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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I tried saving receipts and itemizing everything one year. It came out just a few dollars below the standard deduction so I don't even bother anymore. Plus, I don't eat much bread or noodles, the older I get. The hassle of being gluten free has turned me into a fresh fruit, vegetable and meat person.
Thanks Ennis and cycling lady,
Ennis thanks for letting me know I'm not alone on the goofy intolerance stuff.
cycling lady I'd love an orange tree that must be great to just go pluck one to get your serving. We do fruits regularly here too.
I just test the lands of processed land occasionally and apparently the land mines are everywhere.
I chose homemade almond milk today.
I am just perplexed my son reacted too which is the concerning thing to me. From the research I've done and your suggestions it's best we remove the product from our list of potential items for it clearly is not a match.
have a good day
Drop the dairy and if your eating any drop oats. Enzymes to digest lactose are produced by the tips of the villi, so your going to have issues with til they heal. Remove for a few months at least change over to a nut based milk, some hard cheeses might still be fine but you might want to change over to vegan/dairy free versions of it for a while then try reintroducing them.
Fruits yeah large amounts of sugar are more of a issue then the fiber and bother are going to cause bloating, gas, etc. Try eating more dark green leafy veggies, smaller amounts of fruit and eating nuts, seeds, etc in there to up fiber without the sugar and get some fats in there that way,
If you eat meats stews, soups in large pots are going to be your friend for awhile easy, simple, cheap, and can be done in batches, and portioned off for a week at a time.
Check out the 101 thread for more info, I think some of our EU members can help you more with finding products that I can, same with supplements.
Cross contamination and chances your still eating gluten unknowingly are highly possible there is a HUGE learning curve refer to hte 101 thread for more info.
That covers the basics. welcome to the club?
Think about this. I have only had my daughter tested for celiac disease. She tested negative. She will need to be retested sometime in the future or when symptoms develop. But genetic testing? This might impact her insurability in terms of health and life. I do not have the answers, but I would research this before having everyone tested. Some 40% of the population carries the genes to develop celiac disease. Only a very few actually develop it. Insurance companies will deny you for all kinds of lame reasons. Just be careful.
I think for adults who are disabled or have really low incomes, they should be allowed to keep their Rx. But anyone else who is an adult and has a job, they should pay their own way. There are so many options available in the UK now and their gluten-free options are really good. You have better bread than we do in the States and the cost in many instances is lower than it is here.