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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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I can not speak for mushrooms, but I live in California. Strawberry fields are everywhere. All the commercial farmers use plastic. We even pick them ourselves on several farms. No straw.
What I would be more concerned about is pesticides. Strawberries are ranked number 1 for the most contamination. This is one fruit that you might want to eat as organic.
Oh, Jane Anderson's postings are well done, but please note that she suffers from DH, so she is extremely conservative on her approach to a gluten free diet (I would be too if I had DH!).
Let me add that this is a "want-be-journalist" who is trying to make a living. (Kudos for her!). You will note that she is selling you a few products. Is it because she genuinely thinks they are the best products on the earth or she's getting compensated?
Want to improve your dry skin? Get off the low fat craze and eat some good healthy fats and live in a humid climate (that is my non-medical opinion). Maybe take fewer showers......😆
Hey, I am not knocking the author, Nicole. My neighbor, a stay-at-home mom, makes a comfortable living submitting articles for online publishing. She is not an expert in anything per sa y, but it allows her to work between toddlers napping while she hangs in her PJ's. She also gets a lot of free products to try.
I say piece of mind is priceless. Why worry? My foundation (a mineral) is gluten free as is my lipstick, sunscreen and hand lotion. I honestly know that I would have to injest a lot of lipstick 💄 in order to get a gluten reaction (per GlutenFreeWatchDog, Trish Thompson). But I would rather not worry. I am willing to PAY extra for it. If a product line does not offer gluten free items, then I will not buy it. They lose my business. Too bad, those companies are losing market share as there are so many people on the gluten free craze bandwagon (lucky for us who seriously have issues with gluten!)
So, I am going to plug Red Apple lipstick and Gabriel Lipsticks. They are certified gluten free. Piece of mind. But if you can read the small print in the drugstore without special magnifying glasses (like I need), then buy the other lipstick. I used to buy some Maybelline (I think), but now I can not read the label and pride prohibits me from pulling out a large magnifying glass in the store (and dang...I am old and save my phone data for my teenage kid so I will not check the website or call while in the store). And yes, I pick up the house line without bothering to screen the call and I am still alive!