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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. Losing Hope

    (I'm not sure I'm posting this correctly...) Hi Sarah, I'm so sorry to hear you are still feeling lousy. It can be soooo discouraging! It is important to check your shampoo, makeup and cosmetics. I was having problems and couldn't figure it out until I realized my shampoo had wheat in it. Also, many people with Celiac react to casein and/or soy. I just discovered a soy problem, and the only physical symptom it has in common with my celiac is that it triggers my asthma.I just felt awful all the time and very exhausted. Soy is in everything from chewing gum to mayonnaise. Grrr! Another place to look for problems might be if something you are eating is cross-contaminated. Gluten free grains can be grown in fields that were used for wheat, and millet or oatmeal might be grown near a wheat field or be processed on the same equipment or may travel in the same truck as non-gluten free grains. I also take Sun-Chlorella for energy and to remove the toxins from my body. I am very, very sensitive to wheat (and now soy) and I tolerate it very well. It keeps me from getting constipated and I do feel an increase in my energy. And no, they didn't pay me to say that The biggest thing is to be patient, to be careful, and to listen to your body. Try keeping a food journal to trace what you eat. It can teach you a lot that you may not see otherwise. It took me almost a year before I really felt better, and almost two years before I felt strong again. And remember, among the celiac symptoms are anxiety and depression. Take a deep breath, cry when you need to and send your body all the love you can. You'll heal-
  2. This list is very helpful, Thank you! I ate at a Red Lobster restaurant this summer and they provided a special menu that listed allergens in their foods. I was surprised to find that items like broccoli were not gluten-free because of the way they prepared it. I was thrilled, however to have a delicious wood-fired salmon steak and a green salad that did not make me sick!