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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 had Giardia (intestinal parasite) last summer and gawd it was a nightmare! I tried herbal stuff and that didnt work so i went to a doctor who prescribed me a medication called flagyl. I checked vigilantly with the pharmacy about it being gluten free, so that part was good but the medication was very hard on my system! Between that plus the damage of the parasite ono top of being celiac, it has been a hard recovery. Before getting the parasite after many years I had finally got my celiac under control for about 3 years... and was having normal/good bowel movements. Whatever you do, don't stop parasite meds in the middle of taking them without talking to your doctor, as it makes the parasites very drug resistant and strong.... and you do not want that, it will be alot worse in the long run, then the week or so of yucky meds. I feel for you, because I too am not good with pharma meds ( i get major liver distress too), the parasite med was the first i had taken from a doctor in 11 years... I hadnt taken any prescriptions since being diagnosed with celiac. It might be helpful to know which common parasite it is, so you can understand what it does, and eat certain foods to help your recovery from it! GOOD LUCK!
  2. I have gotten deathly ill from kissing guys without asking them to brush. - And now i am so sick from it, I am scared to kiss anyone because brushing does not get it all out, so it needs time to digest and get out of their mouth if you are going to be kissing in any passionate way. I read the article a while back about the peanut allergy and kissing, and I wish they would do more studies about how long it takes to get gluten out of one's mouth. It makes for a very restrictive and difficult social life - especially if you are single or getting into new relationships. most guys find the whole thing off putting, which is sad! When I tried out kissing without brushing (after 11 years of being gluten free and having always been strict, i threw caution to the wind) - I got so sick (diarrhea and cramps, bloating, fatigue) for many months and am still trying to recover. I was kissing my boyfriend after he'd drank beer or ate gluten containing foods a few times a week. TRUST me it's not worth the pain or damage. but its very hard to say no, because you want so bad to be normal and spontaneous and romantic.
  3. Has anyone tried SIMPLY ORGANIC spices by frontier? I tried their cinnamon and I did not get sick.... which is a miracle! lol...... thanks for ya'lls replies!
  4. I am looking for some safe brands of organic spices to eat. I try to grow almost all my own herbs, but growing certain spices is not possible in the climate i live in- like cinnamon! I would love to have ya'lls advice first, before just testing out different brands on my body! I recently got gluten'ed by some olive oil (what the hec!) and have been sick for 2 weeks, so i am needing to be extremely careful. As with all products these days it seems many companies are not being honest with their labels - or are not aware of how important the gluten free label is to those with celiac (even though people with allergies need the labels more then anyone else.) Thanks ya'll for the help! -Forest
  5. hello! I was diagnosed with celiac disease 11 years ago. I have used this forum often to see which products are safe... but i like to grow my own food to keep myself most healthy.