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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. Thanks all for your input and advice. Bartfull, There is so much conflicting information about tolerance testing and I did the best research I could before getting this test done and I'm happy that I made the right choice in having it, in so far as it's given me some areas to focus my attention. I thought dairy was a problem, the test shows it to be so I'm definitely going to focus on that most specifically. I understand your point however, and I agree in a lot of ways that perhaps there isn't adequate evidence to support it. A majority of recent articles about the test I had were very favourable from the standpoint of somebody already experiencing symptoms. I'm not putting too much faith in it's accuracy ! 1desperateladysaved Thank you for your advice and ideas, I've been and bought some hazelnut milk which I had with oats for breakfast and I actually quite enjoyed it. As for the duck and quail eggs you mentioned, the test says to avoid all eggs at the moment which is disappointing because I LOVE having bacon and eggs for breakfast ! I'm hoping to be able to reintroduce eggs and some of the other foods after I've had more time to heal. HOPING, A LOT! I do have coeliac disease, Cyclinglady, yes and I think perhaps my results have come back so strongly because there is likely damage to my gut that's throwing my digestion of other things out of whack. I've not long been diagnosed and although, I'm comfortable with the gluten free diet now, I was still feeling like I had been glutened all the time, despite being so careful. I was starting to realise it was probably something else because my gluten reaction is very severe but these reactions were not so bad, just a lot of digestive discomfort and irritability. The yeast and eggs thing is annoying in terms of the gluten free bread I was having, II don't think I'll miss it particularly, it's just nice to have the ease of convenience as I work in other cities a couple of days a week and like to take my own packed lunch. I'm feeling much calmer thanks yo a bit of perspective and all your advice so far. I'll just have to be creative, and be consistent with myself. I've started a little food diary like you've suggested and I keep reminding myself that I can eat lots of GOOD food, being careful is only for my benefit and good health and things could be a lot worse !
  2. I have been quite ill for a long time and after 4 months gluten free, I decided to pay for a detailed food intolerance test that is available here in the UK as I realised there was something else going on which I thought would be lactose. My results came back yesterday and they are BAD. I'm trying to be positive by doing some research and meal planning but I wondered if anyone else could help with some ideas ! I am intolerant to the following (these foods are just the ones on my MUST avoid list!) Beef Cow's milk Gluten Wheat Lamb Yeast Eggs Almond Soya Coconut Garlic Tuna Haricot beans Kidney beans Chickpeas Lentils I am mostly flummoxed by what I could have for breakfast now as conventional foods and their substitutes seem to be off the table. Also, are there any possible dairy substitutes ? Almond, soya and oat milk are a no go as a replacement for cow's milk and it has been made clear that lacto-free milk is not an option because I react to the milk protein not lactose. I will be having a consultation with a nutritionist too but it seems just as important to ask people who are living with similar. Any help or advice would be so appreciated !