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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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    Single, Christian woman w/ a Godly attitude! I worship God daily by studying his word and prayerful moments of solitude. Attend Protestant church services twice weekly, and periodic Bible Studies, ie. BSF. Cherish my family & Christian friends! Vocation: Residential Real Estate. Avocations: Interior Design and Landscape painting. Hobbies: Amateur Photographer, Creator of turquoise necklaces, gardening and cooking. Love anything to do w/ Nature: especially walking the Corrales ditches (on a good day walk 6 miles).
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  1. Travelling Through Co, Nm, Az, Ut

    While visiting New Mexico, I'd like to make a suggestion for you to visit Chaco Canyon west of Albuquerque a couple of hours. It's a 1,000 year old Indian village (ruins) that's breathtakingly awesome to visit. The La Montanita food co-ops in Albuquerque are great for gluten free products. There's one on Rio Grande & Mathew, and another on Central and Carlisle in the Nob Hill area of UNM campus. New Mexico is a beautiful state w/ perfect weather, great restaurants, friendly people, and lots of creative artistic venues. But remember we are the 2nd highest crime state in the USA, so don't leave anything visible in your vehicle, which I am sure is hard to do when you are traveling. We're basically a 3rd world country, which is part of the reason I like it here, but just be aware of your surroundings.
  2. Travelling Through Co, Nm, Az, Ut

    There's actually a official state "question": red or green? Meaning red or green salsa w/ your mexican meal. Corn tortillas are gluten free, refried beans are gluten free and the spanish rice. We've also got a beautiful new, semi-pro baseball stadium in Albuquerque. There's no other state in the country like New Mexico. I lived in Colorado for a decade and loved it, but New Mexico is more similar to Old Mexico than it is to the USA.
  3. I joined Celiac.com in Nov. 2005 when I was first diagnosed. This message board has been a wealth of information and support. Had been doing really well and feeling stronger all time, until March, 1st this year. Six weeks ago thought I'd gotten food poisoning w/ terrible bloating and gas. But now that I've read many of your message re: bloating and gas, am beginning to wonder if I am somehow eating hidden gluten. Anyway, the Celiac.com message board makes eating gluten free tolerable from all your fun and informative posts. Dianna
  4. Dear Julie, My prayers are with you, and eveyone at Virginia Tech. A tradegy beyond comprehension, beyond words. Respectfully yours, Dianna
  5. I know the corned beef is soak in brine, but don't know the ingredients. We're having a special St. Patrick's Day luncheon today w/ this dish. Appreciate your feedback.
  6. Fuming...mil Doesn't 'get It'!

    Re: mean people. In one of Dr. Phil's books he made a statement that was life changing for me: "People only treat us the way we allow them to treat us". And Dr. Laura's statement: "We are the gatekeepers of who we allow in our lives". Eight years ago I pulled myself away from two mean sisters. It used to be their evilness was always done covertly, but for my father's 80th birthday they deliberately left my name off the birthday invitation sent to over 200 people, even though I'd paid my share of the party. MEAN people have an unfortunate personality disorder that most likely will never change. They see the world differently than the rest of us. When I was younger I was taught to tolerate these people. But the older I get, the less years I have to live; I now choose not to allow anyone in my life that is negative. AND my quality of life is better for it. What your MIL did re: the torte was malicious. Nice people have trouble accepting that someone could be so deliberate in their evil intentions and that's where the evil people have the edge until we (the nice people) wake up. God bless, Dianna
  7. Just discovered a vital Gluten Intolerance Support Group in the Albuquerque area. The contact person is: Marilyn Johnson at marilynyj@comcast.net. Annual dues are only $10.00. Dianna
  8. Ichyness?

