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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 Celiac.com's FREE weekly eNewsletter   What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease?  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
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I just want a direct opinion from as many people as possible on how these have worked for those who have used them. Is it possible that you could be "cured" of gluten intolerance as long as you keep taking them? How soon after you started taking them did you feel better? How much did you take? Are you still taking them? What are the best brand? Where do you get them? Which supplements do you take? If you have any more input you can contribute toward this subject, I would be happy to hear it. Thanks for your support! :)

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I've looked into this, spoke w/ my doctor's and nutritionists, and all have helped me to come to the conclusion that it can't be cured. Maybe down the line there could be a possibility of something to prevent the reactions caused by eating glutenous foods, but I think that's a long way away. The only thing to do for now is follow the diet and hope for the best. I kind of like having celiac disease now. I eat healthier!

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No, supplements, enzymes, or probiotics can not cure gluten intolerance. You have gluten intolerance because the molecules of your immune system recognize gluten as a toxic substance. Nothing can change that short of gene therapy. If it were possible to break down ALL of the offending proteins before the immune system can catch any of them, maybe, but that's not something that you can sufficiently address with supplements. (Even lactaid doesn't catch all lactose (and it's simpler to break down) but gets enough so that there not noticeable symptoms.)

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