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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. Hi all: I just wanted to highly recommend the Red Robin in La Mirada, CA. I had such a wonderful experience, that I had to e-mail them to commend them for their attention to detail. The letter appears below, it should be self
  2. Hi All: Several months ago, I went on the elimination diet, and felt wonderful. While I think it did
  3. Hi everyone: I have a pretty odd question, not sure if any one here has any experience this or something similar
  4. Hi: I have asked several questions here, but this is my first time answering one, so I hope you are patient with me too. I had a simmilar reaction when I went off gluten. Though I felt much better in general, I still wasn
  5. So it happened again this weekend. My partner had a summer cold that basically knocked him out over the weekend
  6. Hey All: Wow, I just checked this post again for the first time in several months (I didn
  7. Hey All: If you ever find yourselves in Long Beach and are looking for a great, romantic place to eat, go to Cafe Piccalo (http://cafepiccolo.com/)... They don't have a specific gluten-free menu, but the chef (and most of the waitstaff, are very knowledgeable about gluten-free--my waitress last night wasn't, but I've heard from a friend that other waitstaff members are--and my waitress was very helpful, once I explained it.) They also have gluten-free Angel Hair Noodles that can be substituted upon request..... Piccalo was always my favorite restaurant in Long Beach before I knew I had celiac disease, and was thrilled to learn I could eat there now.... I was nervous because I'm so spoiled with the gluten-free menus at PF Chang's and other places, but I had no ill effects, and the food tasted wonderful as always... I really respect the national chains for their gluten-free menus, but it was really nice to go to an independent restaurant with a lot of character and ambiance, you can't always say that about Outback Steakhouse or some of the other chains . Thanks, David
  8. Hello Everyone: Just wanted to give a quick update. I had my doctor's appointment on Monday, and was very pleased with the service and level of care. Basically, I met with a doctor, he listened to my concerns, then had a consult with another doctor. She too was very nice, and was actually very familiar with celiac disease, food allergies and the elimination diet. (I was really impressed with that, when I had insurance several years ago, my doctor had never even heard of celiac disease.) At any rate, they scheduled about six different tests, and I will go back for them in about two weeks. The fees were very reasonable, all of the tests amounted to little more than, $200 total. They said if they decided I need more complex or involved testing later, that could get pricey very quickly, and suggested go through the county's "Ability to pay" program for those tests. But I truly don't think it will come to that. I am going to opt out of one test. They suggested I eat gluten for three weeks and get tested for it then. The doctor who seemed to know a lot about Celiac Disease said three weeks would be enough time to show up on the blood test, though I've heard here it could take a lot longer...
  9. Hey Everyone: Well, I took a lot heat in an earlier posting in this forum for (heaven forbid) wanting to see a doctor to explain my multiple and undiagnosed food allergies and intolerances in addition to gluten (or at the very least to rule out that I don