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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.

Gluten Intolerance Making Me Skinny?
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Hi guys.

I am 6 foot 1 and 156 pounds. I am about average weight for my age but because I am tall it's harder to fatten up if you get me? I am very boney and would like to start gaining a few pounds so I won't be so skinny and boney.

I have been eating gluten foods for all my life especially pizza, white bread, cereals and pastas and I do think I eat enough so that I should be normal proportion .

Do you think this could be due to a gluten intolerance? Does eating calorie dense gluten filled foods such as pastas and breads not count to gaining weight if you are intolerant to gluten?

Any help is much appreciated! Thanks.

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My extreme weight loss (along with other symptoms) is what lead me to my self diagnosis two years ago.  I've always been tall and thin, but at 5'10", I got down to almost a size 0 and I looked horrible.  Didn't matter how much I ate, I simply could not gain an ounce.  As soon as I took gluten out of my diet, I started absorbing nutrients again - gotta tell ya, I've never been that hungry in my life...I ate ALL time my first month gluten-free.  Started to gain weight back - once I figured out to cook healthy meals for myself that didn't include a lot of calorie/fat dense gluten-free substitutes, my health improved greatly.  I've recently gotten very serious about weight-lifting and for the first time in my life, I'm at a size and body shape that I love.  Have enough curve to still be feminine, but my muscle tone has never been better.  I will never go back to eating all that stuff again.

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