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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. Thanks, psawyer. That's very helpful. I'll drink Smirnoff more confidently now!
  2. Vodkas

    In addition to Cold River's regular vodka, they also have a very good blueberry vodka. Slightly off topic, but they also have a potato gin, which makes an excellent G&T!
  3. It drives me nuts that Smirnoff just lists "grain". Everything I have read seems to indicate it is made from corn, and while corn is a grain, it makes me uncomfortable enough that I drink Smirnoff much less that I would if I was sure it was naturally gluten free. I think it is really odd that Smirnoff never actually states what they make it from on the bottle or anywhere on their website, at least not that I can find. It's quite disappointing to me since Smirnoff is very popular and would be easier than the others to order at bars. Apparently, it isn't totally uncommon to do this as this wikipedia page just lists "grain" for several vodkas. Interestingly, there are many naturally gluten free mashes on the list: potato, corn, honey, sugar cane, fruits, coconut, grape, and muscadine. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_vodkas
  4. Kringle Farm Table Bernardston, Ma

    Thanks for posting this - I'm only an hour away, but had never heard of it. I'll be checking it out soon!
  5. Gluten Free In Vegas

    As others have mentioned, I P.F. Chang and Mon Ami Gabi are both very aware and have gluten free menus. I also ate at the Wynn Buffet several times. I realize there are risks of cross contamination, but I felt pretty comfortable using common sense on what was least likely to be cross contaminated. The Wynn overall is very aware of celiac/gluten intolerance and when I mentioned this to them they had a chef come out and walk through the entire buffet with me. One of the chefs also mentioned that the Wynn was making an effort to accommodate gluten intolerance in all of its restaurants. I did not eat in any of the others so I have no first hand knowledge of that, but thought it was interesting and encouraging.
  6. Sciatica

    Before I went gluten free, I had all kinds of back and leg problems and I'm pretty sure sciatica was at least part of what my chiropractor diagnosed it as. While he provided temporary relief, my problems just got worse and worse to the point that just getting up from a chair or walking was agonizing. Eventually, he said that he thought there must be something else to my problems besides alignment. Not long after that I went gluten free and very quickly those (and many other) problems started getting better. My back problems are basically gone now. I feel pretty certain now that my back problems were related to gluten and even at the time noticed that my back pain and other symptoms would all get worse at the same time.