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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.

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Hi,

My kids are being evaluated for adhd, possibly with sensory issues also. I am going to try a gluten free diet to see if this helps them focus, follow directions, calm down, etc.  I am overwhelmed with the amount of preparation, cooking and special food shopping involved. A couple of questions:

 

Do I need get new plastic food storage containers and a new cutting board? If there's contamination I won't really know since we don't have any GI issues. 

 

Does a little gluten in your diet cause a little bit of symptoms and a lot of gluten cause a lot of problems? (Do I even really need to worry about contamination from an old cutting board used for regular bread?

 

Thank you!

 

 

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Hi,

My kids are being evaluated for adhd, possibly with sensory issues also. I am going to try a gluten free diet to see if this helps them focus, follow directions, calm down, etc.  I am overwhelmed with the amount of preparation, cooking and special food shopping involved. A couple of questions:

 

Do I need get new plastic food storage containers and a new cutting board? If there's contamination I won't really know since we don't have any GI issues. 

 

Does a little gluten in your diet cause a little bit of symptoms and a lot of gluten cause a lot of problems? (Do I even really need to worry about contamination from an old cutting board used for regular bread?

 

Thank you!

 

 

For a Celiac - a crumb is bad. A little gluten is as bad as a lot of gluten in terms of damage.  

 

Not sure if it makes any difference in your case.  You might want to see if there are any ADHD forums or websites that explain the gluten-free diet for treatment of ADHD.  Maybe they could answer that?

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I may have missed you discussing this somewhere, but were you children tested for celiac? I'd do that first before I make them go G F. 

 

yes, a little bit of gluten is all it takes for the vast majority of celiacs to have noticeable symptoms

and cause inflammation in the body..

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