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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. Support Groups In Michigan

    Leah, have you found the Michigan Capital Celiac Support Group? They are awesome! Here's their website: http://micapitalceliacs.atspace.com/ I don't know if you are near Lansing, but if you are anywhere near there, they are a good group to get in touch with. They run an annual food fair, a summer camp for kids, meetings throughout the year that are sometimes potlucks or sometimes with a speaker, and they have an excellent newsletter that they will e-mail to you. -Valerie (momma to the Gluten-Free Ann Arbor group - currently at 726 people!)
  2. I think brown rice syrup is safe -- it's just rice, isn't it? I've bought Lundeberg brand, and I know that that brand is very careful about being gluten-free. However, I recently discovered that my toddler and I react to hempmilk. I read that hemp seeds are grown by farmers who also grow barley, so I guess some cross-contamination must be occurring. I ran across someone online who use a home gluten test kit to test a bunch of brands of hempmilk for gluten, and she said they all came up positive and were a big problem for her and her family. Sigh.... -Valerie
  3. Hemp Milk?

    My toddler and I have been having a gluten-reaction to Hemp Bliss brand of hemp milk. I'd been trying hard to track down what in his diet he was reacting to, and I posted on an online forum. A mom there said that she used a home gluten test kit for every brand and flavor of hempmilk that she could find, and they all tested positive for gluten. She said she talked to a company that manufactures it, and they told her that the farmers who grow hemp seeds also grow barley. So, based on her advice, I dropped hempmilk from my family's diet. And it turns out that it was the thing that my toddler and I were reacting to -- the difference is huge and dramatic, especially in my toddler. The box says, "Gluten-Free" right on it, so I am very frustrated. -Valerie
  4. I've started a tiny support group in Ann Arbor. You can find it at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/glutenfreeannarbor/ -Valerie Mates
  5. Support Groups In Michigan

    In case it's useful: I've started a small celiac support group here in Ann Arbor. You can find it at http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/GlutenFreeAnnArbor/ -Valerie