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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. Weight Gain

    I guess it depends on metabolism because I had gained weight in the last 10 years but then, in the last 6 mos of being gluten-free, have lost about 10 pounds or more. Back to what I used to be actually. I do eat lots of rice products but have not found any bread-like substitutes to my taste. I just go without the bread products for now and have gotten pretty used to it. Simone
  2. Vaccine For Cd

    Yes, the FDA does take a long time to approve things. It is good in that long term effects can be observed but, coming from the other side, a company that wants to get products approved, there is a TON of paperwork. Also want to confirm that from the vaccine article the process does indicate an immune system suppression with some fancy T-cell manipulation. Some day hopefully. . . Keep your fingers crossed! Simone
  3. Vaccine For Cd

    I don't know anything about a Celiac vaccine but there are many kinds of vaccines. I work at a company that makes gene therapeutics and from my understanding celiac disease is a lack of a proper gene that would help the body break down gluten, so the effect would have to be an enzyme/gene replacement rather than suppression. Also, there is a connection with Celiac Disease and auto-immune disorders, meaning your body attacks it's own components. I am not sure how that directly ties into celiac disease as I am just now learning all of this. My guess is that a vaccine might have to somehow suppress the auto-immune response??? Anyone else have a clue? But don't take my word for it. I am just supposin'. I will look into that article and see what they indicate. Simone
  4. Genetics

    I am the first in my family to figure out the Celiac connection. Evedently I have been having symptoms for several years but did not know it. I am 37 now. I suspect other family members have it as well but they won't do anything about it until they feel more sick. My younger brother definitely shares some of the symptoms that I have and I am very concerned that his second child has symptoms now. I am working on them to cut the wheat from her diet to see if her appetite improves. If symptoms are subtle, as they can be in this disorder, people really tend to ignore them. Simone