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What are the major symptoms of celiac disease?
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What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic)
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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?
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Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested?
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Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases?
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Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid?
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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?
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What if my doctor won't listen to me?
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Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Regular Rice Krispies in the US and Canada are not gluten free. They contain Barley Malt. See the below ingredients of the Rice Krispies in Canada...
Rice, sugar, salt, corn and barley malt extract, Vitamins and minerals: iron, niacinamide, thiamine hydrochloride, cholecalciferol (vitamin d3), pyridoxine hydrochloride, d-calcium pantothenate, folic acid.
The GFCO was founded in 2005 by the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America (GIG) to offer independent certification to manufacturers of gluten-free products.
GFCO certification is accredited to ISO 17065, and assures consumers with gluten sensitivities that a product meets the strict gluten-free standards. In most cases, GFCO standards exceed those of Codex, US, Canada, the EU and many other country standards for gluten-free products. For example, the GFCO guarantees that all products with its logo contain 10ppm or less of gluten.
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Cheerios have been hit and miss for years, it has to do with how they get and sort the oats, the processing etc. Even the testing they do is iffy, there are reports STILL coming in about them making celiacs sick. We normally suggest avoiding oats for the first few months then if you want try reintroducing gluten-free certified ones (I suggest gluten-free Harvest if any) If you still crave O type cereal Vans makes some along with a few other brands. I personally stick to nut meal based porridge and a few expensive nut based versions of stuff ( I can not tolerate grains or carbs well)
I am from Canada and we were told at our Children's Hospital NOT to eat Cheerios. We were so excited that we had one box of cereal in our cupboard that has been a staple in my house for over 20 years that we were going to be able to keep. Then we were told that while they are considered gluten free and have it on the box, they are not safe for people with Celiac. Such a disappointment! Glad Chex and Brown Rice Krisipies are okay, learning to like both!