    Last year about this time went through a period of major itchiness. Went to an old-fashioned allergy doctor who diagnosed: DRY SKIN. He recommended Alpha-Keri bath oil (4 capfuls), Aquaphor ointment applied after bath/shower. He also said to bathe/shower every other day, and use body lotion daily. Surprise of surprises, it WORKED!
  9. I'm in the middle of a flair-up; first one in a long time. What do the rest of you do to reduce the constant pain? I did use the hot water bottle last night, but still the pain is tremendous. How about eating soft foods (definitely nothing spicey)? Do you have any naturopathic remedies versus western medicine. But if the pain goes on much longer I'd be open to any suggestions.
  10. It's been months since I checked out the Celiac.com Message Board. Was first diagnosed with Celiac Disease in Nov. 2005. This Message Board was my SAVING GRACE! During my initial healing, was on your Board for hours learning about Celiac Disease, feeling your pain, and gaining strength from everyone elses experiences w/ doctors, family & friends. Went several months without the dreaded symptoms and then just in time for my 1st anniversary come the bloating and gas, diarrhea/constipation, and cramping. Guess my symptoms are a gift of telling me to be more watchful; that this truly is a disease and a very inconvenient one (guess all diseases are inconvenient). Went to a holiday dinner party at an Italian Restaurant a couple of weeks ago and can't tell you how tempted I was to eat the variety of pasta dishes being served; and can't imagine how miserable I'd be, if I had. Am thinking I was glutened last weekend while on a date. Thought the spinach/artichoke dip w/ melted cheese I'd ordered would be gluten free, but within a couple of days the symptoms of Celiac were back w/ a vengance. Shopped at Trader Joe's today and spied the same dip; looked at the ingredients and sure enough - wheat. Started Real Estate the 1st of August this year and have sold a couple of homes! Am combining my Interior Decorating with the R/E. My Logo is: Real Estate, Real Design, Real Value. Please check out my website: www.RadNMHomes.com. Had my first art opening (along w/ 32 other artists) this year. Also try to pastel plein-air paint weekly. Purchased the Canon Rebel digital camera and am enjoying field trips w/ it, as well as being a member of a great camera club. But for the moment, don't feel like doing much of anything w/ Celiac symptoms wearing me down. Pray our discomfort from this uncomfortable disease will soon pass. Are there any cures for Celiac Disease on the horizon? Dianna
  11. Hidden Gluten

    HONEY CASHEWS. Have been gluten free since Nov. 1, 2005 OR so I thought. Love the little bag of honey cashews I've been purchasing often for months. Today felt the desire to check out the calorie count / and amount of carbs., and out of the corner of my eye saw: WHEAT STARCH and MALTODEXTRIN. Am sure my eyes popped open, mouth dropped, and a loud growl emerged. Couldn't believe it . . . and here thought I was being almost saintly in my quest for a gluten free way-of-life. Darn those hidden glutens anyway. Dianna
  12. My juicer is a Breville; it cost $300; sounds like a lot, but it will last me a lifetime. You can search for recipes on the internet. I tried following recipes at first, but now I just throw whatever together, and always add 1/2 an apple for sweetness. Whenever I drink fresh vegetable juice (at least once a day) . . . it feels likes sunshine entering my body and healing me from the inside out.
  13. Hi Cassidy . . . Purchased a juicer (Breville) at least a month ago and LOVE the healthy feeling I get when drinking a glass of fresh vegetable juice! I always add an 1/2 apple for sweetness, but other than that only use vegetables, i.e. clove of garlic, a couple of green onions and whatever else I have on hand; cucumbers, celery, carrots, kale, spinach, beets, tomato, etc. I've never been a big vegetable eater; so juicing for me personally is a lifesaver!! Note #1: I started out washing the juicer painstakingly daily, but now rinse the juicer w/ very hot water immediately after I use it, and then wash once a week in the dishwasher. Note #2: Try not to drink the juice too fast, but savor it -- almost like drinking a glass of wine. I highly recommend JUICING!!!!! And even though my juicer was expensive; it is worth every penny and will last me for years. Dianna
  14. This is a great recipe! Am eating it as I type. Didn't have all the ingredients, i.e. vinegar and sherry; and used gluten-free flour instead of cornstarch. And it still turned out very good. Am trying to cut down my animal protein to 1 oz. a day; so have enough left over to freeze. Thank you very much for this recipe.
  15. Graham Crackers

    Curious how the rest of you folks eat graham crackers? I enjoy mine with milk and eat it like cereal, with of course a pinch of sugar. Yummy