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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I found these on sale at Costco and I haven't eaten them in years. While they do not say "gluten free" they also don't have anything that I can see, aside from distilled vinegar, that might be an issue. I don't see any CC issues either. Just wondering before I dig in if anyone has had any experience good or bad with them. Thanks.
Has anyone tried this product (Whole Foods carries it in the PNW)? http://www.omeganutrition.com/pumpkin-protein-powder-21-oz-epppp021
Its only ingredient is pumpkin seeds, which is appealing to me as I am allergic to soy/pea protein on top of celiac. The company says it's gluten-free and elsewhere states that all of their products are gluten-free/produced in a dedicated facility. Based on their other products, this seems to check out.
My only hesitation is that there is some flakiness on the website - the founder claims to be some sort of messiah (not joking) and they also claim to test their products for "longevity." Maybe I'm being a bit paranoid, but I'm a bit leery about trusting a company with something serious if that's their MO so to speak. Thoughts/experiences?
Do you and your family consume manufactured gluten free products? I tried some of them and found that I have trouble with products made with corn and potato flour. In researching, I came across a scary food additive. Here's a couple of articles.
These articles explore how this food additive used in gluten free products causes an immunological response. The food additive is transglutaminase. Yep, people make tissue transglutaminase as part of an immunological response. But this additive is produced by genetically engineered bacteria. It is used in gluten free breads to get that doughy texture. It is also used in sausage and formed meats like luncheon meats and is referred to as "meat glue". It is used in yogurt to get a creamy texture. While it may improve the taste, eating lots of stuff with this additive can't be good.
I hope this helps us on our Celiac journey.