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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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Jeanne: I think this was a reference for people who have multiple food intolerances, that sometimes things like canola (and other oil sources) can cause problems. In terms of Celiac, it is safe. And to my knowledge, there is no link between Celiac and canola (i.e., like Celiac and lactose). I think it was just meant in terms of anecdotal evidence on the board.

Lisa: You can find Smart Balance as easily as Fleishmanns. Smart Balance is different than the brand that Mango mentioned (Earth Balance).

For anyone who is ok with using Canola, I've had great results with "Canolio" margarine, which is 100% canola. Among other stores, I've found it at Stop & Shop in their (albeit limited) organic food section. And I like the taste, too!

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How about Nucoa. When we tried a casein free diet with my daughter that was what we used. I personally don't have knowledge about the gluten, but I have seen it listed as OK.

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Another dairy-free margarine if Willow Run, made by Shedd's. I haven't tried it, and it has more trans fat than the Fleischmann's. Earth Balance has no trans fats or hydrogenated oils.

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Mothers Margarine is dairy & soy free!! =)

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Mothers Margarine is dairy & soy free!! =)

Where do you get it? I've never seen it. Is it trans fat free too?

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As others have mentioned, you can make your own ghee (and it's simple and yummy!) For baking, I use ghee, coconut oil, almond oil or other nut oils and sometimes animal fats. For frying/sauteeing, mainly animal fats like lard, bacon drippings, duck fat etc. The good old fashioned fats we all used in the days BEFORE heart disease, cancer etc ;)

Avocado oil is nice too for both cooking (esp with meats) and on salads. And coconut oil is super for deep-frying; plus, you can use it as moisturizer and hair treatment so it's very economical stuff!

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