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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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About a week ago a celiac friend let me try some ABSOLUTELY terrific choc. chip cookies -- better than anything you buy in a box and actually better than the old gluten-containing cookies you might make at home. I'm not a crazed cookie person, but I keep eating these constantly. I usually heat them up in the microwave so that the chips melt in and the whole thing is hot and soft. They actually come from a mix: Arrowhead Mills Wheat Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix (it also says on the box that it's made with non-gluten ingredients). They only need to bake for 8-10 min., really fast to prepare, and delicious. A little advice for anybody who'll try this: when you place the cookie sheet (lightly greased) make sure that you make very small clumps of the "dough" that are taller than they are wide. The cookies will spread out a lot when they bake so if you make them a normal size and height, they'll end up all spreading together and being rather thin (still good, but not as pretty). :D Somebody who misses cookies, please try this.....these are so much better than any other gluten-free cookie I've had (and I thought Pamela's cookies were good.... <_< ).

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