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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 What if my doctor won't listen to me? An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners Gluten-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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I had a wonderful birthday surprise yesterday. My family arranged for a chef to come to my house and prepare a birthday dinner. My daughter found her online and told her about my dietary restrictions. The chef was familiar with celiac and researched so she could prepare a totally organic and gluten free meal. It was amazing. This was the menu:

Salad with pears, walnuts, dried cherries

Macadamia nut encrusted snapper with fruit chutney topping

rice with cilantro

green beans with corn

flourless chocolate cake

I was so happy to stay at home and enjoy a meal with the stress of eating at a restaurant and worrying about gluten.

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That is so cool! I bet it was a great time for you :D I hope you had a wonderful birthday dinner...and I'm not sure if your birthday already past or if it's coming up but Happy Birthday :D

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Awwwww! That is so sweet!

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Oh YUM!!! That is awesome! What a nice daughter! :lol:

I think that is such a unique idea, I may have to put the bug in my hubby's ear for NEXT year! This year he's supposed to be building me (us) a massage table!! :wub::rolleyes:

I guess Scott must be okay with us taking over the Tech/Help category for our personal chatter! ;) He still hasn't made us a Gab Room! :lol:

Hope you have/had a great day!

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Ooops, I guess I spoke too soon! :blink: I see "we" were moved... :unsure: Come on everyone, "WE WANT A GAB ROOM"... Please! :D

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Oh, that's so nice! :D Glad you could have a care-free meal on your b-day!

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:D YUM!!!! That sounds amazing! Happy Birthday! :D
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Happy Birthday! That is such a unique and wonderful idea!

Good for your family, that is so thoughtful. :P

Yes Scott ... Gab Room Pretty Please :rolleyes::D

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That's an amazing menu...no deprivation whatsoever! You are so lucky to have such a supportive daughter!

I am just starting on this journey and feel optimistic about the future. There's a lot to learn, but it will be so worth the effort.

All best birthday wishes from a fellow-Pisces (3/1)

JJ

negative blood test 2/25/05

close-to-gluten-free since 2/26/05

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