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      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

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  1. How To Lose The Celiac Belly?

    Thanks to all. I did not realize the large difference between "gluten free" and "certified gluten free." I may have been glutening myself for months now
  2. How To Lose The Celiac Belly?

    Thank you cyclingladay, I appreciate your reply. I definitely need to check out the newbie thread. I think I will resist eating out for a month to see if I notice any difference (I had just hoped I wasn't that sensitive to gluten :/ I started off only being sensitive to food with high concentrations of gluten (bread, cereal, bagels, etc), so I used to be able to get away with a bite of gluten here and there. Now I seem to have a reaction to simple cross-contamination--is it possible to become more sensitive as the disease progresses? As for Naked Juice, I just sent them an email to see if they were certified gluten-free and will post a reply when/if I hear back. Thank you!
  3. How To Lose The Celiac Belly?

    Thank you so much! I will definitely check out Colosan, Bean Zyme, and digestive enzymes. I truly appreciate your help
  4. How To Lose The Celiac Belly?

    Thanks for your quick reply NoGlutenCooties! I do share my kitchen with my husband who eats gluten, but we keep our food pretty well segregated. I eat out weekly at a restaurant that I've been going to for several years now. It is not officially a gluten-free kitchen, but I eat gluten-free there (salad). Also, I did discover that the shake my husband makes for us each morning included the green Naked Juice (http://nakedjuice.com/our-products/juice/green-machine;%C2'> has wheat and barley grass in it). Once I discovered this 2 weeks ago, he switched to a different juice. Could I have leftover bloating from that still? I notice that some mornings it will be somewhat flat but that after I eat anything it will blow right back up again (especially by the end of the day). I spoke with my doctor, and she said all of her patients had various reactions. That some took months or even a year for the bloating to go down. I am just frustrated by it and would prefer not to cut out restaurants because of cross-contamination if I don't have to (as it is so socially isolating). Additionally, since I've cut out the green Naked Juice, the only symptom I have is the bloating (no abdominal pain/nausea/etc.). Thanks!
  5. Hi everyone--just joined the community I've been on a strict gluten-free diet since October (my diagnosis), but I still have a huge bloated belly. It looks very strange on me because I have a small frame, and it makes me look like I'm about 7 months pregnant. I have also cut out oats, dairy (been vegan for 2 years), and most recently nuts. I already had probiotics in the Vega1 shake I drink each morning, but last week I also added a probiotic supplement as well. Does anyone have any advice on how to shrink down the gluten baby belly? Is it possible--(aka does it just take time)? It's just been 6 months since I've cut out gluten entirely, so I had hoped it would be gone by now. Thank you all in advance