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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Any one ever heard of buying gluten free dental floss (or researching it)? I was just thinking the other day about things I put in my mouth and that is one of them! I don't get a lot of quick symptoms (most of mine are arthritis/anemia) so it would be difficult to know if I was getting glutened or why
I'm sure your advice is well meaning, Ruth, but some of it is not true. Lipstick most definitely, along with hand lotion, should always be gluten free....for obvious reasons. Not all people need to screen all their make-up and hair products, though. If you feel that you will ingest shampoo while washing your hair, then by all means make it gluten free. Ditto for make-up. If someone has an additional allergy (topical) to wheat, then it would be prudent to make sure everything you use is gluten free. If you eat your make-up, that would be a reason to go gluten free.
Personally, I really don't like eating make-up. I do not screen anything but lip and hand products and in 12 years, have healed nicely and have never, ever been glutened by make-up or shampoo. Believe it or not, this is not hard to accomplish. Some people may feel more comfortable emotionally going completely gluten free and that is perfectly fine also but not necessary. Whatever makes you comfortable in your daily life is really the bottom line.
As for those little paper cups, I use them all the time and there is no glue on the rim. You cannot be glutened by a paper cup. I am in no way trying to start an argument here but making the newly diagnosed afraid of paper cups in never a good thing to do. I also have never seen the the Celiac Disease Foundation warning us about paper cups. Please make sure your information comes from a reputable source.
I've had celiac for seven years and have had off and on bloating, so i "feel your pain". I can tell you that for me i figured out that if i completely avoid dairy and cut down greatly on all sugar AND fruit, my bloating will subside within a few days. Works every time for me! I think it is related to the presence of candida in my gut.
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