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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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    I take and teach ballet, and take jazz and salsa energy providing.<br />I play piano... classical at the moment, but hopefully jazz too.<br />I want to be a pediatric DO (a doctor) someday soon.<br />Love to read, listen to indie music, and talk politics, religion, philosophy, movies, music, etc.<br />
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  1. I applied for an apartment so that I can cook my own food... but it'd be great to room with another gluten-free person... are there any Celiacs at Santa Cruz?
  2. Contact Chef Disney California

    Ask for Chef Chris. I went last year and he spent over an hour on the phone w/ me. The chefs there were totally cool and cooked me custom made stuff. Call, and demand once you're there!
  3. Wow, that's good to know. I'm going into Physiology, so I'm glad there's a good science program. I will check out the dorm situation. I'm glad there are health food stores. Thanks!
  4. California?

    pturse-- Do you live near Davis, CA? Have you heard of Natural Food Works? I shop at the Davis Food Co-Op, do you? Oh, I see, you're from Sac. I'm from Dixon. Do you go to the Celiac support group? I haven't gone yet, but I think I should. I would reccommend Trader Joes for shopping... their Thai Kitchen stuff is excellent. I like rice/soy noodles, and the Food For Life Rice bread is really good. If you go to the support group, let me know.
  5. Anyone Cheat?

    Yes, Celiac Disease is an "invisible disability" that people are insensitive to. I was just honored at a luncheon, and I emailed them before to ask if they knew the menu... I got some half-ass response, so I ate watermelon at my own luncheon. They basically made comments on how skinny I am. I'm sure they thought I was anorexic. Gah, I agree. This stinks!!!!
  6. I am thinking of going to University of California at Santa Cruz or Colorado University at Denver College of Health Sciences. Has any one had any experience at either? I'm very worried about the meal plan, but I guess I can shop and cook. Thanks
  7. Anyone Cheat?

    I've never cheated, and I've been gluten-free for 1.5 yrs. What really makes me angry is when I get glutenated over something not worth it, like salad dressing or something! ARRRRGG! I survive not cheating by smelling stuff. I smell everyone's everything and live "vicariously through my nose." It's good most of the time. What I always say is that on my death bed I'm eating garlic breadsticks, devils' food cake, and lots of other gluteny things.
  8. Crohn's Disease

    Yes, I'm on a steroid medicine as well, which I don't really like. I'm really confused because a lot of the symptoms I've been having are both Celiac and Crohn's-esk, but neither fit either disease perfectly. I'm mostly fatigued (EXTREMELY) and have a lot of stomach pain. Thanks
  9. California?

    Hey! I'm from Central California, Dixon near Sacramento. And, yes, we can eat Mexican food. Thank God for corn tortillas. The only real Celiac store is in Davis, CA and it's called the Natural Food Works. Lots of gluten-free stuff. Let me know where exactly you are! Camila
  10. I was just diagnosed with Crohn's Disease on top of Celiac. My GI Doc said it was rare to have both, but I was just wonddering if any one out there does have both. If so, how are you handling it? I can't tell what symptoms are coming from what. I am mostly fatigued, and have chronic stomach pain... Thanks!
  11. Thanksgiving Turkey

    Thank you guys so so much! I have so much more of a grasp on what to do this year.
  12. I was talking to my cousin, and she (who is big on Chinese medicine) said that she's talked to many Celiacs who can handle bits of gluten. She was suprised to hear that I would "never ever eat gluten". Has anyone done this? Gone off gluten and had an okay response? I didn't think it was really possible with Celiac, but I could be wrong...
  13. My first gluten-free Thanksgiving is coming up, and I am getting worried about being able to eat anything at all. My family is a big fan of stuffing, so they will cook the turkey w/ gluten-full stuffing inside. Will the turkey be contaminated? Will the turkey juice? (for gravy). What about cooking gluten-free items in the oven at the same time as breads and cassroles? Any insight would be appreciated!
  14. Gf And Vegetarian

    Hey I'm not a vegetarian, and this won't help with eating out, but I wondered if you'd tried Amy's meals. They're organic, ALL are vegetarian, and many are gluten-free. I just had the enchiladas for dinner, and the tofu scramble is also quite good. Whole foods and Trader Joes carry them around the country. (I'm from California, but I discovered them in Boston, and have gotten them in Colorado.) Hope that helps some!
  15. I can relate. I went to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine in Boston this summer, and practically starved. For my first night, I got there late and they offered me pizza, so I ate the rest of the apple and Bumble Bar I had brought on the eight hour flight. I didn't get to a grocery store for another day, and practically starved. I ate gluten-free bread and peanut butter and cheese... that's about it. It sucked! Someone should do something about camps for kids... especially when the cost of food is included, and they either starve you or make you sick.