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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 There!

We recently found out that 2 of our children have Celiac. We are trying to be good and have a gluten-free household.

Could you please give me a list of words of things that contain Gluten in them, but may not be obious to the newbie?

For example, malt. I would have never guessed that.... Please add others...

Thank you for your help~

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On this home page there is a list of safe and a list of forgidden. That will give you a good start, but it is overwhelming.

Nini, will post and you can click on her "Newbie Survival Kit", now that's invaluable.

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You don't say which country you are in. The Canadian Celiac Ass. has a 'pocket' size dictionary that you can take into the store. It has hundreds of things listed in alphabetical order, and will tell you if they are gluten free or not.

It's a wonderful tool

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Gluten is a protien contained in wheat, barley, malt, rye and most oats due to a high rate of cross-contamination.

They key to remaining gluten free is to learn to read lables. It's a tough ride for a while, but it gets better.

Gluten often plays hide and seek, as it can hide in envelope glue, soy sauce, some spices, lipsticks, lotion, shampoos

Here are a few starters:

Vann's waffles (have gluten free variety)

La Choy Soy Sauce

Jiff Peanut Butter

All of Mrs. Dash seasonings are gluten free

McCormick Spieces will list wheat on their ingred. list

Stick to fish, meats, chicken, rice, potatoes, and fresh veggies.

Processed food is to difficult to tackel at the moment.

Gluten free bread is awful, except for Angies (a forum member), but few have her gift.

As I mentioned before, do a members search for "Nini" and click below her signature and you will be able to down load several files that, at this time you can't live without.

Good luck, and feel free to PM me at any time.

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i'm not sure if this will help or not but i have a book.. that has alot of info and recipes it's called Livin Gluten-Free for Dummies,i know soy sauce has gluten so i buy the gluten free soy sauce.. i also use gluten free peanut butter,and also i save my grocery bills as u can claim.. it on income tax ( certain percentage) certain meds have gluten i use gluten free vitamins..marinades .. sorry for all the babble, Triticale (a hybrid) of wheat n rye,anyhowz i found the book a very big help have had celiacs,, for almost 5 yrs now,

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i'm not sure if this will help or not but i have a book.. that has alot of info and recipes it's called Livin Gluten-Free for Dummies,i know soy sauce has gluten so i buy the gluten free soy sauce.. i also use gluten free peanut butter,and also i save my grocery bills as u can claim.. it on income tax ( certain percentage) certain meds have gluten i use gluten free vitamins..marinades .. sorry for all the babble, Triticale (a hybrid) of wheat n rye,anyhowz i found the book a very big help have had celiacs,, for almost 5 yrs now,
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I would check on the safe and forbidden lists on this website, as someone else suggested.

Also, there are lists on the net of gluten-free candies and such, if you google something like gluten free candy lists... you can find them... important stuff to know for kids!

School / craft /art supplies are important to know about too... for instance, off the top of my head I know Play-Doh is bad, and so is tempura (or however it's spelled), powdered paint mix.

Crayons are supposed to be okay, and so is real clay and I believe I've read Silly Puddy is okay too. I'm sure there are lists of these children's supplies somewhere that could be googled and found, or possibly someone else here who knows can link you to them from here.

If you have pets... the children need to wash their hands after handling the pets' foods... most of them have gluten in them... I even saw it wheat middlings listed in rabbit chow. Most doggie treats, etc., have gluten in them too. So... these are additional things to keep in mind... that without realizing the potential for something to go into somebody's mouth or even just from being on their hands, could cause some trouble if you weren't aware of it.

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- Malt (like you said)

- MODIFIED FOOD STARCH

- Hydolyzed Vegtable Protein

- Textured Vegetable Protein

- Brown Rice Syrup

sometimes (it's hard to be sure unless it specifically says what its made from) :

- Maltodextrin

- Food Starch

- Natural Flavorings

- Artificial Flavorings

All soy sauces have it, most salad dressings that are not clear, many meat seasonings (like teryaki), and most soups and gravies. Also, most candies have gluten. Some candies that doesnt have gluten are reeses, yorks, M+Ms (not all types though!!), mr goodbar. Most gum and carmel have gluten. Most plain chocolate is safe but NOT ALL plain chocolate is gluten free. Also, one would assume that all corn chips are safe...which is not the case. Strangely, some corn chips do have wheat flour

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