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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
These days there are tasty equivalents for most foods. So you're just changing brands. Here's my list of gluten free equivalents to get you started:
If you're currently on a meat, potato, and veggies diet then relax because this is gonna be easy. If not you might want to switch to a meat, veggies, and potatoes diet at least for a while.
Note: insert the words "gluten free" in every item mentioned as some of the companies also sell non gluten free stuff. It's tedious to write that phrase all the time.
Get a chest freezer to store all of your frozen gluten-free foods. Makes things easier.
Bread: Canyon bakehouse without question is the most realistic tasting bread.
Schar comes in a close second.
Canyon bakehouse plain bagels are practically indistinguishable from regular bagels.
Canyon bakehouse white bread makes fantastic toast. It has a very slight
sweet taste to it. My friend says it tastes like normal bread. The
only difference to me is the sweetness.
Canyon bakehouse deli rye is great if you like rye bread sandwiches. Toasted is best.
Canyon bakehouse multigrain tastes exactly like multigrain bread and does not need to be toasted.
Schar baguettes are fantastic.
Katz makes an English muffin that, after toasted, reminds me of a real one provided it has stuff on it like butter. I think that's the brand.
Etalia has a great boule if you prefer artisan bread. (Colorado)
Shar makes a good thick and chewy crust.
Udis makes a good thin and crispy crust.
Etalia makes a great New York crust. (Colorado)
Barilla makes the best pasta. Tastes the same as normal. Spaghetti cooks the best.
RP has a frozen pasta that I'm going to try next.
Pamelas all-purpose flour is great for making gravy and batter for fried foods.
Envirokidz Gorilla Munch cereal is a yummy equivalent to corn Pops.
Kinnikinnik makes a decent Oreo equivalent.
Kinnikinnik makes a good nilla wafer
Mi Del makes a great ginger snap.
Goodie Girl mint slims - fantastic girl scout mint cookie equivalent
Betty Crocker chocolate cake mix tastes the same, but you have to get the cooking time exactly right. It is a very small window of time. Too long and it's too dry.
Udi's Chicken Florentine is addictive and Broccoli Kale lasagna is a good white lasagna.
Restaurants (not from personal experience, just from research)
Chinese – PF Changs. Employees are supposedly trained in gluten free.
Burgers – In N Out. The only thing here that is not gluten free are the
buns so it is very easy for them to do gluten free. They are
also trained in it. They are only out west. Road Trip!
Outback steakhouse. Employees are supposedly trained in gluten free. How
good they are depends on where you live.
If you are willing to cook from scratch it's fairly easy to make a good gluten free equivalent to your favorite foods.
I got a personal trainer and go to the gym twice a week. It's nice to think about other things. And I don't go crazy at the gym. Light workout so I stop breaking things all the time. I haven't torn a tendon in months.
I hear you on this, I live alone, isolated by allergies, and this disease often, spending the evenings alone wishing someone would come by and join me for tea, coffee, or hell even board games sound great at times. I find myself trying to help others on these boards with my knowledge, feel useful and needed. I drink flavored teas, from republic of tea, and coffee flavored like desserts from Christopher bean coffee to "treat myself" and I try to sometimes get online like I used to as a kid and play video games (nerve damage makes games frustrating , hard, and I can not do multiplayer anymore)
Best thing to do is distract yourself, workout, clean the house is always mentally rewarding, hobbies (if you can afford them). I also find peddling on a stationary bike while reading or watching a show to help burn off energy/stress while distracting my mind.
Nuts are high in protein so if you can eat them, then go for it. You may not be able to tolerate whole nuts. I found I can't eat almonds but I am fine with almond meal. Dried beans are great sources of protein as well. How about making re-fried beans from dried pinto beans?
I get my almond flour from Barney Butter since I have an intolerance to peanuts. Barney Butter products are peanut free.