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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. I was tested for celiac, it was negative, but I suspect I may have a gluten sensitivity or intolerance, mostly because I am seeing a neurologist for spinocerebellar ataxia, and there is such a strong connection between gluten and ataxia. Anyhow, I went gluten-free for maybe a month, and I was reading about the disease and diet meanwhile (Wheat Free, Worry Free by Danna Korn-excellent book). I saw no results (except losing weight that I can't afford to lose), and my neurologist saw no need for the diet. What thinkest thou??
  3. [quote name='Matilda' date='Apr 30 2006, 07: Thanks for the reply and links, Matilda. The print-outs will be very helpful to take to my neurologist at UCLA. I have no history of celiac disease, or any kind of allergy or intolerance in my family, and I have been tall and skinny all my life, so my doctor might see any further gluten testing pointless. She organized the Celiac panel with Prometheus, and all the results were negative. I did stay on a gluten-free diet for a while anyway, but nothing changed. Thanks again for all the great info and good wishes. Thanks to Mme, too.
  4. I was tested negative for celiac disease by Prometheus, but I wonder if I might have gluten intolerance. What is the best way to find out? Thanks. My only symptom is neurological.
  5. Fast Food

    It was very helpful (and fun!!) for me to make a safety book of restaurant menus. I printed the info from the internet, and put those pages into protective plastic sleeves and put all the info. together in a small binder. McDonald's has a lot of safe food, and is a user-friendly site, as is Outback. Since going gluten-free, my big addiction is protein-style burgers fron In-N-Out with a chocolate shake. Also, the field greens salad at California Pizza Kitchen (an all-time favorite) is said to be safe without the walnuts.
  6. Weight Gain

    What are the advantages to that diet? I don't have Celiac, but suspect some intolerance or sensitivity, and I've always been underweight and am really trying to change that. Thanks.
  7. Yay!

    I'm glad.
  8. Yay!

    In some small and mysterious way, I think this will help me cope with the gluten-free life.
  9. Karina, I've always been too thin also, and I really started to gain weight doing weight-bearing exercise. The best thing is to do a small number of repititions with as high of a weight as you can. Your muscles will adapt, and begin to grow quickly. And Remember that muscle weighs more than fat.
  10. Weight Loss

    Jenn2005, I've been snacking like crazy, and putting a lot of honey in my whole milk plain yogurt and having a banana in my 4% milkfat cottage cheese. Plus, my pantry is "choc" full of chocolate in just about every form.
  11. Is it normal to lose weight on a gluten-free diet? I've been gluten-free for about three weeks, and my scale tells me I've lost 6 lbs. How do I get those lbs. back? If I really did lose them, I need to find them!
  12. There will be an episode of Mystery Diagnosis on The Learning Channel dealing with Celiac this week. (I think it's Thursday, but I'm not sure.)