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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 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. It can be overwhelming at first but you do have lots of options. Red Apple Lipstick and Acure that others mentioned are gluten free. Gabriel Cosmetics which you can buy on-line which was also mentioned has great products. Tarte Cosmetic is gluten free. There is also a brand called 100 Percent Pure which has so many products that are gluten free which you can buy on-line. All but one of their mascaras is gluten-free. I use Cerave creams without any issues and I am super sensitive. When in doubt contact the company - many are very helpful and if they are not I do not want to give them my business! Good Luck.
  2. I have never used the hair care products from Acure - only the face washed and creams but they are all very good and i have not had any problems. You get them at Target and on Amazon. I have used the DermaOrganic line of hair products with no problems - you can them on Amazon and at Ulta (i believe). The other lines of hair care that i have not used but have heard are gluten free are Mineral Fusion and It's a 10 has many options - you can look on their website for the gluten-free list or there was a post not to long ago with some information. http://www.youbeauty.com/beauty/gluten-free-hair-products/#1 You might want to try the link above - remember to look into it yourself a bit because the info might be old or not true - but it is a starting point. Good luck!
  3. thank you so much - i have no idea why i could not find that email address
  4. I am super bummed. I just went to order my breakfast staple for the last 10 years from Amazon - my case of Enjoy Life's Crunchy Rice - over the last number of years it has gone though name and packaging changes but it has always been there for me for breakfast There is no more in stock at Amazon so I contacted the company and found out that they are no longer going to be making any cereals. No Crunchy Rice or Crunchy Flax . Super sad. I need to find a replacement and i am very picky. I am looking for a simple cereal not sweet and not mushy in milk. I am not able to eat corn so it can not contain corn. Any ideas for me? Michele
  5. Thank you for this information. I am trying to find contact information for this company It's a 10 so i can inquire about some other allergies that i I have but i can not seem to find an email address or customer service phone number. Could you please pass on the information that you used to contact the company. Thank you so much!!! Michele
  6. My doctor just prescribed me the medicine ZOLMITRIPTAN for my migraines. Before i pick it up and try it I am trying to find out if this is gluten free. Has anyone taken this medicine or had any idea if it gluten-free? I checked gluten free drugs.com and it is not on the list. Any input would be appreciated.
  7. Another good brand to try is 100 percent pure. i have used many of their product and have been satisfied. The only product that has gluten in it is one of their mascaras. Customer service is super helpful.
  8. I know for sure contact - the Dr told me to be on a low nickel, cobalt ...diet if i could - i am not sure yet if limiting the contact will be enough as this is all so new to me.
  9. I have just been diagnosed with allergies to nickel, cobalt, and gold. So now i have the reason that I have been breaking out in a rash all over my body. I just do not know where to turn at this point - I have celiac disease, a corn intolerance, and now i find more allergies. It seems nickel and cobalt are found in everything - food, jewelry, medicine, personal products...... Is there is anyone else out there who also suffers with allergies to these metals and can give me some guidance as i start down this road? Thank you.
  10. Thank you for help - it did start out looking like pimples - or spider bites - not green at all. I am going to try to cut out all the corn - i am still eating the bagged salad which I understand is rinsed in a corn wash. Does anyone know if the vegetables that you get in the bag that are microwavable are rinsed in the same corn wash?
  11. About a year ago I realized in addition to having celiac whenever i ate corn I became very ill. The symptoms were very similar to having gluten. I have since cut all corn out of my diet and feel so much better. For the past 9 months or so I have had very bad eczema on my hands (which I never had in all my life - anywhere). The doctors think that the eczema is caused from an allergic reaction to something. What I don't know? I have come to realize that the perfume I had been using is corn based. Has anyone had experience of a topical product causing such issues? Now that I know this I am going to stop using the perfume. Any thoughts or suggestions for new gluten and corn perfumes? I am so tired of having to give up everything that I love!!
  12. Can anyone recommend a Gluten Free Hand Cream for very dry skin? I want to know for sure that it is gluten free since I feel like anything on my hands has the potential to get me sick. Any help would be appreciated!!
  13. I believe that most of the Physicians Formula products are gluten-free. The website is very good - check it out. Also - if you have a questions and email them they are usually good about answering. Neutrogena is another company who offers a wide range of products and are usually very helpful when contacting them. Some other companies to try are: Pacifica, Tarte, Gabrielle Cosmetics, 100 Percent Pure (the mascara is NOT gluten-free), Lorem ( they just sent me a coupon code for 40% off use the word President) and Ecco Bella, Red Apple Lipstick, and Juice Beauty. Good luck.
  14. i just contacted Clinique recently and they wrote the following: Thank you for your interest in Clinique. We apologize for the delay in our response. For the benefit of our gluten-sensitive consumers who may have cross-sensitivities, Clinique takes the extra precaution of including soy, corn and rice in our research in addition to wheat, oat, barley and rye derivatives. In addressing your concern about gluten, we would like to explain that a vast number of raw materials from many different suppliers and sources are used in the manufacture of Estee Lauder Companies' products. It is therefore not possible for us to fully guarantee that our products are completely free of ingredients that may elicit an allergic response in highly sensitive individuals who react to gluten. For example, it is possible that small amounts of a wheat sourced ingredient may remain on shared manufacturing equipment even after a thorough cleaning. We therefore recommend that you discuss this with your physician, because consumer safety is of utmost concern to us. Provided below are the results of your inquiry: Superbalanced Makeup - Contains ingredients derived from Soy Perfectly Real Makeup - Contains ingredients derived from Soy Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm - Contains Rice and Soy I appreciate the opportunity to respond to your question, and sincerely hope I was able to be of assistance. You are valued as our consumer and I hope you will continue to use and enjoy our products with confidence and satisfaction. Sincerely, Gloria C Consumer Response Representative Clinique is usually pretty helpful if you call or write them.