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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 FREE Celiac.com email alerts   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) 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 Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

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  1. I was noticeably gray at 18. Both of my parents went gray young as well. I have no thyroid problems and I'm pretty sure my celiac issues didn't start until 20 years later.... I started dying it when I was 28. I wanted to look more professional!
  2. I buy the Chex cereals( except wheat). I had recently been buying Puffins from Barbara's bakery but got a very unsatisfactory answer to my question about where they source their oats so I have decided to stop buying them. See below.... "Thank you for your recent email about the oat flour in our Puffins cereal. We appreciate the time you took to contact our company.Approximately 90% of our ingredients are sourced from North America. However obviously there are some crops that do not grow here, and items that are not manufactured here. In those cases, we source from other areas, mainly UK, EU and South America. Regardless of where the supplier is located, we have a very robust Supplier Assurance Program that ensures that we purchase only from approved, high quality suppliers. We thank you again for your comments and hope you continue to enjoy our products. If, at any time, we can be of further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us again."
  3. His symptoms are quite mild for cross contamination. Moderate for things like accidentally eating a bite of something containing gluten- like pasta, bread etc
  4. I think the most important thing I took away was to check the source of all oats that you eat. Many people label oats as gluten free even if they are CC'ed. I do like cereal occasionally in the morning. Often times I have bought gluten free cereal but not really scrutinized all of the ingredients. I will start doing that now. In fact, I just contacted Barbara's Bakery and got a very vague answer about their oats. I sent a followup question and am still waiting to hear back from them. I may not be eating those anymore depending on their answer.
  5. The fullness of the Eucharist is found in the wine alone. However, glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts recently. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host Here's a good article to read.... http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/
  6. The fullness of the Eucharist is found in the wine alone. However, glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts recently. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host Here's a good article to read.... http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/
  7. I have celiac. One of my best friends has NCGS. We see each other often and share the same group of friends. But, my celiac limits my diet substantially where as he doesn't worry about cross contamination. He enjoys many meals within our group that I do not share in because of it. My point is only that sometimes it's nice to not have to worry about the long term consequences of CC. So, it may be worth it to pursue the diagnosis so that you know has strict you have to be.
  8. Here's another article when it's not safe to participate in communion. Spiritual communion. http://buff.ly/2sXjE2d
  9. I agree with the biopsy! I think the thing that people don't get is that the "celiac" version of a gluten free diet is very strict. It is socially isolating and hard to do (mostly avoiding cross contamination). Get the correct diagnosis now so that you do not second guess the diagnosis later because, Ennis is right, doing it later is much worse. You don't mention how old you are but if you need it, you can get your colonoscopy at the same time and do it all under the same anesthesia.
  10. You are not alone! I live in a shared household. My kids are young right now, so I do all the cooking, cleaning, etc. The things the kids eat that contain gluten are stored where I want them and I know how to prepare them to avoid any issues. But, I do want my kids to grow up so I'm already nervous about how to let them learn how to make their own sandwiches and cereal without getting sick!
  11. What practice are you seeing in Austin that accepts insurance? That is very interesting!
  12. Here's a good article reviewing the issues. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/ glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts 2 days ago. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host
  13. Here's a good article reviewing the issues. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/ glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts 2 days ago. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host
  14. Here's a good article reviewing the issues. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/ glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts 2 days ago. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host
  15. Here's a good article reviewing the issues. http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/amp/news/gluten-and-communion-whats-a-celiac-to-do-72220/ glutenfreewatchdog did an article on the low gluten hosts 2 days ago. She tested a single host from the Benedictine sisters and found it to contain 0.0017 mg of gluten. Compare that to the 0.57mg found in a piece of gluten free bread. The amount of gluten you are exposed to is negligible if you take a low gluten host