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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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Hi- Just found out that I have Celiacs- and for me it is a relief. It has helped to clear up a bunch of other mysteries and I am grateful that it is Celiacs. However, I am a bit overwhelmed with the diet change. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hi there- I'm from north of Boston and have celiac too. It IS overwhelming at first but after awhile, you get so used to it it almost becomes second nature.

Great places to shop in the Boston area are Whole Foods and Trader Joe's . Lots of gluten-free options and things are clearly labeled.

Legal Seafoods has a gluten-free menu (and it is TASTY!) as does the Outback and PF Chang's.

If you go to the cape at all, BZ's Pizzeria in Dennisport has great gluten-free pizza.

Welcome to the board- it's an excellent resource. I've been gluten-free for 5 years after being diagnosed at Beth Israel and this site has been a lifesaver!

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Hi sweetmelissa,

Lots of things come to mind, and most I've just learned along the way (and many from this forum!).

If you don

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thank you both! i am going to tjoes today. another restaurant that has a gluten free menu is not your average joes- i just know that by coincidence! and i do go to the cape, so that is a real help. thanks- this info really is helpful as i am a bit overwhelmed right now. but so happy to start to feel better!!!

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It does take awhile to get a grip on it so be patient and give yourself some time.

Oh, Not Your Average Joe's- forgot about that! Pizzeria Uno (which unfortunately just closed their business in my area) has gluten-free pizza too! I know that at first they were trying it as a trial so you might want to call your local one and see if they're still doing it. I had it twice- good stuff! Basic pizza with a thin, crispy crust!

When shopping for gluten-free items here are some of my favorites.

1. Pasta- Tinkyada rice pasta is my favorite. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) pasta is also good.

2. Bread- I'm partial to rolls and bread from Against the Grain (I get it at Whole Foods) but I bought a bread maker last year and love Gluten-Free pantry's favorite sandwich bread.

3. Brownies- Namaste mixes rock. gluten-free pantry's truffle brownie mis is pretty amazing too!

Happy Shopping. TJ's has a lot og gluten-free items. What I like about them is that their ingredients are always clearly labeled. Their gluten-free granola (I like cranberry walnut) is really good.

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oh thank you! i've actually been pretty happy w/the diagnosis, bc it remedies a whole host of other issues i've been having. but the reality that this is a diet for life- not for a little bit- is sinking in- and it's a bit scary! thanks for the advice on shopping items,too. so glad to have found this site!

It does take awhile to get a grip on it so be patient and give yourself some time.

Oh, Not Your Average Joe's- forgot about that! Pizzeria Uno (which unfortunately just closed their business in my area) has gluten-free pizza too! I know that at first they were trying it as a trial so you might want to call your local one and see if they're still doing it. I had it twice- good stuff! Basic pizza with a thin, crispy crust!

When shopping for gluten-free items here are some of my favorites.

1. Pasta- Tinkyada rice pasta is my favorite. Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) pasta is also good.

2. Bread- I'm partial to rolls and bread from Against the Grain (I get it at Whole Foods) but I bought a bread maker last year and love Gluten-Free pantry's favorite sandwich bread.

3. Brownies- Namaste mixes rock. gluten-free pantry's truffle brownie mis is pretty amazing too!

Happy Shopping. TJ's has a lot og gluten-free items. What I like about them is that their ingredients are always clearly labeled. Their gluten-free granola (I like cranberry walnut) is really good.

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Mtndog, I'm also on the North Shore and while the first time I ate at Uno's in Swampscott I was fine, the second time I was severely sick afterwards. Since I never liked chain restaurants to begin with, they probably lost a customer.

I also checked out Not Your Average Joe's. Their gluten-free menu does not include proper vegetarian meals. Another one ruled out. It's a chain, anyway.

I have to agree, though, on Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Neither store offers everything I like, so I have to go to both! But, I just visited a WF in Providence, RI. this weekend and they had way more to choose from than the one by me!! I think I'm going to write a little letter, because then I won't have to jump between supermarkets to do a complete shopping. :)

Don't be timid to talk about your situation and don't let anyone give you attitude about it, either. Besides, the more people demand gluten-free options while out and about, the more they'll start to offer them places. For example, I always ask bars if they have Bard's, New Grist or Redbridge beers before settling on something else.

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Mtndog, I'm also on the North Shore and while the first time I ate at Uno's in Swampscott I was fine, the second time I was severely sick afterwards. Since I never liked chain restaurants to begin with, they probably lost a customer.

I also checked out Not Your Average Joe's. Their gluten-free menu does not include proper vegetarian meals. Another one ruled out. It's a chain, anyway.

I have to agree, though, on Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Neither store offers everything I like, so I have to go to both! But, I just visited a WF in Providence, RI. this weekend and they had way more to choose from than the one by me!! I think I'm going to write a little letter, because then I won't have to jump between supermarkets to do a complete shopping. :)

Don't be timid to talk about your situation and don't let anyone give you attitude about it, either. Besides, the more people demand gluten-free options while out and about, the more they'll start to offer them places. For example, I always ask bars if they have Bard's, New Grist or Redbridge beers before settling on something else.

I have eaten at the Uno's in Swampscott many times !! And have never felt bad afterwards. Perhaps it was something else that caused your sickness? Not trying to start a controversy but just another point of view.

Sorry you got sick

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