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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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    Genealogy, rental movies-dvds by mail,some knitting,crocheting,forming a perfect existance(as much as possible),my pet cat-he's a Maine Coon breed I think-big boy!Taken new interest in the ballet,been to see Swan Lake this Oct.'05-$10 seats.Try new recipes.Loves the Autumn,Winter- cozy,great time to reflect and wax nostalgic .Likes a variety of dance music,taking photographs, good thrift stores,fruit,veggies,meat-food in general-I'm 125lbs.5'2ftandLean.Most celiacs are.I never see any fat ones.
  1. I've been eating steamed vegetables all summer and they're great ; now I'm hooked. They're super quick to prepare,leave me feeling satiated and energized and help me get 5-8 cups of veggies a few days of the week.The veggies made my celiac gut feel a whole world better too.I can't remember the site,but I liked their method of cutting vegetables into maybe half-inch pieces ,then steaming them for 3-5 minutes,especially cruciferous for female breast health-maybe it's good for all types of cancer prevention. You can also steam them in a little water too, in the pot,not necessary to have a steamer basket,necessarily. I was also interested in sprouting sprouts so I got a sprouter device at amazon.com,and a bag of sprout seeds,including alfalfa,broccoli,radish seeds among them. I havented used them yet,but i'm thinking they're accessible all year round.Maybe I'll try them this autumn season. I'm starting to steam autumn/winter veggies now like rutabaga,which I like with frozen peas... Anyone else like vegetables or sprouts ?
  2. Gonna be a traditional winter this 2013, with bitter cold and snow. Lookin' forward to it, but I hope I won't freeze to death or slip and bust my hip ,but somebody probably will. www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/capital-weather-gang/2013/08/26/the-farmers-almanac-outrageous-forecast-a-stormy-super-bowl- What I'm gonna do is get a big bag of rock salt( to melt the snow around my door) as soon as I see it being sold,usually not til late November. But Almanac said it might freeze over before that. Winter Shopping List Warm socks ,some angora blend water and cold proof moon boots I like extra oatmeal,beans(for soups)needed dry goods,for baking,and gluten-free flours medicines,over the counter and prescription my mom thinks a kerosene heater is good to keep in,just in case the electricity good off.And kerosene. knitting yarn-to knit at night sweatshirts-I got 1 at Walmart.... I'm looking for an ideal fleece hat... turtlenecks,not for dinner-but to wear What do you do to prep for the cold ,wintry weather?
  3. For that matter ,you can't make a loaf of bread with wheat bran,you know why? Because the bran has no stretchy ,puffy gluten ,like real wheat has.You can't knead bran,or make it rise..it doesn't puff up and you can't roll it , pull it and shape it into bread.It's just flat and dry like autumn leaves.So if you can't make a puffy loaf of wheat bread out of bran,then bran must not be glutinous like wheat is,therefore I shall eat some wheat bran weekly.
  4. I totally understand avoiding wheat as a deadly, brain shrinking,gut ripping substance for us pure intolerants. But I don't think wheat bran is "wheat". It doesn't taste like bread or anything else for that matter. It tastes like sawdust, albeit sweet ,sawdust-probably why most people avoid it.It's the outer dry skin on the wheat-I'm in love with it myself.Wheat bran has some of the B-vitamins Celiacs are lacking(like Thiamine,Riboflavin and Niacin),plus potassium ,protein and iron and the fiber we all need,but with no pain in the gut,at least for me.I'm in love with my new friend wheat bran..... I only eat a few tablespoons a week.I'll have Mom send you all funeral notices if it kills me,ha ha.
  5. I've just discovered a gluten-free packaged rice mix about a week ago and ate it last night and tonite. It's Lundberg's Organic Whole Grain Rice & Seasoning mix and Wow ! It's a delicious godsend ! These gluten-free rice mixes are flavorful and wholesome. I was so surprised (with joy and satisfaction) when I discovered them at a supermarket on the gluten-free rack. These rice mixes have two flavors that I saw:one with brown rice,wild rice,and porcini mushrooms ,and the other flavor is Jambalaya, with brown rice onion,garlic,bell pepper,spices(black pepper,cayenne,cumin)dried tomato,smoke flavor,organic sunflower oil,and organic brown/rice concentrate , and so on..... If the jambalaya one is as good as the brown rice and mushroom one then it's a winner... You gotta try 'em..
  6. I've mixed wheat bran into my cereal and it gave me no "wheat" pain ,and make me feel fuller longer. I don't think it has wheat protein,since it's just the outer husk of the wheat and is not absorbed by the intestine. I think wheat bran is a celiac's best friend ! What do you think.
  7. I came across this article a few years ago saying that mice who were immunized with their own antigens were cured of their autoimmune diseases in experiments done by doctors in Germany and France. This is really good good news if they can get it off the ground. If this was available now I'd like to run and get it.... Immunization Against Type 1 Diabetes:Mice Successfully Treated
  8. I'm not a smoker but I sometimes crave a cigarette at least twice a month and that being only since I had seemed to develop Celiac Disease in my late twenties. I did test positive for Celiac genes at Enterolab a few years back. I remember reading on this site an article that said Celiacs benefit from cigarette smoke but the article didn't say WHY. And that's what I want to know --How does cigarette smoke help Celiacs? Is the nicotine helpful to Celiacs and how ? Here is the Article-My link If nicotine is beneficial to Celiacs they could use a nicotine patch which delivers 4mg of nicotine or electronic cigarettes. Personally I could use a little nicotine
  9. Well,the dictionary describes Celiac Disease as a fat malabsorption disease,so maybe the fat piles up in celiac brain or something,maybe its possible. I'll look into it and update ya.
  10. Many media reports say that Autism and A child's mother with certain Autoimmune Diseases go hand in hand. Have researchers for www.Celiac.com proven this? I mean I don't actually see a list of tested and proven statistics here. But Media reports say Celiac Disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis,and Diabetes Type 1 ,but not other Autoimmune Diseases, contribute to a child having Austism Spectrum Disorder. IS THIS TRUE? DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THIS? I'LL POST THE WEBSITE(S) WITH THIS INFORMATION IF I CAN FIND IT AGAIN.
  11. And don't forget the Hydrangea Root as well as the Alpha Lipoic Acid as they both are said to reverse Autoimmune diseases. WOW! I hope these alternative treatments work !!!! Oh WOW!!
  12. Eat Steak and Potatoes...then popcorn,then fruit--that oughta quench the hunger !!!
  13. I learned of this autoimmune disease cure from Dr. Mercola's website and I sware I felt sorta normal again and I desired and ate a wheat bagel and wheat noodles;and felt OK afterwards too. Do you think the Alpha Lipoic Acid reversed my Autoimmune Celiac Disease-I hope it does! You gotta try some ALA !!!!!!!!!!!
  14. I seem to get too much Iron or it isn't being processed correctly by the Liver-I had the Hemochromatosis test and it was NEGATIVE-but I often have gold bronzy skin and ,my heart tends to hurt,and my joints are stiff,yet all regular blood work given by the doctor comes back normal. Do any other Celicas out there tend to have this? Also My iron level was a little low on the bloodwork test despite the fact that I seem to be overdosing on Iron,so apparently my iron isn't being processed properly through the liver,and goes elsewhere,but where I don't know...
  15. Yeah well, Lynn, sittin' in the sun all day ain't practical or safe for most people. Besides supplement is sold , so somebody must need it and my Celiac blood is runny;For your information some foods contain Vitamin K like Olive Oil,and Parsley,but it ain't practical to sit around eatin' Parsley and Olive Oil all day either.....but I have switched to all Olive oil for my cooking since I hear it is good for people.