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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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Hi folks. I'm in Hamilton, Ontario. Thanks for being here.

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Hi All,

I've been gluten-free for 5 years, diagnosed in Oz, now living in Ottawa. It took me a couple of years to really feel better - but I did have some improvements almost immediately. So hang in there :o)

Susan:

It must be so tough for kids to not be allowed gluten. It's hard enough for adults! There are lots of really yummy products around, but also a lot that taste strangely akin to sawdust mixed with mud ... not that I've tried sawdust mixed with mud but you get the idea :o)

Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto sells gluten-free food, and also has a really nice recipe section. The choc chip cookies are exactly like Mom used to make, and none of my non-gluten-free friends could stop eating them!

I haven't posted here for a long time, and not sure if it's OK to set a link, but if this one disappears, feel free to PM me and I'll send it to you.

http://www.specialtyfoodshop.ca/SFSNutritionResources/section.asp?s=Recipes&sID=14519&ss=Gluten%2Dfree&ssID=14520

cheers,

Maggie

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Hi folks. I'm in Hamilton, Ontario. Thanks for being here.

I'm from Hamilton too!!! Any good restaurants or bakery that you have found in this area?

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oh i am from Burlington ontario!

there is a bakery/cafe on john street in burlington i mean to try out

www.kindfood.com (i am not affiliated with them in any way, hope putting their website here isn\t a problem!)

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oh i am from Burlington ontario!

there is a bakery/cafe on john street in burlington i mean to try out

www.kindfood.com (i am not affiliated with them in any way, hope putting their website here isn\t a problem!)

I will have to try that place out!!! I'm always looking for new places to go too!

Also on Plains road east, theres this bakery that is going to open soon; Its www.turtledovesbakery.ca

It sounds like they are going to have some good stuff there :D

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Hello to all my fellow Cannucks!!!!

Want to give a shout out from Mississauga, Ontario.

And for anyone in the area, there's an awesome gluten free bakery in Oakville (on Lakeshore) called Voila Gluten Free Bakery. Their stuff is awesome!

Looking forward to sharing with you all :D

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Hello to all my fellow Cannucks!!!!

Speaking of Canucks, I am from Vancouver myself. There are a few bakeries here that sell gluten free goods.

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Hello Everyone!!

I am so excited to find other Canadians to relate to, especially product wise.. I have not met anyone else with Celiac or DH.. So frustrating.. I was just diagnosed this year.. It is very hard to manover in this new world. There is really not alot of info or support here in Oshawa Ontario..

I have met alot of great and helpful people on some online support groups including on here but all are in USA and other countries and not many conversations relate to me other than the actual disease.. I would be so nice to know people I can relate to about stores and restuarants..

PM me anytime..

Huggss Deb

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I still am not sure, for sure if I am celiac.... Going glutten free (or relatively) has allowed me to get off the drugs, ... I am back on the diet now,(just started a few days ago) and want to insist to my doctor that I get a proper diagnosis. Long story.... I need some support here. Just to stick to the diet, and re-think 20 years of psychobabble.

If your feeling better off gluten, why go back on it. My doctor gave a note stating I must follow the Celiac, diet, for rest of my life. For many years I was following the Gluten free diet (at the time about 50%), and my labs showed low celiac, most doctors would not have gave a positive diagnosis. Also I was told to do a gluten challenge, which landed me in the hospital 3 times during the challenge, this was enough, with the low celiac lab to get my doctor's note.

I am learning to cook gluten free. I don't have regular flour in my home.

My severe sleep apnea, has improved greatly. Now I am mild sleep apnea. I have other health issue some have improved - others worsening. They say once you have one autoimmune, others will following. I am hoping the statement is wrong - the way my health is going I don't think so.

Hope your feeling better

Hugs

Gerri

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LONDON ONTARIO, GLUTEN FREE 1 YEAR 2 MONTHS SO FAR

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We had brownies from www.turtledovesbakery.ca bakery and my celiac son who is 10 said they were the best brownies he has ever had....gluten free or not!

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Hi There! I am in St. John's,Newfoundland, and also newly diagnosed. I have had trouble since childhood, and have been quite symptomatic for the past 13 years...surprise surprise also diagnosed with IBS before they finally figured it out. I tried the gluten free diet a few years ago, and was much better, but didn't really realize how to read the labels, so didn't get 100% better. I found that without the diagnosis I caved to constant criticism, and had "just one piece of pizza" here or there, or "just one slice of birthday cake". I was quite sick by the time I'd had enough and asked for a biopsy...which came back positive. I find this forum to be so incredibly helpful and supportive! Knowing you're not alone and have a world full of friends to ask questions of...who have been there and don't criticize, but sympathize and support. You're in the right place :)

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Im am from Vancouver Island. There are a few gluten free bakeries and health food stores around that provide gluten-free foods, but I have yet to find a local support group.

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Check out Mex-I-Can on James st.

Really really good Mexican food, resonably priced (usually 12.99 for a plate), and most items on the menu are labelled gluten free. The atmosphere is not that great, and the service is slow, but it is VERY VERY worth the wait.

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Im am from Vancouver Island. There are a few gluten free bakeries and health food stores around that provide gluten-free foods, but I have yet to find a local support group.

I agree with you,I too am from Vancouver Island. Emailed the chapter in Nanaimo and no response.

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Hi,

I'm from Regina, Sask. and new to the site as well.

Now that I've found it, I couldn't live without it. So much helpful info.

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I agree with you,I too am from Vancouver Island. Emailed the chapter in Nanaimo and no response.

over50

I am from Victoria and find the Vic chapter very helpful. Also you can access the Celiac Assoc newsletter online,which gives great info and also tells what bakeries, restaurants in Nanaimo are available. I was diagnosed June 2010 and am still struggling with the cursed ailment and not really feeling better, in fact some days I think that I feel worse than before I was diagnosed.

Hope you can contact the Nanaimo chapter, they are very active.

Good luck

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12 from Ontario... diagnosed with Celiac in about October 2008... new to Celiac.com.. I find it extremely useful in my everyday life! :lol:

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Hi from

Southwest prairies..wheat :( and oil. Gluten free for 9ish months. Discovering other food issues now.. like soy and dairy. (but feeling a thousand times better than before)

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I'm from Newfoundland, Haha.

My brother is heading to Newfoudland sometime this summer for about 12weeks to work. Any suggestions on gluten free eating in NF. I'm sure he would appreciate it :)

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We are from the little town of Elmvale :) North of Barrie, Ont. My son was diagnosed earlier this year and the only reason he was tested was because I insisted knowing my older brother has DH/celiac for about 10 years. I wouldn't have had a clue otherwise thinking he just had echema...little did I know all the OTHER symptoms that were from celiac. Thanks to this group I have learned A LOT! lol

Welcome fellow Canadians! :)

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Hi fellow Canadians

Im excited to see other from Hamilton Ontario!!!!!!! Definitely going to check out the food places recommended. I've only been diagnosed for 1 week.

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Hi, I'm Sara. I'm in Nanaimo. I'm not formally diagnosed but have been gluten free for 4 weeks now and am feeling great. The couple little slip ups and the horrible results have convinced me not to make myself ill for official testing.

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hi i am from nova scotia

i am a 42 years old and i went for testing yesterday for celiac

i am trying to go gluten free but its just in so many foods that i did not even think when i bought these sauages for a gluten-free meal, that one of the ingredients is toasted wheat crumbs and i got sick after the meal, im still learning

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