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.
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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
Where can I buy gluten-free stuff?
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Some of take longer to heal. Cut yourself some slack. A busy working mother with small children is both rewarding and taxing!
You know what I asked for on Mother's Day? No cooking, food prep, or cleaning. I do not want to go out (just too busy of a day for most restaurants and my fav gluten-free restaurants are a state away). I just want to take care of myself and not others. I guess I have had a history of ditching my responsibilities on Mother's Day. My SIL would watch the baby at her mother's house (with my hubby) and I would ride my bike to the beach, order a coffee and read!!!!). I celebrated Mother's Day on Saturday with my Mom. When my daughter was old enough to want to make me breakfast, I opted for lunch after my bike ride and coffee.
Hang in there!
All fruit and vegetables contain carbs. So, you can survive just fine without grains. You think the Eskimos were dining on rice and fresh salad? I am not recommending that you go grain free, but consider expanding your list of veggies. Add sweet potatoes, squashes, white potatoes (if you do not have an issue with nightshades), artichokes, taro, etc.
It is okay to eat rice! Just not every single day. People tend to get into ruts consuming the same 20 foods every week. No wonder supplements are popular. Work on expanding your diet. Eat your toast with peanut butter. Just not every single day for weeks on end! I take that back......when foods are in season, we eat a lot of them daily. Then it's over for another year. We like to eat local as much as possible. Nothing like that first watermelon of the season!!!! Waiting for blueberries too. (Sorry, but imported produce is not the same, in my opinion). I must say, that living in California is beneficial. We grow almost 50% of the nation's produce!
And this from Consumer Reports:
Rice aside, stop giving your kids apple juice too as it can contain high levels of arsenic too! Eat real apples -- not juice.