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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Thanks Kenlove. I know you have been in Japan so you'll understand when I say the artichoke hearts were on sale for 377 yen for the two jar set. Too good to pass up! As long as I can eat them!
  2. I found these on sale at Costco and I haven't eaten them in years. While they do not say "gluten free" they also don't have anything that I can see, aside from distilled vinegar, that might be an issue. I don't see any CC issues either. Just wondering before I dig in if anyone has had any experience good or bad with them. Thanks.
  3. I live in Japan and there is NO WAY I'd go near any Japanese soy sauce. The Gov. has a list of 27 "allergens" and Kikkoman Japan clearly lists "wheat" as an ingredient in the allergen section. There are (one? two?) soy sauces that can be found in supermarkets without wheat. But rather than wasting time searching for soy sauce, I'd say bring your own. You really only need it for sashimi and sushi. I take my own small bottle in to sushi restaurants and use that. It takes me a few months to use up a bottle! Also, there is a Facebook page called Gluten free Expats Japan that has a lot of information regarding restaurants in various cities. That could be useful as it gets closer to planning your trip.
  4. A headache is my first symptom. That knocks me out immediately.
  5. I use Lush products and have never had any problems. I really like the Big shampoo. I have used the conditioners as well as body washes (It's Raining Men and Happy Hippy). I also use the mint julip (?) lip scrub and the "let's rock and roll" face scrub. No problems!
  6. I started using the Acure brand that I buy from iherb.com. I live overseas so I don't have many ordering choices so iherb is best for me. But you might be able to find it from other online stores (Amazon, etc.). It says gluten-free and I have had no problems. I use the shampoo, conditioner and a couple of the body washes. Their under eye cream is great too!
  7. just out of curiosity, can you try something like goat cheese? or something made from sheep's milk? It might give you the satisfaction of cheese without the dairy issue.
  8. "grown better" and "genetically modified" has nothing to do with gluten. I don't really understand what you mean by this "hypothesis." Gluten is gluten. Eating out in Japan is extremely hard due to soy sauce in everything. In fact, aside from plain yogurt, hard boiled eggs and fruit, there is nothing I'd eat in a convenience store. In a bar you can eat edamame. If you can find a homestay that can work with special dietary needs that's great. If not, an apt. is a the way to go. Forget a dorm with food.
  9. It is important that you have your own cookware: pans, cutting board, knives, etc. My husband eats gluten but he has his set and I have mine! I have to keep an eye on him because he gets careless sometimes but I have never been sick from CC in my house. Yes, you have to be careful. It's really important to eat healthy food to heal. It's a pain, but that means cooking all your food. Forget about anything in a bag/box. I found that experimenting with sauces helped to jazz up food. My favorite simple one is just honey and yellow mustard mixed together. Goes great on fish, chicken, veggies. Once I stopped thinking about what/how I used to eat and just started thinking new it did get easier. Also, when I first started out 4 years ago, someone recommended checking out the Paleo blogs (mark's daily apple among others). Paleo people eat gluten free mostly but are so gung ho and excited about food. I found it very uplifting. Tons of amazing recipes out there.
  10. those look amazing. Can't wait to try some!
  11. I cook with a scale so I just did it as is. No conversion, sorry!
  12. I stumbled upon this recipe and had zero hopes for it tasting good. I was wrong! It is fantastic and I have made it many times. The only change I made was to reduce the sugar by half. I start with the almonds in the food processor then add everything else in there to mix it. The "dough" is kind of hard so I find it easier to just drop it onto a baking sheet. I didn't need a muffin pan. https://cookpad.com/us/recipes/299080-vegan-gluten-free-chia-brownies?ref=search
  13. I use tea bags all the time from various companies without worry. The only teas I worry about are those that are flavored like holiday blends. I have seen barley in those. As far as green tea goes, I highly recommend the Ito-en Ryokucha Premium Green tea matcha blend. It has leaf and a little matcha in it. It is by far the best green I have had. It just steeps in water for 30 seconds (longer it becomes bitter). Not sure if it is found locally but Amazon has it: http://www.amazon.com/Itoen-Ryokucha-Green-Matcha-Premium/dp/B004M89V6K
  14. Well, I feel your pain. I am in Japan were there is also NO knowledge of Celiac/gluten sensitivity. In fact, I was printing off documents to give to my doctor to read! I never eat in restaurants due to cross contamination. I can't tell you how many times I have had the conversation: "Oh, you can't eat soy sauce because you are allergic to soybeans?" "No, I can't have soy sauce because it has wheat in it." "No it doesn't" "Yes, it does." At best I have been able to get people to understand I am "allergic" to wheat. So, I have become a cook and I make all my meals. I don't necessarily like it, but in the end I know I am eating healthier! Check out iherb.com. They have very cheap shipping to Japan-- not sure about France. But I get my gluten-free soy sauce and a lot of other goodies from them.
  15. LIndt 85% was my go to chocolate for years. I LOVE it. One day I noticed the back label looked different. It now said "produced on shared equipment with wheat..." I contacted the company and they confirmed they changed their manufacturing line and the 85% was produced on a line with wheat. BUT, I live overseas and this chocolate has many languages on the label. It is possible that the bars for the overseas market are made on a shared line. I don't know where the US sold bars are made. Prior to this label change I ate it everyday and never had a problem. Sadly, after the label change I had to stop......