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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. gluten-free Options At Joes Crab Shack

    Glad to know this!
  2. How To Cope After Negative Blood Results

    Doctors (and the medical tests they use) don't know everything. It was just a very short 60 years ago that the polio vaccine was developed. Heck, bloodletting was still in use in the 20th century! Listen to your body...it knows...
  3. Update On My Plans

    FYI...dietary cholesterol--eating meat and eggs--has nothing to do with serum cholesterol levels.
  4. Dad Meant Well.....

    (Love your kitty! Mine sits like that on the exercise bike!)
  5. Dad Meant Well.....

    I hear this type of thing all the time from my mom...I've read some good analogies on this forum but can't remember them this morning. Fellow Celiacs and Gluten-Intolerants...what say you?!
  6. Liver Detox Plan

    Just so you're aware...there is a big difference between losing weight on the scale and actually losing fat. It is physically impossible to lose 5 pounds of fat in 4 days. Whenever you see quick weight loss it almost always water. To lose one pound of fat in one day you need to run a 3500 calorie deficit...meaning if you eat 1500 calories, you need to burn 5000!
  7. Heart Palpitations...

    I've been gluten-free--essentially with a few potential CC incidents--for almost 5 weeks. The first 10 days or so I felt better--overall, but this past week has been awful; heart palpitations, fatigue, chills, brain fog, depression. Anyone feel worse before they felt better?
  8. Musings On The Lunch Room

    I think I've seen Mark's Daily Apple referenced here once or twice. It's a website that focuses on paleo style food which is truly just real food with emphasis on eating grass fed beef/animals/protein, healthy fats, vegetables and fruits, and dairy. Mark Sisson is very, very anti-grain so most of what he promotes is gluten-free--but his program is not gluten-free as much as it is healthy. gluten-free is a byproduct of his healthy diet. http://www.marksdailyapple.com/#axzz1hpx04zGi
  9. Do Not Trust Anyone!

    The thing is, I think I did get sick. I felt nauseous most of the weekend and a little feverish--also I very cranky and mentally dull. I thought it was the flu but now wonder.... My thought on cheating...hypertension is a very dangerous disease that has few if any symptoms until you die of a stroke or heart attack. If you are dx celiac and don't follow a gluten-free diet, just because you don't have symptoms does not mean that you are not doing damage and will ultimately cause serious problems...
  10. Do Not Trust Anyone!

    I was at my brother's for Christmas weekend and his well-meaning wife told me that Bugles corn chips were gluten-free. As her father has been gluten-free for over a decade and she is familiar with gluten-free lifestyle, I trusted her. She even made me Betty Crocker gluten-free brownies. So I just went grocery shopping and picked up a bag of Bugles at the store to read the ingredients and....NOOOOOOO!! They contain wheat flour. So all week long I did not eat all of the gluten filled goodies only to eat stupid Bugles and be glutened!!! Lesson: Do not eat anything that I don't personally read the ingredients.
  11. Question?

    Thank-you! That is what I thought but just wasn't sure!
  12. Question?

    Question: If someone is not celiac, or gluten-sensitive or intolerant, and goes off of gluten for a month and then eats gluten and has a reaction, is that indicative of some level of intolerance? Or would a 'normal' person have a reaction just due to the reintroduction of a different type of food? I am in the process of self-diagnosis...don't have good health insurance nor the income to support co-pays. Two years ago I went gluten-free for about 9 months and then went on vacation and ate gluten...convincing myself I didn't have an issue. After the gluten-filled meal I awoke in the middle of the night with horrible stomach cramps and GI problems. I went gluten-free again for two months and then gave up. Now I am gluten-free for a month. I think I feel a little better but I'm just not sure. I guess my question is...would a normal person have a reaction after a period of abstinence? Or just someone with intolerance/sensitivity or celiac?
  13. Celiac - Men Vs. Women

    Funny! I'm an alcoholic and my sister asked me if I quit drinking completely?! Like I could have one small glass and be fine!
  14. Sorry it took me so long to find this. This is the article that links high calcium to celiac:

    High Parathyroid Hormone Levels in Patients with Intestinal Absorption Problems, Such as:

    Gastric Bypass Surgery, and Celiac Sprue, and Crohn's Disease.

    There is a growing group of patients who have dramatic life-long problems absorbing calcium in their diet. These patients are...

  15. Wonderful Friend

    I was hoping this thread was truly about a good friend! So often we have to put up with friends and family that just don't 'get it' and some that won't even try. I too have a wonderful friend! She had a Christmas party last Saturday night and was very concerned that there wouldn't be enough gluten-free treats for me--there was, and she also made a lovely non-alcoholic punch!! I'm glad we both have wonderful friends!