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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. You're very welcome. It can be challenging to determine which products are gluten free. Sometimes, I think the safest bet is avoiding packaged products altogether.
  2. Thank you for your reply, Roda. Hopefully, I do not have much of a reaction to this product.
  3. I recently tried Similase brand digestive enzymes by Integrative Therapeutics for 3 days on the advice of my physician, and recently found out that the maltase in this product is derived from barley. I spoke to the company, and they let me know that the product contains less than 20 ppm of gluten, but I wanted to see if anyone on this forum has reacted to this product. I have read some literature that barley based enzymes do not actually contain gluten (see below), due to the process by which the enzymes are derived. I am going to stop using this product regardless, but I am apprehensive to know if I have ingested gluten, and as a result, have weeks of suffering ahead. http://celiacdisease.about.com/od/glutenfreefoodshoppin1/f/FDA-Gluten-Free-Meaning.htm http://www.doterraeveryday.com/product-qa/are-doterra-products-gluten-free-are-they-safe-for-use-and-consumption-by-those-with-celiac-disease-gluten-intolerance-and-gluten-sensitivity/
  4. Thanks Colleen, I am planning to give it a go with the drug. Hopefully all goes well.
  5. Thank you for your reply, Adalaide. This helps a lot.
  6. Thank you for your reply. They just said that they could not guarantee that the medication was gluten free, and they pointed me to an ingredients list, listed below. I did look on www.glutenfreedrugs.com , and Rifaximin was listed as gluten free. I am always a bit paranoid however, since manufacturers change ingredients/suppliers from time to time, which is why I was curious if anyone on this site had reacted to the medication. Regarding generics, I do not believe that they currently exist for this antibiotic. Each 200 mg tablet contains colloidal silicon dioxide, disodium edetate, glycerol palmitostearate, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, propylene glycol, red iron oxide, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide. Each 550 mg tablet contains colloidal silicon dioxide, glycerol palmitostearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol/macrogol, polyvinyl alcohol, red iron oxide, sodium starch glycolate, talc, and titanium dioxide.
  7. I was recently diagnosed with small intestine bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) after a positive lactulose hydrogen breath test. My GI has prescribed me Rifaximin. I called the manufacturer, Salix Pharmaceuticals, and they could not confirm that Rifaximin is gluten free. Has anyone taken this antibiotic, and if so, do you know if it contains gluten? I would also be interested in knowing whether anyone had an adverse reaction to Rifaximin.
  8. Thanks for your reply! The link you sent was very helpful.
  9. I have been reading about the benefits of Slippery Elm and Marshmallow Root for gut healing, and I was wondering if anyone on this forum can comment on whether using these herbs has been worthwhile. Also, if you have used them and had good results, what are some good gluten free brands?
  10. Thank you for your reply. I appreciate your insight and hope to get to the bottom of it as well.
  11. Thank you for your reply. I had never considered histamine intolerance, but based on the list provided, I definitely have a high histamine diet. I am currently consulting with a dietitian, so I will ask her about it. Do you know if there are digestive enzymes that may be taken to improve the tolerance of histamines? Good Morning- Your diet is very healthful and I can understand the frustration as I had many setbacks eating very healthy foods. The thing that stands out to me is there are quite a few high histamine foods. Banana, eggs, berries, avocado, processed turkey (applegate is a fantastic brand, but may not be safe if histamine is an issue). The main enzyme used to regulate histamine in our bodies is created in the small intestine -- celiac disease can disrupt this production. Here is a good overview of Histamine Intolerance: http://www.allergyuk.org/common-food-intolerances/histamine-intolerance You obviously know exactly what you are eating...but if you aren't already...also track symptoms and sleep patterns. Finding exactly the correct foods for you until you are completely healed can be tough. Hang in there
  12. Thank you for your reply. I recently read the study below, and I have weighed trying the gluten contamination elimination diet. If this episode continues, it may be the direction I take. I consider myself to be a fairly sensitive Celiac as well, and I am curious, which foods on my list would you consider to be suspicious or have previously given you symptoms?
  13. I am 11 months gluten free after being diagnosed last August, and after feeling a lot better over the last few months, I am beginning to have symptoms again. I have a completely gluten free kitchen (shared only with my wife), and have 100% avoided eating at restaurants since a cross contamination episode in March. I eat the following foods on a daily basis, and never stray from my diet: Breakfast: - Banana - Kiwi - Hard boiled eggs (without yolk) - So Delicious Dairy Free Coconut Greek Yogurt - Coconut Oil Lunch - Three turkey and avocado sandwiches on Canyon Bakehouse 7 Grain Bread. The turkey brand is Applegate Organics (marked gluten free) - Raspberries - Blueberries - Glutino Strawberry Breakfast Bar - Orange Dinner - Chicken breast or Tilapia - Eden Organic Millet - Carrots - Zucchini - Coconut Oil I also take the following supplements: - Designs for Health L-Glutamine (3/4 teaspoon twice per day) - Enzymedica Digest Spectrum (before meals) - Source Naturals Vitamin D Supplement (marked gluten free) Does anyone see anything on this list that warrants a closer look? I do eat about 50 grams of fiber per day, which may be excessive. It is mostly soluble fiber, however, as I have IBS as well. I have started to look into household products as well, and my wife has replaced most of her makeup with gluten free brands. My symptoms are mostly digestive, with lower abdominal soreness and some anxiety/disruptive sleep. Any insight would be appreciated.