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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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What would you add to a list of 40 things to do before 40, things that you've never done before?


Mine are:


Climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge

Swim with sharks in a shark cage

Swim with the crocodiles in a glass tank

Drive around the A1

Swim with dolphins

Go whale watching along the Great Ocean Road

Scuba dive out to the Great Barrier Reef

Get my boat licence

Read the Lord Of The Rings books and watch the movies, and Hobbit too

Attend a Full Moon Party on the Island

Camp at Uluru

Do the Kokoda Trail

Complete a triathlon on my own, not as part of a team, not to win but to do it



That's all I have at the moment, I haven't done those things before and would like to.  Looking for some more inspiration

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This isn't a before I'm 40, but eventually. I want to spend a week at Giraffe Manor. That is pretty much everything big I want to do with my life.


Little things though. I've never been to an aquarium or a planetarium, even though we have both up in the city. I'd like to go to ponycon. :ph34r: I'd like to pet more giraffes. :D

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I just have a few months left before 40 so I would have to think longer term...


Travel with my family - We've never flown anywhere before but times are good so we are taking the kids to Disneyland this fall.  :) I would love to see hawaii, Costa Rica (again), go on a European cruise, visit eastern Canada in the fall, and go back to Vancouver island a few more times.


Run half marathon distances again.


Do more hiking in the mountains.


I can't think of many things that I'd like to do... I'm not a thrill seeker, and I don't enjoy speed, so helicoptor rides, fast cars and boats, and thrill inducing endevors like bungee jumping have absolutely zero appeal for me.


There are a bunch of things I'd like to see my kids accomplish but that stuff isn't really up to me.  LOL

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Go to Northern Canada (I live in southern ON) and watch the aurora borealis :)

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Well, I am almost 20 years past 40, so I don't know if it counts, but I would like to learn clawhammer banjo. (I play Scruggs style now.) I'd like to get better on harp. I'd like to take voice lessons. I WILL get my original songs copyrighted soon and then start pushing them. (I would love it if Chris McNulty recorded one of my songs - if you have never heard her, pop over to Youtube and give a listen.) I also want to record a Christmas C D and give copies to all my friends.

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Thanks for participating :)  It's good to have goals and learn new things.

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Go to Northern Canada (I live in southern ON) and watch the aurora borealis :)

Some years these can be really neat. About 10 years ago they were so bright that I would sit outside in our hotub, in January, and see them clearly in spite of the fact that I was 5km from downtown Calgary. I remember being able to read from them, and from that pinkish glow that you get from city lights reflecting on snow. Very neat.  :)

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I'm a little over 20 years past 40, bartful. I would love one of your Christmas CDs. I guess my list would be closer to a bucket list, but I'm hoping the bucket doesn't appear until 30 more years, doggone it!!


Some of the things I'm doing already, like spending time with my granddaughter by going to the Little League Softball World Series and showing my illustrations in coffee shops.


I'd like to go to Alaska during summer to see the land of the midnight sun, spend time in San Francisco, and visit New York City. I'd also like to go out on a sailboat and travel the world. I remember seeing an article in National Geographic many years ago about a 17 year old who sailed around the world by himself. All the pictures in the magazine made me want to do something like that - see the world on a boat, but be self-sufficient the whole time.

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