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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. My scalp use to itch all the time. What worked for me was using baking soda as a shampoo. I dumped a box into a sealable container & leave in shower. Then take a handful, mix with water & rub into hair. Feels weird at first, it doesn't soap up or anything, let it sit for a couple minutes and wash out. I used for 6 months and my hair was so healthy and my scalp was happy.
  2. Personally, if it was mine, I would try a little and see how I felt. There is a lot of chocolate companies that do not say gluten free but are.
  3. Let me say that the first year is the roughest. The first year after going GlutenFree I glutened myself a lot & reactions were tenfold compared to before diagnosis. I also started to get cold sores on a regular basis near my period that I always had to stave off, which didn't happen previous. Have you been tested for vitamin & mineral deficiencies? That's a huge problem during the healing process cause body may not be absorbing from food or of you are taking supplements. I started getting vitamin B shots and taking rest of what I needed with dropper vitamins underneath my tongue. Also make sure you're getting enough zinc n vitamin D as well. Plus there are a wealth of fruits, veggies and herbs that help w/inflammation & the arthritis. Walnuts, lemon, asparagus, garlic & cauliflower are just a few. Have you tried an elimination diet? Sugar, dairy, soy, corn, etc...
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