came here to learn about my new diagnosis and I did mention that I am a Pastry Chef ...and this will give me a new focus for my baking. No one here has to buy from me. Really. My feelings will not be hurt. My Dr's Wife has Celiac and he personally asked me in the past if I would try baking bread for her that tastes good...I think it's a good place to start. I'll bake for myself and others that know me....know my style...and my kitchen. I understand your points...I do...but right now my real focus is not on baking for others...but finding out what I can create and how I can learn to eat this way for a lifetime.
  3. Totally understandable. I am completely removing all gluten products from my home....even my children and husband have agreed. They can eat gluten outside of our home. My kitchen is extremely clean and I am very particular about what ingredients I buy...gluten or not. I would never sell someone something I myself would not want to be served. That being said...it's totally up to each individual what they purchase.
  4. Great point! Since I have a commercial Kitchen licensed by the FDA I have to list all ingredients when I sell to the public so this won't be hard...but on top of that...I too am very picky now as to what goes in my mouth...so totally understandable. I made a wonderful cheese cake this weekend for my son's birthday. I made the crust with just finely chopped walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon and a little butter...baked it off first and then baked my cheese cake on top of it. It was wonderful!! Thanks so much for all the great ideas!
  5. HI There... I am a Pastry Chef and this is a great recipe. French Chocolate Cake (Flourless) Yield: 12 servings (Substitute 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder plus 2 tablespoons water for every 1-ounce unsweetened bakers chocolate) Ingredients: 7 oz (200 g) semisweet chocolate (45-50 % cocoa) 4/5 cup (200 g) butter 1 cup (220 g) sugar 4 eggs, separated Method 1. Preheat oven to 350deg F (Gas mark 4 or 180 deg C). 2. Line a 9 in (23 cm) cake tin with greaseproof or other non-stick paper and grease the tin. 3. Break the chocolate into small pieces and melt it with butter over hot water. 4. Beat the egg yolks with half of the sugar. 5. Fold in the melted butter and chocolate mixture. 6. Beat egg whites until frothy by using an electric mixer; gradually add the remaining sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. 7. Fold in the beaten egg whites. 8. Bake at 350 degrees until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean, approximately 40 minutes. 9. Use a knife to separate the cake from the non-stick paper. Please observe that the cake is quite sticky! The Flourless Chocolate Cake may be served warm or cold with whipped cream. The cream may be dusted with cocoa powder before serving, and the cake may be dusted with powdered sugar.
  6. (think) not thing! LOL

  7. Hi, welcome. I was just diagnosed in august, I saw your post and you said you were from a coastal town, I was hoping you were on my side of the country so I might have the possibility of a local gluten-free baker nearby. But we are on opposite coasts. Good luck and I thing it is a wonderful idea to go with it and create a gluten-free bakery!!


  8. Having only just been diagnosed...I'm still unsure if all of my symptoms are celiac or something other. I have been running a fever off and on for the last week. I was only just diagnosed this week as well. I have not had any gluten for about 4 days. The fever is back tonight but not as high. Could it be related?
  9. I have been noticing the cost of gluten free flours are high. Does anyone have a favorite vendor that sells it in bulk?
  10. Thank you all for the awesome responses! We have talked to the Dr.about tests for the kids and they will be getting those. I also notified my siblings. My sisters were more positive and accepting the possibility. Both of my brothers are digging in their heels. They have great wives so I am hoping that they will come around. I am thinking about doing a little baking class for kids with celiac. A friend of mine has a daughter who has Asperger's Syndrome and can't have gluten...she would love it. Maybe there was a reason for my diagnosis. I'm really ok with it.
  11. Just saying welcome to the celiac club. Hope you enjoy a huge improvement to your health!

  12. Yes...I'm going to have to figure out the best way to work around my ingredients...but I must say...since I have my own commercial bakery kitchen in my house...I may just decide this is the avenue I am taking and completely change to being the best provider of gluten free wedding cakes, bread and other pastires. I live in a small coastal town so there is NOTHING to choose from for people who have Celiac or just want to eat gluten free. We have a really great health food store in the next town up...I spent a couple hours there today. The owner is also Celiac and was super helpful. I'm going to detox my kitchen and myself. My husband said he's on board...our kids are teens...that could be a challenge...but If I don't buy them poisen...they can't eat it, right? I guess they can at school and out of the house...but they eat what I make for them and for the most part we eat organic and healthy anyway...so it will all be ok. I am going to stay really positive and I am greatful and thankful that I don't have something that I can't work around. My husband gave me a hug and said, "It's not cancer....or watergate." lol...I guess he's right. Thanks so much for the uplifting messages. I'm going to use this site to the fullest! <3
  13. Hi There... I was just diagnosed this week with Celiac Disease. I've had symptoms for years...but recently the Celiac Blood Testing panel came back positive. I am also suffering from an EXTREME Vitamin B12 deficiency...I've been on the shots for about 6 months and not much relief so I'm hoping the new Gluten Free Diet will change that. My Dr. is also restricting me from Dairy and sugar for the first 3 mos of the diet then I can gradually add them back. I seriously cannot wait to start feeling better. My pancreas is not doing well at this point and I'm hoping the diet change will speed up the healing process. Did anyone else experience any malfunction with vital organs before being diagnosed and how long before I can expect to feel at least somewhat better? I'm pretty over whelmed right now. Oh...I'm a Pastry Chef so this is going to be a challenge. However...I'm going to make it my goal to creat new and delicious breads, pastries and desserts that are Gluten Free! Thanks a bunch... Teresa