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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. I have changed over much of my kitchen since my dx of Celiac. I have a Kitchen Aid mixer that I have had for many years. I am afraid to use it due to the possibility of cross contamination issues. The bowl and attachments are stainless steel and I know they can be sanitized but I'm concerned about the flour getting into the mechanism, such as where the attachments connect and the power lever. Is there a way I can clean it or will there always be a chance of cross contamination? or am I being way too paranoid??? Love my mixer but afraid to touch it....
  2. I was just dx with both Celiac Disease and Crohns on the same day. The dr told me they don't know of a def correlation but would not surprise him if the Celiac got so bad that it triggered the Crohns. However no way to tell. Balancing the two is going to be challenging but I will find a way. Long road ahead for me!
  3. I just found out about myself just a week ago and feel overwhelmed. My symptoms are more abdominal pain so I can't imagine how you feel. All I can say is that I'm going to look at this as a new opportunity to finally get healthy for life. I hope you get the support you need and find a way to put a positive spin on it. I know I will have low points along the way and will seek out support from you and others. I know you can do it. Life is not over for us , just a different lifestyle!
  4. Thank you all for the responses. Makes me feel better knowing I'm doing what's right for my health. My family is wonderful but they don't understand just how I'll it makes me feel. I hope they never do! Thanks for the coconut oil info. I will look into that.
  5. Just got diagnosed a week ago and doing my best to live gluten free. So much to learn! I was also dx with crohns at the same time which throws another wrench in my food as I have to eat bland foods, no fresh fruit or vegies right now either. Eventually as my crohns symptoms heal I'll be able to add food. However, right now it's frustrating. Getting pretty tired of scrambled eggs, chicken, rice, and potatoes. My family is wonderful and helping me out. However, Im feeling kinda out of control if that makes any sense. I am double checking everything they get for me that they believe are gluten free. I'm double washing my dishes because our dish washer its working right now. I don't want them to think i don't trust them or appreciate what they are doing. I just have this need to know what exactly is going into or touching my food. Am I over doing it? Or is this normal? Any good suggestions? Also, anyone else also dx with crohns?
  6. I just had the endo done 2 weeks ago. It was a breeze! My test came back positive for Celiac disease. Good luck!