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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. Happy birthday and may God bless you today!

  2. Celiac & Breastfeeding Info

    Here is something that sort of relates to this topic...well at least talks about when to introduce grains. My friend had sent me an article stating this same thing about a year ago, but I just found it again online, the full article is at http://www.usaweekend.com/06_issues/060108/060108babies.html. It is from USA Weekend. It's interesting that they didn't mention barley, rye or oats. Anyway, here it is. Here is the one part that mentions Celiac's. Researchers from the University of Colorado recently found that children who were given cereal grains at 3 months were at higher risk for celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder triggered by a food allergy to wheat gluten, than those who weren't fed grains until they were 7 months old. There are no official recommendations about when to add wheat to Baby's diet, but William Cochran, M.D., chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics section on Gastroenterology and Nutrition, says parents should wait until Baby is at least 7 months to feed her grains. Kim
  3. Pregnant And Worried

    Hi! Thanks for all of your replies and concern for me. I am happy to report that I had my first OB appointment today and a vaginal ultrasound did show an egg sac in the uterus...my husband and I are so relieved. I had gone in on Monday for a blood draw and they took more blood today. My progesterone was within normal limits, but lower than the doctor would have liked it to be. So I do have to use vaginal progesterone suppositories twice a day for the next month (doesn't sound very fun), but it should keep my progesterone levels nice and normal. The worst part about that is I had to go to a pharmacy about forty five minutes away to find one that had them in stock because I was too paranoid to wait a day or two to get some in at other pharmacies. I go in for another appointment next week. So all is well...thanks again for all of the advice. I had been looking at other posts on baby center about ectopic pregnancies and they all made me so nervous. Posting on this board and reading your replies helped to keep me more calm. Thanks again! Kim
  4. HI! I am five weeks pregnant today, but am extremely worried I might have an ectopic pregnancy. I have been experiencing some pelvic pains (a few times sharp, but mostly dull and not always on one side, but primarily on my right). However, I have no bleeding, little dizziness and little nausea which are also signs of an ectopic pregnancy. I did have some problems with pelvic pains starting over a year ago, but it was never confirmed the cause of it...vaginal ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound as well as a CT scan were normal. However, the more information I find on the internet I am finding out pelvic pains can be a result of Celiac's disease. So, I am wondering if any of you that are pregnant or have been pregnant ever had pelvic /abdominal pains early in your pregnancy. I just can't keep from worrying, but I keep reminding myself I did have issues with pelvic pains prior to getting pregnant. Don't know what to think. I have my first appointment with my OB on March 16th. Any info would be appreciated! Thanks! Kim
  5. Disney World

    I went in 2004 and they were wonderful. I didn't have to do too much in advance. Just a few days before my visit, I picked where I wanted to eat and called the reservation line that covers all parks. I did have to make reservations, but had two good meals in the Magic Kingdom and one great one in Epcot. At the Magic Kingdom I ate at a place in Hometown Square that is a pasta place (sorry don't remember the name). It is themed with Lady and the Tramp stuff. At that location the chef came out to talk to me and took my order, I had rice spaghetti with gluten free meatballs. They also had really good Cybros rolls for me all wamed up and toasty. That same night we were at the Liberty Inn which was a character dining (fun even though we were two adults). Again the chef came out and spoke with me ahead of time and brought me each course of the meal. They even had a wam gluten free brownie for me while my husband was eating regular apple pie...so that didn't bother me since I had the brownie. Then at Epcot, we went to the German Biergarten restaurant...which wasn't as easy to find things to eat, but my husband wanted to go there. At that location, the chef came out and went over everything on the buffet with me as to what I could have and what I could not have. SO overall, it was wonderful and it was great knowing I would be taken care of. I have heard that the turkey legs they sell on carts in the park are gluten free and they used to say the McDonald's fries they sell are too, but I am sure you have heard McDonald's is no longer saying they are gluten free. So good luck and have fun! I know this is long, but I hope it helps.
  6. Mackinaw Island

    I had just done a google search "Eating Gluten Free Mackinaw Island" and this site came up http://www.kilwins.com/press/index.phtml?artid=15 . It just says the chocolate and vanilla is. I didn't specifically contact them about anything yet, so I can be definite. Kim
  7. Mackinaw Island

