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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. Hello, I live in Canada. My family doctor told me to take 2 x 5 mg of folic acid and 1000 IU vitamin D per day. This is in addition to a multivitamin her colleague prescribed previously that contains 1 mg of folic acid and 400 IU vitamin D. Apart from that, I get those vitamins daily from soy drink, kefir etc., where they are added, not to mention their natural sources. When I asked the doctor about my actual blood levels for folic acid she said they didn't test it because they never do. So this is all just as a precaution. To be honest, I feel a little bit overdosed! As I take it, folic acid is important especially for the first couple of weeks, but she gave it to me at week 8 and wants me to take that huge amount during the whole pregnancy. Does anyone know the reason for that? In general, I'm wondering how much vitamin D and folic acid doctors recommended/prescribed to other celiacs in Canada and the US? Thank you!!!
  2. Lumpia seems to be an excellent idea! (I didn't know this name till now, to be honest!) Thank you!
  3. I'm afraid I don't know any good advice myself. The one my doctor prescribed contained a very high dose of folic acid (5 mg)and was so impudently expensive that, after some research and musing, I decided not to take it. I have to add that I am not a properly examined celiac, but have been on a diet for a long time. I just take Materna (huge, pink bricks, almost impossible to swallow) with 1 mg Folic Acid, and lots of omega-3-pills (made out of seaweed so that they don't taste of fish). However, it would be interesting to know how much folic acid and Vitamin D the doctor recommended to you (everyone)? Both amounts she recommended seemed very high dosage to me. Thank you!
  4. Hello, maybe someone experienced the same thing. Since I am pregnant, I can't stand one single of the gluten free breads offered on the market. I guess I just find yeast or eggs disgusting at the moment, or sugar where it doesn't belong to. I admit I've always found gluten-free bread a difficult issue - back in Germany as well as here in Toronto. Sometimes I imagine the German pumpernickel style bread would work for me now, but who knows. You don