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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. Always Tired!

    I personally have been gluten free for just over a year after I found out I was gluten intolerant. I never had the blood test for celiac as I learned about the test after I was gluten free and for the blood test to show anything I would have had to go back to eating gluten which I was not willing to do after feeling so good. I did notice a significant increase in energy from about months 2-6 but now I am extremely tired all the time again. I am not sure if it is related or just because it is my senior year in college and my body is ready for real life to start but if anyone has any ideas I would love to hear them. Thanks.
  2. As a senior in college I found out I was gluten intolerant about a year ago, and I too am a very picky eater. The bad part about going gluten free was that I had to start from scratch figuring out what tasted good. I have found that the only kind of bread, bagels, muffins or anything like that that I like is Udi's. You can find most of their stuff in the freezer section in your store's health food market or you can order it online. Most of the stuff you can't even tell the difference between Udi's and regular gluten filled stuff. Also nunuttin' granola bars are awesome grab and go things that you would be able to eat after school to hold you over until volleyball gets done. Also, instead of chips you should try some type of protein like seeds or nuts of somesort. I personally like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are especially nice since there is no shell to get rid of. Finally, you might just talk to the person in charge of the kitchen at your school to see if they would be willing to accomodate your need like maybe having a gluten free pasta available for you, as that is what they have done in my cafeteria here at college. Anyway, I hope that helps but don't be afraid to ask more questions if you need to.
  3. I found out I was gluten intolerant just over a year ago, and that meant a huge change as I was going into my junior year in college. Obviously, as everyone has already said, rice and rice noodles are an easy and cheap way to go. I also order nonuttin' granola bars online that are gluten free and although a little pricey I think they are worth it with my busy schedule I can eat one of those in place of a meal if I have to. I also keep La Choy soy sauce and teriyaki in my room as those are also gluten free. Rice Crispies is my go to breakfast cereal, and then I spoil myself with goodies when my college budget can afford it. It is good to keep butter, the soy/teriyaki, and gluten free boullion on hand so that you can change up the style and flavor of the rice. This way although you might eat a lot of rice, it also doesn't need to get boring. Adding different veggies is a great way to change up the flavor dynamic too. Finally for a bunch of other great ideas I would reccomend the cook book "Gluten Free on a Shoestring". Hope that helps.
  4. Alcohol

    After recently turning 21 myself and being gluten free for just over a year, I wasn't sure what was safe or not either. I would reccomend taking a trip to a local liquer store and simply reading labels and/or talking to those working there, they tend to know a lot. I have found that most hard liquer is safe but I would still reccomend reading any labels before drinking as you never know. I do know that there is a brand of vodka that is not safe, but I can't remember what that is right now. I personally like Bailey's Strawberry Daqueries as they taste just like a strawberry sno cone.