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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. It appears that clinical trials are next. Who will pay for a clinical trial of a cheap food mold? This will include the cost of repeated EGDs. Clinical trials include a control group who will be taking a placebo and eating gluten - care to volunteer? I'm not feeling real positive about this will ever happening...
  2. A year after being diagnosed with celiac disease, I saw Dr. Robert Dahl in Golden CO. I had found his name on some celiac disease web site as being an “expert” on celiac disease. And he is! Anyway, after a few minutes of conversation, I mentioned I was fighting “tendonitis” in my wrists, which really didn’t seem to be tendonitis. He told me I had “rickets”, which is a Vitamin D deficiency. He said many patients he sees with celiac disease have a joint/tendon pain, and most have rickets. He suggested vitamin D. I told him that a week before I had been diagnosed with Osteopenia. He stated that was also common, and that I should take Calcium Citrate with Vitamin D. Within two weeks my “tendonitis” pain was 80% diminished. Within one month I could practice my guitar without repercussions. I’d like to mention that most medical professionals don’t deal with malnutrition (especially in the Denver area), they deal with obesity. So it didn’t occur to the two hand specialists and the physical therapist I saw that I had a malnutrition disorder like rickets. I told all that I had celiac disease, but… -Bob
  3. My celiac disease was triggered by Augmentin. According to what I read on another website, one researcher is looking into gut bacteria (or lack of certain types) as a possible reason as to causes of immune response. The general idea is the gluten is not being converted or broken down properly. Very technical - I didn't understand. But anti-biotics (not quite an anti-viral) definitely change the mix of gut bacteria. Hence so many of us taking probiotics. My point is: a) I think I was genetically predisposed for celiac disease; I think Augmentin pushed me over the edge into the abyss we lovingly call celiac disease. Someone else might argue is was my sinus infection. But that was probably my tenth sinus infection, and definitely not the worse I've ever had. My $.02 -Bob
  4. I read that some people are taking amino acid L-Glutamine to promote small intestine healing. Well we are certainly all for that. For myself, I'm hoping someday my intestine will generate lactase again. But I've seen conflicting information on glutamine. This is an excerpt from one post on this forum ---- The damaging proteins are particularly rich in proline and glutamine (especially the amino acid sequences which are in the following orders: Pro-Ser-Gln-Gln and Gln-Gln-Gln-Pro). As peptides, some such as 33-MER, cannot be broken down any further. In people with celiac disease, 33-MER stimulates T-cells to produce antibodies. The antibodies, in turn, attack the villi in the small intestine, reducing their ability to absorb nutrients. It is important to note that these sequences are NOT found in the proteins of corn and rice." ---- also, see this link http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.f...t_uids=15526039 Personally, I've been gluten-free for two years, and within two weeks of taking L-Glutamine, I started losing weight again, and my stools were getting sticky again. The L-Glutamin I was taking claimed gluten-free on the bottle. So I stopped and a week later, I'm feeling my old gluten-free self. Being a software engineer, I don't understand any of this... Can someone put this in layman's terms? Has anyone seen a long-term gain from L-Glutamine? Thanks, Bob.