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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? - 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

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So my hair had been getting really dry, and I decided it was time for a shampoo change.  I went in search of finding gluten free products, and ended up in Target looking around and found Shea Moisture products, which are labeled gluten free.  It's only been a week of use, but my hair is already softer and my scalp is not as dry.  Before spending the money at Target, I went and read reviews first, and then made the purchase.  I bought the moisture retention shea shampoo and conditioner, but they have one for curly hair and several other hair types.  They are on sale BOGO 50% on Walgreens.com this week, but I think today is the last day of that sale.  I would recommend these!


PS-I've always had fine, stick straight hair that never holds curl.  Some peoples hair poofs up in humidity, and mine goes even straighter.  In fact, when I was younger, my Mom took me to get my hair permed at a nice salon, and much to her disappointment, the expensive, supposedly permanent salon perm came out within a few days.  that's when she stopped suggesting I always curl it  :P

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I read on another website that gluten can't be absorbed through the skin as the molecules are too large. Is this not right?

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hi dozey,


it seems to be a personal choice whether to use gluten free hair, skin and makeup products.  I've also read that the molecule is too large to be absorbed through the skin, but especially with hair care, what if some happens to run down your face and get in your mouth, or you don't wash your hands after touching your face with makeup containing gluten and then use your hands to touch food going into your mouth?  I'm trying to cover all my bases, but in the end you've got to make your own choice about using gluten free hair and skin products  :)

I read on another website that gluten can't be absorbed through the skin as the molecules are too large. Is this not right?

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