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
What if my doctor won't listen to me?
An Open Letter to Skeptical Health Care Practitioners
"October 20, 2017 (Mississauga, ON) The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has made an announcement that the words “gluten-free” will be removed from all Cheerios package sold in Canada by January 1, 2018.
The Canadian Celiac Association first objected to the claim in August 2016 and strongly recommended that people with celiac disease not consume the cereal, even though the box was labelled “gluten free”.
The announcement came in a letter addressed to a Canadian consumer who was one of many customer complaints to be filed against the products......."
If you were gluten-free for months before the blood work, it should be negative. It is meaningless as a test for Celaic at that point. IF you have been eating gluten for the last 2 years, keep eating it and get a new blood test.
this article made no mention of "gluten free beer". There is no reason to think that they are not actually gluten free as they are made with only gluten-free ingredients.
This article is about beer made with barley. These are not gluten-free beers but often called "gluten reduced" or "gluten removed" in the marketplace. They are not legally allowed to call the beer gluten-free in the US.
Hello, i need some input. Two years ago I had an upper endoscopy with 6 biopsies showing some interepithelial lymphocytes and shortened villi so I was sent for blood work which came back negative but I had been on a gluten feee diet for 2-3 months prior to bloodwork. What are the chances I had a false negative with the blood tests? I’ve now been on a gluten free diet for 3 days and the change in my intestinal issues is remarkable. Painful joints feel slightly better too. What should I do? Oh, I also carry a gene which increases the likelihood of celiac. Should I go back to eating gluten and ask for the blood tests to be repealed ???
It's funny you post this as the other day I was looking at the supermarket shelves in the gluten free section. There was a very impressive choice of beers. A couple of years ago there would be one or two, but I think I counted 8 including a very tempting IPA and another real ale type alongside the more established commercial beers.
I don't drink any more, I gave up in an attempt to help my healing process and didn't start again. I do sometimes think about it however and occasionally I'll miss that beer taste and fancy one. I'm suspicious of the gluten remove process however and this study suggests at least some of the gluten-free beers may not be gluten-free after all. So thanks for posting, this will give me pause for thought should I ever choose to rejoin the drinkers of the world...