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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. [Thank you both so much. I am thrilled to be able to help my dad in this way! I am really excited about his future.
  2. Hello! I have had a gluten sensitivity for the last few years and possibly Celiac Disease. My blood work came back negative, but I hadn't been eating much gluten before the test, which I know can sway the results. I have been gluten free on and of for the past few years and after talking to a Celiac friend of mine learned that my father with Parkinson's Disease still has Celiac. He told me that he once had it as a child, but outgrew it. After researching that, and talking to my friend that that was the old belief but Dr's now know that a person can not "outgrow" Celiac Disease.I have also done some research on the connection between Parkinson's Disease and Celiac and it seems that the symptoms of Celiac Ataxia and Parkinson's are very similar. When I told my father this he was very emotional and agreed to try a gluten free diet. It has been a few weeks and his Parkinson's symptoms have ALREADY lessened! His throat was contracting during meals causing food to get stuck in his throat...this has stopped happening. His weight was dipping daily.. and it has remained at 156 lbs for the last week. His life long stomach pains have stopped. He was losing his ability to taste food.. this hasn't happened in 2 weeks. He is able to speak more clearly, although he still has a period in the day when he still stammers. He is less fatigued, has less anxiety and is less "foggy". He is also snacking less...(he has been a compulsive snacker his whole life..haha) Amazing right? I'm so amazed and so is he!! Has anyone else had Parkinson's like symptoms? Do you think there is a chance more of his symptoms will be relieved? We are really excited. Thank you for reading!