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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. Swedish Fish

    The red food dye scares me. Laura
  2. Is This Common?

    Hi there, I have an opposite story. My Mom has had celiac for about 30 years and for a long time she has nagged me that I had it. I never had any symptoms and have always had a weight problem. I have had many auto immune diseases, but thought because I didn't have gut issues and was heavy, there was no way I could have it. Lo and behold, at 49 years old, I became very sick w/ DH. I ahve now had two tests come back positive for celiac (biopsy & celiac blood panel). I am dumbfounded. My Mother is gloating (not really). Now it's my turn to convince my sisters and extended family to be aware. I'm sure none of them will listen to me, either. All I can do is try. Laura
  3. Seriously?

    I am celiac (gluten-free) AND vegetarian. Imagine all of the fun stuff (not) I get to listen to. Double whammy. Laura
  4. 6 Months Gluten Free 35Lbs Lost

    Your skin looks amazingly better. You're a hottie! Good job. Laura
  5. That was so cute. Thanks! Here's another hilarious one: Go to YouTube and look for "Sylvester, The Talking Cat". I could not believe how funny this (series) is. Sorry, I don't know how to bring it to you. I'm very computer illiterate. Go find it, you won't be sorry. Laura
  6. New Diagonsis, New Diet

    (((Hugs))) Love, Laura
  7. I forgot to mention that I have had issues with my pancreas off and on over the years and my liver enzymes are ALWAYS elevated no matter how well I eat (before gluten-free). Also, just to let you know how serious this is, my Mom is dying from cirrhosis (from celiac) and she was diagnosed around 30 years ago and has been VERY strictly gluten-free. I don't mean to scare you, but this must be taken seriously. Yes, it is all or nothing, but if you make up your mind and accept it, it is doable. Laura
  8. NST, Hi there and welcome. I am by no means an expert and just having found out I am celiac, I am still learning myself. BUT, as far as having it with no symptoms, I am a perfect example. I am 49 yrs. old and my body finally let me know w/ DH to get off of gluten. Looking back, there are many signs. As a child, I was diagnosed with gastritis (celiac? maybe). In my 30's, I was diagnosed with Type II Diabetes (?). In 1991, I was diagnosed with MS, but after initial double vision, I have not had any more issues with that (ataxia, maybe). Seven years ago, I was very lucky when they accidently found out that I needed triple bypass open heart surgery (no symptoms). I have been diagnosed with and on meds for depression and chronic anxiety (celiac maybe). I also have Hashimoto's which is very likely tied to celiac. So, you see, I have been walking around all of these years with all kinds of ailments and just not ever really feeling good. I guess getting DH might be a blessing in disguise (keep trying to tell myself this when I am up nights itching like the devil). I'm hoping that once I get all of the gluten out of my body, my life will change for the better with more energy, stamina, and better health. Another thing, I always thought you had to be thin and malnourished to have celiac. I just found out it can cause obesity, also. That would be my case, but since being gluten-free for four weeks now, I have been losing weight w/o even trying. To think that I have struggled most of my life to get this weight off to no avail, and it could have always been from celiac. I hope my story helps you, Laura
  9. Glutino Products & Iodine Issues

    Squirmingitch, What can I say, but, I LOVE YOU!!! I was just thinking about throwing away any munchies with salt on them because I can't stand this DH anymore. I'm so tired of not sleeping at night, that now I am going to seriously (not halfheartedly) watch my iodine intake. It's so good to know that I can still have a salty snack once in awhile. Thanks, Laura
  10. Got Biopsy Results, Need Opinions.....

    OK, I'm going to see my PCP on Friday. I'll ask for copies of all of my test results. Laura
  11. Got Biopsy Results, Need Opinions.....

    Hi Squirming, This biopsy was sent to the University of Illinois. That's all I know. Do you want me to find out more specifically where it went? Laura
  12. I am a vegetarian who doesn't eat eggs or cows milk. I still eat cheese, unfortunately. I would like to get off of all dairy eventually. Since figuring out that I am celiac, I asked myself if I would ever go back to eating meat since my diet is so limited now. I don't think I ever could, but as soon as I find out that I don't have any soy sensitivities, I will go back to tofu and tempeh (I think, not sure if I can) as my meat substitute. I am trying to limit grains. I still eat brown rice and brown rice pasta. I eat quinoa, but actually, quinoa is not a grain, it is a seed and is a pure protein. It's been really hard for me and I realize that I am going to have to be very creative with my diet. So far, so good. I know you were asking about meat consumption, but i just felt like joining in the convo. Hope no one minds. Laura
  13. That's why I don't watch his show anymore and I had such high hopes for it. He is too vague on any subject he talks about. He trys to cram too much stuff into one show. That used to get me really mad. I wanted in depth info on certain subjects. Laura
  14. 2Nd Opinon On Biopsy

    Hi Jane, I know for a fact that there is a "Celiac Center" at the University of Chicago. I may go there myself with all of my tests to see what they tell me. My Mother actually went there when she was diagnosed 30 years ago and then it was only for children, but they were accepting some adults. Laura
  15. I don't know, but I am 49 years old, just dx'd and I had triple bypass heart surgery at 42 years old. Coincidence? I wonder. I'll pray for you. Laura