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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.


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  1. Marie1976, your info is SO helpful. I've been gluten free since age 6, and pescatarian (fish&eggs) for 4 years now. I'm just now thinking of going vegan, but it's been really frustrating to think of anything that I can eat, and if I'll get the full nutrition that I need. Does anyone know if the soy products, egg substitutes and vegan cheese are really all that good for you? I'm a college student, so I really have a small grocery budget, and I don't want to eat a lot of artificaI or chemical stuff that vegan convenience foods tend to have .As a pescatarian, I have lived on salads,fish, smoothies, stir fries, egg sandwiches, ICE CREAM! and of course lots of legumes. I'm a little wary, though, of eating so much soy that vegan food has everywhere, not because I react to it, but because it seems like an empty ingredient, kind of like corn or white rice. I guess that I'll have to be one of those on-the-fence vegans who the "true vegans" shun because I occasionally eat eggs and use yogurt in my baking. Let me hop on over to some other blogs and see if they have a comparable wealth of information.
  2. I buy mostly brown rice pasta, and that cheap asian vermicelli from Kroger. Sometime I use corn pasta when I want to thicken a soup or sauce, because that stuff is starchy.
  3. Hey people, so I wanted to ask everyone what their journey with gluten-free has been like. Personally, I have been gluten-free since the age of 6 (1999, when celiac hadn't gone mainstream yet), due to a wheat allergy, so I've pretty much lived my whole life with it, and it's not really that big of a deal. My friends understand what I can and can't eat (most of the time) and I've become good at creating my own meals (since pre-made gluten-free can be EXPENSIVE). I'm in college, but I live at home. That comes with its own set of problems, right? So, basically I'm wondering, 1. Are you G sensitive, or Celiac? 2. What's your gluten-free story, has it been frustrating, easy, expensive, scary, funny...? 3. Do you think that being gluten-free make you unique, does it define you as an individual? 4. What do you think needs to happen in the gluten-free and non-gluten-free communities/industries to help us all out?