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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Hi all i hope you can help me i have just had blood tests for celiac and they both come back as a positive result the 1st test was a low reading but the 2nd test was a medium result, i am now waiting a 4 week wait for a endoscopy/biopsy. Not trying to get out of the endoscopy as i have had this procedure before but is it really necessary to have this done when it has been confirmed in the blood tests, i know that they look to see if damage had been done but surely the damage is already been done. Any advice would be great
I have been eating dark chocolate bars as well as cocoa powder. Both are highly processed (this is an exception to the no processed food rule) which I am sure removes a lot of the nutrients. I might try the nibs as I am sure they are more nutritious and they look really good. I am suspicious of using hemp, for myself, but it is interesting that chocolate and chilly peppers have some of the same chemicals!
I actually tried chocolate as it has flavinoids which act as a "xanthine oxidase inhibitors". I have gouty arthritis which is caused by a build up of uric acid in the blood. Coffee and an chocolate are thought to help with that. I might react negatively to coffee though so I am trying chocolate.
You could try removing all grain and dairy and see if that helps. Processed foods can have cross contamination. Lactose intolerance is common with celiac disease. Fruits are high in fructose and it can be difficult for some people to digest fructose if they have digestive problems. Vegetables are healthy and nutritious.