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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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Hello,

I am newly diagnosed with Celiac sprue. I have had symptoms for the last year or so. My blood tests were positive and I had a biopsy which confirmed the disease.

Before the diagnosis I lost about 20 pounds. I am trying hard to eat the right things so that I can gain some weight back and gain some energy. One of the biggest problem is actually determining if something is Gluten free. I have an appointment with a nutritionist next week, but I would love some book, or web page that I could just look up the product name and brand and they would tell me if it was Gulten free.

I'm probably asking too much. Anyone have a good resource? any suggestions?

Vicki

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If you're looking for a source that will tell you whether every product in a given store is gluten-free or not, then, yes, you're hoping for too much. It doesn't exist. And I wouldn't put too much hope in the nutritionist unless he or she is an expert in celiac. Most people have gotten more help from the Internet.

Start slow and simple. Eat fresh fruit, vegetables and meat that you cook yourself. Eggs are gluten-free. So are hard block cheeses like cheddar or monterey jack.

There are several lists of foods out there and they are helpful in that they can point you toward some specific products to check out. But most of these lists also items that haven't been rechecked in a long time. One such list is here:

http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/mb/list.a...&cacheTag=x46-0

Note that each product will have a date in parens beside it. That date tells you when the product was last checked.

Also, if you go to this page http://forums.delphiforums.com/celiac/start and click on the celiac forum rules and FAQ, there are a number of files with helpful hints. And one file has a list of companies that will clearly list gluten or wheat.

Celiac.com here also has some food lists and some very good info. Cruise around, read and ask questions.

richard

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Thank you.

I will check them out. It turns out that my physician has celiac and his wife is the nutritionists. I am hopeful that they will provide some imput.

Thanks again for the information

Vicki

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"It turns out that my physician has celiac and his wife is the nutritionists. I am hopeful that they will provide some imput."

You should definitely have better luck than most. My physician also has celiac.

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