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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 have become very good a reading the sides of cans, packages, etc. and I have come to at least one conclusion.

IT SHOULD BE ILLEGAL TO MAKE PRINT THAT SMALL!!!

Seriously, some of it is hard to read, but that is not my question. How do you deal with the term "spices"? That is just one of the things I have been wondering about.

It would be a hugh help for me to see exactly what made me sick when I do get ahold of gluten, or if it is an ingredient or just what it was that made me sick. My wife is really good too at finding gluten, or bad ingredients. She does miss one on occasion though.

I have been finding more and more things that I need to avoid. Chili is one of my favorites that I have found that contains wheat flour. My absolute favorite chili beans have wheat flour. :(

Steak-N-Shake chili appears to be safe. No wheat flour, straight forward ingredients, save for the term "spices". So, that is why I asked this question. The more I avoid gluten, the more sick I get if I happen to ingest some. It is good to be feeling better, but, boy, the effects of gluten are becomeing far worse as time goes by.

Thanks for all your assistance.

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Hi there!

If the label says "spices", the safest bet is to call the company, because many mixed spices (ie, "mexican blend", etc) have wheat fillers. I've been avoiding anything I've seen in the cafeteria with that vague ingredient listed.

I wish that the Allergen Labeling Bill would pass more quickly!!!

Good luck,

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Hi there!

I wish that the Allergen Labeling Bill would pass more quickly!!!

Good luck,

Yes, me too!

I have noticed that some companies are doing this on their own!

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