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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. Thank you so much for all these postings. I just went through all of these emails and made a grocery list. I really appreciate your reponses. I printed out all the recipes and I'm going to try them. One of the biggest problems for me is the that the breads are really thick and he just doesn't like it. I can't find the tapioca bread, but I bought the ingredients to make some, so I'm going to try. Thank you also for the pasta sauce that is gluten-free. I was unaware of that. He loves pasta, so I'm going to check that out! THank you again everyone. Do any of you take, or give your children supplements? I have been looking through other message boards and there seem to be so many problems he'll have to face later on and I want to do everything I can to keep the problems away. Do you do vitamins or Pediasure drinks? I've been doing those and I don't know if it's necessary. His doctor did tell me to keep him on the pediasure. What do you guys think? Thank you again~!! Scotts mom
  2. Anyone Know Statistics?

    I'm new to this also, my little guy was just diagnosed a few weeks ago. My current information is that 1% of the population has this disease, but much of those don't know. And many find out many years later when they are diagnosed with osteoperosis, cancer, etc. So my view on this is that it's better to be safe than sorry. I was told by the specialist that, as a celiac, your body treats this gluten as a bacteria and starts attacking itself, which destroys the small intestine. I would hate to be 40, and diagnosed with cancer that could have been prevented if I had eaten the right foods. I don't see the association with driving a car. The only way you could make that resemblance is if you were driving a car off a cliff, knowing that eventually it would hit bottom and you would be hurt in some way. I personally wouldn't drive the car off the cliff. Maybe there is a possibility that your airbag would keep you from a huge injury, but then maybe it wouldn't deploy.... Either way you'll get hurt. My father passed away from cancer and I'll tell you one thing. If there is the slightest chance, even a tenth of a half odf a percent, that you could get this disease from not sticking to the diet, I would stick with the diet. This is your life. Even if you ended up with malnutrition problems, which seems to be the main cause of all of the side effects of not going on the diet, you'd be on supplements and probably have joint and body pain, maybe headaches and who knows what else. It's just worth it stay on top of the disease and keep your health. Without your health, what do you have?
  3. My little guy (20 months) was just diagnosed with this disease and we really haven't received much help. We have found the food to be SO expensive (we can only find it at wild oats). Does anyone know of a cheaper place to shop? We are spending almost 120.00 a week on food for him and he;s just a baby! I went to a few online stores that seemed to have better prices, but the shipping more than doubled the cost of the food! Can you offer me any advice or directme into a less-expensive gluten free direction?.... I was also wondering if you have any easy, good recipes for gluten free breads. I made some banana bread from the recipe on the back of one of the gluten-free flour packages and it was horrible! Can anyone help?