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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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
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How about cooked fruits? You could even cook bananas.
This is just something to think about. This may sound rambling for a bit but stick with me please.:
I feed my dog a raw diet and part of that raw diet is all kinds of fruits & veggies. The catch is that the fruits & veggies have to be frozen & then I thaw it for her to eat. So what I do is take the fruits & veggies & put them in the Ninja & it comes out as what I call goop. Spoon it into sandwich ziplock & stick them in the freezer to freeze, then thaw as needed. Why do I freeze it? Freezing it breaks down the cellular walls which makes the nutrients more available as it passes through her digestive tract. Now I can't say with any certainty that the same would be true of humans but it would be a reasonable assumption.
So to sum up..... I'm thinking it might be worth a shot to try freezing fruits & veggies & see if then you could tolerate them, especially if you pureed them first.
I am 7 weeks diagnosed with silent celiac. I am doing great and feel like I have a good handle on everything. What I am struggling with is my 21 year old son not understanding my diagnosis and the importance of avoiding cross contamination and why all of a sudden I can't have a Cookie, piece of cake, etc.. Since I don't have physical symptoms, he doesn't think it will hurt to have a piece of cake or something else. He doesn't yet know that I have contacted our doctor to have both my kids blood tested. Is there any advice on how to convince him the severity of following a strict gluten free diet.