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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. Hi I have tried this way of making mac and cheese before. Its good, no need to make a roux, and there is less dishes to wash up after. http://www.kitchennostalgia.com/pasta/civil-war-macaroni-and-cheese.html
  2. Hi, I have been gluten-free for just over a year, and am really starting to see a few improvements. My nails are getting stronger. I have a horizontal ridge across them, and you can feel the difference in the thickness of them. My hair is starting to grow back. I have a fair bit of regrowth especially in the frount, which was looking very thin at diagnosis, it is mostly grey, but hair is hair, and I will gladly take what is given. My brain fog is getting better. I still can't think of the words that I want at times, but these times are getting less. My mood is a lot brighter overall, but I still have bouts of depression when I get CC. I still have pain in my muscles and joints and pins and needles all over, but this is slowly improving. I still trip and fall over and still walk into things like door frames. My headaches are better, and my sinus infections are a lot less frequent. Diet wise, I am still on suppliments, multivits/mins, probiotics, calcium/vit D, fish oil and glaucosimine. I find that I just can't eat eggs, they make me feel sick just looking at them. I also feel ill at the sight of chicken. I have cravings for other meat though. I remain lactose intolerant and have also reacted badly to codex wheat when I reintroduced that. I went on a juice fast for about 3 weeks, and after the first 3-4 days felt really well and full of energy. My skin really improved too. I was thinking about going grain free, like paeleo, but without the cream and butter. Has anyone tried this, or have any suggestions as to how I can keep on improving my health. I know that I may still be healing, and maybe need to give it more time, but I would like to help nature along a bit if I can.
  3. I know how you feel. I have been a stranger to constipation all my life. Just recently I flew home from a family visit, and got a bit dehydrated. I was fairly delighted when I suffered my first real episode of constipation. I cured it with a celebratory bowl of icecream. As I am lactose intolerant, it was not pretty, but it was effective.
  4. This is happening to me too. I have been gluten-free for just over a year now. I have lost about 30 pounds, and have another 70-80 to go. I didn't really start to loose any weight till about 6-8 months in, and at the moment I am loosing about a pound a week.
  5. Thank you for this post. My brother has moved to Wassenar recently. I visited him in May, and did have some trouble with the Codex wheat in some goods. The list that you provided of terms will be very useful when I return to visit, which I hope is very soon, as I love Holland.
  6. I am usually very happy to talk to people about celiac disease. I find that the vast majority of people that I interact with have no idea about what celiac disease is, or what it does to the body. I see it as a way of educating people. I keep the explination brief and try not to use medical terms if possible. I first explain that it is an autoimmune disease, and that it causes your body to attack itself, that your body sees gluten as it sees a virus or bacterial infection. That it affects the part of the gut that absorbs nutrients, and this can lead to lots of different symptoms. I also explain that it only takes a small amount of gluten to trigger symptoms. Some people leave it at that, some ask more questions.
  7. Does Anyone Have Celiac And A Wheat Allergy?

    I have coeliac disease, and I react badly to codex wheat. I'm not sure if it is the wheat or the small amount of gluten in it, but I get the same type of reaction from both.
  8. Free gluten-free Book On Amazon.

    Hope you enoy it. I noticed a couple on the paleo diet as well for those who follow it.
  9. I saw this book available free on Amazon for download to kindle. http://www.amazon.com/Gluten-Free-Coeliac-Disease-Intolerance-Allergies-ebook/dp/B00BF1NCM6/ref=sr_1_170?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1390190022&sr=1-170&keywords=free+books
  10. Hi do you use rock chrystal deodorant. I have found that this cuts down on the BO smell. It works by stopping the bacteria that causes the smell multiplying. The brand I use in the UK is Pit Rock. It is a little more expensive than a normal deoderant, but the chrystal lasts ages. It is also a natural product. No aluminium in it.
  11. Hi Diagnosed Celiac 3 Months Ago

    Hi all, thanks for the replies. Sorry I have not replied sooner, but I was digesting your suggestions and doing a little research and thinking. I have had a vit/min blood test and thyroid pannel done when I had my celiac bloods done, and I am due to have them repeated in about 3 weeks as I have my repeat dietitians appointment in October.. I will ask for a blood lipds to be done. I have been having some problems with eating meat fish and eggs since I started going gluten free. It is really odd. I just can't eat eggs at all. I feel sick when I put them in my mouth. I am starting to feel the same way about meat and fish. I dont know if this is my body's way of telling me to eat more fruit and veg. That is why I was thinking of doing a juice fast. I enjoy cooking. but really only if there are others there. If it is just me. I don't tend to bother to much, so tend to eat a lot more unhealthy food, Not me, this is the film I was talking about. The transformation of the men are remarkable. Especially Phil the american. So. I will keep on taking the multivits and mins, add in probiotics and digestive enzimes. I know that I have to start exercising, so will start walking. I live in the country, so it won't be difficult. As for diet, I think I will start on a juice fast for 10 days. If it doesn't suit me. I will just go back to a normal gluten free diet, I didn't know that I could do a blog on this site. I wll look into that,
  12. Hi just joined the forum but have been lurking since May. I'm a 48 year old female from the UK who got diagnosed with celiac disease in May, but I suspect that I may have had this disease for about 30 years. As I am not one of the skinny type of celiacs, my symptoms have been put down to eating too much, eating the wrog diet for many years, and , to be honest, I rarely went to the doctor, after a while, as it was dispiritif to be dismissed like this. Finally, when I finally was so bad I had to do something about it. I went to the doctor and mentioned that I felt much better on the Atkins diet, and asked if it could be celiac disease. the doctor did the tests, and yes, I do have celiac disease. It was such a relief, It meant that I could at last do somethig to get better. The first three months have been a bit of a rollercoaster for me. The first 2 weeks I felt so high, unable to sleep, and then I had my first chrash. I ate gluten free oats.(I now know this is not recommended) The next 8 weeks saw me accidently gluteing myself regularly.due to not reading lables. I discovered that Milk is evil, and codex wheat is the work of the devil. The past 3 weeks or so, I have been on a more even keel. I have had no more accidental glutenings. I am still tired as I have anaeia,amd other vit/mineral deficiencies. My GI tract is still doing the fandango more often than I would like, but the terrible brainfog is starting to lift, and my indigestion and aches and pains are better.. At the moment, I am keeping glute free taking multivits.minerals, extra calcium/vitd3 and iron/vitc. I also take slippery elm and aloe vera. I am thinking of adding probiotics. I am also thinking of going on a juice fast like in tne movie Fat,Sick and nearly Dead. Any comments or suggestions as to i.mproving my lifestyle would be appreciated. Thanks.