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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 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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HAPPY BIRTHDAY COLLEEN!!!!

 

Glad you had a perfect day. You deserved it!

 

Love,

Loey

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Proud to say 60 here and still feel like 28. Been Celiac for 10 years.

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Happy B-day Colleen! :D  Hope the hubby caught lots of big fish!

 

Welcome to the forum Ryesnake! :)  I'll try not to tread on you! :D

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I get to be 54 for 18 more weeks!

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I get to be 54 for 18 more weeks!

 

Welcome Ryan!

 

Dave - did I count right - June Birthday?  My hubby (whom shares your name), sister and four or five other family members are all June :)

 

I'm May -- my stubborn Taurus sign is spot on ;)

 

I get to be 48 this round -- for the past few years I felt like I was in my 80s or 90s...now I feel like I'm in my 20s :D

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Lisa, 18 weeks should put us in mid august, I'm sure time change had you confused. Your Leo friend, dave

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lol....thought my math looked fuzzy...was trying to count weeks from a teeny tiny calendar

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