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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. I was wondering why I always feel as though I've been glutened after eating McDonald's french fries. It took some digging, but I found out why. McDonald's lists their french fries as being gluten free. However, they are not gluten free if you look at their ingredients. Ingredients Small French Fries Potatoes, partially hydrogenated soybean oil, natural flavor (beef, wheat and dairy sources), dextrose, sodium acid pyrophosphate (to preserve natural color). Cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (may contain partially hydrogenated soybean oil and/or partially hydrogenated corn oil and/or partially hydrogenated canola oil and/or cottonseed oil and/or sunflower oil and/or corn oil). Contains derivatives of wheat and dairy. Allergens and Sensitivities Allergens Does not contain any of the top 8 food allergens. Food Sensitivities Does not contain gluten or MSG. Found at: http://app.mcdonalds.com/bagamcmeal?proces...imageSize=large Am I just seeing things or is McDonald's trying to dupe us? And what do we do about this?
  2. Thanks, that helps a lot! And it's good news for me because I really wanted to go to Chili's!
  3. Thank you SO much for that recipe, I'll be sure to try it soon, as chocolate chip cookies are my favorite and I haven't had any in sooooooooooo long!!
  4. This weekend I will be going out for my birthday and the restaurant selection is either Chili's or TGI Friday's. I was wondering which would be the better of the two for gluten-free food?
  5. Does anyone know if hard cider is gluten-free?
  6. I am having the same exact problem!! I have been gluten-free since July, am getting enough of everything (protein, etc) and my hair has turned from silky and shiny to extremely dry and coarse. I just had to have 5 INCHES cut off because it looked so bad!!! My hairdresser did a conditioning treatment on me and even that didn't work. (And yes, they were all wheat-free products.) I've done hot oil treatments, I've put conditioner in my hair and wrapped it up in a towel for an hour, I've done it all and nothing worked. Cutting my hair so far has made a big difference, probably because there's not so much for my body to try to keep up with. I had just spent the last 6 years growing it out and now I have to start all over again. It all started as soon as I went gluten-free so that has to be the problem. I have been taking vitamins and all that, I've been doing absolutely everything right. So there has to be an issue with not having as much grain in my diet.
  7. Hello, I went to Denny's for dinner last night and was actually able to have a full, normal dinner while dining out! They had this BBQ grilled chicken with cheese and bacon on top, and your choice of 2 sides, so I got the baked potato and cinnamon apples. It was soooo good! And it was so nice to be able to have a regular meal and not have to ask for something without this and without that. Just thought I'd share! ~Rebecca
  8. Thanks for all of the suggestions! I bought some of the citrucel pills and took 2 this morning, so we'll see. Thanks!
  9. Hello, I have noticed a lot of people saying that they went from having diarrhea to being constipated after going gluten-free. I have been dealing with this now, as well. I was going to get some of the fiber pills, like Citrucel or Benefiber, but I was reading the instructions on them at Walmart yesterday and it says to take 2-8 pills a day. Before I go getting any, I was wondering how many some of you take every day to keep this problem under control? Thanks. ~Rebecca
  10. I do agree that it is probably better for my well-being that I can't have all of the junk anymore. I was just talking to my bf's mother yesterday about that. I told her that I don't think I've ever eaten so healthy in my life! She has been retired for the past year and has put on a lot of weight during that time, and said that something like what I'm going through might be a good thing to happen to her because she wouldn't be able to have the junk and would lose the weight. I think it's ironic how I was eating the junk before and was losing weight like crazy, now I'm eating healthy and putting weight on (which I need!), while most people eat junk and put on weight and lose weight by eating the right foods.
  11. Hello, I just thought I'd mention this for anyone else who has tried the corn pasta and thought it was yucky - I made some last night for dinner. I made corn pasta for myself and regular pasta for my bf. Well, it's hard to make two things of pasta at once without them boiling over, so I ended up doing mine, then his, so mine sat there for a little while before getting drained. That made all the difference! It wasn't mushy or hard like I've had it before, it was nice and soft just like regular pasta. So if you boil it for about 7 minutes and then let it sit for about another 8 minutes or so before draining, it helps a lot.
  12. I've always been a big junk food eater, so passing by a Krispy Kream makes me want to throw something. And Pizza Hut was my favorite place to eat, always has been, now I can't even go there anymore. So I hear you, laurelfla! But I don't think that others should have to suffer just because I can't eat something. If they want it, they can have it. I'm just going to have to learn to deal with it since this is how it's going to be from now on.
  13. Hello, I have noticed something and was wondering if anyone else has this happen - whenever I've been glutened, I get the usual bloating, cramps, diarrhea and all of that. But, the way I can tell that it has gone out of my system is when, of course, the bloating goes way down, and I have to pee constantly! I mean, every 5-10 minutes I really have to go, and it goes on for a couple hours. After that's over, I feel tremendously better. Does anyone else have this happen?
  14. So yesterday, my bf and I volunteered to hand out water to runners in a muscular dystrophy run. There was a free chicken barbeque afterwords. So I ate the salad that came with it, which also came with packets of dressing where you could read the ingredients, but I knew I couldn't have anything else there. Then, we went to the county fair to see his friend in the demolition derby, where my stomach started killing me and bloated up about 3 sizes. So apparently I shouldn't have even had the salad, it must have been cross-contaminated. Anyway, I was sitting there, smelling all the wonderful junk food they have, and my mouth was watering, even though my stomach was in serious pain. Doesn't my bf sit down next to me with a great big piece of FRIED DOUGH!!!!! It took every ounce of strength to not take even a tiny piece of it. I LOVE fried dough!
  15. Just wanted to give a thanks for the answer to this question, as I didn't know what that was so I haven't been eating anything that said Glutamate!