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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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What is everyone getting their mom for mother's day? My mom is IMPOSSIBLE to shop for! I'm trying to get ideas. :)

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Well, since gas is super high....I am just planning on going home a few days to visit my mom. I don't get to see her much now that gas is so much. We will do thrift shopping which is something we love to do together. She does not like gifts so this will be more fun for her.

The best gift I ever gave to my mom was a week before my wedding I went to her house and took her for a road trip to NY to thrift shop, it was our last trip before I got married and we laughed and had so much fun. We still talk about it.

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Hanging Baskets and/or flowers for the flower beds and then help getting them transplanted.

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I agree second Janet about the flowers to plant or hanging baskets. I often get my mom those extra large geraniums that are already potted in a clay colored plastic container to set on the front patio all spring/summer.

Other ideas are a summer set of p.j.'s, perfume, a basket full of nice soaps and lotions, c ds with her favorite music, gift certificates to her favorite restaurant or clothing store, or gift certificates for manicures and/or pedicures or facials.

What kinds of things does your mom like Kassandra? That might help pinpoint gift options for you.

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I got my mom hooked on Wildfire, which is an ABC Family show about a horse ranch. Since she raised horses when I was a kid, she loves it! This year, I'm trying to find all the songs on the show, and make a mixed tape for her :)

(every time i used the letters C and D together, it automatically changed them to say "celiac disease"...not really still using cassette tapes :P)

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