    Hi! I am traveling to Mackinaw Island at the end of October. Has anyone ever been there and have any advice for eating gluten free? The only thing I have found on the internet is that the Tea Room at the Fort can make a great spinach salad for me and that the Kilwin's Ice Cream place has some gluten free ice cream. Thanks! Kim
  8. Sports Drinks

    Hi! I just emailed Gu Sports to see if their supplement packets of energy gel are gluten free and they replied that all of their Gu supplement packets and G2O eletrolyte replacement drink are gluten free. You can find more information at www.gusports.com. Here is the copy of the email I received: Hello Kim, Thank you for your interest in GU Energy Gel! I am happy to inform you that all of our flavors of GU and our electrolyte replacement drink GU2O are gluten free. We have sent our product to an outside lab, which specialized in gluten detection, and came back negative for gluten. The maltodextrin in GU and GU2O is derived from corn. It is safe for those who suffer from Celiac Disease or who are gluten-intolerant, to take our product. Hope this helps, Your Friends at GU! Hope this helps! Kim
  9. Biaggi's Ristorante Italiano

    Thanks for the info! I have never even considered going to eat there because I assumed they would not have much I could eat anyway serving Italian food. Kim
  10. Eating Out Gf In Orlando

    Hi! I went to Orlando last year and the experience at Disney itself was great. When we got there, I called a number and set up reservations in both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. At both of those locations, they were ready to serve me and all times the chef came out to talk to me before ordering and even brought my food to the table. The experience was wonderful. The Liberty Inn (not sure of name) in Magic Kingdom even had a gluten free brownie for me when my husband was eating regular apple pie...which was great. Here is a link to the part of the website relating to the dining http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/wdw/dinin...iningFinderPage . This page gives the phone number you can call when you get to Florida to discuss food allergies with someone at Disney. Outside of Disney we made sure to eat at Outback Steakhouse http://www.outback.com/ and there is an Italian place called Carrabas that has a location in Orlando and a gluten free menu on their website. http://www.carrabas.com/ . Hope this helps and have fun! Kim
  11. Hi! Lou Malnatis is an awesome pizza chain in the Chicago area that has this wonderful deep dish pizza that I have missed SO much since being diagnosed. Well, I found out yesterday that they have a crustless version of their pizza. It is a sausage, tomato and cheese pizza with the lean sausage being the crust (one big piece). I went out with some friends last night and got one and added onion and green pepper to it. It was SO good. Here is a link to the description. http://www.deepdishpizza.com/cgi-bin/lmcar...IZZA&TABINDEX=2 Lou Malnatis does ship their pizzas anywhere in the US and this is an option with their crustless version. It's pricey because they send them FedEx in dry ice, but it is SO worth it. The more you buy, it's less per pizza because the shipping is split among more pizzas. You can also find the information at www.loutogo.com. Enjoy! Kim
  12. Don Pablos

    Hi! I have recently bought some gluten free tortillas from my local health food store that were Don Pablo's brand. I wonder if it is the same Don Pablo as the restaurant. They are pretty good tortillas and they are great because you can't use corn tortillas for everyting. Kim
  13. Thanks for the recipe. I LOVE those Pamela's cookies, they are to die for and I bet they make an awesome crust. Kim
  14. Hi! I had posted about Ramapo Valley Brewing about a year ago and the price has really come down. I think it was $45 a case and $15 shipping at that time. All I remember exactly is that it was $60 and someone had posted back that some of the bottles were damaged when they had gotten it. I wasn't going to buy it for $60 and with some being damaged, but sounds much more reasonable now. Kim
  15. Hi! I love Quinoa Pasta. It has higher protein and I think it has the best pasta like texture. I second the Kinninninicks English Muffins listed above and they also have a great pizza crust. Don Pancho's Gluten Free Tortillas are great, but I use them more for Quesadillas, than wraps. The best brownie mix I have tried is Pamela's. There is an option to add more chocolate chips which I do. Cause Your Special has a golden pound cake mix that is so good. These are the things I always have to make sure I have on hand for whenever I get a craving. So GOOd! Apparently I have some more things to try from what everyone else has stated. Kim