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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. Thank you! I'm also a huge fan of Blue Diamond Almond nut thins. So many flavors, nutritious, and low-cal!
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  4. Hi all, On my quest for gluten free foods (especially junk food, for the occasion when I go stark raving mad for something junky) I have made a couple discoveries. 1) Wise snacks offers a variety of yummy gluten free snacks. I bought a bag of cheese puffies and plowed through it a couple weeks ago. (Hey, don't judge, the bag was mostly air anyway.) They have a great page on nutritional values and allergen content. Pretty sure Wise can be found in most stores. Wal-Mart and Kroger, at least. Link: http://www.wisesnacks.com/media/6576/wise_nutrition_information.pdf 2) Also, this may be a no-brainer, but Van's natural foods has some delicious cereals that are made from extremely nutritious, gluten free grains. "No empty calories here!" the box boasts. My favorite is Cinnamon Heaven. It's great without milk for a snack, maybe with yogurt or something like that. I bet I could make some yummy desserts with it too. I have found this at both Wal-Mart and Kroger. it's a tad expensive, but if you eat it by individual servings (I didn't with this box, I got a little scarfy again) I bet you can make it last a while. Have a great week! Samara
  5. Symptoms

    I was never diagnosed with anything blood sugar related, but I remember having serious lows from YEARS back, younger than ten years. Once I took it before it got really low, and it was 56. I just talked to my doctor about it and he kinda blew it off (most doctors do), but since going gluten free (two and a half months now) I've only had maybe 2 issues during all that time, as opposed to every day, and that was only when I ate PURE sugar (syrup with my lovely gluten free waffles). Good luck with the test, I am not willing to eat gluten willingly ever again, so I'll likely never go through the testing. I feel like I have a normal sized stomach for the first time in a decade.
  6. Symptoms

    Thank you for your reply. I'm glad I'm not the only person struggling with this embarrassing problem. Good luck with your doctor's appointment!
  7. Symptoms

    Thank you so much for your reply. Digestive problems really run in my family so I wouldn't be surprised if Celiac runs in my family. I would be willing to bet my grandmother had it. I've lost ten pounds since going off of gluten, so I must be doing something right! I'm making sure I eat plenty of foods high in calcium and am taking vitamin B complex. Thanks!
  8. Hello everyone, I have been gluten free since December, and plan on staying that way for the rest of my life. I have not been diagnosed with anything (as I understand the testing for Celiac disease and gluten intolerance is expensive and unreliable). The reason I started the diet was because of the insane, immediate, miserable bloating directly after most meals (I am a normal weight, with a small stomach, I would look eight months pregnant after eating); and the ridiculous constipation problems (was going maybe every 3-5 days). These problems have bothered me for years. I went off of gluten for two weeks initially, and my stomach became totally flat with minimal bloating normally, and none after eating; and my system became regular once again. I decided to test it and ate something with gluten, and POOF, back came the miserable bloating, and it was two weeks before I became regular again. I doubt I have Celiac Disease, I think I would have been much more ill if I did, but I think I definitely have some sort of gluten intolerance. I've ruled out dairy, so that's not it. Everybody I've talked to has had difference symptoms, so I was hoping to find someone with a similar story. EDIT: Also, I have always had major problems with hypoglycemia, and have actually almost passed out behind the wheel as a result of it, but since going gluten free it's all but gone.