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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. My only symptom was slight nausea. Lasted 6 months before it started to only happen if I ate too much food in a sitting. I would eat simple, bland foods and eat 6 small meals instead of three big ones.
  2. I've lost some of my sense of taste due most likely to zinc deficiency from not eating beef for a couple of years. Zinc supplement doesn't seem to help, but eating .5 to 1 lb of beef per day definitely does help. I noticed a positive change within days of eating beef. I don't know if your diet includes beef, but if it doesn't there's a reason for you. Zinc and Geographic Tongue
  3. Hair loss

    I started losing my sense of taste from not eating beef for too long. Now I'm eating lots of beef and getting it back. Not the same as hair loss.
  4. I've tested several different grain free, gluten free dog foods and treats using my Nima sensor (with water to soften the food) and have come to the conclusion that the only way to have gluten free is to use raw or freeze dried. So I just keep that in mind around my dogs. It helps that I've never been a fan of my dogs licking my face.
  5. One way to go gluten free without waiting and still get part of a diagnosis would be to do the blood test today. You can sign up at an online test site today and have your blood test done today. So here's my spiel (just a customer): You can either have a gastroenterologist order the full celiac panel plus whatever else they typically test for, or you can order your own test at a site like walkinlab.com. At walkinlab.com it's called the celiac comprehensive test and costs $298.00 (not covered by insurance). Then if any one test comes up high you can give it to your gastroenterologist so they can do an endoscopy (this would require you to stay on gluten). The blood draw is done at your nearest Labcorp. You get your results in less than a week at walkinlab.com . The full celiac panel includes: TTG IGA TTG IGG DGP IGA DGP IGG EMA IGA
  6. Eating cooked zucchini (2 zucchinis per day) has always prevented constipation for me. I slice it then cook in a pan with light olive oil and salt. I don't know if it just works for me or would for others.
  7. I would use Canyon Bakehouse white bread for a tuna fish sandwich.
  8. Canyon Bakehouse is my vote by far.
  9. I am 54 and was diagnosed 2 1/2 years ago. Had no improvement the first 3 months and decided to get my blood tested monthly while I figured out what I can eat. That was 2 1/2 years ago. I only get better on a spice free low acid liquid diet. When I stuck with just mashed potato soup and vanilla ice cream my numbers dropped by 10 points or more in a month of no cheating. I went from >100 to 32 that way. Then I got a temporary milk allergy and now chocolate almond milk is the liquid along with coconut milk. It's harder to do all liquid many consecutive days in a row, but some chicken doesn't make me worse. Anyway if I were you I'd get checked monthly and try a simple diet of eggs, homemade soup and stew to see if avoiding crunchy spicy food helps. Based on results you could add on from there.
  10. A good dairy free chocolate bar is made by Moo Free. Comes from England I believe. I bought one on Amazon. Not cheap. Cocomels Original are quite satisfying df caramels.
  11. I use Nima sensor as well. It works great!
  12. I take Slice of Life gummy multivitamins. I think it's free of all that stuff.