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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 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. Thank you to both of you! I will try to play around with those things!
  2. Hello! Just a quick question for thought. While I am fatigued often, my blood tests show zero deficiencies and great levels. I am not sure scientifically where the fatigue comes from if it isn't a malabsorbtion problem or something like that. Nicole
  3. Isn't it crazy how these things have so much affect on our body? I am also a little weary on eliminating stuff I don't have to. Its a common trend that once you fully eliminate something, trying to push it back into your body makes for one not so happy body!!
  4. Hello! So after years of hearing my mother in law talk (what I thought was craziness) about nightshade veggies, after being diagnosed with celiacs, I did some more research. This is just an informative article, but a lot of stuff I have read has said that gluten intolerant people who still have been having a hard time with symptoms find success in eliminating nightshade vegetables!! It helped with the nerve pain, joint pain, headaches, etc. https://www.glutenfreegigi.com/shedding-light-on-nightshades-and-the-alkaloids-they-contain/
  5. Hello! I can't help much with specific places, but it does have a lot of great options. I loved in England for a bit, and especially London, just like NYC, there are a lot of places with gluten free options. My advice is to focus on the array of fruit/smoothie shops all across the UK. There are also a lot of delicious potato dishes!
  6. Quest protein powder and bars are both gluten free, and low carb!
  7. I thoroughly enjoy quest protein powder. It's a little pricey, but it is gluten free and low carb and helps!
  8. Hey! So I know you said you eat low carb, but as someone who has been doing low carb diet for years and lost 90 pounds on it, it is a special science. Can you give us an example of what you eat in the course of a day? I have found that a lot of people's body cant handle low carb unless its at a ketosis level. Meaning, if you're not under 20 grams of carbs a day, its not worth eating low carb.
  9. Hello! Two things for everyone here. I was recently diagnosed (through blood work, not yet have gotten the endoscopy), and have been super into fitness for a while. I always feel the best when working out. Firstly, almost all (except the peanut butter ones that are I think mixed with chocolate and stuff) are gluten free at LA Fitness! They do have yogurt for those who don't eat dairy, but for those who can its good. I've had it multiple times, and the workers by me in NY are usually pretty good with properly cleaning the smoothies stuff between each one. Secondly, I am wondering if anyone has found a good diet plan. I've lost about 75 pounds over the past four years through low carb dieting (it was 90 but I gained some back). I have been going to the gym during my lunch and after work every day, so about 35 minute session during the day, and an hour and a 15/20 at night. My diet consists of: I have a quest protein shake for breakfast with almond milk (Quest powder is gluten free, low calorie, and ranges between 1-3 net carbs); Lunch I usually have a salad with ranch dressing, baked chicken, and sprinkled with cheese; Snack: another protein shake after my noon gym; dinner is usually eggs. I would like to create a gym routine that works going twice a day, and maybe if anyone has any suggestions about adding to my diet/changing it. I bought blackberries this week to try to add some fruit, but I am trying to keep my carbs down. I was wondering if anything else here has found a great routine/meal plan that would like to help me/talk about it. I want to keep my fitness going well!
  10. Thank you everyone for all your help! Really, it's helped me understand this process a little better.
  11. Hello all! As you can see, I'm new here. I read around the forum and I haven't been able to pin point a similar post so I figured I would post. I recently had a blood test for Celiacs that came back with "strong markers". I've been only experiencing stomach problems for about a year and a half now. A bit backstory. I was overweight for a long time, so I started eating low carb (I didn't know it was low carb at the time). I lost 60 pounds from this in a short period of time. My iron got low, but doctors told me this was due to the rapid weight loss. I lived in England for a while and traveled and came home and got together with my now fiancé. We decided we wanted to lose more weight. We went on a very strict low carb diet for about 3 months. After that it would be on and off for a while. Every time I would start eating carbs, though, my stomach would be in intense pain, bloating, and would create nausea. I assumed this was because I stopped eating carbs for so long, that my body saw it as foreign at this point. My fiancé, who had also been eating low carb, would also get this bloat and sometimes pain, but nothing like me. I saw a GI person, got a sonogram, it came back negative, but never went for blood testing. It has been a year since then and the only relief I ever get is when I am on my low carb diet. I know a large percentage of carbs and gluten-containing foods go hand and hand. I developed anxiety this past summer, about the same time as my fiancé. We dabbled in drugs a few times around this time too, the exact time the anxiety started. I also passed out twice, and was told after that I had static hypotension, which are aligned with many symptoms of a Celiacs person eating gluten. As you can see, a lot of these symptoms go hand and hand. I have zero deficiencies in everything else. My doctor wants me to now go for an endoscopy/biopsy, and I have two concerns. 1) I am extremely nervous to endure the anesthesia, due to my blood pressure. My general practitioner said although my BP isn't technically textbook low, it is still on the lower side in conjunction with the static hypotension, and to stay away from antihistamines, medicines that alter heart rate, etc. I know they monitor you closely during these things, but I was wondering if anyone had any advice and if someone has endured this procedure with 'low blood pressure' or anesthesia in general with it. 2) As you can see, a lot of my "celiac symptoms" go very closely hand and hand with events in my life, so I'm not sure how I can make sure, 100% without a doubt, that Celiacs is what I have before I change the course of my life. As you can see, I am super paranoid LOL I work with medical malpractice on a daily basis, and through experience myself, have a big distrust for doctors. Thanks guys!!